Enjoy a stay at the York River Inn overlooking the York River in historic Yorktown, Virginia
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History Comes Alive in Yorktown, Virginia

Links to Yorktown Area Activities

Here are some helpful links to various area attractions. We hope this will help you in planning your trip to the Yorktown area. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the inn.

Recreational Activities in Yorktown

Relax At the Beach: Yorktown Beach is just a short distance, and we are happy to provide beach towels and other supplies for our guests.

Enjoy a Bicycle Ride: You can bike all over Yorktown. Enjoy riding down to the beach, touring the historic area, or pedaling around the battlefields or along the Colonial Parkway. The York River Inn has bicycles, locks, and helmets for our guest use.

Segway Tours with Patriot Tours and Provisions at: patriottoursva.com What a great adventure in Yorktown for all ages!

Newport News Park: This park is just a few minutes drive from the inn and offers 30 miles of trails. One of the largest municipal parks in the country, its 8,000 acres are home to an incredible variety of native wildlife – deer, foxes, otter, raccoon and beaver, to name a few – all found in a natural setting of lush woodlands, flowering meadows and shimmering lakes.

Yorktown Battlefield

5000 acres of battlefield are both historically accurate and naturally beautiful.

Reenactors at Yorktown

Re-enactments are frequent both in Yorktown and nearby historic attractions.

A view of the Watermens' Museum from the deck at the York River Inn

"Working the water" is the theme of the Watermen’s Museum, housed in this 1935 Colonial Revival building barged to its present location from Gloucester.

Only a half hour or less from the York River Inn

Festival in Yorktown

The Watermen’s Heritage Festival is one of many free annual activities held in Yorktown.

Carrot Tree Restaurant

The 18th-century Pate House is one of the historic buildings on Main Street.

Local Dining Options

  • Riverwalk Restaurant: Features specialties from all over the country with a special emphasis on seafood.
  • Water Street Grill: Tapas,oven-fired pizzas, and great casual meals in addition to TVs and a large selection of beers make this a favorite every day and far into the evening!s
  • Carrot Tree: Very popular cafe in the Riverwalk Landing area. Best carrot cake you'll ever taste! Hours vary seasonally but open for lunch every day.
  • Beach Delly : Upscale pizzas and entrees right on the river.
  • Yorktown Pub: It's a dive, but it's OUR dive, and we love it!
  • Duke of York: A great lunch place and dinner reminiscent of the old Nick's Seafood Pavilion.

Boat on the York River

Virginia's state boat is the Chesapeake Bay Deadrise, and you can often see one of them from the decks at the Inn going upriver to crab or clam on the York River. This Deadrise is tied up to its pier in a nearby creek.

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