Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus Newport News Inn and Suites
This comfortable and contemporary Best Western Plus hotel is less than 2 miles from the airport, but that’s not the only major destination nearby. The roller coasters and exotic animals of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, the more than 100 shops of the Patrick Henry Mall, and the numerous historical attractions of the Virginia Peninsula are all a short drive away. To the south, Virginia Beach can be reached in about 45 minutes.
- Take a dip in the outdoor pool and hot tub.
- Start the day right with a free breakfast.
- Stay connected: The hotel’s mini suites feature free high-speed Internet, cable TV with premium movie channels, and complimentary daily newspapers. You won’t miss a thing.
- Bring the dog: Pets are welcome to stay in your room.
Newport News, Virginia: Outdoor Fun and Nearly Five Centuries of American History
It’s easy to forget the current century when visiting Newport News. Costumed re-enactors replicate battles from the Civil War, and attractions such as the restored Endview Plantation let visitors explore life in a different era. In fact, Newport News has ties to the earliest days of American history. The first mention of the town appears in Virginia Company records from 1619.
Beyond historical attractions, the city is known for its public art sculptures (download a driving tour from the the Newport News Tourism Development Office) as well as abundant outdoor recreation. There are more than 32 parks, offering plenty of places to fish, take a boat ride, and enjoy a picnic.