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Top 10 Reasons to Experience Colonial Williamsburg This Spring

WILLIAMSBURG, VA--(Marketwire - Mar 27, 2013) - It's not too late to book a spring getaway with Colonial Williamsburg. Here are the top 10 reasons to visit this season:

  • Two value-loaded packages.
    For families, the Colonial Williamsburg Experience package starts at $46 per person, per night and includes 3 days/2 nights accommodation, daily breakfast, and admission to Colonial Williamsburg's Revolutionary City and Art Museums. Couples can take advantage of the Spring Getaway package, starting at $125 per person, per night and including 3 days/2 nights accommodation, daily breakfast, admission to Colonial Williamsburg's Revolutionary City and Art Museums, and a $100 Activities Card.
  • Mystery and intrigue.
    RevQuest: The Lion and the Unicorn (available through April 21) - By unearthing clues and exploring the Revolutionary City, players aim to solve mysteries and protect the identity of a key revolutionary figure -- a spy whose activities helped ensure American victory at Yorktown. This interactive text-message based alternate reality adventure, built upon real-life events, is free with a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket and requires a phone capable of receiving text-messages.
  • Theatrical performances.
    The Revolutionary City street theater performances return for the season and can be seen throughout the town. Interactive and engaging, the program allows guests to get caught up in key moments of history.
  • Art and culture.
    Painters and Paintings of the Early American South, a new exhibition at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, features more than 80 paintings that reflect the groundbreaking research of one of the museums' curators. The exhibit represents the largest body of paintings from this time period and geography ever shown together.
  • Discovery and archaeology.
    The Tinsmith Shop, part of Anderson's Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury complex, opens April 20, as the newest reconstruction on the Duke of Gloucester Street. 
  • Tremendous savings.
    Colonial Williamsburg offers Virginia residents an opportunity for considerable savings with the Salute to Virginia offer: purchase a single-day admission ticket now through May 31 and receive an annual pass, valid for the rest of the year.
  • Fun after the sun.
    Once the sun sets on the Revolutionary City, guests are invited to participate in a rich schedule of evening programs and entertainment. From nighttime ghost tours to African-American storytelling, and more, there is something for all ages to enjoy.
  • Eats and treats.
    Colonial Williamsburg's culinary array appeals to all palates. Four historic dining taverns offer contemporary flavors inspired by 18th-century recipes, while Huzzah! BBQ Grille tempts with Southern barbecue dishes, salads, fresh desserts and home-made pizzas. Guests can enjoy 18th-century inspired menus prepared with locally sourced ingredients in the hotels and restaurants throughout the Revolutionary City or lunch at the Green and Gold Course Grills that overlook the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. 
  • Outdoor activities.
    Recreational activities abound for the entire family! Guests can hit the links at one of the three courses at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, or perfect their serve on one of eight tennis courts. Bicycle rentals are available at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg for a ride through the Revolutionary City. And, there's no more beautiful place for a brisk spring walk than the Revolutionary City itself, where the seeds of liberty took root. 
  • Beauty and nature.
    There is no better time to see the more than 100 colonial gardens and nurseries than this spring. Guests can enjoy the sight of tulips and heirloom roses in full bloom, and learn 18th-century techniques for growing vegetables and herbs.

For more information, visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com or call 800-447-8679.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a center for history and citizenship, is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to promoting the importance of an informed, active citizenry. Guests can discover the ongoing relevance of the past in the Revolutionary City® and Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg while experiencing all that the Foundation offers: five award-winning Colonial Williamsburg hotels; the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club; The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg; fine dining in more than 20 locations; and shopping in 40 stores. colonialwilliamsburg.com.