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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All of the arts and crafts sold at Auntie M's American Cottage were made by American artists. Auntie M is actually Marilyn West, a self-taught artist who wanted to create a shop that would highlight the upcycled, repurposed, and creative pieces that Yorktown's local artists dream up. The store also plays host to creative workshops where local artists teach techniques for creating crafts like fabric collage.