1 . Kingsmill Resort

Williamsburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 832 - 5665

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All-encompassing - that's what fun is about at Kingsmill Resort. Here, there are no limits to fun and excitement, and that's why its our #1 Williamsburg Family Vacation.

With three 18-hole championship courses, 15 tennis courts, an outdoor pool, an world-class spa, and nearby Wareham's Pond there's never a dull moment at Kingsmill Resort. You and your family have access to all the incredible onsite opportunities that there's almost no reason to ever leave the resort! Spend a day teaching the kids how to golf, or break out the raquets on one of the clay and hard-surface tennis courts. Wareham's Pond is ideal for helping the kids throw their first line; or you can rent a paddleboat and kayak from the Marina shop and explore the clear blue waters. Kingsmill turns into Kidsmill! The onsite children's program at Kingsmill is full of spectacular activities that are sure to keep the little ones active and entertained. Kids' Kamp offers fun at the onsite game room or at the beach, while Kids Night Out lets the parents rest while the kids enjoy dinner and movies with the Counselors. The Spa Kamp lets everyone slow down the pace at the onsite spa where the kids will feel like grownups as they enjoy getting a mini-facial or nails painted. And after all the fun, you can indulge in a terrific dinner together with the whole family at the Bray Dining Room or James Landing Grille. Then retreat to your spacious room for a good night's rest because the next day is sure to offer even more fun to discover! At Kingsmill Resort, there's truly something for everyone - for both the young and the young-at-heart!

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Kingsmill Resort offers three fantastic 18-hole courses: The River, The Plantation, and The Woods. A challenge for both beginners and experts, it's the perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon with the family.

Address

Kingsmill Resort 1010 Kingsmill Road Williamsburg, VA 23185

2 . King's Creek Plantation

Williamsburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 8592

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The upscale, gated community makes King's Creek Plantation stand apart as a luxury Williamsburg family destination.

Within this gated community, you'll discover not only luxurious accommodations, but an abundance of onsite amenities and actvities that's sure to keep the whole family busy. The onsite clubhouse is the perfect destination for great family fun: make a splash with the kids at the outdoor heated pool or indoors at the Aquatic Center, which offers a junior-size Olympic swimming pool, lounge chaises, and fun water games such as volleyball. Play games of hide-and-seek and tag at the playground, or tennis at their outdoor courts. When you're ready to simply relax, then Tranquil Reflections is the perfect retreat. Stop on by for a soothing massage or a refreshing facial. While there's enough onsite to keep you entertained for days, sometimes you just have to get out and explore. Families will find great adventure at Busch Gardens, an incredible theme park that's perfect for everyone! With more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions, you're sure to find something that caters to the whole family. Colonial Willamsburg also offers a variety of attractions that will take your family back to the 18th centurty; visit the many museums, take a tour of the town, and much more!

Highlights

Joe Boone's BBQ is located just across from the Aquatic Center and offers up a variety of tasty American favorites. Relax on one of the nearby picnic tables and dig in!

Related activities

Take a day trip to Water Country USA, the mid-Atlantic's largest waterpark! You'll find a great variety of fun rides and attractions that are sure to make a splash!

Address

King's Creek Plantation 191 Cottage Cove Lane Williamsburg, VA 23185

3 . Colonial Houses

Williamsburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (757) 253 - 2277

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An authentic colonial experience that's perfect for the whole family awaits at our #3 destination - Colonial Houses!

Located in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial Houses is a trip back in time to the 18th century. Here you'll discover charming reproductions of an age-old time. Relax in your cozy canopy bed, or lounge with a good book before the crackling fire in hearth. Choose from a room at an restored Tavern, or stay in a beautiful colonial house which are perfect for families or groups. While these accommodations bring you backwards in time, the onsite amenities keep you rooted in the present. You'll find televisions, coffee makers, and more in your room or house to help make your getaway even more comfortable and convenient. For the ultimate historic experience, venture out into beautiful Williamsburg. Stroll the streets and enjoy viewing the classic buildings and landmarks. Or, you can head to Audubon-inspired Golden Horseshoe Golf Club and spend an afternoon on 45 holes of lush greens. The Spa of Colonial Willamsburg is also just minutes away and the perfect respite after a day of exploring. A stay at Colonial Houses is not just a getaway, it's an experience. So come and be a part of the story, in a place that's steeped in our nation's heritage.

Address

Colonial Houses 136 East Francis St. Williamsburg, VA 23185

Fun facts

Colonial Houses was named the #1 Small Hotel in the U.S. by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

Related Onsite Offerings

When you stay at Colonial Houses you'll enjoy exclusive benefits such as preferred dining reservations are nearby restaurants and taverns, spa appointments at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, and preferred carriage-ride reservations, and more!

4 . Great Wolf Lodge

Williamsburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 551 - 9653

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What better way to enjoy a family vacation than with a 79,000 square feet indoor water park? Great Wolf Lodge gives you this - and a whole lot more!

