The Area

Welcome to southeastern Virginia’s Hampton Roads region, the birthplace of Colonial America, where centuries of American history blend with the most modern technology, the richest culture, the liveliest nightlife, and a breathtaking landscape surrounded by water.Centrally located in the heart of the Hampton Roads/Tidewater region of Virginia, Newport News is the ideal destination, minutes from Williamsburg and a short drive to Virginia Beach. Explore Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea with living exhibits that look back at you at the Virginia Living Musuem, a unique combination of native wildlife habitat, nature park, science museum, aquarium, botanical preserve and planetarium.