Our readers wanted it, so we’re hitting the road finding fun field trips within an hour or two of Richmond.
One of the most requested cities to spotlight is to the east, the city of Williamsburg.
It takes about 55 minutes to reach the ‘Burg. The Colonial Capital is known for its history, but has many modern draws to keep you in town all day.
Colonial Williamsburg can claim the title of World’s Largest Outdoor Living History Museum. Tickets are available for a variety of winter season fare for families, couples + first timers, but you can also walk around the grounds for free. Pro tip: The Fat Canary + The Cheese Shop are must-eats in Merchant’s Square.
Take your car or bike along the Colonial Parkway, 23 miles of scenic roads and trails linking the Historic Triangle — Williamsburg, Jamestown + Yorktown.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg just started its Winter Weekends event, which will run through Sun., Jan. 23. Expect the park’s classic rides, new shows, kids activities and even a light show.
There are nearly a dozen local craft breweries in this city. Precarious Beer Project is part of Colonial Williamsburg, and Aleworks Brewing Company has two locations, one in the outlets. For a more rustic choice, try Silver Hand Meadery.
Williamsburg is just the start. Tell us what our next field trip destination should be.