The 10 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in America
To Do: Meet George Washington or Thomas Jefferson when you visit Revolutionary City, an interactive street theater that combines short skits with streetwide events. You'll be a part of the action—be it the collapse of the royal government or the creation of a nation.
To See: Political buildings and colonial homes make for fascinating sightseeing. Highlights include the printing office and bindery, the blacksmith and the governor's palace.
To Eat: Dine at a restored 18th-century tavern. The wait staff wears the clothing of the time period, and you can eat old-school dishes like Welsh Rarebit and Pottage Pye (for pickier eaters, the taverns offer some more modern fare).
To Stay: Spend the summer nights in a colonial house, each of which has its own unique history and furniture of the era.
For more information, visit Colonial Williamsburg's official website.