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What are the major attractions in Newport News?
If your trip to Newport News is all locked in but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a helping hand.Virginia Living Museum and Mariner’s Museum are some cool attractions that everybody should make time to swing by. Map out a route and spend an hour or so looking around each one.Not far from the city center, Patrick Henry Mall is one attraction you might like to consider adding to your must-see list. If you still have some space on that travel itinerary, Hampton Roads Iceplex and Sandy Bottom Nature Park will keep you entertained as well.
What are the best road trip destinations near Newport News?
Situated 17 miles away and offering a variety of things to do, Cottage Park draws visitors throughout the year. Come and discover what keeps them coming back. You could also check out the sights and sounds of Williamsburg. It’s located 20 miles from Newport News and has some great things on offer.
Where are the best beaches near Newport News?
There’s nothing quite as nice as rolling down the car window and feeling the salty sea air in your hair while you’re driving along the coast. Pack some food and spend a day soaking up the sun at one of the fantastic beaches near Newport News. Top options include:

  • Buckroe Beach and Park (11 miles away).
  • Sarah Constant Shrine Beach (15 miles away).
  • Ocean View Beach (15 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Newport News?
If you’re going to a business conference in Newport News, you might want to follow up with your new friends over some food and coffee. Fortunately, these convention centers have some wonderful cafés and restaurants close by:

  • Hampton Roads Convention Center (6 miles away).
  • Ted Constant Convocation Center (17 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Newport News?
Newport News has lots on offer. You could stay a week or more here and not run out of things to do. If you’d like to soak up as much as possible in this metropolis, a rental car is a must. Bear in mind that city driving usually goes hand in hand with tight streets and sparse parking spaces. Don’t stress though, because a small car like a compact can make this much less daunting. If you’re going to head out of the city and check out some of the sandy shores that Newport News is renowned for, you’ll want a car with more room to move. A full-size or mid-size SUV will make those road trips a dream.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Newport News?
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to rental cars in Newport News. From spacious SUVs with plenty of trunk space to zippy compacts that make parking a cinch, you’ll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match of course depends on your budget and what you intend to do. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don’t need anything more than an engine and four wheels.
What side of the road do they drive on in Newport News?
In Newport News, you’ll have to stick to the right-hand side. When visiting someplace new, it’s a good idea to rent a car with automatic transmission. That way, you can focus on the road and save worrying about gear changes.
Is it difficult to park in Newport News?
It’s relatively easy to find somewhere to park in Newport News, though it can be challenging to nab a spot in the busier areas. Booking a hotel with a parking lot will make things easier.
Does Newport News have peak-hour traffic?
As with most cities, the roads are usually busier just before and after work during the week. However, thanks to its smaller population of about 182,400, traffic jams aren’t much of an issue in Newport News.
Are there speed limits in Newport News?
Speed limits vary throughout Newport News, but usually range from 20mph to 70mph. Most residential areas have a top speed of 25mph unless stated otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Virginia?
Most of the time, your car rental company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Newport News?
It is illegal to use your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel in Newport News, and you may also be issued a fine for just handling your phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your eyes remain on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Newport News?
While operating a vehicle in Newport News, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.08%. Planning to have a couple of drinks over lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Newport News?
Yes, drivers can turn on a red light in Newport News. But before doing so, you are required to completely stop the car. Move on only when the lane is clear of approaching traffic.
Are seat belts compulsory in Virginia?
In short, yes. Although, there are exceptions for certain vehicles operated by public transportation systems.

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