independent city in Virginia, United States
Newport News is a city in Virginia in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. It's on the James River, and much of the area has been developed into a city starting in the late 19th century.
- Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF IATA), 900 Bland Blvd., ☏ .
- Norfolk International Airport (ORF IATA), about 20-25 miles to the southeast with more discount flights (including Southwest Air).
- Amtrak There are generally at least two trains a day in each direction between Newport News and Boston, stopping at all major points along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. The trip to Washington, DC is four hours and 20 minutes.
- HRT - Hampton Roads Transit provides local bus routes, as well as express buses across the tunnels to the southside of the Hampton Roads area.
- Main Roads - Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard are the two main north/south routes through the city. All directions lead you down one of these streets.
- 1 Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center.
- 2 James A. Fields House.
- 3 Virginia War Museum.
- 4 Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, ☏ . Summer: Daily: 9AM to 5PM; Winter: Monday - Saturday: 9AM to 5PM, Sunday: 12 noon to 5PM. The museum's living exhibits and hands-on experiences engage groups of all ages. Outdoors, groups can stroll the elevated boardwalk to view coastal birds, beavers and other animals in naturalized habitats, plus native plant gardens. Adult: $15.00, Child 3-12: $12.00.
- 5 The Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum Dr, ☏ . M–Sa: 10AM-5PM; Su 12-5PM. One of the largest and most comprehensive maritime history museums in the world, this museum is the home of the USS Monitor Center. $12.50 Adults; $12.50 Adults; Free for children 5 and under.
- 6 Peninsula Fine Arts Center, 101 Museum Dr (The Center is located at 101 Museum Drive in Newport News, Virginia, directly across from The Mariners' Museum within Mariners' Museum Park. To reach Pfac, take I-64 Exit 258 A onto J. Clyde Morris Blvd. South, proceed 2.5 miles through Warwick Blvd. intersection, and turn left onto Museum Drive.), ☏ . Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sunday 1-5PM. Explore the arts at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Pfac) with an ever-changing array of exhibitions, programs, events and studio classes. Adults: $7.50; Children ages 6-12: 4.00; Children under 6: Free.
- 7 U.S. Army Transportation Museum.
- 8 Lee Hall Mansion.
- 9 Endview Plantation.
- 1 Newport News Park. One of the largest municipal parks in the country, this 8,000 acre park is home to a variety of native wildlife, including deer, foxes, otter, raccoon and beaver. Miles of walking and biking trails wander through woods, swamps and meadows. Rowboats, paddleboats and canoes are available for rent, and there are over 180 campsites available for reservation.
- Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (Downing-Gross), 2410 Wickham Avenue, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. M - F: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sun: Closed. Multi-purpose space owned and operated by the City of Newport News Parks Recreation and Tourism Department. Throughout the year, the center features various theatrical productions and shows on the Ella Fitzgerald Theater stage, as well as gallery exhibits, classes, and workshops for all ages. Free.
- 2 Ferguson Center for the Arts. Part of Christopher Newport University
- 3 Peninsula Community Theatre.
- 1 Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Ave, ☏ . M–Sa: 10AM–9PM; Su: 12noon–6PM. Dozens of stores await you in the only fully-enclosed mall on the peninsula.
- 2 City Center at Oyster Point. City Center at Oyster Point is one of two large shopping centers in Newport news, the other being Port Warwick. City Center is home to the Marriott hotel, and many shops and restaurants.
- 3 Hilton Village. Hilton Village is recognized as the United States' first Federal war-housing project, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are dozens of shops and cafes in Hilton, so do go and spend the afternoon in this quaint neighborhood.
- The Crabshack Seafood Restaurant: On the James River, 7601 River Road, Newport News, Virginia 23607 (Take Mercury Blvd. south, and turn right at the last stop light before the James River Bridge. It's on the left side of the park near the beach.), ☏ . Su-Th: 11AM-11:30PM; Fr-Sa: 11AM-12:30AM. During the Spring and Summer, eat out on the covered patio and enjoy the views of the James River.
- Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, 748 J Clyde Morris Blvd, ☏ . You have to peruse the pizza case before you sit down and order, otherwise you'll never believe half of what's on the menu. Baked ziti pizza? Cheesesteak pizza? This place is good, authentic Italian food housed in an old Hawaiian-style Pizza Hut building!
- The Weekend Pub, 13361 Warwick Blvd, ☏ . Located on Warwick Boulevard near Pep Boys, the pub is a great place to throw down a few pints. They have an expansive selection of imported beers from around the world. Ask about their t-shirt competition.
- Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort, 1003 Brick Kiln Blvd, toll-free: . Kiln Creek is in the middle of the lush countryside. It features an all-inclusive resort facility, including the remodeled inn, restaurant, day spa, and championship golf course.
- Best Western Newport News Inn & Suites, 500 Operations Dr, ☏ , toll-free: , fax: .
- Holiday Inn Express, 16890 Warwick Blvd., Suite B, ☏ .
- Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 943 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, ☏ . Check-in: 3:00 pm, check-out: 11:00 am.
- Marriott Newport News at City Center, 740 Town Center Dr, ☏ , fax: .
- Motel 6, 797 J Clyde Morris Blvd, ☏ , fax: .
- Microtel Inn & Suites, 501 Operations Dr, ☏ .
- Comfort Suites Airport - Newport News, 12570 Jefferson Ave, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Off Interstate 64 (at Exit 255 B) The hotel is on the right directly behind Red Lobster and Olive Garden.
- Omni Newport News Hotel, 1000 Omni Blvd, ☏ .
- Holiday Inn Newport News-Hampton, 980 Omni Blvd, ☏ .
- Colonial Williamsburg - Located approximately 20 miles northwest of Newport News on I-64 in the historic district of the town of Williamsburg, this "living history museum" in recreates Virginia's 18th century capital as it appeared preceding and during the American Revolution.
|Routes through Newport News|
|Washington, D.C. ← Williamsburg ←||N S||→ END|
|Richmond ← Williamsburg ←||W E||→ Hampton → Norfolk|
|END ← Hampton ←||N S||→ Suffolk → Chesapeake|
|Fredericksburg ← Gloucester ←||N S||→ Portsmouth → Wilmington|
|Richmond ← Williamsburg ←||W E||→ Hampton → Norfolk|
|END ← Hampton ←||N S||→ Smithfield → Tarboro|