19 Top Favorite Local Spots in Williamsburg

Do you have a bit of extra time planned during your stay with us? Why not take some advice from the locals? Here are our top picks, from places to shop to things to do, that every Williamsburg local is familiar with, and for a good reason! You know what they say – when in Rome, do as the Romans do.


To watch the big game: Paul’s Deli/College Deli

To pick up a fantastic, yet affordable bottle of wine: A Chef’s Kitchen

To indulge in dessert: Extraordinary Cupcakes

To feed the family: a TIE between Retro’s Good Eats and The Cheese Shop

strawberry desserts


DoG St Pub Running Club

Summer Movie Nights on Prince George

Saturday Williamsburg Farmers Market

Pick all-you-can-eat crabs at Oceans and Ale (ok, so this is an activity AND a meal)

Free Summer Movies schedule

Outdoor Spots

To spend a day at the river: College Creek (the Williamsburg Parkway)

To watch a sunset: College Landing Park

To have a picnic: the Sunken Garden (William & Mary)

To go exploring: the College Woods/Lake Matoaka Amphitheater

scene of body of water from sandy shore

Family Fun

Busch Gardens / Water Country (everyone with a family has a season’s pass!)

AMF Bowling

Pirate’s Cove Mini Golf

Movie Tavern (High Street) 

Shopping – You can find anything between these three golden locations! 

Williamsburg Premium Outlets


Monticello Shopping Center

Questions? Feel free to ask!