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Where to Stay in Newport News
A population boom at the end of the 20th century led to the development and revitalization of several Newport News neighborhoods. The City Center at Oyster Point has been hailed as Newport News' new downtown, as it includes shopping, restaurants, hotels and condos. Newport News's original downtown area, located on the James River waterfront, still exists, with restaurants and shops. Newport News is known for its several military sites, including nearby plantations that were used in the Revolutionary War and later in the Civil War.
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Hampton Roads is a catch-all name for the region of southeastern Virginia that comprises Newport News, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Williamsburg. For whatever reason you visit Newport News, you'll find yourself close to several options for natural beauty, rich history and military life. Because of Newport News' proximity to the water, there is no shortage of options for the water-friendly traveler, whether you're looking to fish, canoe or just take in some time at the beach.
The weather in Newport News tends to be pretty agreeable: an average annual snowfall of less than two inches, minimal rainfall in the spring and summer temperatures averaging in the mid-80s. Thus, anytime you book a find a Newport News hotel deal, you're likely to catch good weather. You may also want to plan your trip around the availability of cheap flights to Newport News.
Newport News Hotel Recommendations
The Omni Newport News Hotel is just 10 minutes from The Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport. Located in the heart of City Center, The Omni puts you within steps of shops and restaurants. Highlights of The Omni Newport News Hotel include meeting space for groups and business, a fitness center and an indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool.
If you're booking your Newport News hotel with the intention of relaxing and unwinding, Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort is a great option. This resort, centrally located in Newport News, features two outdoor tennis courts and an 18-hole championship course has been named "one of the five best golf courses in the state of Virginia" by Golf Digest. The Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort is just 30 minutes from the beach, only 20 minutes from historic Williamsburg, and just 5 minutes from The Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport.
Newport News Marriott at City Center is in the heart of what has been dubbed Newport News' new downtown. You'll be within short walking distance of several Newport News dining, shopping and entertainment offerings. With 23 meeting rooms and 25,000-square feet of meeting space, the hotel is ideal for business travelers. But for the traveler looking for a break from business, the Newport News Marriott at City Center is only minutes away from colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens.
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Newport News is but one city in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, which also includes Norfolk and Williamsburg. The area's military history alone offers great wealth of attractions spread out over a huge swath of this area, not to mention all the cultural, shopping and dining destinations. For this reason, you’ll definitely want to rent a car to properly explore Newport News and its surrounding areas. Several national rental agencies have lots at both the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport and Norfolk International Airport (PHF).
There are some public transportation options in Newport News, however. Hampton Roads Transit offers a regional bus service within Newport News and to other major cities in Hampton Roads. Additionally, Williamsburg Area Transport operates connecting service for local routes serving Williamsburg and nearby areas.