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Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Newport News


Vacations don’t have to end when those pesky raindrops fall. Come inside and enjoy some of the many indoor activities Newport News has to offer. Family-friendly activities abound in our city – and you won’t need an umbrella to enjoy them! Read on to see just a few of the many ways in Newport News to keep comfortable and dry during your visit:

Go Museum Hopping

The best and most economical way to see all the attractions that Newport News has to offer is through the One City Pass (formerly known as the Combination Ticket), which gives you admission to seven attractions for one low price. The One City Pass is available exclusively at the Newport News Visitor Center, located at 13560 Jefferson Avenue, at the entrance to Newport News Park. It is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Call 757-886-7777 for information.

The ticket, which is good for one year, includes admission to: 

The Mariners’ Museum/USS Monitor Center

Virginia Living Museum

Virginia War Museum

Endview Plantation

Lee Hall Mansion

Lee Hall Depot

Peninsula SPCA & Petting Zoo


Go Skating

Skating is a classic activity that everyone can enjoy! In Newport News, there are multiple places for you and your family to skate, rain or shine, and have a good time.

Peninsula Family Skating Center

307 Main Street

757- 599-4769

Mekos Skate Park

371 Chatham Drive


Hampton Roads IcePlex

401 Village Ave. (Kiln Creek)



Play Games

From laser tag to cracking codes, Newport News has a variety of places to play games that people of all ages can appreciate. For some of these establishments, be sure to call ahead to check availability or make a reservation to ensure that you and your group get to join the fun!

Peninsula Billiards

10820 Warwick Blvd.


BreakOut Games

14346 Warwick Blvd., Suite 416



711 Brick Kiln Blvd.

(757) 877-0181

TagTime Laser Tag

14346 Warwick Blvd., Suite 420


The Lock In

707 Mariners Row, Suite 103



Jump Around

Have a high energy family? There is no better way to expend that energy than jumping around! Rebounderz and the Bounce House are two city favorites that provide a unique and safe experience for everyone to enjoy.


12650 Patrick Henry Drive


Bounce House

14337 A Warwick Blvd.



Go Racing

With the recent opening of the Speed Club Center, you can enjoy indoor go karting in Newport News! This establishment is a fun activity that is designed for adults, teenagers and children.

Speed Club Center

14346 Warwick Blvd., Suite 402



See a Movie

Kiln Creek Stadium 20

100 Regal Way


Cinemark City Center 12

11810 Fountain Way




Want to add some creativity to your day? Learn from the experts at the establishments below. Whether you are an artist or a novice, the following locations provide sessions that can guide you step by step and teach you how to create a true work of art. 

Starving Artist Studio

157 Herman Melville Ave.


AR Workshop

2120 William Styron Square S

Newport News, VA 23606

Whatever you do, we hope you know you do not have to stay inside on a rainy day in Newport News! For more information, check out more Things to Do in Newport News.

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