With many beautiful miles of waterfront along the James River this city is another of the seven cities of the Hampton Roads Metropolitan area.
Newport News shares a rich maritime history. As a sole designer, builder and refueler of US Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers for US Navy submarines Newport News Shipbuilding is one of the city’s largest employers.
Some of the most beautiful parks await to be explored whether by foot or casually floating on the many lakes. The spectacular fall canvas will take your breath away. Newport News Park is the second largest city park in the US with 8065 acres, where you’ll find great camping, fishing and archery.
In the summer, fall and Christmas season enjoy the many outdoor concerts at Port Warwick, City Center and Christopher Newport University. Also, the Mariners Museum one of the largest and finest maritime museums with a 167 acre Lake Maury and a 550 acre Noland Trail park has year round events.
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