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Williamsburg is an independent city located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. As of the 2008 census, it had a population of 12,481. Originally named Middle Plantation, a 1632 fortified settlement on high ground between the James and York Rivers, it was renamed Williamsburg after the capital of the Virginia Colony was moved there from Jamestown in 1698. The town received a royal charter as a city in 1722, and was the center of political events leading to the American Revolution. Williamsburg is home to the College of William & Mary, established in 1693, the second-oldest university in the United State. The city is most well-known, however, for Colonial Williamsburg, the restored Historic Area of the city and the nation's largest living history museum. Williamsburg is part of The Historic Triangle of Virginia, which also includes Jamestown and Yorktown, and is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The 3 places are linked by the National Park Services Colonial Parkway, a 23 mile-long National Scenic Byway which is carefully shielded from views of commercial development. Colonial Williamsburg depicts the life and culture of 18th century colonial America. Major points of interest include Virginia's first capitol building, the Governor's Palace, Bruton Parish Church (the oldest continually-operating church in the U.S.,) and Williamsburg Botanical Garden. Two theme parks are also located in Williamsburg, as well as two miniature golf courses and an enormous 200-acre shopping complex.

Surrounding areas: Jamestown, Virginia (5.9 mi), Yorktown, Virginia (11.2 mi), Hartfield, Virginia (23.8 mi), Mathews, Virginia (24.1 mi), Urbanna, Virginia (26.1 mi), Norfolk, Virginia (36.5 mi), Cape Charles, Virginia (38.2 mi)

Williamsburg Vacation Rentals

Williamsburg Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
America's Best Value Inn Williamsburg1600 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-1134
Best Western Colonial Williamsburg7411 Pocahontas TRLWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-3003
Best Western Patrick Henry InnYork & Page STSWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-9540
Best Western Virginia Inn900 Capitol Landing RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-1655
Cascades Motel103 Visitors Center DrWilliamsburg, VA (757) 220-7680
Comfort Inn & Suites1420 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-2981
Comfort Inn Central2007 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 220-3888
Comfort Inn Historic Area Hotel706 Bypass RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-9230
Comfort Inn Outlets5611 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 565-1100
Country Hearth Inn & Suites Capitol Historic924 Capitol Landing RdWilliamsburg, VA (800) 368-8383
Country Inn & Suites - Williamsburg East7135 Pocahontas TrlWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-6900
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson400 Bypass RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 259-7990
Courtyard By Marriott Williamsburg470 Mclaws CirWilliamsburg, VA (757) 221-0700
Crowne Plaza Williamsburg At Fort Magruder6945 Pocahontas TrlWilliamsburg, VA (757) 220-2250
Days Inn Central1900 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-6600
Days Inn Colonial Downtown Williamsburg902 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (800) 743-4883
Days Inn E201 Water Country PkwyWilliamsburg, VA (757) 253-6444
Days Inn Historic Area331 Byp RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 253-1166
Days Inn-colonial ResortRt 199 & Mooretown RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 220-0062
Econo Lodge Parkway/historic442 Pkwy DrWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-7564
Econo Lodge7051 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 564-3341
Econolodge Central1800 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-2781
Econolodge Colonial216 Pkwy DrWilliamsburg, VA (757) 253-6450
Embassy Suites Hotel Williamsburg3006 Mooretown RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-6800
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott1402 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 645-3600
George Washington Inn & Conference Center500 Merrimac TrlWilliamsburg, VA (757) 220-1410
Governor Spottswood Motel1508 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-6444
Governor's Inn506 N Henry StWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-1000
Hampton Inn & Suites Historic Area911 Capitol Landing RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 941-1777
Hampton Inn & Suites1880 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-4900
Hampton Inn Center201 Bypass RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 220-0880
Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg1624 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 253-9400
Holiday Inn Downtown & Holidome814 Capitol LNDG RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-0200
Holiday Inn Express1452 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 941-1057
Holiday Inn Hotel And Suites-Gateway515 Bypass RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 229-9990
Holiday Inn Patriot3032 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (800) 446-6001
Homewood Suites By Hilton601 Byp RdWilliamsburg, VA (888) 892-9900
Howard Johnson Inn505 York StWilliamsburg, VA (757) 220-3100
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel6483 Richmond RdWilliamsburg, VA (757) 220-5550
Kingsgate619 Georgetown CresWilliamsburg, VA (757) 220-5702

