Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas in Williamsburg!

Christmas is one of Williamsburg's favorite holidays! From the delicious hot cocoa and bright lights at Busch Gardens' Christmas Town to the piping hot apple cider and spectacular fireworks of Colonial Williamsburg's Grand Illumination, there are tons of things to see, do, and taste all month long!

Celebrate the spirit of the season at Busch Gardens' Christmas Town! Busch Gardens brings holiday traditions to life with heartwarming shows, delicious seasonal dining, and festive shopping opportunities. Don't forget to grab a mug of their signature hot chocolate! In 2015, Christmas Town will be brighter than ever with more than 8 MILLION lights! Santa's workshop will also be set up at the North Pole, so bring the kids on by to meet the jolly old elf himself! Get all the details right here!

In the 18th century, illuminations (including the firing of guns and lighting of fireworks) were held to celebrate major events, such as military victories or the arrival of a new colonial governor. Join Colonial Williamsburg on this special day of celebration by strolling the Revolutionary City and viewing all the unique decorations. Enjoy musical performances from multiple stages, watch the Fifes and Drums parade through town, and delight in the fireworks displays from three different locations! Don't miss the biggest holiday celebration in town at Colonial Williamsburg!

Wait, there's still more! In addition to several fun festivities all over Historic Yorktown that you can learn about here, this year is Williamsburg's 50th Annual Christmas Parade! You can even join in the fun holiday parade yourself. Learn more here. While you're in Colonial Williamsburg, visit the brand new Liberty's Ice Pavilion for fun ice skating with the family. Liberty's Ice Pavilion will be open until February 29th 2016. Find out more information here. Ice skating tickets are available for purchase at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center and Liberty's Ice Pavilion.

 Whatever you do this holiday season, the Williamsburg KOA wishes you many happy times with those closest to you.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Fall Fun in Williamsburg!

The leaves are changing, the air is cooling, ...FALL must be here!! That means it's time to get out of the house and enjoy some fall fun in Williamsburg.

What better way to enjoy October than some frighteningly good fun at Busch Gardens' Howl-o-Scream? Every weekend from now until November 1st you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the most beautiful amusement park in the world by day and by night brave the freaks and frights of seven haunted houses and five Terror-tories. This year something terrible has been unearthed. What you may ask? You'll just have to visit and find out.

This autumn marks a first for Colonial Williamsburg. This October 30th and 31st is Colonial Williamsburg's first ever Halloween Weekend. Experience the Haunting on DoG Street as Blackbeard and his crew of pirates return to Williamsburg for revenge. The trick-or treating is free or you can purchase a ticket to A Pirate's Life for Me where you'll take part in fun games, compete in a costume contest, sing sea shanties, take haunted carriage rides, and learn about being a pirate in the 18th century. Trick-or-treating and Pirate's Life activities run from 5:30pm to 7pm. Buy a special glow in the dark wristband and stick around from 8pm-10pm for Under Blackbeard's Flag (ages 13+) as Blackbeard and his undead crew take over. Explore the legend of Blackbeard's missing head, step into the courtroom where Blackbeard's crew was condemned, and learn all about the myths and superstitions of the Seven Seas. Be sure to register for trick-or-treating and purchase your tickets online at the Colonial Williamsburg Website. Availability is limited and some events are already sold out so don't wait.

Williamsburg KOA's beautiful forested campground is the perfect base camp for your fall vacation, whether it's for a weekend or a couple weeks. Enjoy time with the family and witness the fall colors while sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows, and relaxing. Take part in our Halloween Fun Weekends with trick-or-treating, movie nights, and special guests every weekend in October. Enjoy your family vacation in one of our cozy cabins or yurts, bring your own home-on-wheels, or rough it in a tent! No matter how you choose to stay, Williamsburg KOA has got just the thing for you!

