Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wishing All Dads a Relaxing Father's Day Weekend

 


Happy Father's Day from the Williamsburg KOA! To all the fathers out there we hope you have a wonderful time today! On June 19, 1910, the governor of Washington state designated the first father's day holiday celebration. It wasn't until 1972 that Father's Day became an official federal holiday by President Richard Nixon.


For some celebration ideas you can treat dad to some golfing on one of the local courses, such as the Kiskiak Golf Course, Kingsmill, or Williamsburg National Golf Club are just a few nearby. Take dad on a fishing trip to the Yorktown River State Park or plan a kayaking adventure! On a beautiful June day, spending it outside with dad could be the perfect gift.

                                    

There is also plenty of things to do in and around the city of Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg is full of events and performances for all ages and interests. Take a trip through time to see how blacksmiths perfected their craft or how the printing press works.

If dad is more interested in thrilling experiences, treat him to a Busch Gardens visit. Ride some of the roller coasters and eat some pretty tasty food!



Whatever you plan on doing, stay at the Williamsburg KOA and have a blast!   


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Spring Arrives in Williamsburg!

Spring is a celebrated season of new beginnings, and it looks incredible in Williamsburg. We can see the sights and sounds of spring everywhere around town, from Colonial Williamsburg to Busch Gardens and back again.



Colonial Williamsburg is in full bloom.The historic gardens are alive with pinks, purples, reds, and yellows. Vibrant gardens aren't the only thing worth seeing, however. Colonial Williamsburg has a full program of events every day celebrating the founding of our nation. On any given day at Colonial Williamsburg, you can hear the words of the founding fathers, see the Continental Army prepare to fight the British, and experience life as it was in the 18th century. You can see that story continue at the Yorktown Victory Center or visit the Jamestown Settlement to see where Colonial America began.



Busch Gardens is open now, so if you're looking to visit the World's Most Beautiful Theme Park without the busy crowds of the summer months, get your tickets now! Busch Gardens offers 383 acres of beautiful Virginia scenery packed with thrilling rides and roller coasters, spectacular shows and events, and world class dining. Don't miss out on being one of the first to ride their newest roller coaster, Invadr. Tickets to Busch Gardens as well as the Historic Triangle can be purchased at the campground General Store. Be sure to ask about our discounted ticket options.


Our 180-acre campground is warming up after a long winter with the rest of Williamsburg. We're heavily forested, and the trees are a sight you can't miss! Not to mention the beautiful flowers located around the campground, which are beginning to bloom again. Our heated pool will open soon and we have great activities for the family every weekend. Join us in celebrating our 45th year of providing great camping to our guests this April 21st and 22nd. We'll have special guests and events celebrating our birthday all weekend long. Don't pass up this opportunity to welcome spring back with your family at our beautiful campground and make memories to last a lifetime!

Monday, March 27, 2017

KOA is Opening for the Spring!



Spring is here at the Williamsburg KOA and we are open for your camping adventures! Spring in Williamsburg is always my favorite time of year. The birds are coming back and everything is turning green! The days are getting longer and it's getting warmer. At the KOA, we have many activities for young and experienced to enjoy around the campground. The Williamsburg KOA has many activities for the kids: enjoy jumping pillows, GaGa ball, basketball, movie nights, and many other activities held on the grounds.



There are also many events and activities going on in Williamsburg and the surrounding area to celebrate spring. Visit one of a kind restaurants, such as Food for Thought, the Two Drummers Smokehouse, or Opus 9 Steakhouse. If you are interested in discovering some of the local museums, check out the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown and the Mariner's Museum or the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. Catch a movie at the Movie Tavern or Regal Cinemas or do a little shopping at Williamsburg Premium Outlets.



There is always plenty to do in and around Williamsburg!




Friday, March 3, 2017

Yurts: The Best of Both Worlds

If you can't decide whether to stay in a tent or a cabin for vacation, why not try a new option that combines the benefits of both? Yurts, a new form of camping that started on the West Coast, combine the traditional camping feel of a tent with the convenience and comfort of a cabin. This combo makes yurts great for "glamping", or glamorous camping, that gives you the comforts of home in the middle of the great outdoors.


While yurts may have gained popularity on the West Coast, they didn't start there. The original yurts were basic huts that were used by nomads in Central Asia. They were popular for their strength and mobility and were a main form of housing for centuries. Their transition to the American West Coast added comforts and amenities like A/C and appliances over the years, which makes a camping trip even easier.

Yurts are spacious and can be customized to include all the needs of home. They can have windows, a deck, air conditioning, electricity, and even carpets. They can even include basic appliances, like refrigerators and microwaves.

