In Williamsburg, Virginia, families eager to immerse themselves in the rich early history of the United States can select one of two Bluegreen Resorts vacation properties. Bluegreen Patrick Henry Square and Parkside Williamsburg Resort both offer easy access to the heart of the working colonial town, where you can hear public readings of the Declaration of Independence and experience life as the early European immigrants did. Actors in authentic period costume recreate moments both great and small, bringing you front and center on the stage of history. When you stay with Bluegreen Resorts in Colonial Williamsburg, the Historic Triangle, whose other points are Jamestown and Yorktown, offers you a rich display of buildings, museums, and parks with historic significance. The area is also home to contemporary dining, shopping, and nightlife experiences, and to a thriving group of vineyards and wineries.
Within the Historic Triangle, Bluegreen Resorts families can visit Yorktown and retrace George Washington’s steps on the eve of the decisive battle that ended the Revolutionary War and led to American independence. The monuments, battlefields, and museums that line this now-quiet riverfront town open onto a relaxing stretch of beach from which you can set sail on a sunset boat excursion on a tall ship schooner. Yorktown also offers a regularly scheduled farmer’s market along Riverwalk Landing, featuring fresh and gourmet baked goods, produce, herbs, and meats, along with handmade soaps and other gifts. The Williamsburg area will also lead Bluegreen Resorts visitors to numerous opportunities to enjoy the fine and performing arts presented by local creative artists.
Members can take a ghost walk by candlelight with a costumed guide through historic Williamsburg. Bluegreen Resorts families will experience the thrill—and perhaps a chill or two—that accompanies a lesson in the region’s spookier past. And for additional offbeat fun, enjoy a trip to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium in Williamsburg, with its more than 300 exhibits. Visit the museum’s four-dimensional theater, or see a two-headed cow, a shrunken head, and a 900-pound replica of the Millennium Falcon from the Star Wars film franchise. Bluegreen Resorts kids on vacation will also want to try out Go-Karts Plus in Williamsburg, which offers four tracks of fast-paced entertainment, the Python Pit Rollercoaster, a video arcade, and a miniature golf course.
Colonial Williamsburg’s historical aspect may be the most important for Bluegreen Resorts travelers. The whole family will appreciate the depth of connection with the true meaning of the nation’s heritage that Williamsburg’s historical recreations can provide. Travel the city via horse-drawn carriage, or tour any of the local historic homes. See for yourself why a group of ordinary shopkeepers, artisans, tradesfolk, and political novices banded together to forge a new spirit of independence and freedom in their new land. More than 20 guided and self-directed tours run through the city daily, putting you face-to-face with representatives speaking the words of these early patriots. The Revolutionary City remains open every day of the year, with evening programs typically starting at 7 p.m. Consider making your next Bluegreen Resorts vacation one that will make lasting memories on more levels than one.