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Welcome!

Ships,

Welcome to Newport News, the Commonwealth’s

5th most populous city. It’s here that visitors are treated to the vitality of a metropolitan area coupled with the charm of a small town. You can experience ships, history, and the great outdoors during your stay in Newport News. If time permits, we encourage you to plan a side trip to our neighbors in Coastal Virginia. For a sample of what each city has to offer, turn to the back cover.

Did you know Ella Fitzgerald was born in Newport News? If she were alive today, the songstress would be celebrating her 100th birthday in April. In tribute, we’re hosting a series of events that tell the story of her extraordinary life and legacy. See our Calendar of Events on Pages 9-12 for specific dates and locations.

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History,

In 2017, we’ll also be commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, along with the 75th anniversary of World War II. History buffs interested in the two World Wars should check out our itinerary on Page 24. If beer and spirits are more to your liking, then read about our “Toast the Coast” trail on Page 16. Let our knowledgeable travel counselors help plan your stay in Newport News by calling us at 888-493-7386. And don’t forget to share the photos from your visit using #LOVENN.

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take a look inside 4 Attractions 21 Expert Travel Advice 8 Performing Arts 22 Recreation & Outdoor Fun 9 2017 Calendar of Events 24 Newport News & the World Wars– 13 Shopping A Sample Itinerary 14 Insider Tips 25 Accommodations 16 Toast the Coast 26 Newport News Map 17 Sip, Savor & “Sea”– Back Cover A Sample Itinerary 18 Dining

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13560 Jefferson Avenue • 757-886-7777 www.newport-news.org

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101 Museum Drive • 757-596-8175 www.pfac-va.org

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ATTRACTIONS not to miss while you’re in

NEWPORT NEWS The only trouble you’ll have filling time in Newport News is picking an activity. The area’s attractions, architectural and historical landmarks, sporting opportunities and natural parks are exceptional enough to attract experts, but they’re available for everyone to enjoy.

LEE HALL MANSION One of the last remaining antebellum homes on the Virginia Peninsula, Lee Hall offers visitors a step back to the mid-Victorian period. 163 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA 23603 757-888-3371 • www.leehall.org

ENDVIEW PLANTATION Completed in 1769, Endview Plantation has been restored to its 1862 appearance. The house was occupied by Union troops during the Civil War. 362 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA 23603 757-887-1862 www.endview.org 4

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JAMES A. FIELDS HOUSE The restored home of James A. Fields (18441903), an African-American teacher, lawyer and member of the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1908, the house became the first Newport News hospital for African Americans. 617 27th Street, Newport News, VA 23607 757-813-6014 • jamesafieldshouse.blogspot.com


what to see & do

PENINSULA FINE ARTS CENTER Discover the ever-changing world of art at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, where diverse artwork and dynamic exhibitions are just part of the fun! 101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 757-596-8175 www.pfac-va.org

THE MARINERS’ MUSEUM AND PARK/USS MONITOR CENTER The Mariners’ Museum connects people to the world’s waterways through engaging experiences. The stories we share are your stories, your history. Find your connection! 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 757-596-2222 or 800-581-7245 www.marinersmuseum.org

SPECIAL INTEREST THE NEWSOME HOUSE MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER The restored 1899 residence of J. Thomas Newsome, a respected attorney, journalist and civic leader who prospered as part of the post-Civil War South’s new urban African-American middle class. 2803 Oak Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607 757-247-2360 • www.newsomehouse.org

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ATTRACTIONS CONTINUED

VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM Just one visit here brings you in contact with more habitats, wildlife and plant species than would be encountered in a lifetime of outdoor adventures in Virginia!

PENINSULA SPCA & PETTING ZOO

524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 757-595-1900 • www.thevlm.org

Bring the kids and don’t forget your camera! The Petting Zoo has chickens, rabbits, goats and even a llama! What an irresistible opportunity for great pictures. 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 757-595-1399 • www.peninsulaspca.org

VIRGINIA WAR MUSEUM At the Virginia War Museum, artifacts, weapons, vehicles, uniforms and posters trace the development of the US military from 1775 to the present. 9285 Warwick Blvd. in Huntington Park, Newport News, VA 23607 757-247-8523 • www.warmuseum.org 6

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U.S. ARMY TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM The story of the Army’s Transportation Corps – from horse-drawn wagons to all-terrain, armored vehicles – is told here. Includes experimental craft like a “flying jeep.” 300 Washington Blvd., Ft. Eustis Newport News, VA 23604 • 757-878-1115 www.transchool.lee.army.mil/Museum/ Transportation%20Museum/museum.htm


what to see & do

ATTRACTIONS AT-A-GLANCE Guided Tours Free Parking

Evening Programs

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Gift Shop Special Events Discount tickets available for seniors, military or AAA members

Attraction

Phone/Website

Endview Plantation

757-887-1862 www.endview.org

362 Yorktown Road Newport News, VA 23603 (Exit 247 from I-64)

Admission $8 adults $7 seniors $6 children (7-18) Under 7 FREE

April 1 to Dec. 31: Open Mon, Thu-Fri, 10 am to 4 pm; Sat 10 am to 5 pm; Sun, 12 pm to 5 pm. Jan. 1 to March 31: Open Thu-Sat, 10 am to 4 pm; Sun, 1 pm to 5 pm. Closed major holidays. (partially)

James A. Fields House 617 27th Street Newport News, VA 23607 (Exit 6 from I-664)

757-813-6014 www.jamesafields house.blogspot.com

Suggested donation: $3 adults $2 children (13-17), seniors and military Under 13 FREE

HOURS & AMENITIES: Open by appointment. Call 757-813-6014 for details.

Lee Hall Mansion

163 Yorktown Road Newport News, VA 23603 (Exit 247 from I-64

757-888-3371 www.leehall.org

$8 adults $7 seniors $6 children (7-18) Under 7 FREE

HOURS & AMENITIES: April 1 to Dec. 31: Open Mon, Thu-Fri, 10 am to 4 pm; Sat 10 am to 5 pm; Sun, 12 pm to 5 pm. Jan. 1 to March 31: Open Thu-Sat, 10 am to 4 pm; Sun, 1 pm to 5 pm. Closed major holidays. (partially)

The Mariners’ Museum & Park/USS Monitor Center 100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606 (Exit 258A from I-64)

757-596-2222 or 800-581-7245 www.mariners museum.org

$13.95 adults $8.95 children (4-12) Under 3 FREE $12.95 seniors 65+, military, and AAA 3D Movies: $6 add’l charge

HOURS & AMENITIES: Memorial Day–Labor Day: 9 am to 5 pm daily. Open Mon-Sat, 9 am to 5 pm; Sun, 11 am to 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center

2803 Oak Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607, (Exit 3 from I-664)

757-247-2360 www.newsome house.org

Suggested $2 donation

HOURS & AMENITIES: Open Thu-Sat, 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Sun and major holidays. Open by appointment Mon-Wed. (partially)

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Attraction

Peninsula Fine Arts Center

101 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606 (Exit 258A from I-64)

Phone/Website

Admission

757-596-8175 www.pfac-va.org

$7.50 adults $6 students, seniors, & active duty military $4 children (6-12) Under 6 FREE

HOURS & AMENITIES: Open Tue-Sat, 10 am to 5 pm; Sun, 1 pm to 5 pm. Ticket valid for 7 days. FREE admission first full weekend of each month. Closed Mondays, major holidays and during exhibit changes.

Peninsula SPCA & Petting Zoo

757-595-1399 $2 per person www.peninsula 523 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard 2 years & under FREE spca.org Newport News, VA 23601 (Exit 258A from I-64) HOURS & AMENITIES: Petting Zoo open Mon-Wed and Fri, 11 am to 4:30 pm; Sat, 11 am to 4:30 pm; Closed Sun, Thu, and major holidays.

U.S. Army Transportation Museum

757-878-1115 www.transchool.lee. FREE (donations 300 Washington Boulevard army.mil/Museum/ welcome) Transportation%20 Ft. Eustis Newport News, VA 23604 Museum/museum.htm (Exit 250A from I-64) HOURS & AMENITIES: Open Tue-Sun, 9 am to 4:30 pm. Closed Mon and federal holidays. PLEASE NOTE: All visitors to Fort Eustis must show valid IDs (driver’s license and/or photo ID), proof of insurance and vehicle registration.

