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Stay near Williamsburg's top sights

Colonial Williamsburg137 locals recommend
Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square191 locals recommend
Governor's Palace20 locals recommend
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store5 locals recommend
Harris Teeter7 locals recommend
Food For Thought23 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Williamsburg

  • Total rentals

    3.3K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    7.8K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    870 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    60 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.4K properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    2.6K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Williamsburg

All about Williamsburg

Located near the Chesapeake Bay, Williamsburg was the capital of the Virginia Colony from 1699 to 1780. A century ago, John D. Rockefeller funded the restoration of hundreds of 18th-century buildings, and Colonial Williamsburg has since become a massive outdoor living-history museum. With hundreds of buildings to wander through, not to mention historical re-enactors to observe and craft shops to pursue, this getaway lets you immerse yourself in Colonial America. Remain in the past by attending Revolutionary War re-creations in Yorktown and exploring archeological sites in Jamestown, both a short drive or bike ride away. If you need a break from tricorn hats and petticoats, you can rent a kayak to explore the water trails surrounding Williamsburg, or seek out the area’s many golf courses, the Kidsburg playground, and chartered sailboats.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Williamsburg

Williamsburg is a year-round destination, with mild winters that rarely see snow, but the most comfortable times of year may be spring (March through early June) and fall (September-October). Springtime temperatures hover in the comfortable 60s and 70s Fahrenheit, and while June is the rainiest month of the year, the rains are far from constant.

Summer temperatures average in the high 70s and 80s Fahrenheit from May through August, and the humidity spikes during those months as well. Unless you’re determined to explore the city in period attire, light clothing will probably serve you well. The temperatures drop into the 50s Fahrenheit around October. From late November through February, chilly weather may shorten your time in the outdoor exhibitions, but it won’t stop them.

Top things to do in Williamsburg


Just 7 miles from Williamsburg, Jamestown is the site of a British colony founded in 1607. At the Jamestown Settlement Museum, you can board replicas of the ships that brought colonists to North America, or wander around a re-created 17th-century fort and Powhatan village, chatting with actors in costume. Not far away is Historic Jamestowne, where you can tour an archeological dig and watch glass artisans at work.

Freedom Park

History is everywhere in James County, including this 600-acre park, the site of a Revolutionary War battleground and one of the first free Black settlements in America. It also has 20 miles of biking and hiking trails, as well tree swings and zip lines.

Little Creek Reservoir Park

If you need a break from the historical sightseeing, escape for a day to this 1000-acre park to the north of Williamsburg, which is centered around a placid reservoir whose tendrils extend in many different directions. A one-mile walking tour circles the reservoir, but most people spend their time on the water: You can rent a canoe to paddle around its shoreline or a motorized boat to search out hidden coves where you can fish for largemouth bass, saugeye, and black crappie.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Williamsburg?

    Williamsburg has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and cool winters. Average temperatures range from 32°F (0°C) in January to 90°F (32°C) in July. The area receives moderate rainfall throughout the year, with the wettest month typically being August.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Williamsburg?

    Popular activities include exploring the historical reenactments at Colonial Williamsburg, visiting the Jamestown Settlement, and enjoying the rides at Busch Gardens. Hiking in Freedom Park and shopping at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets are also often recommended.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Williamsburg?

    Summer, from June to August, is a frequently suggested time to visit Williamsburg due to warm weather and longer days. The Williamsburg Farmers Market is a popular event during this time. Additionally, the holiday season is celebrated with the Grand Illumination event in Colonial Williamsburg, making it quite popular with visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Williamsburg?

    Visitors often stay in areas such as the Historic Triangle, which includes Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown for easy access to historical sites. For those interested in shopping and dining, the downtown area and the vicinity of the Williamsburg Premium Outlets could be appealing.

  • What are the best places to visit in Williamsburg?

    Visitors often explore Colonial Williamsburg for a taste of 18th-century America, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and the Yorktown Battlefield. The Busch Gardens amusement park and the Virginia Living Museum are also frequently suggested for their engaging experiences.

  • What are some hiking trails in Williamsburg?

    Williamsburg has several scenic trails for hiking. These include the Greensprings Interpretive Trail, a 3.5 mile (5.6 km) loop through wetlands and forests, and the trails in York River State Park. The Virginia Capital Trail, which stretches for 51.7 miles (83.2 km) from Richmond to Jamestown, also passes through Williamsburg.

  • What are some family activities to do in Williamsburg?

    Families can explore the interactive exhibits at the Jamestown Settlement, immerse themselves in 18th-century life at Colonial Williamsburg, or have a fun-filled day at Busch Gardens, a European-themed amusement park. The Virginia Living Museum offers a blend of natural and living history exhibits that are engaging for all ages.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Williamsburg?

    Day trips from Williamsburg could include a visit to the city of Richmond, about 60 miles (97 km) away, for its rich history and architecture. Another option is Virginia Beach, approximately 60 miles (97 km) away, with its sandy beaches and oceanfront boardwalk.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Williamsburg's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Williamsburg's top attractions. We offer over 7,690 vacation rentals near Williamsburg Historic District, over 7,690 vacation rentals near Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, over 15,380 vacation rentals near Visit Williamsburg, and over 7,690 vacation rentals near Colonial Williamsburg, and so much more! Experience the best of Williamsburg right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Williamsburg?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Williamsburg. From over 550 condo rentals to over 30 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

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