Adventure is the destination. WanderLove is about reconnecting with what you love: historic places, the great outdoors, and the winding roads in between. Find your WanderLove in Jamestown, Virginia. Plan your next road trip below. Whether you are a history buff, outdoor enthusiast, or craft-beer lover; there is something for everyone to explore in America’s Birthplace.
Walk in the footsteps of Pocahontas and John Smith at the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America. Enjoy archaeology-in-action, galleries & exhibits, walking tours, living history programs, historic trades, walking trails, and more. View on google maps.
Lunch at the Dale House Café comes with the best view of the James River for miles in either direction! Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you eat. Fare includes BBQ and light sandwiches along with beverages, salads, and desserts. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and children’s options are available. View on google maps.
Nestled on a 10-acre marina with breathtaking views on the water, just off the Colonial Parkway, and mere miles from America’s original brewery. Offerings include lagers, pilsners, and ales reminiscent of America’s rich brewing history. Billsburg’s small batch beers are brewed meticulously with love, honesty, and integrity on their 10 Barrel system and served on site, fresh for you, every time! View on google maps.
Canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and bikes available for rental. Take time to explore the Powhatan Creek Park & Blueway, one of the most environmentally and historically significant natural resources on the Virginia peninsula. Visitors can also launch small non-motorized personal paddle craft, or fish and enjoy scenic views and wildlife from the observation piers. View on google maps.
Spoke and Art is a must-see destination on the Virginia Capital Trail. Visit the cafe, giftshop and coffee bar. Enjoy live music on the deck weekly with a local wine or cold beer! Covered and shaded outdoor seating is available on the spacious deck, front porch, or lawn under the trees. Hybrid and recumbent bikes available for rent. View on google maps.
A dedicated 51.7-mile pedestrian & bike trail that connects communities from Williamsburg to Richmond. Experience a diverse range of scenic views consisting of rich farmlands, rolling hills, wetlands, forests full of wildlife, urban skylines, and majestic rivers as you weave along Virginia’s largest river and historic Route 5 corridor. The fully paved trail stretches from the Commonwealth’s capital of Richmond to the historic capitals of Jamestown & Williamsburg, bridging communities and connecting the past and present as visitors traverse through more than 400 years of American history.
Enjoy the James River and beautiful sunsets at this family and dog-friendly beach that’s open daily 8 a.m. – sunset. Featuring picnic areas with charcoal grills, a designated fishing area, an observation pier, outdoor rinse stations, paddle craft launch/loading/storage area, and a concession facility where ice cream, hot dogs, burgers, drinks and snacks are sold. View on google maps.