Virginia Living Museum

$20 adults 757-595-1900 $15 children (3-12) 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard www.thevlm.org 2 years & under FREE Newport News, VA 23601 (Exit 258A from I-64) HOURS & AMENITIES: Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm year-round. 9 am to 8 pm Thursdays Memorial Day to Labor Day. Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1st.

Virginia War Museum

9285 Warwick Boulevard in Huntington Park Newport News, VA 23607 (Exits 258A or 263A from I-64)

757-247-8523 www.warmuseum. org

$8 adults $7 seniors and active duty military $6 children (7-18) Under 7 FREE

HOURS & AMENITIES: Open Mon-Sat, 9 am to 5 pm; Sun, 12 pm to 5 pm. Closed major holidays.

NOTE: For more information about any attraction, call the Newport News Visitor Center, 757-886-7777 or 888-493-7386, or go online to www.newport-news.org. All information was correct at time of printing, but is subject to change. Please check in advance of your visit to confirm current days, hours and fees.

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P E R F OR M I NG ARTS DOWNING-GROSS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER Home to the Ella Fitzgerald Theater, this historic building also houses arts programs for all ages, and the Anderson Johnson Gallery permanent exhibit. Room/studio rentals are available. 2410 Wickham Ave., Newport News, VA 23607 (Exit 6 off I-664) General Information: 757-247-8950 • Box Office: 757-247-8969 Buy tickets online: www.downinggross.org • E-mail: downing-gross@nnva.gov Open: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat, 10. a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun, closed.

PENINSULA COMMUNITY THEATRE

Christopher Newport University’s

FERGUSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS For over a decade, the Ferguson Center has presented the finest artists in the world, cementing its reputation as the preeminent performing arts venue in the Southeast. 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606 (Exit 258A from I-64) Ticket Office: 757-594-8752 • Charge by phone: 855-FERG-TIX (855-337-4849) Buy tickets online: www.fergusoncenter.org • E-mail: tickets@cnu.edu Ticket Office Hours: In Season: Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call for summer hours. Handicap and valet parking available. Hearing and visually impaired assistance.

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Located in Historic Hilton Village, the Peninsula Community Theatre offers musicals, comedies and dramas. 10251 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 (Exit 258A or 263A from I-64) Ticket Office: 757-595-5728 Charge by phone: 757-595-5728 Buy tickets online: www.pctlive.org E-mail: info@pctlive.org Ticket Office Hours: Mon. – Thurs., 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. two weeks prior to opening night until closing night and 1 hour before each performance.


what’s going on

C A L E N DA R OF E V EN T S Whether it’s a Broadway show, tempting musical, wine and food festival, historic garden week or a Civil War re-enactment, there’s always something to do in and around Newport News!

NEW PORT NEWS SIGNATUR E EV ENTS

ONE CITY MARATHON WEEKEND MARCH 10–12, 2017

Take a tour of Newport News – marathon style! The marathon covers the entire 26-mile length of the city, with Newport News Park serving as the starting line and Victory Arch acting as the finish line. There are also options for a relay, a Maritime 8K and a Nautical Mile run/ walk. The event culminates with a community celebration at Victory Landing Park. Additionally, the weekend includes a Health and Wellness Expo at the Denbigh Community Center. This event was conceived as a way for the city to show its community pride and promote healthy living. www.onecitymarathon.com

CELEBRATING ELLA FITZGERALD APRIL 19–22, 2017

Ella Fitzgerald, nicknamed First Lady of Song, was born in Newport News on April 25, 1917. She was the first African-American female to win a Grammy and went on to win a total of 13 Grammys and sell more than 40 million albums. Ella Fitzgerald made a true impact on the world, and Newport News is honored to celebrate her in the place where she began. Because Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 100 in 2017, Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center will host a festival in her memory in April. www.downinggross.org Ella’s Birthday Party – A celebration for children, April 19 Ella is My Major – College Night, featuring CC Sunchild, April 20 Rhonda Ross Performance – April 21 19th Annual EllaFest – Concert Finale, featuring Lizz Wright, April 22 In Ella’s Lifetime: 100 Artists for Ella – An exhibition of 100 artists on display in the Newport News Community Gallery at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, April 3 through May 27.

WORLD ARTS CELEBRATION MAY 20, 2017

Explore cultures from nearly every continent at the World Arts Celebration in City Center at Oyster Point. Prior events have included exhibits from Taiwan, Africa, Germany, China, Japan, France, Mali, Egypt, and Italy. Children’s crafts have ranged from the making of Aboriginal boomerangs of Australia, Fabergé eggs of Russia, carnival masks and headdresses of Brazil, and collar necklaces of Africa to the henna body art of India and face painting of France. www.nnva.gov

FALL FESTIVAL OF FOLKLIFE OCT. 7–8, 2017

Held since 1974, the Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife features traditional crafts, trades, demonstrations, folk music, along with the sights, sounds and memories of our past. This popular festival, which attracts 70,000 people, is set up annually in Newport News Park. Dozens of craftspeople sell a wide variety of handmade goods and vendors sell country-inspired merchandise, including dairy products, baked goods, specialty foods and sauces. Additionally, seafood, barbeque, pork rinds, and other favorite festival foods are sold in more than two dozen booths. www.nnva.gov

CELEBRATION IN LIGHTS NOV. 23, 2017–JAN. 1, 2018

Celebration in Lights, Virginia’s first drive-through holiday light show, opens annually on Thanksgiving night in Newport News Park. Since 1993, Celebration in Lights has transformed Newport News Park into a magical winter wonderland, with hundreds of thousands of lights creating animated holiday scenes. Along the two-mile drive into Newport News Park, guests are treated to more than 300 individual display pieces, along with 43 arches and three miles of rope lighting. More than 800,000 individual lights make up Celebration in Lights, which takes approximately six weeks to set up. www.nnva.gov

HOLLYDAZZLE DEC. 2, 2017

Hollydazzle is a one-of-a-kind holiday show that combines synchronized fireworks, theatrical lighting, ground-based pyrotechnics and special effects all choreographed to festive music, making it one of the top shows of the year. The show transforms City Center at Oyster Point into a kaleidoscope of color reflecting on the fountains’ five-acre water surface. And because it’s “in-the-round”, the show looks the same no matter what side of the fountain you’re standing on! Typically, this popular event draws more 30,000 people to City Center. www.nnva.gov NOTE: Events are subject to cancellation and date changes. Prior to your visit, please check websites listed. All events take place in Newport News, unless otherwise noted. More Newport News events can be found online at www.newport-news.org

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what’s going on

2: Groundhog Day

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

2: Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Classical Mystery Tour

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

3: Bacchus Wine & Food Festival

Virginia War Museum 757-247-8523

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-892-6366 Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

3-4: 42nd Street

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

4: History To Life Celebration

Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center 757-247-2360

4: Wolf: the Predator; Groundhog: the Prey Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

4, 11, 18, 25: African-American History Month Film Fest Virginia War Museum 757-247-8523

9: National Symphony Orchestra of the Ukraine

14: Our Voices

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950

14 & 15: Fountainside: A Pop-up Cotton Club 711 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 100 (former site of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill) 757-247-8950

16: Children’s Day

Virginia War Museum 757-247-8523

20: Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents The Four Seasons

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-892-6366

21: Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950

21: The Illusionists - Turn of the Century Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

Jan. 21 – Feb. 4: Newport News Restaurant Week

Various restaurants throughout Newport News 757-886-7777

5: Russian National Ballet Theater: Romeo & Juliet

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

10: One City Marathon Friday Night Kick-Off

10-11: One City Marathon Health & Wellness Expo

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center 757-247-2360

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

4, 11, 18, 25: Follow the Drinking Gourd

7: Songs For Janie Featuring Tamara Wellons Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950

5: Russian National Ballet Theater: Cinderella

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

6-7: MAMMA MIA!

