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Newport NewsUnited States of America

This coastal Virginia town has beautiful parks, a fascinating history and a bustling downtown filled with museums, restaurants and theaters. 

The history and prime location of Newport News make this coastal town one of Virginia's most popular destinations.

Regardless of your age or interest, the Virginia Living Museum is likely to have an exhibit that will delight you. See animals up close at the aquarium and aviary. Explore interactive exhibits at the science center and planetarium. Enjoy beautiful weather while you stroll on the elevated boardwalk outdoors, where you will see indigenous animals, coastal birds and lush native gardens.

The Mariners' Museum is one of the world's largest maritime history museums. View tens of thousands of artifacts ranging from ship figureheads to steam engines; the exhibits could keep you busy for days. The museum also has a vast collection of maritime paintings.

Catch a show or take a class at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. This institution has a variety of dance, theater and music programs.

The quaint Hilton Village is actually a memorial to a pioneering movement in urban planning. This neighborhood in the style of an English village was built during World War I as a response to housing demands for employees of the town's booming shipbuilding industry. Spend the day enjoying quaint shops, restaurants and cafés lining the streets of Hilton Village.

Newport News has 36 city parks. Newport News Park is one of America's largest city parks. Walk or bike along its miles of trails that meander through shady forests and green meadows. Rent a boat to paddle around the park's ponds or reserve a campsite for the evening.

Newport News is a great place to visit any time of year. From its central coastal location, it is minutes to Williamsburg and just a short drive to Virginia Beach. Whether you want to spend a day touring its many museums or exploring its natural beauty, this town is one not to be missed.

Where to stay in Newport News

Newport News featuring a sunset and a garden

Central Newport News

4/5Very Good!(337 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Central Newport News, Patrick Henry Mall and Virginia Living Museum are top sights worth seeing.

Central Newport News
The one-way

North Newport News

4/5Very Good!(76 area reviews)

While visiting North Newport News, you might make a stop by sights like Fort Eustis and Lee Hall Mansion.

North Newport News
Hampton featuring interior views as well as children

Downtown

4/5Very Good!(57 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Downtown, Hampton History Museum and Virginia Air and Space Center are top sights worth seeing.

Downtown
Mariner\'s Museum which includes interior views and art

Riverside

While visiting Riverside, you might make a stop by sights like Mariner's Museum and Peninsula Fine Arts Center.

Riverside

Top Hotels in Newport News

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place Hampton Convention Center
Hyatt Place Hampton Convention Center
3 out of 5
1905 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA
The price is $76 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Located in Coliseum Central, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hampton Roads Convention Center and Hampton Coliseum. Peninsula Town Center and Sentara ...

4.3/5Excellent! (233 reviews)

"Overall a nice hotel with great front desk staff. Found that the sleeper sofa had sheets on it from a previous guest that had not been changed. Requested new sheets from the front desk and they sent up a staff member to remove the old bedding. Other than this issue, the remainder of the room appeared ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Hyatt Place Hampton Convention Center
Hampton Marina Hotel
Hampton Marina Hotel
3.5 out of 5
700 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton, VA
The price is $72 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1

Located in Downtown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Virginia Air and Space Center and Hampton University. Hampton History Museum and Darling Stadium are ...

3.7/5Good! (952 reviews)

"Everything was great! They are under renovations so the bar, pool and restaurant are closed BUT man are there some great local restaurants near by!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Hampton Marina Hotel
Newport News Marriott at City Center
Newport News Marriott at City Center
3.5 out of 5
740 Town Center Dr, Newport News, VA
The price is $79 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Central Newport News, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Sentara Port Warwick and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Christopher Newport University. Virginia Living ...

4.2/5Very Good! (454 reviews)

"Everything from check-in to check-out was wonderful! The staff were friendly and efficient. I requested adjoining rooms and had my request accommodated without any problems. Our rooms were spacious and very clean. Overall, the only thing that would have made our stay better would have been if the ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Newport News Marriott at City Center

Popular places to visit in Newport News

Colonial Williamsburg
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Colonial Williamsburg

4.5/5(1,374 reviews)

Learn about the history of Colonial Williamsburg, a well-known monument in Williamsburg. Visit the shops in this family-friendly area, or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Jamestown Settlement
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Jamestown Settlement

4.5/5(572 reviews)

Find out about the history of Jamestown Settlement, a well-known monument in Williamsburg. Amble around this quaint area's picturesque gardens or attend a sporting event.

Buckroe Beach and Park
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Buckroe Beach and Park

4/5(106 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Buckroe Beach and Park, a popular beach in Hampton. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Hampton University
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Hampton University

4/5(372 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around Hampton University, a top college in Hampton. Experience the area's lively festivals and great live music.

Christopher Newport University
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Christopher Newport University

4.5/5(58 reviews)

Explore the campus of Christopher Newport University, a well-known college in Newport News. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Historic Jamestowne
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Historic Jamestowne

4.5/5(427 reviews)

The site of America’s oldest colony, this historical park offers an intriguing perspective into the lives of the country’s first settlers.

Top things to do in Newport News

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Virginia
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Virginia

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Virginia
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Virginia

$20
Per adult
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

$69
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Guided Colonial Ghost Tour
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Guided Colonial Ghost Tour

$15
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Culinary Heritage Food Tour
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Culinary Heritage Food Tour

$67
Per adult
Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum 7 Day VT Ticket 1250308
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Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum 7 Day VT Ticket 1250308

$28
Per adult

Reviews of Newport News

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
202
5 - Excellent 29.317851959361395%
4 - Good
338
4 - Good 49.056603773584904%
3 - Okay
125
3 - Okay 18.1422351233672%
2 - Disappointing
10
2 - Disappointing 1.4513788098693758%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 2.0319303338171264%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

I needed a location close to Riverside Regional Medical Center.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

Primary reasons for my choice, near Riverside Regional medical center and pet friendly.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 3, 2020

Only recommendation to share is appreciate the scenery and wildlife besides the convenience of shopping and local entertainment.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 10, 2020

We went to the childrens museum with our grandson. It was a lot of fun

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 26, 2020

No details at this time.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 23, 2020

Loved that the hotel was so close to Ft. Eustis. Would not be visiting Newport News had my son not been stationed at Ft. Eustis, nothing in the town b7t it is very close to Williamsburg, Jamestown, snd Yorktown so we were able to visit those areas.

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