We had to check out of our hotel by 10:00 am on Sunday, so we packed up all our mess and threw it all in the back of the truck by 9:45. Our original plan was to drive to Yorktown, which was only about 20 minutes away, to find some breakfast and then spend some time on the beach.
I used Yelp to figure out a good breakfast stop… but unfortunately we never found it. I don’t know if it closed at some point or if my GPS was punking me, but we ended up eating breakfast at McDonalds. The day went up from there though because we took advantage of some free parking and walked a super short distance to the beach.
That’s right, a BEACH that was super close to Colonial Williamsburg. After a full day at Busch Gardens, spending a couple hours listening the quiet lapping of the water was exactly what we needed.
It wasn’t quite warm enough to play in the water (however, some other kids jumped in with no problem), so we basically just layed on our blanket while Jack played with his toys. There was even a really cool “pirate ship” that Jack decided was Jake’s from Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
Oh and Jack’s shirt is from Old Navy. It was on the clearance rack a couple weeks ago and I just couldn’t resist. So cute, right?!
So there you go, our entire weekend in three posts. We had an amazing time and it was such a nice break from the normal reality of working. I would HIGHLY recommend Williamsburg if you’re traveling with a toddler. They probably won’t get much out of the historic area, but between the animals, amusement parks and beaches it was a total winner for us!
Have you taken a fun 3-day weekend family trip recently? Where do you recommend (or not recommend)? Have you followed the yellow brick road to a Yelp reviewed place, only to NEVER find it?