Fun Within Walking Distance – Places to Explore Near Campus

By: Meghann Mullarkey

Whether you’re looking for a way to spend some extra time, a study break, or a night out with friends, Williamsburg has a wide variety of fun within walking distance of campus. 

  • Williamsburg Farmers Market 

The Williamsburg Farmers Market occurs every Saturday starting at the beginning of March through to the end of October. They also have a holiday market in the winter! On Duke of Gloucester (DoG) street every Saturday you’ll find a collection of booths ranging from fresh produce, soaps, flowers, and more. 

  • Martha Wrenn Briggs Amphitheater 

Right behind the business school lies the Martha Wrenn Briggs Amphitheater. Go to relax, do some yoga, or hang out with friends with the beautiful backdrop of Lake Matoaka. 

  • Picnic on Sunken Garden 

Gather some food from the dining hall or a local restaurant, some friends, and a blanket to have a picnic in the Sunken Garden! This is a perfect way to spend some extra time without the hassle of leaving campus! 

  • Second Sundays 

Each second Sunday beginning March through December, the Second Sunday festival occupies 6 blocks of downtown Williamsburg. The festival contains many art booths, food trucks, bands and more!   

  • Go walking through history in CW

One of the most unique things about Williamsburg is its preservation of history. Colonial Williamsburg (CW) is a wonderful place for a walk, people watching, reading a book, and hanging out with friends. Filled with restaurants, nature, and street performers, CW holds a new experience every visit.

  • Ice Skating on DoG street

During the colder months, CW is a great place to go ice skating with friends and family. The Liberty ice rink located on the Duke of Gloucester (DoG) street right behind Merchants Square rents ice skates and sells hot beverages for some wintery fun. 

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