Posted by
Message
madamsquirrel
LSU Fan
The Snarlington Estate
Member since Jul 2009
27808 posts
 Online 

Williamsburg in the fall
seeing good things online. Thinking last two weeks of October. Anyone have recommendations?

Most interested in fall foliage and cooler temps


nctiger71
LSU Fan
North Carolina
Member since Oct 2017
769 posts

re: Williamsburg in the fall
It's been over 20 years but we ate at Christiana Campbell's Tavern in the historic area. That was fun, the servers dressed in period clothing, some of the food was of that time period also. It may be closed due to COVID.

My wife, daughter, granddaughter and dil's went there a few years ago on girls trip; shopping and eating. The wife said she found the best fudge there, they make it on site in a small shop, but she is geographically challenged and can't tell me where it is. It's in the shopping area near William & Mary College, probably on W. Duke of Gloucester Street.

That time of year is usually very nice with cool temps.

Are you driving?

Are you going for the history, if you are there are other historical sites nearby to visit too.


hungryone
LSU Fan
river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
11521 posts

re: Williamsburg in the fall
If Colonial Williamsburg is on your agenda, know that it is requiring masks on everyone, indoors, and recommending but not requiring masks outdoors. All of the re enactors, indoors and out, will be masked. The website also mentions enforced social distancing in all areas. LINK


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
madamsquirrel
LSU Fan
The Snarlington Estate
Member since Jul 2009
27808 posts
 Online 

re: Williamsburg in the fall
quote:

Are you driving?

Yes

I am ok with masks. We will mostly be social distancing anyway.


nctiger71
LSU Fan
North Carolina
Member since Oct 2017
769 posts

re: Williamsburg in the fall
We usually go to the mountains to leaf look but sometimes we have driven into southern VA for a day trip.

If the interstate bores you there are several easterly routes to take. Farmville, VA is worth a stop on Hwys 307 or 15. They have a huge furniture store and some good restaurants on or near the small river. This is an article about Farmville from May, 2020.
Farmville VA article from Northern VA Magazine

Depending on your route you could stop by Appomattox or Monticello (T. J.'s house). The Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Battlefield are good places to go if you like history and they are near W'burg.

If you really do not like traveling on 4 lane roads take Hwy 10 out of Richmond to Surry and then catch the Jamestown ferry.

There are some plantation homes along the river road but I have not been to those.

Some friends stayed at Williamsburg Inn which is on the property but back then the rooms were small and expensive, probably still are. We stayed at a Hampton years ago, not sure where my wife and the daughters stayed on their trip.

It does not take that long to see Williamsburg; couple of days but you will walk a lot.
This post was edited on 9/16 at 4:37 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
DaBeerz
LSU Fan
Ellic
Member since Sep 2004
13817 posts

re: Williamsburg in the fall
Lived in Williamsburg for 5 years and moved in 2017.... it’s more pines than foliage there, if you want fall leaves then you need to go to mountains and blue ridge parkway.... the historical value of Williamsburg with colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown is really cool.

Be happier to try and answer more questions, perfect city to live in, we miss it
This post was edited on 9/16 at 9:36 pm


madamsquirrel
LSU Fan
The Snarlington Estate
Member since Jul 2009
27808 posts
 Online 

re: Williamsburg in the fall
That is what I was told...to drive over to Shenandoah National Park/Skyline to see the fall colors. Is that accurate?

Eta: my husbands company may be wanting to relocate him to Virginia in the future so we will be investigating the cities there also.
This post was edited on 9/16 at 9:46 pm


TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
DaBeerz
LSU Fan
Ellic
Member since Sep 2004
13817 posts

re: Williamsburg in the fall
Yes. You need to do skyline dr/ blue ridge parkway for leaves and mountains, starts in SW Virginia In Roanoke area if I remember right and goes north for a long time, can’t remember mileage but Shenandoah valley/mountains Is where you’d want to go for that. Civil war battlefields are awesome if you’re into that. There are some wineries as well in the valley.

Williamsburg is good for middlesl school and up for historical fun... but also best to go during summer or early spring when Busch gardens and water country are open.

Norfolk/Virginia Beach are about an hour away, there is a nice aquarium in VA beach plus the boardwalk if y’all are into that... Norfolk has a boat tour of the largest naval base in the world and they will tell you about every ship in base or if you’re luck cruise right by the aircraft carriers if they’re in town. Dolphin/whale cruises too are fun too.
This post was edited on 9/16 at 10:28 pm


madamsquirrel
LSU Fan
The Snarlington Estate
Member since Jul 2009
27808 posts
 Online 

re: Williamsburg in the fall
All of those things are the types of things I have been looking at. But I had no idea the naval base did boat tours. That is cool.


nctiger71
LSU Fan
North Carolina
Member since Oct 2017
769 posts

re: Williamsburg in the fall
quote:

You need to do skyline dr/ blue ridge parkway for leaves and mountains
Skyline Drive starts about where the BRP ends; one difference is SD cost because it is in the National Park; free if you have an annual or senior pass. On the north end it ends at Front Royal near I 66. We drove most of it last year and were disappointed in the colors. May have just been an off year, we were there in early November.

If you go to northern VA the Neighborhood Italian Kitchen in Winchester is very good.

[img][url=https://imgur.com/qrjrAyv] [/url][/img]
That is looking west across the Shenandoah Valley from near the visitor center on the north end. We were expecting more reds and yellows; instead it was a lot of brown.

[img][url=https://imgur.com/IkBp6U3] [/url][/img]
There were some colorful places along Skyland Drive. Maybe it would have been more colorful in late October.


DaBeerz
LSU Fan
Ellic
Member since Sep 2004
13817 posts

re: Williamsburg in the fall
quote:

But I had no idea the naval base did boat tours.


The base itself doesn’t do the tour, it’s a private company by the uss Wisconsin in downtown Norfolk. But you get to cruise through the base and learn about each ship or submarine at port, lucky if a carrier is there. They’re so much bigger than you can imagine


madamsquirrel
LSU Fan
The Snarlington Estate
Member since Jul 2009
27808 posts
 Online 

re: Williamsburg in the fall
I forgot to ask for outdoor seating restaurant recommendations anywhere within an hour or so drive.


McVick
Michigan Fan
Member since Jan 2011
3286 posts
 Online 

re: Williamsburg in the fall
quote:

I forgot to ask for outdoor seating restaurant recommendations anywhere within an hour or so drive.


The only one I'm familiar with in Williamsburg is the DoG Street Pub. One other place to check out is Saude Creek Vineyards towards New Kent. You can bring your own food or make a picnic, or there might be a good truck scheduled. It's a nice spot with the Pamunkey River right nearby.

If you were interested in outdoor dining in Richmond I could provide a list of restaurants, but that's towards the top of your hour drive limit.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
FinleyStreet
Georgia Fan
Member since Aug 2011
6513 posts

re: Williamsburg in the fall
quote:

we were there in early November.


Well yeah, if you go to VA in November, the leaves are mostly brown by then.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 1next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram