Newport News is filled with rich history and gorgeous natural landscaping. It is only minutes to Williamsburg and a short drive to the Atlantic Ocean or Virginia Beach. Read More
Relive the nation’s past while visiting battle sites, fortifications, monuments, historic homes, & the Mariner’s Museum and Park. The Historic Hilton Village is a community of 500 English cottages built around the 1920’s. The Mariner’s Museum is a 60,000 square foot building with handcrafted boat models, paintings, rare figureheads, & incredible USS Monitor artifacts from the Civil War.
Newport News has many scenic parks & outdoor spaces to explore. Go on a fun paddle boat or canoe ride while reconnected with your loved ones or get some adrenaline out while mountain biking on the trails. At the end of the day visit the James River for a romantic sunset picnic. There’s also modern campsites, hiking trails, championship golf courses, disc golf, archery, and some of the best fishing in the country is in the Chesapeake Bay.
When hunger strikes there are many great restaurants in Newport News to check out that offer a wide array of dining choices. Chic N Fish has an interesting blend of options ranging from Korean specialties to traditional Southern fare. Rick’s Cheesesteak Shop on Jefferson Avenue is the place to go for Cheesesteaks, onion rings, & cheese fries. For a fancier night out make a reservation at Circa 1918 where you can enjoy masterfully created American food in a fine dining experience. The lamb burger, bison meatloaf, curry seafood stew, and Tiger prawns with Brie & chorizo grits are just some of their delicious specialties.
The Fall Festival of Folklife is one of Virginia’s largest celebrations. It showcases the many traditional crafts, trades, and acoustic music of years past. In December visit Fountain Plaza for a unique holiday event called Hollydazzle. You’ll be treated to a spectacular show that features special effects, music, & fireworks.
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