A blog series from your Admission Ambassadors…
1. A stroll down Duke of Gloucester (DoG) Street: I love being able to step off campus and take a walk through Colonial Williamsburg (CW). It is a great break from work and extracurricular activities, plus an opportunity for some fresh air is always a good idea. When my best friend from high school, Ella, comes to visit each year from Washington D.C., we always make it a priority to spend some time soaking up CW. Our favorite place is the colonial coffee house; the twenty-minute tour includes information about what the coffee house was used for in the late-18th Century and a tasting of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. I always go for the hot chocolate; it’s delicious!
2. Tasting the samples at The Peanut Shop: The Peanut Shop offers countless types of nuts, particular all kinds of flavored peanuts. Everything is open for sampling, which makes for a really fun shopping trip. I always pick up a can of Virginia Honey Roasted Peanuts for my little sister; she can’t get enough of them. There are almost always students inside enjoying some free samples, plus students get a 10% discount with their ID. A stop at The Peanut Shop is a must when family or friends are in town!
3. Enjoying a Stuffed Snoball from Sno-to-Go: Sno-to-Go is a local dessert stand that offers tons of flavors of shaved ice ranging from Blue Raspberry to Frog in a Blender. Their specialty is layering the shaved ice with vanilla soft-serve, called a Stuffed Snoball. My family loves Sno-to-Go; we always make a stop when they’re in town. I even got my sister one of their signature t-shirts that reads, “Where it’s okay to eat yellow snow!” We will definitely make at least one stop during graduation weekend for old time’s sake and to beat the heat!