Williamsburg Weather & Climate

Southeast Virginia ,along the eastern seaboard, has a mild four-season climate and the weather is generally temperate and seasonal. It is classified as humid, sub-tropical. Summers are hot and humid with cool evenings. The wettest seasons are the spring and summer, although rainfall is fairly constant year-round. The mean annual temperature is 60 F (16 C), with an average annual snowfall of six inches and an average annual rainfall of 47 inches. Severe weather, in the form of tornadoes, tropical cyclones, and winter storms impact the state on a regular basis. Most occur in August and September, but plenty of warning is given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 48°F 28°F 4.19 in. 36°F
February 52°F 29°F 3.45 in. 39°F
March 61°F 36°F 4.64 in. 46°F
April 71°F 44°F 3.24 in. 53°F
May 78°F 54°F 4.51 in. 63°F
June 85°F 62°F 3.38 in. 70°F
July 89°F 67°F 5.34 in. 76°F
August 87°F 65°F 4.99 in. 78°F
September 81°F 60°F 4.96 in. 75°F
October 71°F 48°F 3.61 in. 63°F
November 62°F 39°F 3.39 in. 54°F
December 53°F 31°F 3.34 in. 44°F

Williamsburg Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Newport News Williamsburg International airport (PHF) located about 15 miles southeast of Williamsburg in Newport News, Virginia, the Richmond International airport (RIC) located approximately 37 miles northwest of Williamsburg in Richmond, Virginia, the Norfolk International airport (ORF) located roughly 38 miles southeast of Williamsburg, the Chesterfield County airport (FCI) located around 45 miles west of Williamsburg in Richmond, Virginia, and finally the Chesapeake Regional airport (CPK) located about 47 miles south of Williamsburg in Norfolk, Virginia.

Williamsburg Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Busch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburgVA 
MotorworldVirginia BeachVA49.7 mi.
Paramount's Kings DominionDoswellVA57.9 mi.
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Carnival GroundsLeonardtownMD70.3 mi.
Water Parks
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA 
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA49.7 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD98.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Colonial Golf CourseWilliamsburgVA 
Kiskiack Golf ClubWilliamsburgVA 
Williamsburg National Golf ClubWilliamsburgVA 
Tradition Golf Club At StonehouseToanoVA8.3 mi.
Gloucester Country ClubGloucesterVA13.9 mi.
Golf Club At BrickshireProvidence ForgeVA21.5 mi.
Tradition Golf Club At Royal New KentProvidence ForgeVA21.5 mi.
Piankatank River Golf ClubHartfieldVA24.1 mi.
Newport News Golf ClubNewport NewsVA26.4 mi.
Hamptons Golf CourseHamptonVA26.9 mi.
Woodlands Golf CourseHamptonVA26.9 mi.
Jordan Point Country ClubHopewellVA28.6 mi.
Brookwoods Golf ClubQuintonVA28.7 mi.
State Parks
York River State ParkVA8.7 mi. 
Chippokes Plantation State ParkVA10.0 mi. 
Muscarelle Museum of ArtWilliamsburgVA(Art)
Mariners' MuseumNewport NewsVA25.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Peninsula Fine Arts CenterNewport NewsVA25.6 mi.(Art)
National Maritime CenterNorfolkVA37.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Chrysler Museum of ArtNorfolkVA37.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hampton Roads Naval MuseumNorfolkVA37.7 mi.(History)
Library of VirginiaRichmondVA45.6 mi.(History)
Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsRichmondVA45.6 mi.(Art)
Black History Museum And Cultural CenterRichmondVA45.6 mi.(History)
Edgar Allen Poe MuseumRichmondVA45.6 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA37.7 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD96.4 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke IslandManteoNC110.5 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC113.4 mi.

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