A Visit to Yorktown: The Perfect Vacation for the Mind, Body, and Spirit!

People sunbathing on the beach

The last few years have been challenging ones, and many parents are finding the need to step away from the more child-centric vacations and prioritize their own needs. A May 2023 report by Morning Consult showed that parents were nearly twice as likely to have plans to travel to improve their physical health – an eight-point increase since last year. In addition, one in three parents surveyed said they are planning to travel to improve their mental health.

If this sounds like you, Historic Yorktown provides the perfect opportunity to enhance your physical and mental health while still providing fun entertainment for the kiddos! 

Here are just a few suggestions to get those endorphins buzzing, provide moments of Zen, and occupy the little ones at the same time:

  • Take a run, bike ride, or stroll along our mile-long pedestrian walk along the York River or more than eleven miles of Battlefield tour roads.
     
  • Rent a paddle board or kayak from Patriot Tours and Provisions to enjoy a day on the water. Don’t be surprised if you are joined by a friendly pod of dolphins along our scenic waterfront! 
     
  • For a moment of quiet reflection, enjoy a cup of coffee from Mobjack Coffee Roasters and Petite Café  as you wander the charming streets of the Historic area. 
     
  • Grab an ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s or Little York Confectionery and spend a lazy afternoon sunning on Yorktown Beach. We’ve installed a Mobi-Mat to accommodate walkers, wheelchairs, and baby strollers.
     
  • An exquisite end to the day can be found watching the sunset over the York River from our fishing pier or aboard one of our schooners on a sunset sail

The best part is the kids will be having so much fun they won’t even know the vacation is really for you! Pack your bags, and join us in Yorktown for a summer that is sure to rejuvenate and recharge everyone in the family! 

Schooner Alliance II heading toward Coleman Bridge