Newport News, Virginia, USA
Newport News is an independent city in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia. It is at the south-western end of the Virginia Peninsula, on the north shore of the James River extending southeast from Skiffe's Creek along many miles of waterfront to the river's mouth at Newport News Point on the harbor of Hampton Roads.
Historic attractions in Newport News include the USS Monitor Center, historic homes, battle sites, fortifications, monuments and extraordinary collections of artifacts. Visitors can also enjoy many scenic parks and go hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing and golf.
Things to See and Do
* Virginia Living Museum
* The Mariner’s Museum
* Hilton Village
* Newport News Park
* Endview Plantation
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 180,000 approx
Land Area – 176.9 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The cruise terminal is located in nearby Norfolk.
Travel Links – Newport News is served by two airports. Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, located in Newport News, and Norfolk International Airport, in Norfolk, both cater to passengers from Hampton Roads. The primary airport for the Virginia Peninsula is the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.
Amtrak serves the city with four trains a day. The line runs west along the Virginia Peninsula to Richmond and points beyond. Connecting buses are available to Norfolk and Virginia Beach. A high speed rail connection at Richmond to both the Northeast Corridor and the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor is also under study.
Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines (Carolina Trailways). The bus station is located on Warwick Boulevard in the Denbigh area. Transportation within the city, as well as with other Seven Cities of Hampton Roads is served by a regional bus service, Hampton Roads Transit. A connecting service for local routes serving Williamsburg, James City County, and upper York County is operated by Williamsburg Area Transport at Lee Hall.