Yankee Candle, which sits in the heart of Williamsburg, offers thousands of candles to match every need and want. The well-known brand specializes in candle manufacturing and sales. At the Williamsburg flagship store, which is considered to be the largest in the country, customers can browse through some 250,000 candles, ranging in shape and size and covering more than 150 different scents. Kids will also love this store, as they can make their own jar candles when they come along. If you're looking to accent (and scent) your home with a particular flair and feel, come explore Yankee Candle and let your nose make the decisions for you.
Inspired by the 18th Century architectural history of Williamsburg, Merchants Square is a lovely blend of old charm and new flair. Beautiful colonial buildings house a variety of boutiques, shops and restaurants. If it's souvenirs you're looking for, head over to Everything Williamsburg, or if it's a new outfit you're after, try clothing boutiques located in the square. There are plenty of fabulous restaurants in the area too, with menus that range from seafood, to comfort food. The square also offers a variety of practical amenities and services, such as banks and ATMS, information centers and ticketing booths.
This scenic waterfront shopping area was designed with the shopper in mind. Inspired by the beauty of old colonial Williamsburg and infused with the flair of modern shopping, this outdoor shopping area offers a variety of different stores, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. And if the shops aren't enough to reel you in, consider going for the breathtaking surroundings. Nestled on the banks of the York River, this scenic area offers picturesque views and resting points, as well as a mile-long river walking trail. During high season, street performers and musicians add to the ambiance.
Shopping at Williamsburg at Home is like picking through the wares of an 18th Century shop. The shop, which is located in Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square, has all of the decorations and furnishings you would need to give your home some colonial flair. From glassware, to bedding, to vintage furniture, Williamsburg at Home has it all.
If you enjoy exploring quaint bookshops filled with volumes on every topic imaginable, then stop by The Bookpress, Ltd. during your stay in Williamsburg. The beautiful shop was opened up in 1973 and has books, maps, and prints for sale. The shop also prints catalogues of books on a variety of topics, from Colonial Americana to wine and horticulture.
The Peninsula Town Center is an outdoor shopping center in Hampton. The center has over 70 different stores, so it's perfect for a shopping spree day. In addition to the shopping, there is also a bowling alley and a movie theater.
If your sweet tooth starts acting up on your trip to Williamsburg, head over to Wythe Candy & Gourmet Shop to curb those cravings. The specialty shop has tons of fine confections to choose from, including fresh fudge, hand-dipped caramel apples, and the area's largest selection of candies.
The Carousel, located in the heart of Merchants Square, specializes in children's clothing and carries a variety of sizes ranging from infants to teens. And with more that 300 different clothing labels to choose from, you're certain to find just the item you're looking for. Whether it's a casual outfit for your newborn, or a pretty sundress for your teen, Carousel is there to add a bit more flair to your child's wardrobe.
Previously known as The Jazzy Giraffe, D. Wright clothing shop offers timeless and classic pieces that will accentuate the innate beauty that all women have. International designer wares by Aventures des Toiles, Jag Jeans and Bo’s Art rub shoulders on the racks at this cute boutique located in the colonial Merchants Square. Each piece on the racks and the shelves are hand-picked by the owners themselves and it’s see the keen eye they have for stylish, fashionable clothing. Besides the chic collection for women, the shop also has a limited yet a well-curated collection for men.
Located in the heart of charming Williamsburg, the Peanut Shop lives up to its name, specializing in everything peanut. You can get a variety of different peanut products here, from chocolate covered and honey roasted to sugary brittle, and of course, the good ole slow roasted kind. And these aren't just any peanuts, these are Virginian peanuts, which are known for their flavor, crunch and smell. And at the Peanut Shop they are roasted and manufactured using old-fashioned methods to ensure impeccable quality and one-of-a-kind taste. So if peanuts make you nutty, head over there for a little taste of paradise.