Had enough of history? OK, let’s just ride some roller coasters. Wait, that’s historical, too? Well, sort of. Busch Gardens is a beautiful amusement park just 7 miles southeast of Williamsburg proper. The theme is Europe…or at least a very clichéd idea of what Europe is, with accordion music in "France," opera pumped throughout "Italy" and one hell of an Oktoberfest hall in "Germany." The grounds are meant to blend into the woods and the effect is awesome; even on hot days, you benefit from lots of shade, and the whole feel is green and gorgeous. Also, in case we didn’t make it clear: the roller coasters kick butt, especially the Loch Ness Monster. Two miles north of here is Water Country USA, an enormous water park where you can cool off after a few days of browsing Colonial antiques.
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