Greetings, all. My DH has just surprised our family by booking a last minute NON-REFUNDABLE trip to CW for spring break (2 adults, 2 8-yr-olds) starting next Sat. 3/31! While I am very excited, my head is also spinning as I usually have time to research everything before a trip - but not this time!! Could you please help me with the Cliffs' Notes version of planning a trip to Colonial Williamsburg area? We will arrive Saturday 3/31 early afternoon and check out Wednesday morning 4/4 (though we may hang out in the area a bit that day before heading home to Charlotte, NC.) In my initial scramblings, I can tell that I'd like to take advantage of the chance to see the Jamestown and Yorktown areas as well, but not sure what is feasible, where things are located, are there recommmended "ticket packages" for multiple attractions, etc.
My kids enjoy history (2 8-yr old second graders) but might enjoy one day at Busch Gardens if time would allow it as a bit of a "break," but I want to keep the main focus on the historical attractions of this area for this trip. I know my kids would love checking out the various "trades" inside CW, but I'm not sure which of the tours are "can't miss" as well as appropriate for 8-yr-olds. Anything too scary or overly intense would not be a hit with our two.
Please help! I'd greatly appreciate your helping me focus as I am a bit overwhelmed and don't have time to waste! :) Thanks so much.