4, 11, 18, 25: Women’s History Month Film Festival

4: Fur Ball: Mardi Paws

Newport News Marriott at City Center 757-595-1399 (Peninsula SPCA)

JANUARY

4: The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 Present The Summit

9-11, 16-18, 23-25: Sister Act

Denbigh Community Center 757- 926-8621

10-12: La Cage Aux Folles

Peninsula Community Theatre 757-595-5728

11: One City Marathon Family Fun & Fit Day

King-Lincoln Park 757-926-1400

Peninsula Community Theatre (Children’s Theatre) 757-595-5728

18: The Anderson Johnson Art & Soul Exhibition Series

25: Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Mosaic Duo

Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center 757-247-2360

Ferguson Center for the Arts (Peebles Theatre) 757-892-6366

20: Kids War Games

Virginia War Museum 757-247-8523

25-26: Reptiles Bizarre & Beautiful

24-26: La Cage Aux Folles

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

Peninsula Community Theatre 757-595-5728

26: Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels

25: Safety at Sea Seminar

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

The Mariners’ Museum & Park 757-596-2222

31: Pearl Bailey Comedy Showcase

25: Howie Mandel

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950

11: History To Life Celebration

Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center 757-247-2360

11: El DeBarge in concert

27: The Five Irish Tenors: Voices of Ireland

2: My Sisters’ Keeper: Ladies in Red Featuring Myra Smith

11: Vanessa Williams

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

28 : The Ugly Duckling

Peninsula Community Theatre (Children’s Theatre) 757-595-5728

FEBRUARY Through February 4: Newport News Restaurant Week

Various restaurants throughout Newport News 757-886-7777

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Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

3: Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Pictures at a French Exhibition

12: National Symphony Orchestra

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-892-6366

3-5: Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend The Mariners’ Museum & Park757-596-2222

3-5: La Cage Aux Folles

Peninsula Community Theatre 757-595-5728

4: History Bites

The Mariners’ Museum & Park757-596-2222

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Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950

25: Davey Crockett

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594-8752

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

28: Thompson Square

18: The Three Little Pigs, presented by the Virginia Opera

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

1: Homeschool Morning

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

City Center at Oyster Point 757-926-1400

24-25: Saturday Night Fever – The Musical

17: Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue

27: Deep River: The Marian Anderson Story, presented by the Virginia Opera Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950

17: St. Patrick’s Day at City Center

Departs from Lee Hall Mansion 757-888-3371

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-892-6366

MARCH

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-892-6366

18: Civil War Van Tour: Forward to Richmond – The Stride of a Giant

10: Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents A Night at the Movies

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

17: Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Verdi’s Requiem

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

12: One City Marathon Races

Throughout Newport News 757-880-8843

12: One City, One Celebration

Victory Landing Park 757-886-7777

16: Heritage High School Cotton Club

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950

16: Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight!” Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

APRIL 2: Piano Battle: Combat on the Keys – Classical Smackdown Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

4-6: Kids War Games

Virginia War Museum 757-247-8523

7: Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-892-6366

8: Helpful Paws, Extraordinary Dogs! Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

8: A Walk with Ella

Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center 757-247-2360

15: Civil War Van Tour: The Seven Days Battles (Part I)

Departs from Lee Hall Mansion 757-888-3371


what’s going on

15: Great Easter Egg Hunt

5-7: Rumors

19: Clay Jenkinson as Thomas Jefferson

6: Newport News Children’s Festival of Friends

Lee Hall Mansion 757-888-3371

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

19-22: Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8969

Peninsula Community Theatre 757-595-5728

Newport News Park 757-926-1400

6, 20, 27: Asian-American History Month Film Fest

8-11: Harborfest

Peninsula Community Theatre 757-595-5728

Norfolk Waterfront 757-441-2345

19: Virginia Arts Festival presents Lula Washington Dance Theatre

10: World Oceans Day

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

10: Summer Celebration Wine Festival

20: Toy Soldier Show

15-18: Boardwalk Art Show

17: The Bronze Door International Wine Classic

The Mariners’ Museum & Park 757-591-7716

22-29: Historic Garden Week in Virginia

17-18: America Mobilizes 1917 (WWI)

Visit vagardenweek.org for locations

Endview Plantation 757-247-8523

23: Ben Folds

23-25: Hampton Jazz Festival

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

Hampton Coliseum, Hampton 757-838-5650

26: Historic Garden Week in Virginia – Newport News Tour

Peninsula Community Theatre (Children’s Theatre) 757-595-5728

29: The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and The Platters

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

MAY 3: Virginia Arts Festival presents Chanticleer Peebles Theatre at Christopher Newport University 757-282-2800

4: The Spirit of Taikoza – Japanese Drum Ensemble

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8969

5: Cinco in the City

City Center at Oyster Point 757-926-1400

AUGUST 2017 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Wednesdays through Aug. 30): Summer Concerts at Port Warwick Port Warwick 757-223-0284

4, 11, 18, 25 (Fridays through Aug. 25): Fridays at the Fountain City Center at Oyster Point 757-926-1400

5, 12, 19, 26 (Saturdays through Sept. 2): Hayrides Newport News Park 757-888-3333

12: 4th Annual Scouts & Cars in the Park Car Show Newport News Park 757-696-2344

SEPTEMBER 2: Hayrides

Newport News Park 757-888-3333

16: The Gallery Crawl

The Mariners’ Museum & Park 757-591-7716

16: Brazilian Festival

City Center at Oyster Point 757-926-1400

16-17 & 23-24: Fall Native Plant Sale Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

29: Homeschool Day

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1: Neptune Festival Boardwalk, Virginia Beach 757-498-0215

OCTOBER 5-8: An Occasion for the Arts

Merchants Square, Williamsburg www.aofta.org

20: World Arts Celebration

City Center at Oyster Point 757-926-1400

6-8: Harvest Faire

Endview Plantation 757-887-1862

20: Civil War Van Tour: The Seven Days Battles (Part II)

7-8: Fall Festival of Folklife

Newport News Park 757-926-1400

Departs from Lee Hall Mansion 757-888-3371

24 & 31 (Wednesdays through Aug. 30): Summer Concerts at Port Warwick Port Warwick 757-223-0284

27 (Saturdays through Sept. 2): Hayrides Newport News Park 757-888-3333

29: Memorial Day Concert

City Center at Oyster Point 757-282-2822 (Virginia Arts Festival)

29: Memorial Day Ceremony Victory Arch 757-247-8523

JUNE 1-4: Newport News Greek Festival – Spring Edition

Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 757-596-6151

JULY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Saturdays through Sept. 2): Hayrides Newport News Park 757-888-3333

4: Laser Spirit

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

4: 4th of July Stars in the Sky

2-4: Patriotic Festival

Victory Landing Park 757-926-1400

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Fridays through Aug. 25): Fridays at the Fountain

Port Warwick 757-223-0284

Oceanfront, Virginia Beach 757-486-7744

5, 12, 19, 26 (Wednesdays through Aug. 30): Summer Concerts at Port Warwick

3: King-Lincoln Park Day

7, 14, 21, 28 (Fridays through Aug. 25): Fridays at the Fountain

3: Amel Larrieux, in honor of Black Music Month

15: Civil War Van Tour: Stuart’s Ride Around McClellan

City Center at Oyster Point 757-926-1400 King-Lincoln Park 757-926-1400

City Center at Oyster Point

19th to 33rd Street, Virginia Beach 757-425-0000

Departs from Lee Hall Mansion 757-888-3371

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

29: Robin Hood

Lee Hall Mansion 757-888-3371

17: Civil War Van Tour: The Second Battle of Manassas

22-23 & 29-30: Spring Native Plant Sale

Peninsula Community Theatre 757-595-5728

Port Warwick 757-223-0284

Peebles Theatre at Christopher Newport University 757-282-2800

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

28-30: Rumors

Newport News Park 757-888-3333

12-14: Rumors

22: Earth Day

Ferguson Center for the Arts 757-594‑8752

3, 10, 17, 24 (Saturdays through Sept. 2): Hayrides

7: The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival

Virginia War Museum 757-247-8523

27: BELLA GAIA

Endview Plantation and Lee Hall Mansion757-887-1862

7, 14, 21, 28 (Wednesdays through Aug. 30): Summer Concerts at Port Warwick

Virginia War Museum 757-247-8523 The Mariners’ Museum & Park 757-591-7716

Visit vagardenweek.org for locations

3-4: On To Richmond: A 155th Anniversary Civil War Reenactment of the Seven Days Campaign

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8969

City Center at Oyster Point 757-926-1400

Departs from Lee Hall Mansion 757-888-3371

Fall Festival of Folklife

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what’s going on

14: 9th Anniversary Celebration

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950

14-15: Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival Port Warwick 757-223-0284

19-21: Newport News Greek Festival – Fall Edition

Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 757-596-6151

20: Oyster Roast

City Center at Oyster Point 757-926-1400

21: Night of the Living Museum Virginia Living Museum 757-595‑1900

21: Pirate Halloween Party

The Mariners’ Museum & Park 757-591-7716

23: Night at the Army Transportation Museum

U.S. Army Transportation Museum 757-878-1115

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

1: Homeschool Day

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

1-23: Wild Gifts for the Holidays

Virginia Living Museum Wild Things Museum Store 757-595‑1900

1-31: Celebration in Lights

Newport News Park 757-926-1400

1-31: Star of Wonder: Planetarium Show Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

