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No. 4 Williamsburg, VA

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If your only experience with this town was a tour led by aspiring actors in period garb, it’s time for a repeat visit. Venture beyond Colonial Williamsburg, and you’ll find downtown’s thriving arts district. Fuel your tour of the galleries with a stop at Extraordinary Cupcakes, and finish off with a Sichuan meal at the newly opened Peter Chang. Businesses stay open late for block parties on the first Friday of the month. T+L readers also appreciated Williamsburg for its romantic hotels (rated No. 5).

America's Best College Towns 2013

No. 4 Williamsburg, VA

If your only experience with this town was a tour led by aspiring actors in period garb, it’s time for a repeat visit. Venture beyond Colonial Williamsburg, and you’ll find downtown’s thriving arts district. Fuel your tour of the galleries with a stop at Extraordinary Cupcakes, and finish off with a Sichuan meal at the newly opened Peter Chang. Businesses stay open late for block parties on the first Friday of the month. T+L readers also appreciated Williamsburg for its romantic hotels (rated No. 5).

Courtesy of City of Williamsburg

America's Best College Towns 2013

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