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Old 06-30-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Hampton, Virginia
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Great Wolf Lodge hotel is in Williamsburg, it has an indoor water park, arcade and kid friendly restaurant in the hotel. This place is perfect for kids! As far as places to visit, you could go to Va. Beach about 45 minutes away depending on traffic, Water Country USA, Busch Gardens, Jamestown, Virginia Living Museum is in Newport News/Hampton, The Virginia Air and Space Museum in Hampton, that is a good one. You could go to Norfolk and go to the zoo, and the children's museum. There;s nice historic stuff in CW be sure to wear your walking shoes.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Just fyi since you are visiting Colonial Williamsburg and other family-friendly spots, there is a ticket for all of those Williamsburg activities. Since I started working with Busch Gardens Williamsburg this has been the best ticket for families in your situation.

You can buy it at the park, but a lot of families have been buying them online because of the online-only discount.

The Williamsburg Bounce Ticket is $123.50/adult and $102.50/child, but online it is $98.80/adult and $82.00/child. Pretty good deal for 3 parks! There is more info on the VA Vacation Values website that should help you out, and you can also buy the tickets right there too:
The Perfect Getaway - is just a few hours and a great deal away. Busch Gardens | Water Country USA | Colonial Williamsburg | Golf | Beach | Shopping
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:15 AM
 
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The weather this weekend (it's in the 90s in CT, so I figure it's hot in Williamsburg too) reminds me that what my boys most remember about visiting Colonial Williamsburg...is the heat. Not the impression I wanted them to leave with. Walking around in the sun, going in and out of old (non-air-conditioned) houses can get tiring. At one point, we had to wait to go in to see something, and everyone scrambled to sit under a tree. (I don't know how those people in costume manage it!) I think Colonial Williamsburg is great and your kids might enjoy walking around there, but do consider the weather.

how does williamsburg as a town compare to Norwalk? I lived in fairfield - never been to wmsbrg...culture shock for a yankee or simpatico? I see you have Trader Joes now - I'm jealous!
thanks! 12b
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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Well we don't have a Stew Leonard's although his son Tom has a store in Short Pump an hour away. Welcome to Tom Leonard's Farmer's Market! Our Trader Joes is opening in the New Town area in about 6 months. To me it's hard to compare the two areas. To me Norwalk seemed much older and established than Williamsburg/ James City County. Area size of James City County is 141 square miles versus Fairfield County at 23 square miles Then you add Williamsburg City at 8.5 square miles and maybe 10 square miles of upper York County. We have numerous planned communities around: Kingsmill, Fords Colony, Governors Land, Greensprings West, Plantation, Stonehouse most offer Golf, Pools, Tennis, Walking Trails, etc, two have marinas. Custom built homes are the rule in these developments. The western part of the county is primarily rural. Many homes on larger acreage lots.
I have personally sold quite a few homes to people relocating from the northeast. Ct, NY, NJ. All have been very happy with their decision to move south. Lack of snow, warmer weather in the winter, culture/ arts scene/recreation/ history/ small town feel all seemed to win them over.
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Mr. Williamsburg, I didn't know you know Norwalk, CT! And I didn't know that Stew Leonard's son had a store down there. Interesting. Norwalk doesn't have much in the way of planned communities. The term "HOA fees" is foreign to me. I enjoy walking around my neighborhood looking at houses that were built in the 1800s or earlier. I always assumed that because of all the history down in Williamsburg, that there would be old houses there also. But from what I can tell, it does seem much newer (except for Colonial Williamsburg, of course). Still, I think all the things you mentioned are pluses. I hope to be in Williamsburg by this time next year (wish it could be sooner...but alas).
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