If you are flying into the Newport News/Williamsburg airport (PHF), renting a car is a must, as the airport is located outside of the city. Complimentary shuttles are available from the colonial tourist center to several locations, but for an extensive view of the area’s attractions, a car is crucial. Many attractions in Williamsburg are open all year, but spring through fall is the best time to visit. As the colonial parks are largely outdoors, the nicer weather leads to more featured activities and festivals. In the winter months, film festivals and holiday events are held at the parks, and museums offer further indoor fun. It's worth looking for deals and trying to save money by purchasing multi-park packages.