My sister in law and I (both 51 yr olds) will be going to Williamsburg this summer and I have a lot of questions. First, let me tell you about us so you can tell me if this is a good destination for us.
I love history! Gettysburg was one of my favorite trips. Deb has never been to a historical site so I'm not sure what she'll think of it. She is a huge Disney fan and loves theme parks (Busch Gardens?). Neither of us likes roller coasters and I believe Busch Gardens has a lot of them, but does it have enough other things to make it worthwhile for us?
We will be flying in (free airfare through AirTran) and renting a car. Where should we stay? We prefer to rent homes so that we can have some "alone" time and if we're lucky, a private spa. However, a 2 room suite might also work in a hotel setting. It seems lodging is rather expensive in the area.
So, what else should we do? Williamsburg and Jamestown are a must. What about plantations? I've read a little in the forums about them... are there any that are exceptional?
Deb is also a big shop-a-holic. Are there any flea markets, Outlet Centers, etc?
We're planning on staying a week - Saturday to Saturday.
Thank you for your help!!! I am looking forward to your replies.