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8 Ways to Enjoy Spring in Newport News

Spring in Newport News is refreshing and beautiful. As the temperatures warm, the air becomes sweet with saltwater and flowers are blooming everywhere. It is a season that reminds us why we love this city, and a huge part of that is how much we have to do outdoors! See our list below for ways you can get the most out of this wonderful season.

1. Go for a Bike Ride

Newport News has many bike trails, from leisurely to challenging. They all have amazing scenic springtime views. From the smooth paved trail at Riverview Farm Park to the mountain bike trails of Mariners’ Lake, there are miles of natural or paved road to cruise down.

2. Take A Walk in the Park

Speaking of trails, you can also enjoy the scenic views at all of our amazing parks. Hike through the many trails of Newport News Park or walk around Mariners' Lake with the 5-mile long Noland Trail at The Mariners’ Museum and Park.

3. Toast The Coast

This trail is a little different. Get a chance to earn free gear and check out some of the breweries and distilleries in Coastal Virginia. Sip on locally brewed craft beer while enjoying food from a food truck or participate in weekly trivia for prizes. Learn all about our trail here.

4. Enjoy a Picnic

Enjoy a picnic with a water view at one of Coastal Virginia’s best-kept secrets, the Lions Bridge. You can admire one of our favorite sculptures here too. “Selene” has more grace than most people, and she is quite breathtaking at sunset.

5. Stop and Smell the Roses (Literally)

We try to admire our rose garden when they are in their prime during the spring and summer months. While you’re here, you should check out the other beautiful places to see spring blooms in Newport News!

6. Dine Outdoors

Take advantage of the beautiful weather! While most of our restaurants offer outdoor seating, you can check out this list while making your plans.

7. Take Your Dog for an Adventure.

With so much to do outside, Newport News is an ideal place to plan an outing with your pup. See all of our pet friendly hotels, parks and restaurants here.

All of this and more can get you outdoors and enjoying the springtime weather and blooms. For more on our outdoor activities, see a full listing of things to do outdoors in Newport News.

8. Go on a Treasure Hunt...For Rocks!

These are the most beautiful rocks you'll ever find, right here in Newport News. Each rock is hand painted with love and care throughout each month for the next lucky person! Some of them even have prizes attached. Learn more and follow our LoveNNRocks Facebook page for clues and updates!

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