Great Wolf Lodge welcomes both kids and the kid-at-heart! Here, your family will discover an incredible indoor playground full of endless excitement and entertainment. No matter your age, you'll delight in the waterpark attractions and activities; climb around the 4-story interactive tree house, enjoy the big waves of Wolf Rider Wipeout, ride along the Crooked Creek lazy river, and much more! When you want to stay dry, there are plenty of other options available. Try out MagiQuest, their live-action adventure game, or let the kids indulge in a kid's spa treatment with Scooops! Onsite at Great Wolf Lodge, you'll also find a variety of spectacular dining options for your whole family. The Loose Moose Bar & Grill is perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while Bear Paw Sweets & Eats is sure to satisfy any cravings for snacks and sweets. And adults - there's something special here just for you, too! Elements Spa is the perfect sanctuary of relaxation and comfort. So for that all-encompassing family vacation you've been looking for, Great Wolf Lodge is undoubtedly the answer!

Related activities

Nearby, you can also enjoy a range of other activities and attractions such as Go Karts Plus, Busch Gardens, Jamestown Settlement, and more!

Address

Great Wolf Lodge 549 East Rochambeau Drive Williamsburg, VA 23188

5 . Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony

Williamsburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (757) 258 - 1120

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Our #5 destination takes you to the woodlands of Virginia's countryside. Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony is a family experience completely unlike any other.

Located within the private community of Ford's Colony, the Marriott's Manor Club is a luxurious escape to enjoy with your whole family. You'll be sure to feel right at home at one of their spaicous one or two bedroom villas. With fully-equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, and balconies/patios, it's truly your home away from home. Here, you'll be just steps away from three onsite Dan Maples-designed courses: Blackheath, Blue Heron, and Marsh Hawk. Take the kids out for their first golfing excursion! Afterwards, head to the Spa at Manor Club for a soothing body scrub, wrap, facial, and more. It's the perfect way to unwind! Marriott's Manor Club is conveniently located near a variety of Williamsburg attractions to make your family vacation even more entertaining. Head to Busch Gardens, a spectacular theme-park filled with great family-friendly rides and activities! Or, visit Water Country USA and make a splash at their many water rides. No matter where you go, you'll be sure to find a comfortable place to relax at the end of the day at Marriott's Manor Club, the perfect hub for your Williamsburg family vacation!

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Onsite you'll find an indoor and outdoor pool, whirlpool tub, a children's activity center, biking trails, and a fitness room.

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Onsite you'll find an indoor and outdoor pool, whirlpool tub, a children's activity center, biking trails, and a fitness room.

Related Onsite Offerings

The MarketPlace is the ideal destination to satisfy your cravings! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you'll be sure to find something here that appeals to everyone's tastes.

6 . Holiday Inn Williamsburg Historic Gateway

Williamsburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (757) 229 - 9990

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At #6 on our list, the Holiday Inn Williamsburg Historic Gateway offers you a truly convenient family vacation.

The hotel's great location makes it stand out against the rest as an ideal destination for your family getaway. At Holiday Inn Williamsburg Historic Gateway, you're truly minutes away from the best attractions and activities of historic Williamsburg! A few miles away you'll find Busch Gardens theme park, the perfect place to spend an afternoon enjoying their 50 rides and attractions! Colonial Williamsburg is minutes away where you can discover plenty of historic sites such as the Yorktown Battlefield and the Jamestown Settlement. The kids are sure to love these educational experiences! When you're not out experiencing all that Williamsburg has to offer, simply relax onsite at the pool or whirlpool, or at the fitness center. Enjoy a family dinner at Bistro 515, where kids eat free! The adults can grab a drink or two at the lounge before heading to bed.

Address

Holiday Inn Williamsburg Historic Gateway 515 Bypass Rd Williamsburg, VA 23185

Related activities

One of the best destinations nearby for the families during the summer is Water Country USA! Make a splash at their many water rides and attractions!

Getting there

If you are traveling from Richmond, take Interstate-64 East. Take Exit 238 Colonial Williamsburg/Camp Peary. Turn right off the exit and then turn right at the second traffic light onto Route 132 South. Turn right at the first traffic light onto US 60 West, Bypass Road. The hotel is approximately 1/4 mile on the right.

7 . Hampton Inn & Suites Williamsburg-Central

Williamsburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (757) 229 - 7330

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At #7, we offer you a destination that is both convenient to all great Williamsburg attractions, but affordable.

The Hampton Inn & Suites Williamsburg-Central is your Williamsburg family vacation home base. All around you'll find the fabulous historical sites and attractions that make Williamsburg a one-of-a-kind vacation experience. Right outside the door you'll discover the colonial style buildings of the 18th century, and a rich culture that is sure to enlighten both you and the kids. Head to Berkeley Plantation on the James River, where the first official Thanksgiving was held, or visit President's Park where an artistic outdoor museum features 20-foot tall statutues of our nation's presidents. For something a bit more adventurous, try Busch Gardens, a family-friendly theme park where you can enjoy plenty of rides and games. Or, if you're here during the summertime, come get wet and wild at Water Country USA! There's so much do experience and enjoy in Williamsburg that you'll be sure to leave with endless memories that will last you and your family a lifetime.

