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Colonial Williamsburg: I Could Live Here

Colonial Williamsburg is part of the TPOL Won’t Visit All 50 States And That’s OK Trip Report.


When I first started this trip report, it was to consolidate random US travels into one place. At the same time it was to highlight that like my global travels, I have no fixation with visiting every state in the US. Going to Colonial Williamsburg has not inspired me to go to South Dakota, but it’s not completely off the table anymore. Williamsburg was the capital of Colonial Virginia, the first major English settlement. Walking through Colonial Williamsburg brings back memories of grade school history class.a row of houses on a street a brick building with a white tower a large red house with trees and a road

a sign in front of a building
Peyton Randolph was the first president of the Continental Congress.

a house with a tree in front of it a road with trees and a white fence a white house with a white picket fence a house with a white picket fence and a lawn a house with a white fence and trees a house with a chimney a brick building with a couple of people running in front of it a group of people running on a road a street with houses and treesa house with a white picket fence a brick building with a flag on top a sign in a park train tracks in a forestGoing from history to modern-day, I could see myself living in Williamsburg seasonally and penning many books while I was there (visit I already played at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club and found two great bars and a French bistro for breakfast. What’s not to love?

Green Leaf Cafe

a glass of alcohol next to a bottle of alcohol

TPOL loves Negroni (see Hotel Luci di la Muntagna: My Other Hotel in Porto Cervo; Negroni! Social Drinking in Milan). Head to the Green Leaf Cafe for a Japanese twist on a British classic.

TPOL’s TIP: Greenleaf is located at 765 Scotland St, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Blue Talon Bistro 

a circular sign with a rooster on it a cup and saucer with a drink on it

The French breakfast was not my favorite but the espresso and Blood Mary certainly helped convince me that I should skip the conference for golf.

TPOL’s TIP: Blue Talon Bistro is located at 420 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club 

a golf course with a body of water and trees

So this is what it feels like to play golf without Puerto Rico’s humidity? The course was beautiful (see Work Conference? Play Golf in Williamsburg Instead).

TPOL’s TIP: The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club is located at 310 S England St, Williamsburg, VA 23185


If you visit Williamsburg, you will want to move there too. Before you pack your pipe, you should know that the real estate has gone up a bit since the colonists (see Fairfield Inn Williamsburg, VA: Affordability in an Expensive Town). The quaint lifestyle comes at a price.





  1. Absolutely love Williamsburg. Have stayed at both the Williamsburg Inn and Lodge at different times. Actually took our honeymoon there years ago. Love that the Lodge is part of Marriott Bonvoy.

  2. Well, I did live in Williamsburg for three years in my mid twenties.

    Everything that makes it charming for a visit is nice for three years, but it only takes a couple of months to realize that you are in a bit of a tourist town, which is not fun for the youngster I was then.

    I do like going back, although it has changed significantly.

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