A Romantic Getaway You’ll Really Fall For 

Autumn marks the transition of summer into winter. This means cooler temperatures, the duration of daylight becoming noticeably shorter and leaves begin falling from the trees. But often times it feels like there’s more than chilly temperatures that fill the air. 

Have you ever heard the fall time be referred to as “cuffing season”. This term embodies a seasonal phenomenon that takes place year after year between the fall and winter. During these months, we find more people coupling up and swooning over new love interests. If you’re one of the many who has fallen into the dating game, we have the PERFECT idea for your next romantic getaway. Impress your significant other by planning a trip to the Greater Williamsburg area this fall! Check out our 3-day couple’s itinerary for when you stay at King’s Creek. 

Day 1 in Colonial Williamsburg

Morning
Start your day with Aromas World, home to coffee, comfort and cuisine! Indulge in their vast selection of specialty flavored coffees, espressos, chais and teas, alongside one of their satisfying breakfast options, some of which are served until 2 pm daily. Fuel up for a busy day with your mate before you travel back in time to the 18th century.   

Afternoon

Following breakfast, travel back in time with your partner and immerse yourself in living history. With over 40 historic sites and trades, there is no shortage of places to explore and learn about the world’s largest living-history museum. Embark on your journey through the past by meeting our nation’s builders and tradespeople, who portray historical figures and everyday people of Colonial times. Experience it all for yourself and gain a new perspective of the American story!

Afterwards, venture through the world-class art museums in Colonial Williamsburg. These include the distinctive collections of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, which are both located under one roof.

Evening

After a busy first day, it’s time to kickback and relax. A horse-drawn carriage ride is a must-do for your romantic checklist. Take a leisurely ride, soaking up all the sights and sounds of the historic city. 

Afterwards, grab a bite to eat and drink at one of the historic taverns. This stop will enhance your overall experience by providing colonial-inspired dining, craft beer and 18th century entertainments to finish off your day in a different era. 

Day 2 in Yorktown

Morning

The locals know that mornings are better when you stop for breakfast at the Carrot Tree. Visit the Yorktown location to prepare for day 2 with breakfast or a bakery item!  

Duos can spend the rest of the morning grazing through shops and boutiques along the beautiful Yorktown waterfront. You can even try out the Patriot Tours and Provision, which offer a one- or two-hour segway tour through Historic Yorktown. 

Afternoon

Recharge with lunch at the Yorktown Pub, and then show off your smarts as a history buff to your honey. Visit the Yorktown Battlefield to witness where the British surrendered to the United States, and then tour the Revolutionary Museum at Yorktown to see recreations of the Continental Army encampment and 1780’s farm. 

Evening

Finish off the day in Yorktown with dinner at Riverwalk Restaurant. This scenic setting provides lovely views of the York River and bridge. Enjoy a diverse selection of fresh seafood, steak & chops, wraps, and daily specials. The intimacy and ambiance of this restaurant is sure to provide an exquisite dinner venue for your party two.  

Day 3 in Williamsburg

Morning

For day 3, we recommend grabbing a quick bite with maybe fruit and/or a granola bar so you can snack on the go. Your pair can then head on over to the Powhatan Creek Trail, where you can start your day with breathtaking views crossing the timber bridge! Witness nature’s wonders as you walk the vast array of trails that branch off from the Powhatan Creek. 

Afternoon

We know you’ve done a lot of walking, surveying and exploring the last couple days, we think it’s about time you sit back and unwind. Treat yourselves to a lazy day at the Williamsburg Winery. Across the rolling hills, amid the vines, this 300-acres hotspot is home to award-winning offerings. Take a tour, vist the tasting room and then toast to a weekend well spent! 

Evening

Since the winery day is usually unhurried and more laid-back than some of the other itinerary items, dinner time tends to sneak up on you. But have no fear, you can enjoy dinner here!Cafe Provencal is located right next to the Williamsburg Winery, bringing the aromas and flavors of Provence to your table. Enjoy locally-sourced fish and vegetables in an elegant setting to create a serene and romantic dining experience to finish off your charming weekend getaway!

Lindsey Forsten