The Williamsburg Area
The historic city of Williamsburg, VA is located on the Virginia Peninsula in southeast Virginia. In 1632, it was established as a fort in what was then called the Middle Plantation; chosen as an optimal defense location due to its location on high ground. It was designated the capital of the Virginia Colony (the very first English colony) for 81 years starting in 1699. The events leading to the American Revolution were centered around this colony due to its political significance.
In Williamsburg originated the College of William & Mary, from which 3 former U.S. presidents graduated, and it is one of the oldest colleges in the world; proceeded only by Harvard. It was established in 1693 and is the only southern college of all 9 colonial colleges. Students, staff, and faculty of the college of William & Mary make up a significant part of the population.
Williamsburg is a tourist city largely because of its early American roots. Williamsburg is associated with Jamestown and Yorktown to form what is known as the Historic Triangle – a historical region that attracts over 4 million tourists each year and is a major boost to the Williamsburg economy.
Hotel & Amenities
When you stay at our Williamsbug hotel you’ll enjoy pillowtop beds that provide exceptional comfort. Flat screen televisions with premium television channels and free wifi access will keep you entertained and connected to your wireless devices that you just can’t leave behind. Keep in touch with your local contacts with free local calls.
First thing in the morning, brew yourself a fresh cup of savory coffee with the in-room coffee maker. If you wake up hungry, make your way downstairs to grab breakfast from the Free Bright Side Breakfast® bar, stocked with delicious breakfast items including waffles, hot and cold cereal, bread and muffins, fresh fruit, and all you can drink coffee and juice and more.
Attractions near Williamsburg, VA
There is lots of history to absorb and fun to be had while In Williamsburg. Make plans to visit the living history museums of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, and Yorktown Victory Center for a time travelling experience back to the early colonial days to witness historical buildings and recreated structures that allow visitors to see what it would have been like in the early colonial days. Change up the pace and visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! To see what odd exhibits are up for display. Go Karts Plus is a great stop for the family while out and about. See what events are going on at Zable Stadium, Sanford B. Wanner stadium, Hampton Coliseum, and Hampton roads Convention Center.
Do some souvenir shopping at the Prime Outlets, Shops at New Town, or the Patrick Henry Mall. Military visitors to Norfolk Naval Base and Lanley Air Force Base will find our location convenient. If you are in town for a college event or visiting students at The College of William and Mary, Thomas Nelson Community College, Old Dominion University, or Christopher Newport University you will find La Quinta Inn & Suites Williamsbug a good place to call home while in town. For some thrilling family fun head to Busch Gardens where you’ll enjoy rides and a whole lot more in an amusement park setting. On a hot summer day, consider spending an afternoon at Water Country – a water theme park with water rides and slides.