Your Complete Williamsburg Travel Guide

As we get back into our work/school routines, life can start to feel a little crazier. Balancing your family, jobs and hobbies makes it hard enough to plan what you’re having for dinner, let alone plan a vacation. 

We believe vacation time is important! Work-life balance is essential to a healthy work environment and to help reduce stress and prevent future burnout. With more hectic schedules, we want to take some of the weight off your shoulders for arranging travel plans! Here’s a handy guide for your next trip to Williamsburg:

How long of a trip should I plan?

The duration of the trip is entirely up to you! Whether you’re looking to explore for a week at leisure, or you’re just desperately needing a weekend getaway, there are so many activities for you to choose between.

We recommend when you’re planning your trip, make your list of “must-sees” to determine how long you think your stay should be. If your bucket-list is pretty steep, you may need a few extra days off.

That being said, Williamsburg has wonderful perks in every season, so if you can’t fit everything in one trip-- you can always visit again! 

How do I plan a vacation with a big group?

We know another important aspect about time away from work is that you have an opportunity to spend time with your family. However, planning trips for groups, especially with different ages and interests, can make coordinating activities all the more complicated. It is important to find activities that are safe and suitable for kids and engaging for everyone involved. Finding options that fit all of these requirements can be stressful, which kind of defeats the purpose of a vacation, right?

Despite these challenges, Williamsburg is an amazing destination for families. You can experience everything Williamsburg has to offer for different ages and interests. 

With living-history museums, amazing thrills, exquisite dining and outdoor adventures, there’s something fun for everyone! 

What should I pack for a trip to Williamsburg?

Packing for a trip to Williamsburg can be a little tricky. There are so many different things to do when you’re planning your vacation. We want to ensure you’re prepared for all of your excursions— whether they’re planned ahead or on a whim. Here’s what we recommend:

Clothes

  • Weather appropriate clothes (ex: sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, scarves)

  • Comfy attire for walking, exploring or exercising

  • Quality walking shoes

  • Nice attire for fancier dinners or outings 

  • Swimsuits (King’s Creek has indoor and outdoor pools!)

  • Sunny day accessories like hats and sunglasses

  • Bonus: we highly recommend a cozy pair of pajamas

Toiletries:

  • Toothpaste

  • Shower supplies (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razor)

  • Hair brush and hair products

  • Face wash

  • Eyewear

  • Any medication

Miscellaneous: 

  • Backpack, daypack or purse— you may want to bring things with you since you could be out exploring all day

  • Cell phone and charger

  • Refillable water bottle and snacks

  • Sunscreen and bug spray 

  • Camera to document your memories!

King’s Creek amenities include: linens and towels, in suite washer/dryer, TVs in all bedrooms, ironing board and iron, hairdryer, clock radio, phones, vacuum sweeper, and outside barbecue grills in picnic area.

Where should I stay? 

That’s an easy one! King’s Creek is the perfect place if you’re looking for a home away from home. Located in the prime of Williamsburg, you’re surrounded by world-class museums, art galleries, theaters, fabulous shopping, exquisite dining, outstanding golf and theme parks, as well as gorgeous scenic trails and waterways. There are so many exciting places to eat, play, shop and explore!

And the cherry on top, when you stay at King’s Creek, you can spend days without even leaving the resort! There are gorgeous swimming pool complexes, an aquatic center, activities center, workout room, and miniature golf, and so much more. Our goal is to make your vacation to Williamsburg the very best!