At Williamsburg KOA, fall also means the beginning of our annual FALL SPECIALS, including the Midweek Lodge Special for Couples for a romantic getaway with all the comforts of home, or FREE Thursdays when you camp Friday and Saturday! Learn more about Williamsburg KOA's fantastic seasonal specials right here! Happy camping!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Williamsburg KOA Vacation!

Hey Campers! Staying at the Williamsburg KOA is an incredible camping experience that you will never forget, and there's tons to do in the surrounding area as well. So we've gone ahead and compiled a short list of some ways that you can make the absolute most of your Williamsburg KOA experience!

1. Take Advantage of All-Day Access to the Colonial Pool.
As soon as you've checked in at the Camp Store and made yourselves right at home, whether it's in your own tent or RV or one of our cozy cabins, make sure you hit the Colonial Pool on our Family Side! Open from 10am to 9pm daily in season, the Pool also includes our Splash Pad, which is fun for all ages and includes other fun activities like the Duck Races!

2. To Avoid Waiting in Line, Get Your Tickets Right Here!
Want to spend your vacation exploring Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, and the Historic Triangle, but don't want to wait in those lines? Get your tickets through Williamsburg KOA at our Camp Store! Tickets are sold at discounted prices to our campers for your convenience. So grab your tickets in 5 minutes, and set out to explore all that Williamsburg has to offer!

3. Schedule Some Good Old-Fashioned Family Fun Each Day.
While going to the pool and Williamsburg's theme parks is an incredible way to spend your vacation, don't forget to take some time to simply sit back and relax with the people who really matter. Every campsite comes with an outdoor fire pit, so pick up some s'mores necessities from the Camp Store and spend the evenings sitting around a crackling fire with family and friends!

4. This is Your Vacation - So Act Like it!
Don't forget that you deserve this break from the usual rush, and the Williamsburg KOA gives you the perfect blend of relaxation in the woods and fun for every family member. The Jumping Pillow, located on the campground and available to our campers from 10am to 8pm daily in season, offers tons of fun and exercise to kids of all ages! There is even a smaller pillow for younger kids. Don't forget to borrow the banana bikes as well, and go racing around the campground! Most nights a kid-friendly movie will also be showed, and on weekends we get surprise guests! This is your vacation, so do what makes you happy!

5. There's No Such Thing as a Diet in the Woods!
The Camp Store is full of camping basics, but 10 minutes away you can find all the grocery stores you could need! So stock up on snacks or ingredients, or even bring them from home - all of our cabins come with a mini fridge to hang on to leftovers or preserve cold items. Roast hot dogs over a fire, or hop on Route 60 to all types of restaurants for whatever food you might be craving!

6. Splurge on a Deluxe Lodge for All the Comforts of Home in the Woods.
If you like the idea of camping but you still like sleeping in a real bed at night, then the Deluxe Lodge is just the thing for you! Sleeping up to 6 people, these homes away from home also include a full private bathroom, a partial kitchen, two separate bedrooms, and an outdoor deck with a picnic table and grill. Linens are also provided, so all you need to bring is your sense of adventure!

7. Be Prepared.
Bring all of your camping gear and clothes - no fancy outfits here! And don't forget to pack swimsuits and linens, if you are staying in one of our classic cabins. But don't worry too much - even if you forget something, the Camp Store and shopping not 10 minutes down the road are sure to fix that!

8. Have a Game Plan, But Don't Be Afraid to Deviate!
There is so much to do at the Williamsburg KOA that it can feel a little overwhelming if you arrive without a plan. The Jumping Pillow, banana bikes, Gem Mining, and Pool and Splash Pad may seem like plenty, not to mention our fun themed weekends. But don't forget about Busch Gardens, Water Country, Colonial Williamsburg, or the rest of the Historic Triangle! Don't stress about your game plan either, though - after all, this is YOUR vacation, so if you want to spend all day at the pool or in your cozy air-conditioned cabin, you can do that too!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Weekend Getaway Options for the Whole Family!

Want to go on a family vacation in the great outdoors, but without all the fuss of pitching a tent or hauling an RV? Well, Williamsburg KOA has tons of choices for you!

