Hi! Wanted to see what you think of our itinerary and ask for suggestions on meals during our travels. We will be doing 6 days in Virginia before heading to a SW Pennsylvania wedding. We start out Sunday July 29th and are coming from Central PA. Me, husband, kids age 9 and 11. And just so you know, my husband is dead set against Busch Gardens - we live near Hersheypark and just took the kids to Disney World 6 months ago so he says enough with the amusement parks. Staying at Great Wolf Lodge where the kids will be able to enjoy water slides and activities is the compromise, since I don't think it's fair to make them do history, history, history non-stop on vacation. :)
Sun: get up early drive to Mount Vernon spend afternoon (closes at 5 pm?) then drive to Williamsburg and Great Wolf Lodge.
Mon: CW, maybe taking a break mid day to enjoy GWL.
Tue: a.m. in Jamestown and Jamestown Settlement, let kids enjoy GWL for rest of day until Tavern dinner and ghost tour at CW
Wed: more touring at CW again with a possible break for GWL
Thur: get up and drive to Monticello spend night in Charlottesville.
Fri. Walk around UVA before heading to Luray Caverns en route to Ohiopyle State park in PA for friends' wedding weekend.
Does this seem appropriate? Will we have enough time to see the majority of CW and the other sites? Or maybe too much, and the kids will get bored?
I was planning on getting the 3 day multi-pass for CW and paying for Jamestown separately, since we weren't particularly interested in Yorktown. Is this the best deal considering we can get the multipass at a AAA discount, but not the bounce or triangle passes.
Any suggestions on places to stop and eat between Mount Vernon and Williamsburg (Fredericksburg or Richmond?) and also near Monticello and in Charlottesville? I've done some research and have ideas for Williamsburg -- though perhaps a good place for inexpensive breakfast would be nice. But having trouble otherwise. We would like to do sit down and my kids are happy any place they can get a good burger or wings. Hoping our only fast food will be the Five Guys in Alexandria right before we get to Mount Vernon, if we can avoid it otherwise.
Thanks!Edited: 12 June 2012, 19:51