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Located on the Old Campus of the College of William & Mary, the Sunken Garden is an expansive stretch of grass that is extremely popular with students who come here to study, socialize and play. Take a stroll with your special someone in the evenings or simply enjoy the lush greenery of the garden. The garden was designed by architect Charles Robinson in the early 19th Century and since then, it has been a major historical attraction.
Established in 1985, the Williamsburg Winery produces almost 25% of all the wine made in Virginia. Tours and tastings are held year round. When you stop by make sure to get a taste of the Governor's White, the most popular wine made at the vineyard. Choose between a guided tour, a reserved wine tasting or a tour and tasting with lunch at the Gabriel Archer Tavern. Or just visit the wine shop for a large selection of non-wine items, such as sauces, spreads, and wine related paraphernalia. Hours vary seasonally so call ahead for information.
Established in 2000, The Williamsburg Botanical Garden is a gorgeous botanical garden that is home to over 2000 trees and other flora. The property consists of more than 15 species of daffodils in the bulb garden, lilac and wildflowers like rattlesnake master and blanket flower. However, the most popular area in this green cover is the butterfly garden where visitors can marvel at hundreds of butterflies. Besides the scenic beauty of the landscape, Williamsburg Botanical Garden is also known for its sustainable gardening practices like its green roof pavilion. Visitors can not only enjoy the natural scenery, but they can also participate in educational tours.
A short distance from Williamsburg's town life lies the tranquil natural beauty of York River State Park. The congregation of saltwater and freshwater is responsible for the unique ecosystem and biodiversity found around the park; it's a popular destination for nature lovers. Excellent fishing, boating and hiking opportunities make this park a favorite among locals and visitors. The park is for day use only and has no overnight camping facilities. Parking and boat launch fees are applicable.