Saturday, July 1, 2017

Williamsburg is for Kids, too!

                                               


Williamsburg is full of activities and things to see no matter how old you are. The area is not just for the young at heart, but can be enjoyable for those who are young in age as well. As such, here are a few ideas to ensure that the children are entertained during your stay in the area, and with us at the Williamsburg KOA.

1. Colonial Williamsburg:
Why simply learn about history when you can experience it? At Colonial Williamsburg, kids can see a blacksmith preparing horseshoes, a soldier guarding stores of gunpowder, and a town crier making daily announcements all in one place. With constant reenactments and a historic atmosphere, kids can experience what life was like in colonial times and have fun doing it! A visit to Colonial Williamsburg can be fun and educational for the whole family.



2. Jamestown Settlement:
There are always plenty of things to see and do at Jamestown.  Take a tour through time and experience the rise of the Jamestown Settlement, one of the first British colonies in the Americas. See hundreds of artifacts from the settlement's history and experience the Jamestown way of life with both guided tours and open recreations. Watch native Powhatans make their food and see the interiors of the settler's houses and ships. Jamestown Settlement makes playing settlers and Indians almost as much fun as playing cowboys and Indians.



3. Busch Gardens/Water Country:
Whether you want to enjoy the thrill of a roller coaster or the refreshing rush of a water slide, Busch Gardens and Water Country are the perfect places to spend the dog days of summer. Both parks have unique family and kid-friendly attractions that are sure to be fun for the whole family. Busch Gardens in particular has many KIDsiderate attractions and rides, including the Sesame Street Forest of Fun for younger toddlers and children,and wild rides like Tempesto and Verbolten for the teens and young adults. Fun is just around the corner at Busch Gardens and Water Country no matter how old(or young) you are!

4.  Go Ape!:
For those who dream of swinging through the trees with the greatest of ease, Go Ape may be just what you have been looking for. The whole family can enjoy a treetop romp with two separate courses. The younger kids can join in the fun with Treetop Junior, a tree-to-tree zip line course made for kids of all ages.  Meanwhile, the kids ages 10 and up and kids-at-heart can enjoy a 2+ hour adventure with Treetop Adventure. So swing into a journey through the treetops during your next stop at Williamsburg.

5. Ripley's Believe it or Not:
Believe it! Williamsburg does in fact have a Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, and the facts you find there are stranger than any of the fiction you can imagine.It is home to over 11 themed galleries, a transformer, (don't worry he is an Autobot) and a two-ton Tyrannosaurus Rex; a visit here is sure to leave you amazed. Ripley's Believe It or Not is more than just an ODDitorium of strange oddities, it also features Virginia's only laser race obstacle course, Catfish Cove mini-golf course, and a 4-D movie theater which means there is no reason not to be entertained while you are there.

6. KOA Activities:
After the daytime fun is done, come back to the campground, relax, and enjoy the evening's activities. Every evening from 6pm on, our Summershiners and staff offer a variety of activities for our guests to participate in, from Gaga Ball, an Israeli form of dodgeball, to organizing The Teeny Tiny Farm, a miniature petting zoo, we have it all. From time to time we even have special guests stop by and visit Such as, queen Elsa  Finally, to round the day off, we turn off the big light in the sky, turn on the projector, and watch a family friendly movie under the stars. So kick back, relax, and enjoy the fun with the whole family.

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.