1-31: Holiday Magic: Planetarium Show Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

1-31: Artful Giving: A Holiday Pop-Up Gift Shop

Peninsula Fine Arts Center 757-596-8175

2017

2 & 9: Breakfast with Santa

The Mariners’ Museum & Park757-591-7716

EXHIBITIONS & RECURRING EVENTS

Nov. 1 – Dec. 23: Wild Gifts for the Holidays Virginia Living Museum Wild Things Museum Store 757-595‑1900

11: Veterans Day Ceremony

For a complete listing of events, visit www.newport-news.org

Victory Arch 757-247-8523

RECURRING EVENTS

11: Oyster Roast

Virginia Living Museum 757-595‑1900

22: Turkey Pardoning

1st & 3rd Sundays monthly: Birdwalks

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

Newport News Park | 757-886-7912

Nov. 22 – Dec. 31: Star of Wonder: Planetarium Show

1st Saturday-Sunday monthly: Free Admission Weekend

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

Peninsula Fine Arts Center | 757-596-8175

Nov. 22 – Dec. 31: Holiday Magic: Planetarium Show

2nd Saturday monthly: Star Party & Laser Light Shows

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

Virginia Living Museum | 757-595-1900

Nov. 23 – Dec. 31: Celebration in Lights

3rd Saturday monthly: Story Time Virginia Living Museum | 757-595-1900

Newport News Park 757-926-1400

2nd Tuesday monthly: 25 Mics: Spoken Word and Open Mic Night Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center | 757-247-8950 Hollydazzle

2: Hollydazzle

City Center at Oyster Point 757-926-1400

3: Grand Illumination

Colonial Williamsburg 800-HISTORY

7: Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Ceremony Virginia War Museum 757-247-8523

8: Annual Holiday Frost

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center757-247-8950

9: Christmas on the Monitor Celebration in Lights

The Mariners’ Museum & Park757-591-7716

Nov. 24 – Dec.31: Artful Giving: A Holiday Pop-Up Gift Shop

9-31: Antebellum Holidays

25: Holiday Tree Lighting at Port Warwick

Endview Plantation 757-887-1862

25: Holiday Evening in the Planetarium

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

Peninsula Fine Arts Center 757-596-8175 Port Warwick 757-223-0284

Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

Lee Hall Mansion 757-888-3371

9-31: Christmas at Endview 16: Holiday Evening in the Planetarium 31: Noon Year’s Eve Celebration Virginia Living Museum 757-595-1900

EXHIBITIONS Continuing through January 8: Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art Works Peninsula Fine Arts Center | 757-596-8175

Continuing through June 11: Polynesian Voyagers

The Mariners’ Museum & Park | 757-596-2222

January 3-27: Point, Aim & Shoot: Student Photography Exhibit

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center | 757-247-8950

January 14 – May 14: Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs Virginia Living Museum | 757-595-1900

January 21 – March 26: To Walk in Beauty: Native American Art, Past and Present Peninsula Fine Arts Center | 757-596-8175

February 1 – March 11: Youth Art Month Exhibit Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center | 757-247-8950

March 3 – December 31: Treasures of NOAA’s Ark Exhibition

The Mariners’ Museum & Park | 757-596-2222

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April 3 – May 27: In Ella’s Lifetime: 100 Artists for Ella

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 757-247-8950

April 8-30: Genesis: A College Juried Competition Peninsula Fine Arts Center | 757-596-8175

April 8 – June 25: Soaring: Works from NASA’s Art Program Peninsula Fine Arts Center | 757-596-8175

May 5-28: Prefaces: A High School Juried Competition Peninsula Fine Arts Center | 757-596-8175

Opening May 27: Cat Fight: Racing Technology in the America’s Cup

The Mariners’ Museum & Park | 757-596-2222

May 27 - July 9: Water/Ways (a Smithsonian traveling exhibition) Virginia Living Museum | 757-595-1900

June 3-25: Hardhat Heroes: Shipyard Workers of Hampton Roads Peninsula Fine Arts Center | 757-596-8175

June 3-30: Future Love Paradise: Clayton Singleton

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center | 757-247-8950

July 8 – October 8: Dream House Remix – 25th Anniversary Peninsula Fine Arts Center | 757-596-8175

July 10 – August 26: Out of the Classroom: Celebrating local artists and teachers Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center | 757-247-8950

July 22 – November 26: Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks Virginia Living Museum | 757-595-1900

October 21 – January 14, 2018: The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits Peninsula Fine Arts Center | 757-596-8175


shopping

SHOPPING

From locally owned specialty stores to some of the most eclectic collections of antique, thrift and consignment shops, Newport News offers a refreshingly unique shopping experience. It’s here that you’ll find shopping that is both charming and personal!

Shop at more than 200 stores from boutiques to bargains, all right here in

NEWPORT NEWS

Sisters Unique - City Center at Oyster Point

CITY CENTER AT OYSTER POINT & PORT WARWICK

Design & Consign - Hilton Village

City Center at Oyster Point and Port Warwick are two shopping areas with a neighborhood “vibe,” both showcasing specialty retailers. To top it off, both City Center and Port Warwick have numerous restaurants within walking distance and offer regularly scheduled entertainment during the summer months. Port Warwick

Jefferson Commons

JEFFERSON COMMONS & PATRICK HENRY MALL

HISTORIC HILTON VILLAGE The unique architecture of Historic Hilton Village is the perfect backdrop for the eclectic collection of locally owned shops that makes this a “can’t miss” experience. Located along Warwick Boulevard in the eastern end of Newport News, Historic Hilton Village is also home to several restaurants.

Combined, Jefferson Commons and Patrick Henry Mall have over 1 million square feet of great shopping. Favorite national retailers anchor both areas. Patrick Henry Mall

Marketplace at Tech Center

MARKETPLACE AT TECH CENTER The newest shopping and dining destination to hit Newport News is called the Marketplace at Tech Center. Since its opening in 2015, the center has continued to draw new retailers to the Peninsula. From casual lunches at sidewalk cafés to boutique shopping, the Marketplace at Tech Center is the retail component of Tech Center at Oyster Point, a 100-acre development at the corner of Oyster Point Road and Jefferson Avenue. The project includes not just retail and restaurants, but luxury apartments, specialty office space, and a research park.

Rooms, Blooms and More - Hilton Village

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testimonials

INSIDER TIPS Wilson

Meet

Bree & Wilson Bever

Bree

Wilson and Bree met as students at Christopher Newport University. After enjoying four years of beautiful trails, waterfront views and great restaurants, they decided to remain in Newport News after graduation. Wilson, a college/student pastor, and Bree, a web and social marketing coordinator, live in Hidenwood with their rescued Goldendoodle, Lucy. For visiting friends and family: We love the outdoors, so one of our favorite things about Newport News is its parks and bodies of water. Also, Paragon is one of the best state-of-the-art theaters around, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy a good movie! Dog walking: Newport News Park and the Noland Trail are filled with scenic views and clear paths – perfect for dog walking!

Favorite fests: Fall Festival of Folklife, the Newport News Greek Festival, and the Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival. Outdoor fun: Newport News Park, the Noland Trail, and kayaking on the James River. Nightlife: We enjoy live music and good food, so City Center is one of our favorites! We love Aroma’s and Tradition Brewing Company for their drinks, food, open mic nights, and entertainment. Eating out: Midtown Eats, Thaijindesu, and First Watch. We’re big fans of eating local and Midtown Eats is the epitome of a hidden local gem that has passionate chefs and amazing food. If you enjoy Asian cuisine, Thaijindesu has some of the best Thai food ever!

Lucy

Special occasions: Circa 1918, Thaijindesu, and Couture Cakes by Nika. Unique shopping: Red Feathered Nest, Rooms Blooms and More, and Sisters Unique. Photo Ops: Anywhere on the water – Riverview Farm Park, Hilton Pier and Lions Bridge.

Newport News Park

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Arts scene: Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Ferguson Center for the Arts, and Aroma’s for open mic night.

Rooms Blooms and More


testimonials

INSIDER TIPS Meet the

Cameron Stephanie

Ashworth Family Cameron and Stephanie, along with their two children, Bella, 7, and Jonah, 4, have lived in Newport News for nearly 15 years. Cameron is the director of Genesis Counseling Center and of Genesis Assist. Stephanie also works at Genesis Counseling and Genesis Assist, but as the director of credentialing.

