When tulips are blooming, ships are sailing, and the beach is bustling, that could only mean one thing: There’s no greater place to explore the outdoors than Historic Yorktown in the spring.
As you travel to Historic Yorktown, consider taking the Colonial Parkway, a 23-mile stretch of paved river-gravel roadway, which is an attraction in and of itself and is perfect for sightseeing. The road runs parallel to the James and York Rivers and was constructed to integrate the region’s natural and cultural beauty. It's the ideal route to take in the vibrant, picturesque environment!
From the time you pick up the Parkway in Williamsburg to the time you exit here in Yorktown is about a 20-minute drive. There are several designated stops along the way to pull over and soak in the ambiance. Once you arrive to our tip of the Historic Triangle—you’ll find even more breathtaking views and opportunities for spectacular photos and memorable outdoor adventures.
Planning a weekend getaway? Whether you love art, history, or fun, we've got a list of suggestions for where to stay, play, and eat this spring. Our family-friendly community markets, museums, galleries, and restaurants show just what southern hospitality is all about.
As a tourism office, our goal is to inspire people to #visityorktown year-round. One of the easiest ways to do that is through beautiful images shot around town, especially those shared on Instagram. After all, it’s one thing to talk about how amazing everything is—it’s another to be able to show you!
From our breathtaking sunrises and sunsets to the signature sails of our home-ported tall ship to our Revolutionary roots—everywhere you turn, memories are waiting to be made (and snapped!). It’s easy to see why Yorktown is becoming a scenic destination not just for locals and tourists, but international travel writers and social media influencers alike.