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Virginia Attractions Near our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast
Located near many of Virginia’s main cities and attractions, the Alice Person House Bed and Breakfast is just a day trip away from Newport News, Virginia Beach and Richmond, Virginia. Read more about these exciting areas that are so close to our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast!
Virginia Beach, VA
Time to have fun in the sun! Just 1 hour 15 minute drive from our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast, the popular Virginia Beach is chock-full of shows, dining, parks, recreation, shopping, events and more! And don’t forget about the miles of beaches! Take a walk down the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, a 3 mile promenade alive both day and night. Experience an array of aquatic species at the Virginia Marine Science Museum. Immerse yourself in nature at one of the many state parks, or make a splash at Ocean Breeze Water Park. Take an afternoon and head south to Virginia Beach!
No matter what your interests are, you are sure to be amazed by all the fun and excitement that surrounds our Williamsburg VA Bed and Breakfast!
Newport News, VA
Situated just 25 minutes from Williamsburg, Newport News is a great city filled with world-class attractions, events, golfing, dining, shopping and more. Discover the beauty of nature at one of the 30 public parks where you can canoe, bike, hike, or just stroll through the floral gardens. Remember, Newport News is easy to get to from our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast!
No matter what time of year you are staying at the Alice Person House, it is always a good time to take a day trip to nearby Richmond. Filled with plenty of sights and attractions, there is something for every interest! Located just 45 minutes from our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast, the city offers everything from theatrical outdoor concerts, to the popular Paramount Kings Dominion, a lively amusement park that will make you feel like a kid again! Immerse yourself in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, which come alive with tulips in the spring! Richmond, Virginia is also brimming with history – visit the area’s restored buildings and homes or visit one of the many museums commemorating the historic past! In the mood to shop until you drop? Experience the open-air shopping malls, Stony Point Fashion Park and Short Pump Town Center, or venture to Carytown for unique shopping. In the need for speed? During the fall and spring, you can experience thrilling NASCAR races! Whatever you do, Richmond VA will be a day trip to remember!
The first European settlers to Virginia settled in and around Jamestown along the James River. They struggled for several years until they discovered a crop that could sustain them and their families – tobacco. Plantations at one extended from the mouth of the James River at Hampton Roads to Richmond, Virgina.
Several historic plantations still overlook the tidal portion of the river (below the falls at Richmond). Thirty-three of them are registered in the National Register of Historic Places. They include the tiny Piney Grove (which saw its beginnings as a log corncrib around 1790) to the gloriously grand Bacon’s Castle.
Visit the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places website on the plantations.