10) Williamsburg, Virginia
If history is your thing, Williamsburg is your place. This colonial city offers a plethora of ways to learn about the country’s birthplace. Visiting Colonial Williamsburg is highly recommended. Discover shopkeepers, townsfolk, and politicians dressed up in colonial garb, eager to share facts about America’s history. Here you can dine on authentic 18th-century food and shop for historically-inspired souvenirs. A 3-day pass is $50.99 allowing entrance to the buildings and museums. However, the grounds are completely open to wander around, meaning you can enjoy the atmosphere and historical interpreters for free. Other free things to do in Williamsburg include a ride on the Jamestown Ferry, a drive along the scenic Colonial Parkway, or a hike on the historic paths in the Greensprings Greenway Interpretive Trail. Visit in summer and you can enjoy free outdoor concerts and free trolley transportation around the area.
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