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  • Bring your family and come early or stay late to experience the fascinating history, southern hospitality and variety of attractions unique to Williamsburg, Virginia! Check out the links below for all of the things to see and do in and near Colonial Williamsburg. Once you arrive in Williamsburg, you’ll want to download the CW Explorer app on your smartphone. It is available on the App Store and Google Play. The app has an interactive map, a daily events calendar, and turn-by-turn directions to historic buildings, shopping, dining, and much more.

    Colonial Williamsburg website 
    Vacation Guide 

    If you have a little extra time before or after the conference, Virginia’s historic capital city, Richmond, is located just 50 miles from Colonial Williamsburg.  Check out the endless array of things to do in and around the Richmond region, voted a best place to travel in 2016 by Travel + Leisure. From the beaches to the mountains, Virginia offers a little bit of everything for a perfect summer vacation.  Extend your stay and experience it all within a day’s drive from Colonial Williamsburg. 

    If you will be flying into Richmond International Airport (RIC) or driving in from the north or west, schedule a little extra travel time from Richmond to Williamsburg and enjoy the beautiful drive down Route 5, one of Virginia’s Scenic Byways.  This gorgeous rural drive, with extensive timberlands, tidal waters, marshlands and rolling farmland, is highlighted by five historic plantations.  These gracious manor houses, situated along the James River, have survived the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the War Between the States. They are privately owned and preserved National Register properties and are open for visitors to experience and enjoy. 

  • What to Pack

    The average August temperatures in Williamsburg, Virginia range from a low in the mid 70's to a high in the high 80's or low 90's.

    Conference Attire

    Not sure what to wear during the conference? Download the What to Wear guide.

    Discounted Colonial Williamsburg Length-of-Stay Tickets
    Upon arrival, you can purchase Colonial Williamsburg length-of-stay tickets for a discounted price of $20.00. This is a substantial savings offered to those staying at one of our Colonial Williamsburg hotels. Tickets are available from the ticket desk in the lobby of the Williamsburg Lodge.


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