Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a popular theme park with themed areas that showcase different European countries, including England, Italy, Germany and Ireland. Along with its themed restaurants and shops, the amusement park features exhilarating and family-friendly rides, live shows and interactive animal experiences.
The park is divided into 10 unique hamlets, from the England-inspired Banbury Cross to the recreated Scottish Highlands at Heatherdowns. Kids will love the rides and characters at the Sesame Street Forest of Fun, while San Marco transports you to Italy with its Italian restaurants and Starlight Orchestra. You can experience Oktoberfest, visit a charming French village and explore a world of dragons.
Thrill seekers can test their courage on gripping roller coasters, including the Loch Ness Monster, Griffon, Tempesto and Alpengeist. If you love animals, head to Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve to see bald eagles and wolves or visit the Highland Stables to interact with horses, sheep and barn owls.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is located in James City County, about 50 minutes’ drive from Richmond, where you can fly into Richmond International Airport. There’s ample parking on site or you can use the Amtrak train or Greyhound bus to get there from Richmond or Washington, D.C.