Treat Yourself to a Parents-Only Weekend in Williamsburg

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding, and often challenging, roles that a person can take on. As you dedicate so much of yourself to your children, every now and then you and your partner deserve some alone time! Upcoming weekend events in Williamsburg have everything that you and your spouse need to make the most of a weekend away from the kids! This sample itinerary for a kid’s free weekend during October 4th-6th gives you and your partner some well-deserved down time!

The most important part of any weekend getaway is reserving the perfect hotel for your stay, and Williamsburg presents visitors with several options! For couples wanting to make the most of their time alone, there is no better hotel than the Hampton Inn and Suites, located only one mile away from Colonial Williamsburg! Luxurious rooms and choice accommodations offered at the Hampton Inn will leave you feeling pampered and well-rested once the weekend is over. If you want to feel “at home” during your stay, consider a bed and breakfast! Cedars of Williamsburg B&B, and Brick House Inn are both quaint lodging options in the area that will give you the leisure of a weekend away while keeping you comfortable in warm, pleasant surroundings. Once you’ve reserved your room, you’ll need to get out and enjoy the city! Consider the following “parent-friendly” activities to fully enjoy your time spent together!

Merchants Square—85th Birthday Bash!
After checking into your room, head on out to Merchant’s Square, Friday October 4th, to celebrate their 85th birthday! From 7 to 9 pm, enjoy free music from the Right On Band, as you dance the night away to 70’s funk and disco! Hot dogs, burgers, brats, and shrimp will all be available to purchase in the square’s food tent during the festivities. Admission to the event is free and the celebration starts at 6 pm.

Yorktown Wine Festival
Spend Saturday, October 5th sampling premiere wines and enjoying the sounds of Bobby “Black Hat” Walters at the Yorktown Wine Festival! From noon until 6 pm, you will have the opportunity to taste wines from some of Virginia’s finest wineries, including Belle Mount Vineyards, Williamsburg Winery, and Good Luck Cellars. After a day of wine-tasting, don’t miss the festival’s dinner event! Enjoy a romantic 4-course dinner, accompanied by harmonious air provided by the Williamsburg String Trio.

Williamsburg Hot Air Balloon Rides
Spend the last day of your parents-only weekend cruising along delicate and slow-moving clouds in the Williamsburg sky. A hot air balloon ride is the perfect way to unwind with your partner as you cherish your last day free of the kids. Relax as you soar effortlessly high above the countryside, and allow yourself to ease into the gentle breeze before your departure back to Virginia soil. After your ride, you will be ready to return home, rested and at ease.

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