We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Need a realistic answer please :)

Level Contributor
149 posts
Save Topic
Need a realistic answer please :)

Hi all -

Looking to make a day trip from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach, the week of 9/24. Thinking of a Tuesday or Wednesday to avoid heavier traffic. Realistically speaking, how long of a ride should it be back and forth if we were to make a full day of it? We'll leave however early we have to in the morning, and have no problem spending the entire day and driving back in the evening. I just want to have a timeframe in mind to plan around.

Thanks so much!!

Mentioned in this post
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach
2,466 Reviews
Virginia Beach, VA
Level Contributor
153 posts
11 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Need a realistic answer please :)

About an hour each way if you leave early, & stay late. A little less if you like the accelerator.

Destination Expert
for Virginia Beach
Level Contributor
6,812 posts
15 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Need a realistic answer please :)

It's not uncommon at all for people in one area to make a trip to the other, so...come on. You might check here to see what is going on so you don't miss something by a day. Note the fireworks schedule and the Beach Street (Atlantic Ave between 17th and 25th) performers.


Destination Expert
for Williamsburg
Level Contributor
6,988 posts
61 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Need a realistic answer please :)

My experience has been closer to hour and a quarter on a good day, two to three hours on a bad day. Luck of the draw sometimes.

Check local TV and/or radio before you go. They're generally pretty good at reporting problems, back-ups, etc.

Edited: 19 June 2012, 14:17
4. Re: Need a realistic answer please :)

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 21 June 2013, 05:16
Get answers to your questions about Virginia Beach