Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

The restored capital of England’s largest colony in the New World is a must-see attraction for visitors of all ages. This is not some phony, fenced-in theme park: Colonial Williamsburg is a living, breathing, workin…
Top Choice Museum in Williamsburg

Art Museums

Entered through Colonial Williamsburg's former public hospital, this complex is home to two equally splendid museums: the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. The d…
Top Choice Modern American in Williamsburg

Fat Canary

The best restaurant in the historic triangle, this friendly and stylish place offers top-notch service, excellent wines and a menu of Modern American cuisine with Asian and Italian accents. We love the fact that loc…
Deli in Williamsburg

Cheese Shop

This gourmet deli showcases some flavorful sandwiches and antipasti, plus baguettes, pastries, ready-made meals, wine, beer and wonderful cheeses. Order a sandwich and a glass of wine – at different counters – then …
Historic Building in Williamsburg

College of William & Mary

Chartered in 1693, the College of William & Mary is the second-oldest college in the country and retains the oldest academic building in continued use in the USA, the Sir Christopher Wren Building. The school's …
Modern American in Williamsburg

King's Arms Tavern

This traditional tavern serves early American cuisine such as game pie – venison, rabbit and duck braised in port-wine sauce. Of the four restaurants within Colonial Williamsburg, it is the most elegant. You might h…
Cafe in Williamsburg


One block north of Merchants Square, this coffeehouse serves pastries, sandwiches, a few dinner mains and appalling concoctions such as Snickers lattes. There are a few streetside tables.