Williamsburg Attractions

Located in the heart of the Colonial Williamsburg area, Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort offers convenient access to the historic area and some of the most popular Williamsburg attractions, outlet shopping and more.

Start making your list of places to visit and create the perfect Williamsburg vacation for you and your family!

Fun Things to Do in Williamsburg, VA:

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Distance from Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort: 6.7 miles

Busch Gardens in Williamsburg

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is one of the most popular destinations in Williamsburg, VA but also winner of the most beautiful amusement park in the world every year since the award was established in 1990. Inspired by the 17th-century charm and packed with 21st-century technology, Busch Gardens Williamsburg has more than 50 rides and attractions like Verbolten, Alpengeist and Griffon which carries riders up 205 feet, then hurtles them 90 degrees straight down at 75 mph. And that’s just the beginning.

You'll also find the tallest ride in the park, Mäch Tower, which lifts riders 246 feet above Oktoberfest. Enjoy the spectacular view from the top before suddenly dropping at breathtaking speed. Or, for more kid friendly attractions, check out Sesame Street Forest of Fun!

Water Country USA

Distance from Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort: 6.3 miles

Water Country USA

Water Country USA, Virginia’s largest outdoor water park, features more than 40 water slides, live entertainment and refreshing pools! Located near Busch Gardens, this exciting water park is the home of Colossal Curl, a family attraction with a unique combination of funnel and wave elements.

Kids can splash and have fun in water playgrounds like H2O UFO and Cow-A-Bunga.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not

Distance from Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort: 0.9 miles

Ripley's Believe or Not in Williamsburg

What would be a Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Experience without something weird happening? Prepare to experience an Odditorium with over 350 exhibits, a 4D Theater and a Laser Race. In the latter one, you get to immerse yourself in a maze filled with lasers and try to find your way out.

This and many more odd yet fun Ripley’s attractions are waiting for you right next door to our Westgate Historic Williamsburg resort.

Colonial Williamsburg

Distance from Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort: 1.8 miles

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is the world’s largest living museum, documenting the American Revolution. Explore and experience 35 exhibition sites, 16 colonial trade shops, and 15 site tours. You can even participate in daily live performances that capture and recount famous events leading up to the Revolution. Colonial Williamsburg features hundreds of restored homes and buildings ranging from quaint taverns and inns to government buildings.

Merchants Square

Distance from Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort: 1.2 miles

Merchants Square

Located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, Merchants Square is an 18th-century style retail village with more than 40 shops and restaurants. Visitors and local residents alike regularly experience the Square's unique shopping, dining and special events offerings in a setting of unrivaled beauty and elegance.

Historic Jamestowne

Distance from Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort: 7.8 miles

Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne, one of the three colonial communities that form America’s Historic Triangle and also where John Smith and company established the first permanent English colony in the New World, is just a few miles from Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort. Relive moments like the very first Thanksgiving and learn about the early American settlers in the Jamestown Settlement museum or explore, climb and steer 17th-century inspired ships on the pier.

Yorktown, VA

Distance from Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort: 13.1 miles


Yorktown is home to the battlefield where the Revolutionary War’s more decisive battle was fought thus making it a key part of the Historic Triangle. Reenactments in the Yorktown Victory Center bring history to life and put you right in the middle of the revolutionary excitement.

Combined with Historic Jamestowne and Colonial Williamsburg, these three communities should definitely be on your list of Williamsburg attractions to visit.

Ghost Tours

Distance from Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort: 1.4 miles

Ghost Tours

Want to take your “Things to Do in Williamsburg” list to the next level? Then dare to take a walk through some of the most haunting stories and buildings in Colonial Williamsburg with a scary Williamsburg Ghost Tour!

You can also turn it down a notch and discover a wide range of more family-friendly tours and attractions.

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