Of our three types of cabins, our one-room cabin is the smallest, but still has plenty of space for a family of four or less! Included in these cabins are a double-sized bed, a set of bunkbeds, a TV, air conditioning, and a picnic table on the outdoor patio! There are also pet-friendly options available so you can bring your furry family member along too. For larger families, the two-room cabin is the perfect fit! This warm and inviting Cabin offers privacy and comfort while you explore the great outdoors. Sporting two separate rooms, the two-room can sleep up to six people with a double-sized bed in one room and two bunk sets in the other!

If you like the idea of all the comforts of a home in the woods, you'll love one of the Deluxe Cabins. Offering a partial kitchen and full private bath, Williamsburg KOA's spacious deluxe cabins sleep up to 6 people in two private bedrooms. It's the perfect choice for reunions and other large groups. Bed linens and towels are provided, as well as all appliances, right down to the wine bottle opener! The Deluxe Cabin is perfect for adventurers who also enjoy simple luxuries.

Williamsburg KOA Campground is very excited to announce a newest addition to the rental facilities that are open to campers who want to go camping without all the inconvenience of a tent or RV! In addition to our many types of cabins, Williamsburg KOA now has a cozy yurt available to campers! The Williamsburg KOA yurt features a skylight, air conditioning, and enough room to sleep 4 people!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It's Summer Fun at the Williamsburg KOA!

Summer is in full swing, and there's so much to do! The Williamsburg KOA Pool and Splash Pad are open every day for campers to beat the heat, and Ted's Hand-Dipped Hershey's Ice Cream comes around every evening to cool your taste buds!

There's even more fun in town! Check out Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, and the Yorktown Battlefield Victory Center and get back to America's Revolutionary roots! Discounted tickets to the Historic Triangle are sold at the Campground General Store for campers' convenience. Save money and time in line and get your tickets through Williamsburg KOA when you stay for the weekend!

Enjoy thrilling roller coasters and rides, animal encounters, and great dining amidst a backdrop of charming European villages at Busch Gardens! Williamsburg KOA has a fantastic deal going around for the Busch Gardens / Water Country U.S.A. 2-Park Flex Ticket! Sold for $95 at the gate, campers can get this 7-day pass to unlimited admission into BOTH parks for only $75! Stay with the Williamsburg KOA for any 3 consecutive days before August 20, and you can save $20 on each Flex Ticket!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Busch Gardens: Celebrate 40 Years with New Coaster Tempesto and More!

The snow is gone, the birds are singing, color is returning to the trees, flowers are in bloom. Spring is upon us and that can mean just one thing: Busch Gardens Williamsburg is OPEN! Every year, Busch Gardens offers fun for the whole family. Thrilling rides, entertaining shows, and Sesame Street characters mean that there is something for everyone no matter how young or old.  This year is no different in that regard, but it is special.

This year, Busch Gardens will be celebrating 40 years in operation. All year Busch Gardens will be taking a trip down memory lane. Forty Fun Facts from the park's history will be scattered around Busch Gardens giving you a glimpse back in time at four decades of fun and excitement. You'll also be able to purchase featured souvenirs from the park's past. Be on the lookout for special offers, events, and experiences all year long.
Busch Garden's isn't just celebrating the past this year; they're also moving forward with new rides and attractions. The park will open a new roller coaster, Tempesto, this April. The coaster is 154 feet high and will take brave daredevils on a hair-raising ride through tight turns and a full inversion all at 63 miles per hour! They've also got a new show in the Festhaus and great new tastes inspired by Asia and New Orleans at this years Food & Wine Festival(weekends May 22-June 27, 2015). Check out the Busch Gardens website for more information on everything happening this year.

Guests of the Williamsburg KOA Campground should be sure to pick up their Busch Gardens tickets in the General Store. Select Busch Gardens tickets are available at a discount and you'll save time in line by purchasing before you leave the campground. Help yourself to a free cup of coffee while you're there.