One of my family’s favorite things to do on a nice weekend, is go to Colonial Williamsburg, for a nice long walk. On days like this, we don’t buy tickets to any of the museums. We simply go to walk, people watch, stop at the sweet shop, Barnes & Noble, and just enjoy the day. We recently did this when a cousin of my husband came for a weekend stay. We had a lovely afternoon.
Of course, there is much more to do on your visit to Colonial Williamsburg. There are several museums you can visit, stuff for couples, families, and history enthusiasts from learning about gardening in the 18th Century and fashion of the period. Foodies can come and enjoy scrumptious traditional meals of the time as well as learning about both the Native American and African American experience. Of course there is also stuff to learn about our military history and even some of the British royal history for those who are royal-watchers. The Colonial Williamsburg website, has several itinerary suggestions to help you plan your visit.
We often extend our walk through some of the campus at William & Mary, it is so pretty with mature magnolia trees, green carpets of grass, and historic buildings.