The Timeless Charm of Williamsburg, VA

Colonial Williamsburg offers visitors a unique experience that includes homes and plantations of the 1700s, fascinating museums, and famous battlefields. Diamond Resorts Reviews invites guests to The Historic Powhatan Resort and the modern yet elegant Greensprings Vacation Resort where they can enjoy the timeless charm of the village that rests between the James and York Rivers. Premium shopping outlets are only a short distance from the cobblestone streets filled with 18th century allure and provide unlimited activities for the entire family.

Established in 1632, Williamsburg was the capital of Virginia until 1780. During the Revolutionary War, the town was the center of political events and home to Patrick Henry and George Washington. Diamond Resorts reviews The Historic Powhatan Resort as one projecting the character of a revolutionary-era manor house that is located on 256 acres of gently rolling hills. The resort, which was built in 1735 and is listed on the national and state registries of historic properties, has been remodeled to include modern amenities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court, and an outdoor pavilion. Guests are only a short distance from the colonial area, which was voted the 3rd best historic city by readers of USA Today. The activities department at The Historic Powhatan Resort hosts several events each day. Lodgers can begin their morning with adult swim time or a morning stretch on the racquetball court then later in the day enjoy a glass- or driftwood-painting class; during the evenings brave visitors join the ghost academy for a tour.

Greensprings Vacation Resort offers a more contemporary setting for a colonial vacation. Diamond Resorts Reviews recommends that visitors enjoy their own private whirlpool or relax in front of the fireplace. Two floodlit tennis courts and an elegantly tiled swimming pool provide the perfect outlets for activities. Guests at Greensprings Vacation Resort who might be looking for a modern experience can venture to the Busch Gardens Theme Park, less than ten miles away from the resort. During the holidays the city is vibrant with a colonial Christmas celebration that draws thousands of visitors every year.

Williamsburg is a particularly desirable destination for families that are looking for events that everybody will enjoy. Children can participate in craft shows and interact with the local “colonists”, all while learning about the rich history of the nation. Over 109 miles of bicycle paths wind through preserved parks and along the banks of the breathtaking York River. The College of William & Mary, which is the second oldest in America, is situated in modern Williamsburg and is the reason that Williamsburg was voted one of the 50 best college towns to live in forever. The city is situated in the “historic triangle” that includes Jamestown and Yorktown and attracts more than four million tourists annually.