The extra appliances and furniture, however, are not a yurt's main draw. The best part of a yurt is simply the experience. In a yurt, you can be lying on a comfortable queen size bed while listening to the raindrops hit the canvas all around you. In the mornings, you can be standing on the carpeted floor listening to the birds chirping their morning greetings as the sun streams in through the skylight. Nothing compares to the experience of comfortably being one with nature.

If you want to combine the comforts of home with the tradition of camping, there is no better place to be than in a yurt at the Williamsburg KOA.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Merry Christmas From KOA!

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Merry Christmas from the Williamsburg KOA! We hope you are having fun this holiday season with friends and family. Our campground will be open until January 31st for everyone looking for a great winter camping trip. There are many events and activities in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas for you to enjoy!

From now until January 2nd, excluding Christmas Day, Busch Gardens is open for its annual Christmas Town spectacular. The World Most Beautiful Amusement Park shines bright with 8 million twinkling Christmas lights and 1 shining red nose from everyone's favorite reindeer! Verbolten and Tempesto will be open for thrilling roller coaster fun along with other rides and don't miss the great Christmas shows and delicious food. Santa will be there with many of his elf helpers to make your visit magical.



Colonial Williamsburg is putting on many Christmas themed events as well, such as guided tours, historical performances, and displays at the art museums. Make it a tradition to spend Christmas Eve at the community Christmas tree lighting. Stop by and eat at one of their famous taverns or see how people celebrated Christmas in the 18th Century. Try a carriage ride through the town for a unique view of the Revolutionary City. Enjoy ice-skating with the family at Liberty's Ice Pavilion. You can skate into the New Year with a special closing time of 1am on December 31st!



The American Revolution Museum and the Jamestown Settlement are providing a glimpse of a Colonial Christmas through performances and presentations. Listen to stories from the 17th century about Christmas traditions and the challenging times the settlers had to endure. Don't miss out on a visit from the Lord of Misrule "the grand captain of mischief" and his retinue.



At the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, get ready for the New Year with Noon Year's Eve December 31st. They'll be celebrating the Space Race with a year long program of events that start on New Years Eve. You'll be bale to explore NASA exhibits and talk a walk on the Dark Side with the Star Wars 501st Storm Trooper Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, and Rebel Legions. There will also be a special visit from Bubbles the Clown and the Teeny Tiny Farm traveling petting zoo. The museum is open 9am to 5pm each day and Noon Years Eve special activities run from 11am to 1pm on Decemeber 31st.

As you can see, there is a lot going on for Christmas and New Years around here. So, stop on by, stay a while, and enjoy the Holidays with us!
 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Get Your Spooky On With Colonial Ghost Tours!

Ranked as one of the Top 10 Ghost Tours in America by US City Traveler and the Best Tour Operator Award in Williamsburg, the Colonial Ghost Tours of America are one the best ways to get in touch with the other side. Follow the licensed tour guides around one of America's most haunted towns, and discover places you won't find on another tour, including Indian burial grounds and haunted tunnels underneath the College of William & Mary campus.
Your journey will include witches, stories of murder, tragedies of war, and bitter betrayal across hundreds of years. The Colonial Ghost Tour stories are based on research, eye-witness interviews, and a ghost storybook connected to factual and historic events.


There are three tours for ghost-hunters. The first hits 10 spooky locations and is child-friendly and 60 minutes long. The second takes you around to 16 locations, including the exclusive tour around William & Mary. Also kid friendly, this Extended Tour is 90 minutes long and covers 1.5 miles. The Ultimate Williamsburg Ghost Tour is for adults only, with regular-length and extended options. Learn more at the Colonial Ghosts of Williamsburg website, here!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pokemon GO Meets Camping at KOA

Chances are you've heard about the influx of Pokemon creatures that have populated the planet- or at least most people's cell phones. Pokemon GO is a free-to-play augmented reality game that has captured the attention of over 21 million people. The game combines technology with nature as people explore the outdoors to search wild Pokemon. And there's no better place to explore than while camping here at Williamsburg KOA!

We have over 180 acres for you and Pokemon to roam. You can even stock up on pokeballs and potions at our very own PokeStop. Our beautiful campground has various terrains which will help you find different types of Pokemon. Water type Pokemon hang out near bodies of water, grass types are in fields, and some even come out only at night! Check out some we've run into so far:

Fearow by a cabin 
Nidoran on a trail 
Spearow Spider Climbing 
Venonat at Splash Pad













And there are several ways to play here while camping. Scan your surroundings for a Pikachu on your way to an outdoor movie screening. Catch Pokemon after taking a break on our Jumping Pillow. Restock at our PokeStop in between ice cream at Ted's and s'mores around the campfire.

We welcome our campers to walk about the grounds and catch all the new and exciting Pokemon that call KOA their home. Go ahead and bring the whole family - there's sure to be something for everyone here at Williamsburg KOA.