Bella

Rainy-day fun: Rainy days are good for the Bounce House (inflatables), LazerRush (laser tag), Rebounderz (indoor trampoline park), Virginia Living Museum, Mariners’ Museum, shopping, and various activities at the YMCA. For visiting friends and family: We tend to hang out around Tech Center, Jefferson Commons, Port Warwick, or City Center for the variety of shopping and dining. Jonah

Favorite parks: We visit Newport News Park quite frequently because of the diverse range of activities. We also enjoy going to the huge playground and soccer fields at Riverview Farm Park, and the Noland Trail at Mariners’ Museum Park is a favorite for jogging and hiking.

Family-friendly restaurants: Our favorite spot is PF Chang’s because it is both family friendly and a good place for adult conversation. We also recommend Plaza Azteca, Midtown Eats, Salsa’s, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Kelly’s Tavern, Zoe’s Kitchen, Japan Samurai, and Brickhouse Tavern.

Birthday party suggestions: Bounce House, Virginia Living Museum, and Rebounderz. Best events for families: Outdoor concerts at City Center and Port Warwick in the summer; Newport News Greek Festival (it occurs twice a year); and Fall Festival of Folklife in Newport News Park. There are always special exhibits at the Virginia Living Museum, and ice skating at Tech Center is a terrific winter event. Don’t miss: Hollydazzle at City Center. There are food vendors, activities for the family, a tree lighting, and fireworks.

Virginia Living Museum

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sip & savor

SPIRITS ABOUND IN COASTAL VIRGINIA The craft beverage movement has boomed very quickly, from just a handful of breweries, wineries and distilleries a few years ago to hundreds today.

Tradition Brewing Co.

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While visiting Coastal Virginia (CoVA), there’s one thing you can be sure of – you will never go thirsty! Whatever your preference is for sipping – craft beer, distilled spirits, or a fine wine – a number of adultbeverage establishments have recently opened in CoVA... and more seem to be popping up faster than you can say “Cheers!

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Ironclad Distillery

We’ve rounded up your favorite “spirited” spots throughout Newport News and our neighboring cities – from New Kent County to the Virginia Beach oceanfront – and we’re calling it “Toast the Coast!” Check it out at www.newport-news.org. Admittedly, Newport News doesn’t yet have its own winery; however, we’re grateful that Tradition Brewing Company and Ironclad Distillery have put our city on the map of the craft movement. Search YouTube for Toast the Coast: Beer, Wine and Shine Trail to learn how it all began. The Newport News Tourism Development Office developed the “Toast the Coast” trail to serve as a convenient resource for visitors traveling to the region, and we’re encouraging our guests to share their photographs on Instagram by hash-tagging their images with #ToasttheCoastTrail. As more independent crafters continue to open in the region, we expect our “Toast the Coast” beer, wine and shine trail to grow.


sip & savor

SIP, SAVOR AND “SEA” A SAMPLE ITINER ARY

Newport News is a fitting location for all things related to the sea. It is home to The Mariners’ Museum and Newport News Shipbuilding, and it’s here that working watermen export their harvest to other parts of the country. Spend a few days learning about our fascinating maritime heritage! Day One

• Start your day at The Mariners’ Museum, the largest maritime museum in North America. It is home to the USS Monitor Center, where artifacts recovered from the wreck of the Civil War ironclad are preserved.

The Mariners’ Museum

• Enjoy the freshest catch-ofthe-day at The Crab Shack for breathtaking views of the James River, where you may see our local watermen working the river.

• Head downtown to check out the tugboat Dorothy, the first ship built by Newport News Shipbuilding in 1890. • Make your way to the Victory Arch, which has paid tribute to our military heroes since 1919, and to Victory Landing Park, where it’s possible to see an aircraft carrier docked for overhaul or ships unloading cargo from abroad. • Before leaving downtown Newport News, check out Ironclad Distillery, the city’s first operating distillery. Ironclad bourbon is made from local Virginia corn, wheat and rye, along with malted barley. It is characterized by the brackish air from Virginia’s James River, balanced with the sweet caramelized oak sap from small barrels. • Indulge in fine dining at Circa 1918 in Historic Hilton Village for mouthwatering farm-to-table meals and fresh seafood paired with outstanding wines. Historic Hilton Village

Day Two

• Spend the morning at the Virginia Living Museum and meet the many sea creatures who live in and around our local waters, from the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Dismal Swamp to the Atlantic Ocean. • Have lunch at Craft 60 Ale House, where every dish is not just homemade; it’s handcrafted. While there, check out the extensive craft beer list. • Enjoy a scenic harbor cruise aboard the Miss Hampton II in Hampton to see the famous Hampton Roads harbor, site of the Civil War Battle of the Ironclads. • Finish off the night back in Newport News with dinner at Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, where you’ll find an extensive collection of craft beers and wines!

Day Three

• Visit the Mermaid Winery in Norfolk, and then check out the Battleship Wisconsin, the largest and last battleship ever built by the U.S. Navy, and Nauticus, the National Maritime Center. • Head down to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to stroll along the Boardwalk and climb Cape Henry Lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. • Carve out some time to enjoy an Orange Crush at Waterman’s Surfside Grille as you sip, savor and “sea” the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! • Return to Newport News and stop in at Tradition Brewing Co., the first craft brewery in Newport News, to try their full selection of beers on tap. Tradition brews the kind of beer that caters to a true beer drinker’s palate.

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restaurants by category

DINING KEY NNHA Member= Member of the Newport News Hospitality Association

X

Average Entrée Price $ < $10 $$ $10–$20 $$$ > $20

Don’t miss our annual Newport News Restaurant Week - Jan. 21–Feb. 4, 2017 Wheelchair Accessible B L D BR

Serves Breakfast Lunch Dinner Brunch

All restaurants are open 7 days a week, unless otherwise noted.

AMERICAN Byrd’s Restaurant

27 Hidenwood Shopping Center, Newport News, VA 23606 757-223-9841 | $$, B (T-Su), L (T-Su), BR (T-Su), Closed M, X

Cheddar’s - NNHA Member

12280 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602 757-249-4000 | $$, L, D, X Your neighborhood family-friendly, casual restaurant serving food made from scratch.

Cozzy’s Comedy Club & Tavern NNHA Member

Crown Fried Chicken

IHOP - NNHA Member

15447 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23608 757-877-3991 | $$, B, L, D Everything you love about breakfast. Family owned and operated.

IHOP

11745 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23606 757-591-0388 | $$, B, L, D, BR

12090 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 1500, Newport News, VA 23606 757-931-1700 | $$, L, D, X Where pizza and craft beer lovers gather!

Neo Kitchen + Bar - NNHA Member

11810 Fountain Way, Newport News, VA 23606 757-525-9958 | $$, L, D, X Gastropub with eclectic, contemporary vibe; open concept and patio seating.

Pearlie’s

2108 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23607 757-380-0650 | $, B (T-Th & Sa), L (T-Th & Sa)

Kitchen 740- NNHA Member

740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 757-873-9299 | $$, B, L, D, X Enjoy craft beer, mixology, great food & a relaxed atmosphere.

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Second Street - NNHA Member

115 Arthur Way, Newport News, VA 23602 757-234-4448 | $$, L, D, BR (Su) Traditional American food with a unique twist.

Smoke BBQ Restaurant & Bar NNHA Member

10900 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 757-595-4320 | $$, L, D, X Slow smoked BBQ pork, beef, chicken, wings, ribs. Locally owned.

The Garden Grille & Bar - NNHA Member 180 Regal Way, 757-947-1080 | $$, B, D (M-F) Delicious American food with a full-service bar.

Ironclad Distillery

124 23rd St, Newport News, VA 23607 (757) 245-1996 | $$

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12567 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606 757-599-4144 | $$, L, D, BR (Sa-Su), X

BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES

Longhorn Steakhouse

12581 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23602 757-890-4503 | $$, L, D, X

Rick & Libby’s - NNHA Member

11006 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 757-599-5500 | $$, B, L, D, BR (Sa-Su) Your neighborhood place… and save room for dessert! (previously Mike’s Place)

Schooners Grill

9700 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 757-595-2800 | $$, D Oldest comedy club in VA; great food/drink; national comics. 11111 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23601 757-595-0055 | $, L, D

Mellow Mushroom - NNHA Member

Cove Tavern - NNHA Member

711 Lakefront Commons, Newport News, VA 23606 757-596-1830 | $$, L, D, X Award-winning family-friendly restaurant featuring seafood, steak and more!

