Want to know about attractions in Newport News and the Coastal Virginia area or the best shopping and dining areas? Just ask our friendly, knowledgeable travel counselors! They have up-to-date information on special events, fairs, festivals concerts and much more. The counselors stand ready to assist you and to help make the most of your Newport News experience. Also, they can supply you with a variety of information including a Visitor Guide, maps, admission fees and hours, and lodging options. For your convenience, you can purchase attraction tickets at the Newport News Visitor Center. Ask ... read more

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