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Fall in Love: Top Reasons to Visit Williamsburg

Though the days still scorch, school bells have already rung to signal the official end of vacation season. But wait! Must we suspend family vacations until next summer?

Of course not.

We know it’s still technically summer, but the best trips are planned well in advance. So we thought we’d highlight some of the best reasons to vacation in the fall, along with Williamsburg’s events and places you won’t want to miss.


The morphing scenery of the east coast is uniquely breathtaking, particularly in mid-October in Williamsburg. Merchant’s Square, the Colonial Parkway and the Governor’s Palace offer some of the area’s most vivid splashes of color as the leaves start to change. To plan a trip around fall foliage, consult the Virginia Department of Forestry so that you can pinpoint when it is at its most spectacular.


Williamsburg is abuzz with excitement all season long.

Every weekend through October, experience a dazzling array of fresh local foods, beautiful flowers, talented artists, sumptuous coffee, and live entertainment of Yorktown Market Days. This free event is a great way to get to know Williamsburg locals.

Williamsburg’s epic, 6th annual Fall Arts celebration, another fantastic fall gathering, will combine history, music, theatre, the culinary arts, and much, much more.

Then there’s Howl O Scream at Busch Gardens and Colonial Ghost Tours (try these, too: onetwothree!) to suitably celebrate the year’s scariest holiday.


Cooler temperatures mean fewer people. Petite-sized crowds guarantee easier access to the Historic Triangle’s amazing offerings. Just imagine a warm fall breeze playing in your hair as you and the family race back to the number one spot in line at Busch Gardens’ fastest rollercoaster. Picture an impromptu horse-drawn carriage ride through the Revolutionary City—no waiting required.

You’ve got to admit that visiting Williamsburg in the cooler weather with fewer fellow travelers to compete with is a very attractive proposition.

So start planning your fall vacation at King’s Creek Plantation in Williamsburg today. Here’s to beautiful scenery, memorable events, lovely temperatures… and the best trip ever!

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