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Hotels in Williamsburg near Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Introduction

Since 1975, Busch Gardens Williamsburg has been thrilling visitors of all ages with its exciting rides and attractions. Set in a 383-acre park 5.3 miles southeast of Williamsburg, Busch Gardens is divided into various European hamlets. They features rides, architecture, and food inspired by England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, and Italy, as well as French Canada. For very young children, there's also the Sesame Street Forest of Fun, with lots of family-friendly rides and attractions based on the TV series. Its Broadway-style shows are a big hit, as are the theme park's hair-raising roller coasters.

Hotels near Busch Gardens Williamsburg

The hotels within a short distance of Busch Gardens Williamsburg are mainly in the middle of the price range, and many of these offer such amenities as indoor or outdoor pools. You can find budget options on Highway 60 leading into Williamsburg. And if you want more upscale hotels, check out the historic lodgings available in Williamsburg itself. The best time to visit Williamsburg is either in the spring or fall, when the temperatures are pleasant. The summer months bring higher hotel prices, so you might want to book ahead to try to find a better deal.

Where to stay near Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Families visiting Busch Gardens Williamsburg will more likely wish to stay as close to the theme park as possible, especially if they are traveling with very young children. History buffs might prefer to stay in Williamsburg itself, where they can explore the town's beautiful colonial architecture and enjoy the performances of costumed actors in the streets playing historical characters. If you want a scenic backdrop to your romantic break, book a hotel close to the James River and take advantage of the boat trips that make their leisurely way up and down the river.

Things to see near Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Once you've explored colonial Williamsburg, take the kids to Water Country USA, a large water park that's 4.4 miles from Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Explore a part of the Revolutionary War by visiting Yorktown Battlefield, where British troops surrendered to George Washington in 1781. It's 12.4 miles east of Busch Gardens. Another important sight for fans of colonial history is Jamestown, which is 13.6 miles away. Its living museums take you straight back to the 18th century. Wine connoisseurs can spend an afternoon tasting the offerings at the Williamsburg Winery, 7.3 miles away.

How to get to Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is easy to get to, as it's on Highway 60 near I-64. There's plenty of parking on and near the site, and there's a tram shuttle that serves the outlying parking lots. Getting around within the park is easy and entertaining if you take the steam-powered Busch Gardens Railway. Williamsburg is on the Amtrak train line, and the station is 5.1 miles from the theme park. The Williamsburg Area Transit Authority has a network of buses within the town and also a bus route directly to Busch Gardens.