What To Do In and Around York County During Summer Vacation

As summertime rapidly approaches, York County residents are looking for options to fill their warm days off. York County offers a plethora of activities to do and places to visit, especially during the summer months. Here is a list of some of the sights to see this summer.

Yorktown Beach is a must to visit on nice days. The two-acre beach boarders the York River and has something for everybody. If you are not much of a sunbather, there are shops and restaurants to pop into. If you are a history buff, there are monuments and colonial-aged buildings to explore like Cornwallis’s Cave and the Yorktown Victory Monument. If you like hiking, there are also many winding tails to walk.

A local favorite is to visit Busch Gardens Europe in Williamsburg. Busch Gardens is home to many famous roller coasters, exciting plays and shows, and great food to snack on. It is only about 30 minutes away from Yorktown and it has been voted by many organizations to be the most beautiful amusement park around. The only thing negative about the Busch Gardens experience is that it can be a little pricey, but it is worth it.

If you are a fan of historic fun, take a visit to the Jamestown Settlement. Patrons who visit the settlement learn about the start of the United States through many perspectives. There is the James Fort that portrays how the settlers lived in the 18th century. There is also a Powhatan village that visitors can tour and see how the Native Americans lived in longhouses and what food they ate. There is also an informative museum that takes guests through time and space to show them what life was like for the earliest Americans. The Jamestown Settlement is also free to York County, James City County, and Williamsburg residents!

Another historic spot to visit in the area is Colonial Williamsburg. Visitors can take tours of the colonial attractions that include but are not limited to the Colonial Garden, the Courthouse, the Military Encampment, and the Governor’s Palace. Colonial Williamsburg also offers ghost tours and opportunities to eat at colonial-time restaurants. There are some free areas of Colonial Williamsburg, but to get the full experience patrons should buy a single-day ticket.

If you are more into getting spooked you can always take a drive down Crawford Road. Crawford Road is a haunted street in Yorktown that is known for its ghostly bridge. Crawford Road is a dark, windy trail that local residents drive through all the time to get some thrills. There are many stories about the history of Crawford, and many locals can tell you their experiences of driving on the road late at night. If you decide to take a visit to Crawford Road, just make sure you are safe!

York County and the surrounding areas offer a plethora of sights to see and fun to experience, especially in the summer months. Everyone can find something to fill their days off with productive and enriching activities. Have a great summer!


Published by The Yorktown Crier on April 13, 2017


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