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Newport News Attractions

If you're looking for things to see and do in Newport News, get set to be busy. This vibrant city is a people-pleaser. No matter what you're into, you'll be wowed by the array of tourist attractions to sink your teeth into here. Keep reading to learn about some of the best of them.

If you're ready to hit the streets of Newport News, join one of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have a local expert show you the most popular landmarks. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our top 27 fun activities in Newport News are also worth a look.

Things to Do in Newport News with Kids

Escaping with the young ones? You'll find plenty of activities in Newport News that'll put big grins on little faces. Try these family friendly experiences:

Free Things to Do in Newport News

Some say the best things in life are free. Make sure you visit the following around Newport News:

Mariners' Museum and Park - Crammed with artifacts and displays, this place is a wonderland for curious minds.

Huntington Park - Let the kids play or be a big kid again yourself — this place just oozes fun.

Christopher Newport University - Drop by this modern local landmark and admire its impressive design.

Skiffes Creek Redoubt - Get educated on some of the intriguing history of the area through this attraction.

Riverside Medical Center - Leave time to stroll around this place of local significance.

Sandy Bottom Nature Park - Grab your picnic blanket, pack some finger food and find a comfortable spot to appreciate Mother Nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Newport News

Central Newport News

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

North Newport News

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


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


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

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Newport News on a sunny day?

You'll discover plenty of activities that'll tempt you out of your hotel room and into the fresh air:

What to do in Newport News on a rainy day?

If it's pouring down outside and you're searching for something to do, shake off your raincoat and try out a Virginia Beach History Bus Tour.

What should I not miss in Newport News?

You just can't go home without checking off the following list of wonderful attractions:

  • Jamestown Settlement
  • Historic Jamestowne
  • Governor's Palace
  • Mariner's Museum

Are there cheap things to do in Newport News?

What can you do in Newport News for free?

Your getaway in Newport News won't cost a fortune with free things like these to enjoy:

  • Hampton University
  • Buckroe Beach and Park
  • Hampton Roads Convention Center
  • Christopher Newport University