Living in history: Williamsburg, Va.

Colonial Williamsburg

A trip to Colonial Williamsburg is like stepping back in time to an era where people worked together to survive and things were simpler. Not simpler because they didn’t have hard times, but simpler because they didn’t have everything from the outside world bombarding their lives every day.
Our trip started with a long walk around the area taking in the sights and the people. Our dog, Piggy, even enjoyed meeting a new friend.

The entire area is full of history and the people who spend their days recreating it are wonderful. We didn’t buy the pass that lets you into the homes, but we enjoyed walking and watching all that happens around the town. The shops at Merchant’s Square are unique and fun to peek into. I really loved the Mermaid bookstore that was down a set of old stairs from the main road. We had lunch at The Cheese Shop and had drinks at The Blue Talon. Every bit of Colonial Williamsburg is lovely and ready to be enjoyed. For dinner both nights on our trip, we enjoyed Peter Chang’s. He has some of the best Chinese food we have ever had.

On Sunday, despite the rain, we enjoyed the historic town of Jamestown.


The entire area is teeming with history and fun things to see. The actors who recreate history with their every word are knowledgeable and more than willing to share their stories. We easily spent most of the day in Jamestown and could have spent even more time there.
I can’t say enough about Williamsburg and all of the wonderful hidden gems it has to enjoy. We finally made a stop at La Tienda (one of our favorite shops), enjoyed some drinks, wine, walks and delicious Chinese food. I can’t wait to go back.

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