Gloucester is a popular place to head to while you are exploring Chesapeake Bay as many of the city’s main attractions are within easy reach. Two sights that should be at the top of every visitor’s itinerary is the fascinating Water Country USA and the much-loved Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Two other worthy points of interest nearby Gloucester are the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center and the Prime Outlets Williamsburg.
There are plenty of unique cultural highlights in and around Gloucester. Wander through the exhibits and enjoy the atmosphere of the Lee Hall Mansion in Yorktown, the U.S. Army Transportation Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Williamsburg. Book seats for a live show at Kimball Theater in Williamsburg. The area is a great place for lovers of art. Make sure you see the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg.
Looking for some fun for the kids? Everyone will be thoroughly entertained at the various child-friendly destinations close by. Take a trip to the Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf in Williamsburg. The whole family will love the chance to get out and get active.
Get your body moving out-of-doors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. There are no shortage of urban parks, so take a picnic blanket to the Newport News Park in Yorktown, the Williamsburg Botanical Garden in Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Freedom Park.
Make sure that you set aside plenty of time to see the popular sights in and around the area. Chesapeake Bay is filled with reminders of the past; don’t miss the Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown and Governor's Palace in Williamsburg. The Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg offers travellers to Chesapeake Bay a chance to better understand the role religion has played in the area.
Indulge in your favourite pastime at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg and the Stonehouse Golf Club. Grab your lucky putter and hit the greens.
For those without kids, there are some great places to relax, including Williamsburg Winery in Williamsburg.
Finding somewhere handy to base yourself close to the Gloucester area is simple. The Historic Powhatan Resort, Williamsburg, the Greensprings Vacation Resort, Williamsburg and the DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg are among the many great places to stay around here.