12330 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23602
Phone: (757) 249-0200
Fax: (757) 249-4736
The TransAmerica Trail is a biking tradition, spanning from Yorktown, Virginia in the east to Astoria, Oregon in the west. It is over 4,000 miles long and crosses 10 states in the process. Although it is not necessary to bike the entire trail, which takes bikers on average around 3 months, it's customary to ride a small part in Yorktown to be part of the history of the trail. Beautiful scenery abounds, and if you feel like exercise, it is a great way to see rural Virginia.
This museum has a mix of everything: marine life, wildlife, plants and a planetarium. It's a golden opportunity to see wolves, sea turtles, sharks, coyotes, pelicans and the solar system in one dizzying day.The operators are pioneers in their field; when it opened in 1987, it was the only living museum East of the Mississippi River. Its focus on public education makes it a popular destination for families. Group rates and member discounts are available. Opening hours change seasonally; check the website for details.
Golfers of all skill levels will find challenge and enjoyment at this golf club which features songbirds nesting among thick stands of pine, posting guard along the 6,645 yard course. This course is one of the best public golf courses in the country and it includes a bent grass putting green, a Bermuda grass chipping green, a driving range, a restaurant, and a well stocked pro shop.
This museum opened in 1959, and has since been dedicated to teaching the public about the evolution of American army vehicles from the colonial era to the present day. Pictures and camcorders are permitted on your visit. Stop by the gift shop on your way out, all proceeds go to help fund the museum. Tours need to be booked at least two weeks in advance to ensure staff availability. Admission is free.
A meticulously maintained, public, 27 hole championship golf course which offers varied elevations, gently rolling terrain, expansive fairways, and Bentgrass greens. A full service restaurant and snack bar, large practice putting green, and a secluded practice range are also on site.
One of the longest fishing piers on the East Coast, this pier is open from April through November. Excellent fishing opportunities for croaker and spot are available year round, while striped bass, flounder, grey trout, and red drum are caught seasonally. A bait shop is also on site.
Charter boat fishing and sightseeing on Virginia's Chesapeake Bay.
The 105 foot long Schooner Alliance sets sail from the Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown daily from April 15 to October 31. Sail past the many historic points along the York River, such as the Yorktown Battlefield and the Victory Monument. Couples will enjoy the two-hour sunset sails. Drinks and snacks are provided on board, and guests are welcome to help the crew set sail. Check their website to book a private charter in advance, as the ship often sails out of town for festivals and other events.
Some of the best sport fishing in the Lower Chesapeake Bay aboard a 35 foot, custom built boat certified for up to 16 passengers is provided through this fishing charter service which offers half and full day charters throughout the summer, winter, spring, and fall.
This public 18 hole, par 69 golf course provides an enjoyable day of golf for golfers of all skill levels and it includes a putting green, chipping area, bunker, snack bar, and tennis courts.
The Windsor Park is currently a public park in the Smithfield vicinity of Virginia. It earlier stood as a plantation and was transformed into a park in 2009. This park is home to historical structures that take you back in time. Apart from historical importance, the park is also known for its scenic walking trails and fun events hosted here.
It is a neighborhood in the city of Hampton, Virginia and is one of the oldest recreational places in the state. The history dates back to the year 1619 when a plantation called the Buck Roe was designated for use of English settlers in the area. After the Civil War, the place was built into a tourist attraction with a light house, inns, beachfront activities, horse-drawn carriages, an amusement park and more. Currently, there is a large pavilion used for performances, beachfront activities like kayaks, beach umbrellas and chairs, and more.