Things To Do In Newport News

3 or 10 Games of Laser Tag at LazerRush (Up to 51% Off)

LazerRush

Kiln Creek

$24 $12

Games unfold inside a 5,800-sq.-ft. laser-tag arena modeled after cave mazes and jungles surrounding ancient Incan temple ruins

10 Martial-Arts Classes and a Uniform, or 16 Classes, Uniform, and Test at Petitto's Black Belt Academy (94% Off)

Petitto's Black Belt Academy

Kiln Creek

$324 $20

Martial-arts moves teach discipline and self-defense at a studio run by a sparring champion; uniform included

One Month of Unlimited Group Training for One or Two at Coastal Strength & Fitness (88% Off)

Coastal Strength & Fitness

Newport News

$249 $29

Group fitness sessions for up to 16 people feature individualized exercises and personalized advice from trainers

Bridal Expo for Two from Show Bride (Up to 75% Off). Four Options Available.

Show Bride

Multiple Locations

$20 $5

Event features wedding exhibitors giving out samples, discounts, and prizes to help couples brainstorm and make contacts

8 or 16 Zumba Classes, 5 Yoga Classes, or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Performance Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

Performance Fitness

Oyster Point

$40 $20

Consume calories with fast-paced Zumba, synchronize movement and breath through yoga, or build strength in fitness boot camps

Four Weeks of Fitness Classes and Membership for One or Two Kids with Option for Summer Camp at My Gym (Up to 65% Off)

My Gym

Hampton Roads

$142 $55

Kids develop basic motor skills and play sports in age-appropriate classes

$19 for a One-Month Membership with a Personal-Training Session at Onelife Fitness ($149 Value)

Onelife Fitness

Multiple Locations

$149 $19

Gym with programs for weight loss, stress reduction, and sports training; yoga, Zumba, aerobics, and kickboxing for all ability levels

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Peninsula Fine Arts Center isn't a passive art museum where guests stare silently at paintings and statues. Instead, the center uses rotating exhibitions of paintings, photographs, and pottery to inspire visitors to create their own artwork. To that end, the exhibiting artists often teach in the center's Studio Art School. Classes range from single-day workshops to 10-week sessions, during which instructors might teach small groups to paint with watercolors or change out a flat pottery wheel. The instructors keep their schedule balanced, leading classes that suit all ages and skill levels. Other classes, such as Little Helping Hands Adventure in Clay, let kids and adults create artwork together.

Kids don't need to sign up for classes to try out their art skills, however. In the Hands On for Kids interactive gallery, young patrons draw on a chalkboard wall, build with blocks, and complete various projects inspired by the exhibitions.

101 Museum Dr
Newport News,
VA
US

The friendly staffers at Bounce House's multiple Virginia locales breathe new life into the term sock hop, as well as lots of air into inflatable play surfaces. During Open Jump sessions and birthday parties, sock-clad moppets aged 1–12 can hop to their heels’ content across a cadre of themed inflatables, which catapult youngsters into TV-station simulacra and onto the surface of an air-hockey machine. As parents supervise, they can compare their children's bouncing with that of the stock market using complimentary WiFi. Each Bounce House fuels fun by keeping its snack bar fully stocked.

14337 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News,
VA
US

With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

13478 Carrollton Blvd
Carrollton,
VA
US

Although it now has more than 430 locations in 28 countries, Hooters wasn’t always welcomed by the public. In fact, when it opened in October 1983 in Clearwater, Florida, the founders of the restaurant were “quickly detained for impersonating restaurateurs,” according to the company's website. But the restaurant was able to prove it was more than just a pretty face—that it was serious about serving tasty American food and frosty brews—and its popularity exploded in the decades to follow.

Amid its beach-themed vibe and flat-screen TVs, Hooters still fuels appetites with original chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches, and fresh salads. Of course, nobody carries those casual eats and icy pitchers better than the Hooters girls. To complement their friendly smiles, their uniforms harken back to the ones the original waitresses wore in 1983: orange hot shorts and white tank tops with the emblematic owl on the front—though that owl has lost its Lionel Richie perm.

12640 Jefferson Ave
Newport News,
VA
US

Having learned the ways of martial arts under seventh- and eighth-degree black-belt masters, Sparring World Champion Sandy Petitto took her talents and winning attitude to Newport News. At Petitto's Black Belt Academy, she's trained some of the nation's top students, as well as the nation's top instructors. In karate classes for kids, and martial-arts, taekwondo, karate and krav maga classes for men and women, students learn self-confidence and gain toned bodies and minds as they master punches and kicks. Xtreme Martial Arts courses fuse martial arts with acrobatics and aerobics, preparing fighters for surprise bouts with Mary Lou Retton, and American Taekwondo Association Combat Self-Defense programs turn the tables on assailants, as students learn to maximize their instincts.

711 Brick Kiln Blvd
Newport News,
VA
US

Saisaki's chefs weren't content to simply fuse the dishes of two different cultures. Instead, they culled culinary techniques and recipes from Japan, China, Thailand, and Malaysia to prepare raw and cooked Eastern cuisine. Traditional and specialty sushi rolls slip snugly between chopsticks, as do Hunan-style scallops and tender cuts of steak cooked over a toasty hibachi flame. Hot and cold bottles of Gekkeikan and Ozeki saki clink symphonically above slices of hot-fudge chocolate cake that provides a satisfying epilogue to the meal.

101 Regal Way
Newport News,
VA
US