7 HELPFUL TIPS FOR A WILLIAMSBURG ROAD TRIP IN THE FALL
1. Temperature/Weather in Williamsburg, VA
Before you start packing, you will want to take a look at the weather forecast for the days of your trip. Virginia weather can go from hot and sunny to cooler temps in just a few hours, so you will want to be prepared for anything.
The historical averages tend to show warmer weather for eastern VA. In October the average temperature ranges from 75 degrees to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high temperature is 60.3 degrees. It is safe to say you can expect warm weather for your October trip!
October is still technically one of the warmer months in terms of weather. Early October will still be very much on the warm side, but by the end of the month things cool down a bit. Expect to see temps in the 70’s + humidity during the day.
However, you may also experience some cooler temperatures and even some chilly nights. Bring a jacket or even jeans to weather the October evenings at Busch Gardens.
October is the perfect month to make your first Williamsburg Road trip. It’s a good option because the peak travel season is over, but the weather is still gorgeous.
Parents- plan a weekend trip to Busch Gardens or Williamsburg for Columbus Day Weekend so that your children will not have to miss as much school. The weather is gorgeous and there’s fright in sight.
2. Enjoy the Local Williamsburg Fall Activities
There are a TON of things to do in Williamsburg Virginia in the fall. From outdoor activities like Busch Gardens and mini golf to walking on the beach or checking out one of the entertaining museums.
Let’s go over some of the top attractions in Williamsburg that are great to do during your fall road trip.
Outdoor Things to Do in Williamsburg in the Fall
If you are in town during the fall, you won’t want to miss the Howl-O-Scream event at Busch. Get spooked and scared by haunted houses, rides and dance parties.
We’re so lucky to have a Go Ape Adventure park here in Williamsburg. You can zipline through the woods, enjoy ropes courses
Go Ape is an unparalleled outdoor adventure experience. Tackle dangling obstacles, explore the trees from a new perspective and fly around on multiple ziplines from exciting heights.
Our Treetop Adventure & Treetop Journey courses are guaranteed to deliver laughter, smiles and a sense of accomplishment. Go Ape is perfect for everyone including friends, families, companies and parties.GoApe.com
- Colonial Heritage
- Kingsmill Golf Club
- Ford’s Colony Country Club
- Traditions at Stonehouse
- Golden Horseshoe Golf Club
- Williamsburg National
- Freedom Park
- Vertan’s Park
- Waller Mill Park/Trails
Trails & Biking
3. Do an Exciting Kid’s Outdoor Activity
4. Eat at one of these Dining Spots in Williamsburg
While there are a ton of choices for dinner in this touristy town, I’m going to stick to local places that aren’t chain restaurants.
- Emilys Donuts
- Aroma’s Cafe
- The Corner Pocket
- Sportsmans Grill
- Fat Tuna
- Food for Thought
- Casa Pearl
- Charley’s Airport Restaurant
- Pierce’s BBQ
- Old City Barbecue
FINE DINING IN WILLIAMSBURG
5. Stay at: Accommodations in Williamsburg
- Great Wolf Lodge
- Marriott’s Manor Club at Ford’s Colony
- Williamsburg Inn
- Hampton Inn & Suites Williamsburg-Richmond Rd.
- Griffin Hotel – Colonial Williamsburg
- Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg
6. Attend a Halloween Event
- Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens
- Best Pumpkin Patches in Williamsburg, VA
- What to Wear to Busch Gardens in the Fall
- WCA Fall Family Festival! Free – Oct. 29
- James City County Trick or Treat Hours 2021
7. Don’t miss a Thanksgiving Event in Williamsburg
- Blue Talon Bistro Turkey Trot 5k
- Annual Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov 26, 2021
- Liberty’s Ice Pavilion Outdoor Ice Skating in Merchants Square 2021 / 2022
- Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg December 2021
- 2nd Sundays Williamsburg’s Art & Music Festival!