Take a step back in time when you visit historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Williamsburg activities will make you feel like a real colonial settler during the days of British rule and the War of Independence. Williamsburg tours are perfect for history buffs and families alike who are keen on learning more about United States’ history while having fun at the same time.…
Things to do in Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Hop on the Aeronaut Skyride gondola or a steam train to motor between the 9 different European-inspired hamlets of this beloved amusement park. Roller coaster thrill rides whisk you through Germany’s Black Forest or into the depths of Loch Ness in the park's own tiny version of Scotland. You can catch a 4-D show at London’s Globe Theater, snap a photo in a red telephone booth, or meet the sheep and collies of the Scottish Highlands. At Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve, you can even get up close to majestic wildlife like fierce wolves and mighty eagles.
Little visitors are sure to love the adventures that await in the Sesame Street Forest of Fun and the Land of the Dragons play area, and rides like Little Balloons are sure to spark their imaginations.
Water Country USA
With aquatic attractions that range from adrenaline-pumping, high-speed slides to gently drifting lazy rivers, Water Country USA has something for everyone. You can float the swells at Surfer’s Bay, tackle rapids in the fast currents of the Hubba Hubba Highway, or kick back at a quiet swimming pool. Nostalgic music from the 50s and 60s transports you to cool surf scenes reminiscent of Southern California in the heyday of the Beach Boys. Read More close
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Hop on the Skyride Gondola or a steam train to make your way between villages as you explore all that's on offer at Busch Gardens. Pass by London-style, red telephone booths in Banbury Cross on your way to catch a 4-D show at the Globe Theater. In Scotland-themed Heather Downs, plunge to mysterious depths on the Loch Ness Monster looping roller coaster, or splash your way through Bert and Ernie's Loch Adventure flume ride in the Sesame Street Forest of Fun.
Renaissance-era San Marco dishes up Italian-style pizza, plus rides based on Da Vinci's sketches in the Garden of Inventions. Dodge fire and water effects on Escape from Pompeii, then head to Festa Italia, where you can take the Roman Rapids raft ride around ancient ruins. Refuel in the beer garden in Bavarian Oktoberfest, speed away on the haunted ski lift Alpengeist in Rhinefeld, and hop off the train at Caribou to plummet down watery chutes on the Le Scoot Log Flume.
The littlest visitors can go for a spin on the antique Kinder Karussel, or take flight in the Land of the Dragons play area. Before you leave, make sure to stop by Jack Hanna's Wild Reserve—home to amazing wildlife, including bald eagles and majestic wolves. Read More close
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Challenge your family to a game of basketball slam or see how high you can fly in the open play area on the trampoline at Rebounderz Manassas. Relax on the lazy river or dare to take the plunge down one Cannon Ball slides at Splashdown, Northern Virgina's largest waterpark. Then, gear up for an exhilarating, live-action laser game played in a 5,000-square-foot (464-sq-m) themed arena filled with swirling fog, glowing pillars, and maze-like passageways illuminated black lights and strobes.
With your Family Adventure Pass, you also have access to discounts on fascinating local historic tours, admission to museums like the National Museum of the Marine Corps, fabulous shopping perks at Potomac Mills, and memorable dining opportunities in historic downtown Manassas. You might choose to take advantage of these special savings with a cruise on the Potomac, a show at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, a lunch break at the Blue Arbor Café, or happy hour at Okra's Cajun Creole. Read More close
Grab your camera and your walking shoes and immerse yourself in coastal Norfolk, Virginia. Craft your own itinerary over as many days as you'd like to visit locations like the 150-acre (60-ha) Norfolk Botanical Garden and great regional museums. Plus, you can enjoy special discounts at local retailers and other great activities in town like food tours and harbor cruises.
Your pass includes admission to the following attractions:
- Battleship Wisconsin
- Hampton Roads Naval Museum
- Norfolk Botanical Gardens
- Virginia Zoo
Your pass also includes discounts on the following activities and attractions:
- Spirit of Norfolk dinner cruise
- The Douglas MacArthur Memorial
- Taste of Tidewater food tour
- American Rover Tall Sailing Ship Cruise
- Victory Rover Naval Base Cruise
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Whether you're a poolside lounger, a wipeout-loving wave rider, or looking to float along a gentle current with your toes in the water, Water Country USA has activities to spare for park-goers of all ages and interests. Hop into an inner tube for an interactive ride down the Hubba Hubba Highway, tackling rapids along the way. Head to the Surfer's Bay wave pool to body surf the 4-foot (1.2-m) swells, or fly down the Jet Scream at super speeds into the splash pool at the end.
Little swimmers can get in on the fun at Cow-A-Bunga, a heated water play area decked out with slides, fountains, and waterfalls, or zip down the Little Bopper kids' slide on Rock N' Roll Island. There's plenty of pint-sized watery action in store at the Kritter Korral, and dining options in the park run the gamut from all-American favorites like pizza and burgers to healthy options like fresh fruit and wraps. Don't miss the amazing acrobatics, trapeze, and high-diving stunts of the AQUABATICS dive show—the splish-splashing entertainment at Water Country USA will have you singing "Surfin' USA" in no time. Read More close
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