Newport News, VA

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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

City Center Inn Newport News-Hampton
City Center Inn Newport News-Hampton
2.5 out of 5
945 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA
The price is $65 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
Located in the heart of Newport News, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Christopher Newport University, Patrick Henry Mall, and Boo Williams Sportplex. Hampton ...
3.5/5Good! (280 reviews)
"For the price and location is great."

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2021

City Center Inn Newport News-Hampton
Comfort Suites Airport
Comfort Suites Airport
2.5 out of 5
12570 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA
The price is $89 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Central Newport News, this beach hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Mary Immaculate Hospital and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Patrick Henry Mall. Sentara Port ...
4.3/5Excellent! (689 reviews)
"good location and very economical for a biz trip - heavily used by work teams however... parking is tough later on in the evening. clean rooms and nice staff"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Comfort Suites Airport
Best Western Plus Newport News Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Newport News Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
500 Operations Dr, Newport News, VA
The price is $71 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Central Newport News, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Patrick Henry Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sentara Port Warwick and Hampton Roads Iceplex. ...
3.9/5Good! (902 reviews)
"No usb"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

Best Western Plus Newport News Inn & Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
NEW! Charming Home in Newport News: Near Marina!
NEW! Charming Home in Newport News: Near Marina!
Newport News, VA
Located in Central Newport News, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of John B. Todd Stadium, Christopher Newport University, and Ferguson Center for the ...
NEW! Charming Home in Newport News: Near Marina!
Amazing Lakefront Beauty—Long term renters are welcome!
Amazing Lakefront Beauty—Long term renters are welcome!
Newport News, VA
Located in Central Newport News, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mary Immaculate Hospital, Patrick Henry Mall, and John B. Todd Stadium. Sentara ...
4.3/5Excellent! (29 reviews)
Great experience
"We had a family group of 10 and we loved the house. It was perfect for us. So much room to relax in and plenty of rooms/beds to sleep in. There was a full supply of dishes and flatwear. We cooked most of our own meals and ate in. One night we even used the grill. My younger granddaughter enjoyed ..."

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2021

Amazing Lakefront Beauty—Long term renters are welcome!
Mid Peninsula sleeps 8. Feels like home!
Mid Peninsula sleeps 8. Feels like home!
Newport News, VA
Located in North Newport News, this vacation home is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Mary Immaculate Hospital and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Eustis and U.S. Army Transportation ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Fantastic beach stay
"We really enjoyed this property!! The home was very clean, and spacious enough to comfortably fit all 7 of us. Would def come back here :)"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Mid Peninsula sleeps 8. Feels like home!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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