Address

Enjoy a fresh, daily breakfast when you stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Williamsburg-Central! They offer a free, hot breakfast every morning so you can head out and enjoy the day on a full stomach!

Getting there

North on Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr. Slight right on S Airport Dr. Merge on I-64 E to I-295S/ Norfolk. Take VA-143-Exit 238, to Camp Peary. Merge on VA-143 E. Right on VA-132. Right on Bypass Rd/US 60. First hotel on left side of road.

Related Onsite Offerings

Hampton Inn & Suites Williamsburg-Central 718 Bypass Road Williamsburg, VA 23185

8 . Williamsburg Lodge

Williamsburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (757) 253 - 2277

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Full of peace, quiet, and relaxation, Williamsburg Lodge is that perfect family escape you've been looking for.

This cozy colonial style destination envelops you in a truly soothing atmosphere that's simply ideal for relaxing together with the family. At Williamsburg Lodge, you'll revel in their classic Virginia-style rooms with a variety of modern comforts, and the many onsite activities you can indulge in. Gather around in the lobby for storytelling with the kids, and grab a bite to eat at the Lodge Restaurant, full of your family's favorites. Or, if you desire a bit of excitement, head out just nearby to the Colonial Williamsburg and go on a Ghost Tour of the ancient streets. Or, visit Jamestown Settlement and learn about our nation's past. A vacation at Williamsburg Lodge is both educational and entertaining and you'll be sure to leave with an abundance of heart-warming memories!

Address

Williamsburg Lodge 310 South England St. Williamsburg, VA 23185

Related activities

Love golf? Then you'll love a getaway at Williamsburg Lodge, where you'll get access to Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, home to 45 holes of championship golf!

Related Onsite Offerings

When you stay at Williamsburg Lodge, you'll enjoy benefits such as soothing spa treatments at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg.

9 . Wyndham Kingsgate

Williamsburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (757) 220 - 5702

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Embodying Williamsburg colonial style and spirit, our #9 destination is off the beaten path, but still close to all the action.

Wyndham Kingsgate is your gateway to a relaxing Williamsburg family vacation. The cozy hotel is a mile away from historic Williamsburg, so you're a good distance from the constant hustle-bustle, but still only minutes from the area's favorite attractions. Visit Busch Gardens for an afternoon of thilling theme-park attractions, or head to Colonial Williamsburg for a tour of the old buildings, settlements, and more. Jamestown Settlement and Berkeley Plantation are both minutes away and offer an educational experience unlike any other. If you'd rather just relax onsite, then Wyndham Kingsgate has plenty of options for the whole family. Their state-of-the-art video gaming complex is a favorite with the kids and the kid-at-heart. An indoor pool and two ourdoor pools are available for simple relaxation, while you'll also find tennis and mini-golf to enjoy for a bit more action. And, at the end of the day, retreat to the King's Tavern for a delectable family meal!

Address

Wyndham Kingsgate 619 Georgetown Crescent Williamsburg, VA 23185

Highlights

King's Cinema is the onsite movie theater that's perfect for a relaxing evening together with the family!

Related Onsite Offerings

From Washington, DC and points north: Take I-95 south to I-295 south to Richmond, then I-64 east to Williamsburg. Take exit #238 (Camp Peary/Colonial Wmsbg) and turn right onto Rte. 143 east. Turn right onto Rte. 132 South (second traffic light), then right onto Rte. 60 West (first traffic light). Follow Rte. 60 West to Waller Mill Road (second stop light) and turn right. Travel approximately 1/2 mile. Turn left to resort.

10 . The Historic Powhatan Resort

Williamsburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 438 - 2929

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Our final destination on the Top 10 Williamsburg Family Vacations offers you a truly culturally-rich experience from the moment you arrive.

The fully restored and furnished Historical Powhatan Resort once stood as a beautiful colonial manor house circa 1735, and now presents its guests with a truly unique Williamsburg vacation. At the Historical Powhatan Resort you'll discover a getaway that lets you both relax and enjoy endless activities with those you love most. Located on 256 rolling acres, you can enjoy everything from tennis to swimming at indoor and outdoor pools to an outdoor pavilion that's perfect for relaxing in the afternoon with a cup of tea and a good book while the kids play. And nearby, you'll find all of the popular Williamsburg destinations that are sure to give your family a fun and educational experience. Visit Colonial Williamsburg and go on a Ghost Tour in the evening, or head to Berkeley Plantation and see where the first Thanksgiving was held!

Address

The Historic Powhatan Resort 3601 Ironbound Road Williamsburg, VA 23188

Related activities

Nearby you can visit Busch Gardens, the perfect place for families! This incredible theme park offers over 50 rides and attractions that you're all sure to love!

Related Onsite Offerings

The Historic Powhatan Resort offers an onsite fitness room, BBQ area, game room and much more!

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