●Williamsburg Inn – 136 East Francis Street; 757-253-2277 or 800-447-8679; colonialwilliamsburgresort.com; built in 1937; National Trust Historic Hotel; indoor pool.
●Cheese Shop – 410 West Duke of Gloucester Street; 757-220-1324; gourmet sandwiches.
●Fat Canary – 410 West Duke of Gloucester Street; 757-225-3333; nouvelle cuisine in Art Deco location; above usual touristy fare; try cornmeal oysters.
●Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que – 447 East Rochambeau; 757-565-2955; pierces.com; local legend.
●Spa of Colonial Williamsburg – 307 South England Street; 757-220-7720 or 800-688-6479; colonialwilliamsburgresort.com/spa.
●J. Fenton Modern American Crafts – 110 South Henry Street; 757-221-8200; quiltsunlimited.com; updated interpretations of clothing, jewelry, and quilts.
●Nancy Thomas Gallery of Folk Art – 407 West Duke of Gloucester Street; 757-259-1938; nancythomas.com; pricey and unusual interpretations of traditional American crafts.
SIGHTS & SITES
●Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum – 325 West Francis Street; 757-220-7693; history.org/history/museums; take docent-guided tour.
●Colonial National History Park – 757-898-3400 or 757-898-2410; nps.gov/colo.
●Colonial Parkway – on Virginia peninsula between James and York Rivers, short distance from I-64; 757-898-3400; nps.gov/colo/; 1 of 27 US “National Scenic Byways”; scenic 23-mile parkway linking 3 popular attractions of Virginia’s Historic Triangle of colonial-era communities, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown; part of National Park Service’s Colonial National Historical Park.
●Colonial Williamsburg Historic District – 102 Information Center Drive; 757-229-1000 or 800-447-8679; history.org; don’t miss Governor’s Palace and Bruton Parish Church.
●DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum – 325 West Francis Street; 757-229-1000; history.org/history/museums/dewitt_gallery_current.cfm; extensive collection of American and British antiques, including ceramics, firearms, furniture, glass, metals, paintings, prints, and textiles from 17th-19th Centuries.
●Williamsburg Winery – 5800 Wessex Hundred Road; 757-229-0999; williamsburgwinery.com; adjacent tavern serves snacks.