If you are in need of a little retail therapy, have no fear, shopping in Williamsburg is back open! Williamsburg Premium Outlets and the Shops at Merchant’s Square, all resumed operations on May 15 as part of the state’s Forward Virginia program.
While it may look a little different with crew members in masks, and social distancing enforced, the great deals are still the same! At Williamsburg Premium Outlets you’ll find one of the region’s best collections of name brand shops. Selections include popular names like Nike, Under Armour, Michael Kors, Gap and more. With more than 130 stores there is something here for everyone.
You won’t go hungry while you browse. Premium Outlets also boasts some of Williamsburg’s most popular casual dining locations. Whether you dine on the Seafood Nachos at Ocean’s and Ale or decide to go for the entertainment of a full Japanese Hibachi, the food is almost as good as the prices!
Just down the street, adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area is Merchants Square where a slower paced shopping experience awaits. This one includes charming boutiques with rare one of a kind items mingled with higher end retail stores like Lululemon and Birkenstock.
Stroll along or relax on the patio of a local café. Almost all of the restaurants in this area provide laid back local
cuisine with both indoor and outdoor seating. Whether it’s a cup of coffee at Aroma’s or dinner for two at the Fat Canary, who has been voted best restaurant in Virginia multiple times, or dessert at The Trellis where Death by Chocolate was first invented, all can be enjoyed with patio seating often with live music in the background.
Whether you plan to shop till you drop at the outlets, or spend an evening in Merchant’s Square after walking the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, you will find that the people who call Williamsburg home have found a way to welcome you with southern hospitality, even while keeping an appropriate social distance.