Best Family Getaways
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T+L reporter: Hadley Barr, age 12
In Williamsburg, Virginia, this living museum is a great place for a history lesson—there’s always something going on around you. My favorite places to visit are the Governor’s Palace (Palace Green St.) and the Brick Yard, where you can see people making the bricks that are used all over town (N. Queen St.). Go for the cheeseburger at Retro’s Good Eats (435 Prince George St.; $). The Cheese Shop (410 W. Duke of Gloucester St.; $) makes an extra-gooey grilled-cheese sandwich. Wythe Candy & Gourmet Shop, which is named after George Wythe, Virginia’s first signer of the Declaration of Independence, has every type of sweet you can imagine.
Where to Stay: The Williamsburg Inn ($$$).
T+L Tip: The kids’ area on Colonial Williamsburg’s website has games to test your knowledge before you go or after you get home.