Tradition Brewing Co.- NNHA Member

700 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606 757-592-9393 | $$ Everyone comes from great traditions. We capture those moments in every glass.


restaurants by category

For additional choices, check our online restaurant listings at www.newport-news.org or for the many fast food options in Newport News, visit www.yellowbook.com. All information was provided by each restaurant. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, but information is subject to change. Responsibility for performance of services will be with the individual restaurants.

CONTINENTAL/TRADITIONAL FINE DINING

Circa 1918 Kitchen & Bar NNHA Member

10367 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 757-599-1918 | $$$, D (Tu-Sa) Prohibition-era bistro/saloon with upscale food & drink.

Fin Seafood Restaurant - NNHA Member

3150 William Styron Square, Newport News, VA 23606 757-599-5800 | $$$, L, D, X The freshest in fine dining, seafood, steak, and lobster.

The Melting Pot - NNHA Member

12233 Jefferson Ave. Ste. 3, Newport News, VA 23602 757-655-9300 | $$$, D Newport News’ premier fondue restaurant providing the perfect night out.

Schlesinger’s Steakhouse NNHA Member

1106 William Styron Square, Newport News, VA 23606 757-599-4700 | $$$, L (M-Sa), D (M-Sa), BR (Su), X New York-style chophouse offering the finest in premium aged beef.

Jason’s Deli

12515 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602 757-898-3978 | $$, L, D, BR

Manhattan’s NY Deli & Pub NNHA Member

601 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606 757-873-0555 | $$, L, D, Closed Sundays, X Locally owned & operated, serving something to please every palate.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

12080 Jefferson Ave. #935, Newport News, VA 23606 | 757-249-3536 | $

Smallcakes: A Cupcakery & Creamery

12515 Jefferson Ave #330, Newport News, VA 23602 (757) 369-0890 | $, X

Straight Outta Philly - NNHA Member

809 Old Oyster Point Road, Newport News, VA 23602 757-595-7860 | $$, L, D Straight Outta Philly has the best Philly cheese steaks in town!

Subway Station

12288 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606 | 757-599-0167 | $, L, D

TASTE

702 Mariners Row, Newport News, VA 23606 | 757-596-8651 | $, L

COFFEE, TEA, CAFES, DELIS, SALADS & TREATS Aroma’s Coffeehouse & Café

706 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 757-240-4650 | $$, B, L, D, BR, X

City Center Ice Cream

707 Mariners Row, Suite 106, Newport News, VA 23606 | 757-599-3996 | $, X

Couture Cakes by Nika

10373 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 | 757-599-6452 | $, Closed M

Danny’s Deli Restaurant

10838 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 757-595-0252 | $, L (M-Sa), D (Th-F), X

Gus’ Hot Dog King

10725 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23601 | 757-595-1630 | $, L, D, X

Honey Baked Ham Co. & Café

12551 Jefferson Ave., Suite 103, Newport News, VA 23602 757-988-1888 | $, L, D (M-Sa)

Indulge Bakery and Bistro NNHA Member

10359 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 757-594-1399 | $, B (W-Su), L (W-Su), D (Sa), BR (W-Su), X European-style bakery and bistro in the heart of Historic Hilton Village.

SEAFOOD

Crab Shack on the James NNHA Member

Harpoon Larry’s Oyster Bar NNHA Member

7601 River Road, Newport News, VA 23607 757-245-2722 | $$, L, D, X Magnificent waterfront dining. Majestic sunsets. Homemade meals on the James.

621 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 757-827-0600 | $$, L, D Everything made in-house, from the cocktail sauce to the desserts.

SOUL FOOD Ms. Mary’s Restaurant

13771 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602 757-856-1018 | $, L, D, Closed Sa & Su, X Toll Free 888-493-7386 • www.newport-news.org • #LOVENN

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restaurants by category

BRAZILIAN

Tucanos Brazilian Grill NNHA Member

11820 Fountain Way, Newport News, VA 23606 757-597-9500 | $$$, L, D (Closed Su), X Come and enjoy the Brazilian tradition of grilling.

Dino’s Pizza Shop - NNHA Member

14357 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602 757-877-1894 | $, L (T-Sa), D (T-Sa), X Family-owned pizza, subs, & pasta since 1972. Locals’ favorite.

Donatos Pizza - NNHA Member

12515 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23602 757-525-4944 | $$, L, D, X Edge–to-edge pizza on thin crust, founded in 1963.

My Pi Custom Pizza & Craft Beer City Center - NNHA Member

11810 Fountain Way, Newport News, VA 23606 757-525-9959 | $, L, D, X Custom pizzas and salads, as well as craft beers and wine.

Rosalita’s Italian Restaurant

CHINESE Buffet City

14346 Warwick Blvd., Suite 440, Newport News, VA 23602 757-877-8883 | $$, L (M-Sa), D, X

Ming Garden Chinese Restaurant

15435 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23608 757-988-1688 | $, L, D

10608 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 757-596-7317 | $$, L, D (Closed Su), X

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar - NNHA Member

11810 Fountain Way, Newport News, VA 23606 | 757-599-1777 | $$$, L, D, X Fine Italian dining with extensive wine bar, outdoor seating, catering.

Port Arthur Chinese Restaurant

Tuscany Italian Ristorante NNHA Member

12638 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23602 757-989-0731 | $$, L, D Romantic and intimate atmosphere with authentic Italian food and music.

11137 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 | 757-599-6474 | $$, L (M-Sa), D

JAPANESE Japan Samurai

12233 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23602 757-249-4400 | $$$, L (T-Su), D, X

GREEK

Fountain Plaza Café - NNHA Member

701 Town Center Dr., #102, Newport News, VA 23606 757-643-7883 | $, B (M-F), L (M-F) Freshly made soups, wraps, sandwiches, desserts, Greek and American meals.

Mr. Gyros and Burgers

14407 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23608 | 757-874-8777 | $, L, D, X

ITALIAN

5 Bucks Fresh Pizza

17303 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23603 757-847-4555 | $, L, D

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Al Fresco Italian Restaurant - NNHA Member

11710 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23606 757-873-0644 | $$, L (M-F), D (M-Sa), X A true taste of Italy in Newport News!

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MEDITERRANEAN

Saffron - NNHA Member

10417 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601 757-223-9978 | $$, L, D Open your taste buds to wonderful, healthy and flavorful cuisine!

THAI

Thaijindesu - NNHA Member

2180 William Styron Sq., Newport News, VA 23606 757-595-8410 | $$, L (T-Su), D (T-Su), Closed M Thai bistro sporting modern decor, a sushi bar, and outdoor seating.

VIETNAMESE Bamboo One Restaurant

70 Colony Road, Newport News, VA 23602 757-872-7033 | $$, L, D, Closed T, X


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EXPERT TRAVEL ADVICE Discounted Attractions

Newport News Visitor Center

First Stop: Newport News Visitor Center

Need more information about attractions in Newport News and the Coastal Virginia area or want to know the best shopping and dining areas? Just ask! Our friendly, knowledgeable travel counselors are here to help! They have up-to-date information on special events, fairs, festivals, concerts and much more.

Unique Souvenirs

While at the Visitor Center, find that special souvenir. From teddy bears, golf shirts and mugs to sweatshirts, magnets, pens, postcards and books, you’ll find a wide variety of items for sale. We also have Virginia Is For Lovers merchandise.

General Information EMERGENCY Ambulance/ Fire/Police........................................... 911 American Red Cross................................ 757-838-7320 Ask-A-Nurse.............................................757-595-6363 Mary Immaculate Hospital..................... 757-886-6000 Newport News Police Department (Non-Emergency)................................... 757-247-2500 Pet Emergency Care Hospital..................757-874-8115 Riverside Regional Medical Center......... 757-594-2000 Virginia State Police (Emergency Only)....800-582-8350 or #77 (cell phones)

TRANSPORTATION Airport Shuttles/Limos/Taxis: Visit www.yellowpages.com or call the Newport News Visitor Center at 757-886-7777 or 888-493-7386 Amtrak, 9304 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601................757-245-3589 or 800-872-7245 Greyhound Bus.................................. 800-231-2222 Hampton Roads Transit (bus service throughout the region) ....757-222-6100 *James River Transportation............... 757-220-5466 Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport..........................757-877-0221 Norfolk International Airport.............757-857-3351 Traffic Information....511 (cell phones) or 511virginia.org

The “Combination Ticket,” which is only sold at the Newport News Visitor Center, admits you to seven attractions for one low price! Valid for one year, the ticket provides one-time admission to: • Endview Plantation • Lee Hall Mansion • The Mariners’ Museum & Park • Virginia Living Museum • Virginia War Museum • Peninsula Fine Arts Center • Peninsula SPCA & Petting Zoo For the history buff we have our “City Museum Ticket” that includes admission to Endview Plantation, Lee Hall Mansion and Virginia War Museum. And while you’re out exploring the city, don’t forget to visit these three attractions, where donations are welcome: the James A. Fields House, The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center and the US Army Transportation Museum. Finally, save big on the price of admission to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA by purchasing your tickets in advance at the Newport News Visitor Center!

