I like being a tourist. This past summer, I had the chance to drive through sixteen states and a Canadian province on two separate road trips, taking lots of pictures and visiting numerous sites – and gift shops! – along the way. I was excited to learn, during Law Week, about a special deal that Colonial Williamsburg offers to William & Mary students. This gem is called a Collegiate Pass and lets me tour the entire historic area for free. Yes, you read that right. I can tour and explore dozens of colonial buildings and local art museums as many times as I want, and I don’t have to pay a cent. With my Collegiate Pass, I can also get bargain admission on special Colonial Williamsburg events, like ghost tours and concerts. In addition, I can get reduced-price tickets for my parents and friends when they come for a visit. All I needed to do to get this offer was walk to the Lumber House Ticket Office and present my W&M ID card.
In addition to all the historic sites, downtown Williamsburg is also known for its numerous shops and restaurants. The Collegiate Pass has me covered there too. As part of my pass, I received a coupon book containing a bunch of good deals for businesses in Merchants Square – including a coupon to the William & Mary bookstore and a BOGO offer on coffee from Blackbird Bakery. (I may or may not be planning to drink both coffees myself. Don’t judge.)
Everyone knows that law school is a rigorous academic environment. To maintain a healthy and happy life, it’s imperative to take some breaks and pamper yourself from time to time. Going on “vacation” to a popular tourist destination that’s within walking distance sounds to me like the perfect way to forget about school for a couple of hours. Especially if it’s free.
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