LOCATION: Williamsburg, VA
WHAT WE LIKE: This is a nice roomy park with wide interior roadways and wide sites. Most have mature oak trees that provide ample shade. Each site has a concrete patio and the back in sites include nice round patio tables with large fabric umbrellas. The pool is large, very clean and they have a huge bouncy slide that they blow up for the kids on most days – I wanted to slide down myself! The park is located on a residential road, so it’s nice & quiet. The park is conveniently located to all of the area historic sites.
WHAT WE DIDN’T LIKE: There was no fenced dog park which is always a disappointment for us (and the pups) – especially when we are staying for an entire month. The residential road leading to the park was a bit narrow particularly when the residents parked on the roadway. Not too much to find wrong with this park!
- Colonial Williamsburg – One of our favorite things while visiting this part of Virginia is the quaint “Colonial Williamsburg”. The main street running through the area is Duke of Gloucester Street. It is free to roam the streets, visit the shops full of wares from period artisans, and simply soak up the history. Visiting many buildings, however, where costumed interpreters guide you through rooms filled with original artifacts from the era, requires a ticket. Whether you splurge on admission or not – be sure to dine at one of the taverns or inns for an authentic meal served in real-deal colonial atmosphere.
- Historic Jamestown – This park, run by the National Park Services, is the actual location on the James River where English settlers arrived in May of 1607 to establish the first permanent colony in North America. The troubles the settlers encountered upon arriving – disease, famine and attacks by the Powhatan Indians – are all documented here. Learn the history of Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, John Rolfe and the roles they played in shaping the country we live in today. The area is especially interesting as the ruins are active archaeological sites and experts are on hand to share knowledge both old and new.