Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. These pivotal points in the birth of the American nation form America's Historic Triangle.
The first English people arrived at Jamestown in 1607, establishing a colony on the shores of the James River. And in 18th-century Williamsburg thoughts of independence and rumblings of revolution began to percolate. Those ideas turned into action, the American Revolution. In Yorktown in 1781, General George Washington's troops and French allies won the last major battle of the American Revolution. American independence was on its way.
Virginia’s Historic Triangle has such a wealth of historical attractions -- along with plenty of family fun, golf, terrific accommodations and dining -- that plotting your vacation here can be overwhelming.
This is when you need this app. It includes the latest information on regional attractions, from the capital of the Colony of Virginia, to theme parks, wineries, Confederate forts and day trips. Then the app helps you sort through all the information to help you plan your trip.
Sort the entries by areas or by special interests, such as family fun, outdoors, dining, day trips or hidden gems. Scrolling down the alphabetical list of more than 150 entries will show you all the terrific things you can do here.
Each entry has a written description as well as a slide show, which is a visual preview. You'll find a map, directions, hours and prices. There are active links to related entries and to phone numbers and websites. The app can even call a taxi for you!
Once you are in the Historic Triangle, use the app to find out what else is near your current location.
Trip planning, travel tips and money savers help maximize your vacation time and money.
• Planning tips for your visit to Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Historic Area. Did you know that you could save money by buying your admissions passes online?
• Regional tips on airports, traffic updates and weather
• How to reduce parking hassles by using free or inexpensive transportation around the Historic Triangle
• Tips on money-saving combination tickets, which let you visit two or more places for reduced prices. Links to online ticket deals, even dining discounts at the theme parks.
• Ideas and information for day trips, including Alexandria and Charlottesville. Visit presidential homes, an acclaimed maritime museum, a university that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
★ About the Author ★
Mary Ann Hemphill is a former resident of Williamsburg and visits the area frequently. During each trip she combines trips to her favorite places and also explores Virginia’s Historic Triangle in search of new sights, experiences, dining spots and shops. Mary Ann's travel articles and photos covering Virginia’s travel scene have appeared in magazines, newspapers and on websites. She has also written about Virginia’s country inns and bed & breakfast establishments for Fodor's Guides. Her other app, “Newport Beach Insider,” is available in the iTunes store.
★ About Sutro Media ★
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