Friday, April 18, 2014

Williamsburg 5

It's already Friday again -- and today, I'm spending it at Busch Gardens! My parents have always taken us on "mini-vacays" to Williamsburg since we were little. It was a tradition that my grandparents did with my dad, so we do it together as well. We always take a few days just to go to Busch Gardens (probably the only theme park I really and truly like), eat at our favorite restaurants, and explore Colonial Williamsburg. I'm excited for this impromptu weekend trip -- and for the thrill of roller coasters today!

I have always loved history, and Williamsburg is so rich in it. I did a rather large project my senior year of college on Williamsburg and its transformation that was helped along by the Rockefellers. It's the same each time we go, but it's fun to wander the streets and wonder what like was like in simpler times.

Remember that tradition is everything on this trip. Once we get in to Williamsburg, our first meal is more often than not dinner at the Aberdeen Barn. It is so delicious -- and it takes you back in time.

I am not the biggest theme park person, but something about Busch Gardens has always been so much fun. With so many shows and dining options, plus animal exhibits and concerts, there is always something going on. It is such a clean and well-groomed environment. At some points, you feel more like you're ina park as opposed to a theme park. The roller coasters at Busch Gardens are also a lot of fun -- there are so many to choose from, and if you don't like roller coasters, there are so many other attractions as well. Because I love Europe, I also love that each section of Busch Gardens is themed after a European country. So I'll be in Germany, France, Scotland, and Italy all in one day. Ciao!

I love being able to spend this time with my family -- this includes awkward poses with little sis next to a bear holding a camera...

Views like this one. Can you believe this is in the middle of a theme park? That's one reason why I think BG trumps so many other theme parks -- nature conservation is a huge theme.

Any suggestions for us while we're in Williamsburg?

Hope you have a great weekend!



  1. So gorgeous! I've never been but now I wanna go!!!

  2. I am a huge history fan and have always wanted to go to Williamsburg! I can't wait to read your weekend recap! xo

  3. that bear pic is hilarious and awesome. I want to go now :)

  4. That picture of the bear is so great!! :) that looks like a beautiful theme park!!

  5. I've never been but this sounds like a fun weekend! We're big on following traditions (eating dinner at the same places especially) when we go certain places, too :)

  6. So fun that you're in's only about an hour from Richmond so it can be good for fun day trips!

  7. Busch Gardens sounds so fun… my best friend has been trying to get me to go!

  8. I had NO idea there was more than one Busch Gardens-- dumbo over here. There's one over in Tampa, too! Also, Williamsburg is SO high up on my traveling list! If you have any suggestions after your trip, send them my way! :)

    Diary of a Debutante


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