Get Out and Play

Get out and play in Newport News! Whether your visiting family, taking a vacation or enjoying your hometown, there is always something new to discover. Take a look below at just a few of the many activities and attractions to enjoy.

The Great Outdoors

In Newport News, there is always something to do outside, from kayaking on the James River to walking one of our many, beautiful trails across 36 parks in the city. Learn more about all of the outdoor adventures Newport News has to offer.

Wine & Dine

Dining in Newport News gives you a special taste of the culture in Coastal Virginia. Our contemporary cuisine stays true to culinary traditions and presents a variety of dining experiences to suite you and your guests.

Whether its a bar with live music or a local flavor, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Newport News. We encourage you to visit and welcome Tradition Brewing Company, opening on June 25 with a delicious selection of seasonal and year-round craft beers. Find your favorite restaurants dine with us soon!

Arts & Entertainment

Let your imagination soar with the arts and entertainment in this great city! Enjoy outdoor festivals and events, world-class shows in the Ferguson Center and Ella Fitzgerald Theater, and poignant art exhibits across the city.

Looking for a more hands-on experience? We have that too. Grab a friend or take your family and visit Wine and Design for a fun night painting or Starving Artist Studio to paint pottery, learn glass fusion and more!

History and Ships

Newport News is home to some of the most significant historical sites in the nation, playing an important role in establishing the Virginia Colony. From the landing at Jamestown in 1607, to the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the 1862 Peninsula Campaign where the famous Battle of the CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor took place, visitors can step back in time and learn about our nation's beginning while visiting Newport News. Learn more about all of our historical sites and museums waiting to be explored!