By Bianca Anjuli
Williamsburg
Virginia
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Williamsburg is situated on the peninsula of Virginia and was the capital of the Colony of Virginia from 1699-1780, after Jamestown was burned to the ground. Peering out from the high ground between the James and York rivers, it was founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation. Part of the Historic Triangle along with Jamestown and Yorktown, Williamsburg is originally territory inhabited by the Powhatan Indians. In 1722, the town was granted a royal charter as a city, today believed to be the country's oldest. Middle Plantation, later Williamsburg, has always been an innovative town with deep roots and presence in the woven fabric of colonial times and United States history. Today much of Williamsburg is known for its historic district, a tell all revival of the territory's history, and home to the second oldest University in the country, William & Mary. When looking to travel to the Williamsburg area, EscapeWizard.com suggests you see the Chesapeake as well as investigate further in to the history of the beautiful state of Virginia and some of the more important stories in the founding of the United States. Click the link below to get started on your Virginia adventure with EscapeWizard.com.

When traveling to Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown there are a few options that EscapeWizard.com suggests. For travelers from out of state it may also be a good idea to maximize on traveling the state and really having a chance to look in to stories that are foundational keys in the start up of the country. Fly in to Washington area airports, if not the more local Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF). Landing in Washington (DCA) is an easy drive south, and affords the opportunity to see the capital city and some other important historical sites in northern Virginia. Another option is to fly in to Richmond International Airport (RIC), after which one can reach the historic triangle by intercity bus, car or train. Another mode of arrival, in to any of the three towns, is on the Virginia Capital Trail, started in 1992. Its 48 miles of off-road path for cyclists and pedestrians connects the Triangle with Richmond by the Colonial Parkway. In the city of Williamsburg, other common forms of transportation include: WAT (Williamsburg Area Transport) the local intercity bus, a traditional trolley bus that services Yorktown Riverfront and of course if up for it, visitors can walk the area and enjoy it with all six of the human senses. For options on where to stay and how to travel, EscapeWizard.com can help you with that and so much more. Click the following link to get started right away with your flight (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) and this one for hotels (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl)!

When visiting Williamsburg, one has an exceptional experience. Visitors have the opportunity to literally step into the historical world of 18th century Colonial Williamsburg, and its part in Virginian and American history. The reenactments that take place there and activities that there are to participate in speak to every day colonial life, making it a live-museum experience.  It is a particularly great shared opportunity and experience for families. EscapeWizard.com suggests stopping in at Virginia's first Capitol building, the College of William & Mary, the Governor's Palace, and Bruton Parish Church; the oldest continually operating church in the country. When traveling to Williamsburg, nearby visitors also have access to Virginia's largest winery: The Williamsburg Winery. In nearby Lightfoot, Virginia is the 200-acre Williamsburg Pottery Factory. The lands in general, this part of Virginia, are vistas to be appreciated by any visitor. Other daily excursions in the Williamsburg area are modern day options for fun Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA.

The last two points of the Historic Triangle, and no less important, are Jamestown and Yorktown. Like Williamsburg, they both have some of their own prominent history. Jamestown was the first capital of the Colony of Virginia and indefinite settlement of the English colonists in the Americas. A living history site today, Jamestown Settlement and the activities that go on there are another nod to the areas colonial history and national significance. Visitors can venture through historical landmarks and even take a peek at the archaeological site in operation. Daily reenactments are all part of what makes Jamestown so enjoyable. The last part of the triangle Yorktown, originally a port for shipping the lucrative tobacco crop, speaks mainly to its part in the military history of the region. A prominent landmark in the Revolutionary and Civil War, Yorktown is actually most known for the surrender of General Cornwallis to General George Washington and the French in 1781. It was this victory of General Washington that precipitated the end of the Revolutionary War. In fact Yorktown was called York, after the ancient English city, until after the war. To really get a proper appreciation of the area and Williamsburg, even a short stop in either or both of these places is easy to do and worth the while of any visitor to the Historic Triangle.

The peninsula of Virginia houses this historical gem of the Historical Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. All situated along and in and amongst the two rivers, experiencing the area is enjoyable at any time of the year. This area in general is great for American History enthusiasts as it clearly hosted so many important historical happenings that allow us to exist equally as Americans today. Virginia as a colony has deep roots in those events that allowed the United States of America to become what it is and what it represents in modern times. When you're ready to start your arrangements for travel to Williamsburg and the Historic Triangle, using EscapeWizard.com is a great way to get it all done in one place. Click on the above link to get started today!
Hotels in Williamsburg
By Tony Bonaventur​a
Homewood Suites by Hilton Williamsburg
601 Bypass Road, Williamsburg, VA
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Conveniently located off of I-64 in Williamsburg, VA, the Homewood Suites by Hilton provides a central location to discover the unique blend of history, golf courses, theme parks, and cultural arts that Williamsburg has to offer. Located just north of City Center, The Homewood Suites is a twenty minute drive from Newport News/ Williamsburg Airport, and three miles from Busch Gardens and Water Country theme park. Colonial Williamsburg, home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, shopping, and historical attractions, is just a short drive away. Arriving at the hotel, guests will be welcomed by a friendly and bi-lingual staff, and can begin checking in at 4 p.m. Baggage storage and self parking are also available.

This all-suite hotel offers several different suite choices, the largest being a two bedroom/two bath suite, featuring a king and two queen sized beds. For your comfort and convenience, Jacuzzi and smoking suites are also available. Each suite includes a fully equipped kitchen, separate living room with a pull out coach, an LCD HDTV in the living room and master bed room, premium cable, and complimentary high speed internet.

Not out sightseeing, hitting the fairway or playing at Busch Gardens? Relax in the heated indoor pool or break a sweat in the fitness center. The hotel also features a video arcade and a full service business center, including two meeting rooms and photo copying service. Guests can unwind after a long day with free dinner and drinks, served Monday through Thursday, and wake up each morning to a complimentary hot breakfast.

With so much to do and see, everyone from history buffs to roller coaster lovers will be captivated by the elegance and excitement of Williamsburg, VA. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Williamsburg provides a convenient and relaxing accommodation, ensuring that you get the most out of your time in the revolutionary city. Book cheap and easy through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).