The list begins with Puerto Rico at No. 1, citing the island’s impressive rebound from Hurricane Maria. In the continental U.S., Williamsburg is the second city the Times lists behind Santa Barbara, Calif. The ‘burg is bookended between No. 11 Zadar, Croatia and No. 13 Las Vegas. How about that?
The Times had U.S. history buffs in mind when considering Williamsburg. It largely sites the many 400th anniversary events planned this year to mark significant historic developments that occurred in the Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown triangle.
But the Times doesn’t forget to mention Busch Gardens and Water Country U.S.A., perennial favorites of tourists and residents alike.
Our cradle of history is in the spotlight for sure in 2019.