Newport News is a fitting location for all things related to the sea. After all, it is home to The Mariners’ Museum and Newport News Shipbuilding, and it’s here that working watermen export their harvest to other parts of the country. Spend a few days learning about our fascinating maritime heritage! Check out our Sip, Savor & Sea Itineraryfor some great suggestions.
We’re keeping the National Travel & Tourism Week (if you hashtag use #NTTW15!) festivities going with a special Open House at the Newport News Visitor Center, Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. During the open house visitors will be able to enjoy a FREE windshield washing to get a clearer view of all Newport News has to see and do! Visitors will also get a glimpse of some of the city’s most well-known landmarks at the Visitor Center as four 6-foot replicas of sculptures found within the city will be scattered throughout the grounds. The works of art – depicting the Victory Arch, Lion’s... read more
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