What to do this Winter in Williamsburg

What to do this Winter in Williamsburg

Think Williamsburg is charming when the birds are chirping and the sky is blue? Our colonial town knows how to turn up the charm when the days get shorter and the weather gets chilly. Check out these suggestions for places to eat, drink, and be merry as you escape the winter blues in Williamsburg.


All within walking distance, these establishments made the list because of their warm and cozy atmospheres. Trust us, you’ll want to hole up with a good book, good company, and good food for hours and never go back out into the cold.

Culture Cafe – Offering small plates in an eclectic setting. Perfect for a coffee or quick bite.

Aromas – Surprisingly delicious fare for a coffee shop – try their daily homemade soups or their brie fondue.

Lokal – A hidden treasure right below the inn. This healthy spot prides itself on locally sourced ingredients providing you with sandwiches on freshly baked bread, fresh smoothies, an array of teas, coffee, hot chocolate, and SO much more. Did we mention there is a piano that you can play too?!

bakery with cakes in display case

Photo: Aromas Cafe


Sweet Tea & Barley at Williamsburg Lodge – With live music and a huge fireplace, this is a great spot to stay cozy.

Amber Ox – For the beer connoisseur, this high quality craft brewery is always inventing new small batch brews.

Eight Shires Colonial Distillery – This micro craft distillery offers unique flavors with a old world flair.

man in red vest stirring something in barrel

Photo: 8 Shires

Be Merry

Kimball Theatre – Hosting world class artists on the stage, escape the cold with a heart warming show at the Kimball.

The Abby Aldrich Folk Art Museum – This stunning museum highlights the intersection of art, culture, and history and is sure to inspire conversation.

Prime Outlets – Warm up with a brand new sweater or scarf from top brands at discount prices.

orchestra and audience

Photo: Kimball Theater

Colonial Activities & Opportunities to Learn

Coffee House – Grab a free sample of coffee or sipping chocolate as an interpreter fills you in on the importance of coffee houses in the 18th century as meeting places for the great first leaders of our country.

tan building

Care to get more hands on in your education this winter? Hop over to the Jamestown Archaearium and tour the Archeology Labs to see how the historians discover hidden gems from the past.

With so much to explore in Williamsburg, you won’t have time be bothered by freezing temps. Fill up your day with shows, museums, and historic exploration, and cap it off with award winning restaurants and creative pubs. Check out this link to schedule your stay!

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