Back to the Basics in Newport News

Looking for a relaxing weekend? Newport News is the place for you. From our wonderful parks to our tranquil rivers, you'll find plenty of ways to "get back to the basics" in Newport News.

Try exploring the boardwalk at the Virginia Living Museum. Over 200 different species of native wildlife can be found in the Museum's pond, forest and grounds, including egrets, herons, deer and more.

How about a little fishing? You can take a half day fishing trip in the Chesapeake Bay, go fishing off the longest pier on the East Coast at the James River Bridge or enjoy freshwater fishing at Newport News Park or The Mariners' Museum Park.

Interested in maritime history? Visit The Mariners' Museum for a captivating look at centuries of seafaring adventures.

Step back in time with a visit to the Old Warwick Courthouse, a tiny but sophisticated structure built in the first decade of the 19th century. It's here that you'll also be able to visit a second courthouse, built in 1884. This area, once known as Courthouse Square of Warwick County, was the governmental center of county life until the 1950s.

Call the Newport News Visitor Center at (888) 493-7386 for additional ideas or visit our website at www.newport-news,org, where you'll find all the information necessary to plan your own "Back to the Basics" getaway!