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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

Do you like staying in the know? Then the Newport News 2015 Visitor Guide is for you! It's the perfect resource for travelers and residents to get the most up-to-date information for exploring the city's attractions and enjoying its events, restaurants and accommodations. The guide is packed with details about all there is to see and do in Newport News. Back this year are four new "first-person" testimonials from residents, who give insider tips on everything from eating out and bargain shopping to nightlife and outdoor fun. The guide also offers clip-able coupons for discounted admission to ... read more

What better way to officially welcome 2015 than with food!? In five days we will celebrate the 2nd Annual Newport News Restaurant Week and if you’re anything like us, and love food as much as we do, you’ll be sure to take advantage of two full weeks of special prix fixe menus offered by local restaurants throughout the city of Newport News from January 17th – January 31st. We absolutely LOVE Newport News Restaurant Week because it provides an opportunity to visit those hot spots you've had your eye on and also return to your neighborhood favorites you've loved for years.So go ahead and map ou... read more