Directions

The Newport News Visitor Center is located at 13560 Jefferson Avenue (Exit 250B from I-64), at the entrance to Newport News Park. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. *Yellow Cab of Newport News.......757-853-7777 or www.appacab.us VACATION PLANNING ASSISTANCE AAA of Tidewater, 733 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.................. 757-246-4746 Accessible Virginia........www.accessiblevirginia.org Hampton Roads Sports Commission....757- 664-2573 *Newport News Visitor Center..........757-886-7777 or 888-493-7386 Virginia Tourism Corporation................ 800-VISITVA CHURCHES, PHARMACIES AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE Visit www.yellowpages.com or call the Newport News Visitor Center at 757-886-7777 or 888-493-7386

MISCELLANEOUS *Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.................................www.historyisfun.org *Patrick Henry Mall....www.shoppatrickhenrymall.com *Waters & Bridgman Marketing Solutions... www.watersandbridgman.com VITAL STATISTICS Population..........................180,719 (2010 U.S. Census) Land Area........................................ 68.71 square miles *Newport News Hospitality Association Member

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180 River’s Ridge Circle, Newport News, VA 23608

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216 Charlotte Drive, Newport News, VA 23601

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11523 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23601 www.nnparks.com/parks_deer.php

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West End of Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, VA 23608

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Virginia Living Museum

Rainy Day Fun! CAMPING

Vacations don’t have to end when those pesky raindrops fall. Come inside and enjoy some of the many indoor activities Newport News has to offer. Family-friendly activities abound in our city – and you won’t need an umbrella to enjoy them! Here’s just a few of the many ways in Newport News to stay dry and have fun during your visit:

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GO SKATING

Huntington Park Beach

Riverview Farm Park

105 City Farm Road, Newport News, VA 23602 www.nnparks.com/parks_riverview.php

Victory Landing Park

50 26th Street, Newport News, VA 23607

Warwick Courthouse Historic Park 14421 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, VA 23608

GOLF Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run

901 Clubhouse Way, Newport News, VA 23608 (at Newport News Park) 757-886-7925 www.nngolfclub.com/index.htm

Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort

1003 Brick Kiln Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602. 757-874-2600 • www.kilncreekgolf.com

MARINAS Deep Creek Landing Marina 200 Old Marina Lane, Newport News, VA 23602 757-877-9555 www.deepcreeklanding.com

James River Marina 665 Deep Creek Road, Newport News, VA 23606 757-930-1909 www.jamesrivermarina.com

Leeward Municipal Marina 7499 River Road, Newport News, VA 23607 757- 247-2359 www.nnparks.com/boating_leeward.php

Warwick Yacht & Country Club

400 Maxwell Lane, Newport News, VA 23606 757-930-0561 • www.wycc.biz

13564 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23603. 757-888-3333 or 800-203-8322. www.nnparks.com.

OUTDOOR WEDDING & REUNION VENUES Deer Park

11523 Jefferson Ave. Newport News, VA 23603 757-886-7912 www.nnparks.com/parks_deer.php

Huntington Park Beach or Rose Garden

9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23607 757-886-7912 www.nnparks.com/parks_huntington.php

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Peninsula Family Skating Center

307 Main Street 757- 599-4769 • www.pfskate.com

Mekos Skate Park

371 Chatham Drive 757-989-1705 • www.mekosskate.com

Hampton Roads IcePlex

401 Village Ave. (Kiln Creek) 757-877-7539 • www.hriceplex.com

PLAY GAMES

Break Away Billiards

10820 Warwick Blvd. • 757-596-3760

BreakOut Games

14346 Warwick Blvd., Suite 416 757-849-0318 • www.breakoutgames.com

LazerRush

711 Brick Kiln Blvd. 757-877-0181 • www.lazerrush.com

13560 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23603 757-886-7912 www.nnparks.com/parks_nn.php

The Lock In

Riverview Farm Park

14346 Warwick Blvd., Suite 420 757-876-2870 • www.tagtimelasertag.com

105 City Farm Rd., Newport News, VA 23602 757-886-7912 www.nnparks.com/parks_riverview.php

The Fountain at City Center at Oyster Point

701 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 757-926-1400 www.citycenteratoysterpoint.com See the attractions listing on pages 4-8 for additional unique outdoor venues or visit www.newport-news.org for more ideas and photo galleries.

707 Mariners Row, Suite 103 757-750-3558 • www.the-lock-in.com

TagTime Laser Tag

JUMP AROUND Rebounderz

12650 Patrick Henry Drive 757-GOT-JUMP www.RebounderzNewportNews.com

Bounce House

14337-A Warwick Blvd. • 757-369-8122 www.bouncehousellc.com/newportnews/

GO RACING

Speed Club Center

14346 Warwick Blvd., Suite 402 757-888-0888 • www.speedclubcenter.com

SEE A MOVIE

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100 Regal Way 757-989-5200 • www.regmovies.com

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11810 Fountain Way • 757-525-9898 www.paragontheaters.com

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Starving Artist Studio

157 Herman Melville Ave. • 757-594-0518 www.starartiststudio.com

Wine & Design

707 Mariners Row, #102 oysterpoint@wineanddesign.com www.wineanddesign.com/oysterpoint

GO MUSEUMHOPPING

The best and most economical way to see all the attractions that Newport News has to offer is through the “Combination Ticket,” which gives you admission to seven attractions for one low price! The ticket, which is good for one year, includes admission to The Mariners’ Museum & Park/USS Monitor Center, the Virginia Living Museum, the Virginia War Museum, Endview Plantation, Lee Hall Mansion, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center and the Peninsula SPCA & Petting Zoo. Purchase it at the Newport News Visitor Center, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23603.

WEATHER IN NEWPORT NEWS* Jan–Mar Apr–Jun Jul–Sep Oct–Dec

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*Weather information from The Weather Channel www.weather.com

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NEWPORT NEWS & the World Wars

Victory Arch

A SAMPLE ITINERARY Steeped in military and ship-building history, Newport News is the perfect place to commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, along with the 75th anniversary of World War II. We invite you to take some time to explore the impact these two wars had on shaping the city we live in today – found in the remains of such places as Fort Eustis, Newport News Shipbuilding and Historic Hilton Village! Day 1 Did You Know? The Virginia War Museum opened in its present location about the same time the United States entered WWII at the end of 1941. It now has a collection of more than 70,000 artifacts, including a section of the Dachau Concentration Camp fence from World War II.

• Start at the Virginia War Museum, home to one of the top collections of WWI and WWII artifacts in the nation, including a Holt Artillery Tractor and a rare Model 1917 Tank. • Right outside the doors of the Virginia War Museum, you’ll find Huntington Park, former site of an Animal Embarkation Depot that shipped 47,237 horses and mules overseas to help with the movement of troops, artillery and supplies during The Great War (WWI). • In Huntington Park, you’ll find a Pearl Harbor Memorial, a Holocaust Memorial, and a memorial to the Four Chaplains who gave their lives to save others when the SS Dorchester sank during World War II.

• While in Huntington Park, enjoy lunch with the freshest catch-ofthe-day at The Crab Shack Restaurant, which provides diners with breathtaking views of the James River. • A short drive away, you’ll find Newport News Shipbuilding. Around 50th Street, snap a picture of “Big Blue,” the 233-foot tall crane that has a span of 540 feet from leg to leg and weighs 10.1 million pounds. • Take a stroll through Historic Hilton Village, established during World War I as the first federal war-housing project to accommodate the influx of shipyard workers. Shop and dine in Hilton’s independently owned stores and restaurants along Warwick Boulevard. • Head downtown to the Victory Arch, built in 1919 to welcome the troops returning home from WWI. The original wood and plaster arch was rebuilt in stone in 1962 and continues to serve as a memorial to our armed forces.

