Nine Inspiring Ways to Discover Greater Williamsburg, VA, This Summer

May 01, 2013, 11:15 ET from Greater Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Warmer weather is just ahead and Greater Williamsburg is blooming with activities for the season. Consider these nine ways to experience the region this summer:

Dine & Drink through Europe, No Passport Required: Sample tastes from Italy, Germany, France, and Ireland at the world's most beautiful theme park at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival May 31-June 23. Bon appetit!

Celebrate History: On May 11, 2013, mark the 406th anniversary of the 1607 founding in Virginia of America's first permanent English settlement with Jamestown Day, featuring tours, maritime displays and traditional entertainment at Jamestown Settlement.

Dig In: Join Historic Jamestowne archaeological curators as they give a behind-the-scenes look at the artifact collection of James Fort during the Curator's Artifact Tour. Don't miss the live excavation taking place!

Uncover 18th-century Culinary Secrets: Learn about the processing and use of chocolate in "Secrets of the Chocolate Maker" and techniques for butchering and curing hams during "From Hog to Ham" as Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Foodways interpreters demonstrate 18th-century food preparation methods.  

Reveal the Mystery: Join in the mission to save the cause of American liberty in Colonial Williamsburg's alternate reality spy game, "RevQuest: The Black Chambers." Beginning June 17, 2013, there are codes to break, chances of detection and thrills along Duke of Gloucester Street.

Witness the Revolution: Listen, read, and experience the challenges colonists faced during the conflict of Yorktown, featuring recollections of the war by an array of individuals in the Yorktown Victory Center galleries.

Go Wild: New for 2013, flock to the Birds of Prey Up-Close exhibit featuring owls, eagles, and the ancient art of falconry at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Don a leather glove and command these falcons via techniques utilized by European royalty for centuries.

Follow the Drama: Trace the rise of Southern society at the groundbreaking exhibition "Painters and Paintings in the Early American South" with more than 83 paintings, 70 portraits and 31 artists at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

Plan A Visit: Stay at the Williamsburg Lodge with the Spring Getaway Package, close to the Revolutionary City, steps to the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, and a $100 resort activities card. (3 days, 2 nights at $125/person)

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