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Newport News is a city in Virginia.

UnderstandEdit

Location of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and a number of industrial complexes, most notably Newport News Shipbuilding.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

By trainEdit

  • 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.

By carEdit

  • Interstate 64 eastbound will take you straight into Newport News. It intersects Interstate 95 in Richmond and Interstate 81 near Staunton.

Get aroundEdit

  • 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.

SeeEdit

Map of Newport News

  • 1 Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, +1 757 595-1900. 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.    
  • 2 The Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum Dr, +1 757 596-2222. 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.    
  • 3 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.), +1 757 596-8175. 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.    
  • 4 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.    
  • Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (Downing-Gross), 2410 Wickham Avenue, +1 757-247-8950, . 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.

DoEdit

  • 1 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.    
  • 2 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.    

BuyEdit

  • 1 Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Ave, +1 757 249-4305. M–Sa: 10AM–9PM; Su: 12noon–6PM. Dozens of stores await you in the only fully-enclosed mall on the peninsula.    

EatEdit

  • 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.), +1 757 245-CRAB (2722). 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, +1 757 594-3354. 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!

DrinkEdit

  • The Weekend Pub, 13361 Warwick Blvd, +1 757 988-0506. 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.

SleepEdit

Go nextEdit

  • 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
RichmondWilliamsburg  W   E  HamptonNorfolk
ENDHampton  N   S  SuffolkChesapeake
FredericksburgGloucester  N   S  PortsmouthWilmington
RichmondWilliamsburg  W   E  HamptonNorfolk
ENDHampton  N   S  SmithfieldTarboro



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