4 Reasons Fall is the BEST Time to Visit Colonial Williamsburg

A visit to Colonial Williamsburg is great anytime of year but Autumn is one of the best. The air is crisp and light, the foliage is a daily gift of vibrant colors and the weather is perfect. Just a stroll down Duke of Gloucester Street (DOG Street) is an unforgettable experience. But in case you need some more convincing, here are just a few reasons to make Colonial Williamsburg your destination for a fall getaway.

4 Fun Fall Activities in Colonial Williamsburg

1.Hot Cider Anyone?

Just about any outdoor activity will be a memorable one, but one of my favorites is enjoying a mug of hot cider at my favorite tavern, Chownings Tavern. Behind the tavern itself is an outdoor patio with a full service bar, covered in vines and rustic benches. Several of the restaurants and bars in Merchants Square also have outdoor seating. The Trellis Bar & Grill, The Cheese Shop & DOG Street Pub are all great options to enjoy a meal and a drink and watch all the activity in town.

2. Let’s Go Ride a Bike

My absolute favorite fall activity is a bike ride through Colonial Williamsburg and the campus of Williams & Mary. In the early evening after the fires have been lite – the smell defines fall and the experience is like nothing else. Didn’t bring your bikes? No problem, Bike the Burg is always on call for bike rentals. Call anytime!

3. Calling all Ghosts

Who doesn’t love a good ghost story?! Colonial Williamsburg does a fantastic job of bringing the past to life with interactive story telling and tales of ghosts from the past. The Junior Ghost Walk is just a fun, not-scary walk through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg. Suitable for kiddos of all ages, it’s a unique experience for all. For those interested in a little freight, the Official Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Walk is a fun experience for kids ages 8 and up. And if you really want a scare, don’t miss Ghosts Among Us. The only Ghost walk that takes you inside some of the haunted houses of the colonial area. This tour is super fun and good for kids 13 and older. Which ever tour you choose, they’re a must do and an experience that you’ll never forget.

4. Bush Garden’s Bier Fest

And finally, what would the fall season be without visiting Busch Gardens for their annual Bier Fest? Featuring authentic German food and beer paired with the crisp autumn weather, there’s no beating this classic fall event. Before you head to Williamsburg for Bier Fest this fall, read these Busch Gardens tips for first time visitors.

There are countless ways to enjoy Colonial Williamsburg year-round. Hopefully this list gives you some ideas about fall fun in our historic town! We look forward to seeing you!