Things to Do
One Busch Gardens Boulevard
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187
Named by NAPHA as the world’s “Most Beautiful Park” for its 22nd consecutive year, Busch Gardens condenses all the joys of international travel into one exciting park, which contains more than 100 acres of land. The park places its thrilling rides amongst the simplicities of multiple cultures abroad. For example, the park’s newest roller coaster, Verbolten (Spring 2012), puts a heart-stopping twist on a classic autobahn tour of the German countryside.
Verbolten’s newly built cars – Courtesy of Busch Gardens in Williamsburg
The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, Virginia 20190
Perfect for elementary school-aged children (but also for anyone else with a “splash” of youth in them!), the Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole replicates the fun of the “Old West” with its array of themed water slides, play areas, flumes, and floating toys. The Water Mine is conveniently located in Reston, within the Lake Fairfax Park, so it yields easy accessibility to the Lake Fairfax Park playground, carousel, fields, and trails.