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Why people love visiting lively Newport News

The area's museums and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Newport News. Renowned for its shopping, restaurants and university setting, this city welcomes all visitors. Mariner's Museum, Virginia War Museum and Lee Hall Mansion are a few of the top cultural sights. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Newport News

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Newport News a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Virginia Living Museum (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Water Country USA (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Riverfront Golf Club (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Lamberts Point Golf Course (16.6 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Williamsburg Winery (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Newport News

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, June, August and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Newport News

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Newport News is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Norfolk Botanical Garden (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
  • Sandy Bottom Nature Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Huntington Park (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Newport News Park (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • King-Lincoln Park (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Carrollton Nike Park (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Newport News

Fly into Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News - Williamsburg Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.), which is 19.7 mi (31.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Newport News Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Newport News?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 840 house rentals around Newport News. From 197 Houses to 66 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Newport News is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Newport News?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Newport News:

  • Northwest: 50 vacation rentals
  • Willoughby Spit: 162 vacation rentals
  • Cottage Line: 59 vacation rentals
  • Bayview: 58 vacation rentals
  • East Ocean View: 49 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Newport News?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Newport News. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lee Hall Mansion: 568 home rentals
  • Mariner's Museum: 377 home rentals
  • The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center: 322 home rentals
  • Christopher Newport University: 375 home rentals
  • Fort Eustis: 554 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Newport News listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Newport News?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 197 Houses in Newport News. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Newport News include:

  • Cottages: 66 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 345 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 66 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Newport News?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 433 vacation homes with pool available in Newport News.