Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown

yorktownFor fine dining, shopping and a chance to walk along the York River, check out the beautiful Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown.

It’s here that you can walk among waterfront shops that evoke the graceful and simple lines of Colonial architecture while shopping for home décor, patriotic items, quilts, jewelry, clothing, and more.

When it comes to dining, you’ll find some of the finest restaurants in Virginia. Many – of course – are right along the river, providing a terrific river view. You also can grab a burger and fries or an ice cream cone and then take your snacks to a bench along the walk, or mosey down to the river and sit on the beach.

If you’d like to take a longer walk, you can do so along the mile-long pedestrian walk way that goes along the river from the Yorktown Battlefield to the Yorktown Victory Center.

Just up the hill from the Landing are more shops, museums, art galleries and fine restaurants.

Riverwalk Landing plays host to special events several times during the year. For example, Shagging on the Riverwalk is free, weekly summer concert series. Bands play Motown, beach music, R&B, jazz, and swing.

The Fourth of July as well as Yorktown Day (on October 19) are days of patriotic concerts and performances by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown. When the winter holidays come around, you can enjoy a lighted boat parade along the river, as well as a visit from Santa.

If you’d like to go either to or from Historic Yorktown, a free trolley can get you there March through October. The trolley runs about every 20 or 25 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and stops at nine locations between Historic Yorktown and Riverwalk Landing.

Yorktown Market Days take place at the Landing from 8 a.m.to noon every Saturday from May through late September, with special Market Days held once a month in October, November and December.

Market Days allow you to shop from more than 30 farmers, fishermen, bakers, and others for organic and/or fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh-caught seafood, poultry, beef, pork, eggs, cheese, peanuts, fresh breads and other baked goods, cut flowers, coffee, jams/jellies, art, as well as the chance to enjoy live musical entertainment.

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