To celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, Newport News Tourism announces its annual "Where in the World?" contest. This year's contest puts our city's public art in the spotlight. The works range from somber memorials dedicated to our military, tributes to local heroes, as well as sculptures featuring abstract energy and unfolding beauty. We invite you to take a tour of the more than two dozen works of art found throughout the city. Pick up a copy of our Art & Sculpture driving-tour brochure today! For more information about how to enterour"Where in the World?" contest and to find out what... read more

Outdoorenthusiasts and other visitors will be happy to learn that Newport News is a surprising urban oasis. It is home to more than 30 parks, plus an incredible variety of native wildlife – from deer and fox to raccoon and beaver. Visit us for some gifts of nature – plus other treasures – you’d never expect to find in a city! Take a look below for a sample itinerary! Day One: Explore the beauty of Newport News Park and nearby attractions Go geo-caching for small treasures. Explore more than 30 miles of hiking and biking trails. Try a round of disc golf. Rent a canoe, paddleboat or a jon boat. ... read more

If you’re looking for family fun with a twist this summer, Newport News has underwater exploration with your name on it! Two world-class attractions – The Virginia Living Museum and The Mariners’ Museum and Park – are full of hands-on exhibitions. Explore Frogs: A Chorus of Colors at theVirginia Living Museum or Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss at The Mariners’ Museum. Located just five minutes from each other and only 20 minutes from Williamsburg, these attractions are a must-see during your next visit to Coastal Virginia! Need somewhere to call it a day after the adventure ends? Stay and ... read more

There’s always opportunity to experience something different and exciting when visiting Newport News. Currently on our radar is the Peninsula Fine Arts Center’s exhibition, “Looking Both Ways,” on display through March 22, which showcases works by leading contemporary African-American artists. The pieces displayed vary from one another tremendously and will challenge, provoke, question and explore issues of identity construction, national and cultural struggles, artistic freedom and more. An added bonus of “Looking Both Ways” is the inclusion of archival photographs documenting the Civil Right... read more

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming at times, but it doesn't have to be- thanksto the Newport News Tourism Development Office! We understand this is a very important milestone in you and your betrothed'slife and should reflect everything you bothenvision for your big day. Take a peek at our new wedding video fora better understanding of how the Newport News Tourism Office can assist in making this special process a bit easier. Be sure to visit us online to download or request a free copy of the Newport News Group Planner and check out our Vendor's listwhich highlights local businesses speci... read more