Clarion Hotel Historic District
351 York Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 229-4100
Fax: (757) 229-0176
This no fuss, one-stop knitting shop has everything you need to make that hat, sweater or scarf you've been dreaming about. Started by three friends, Kathy, Kat and Carol, the Knitting Sisters is all about yarn, needles and know how. So whether you are an avid stitcher, or you're just starting out, this is the place to go; Knitting Sisters also offers a range of technique classes, discussion groups and events.
The Carousel, located in the heart of Merchants Square, specializes in children's clothing and carries a variety of sizes ranging from infants to teens. And with more that 300 different clothing labels to choose from, you're certain to find just the thing you're looking for. Whether its a casual outfit for your newborn, or a pretty sundress for your teen, Carousel is there to make your life just a little bit easier.
Located in the heart of charming Williamsburg, the Peanut Shop lives up to its name, specializing in everything peanut. You can get a variety of different peanut products here, from chocolate covered and honey roasted to sugary brittle, and of course, the good ole slow roasted kind. And these aren't just any peanuts, these are Virginian peanuts, which are known for their flavor, crunch and smell. And at the Peanut Shop they are roasted and manufactured using old-fashioned methods to ensure impeccable quality and one-of-a-kind taste. So if peanuts make you nutty, head over there for a little taste of paradise.
Inspired by the 18th century architectural history of Williamsburg, Merchants Square is a lovely blend of old charm and new flare. Beautiful colonial buildings house a variety of boutiques, shops and restaurants. If it's souvenirs you're looking for, head over to Everything Williamsburg, or if it's a new outfit you're after, try Closet Envy. And there are plenty of fabulous restaurants in the area too. For great seafood, check out Berret's Restaurant and Taphouse. Or if its comfort food you're after, stop by Blue Talon Bistro. And after, be sure to entice your palette even further by making a stop at the notoriously good Cheese Shop. The square also offers a variety of practical amenities and services, such as banks and ATMS, information centers and ticketing booths.
Located near Merchant's Square, this quaint silver shop has been crafting beautiful selections of pewterware, ornaments and jewelry since 1982. They also specialize in custom designs and engraving, so if you already have something specific in mind, they can most likely make it for you. And the Master Craftsmen will not let you down as every piece is carefully made giving it a unique, high quality appearance.
This enchanting shopping center, which embodies the feel and charm of old Williamsburg has a variety of shops, boutiques and restaurants to choose from. Whether you're looking for fashion, jewelery, keepsakes or Williamsburg memorabilia, you're certain to find it here. The restaurant choices are varied, and you can get everything from southern comfort foods to French, Chinese and Italian cuisine.
New Town is a 365-acre complex that manages to be a residential area, shopping mecca and entertainment center in one. It was designed to have everything one could need in an accessible space, making it a great place to eat out, or go on a shopping spree. There's a Barnes and Noble, Ann Taylor Loft, Footlocker - and a seemingly endless list of restaurants, activities and professional services. Be prepared to lose a day in New Town - there's a plethora of things to do, see and eat.
In the heart of Williamsburg, Yankee Candle is there to provide home comforts. The well-known brand specializes in candle manufacturing and sales. At the Williamsburg flagship store, which is considered to be the largest in the country, customers can browse through some 250,000 candles, ranging in shape and size and covering more than 150 different scents. For kids, there is an opportunity for them to make their own jar candles. So if you're looking to accent (and scent) your home with a certain flare, this might be just the store for you.
Camelot Bears is a delightful, unique store, whose aim is bear preservation. They stock a variety of clothing, accessories, home decor, books, DVDs, figurines, with a focus on - you've guessed it - bears. Save polar bears, grizzlies, pandas - even koalas (despite their technical non-bear status) - by shopping here. With its adorable selection of plush / stuffed bears, it's an almost unbearably cute destination for kids as well. Opening hours vary seasonally; call ahead for details.
The Prime Outlets at Williamsburg offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 100 designer and name brand outlet stores. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day. Stores include Adidas, American Eagle, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Burberry, Coach, Coldwater Creek, Crabtree & Evelyn, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Harry & David, L'Occitaine, L.L. Bean, Timberland and many more. Visit their website for coupons and the complete list of stores, sales & events and more.
Located 50 miles southeast of Richmond, the Williamsburg Outlet Mall in Lightfoot offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 50 designer and name brand outlet stores in an enclosed shopping arcade. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day. Stores include Sag Harbor, Pendleton, Factory Brand Shoes, Totes, Black & Decker, Dress Barn and many more. Visit their website for coupons and the complete list of stores, sales & events and more.
What began in 1938 as a factory producing 18th-century salt-glaze reproductions has turned into a 200-acre complex with 32 buildings and over 70,000 items gathered from around the world. In addition to pottery, artisans produce wood items, plaster art, custom lamps, floral arrangements, dried and silk flowers, and made-to-order frames. It's even possible to make your own pottery as a truly unique souvenir. The complex also contains factory outlets, a restaurant and snack shop and a comfortable campground.