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Are you a parent? Then it’s probably safe to say: You need a break.
Life hits peak craziness when kids are in the picture, often leaving little time for you to do the things that you love to do. In fact, by now you may have forgotten what it is you even like (please tell us you can relate!).
Lucky for you and tired moms and dads everywhere, good food, entertainment, and culture are all at your fingertips when you stay at King’s Creek. Let us put together a weekend getaway itinerary for you so you can tap out of real life for a few days.
Where to Stay
The beauty of staying at King’s Creek is that it mimics the comfort of home, but includes luxurious amenities to remind you that, yup—you’re definitely on vacation. Inside our gated community, you have access to multiple swimming pools, including a year-round indoor aquatic center. Jetted pools, saunas, a large workout room, tennis courts, playgrounds (not that you’ll be needing those this time—you’re on a break!), a basketball court and beautiful picnic areas surrounded by nature and beautiful landscaping are all at your fingertips when you stay here.
Our one, two, three and four bedroom homes also come with a variety of beautiful features that will help you relax, including garden tubs, wet bars and sun rooms. But beyond the charming streets of the resort, you’ll discover all the popular things to do in the area that include history, culture, thrills, and an amazing culinary scene.
Where to Find Culture
It’s no secret that nation-shaping events happened here, and that is a huge part of the culture you will experience in the Historic Triangle. Colonial Williamsburg and the American History Museum at Yorktown are two incredible historic sites that let you step back in time to see America’s fascinating beginnings and the people who helped build our story. We’d suggest not trying to pack all of the things into one day—after all, you’re trying to relax! Maybe one day, you could check out the latest exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg, stroll over to Merchants Square for a fabulous lunch, a compelling drama at the Kimball Theatre, or a few hours of shopping. The next day, head south to visit the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement. Here you can explore America’s beginnings at your own pace through interactive exhibits and life-size outdoor recreations. Yorktown is situated on the James River, so for the second half of the day visit the works of a thriving community of artists and take a calming stroll along the Riverwalk Landing Piers.
Where to Eat and Drink
The Historic Triangle is home to a wonderful culinary scene. Whether you feel happiest at a 5-star restaurant with white tablecloths, or you prefer a low-key cafe with truly excellent food, there is something here for you. Right now our favorites include: Culture Cafe with its diverse comfort foods, craft cocktails and industrial bohemian atmosphere with a communal feel; Casa Pearl, a renovated Texaco gas station with culinary concepts that blend Latin and southern traditions for a truly blow-your-mind experience; and Silver Hand Meadery, where you can sip on a delicious, historic drink made by fermenting the sugars found in honey with herbs, spices and fruits!
How to Sight See
Longing for the peace and quiet of the great outdoors? There are a few ways to take in the sights. Carriage rides at Colonial Williamsburg transport you back in time as you pass by Sankofa Heritage Garden, the Randolph house, First Baptist Church, and the Governor’s Palace. If you want to burn calories while you sight-see, drive or bike on the incredible Colonial Parkway—a 23-mile scenic drive that provides a physical and metaphorical link between Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.
If you are interested in a memorable maritime adventure, try booking a sailing charter on the York or James River with any of these companies: Williamsburg Charter Sails, Yorktown Sailing Charters or Jamestown Discovery Boat Tours. Not only will you see beautiful sights, you will learn about the area’s fascinating history and our country’s beginnings, which were hugely shaped by Virginia’s water access.
Williamsburg’s unique geography includes beautiful blueways, or water trails, that are just begging to be explored. Waller Mill Park rents out rowboats, canoes and pedal boats, and you can borrow canoes, kayaks and paddleboards from the facilities at Chickahominy Riverfront Park.