Newport News occupies the southeastern portion of the Virginia peninsula, along with the town of Hampton, jutting out into the Chesapeake Bay. The town is home to Army training base Fort Eustis, which, has greatly influenced Newport News, and many of the town's attractions not showcasing the ocean are focused on the military. For those considering a trip to Newport News, Travelocity has plenty of Newport News vacation packages that highlight the charms of this coastal town.
Newport News knows how to play to its strengths, and its beautiful surroundings are on full display at the Virginia Living Museum. This open-air museum, located in the Beaconsdale area and close to cheap hotels in Newport News, is a celebration of all things wild and local, and its aquarium, aviary, planetarium, and other exhibits appeal to nature lovers of all ages.
If an open-air museum just isn't enough for the outdoor lover in you, head out from any of the conveniently located hotels in Newport News to Lake Maury. There's a five-mile trail that loops around the lake, as well as boats for up to six people to go fishing, or just relax on the water.
For fans of military history, Newport News has several attractions. The Virginia War Museum, in Huntington Park, covers American military history from 1775 to the present day. Here, not far from Newport News hotels, you'll see assorted weapons, uniforms, artifacts, vehicles, and many other military items up close and personal.
When you get hungry in Newport News, there are plenty of fine eateries scattered throughout its 70 square miles, but for the highest concentration of nearly any variety of food you could want, head to the Deer Park area. Within just a few blocks, you'll find Brazilian, French, Japanese, and classic American dining to fit whatever your budget demands.
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