My wife and I will be vacationing in the Williamsburg area for our anniversary this October. We chose Williamsburg because we had some free airline vouchers, and I've always loved the Tidewater area (and US History).
My wife has never been there, but loves seeing new places. While I am obsessed with history, she's not into it at all. She insists that she doesn't dislike history, but she just never "got it" in school or college. It was always something she couldn't make a connection with.
I'm wanting her to have a great time on our vacation, but I also want to get her in on some of the great historical attractions that Williamsburg has to offer. I've traced her family history, and found that her ancestors came over from England to the historic triangle area in the 1620s. I think it'd be a shame for her to miss out on all this area has to offer, especially when it has so much direct personal history for her family line.
I know that we're going to do Busch Gardens Howl-o-Scream one or two days, and I also plan on taking her shopping. I'm really looking for a way to expose her to all the great historical attractions in the area, but I also don't want to feel like I bored her the whole trip. Any advice is greatly appreciated!