Where To Stay
Colonial Williamsburg; 800-447-8679. Twenty-eight guest houses scattered around the Historic Area. Rooms decorated eighteenth-century-style. Rooms: $150-$420.
1010 Kingsmill Road; 800-832-5665 (kingsmill.com). Huge facility and all the amenities: shops, spa, tennis, conference rooms. Rooms: $157-$969.
136 East Francis Street; 800-447-8679 (colonialwilliamsburg.com). The flagship of the five-location Colonial Williamsburg group. Rooms: $230-$725.
50 Kingsmill Road; 757-220-2500 (marriotthotels.com/phfcw). Adjacent to Busch Gardens. Meeting rooms, a conference center and a ballroom. Rooms: $99-$189.
Where To Eat
Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Raw Bar
199 South Boundary Street; 757-253-1847. Fresh regional seafood, steaks and chicken inside or at the casual raw bar outside. $$$
Colonial Williamsburg Taverns
(Shields Tavern, King's Arms Tavern, Josiah Chowning's Tavern, Christiana Campbell's Tavern), Historic Area; 800-447-8679. Servers in costume and colonial-inspired cuisine, such as bubble and squeak. $$$
The Dining Room At Ford's Colony
240 Ford's Colony Drive; 757-258-4107. The only dining room in a country club with AAA five-diamond status. Super wine selection. $$$$
Old Chickahominy House
1211 Jamestown Road; 757-229-4689. Southern breakfasts and lunches. $
Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que
447 East Rochambeau Drive; 757-565-2955. A local favorite. Sit outside or in. $
The Trellis Restaurant
403 West Duke of Gloucester Street; 757-229-8610. Lauded contemporary American food by chef Marcel Desaulniers, credited with Death by Chocolate. $$$$
Fife And Drum
Busch Gardens Williamsburg, PRoute 60, off I-64; 757-253-3350 (buschgardens.com). All the usual superfun amusement stuff; $38.99 adult admission.
The Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area, P.O. Box 1776; 800-447-8679 (colonialwilliamsburg.org). The main attraction. "Live" that history; $32 adult.
Jamestown: The Original Site,at the end of the Colonial Parkway; 757-229-1733 (apva.org). Displays artifacts dating to the colony's first years; $6 adult.
Jamestown Settlement, between State Route 31 and the Colonial Parkway; 888-593-4682 (historyisfun.org). Re-creation of America's first permanent English settlement; $10.75 adult.
Yorktown Battlefield, Old Route 238, in Yorktown; 757-898-2410 (nps.gov/colo). Imagine Cornwallis quivering; $5 adult.
Yorktown Victory Center, off Colonial Parkway on Old Route 238; 888-593-4682 (historyisfun.org). Indoor galleries and outdoor exhibits on the American Revolution; $7.75 adult.