Get Out and Have Fun!

The Yorktown Beach Hotel is your basecamp! Close enough to explore everything from attractions that are immersed in history, world-class theme parks and plenty of outdoor activities. You'll find local shopping and dining right outside the hotel's front door or jump on the complimentary trolley to get a full tour of what our city has to offer to all age levels.

Yorktown Visitors Map
  • Tulips along the river with the bridge in the background
  • People drinking draft beers
  • Beautiful tropical drink on a table
  • Two fish tacos on a square white plate that has WSG written on it in sauce
  • A flight of 4 beers, from very dark to amber to golden to pale.
  • Grilled chicken and a salad near Yorktown Beach Hotel, a hotel near Williamsburg.
  • Four bottles of wine.
  • Man and woman laughing with their waitress
  • Old fashioned style trolley offering free rides near Yorktown Beach Hotel.

Yorktown Trolley

This complimentary service alleviates the hassle of finding parking close to the waterfront, especially during peak tourist season and during special events.

  • Yellow roller coaster track with a loop
A Thrilling Experience

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

For the thrill seekers, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a great day trip away from Yorktown. Only 12 miles and a 15 minute drive from the Yorktown Beach Hotel. This European-themed amusement park has rides for all ages. Ride one of their seven world-class roller coasters or jump on the brand-new Finnegan’s Flyer which recently opened May 2019. It is consistently named the country’s most beautiful amusement park and has plenty of family attractions. Take a walk through the Sesame Street Forest of Fun or explore the Land of the Dragons. With plenty of restaurants, shopping and special events throughout the year, it keeps residents and visitors coming back for more. If you are visiting around Halloween, make sure to attend the Howl-O-Scream for top-notch haunted houses and escape rooms.

  • Kids in a pool at Water Country
A Wet & Wild Experience

Water Country USA

Looking for some thrills for the whole family while staying cool. Water Country USA is located next to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and only a short 10 minute drive from the Yorktown Beach Hotel. Take a break from the Yorktown Beach and experience the mid-Atlantic’s largest water theme park. With state-of-the-art water rides and resort-style amenities, Water Country USA is the perfect place to spend a summer day. It has 16 water rides and attractions, highlighted by the Colossal Curl. With action-packed thrill rides available, the park also has plenty of places to relax and rewind. Float down one of their lazy rivers or kick up your feet in a luxury cabana. Water Country USA is undoubtedly one of the best things to do when staying at the Yorktown Beach Hotel during the warm summer months.

  • Williamsburg historic governor's mansion
A Historical Day Trip

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is a great day trip from Yorktown for the whole family, and it is only a 20 minute drive from the Yorktown Beach Hotel. Take a time machine back to the 18th century and experience life during the dawn of America. The world’s largest and most expansive living history museum gives its guests a deeper understanding of this country. History comes alive here as you can meet with the founders of this nation. Hear stories from the people who laid the foundation and set the ideals we strive for today. Visit the Governor’s Palace, where Patrick Henry (“give me liberty or give me death!”) and Thomas Jefferson once lived.

  • View of a Clipper Ship near Yorktown Beach Hotel from the Jamestown Settlement museum.
A Historical Day Trip

Jamestown Settlement

Sticking with the historical trend, visit Jamestown Settlement to see how the first permanent English colony in America began. Only 20 miles and a 25 minute scenic drive from the Yorktown Beach Hotel, the Jamestown Settlement offers another great day trip from your base of exploration. Explore the replicas of Captain John Smith’s three ships that arrived in 1607. Its living history programs take you through cultural events between the British, Powhatan Indians, and Africans that converged on the land. The story of the people who founded Jamestown and of the Virginia Native Americans they encountered is told through film, gallery exhibits and living history at Jamestown Settlement. Outdoors, visitors can board replicas of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607, explore life-size re-creations of the colonists’ fort and a Powhatan village, and tour a riverfront discovery area to learn about European, Powhatan and African economic activities associated with water.

  • Family in a Revolutionary War museum with a big cannon behind them
Experience History Only a Short Walk Away

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Located on Water St. in Yorktown and only a few minutes walk from the Yorktown Beach Hotel, visitors of all ages will enjoy the American Revolution Museum. Remodeled and launched in 2017, this museum offers comprehensive and immersive indoor exhibits. The films and galleries walk you through America from its colonial status to nationhood. Once you soak everything in, you can head outside to their living history portion of the museum. With a re-created Continental Army encampment and a Revolution-era farm, the costumed staff will blow you away with their knowledge of this history.

  • Statue in front of The College of William & Mary
One of the Oldest College's in the United States

College of William and Mary

Founded in 1693, William and Mary is the United States second oldest college. With a rich liberal arts program and cutting-edge research programs, it has remained one of the top schools in the country. Nicknamed the Alma Mater of the Nation, William and Mary educated Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler. In addition to three presidents, the college was also home to four signers of the Declaration of Independence, 16 members of the continental congress, and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. A 17-year-old George Washington even received his surveyor’s license through William and Mary. Dropping your kid off for college or looking to make a visit? The Yorktown Beach Hotel has been welcoming parents and visitors of College of William and Mary as the place to stay, while gaining respite from the “hustle and bustle” of Williamsburg.