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Did You Know? From an area near the Victory Arch, the legendary 3rd Infantry Division and 2nd Armored Division under General Patton embarked in October 1942 for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa and our first offensive in the European Theater.

• Check out King Lincoln Park, the former site of Camp Stuart which was established in August 1917 as a temporary camp where troops were housed prior to and after returning from Europe. • While downtown, enjoy waterfront dining at The Train Station Restaurant, adjacent to the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation where Gen. George S. Patton embarked for the Invasion of North Africa in 1942.

Day 2 • Start your day at Lee Hall Mansion. Although most well known for its Civil War history, Lee Hall Mansion will open an exhibition in spring 2017 that will cover some of Lee Hall’s history up to the WWI era, as well as local history related to the war. • Check out nearby Lee Hall Depot. Because it is currently being restored, Lee Hall Depot may not yet be open to the public; however, its exterior renovations are mostly complete. During World War I, the depot served as the initial rail link for the military when the construction of Camp Eustis on Mulberry Island began in 1918. • Grab at bite to eat at The Boxwood Inn, a historic bed and breakfast located in Lee Hall, across the street from Lee Hall Depot. • Spend the afternoon at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, where WWI artifacts include an Escort Wagon and Liberty Truck, put into use when the Army began transitioning from animal power to motorized vehicles. An interesting WWII item on display is a Jeep Roadrailer, a vehicle converted to a makeshift locomotive that could run on railroad tracks.

Did You Know? Newport News Shipbuilding built the legendary aircraft carriers USS Yorktown, USS Enterprise, USS Hornet and USS Wasp, which became the core of the Pacific fleet in the year after the attack on Pearl Harbor.


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OTHER NEWPORT NEWS ACCOMMODATIONS INCLUDE: BEST WESTERN PLUS NEWPORT NEWS, 500 OPERATIONS DRIVE, NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23602, 757-952-1182 COLONIAL COURTS MOTEL, 10451 JEFFERSON AVE., NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23605; 757-599-3345 COMFORT INN NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG EAST, 16890 B WARWICK BLVD., NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23603; 757-887-3300 INTOWN SUITES NORTH,12015 JEFFERSON AVE., NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23606, 757-881-9670

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All information was provided by the participating properties. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, but features, dates and rates are subject to change. Inclusion of properties in the 2017 Newport News Visitor Guide should not be taken as an endorsement by the Newport News Tourism Development Office or the Newport News Visitor Center. It is solely the responsibility of the participating properties to provide all advertised services.

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Brittingham-Midtown Community Deer Park & Boundless PlaygroundCenter Deer ParkBoat & Boundless Playground Denbigh Ramp Boat Ramp Center Denbigh Community Denbigh Community Center Harwood’s Mill Fishing Area Harwood’s Mill Fishing (rentals Memorial Day-Oct Area weekends & holidays) (rentals Memorial Day-Oct & holidays) Huntington Beach / Fortweekends Fun / James River Fishing Pier / Huntington Rose GardenBeach / Fort Fun / James River Fishing Pier / RoseCreek Garden Kiln Golf & Country Club Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club King-Lincoln Park King-Lincoln Lazer Rush Park Lazer Rush Lee’s Mill / Lee’s Mill Park Lee’s MillMunicipal / Lee’s MillMarina Park Leeward Leeward Municipal Menchville Marina Marina Menchville Marina Overlook / Anderson Park/Peterson Yacht Basin Monitor-Merrimack Monitor-Merrimack Overlook Park/Peterson Yacht Basin Newport News Visitor Center / Anderson Newport News Park Visitor Center / Newport Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run News Park Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run Paragon Theaters Paragon Theaters Regal Cinemas Regal Cinemas Riverview Farm Park / Fido Field Dog Park Riverview Farm Park /Trampoline Fido Field Dog Park Rebounderz – Indoor Arena Rebounderz – Indoor Trampoline Arena Stoney Run Park Stoney Run Victory ArchPark / Victory Landing Park Victory / Victory Landing Young’sArch Mill Historical Park Park Young’s Mill Historical Park

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This map is provided by the Newport News Hospitality Association, which is a non-profit organization. This map is provided by the Newport News Hospitality Association, which is a non-profit organization.

(from Newport News Visitor Center) (from Gardens Newport News Visitor Center) Busch Williamsburg Busch Gardens Williamsburg Casemate Museum / Fort Monroe National Monument CasemateWilliamsburg Museum / Fort Monroe National Monument Colonial Visitor Center Colonial Visitor/ Center HamptonWilliamsburg Convention Center Hampton Coliseum / Hampton Coliseum Hampton Convention University &Center Museum Hampton University Museum Jamestown National &Park Jamestown Settlement National Park Jamestown Settlement Langley Raceway Langley Raceway Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises Miss Hampton Harbor Cruises Paradise OceanII Club Paradise Club PeninsulaOcean Town Center Peninsula TownPark Center Sandy Bottom Sandy Bottom Park Center / Hampton Carousel Virginia Air & Space Virginia Air & Space Water Country USA Center / Hampton Carousel Water Country USA Waterman’s Museum Waterman’s WilliamsburgMuseum Pottery Pottery Outlets Williamsburg Premium Williamsburg Premium Winery Outlets Williamsburg Winery Yorktown National Park & Battlefield Yorktown Riverwalk National Park & Battlefield Yorktown Riverwalk Yorktown Victory Center (American Revolution Museum at Yorktown) Yorktown Victory Center (American Revolution Museum at Yorktown)

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Getting Here

Our location in the heart of Coastal Virginia means we’re less than 400 miles from many major U.S. cities, including Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

Amtrak offers daily direct service from Washington, D.C., while the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport currently includes regular flights on Delta and US Airways/ American. More flights are available at both Norfolk International and Richmond International Airports.

Reaching Newport News is simple. Whether you take the scenic route, use the interstate highway network, reach us by plane or train, you’ll find us “right in the middle of everything.” Visit www.newport-news.org for an online interactive map or request a larger version of this map by calling 888-493-7386.

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our neighbors

Regional Map Hampton

This is just a small sampling of some of the many cities that comprise Coastal Virginia.

Located 10 minutes from Newport News, Hampton is known for: • Casemate Museum • Fort Monroe (a National Historic Monument) • Hampton Carousel • Hampton Coliseum • Hampton History Museum • Hampton Roads Convention Center • Hampton University Museum • Miss Hampton II • Peninsula Town Center • Virginia Air & Space Center

Williamsburg Located 15 minutes from Newport News, Williamsburg is known for: • Busch Gardens Williamsburg • College of William & Mary • Colonial Williamsburg • Go Ape Williamsburg • Go Karts Plus • The Historic Triangle (with Jamestown and Yorktown) • Water Country USA • Williamsburg Premium Outlets • Williamsburg Winery

www.visithampton.com 800-800-2202

Virginia Beach

www.visitwilliamsburg.com 800-368-6511

Smithfield Located 20 minutes from Newport News, Smithfield is known for: • Being the “Ham Capital of the World” • Fort Boykin • Historic Downtown • Isle of Wight County Museum • Fort Huger • Saint Luke’s Historic Church • The Old Courthouse of 1750 • The Schoolhouse Museum • Windsor Castle Park www.visitsmithfieldva.com 800-365-9339 MAKE IT MOBILE! Scan this Code. Use your smartphone to get there. Auto-dial for information.

Norfolk Portsmouth Located 30 minutes from Newport News, Portsmouth is known for: • Arts and antique galleries • Children’s Museum of Virginia • Portsmouth Pavilion at Harbor Center • Olde Towne Historic District • Virginia Sports Hall of Fame www.visitportsva.com 757-393-5111

Located 20 minutes from Newport News, Norfolk is known for: • American Rover tall ship • Battleship Wisconsin • Chrysler Museum of Art • MacArthur Memorial • Nauticus • Naval Station Norfolk tours • Norfolk Botanical Garden • Norfolk Scope • Tides Baseball www.visitnorfolktoday.com 800-368-3097

Located 50 minutes from Newport News, Virginia Beach is known for: • Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge • Cape Henry Lighthouse • First Landing & False Cape State Park • Mt. Trashmore • Ocean Breeze Water Park • Virginia Aquarium • Virginia Beach Boardwalk • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art www.visitvirginiabeach.com 800-VA-BEACH

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