Things To Do

The only trouble you'll have filling time in Newport News is picking an activity. The area's historical attractions and museums, architectural and historical landmarks, sporting, camping, fishing and natural parks opportunities are exceptional enough to attract experts, but they're available for everyone to enjoy.

Take a step back in time during our Civil War re-enactments, enjoy free events and festivals year-round or get some rest & relaxation at one of our spas and salons. Can't figure out where to start your adventure? Take a look at one of our suggested itineraries, full of ways to vacation in Newport News and throughout Coastal Virginia. Whether you're coming from Williamsburg, Yorktown, Hampton, Norfolk, or Virginia Beach, you'll have a blast expanding your trip itinerary with so many fun things to do nearby. 

For your convenience, you can purchase attraction tickets in advance before your trip to Newport News by calling the Newport News Visitor Center at 757.886.7777 or toll-free at 888.493.7386. Please note tickets are shipped Monday - Friday and exclude Busch Gardens tickets. For more information, click here.

You can also use our Interactive Map to find accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and more close to our attractions!