My favorite go-to-things and places

Through the whirlwind of the pandemic, students have been forced to find new, fun things to do on and off campus (especially when they need a break). As an incoming junior, I’ve been able to experience some “normal” college and the shut-down version. Although this past year was challenging, students have been creative in coming up with things to do with their friends. Below is one person’s favorite go-to things that you might like to do too! The options below are in no certain order and are just places I’ve enjoyed 😊.

On Campus

  1. Star-gaze at the Matoaka Amphitheatre
  2. “Rent” a paddle board/kayak (students rent for free through the REC)
  3. Stay in Tucker Hall until midnight
  4. Movie nights in the academic buildings
  5. Be on the lookout for AMP events!!
  6. Games on the Sunken Garden (frisbee and spike ball!)

Off Campus

  1. Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings most of the year! (Dog Street)
  2. Colonial Parkway (good for drives and bike rides!)
  3. Ghost tours in Williamsburg
  4. Skateboarding down dog street
  5. Watch the sunrise at College Creek
  6. Nearby hiking trails!

Sick of dining hall food?

Here’s some walkable places to eat that are not The Cheese Shop:

  1. Amber Ox
    • great burgers
  2. Oishii Japanese Ramen & Hibachi Grill
  3. Culture Café
    • great vegan/vegetarian options
  4. Precarious (Taco Tuesdays)
    • order chips and the cheese dip!
  5. Mellow Mushroom
    • amazing pizza and pretzel appetizer!
  6. Secret Garden
    • Boba tea is so good!!

Need a meal with parents/guardians?

  1. Casa Pearl
    • oyster bar with outdoor seating!
  2. Blue Talon
    • walkable from campus
  3. Berret’s Seafood
    • also walkable
  4. Peter Chang’s
    • soup <3
  5. Craft 31
  6. Shorty’s Diner
    • breakfast/brunch

There’s lots of fun things to do outside and close to W&M so feel free to explore for yourself. I hope this list helps with the brainstorming process.

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