William & Mary

What's there to do in Williamsburg?

Whether you're a history buff, a lover of the great outdoors, an avid shopper, or a connoisseur of fine dining, this is the place for you.

Work out at the university's state-of-the-art Rec Center. Got a racket? Our indoor tennis complex is only steps away from the Law School. Enjoy canoeing or kayaking? Lake Matoaka on  campus is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon.

Enjoy campus events. Stroll through an art exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum or cheer the Tribe on at a football or basketball game.strolling in CW

Relax with friends at the Green Leafe on "Pint Night," or try the wine smoothies at Aromas, or sample cuisine at restaurants in Merchants Square. (P.S., the original House Dressing at the Cheese Shop is legendary.) There are more than 100 restaurants  and a winery in greater Williamsburg.

Take in a movie at the Kimball Theatre, the Regal New Town Cinemas, or the Movie Tavern at High Street.

Get outdoors!  Canoe, kayak, hike, or bring your dog to Waller Mill Park. Chickahominy Riverfront Park offers boating, fishing and easy access to the Virginia Capital Trail. York River State Park has hiking, biking and equestrian trails as well as fishing and boating. Bike along all 20+ miles of the Colonial Parkway, Freedom Park's 20+ miles of mountain bike trails, or the Virginia Capital Trail which stretches 52 miles from Jamestown to Richmond.

Golf. Williamsburg is home to more than a dozen courses.

Shop to your heart's content at Merchants Square, Premium Outlets, New Town, or any of the city's dozens of stores and specialty shops.

Spend a Saturday morning at the Farmer's Market in Merchants Square and pick up some organic fruits and vegetables, hot coffee, or the makings for a bison burger.

Take a ride on the wild side: ride the Griffon at Busch Gardens, then cool off at Water Country USA.

Are you a history buff?  Enjoy the sights of Virginia's Historic Triangle including Colonial Williamsburg, the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, or Historic Jamestowne.

In the mood for a day trip? An hour down the road, you'll find lots to do in Richmond (to our west), Norfolk (to our east), or Virginia Beach (further to our east).