“Lots of great golf courses in Williamsburg, truly a golfers paradise”
~ Jimmy S.
Golf in Williamsburg
You could play golf at a different course in Williamsburg every day for over 2 weeks. The area has over 20 different courses.
Kingsmill which has hosted such championship tournaments as the PGA Michelob Championship and has holes adjacent to the beautiful James River is always a challenging and popular choice.
A short walk from the Colonial Historic area is the Colonial Williamsburg owned Golden Horse-shoe course. This Trent Jones course has been recently renovated by his son Rees. Two other courses on this and the Kingsmill property offer a different experience for a day of enjoyment for any golfer.
Many of the courses are within the plethora of retirement communities in the area. You will find a number of the courses to be on the upper end cost of green fees, but there are plenty of bargains too. We have listed a few of our guests favorites:
The Colonial Golf Course
8281 Diascund Rd.
240 Fords Colony Drive
The Golden Horseshoe Golf Course
South England Street
The Tradition Golf Club at Stonehouse
9700 Mill Pond Run
Williamsburg National Golf Club
3700 Centerville Road
Explore Williamsburg on Foot via a Walking Tour
Williamsburg is one of the most popular places tourists choose to visit in Virginia. It’s not hard to see why. It has a history that stretches back to the 1600’s and played an early role in events that culminated in the American Revolution. In addition to this people love to visit Colonial Williamsburg, which is known and referred to as a living museum. This is because many of the buildings are as much as three hundred years old, and feel as if they have the power to spirit you back to those times. People still live and work here, and yet you can enjoy exploring the area in great detail during your stay.
In fact one of the best ways to get around Williamsburg as a whole is to do it on foot. You don’t need to go it alone either, as there are some superb walking tours that open the door to Williamsburg’s historic past, not to mention sharing a few ghosts with you along the way.
The Ghosts of Colonial Williamsburg
Given the long history of this place it is perhaps no big surprise to learn there are ghosts here. A ghost tour takes place every night throughout the year if you have the nerve to take it. Once you have arrived in Williamsburg you can work out which night you want to take the tour and book and pay for your tickets online. If you wish and if you are feeling brave you can always upgrade to take the extreme tour, which is designed for adults rather than children. There is no guarantee you will see any ghosts during the tour, but if you bring a camera you should make a point of checking your photos after the tour has ended. Some people have found strange lights and orbs on their pictures ones they never spotted when the tour was taking place.
Explore the History of Williamsburg during daylight hours
If you cannot quite find the nerve to take the ghostly tour, there is a Williamsburg walking tour that delves back into history during the day. This brings to life Colonial Williamsburg in an altogether different way. You’ll need to devote a couple of hours to the tour but it is well worth it. It is arguably the best way to find out the colonial history of the area and how Williamsburg first came to be all those centuries ago.
The walk is well within the reach of most people as well, since it is around a mile and a half in length. This is a leisurely walk through some of the highlights of Colonial Williamsburg, offering a wonderful view into the past where you can find out when and how the buildings were first built. You will also discover which famous people came from this area, and understand more about its architecture and what has made it as famous and much loved as it is today. It is possible to book a private tour if you wish, but most tour groups are small anyway so you will still have the opportunity to ask questions and enjoy learning much about the area as part of a group.
The most exciting thing about taking a walking tour is that it provides you with a far superior alternative to a guide book. Guide books can be extremely useful in helping you plan what you want to see and do during your time in Williamsburg. However who would want to spend all their time with their nose in a book when they could happily follow a guide around the area, knowing they will see the best parts of Williamsburg whether they are ghostly or not.
This provides the reason why these tours are incredibly popular and well worth taking. If you want to find out as much as you can about the beginnings of this area and how it has become the destination it is today, taking a walking tour is the best way to do it.
A Williamsburg Halloween
Through the years, Williamsburg, VA has quickly become a fantastic place to spend the spookiest holiday with fun and frights for every age. In fact, for the whole month of October, Williamsburg allows Halloween fanatics to celebrate as much as they wish. Here’s a layout of everything Halloween this year:
Busch Gardens Howl-o-scream
Howl-o-scream has been a raging success since its beginning. Open on weekends from late September through October 30, the park is open day and night, complete with rides, hilarious Halloween shows, games and more. Every evening at 6 as the sun goes down, the “haunted houses” open and creepy characters show up behind bushes to spook you – if you dare to stay later, be prepared for a great goulish time! Get tickets here.
Colonial Williamsburg’s Haunting on DoG Street
This is the second year of the Haunting on DoG Street, and it is another highly recommended event for any and every age! Once again, there are family friendly activities during the day – kids can dress up and trick or treat around CW – and later into the night, more adult activities are introduced. This year the theme is “Curse of the Sea Witch”, complete with a creepy “Tavern of Terror” and a “Dance with the Dead”. Do you dare to celebrate with the pirates?
Our Favorite Williamsburg Ghost Tours
There are an overwhelming number of ghost tours in Williamsburg, and for a good reason – our lovely city has seen a lot of history, and there are countless stories and legends of ghosts & spirits roaming its streets. We’ll make it easy for you; here are our top favorite tours in the city!
Williamsburg Walking Tours
If you want some good ghost stories PLUS a dose of history about Williamsburg, the Ghostly Tales tour is for you. The guides here do a wonderful job of balancing spooky stories with fun facts that will keep you informed and entertained. Be sure to check out their other themed walking tours as well! Find out more here.
Official Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Walk
If you want an unforgettable, unique ghost tour experience, that’s what you’ll get on this tour. CW’s ghost tour is the only one in the city that allows visitors inside the buildings to listen to costumed interpreters act out ghost stories. Be ready to get spooked! Find out more here.
Which Williamsburg Halloween events and tours sound most enticing to YOU? We hope you have a fun-filled holiday!