Five Things to do on the Virginia Peninsula Before Summer Ends

Don't let Labor Day sneak up; get to those fun activities on the Virginia Peninsula before summer ends. There is still time to get to what's important. Just set aside the time and make it happen!

  1. Take a historic Yorktown cruise. Yorktown Sailing Charters offers trips aboard the Schooner Alliance and the Schooner Serenity. These vessels sail up and down the James River, while guides share a history of the area. Bring the kids for Pirate Cruises where crew members are dressed in pirate costumes. Or create a lasting memory by chartering the entire boat for just friends and family.
  3. See a ghost. Take a ghost tour such as the Historic Ghost Walk of Williamsburg. Learn which old dwellings the departed may still be haunting. Take a candlelit lantern tour while hearing fascinating stories of souls who may not be at rest.
  5. Play darts (corncob darts.) Visit the Jamestown Settlement to learn about some of the first inhabitants of the Virginia Peninsula, the Algonquian-speaking native Americans called Powhatans. Take a closer look at their ways of life through how they gardened, made pottery, cooked and played.
  7. Take a ride. Enjoy Colonial Williamsburg from a horse-drawn carriage ride. There are several types of these coaches to choose from and all can provide an experience that takes you back to a simpler time. Be sure to make reservations though, as this activity is quite popular.
  9. Tiptoe through the tulips. Take a stroll through the beautiful gardens at Brent and Becky's Bulbs in Gloucester. This regional treasure is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. The best news is that visitors can take some of the beauty with them, as there are plenty of bulbs, plants and seeds available for purchase here.

The Virginia Peninsula is where it's at; come see for yourself before summer is officially over.

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