Pickup a Newport News, VA, RV rental and explore the city and surrounding area. Towable RVs are among the most popular in the area, but you’ll find availability for everything from small pop-up trailers that sleep two to full-size Class A RVs and fifth wheels that’ll sleep 10 or more. While the prices range widely depending on the model and the date you choose, the average is about $164 per night. The vast majority of the rentals available in the area have five-star average ratings, so you can be assured that your rental will be clean and well-maintained.
Virginia Beach is about an hour south of Newport News, and it is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Virginia. If you’re traveling the Cleveland to Virginia Beach route, this is a great place to end your trip and to relax next to the beach. Not only will you enjoy time on the ocean, but you can also take in the aquarium and museums, plus plenty of shopping and cultural attractions like music and theater.
Williamsburg is an international vacation destination located about 30 minutes northwest of Newport News. You’ll want to plan on at least a few days, if not a week or more, just to explore all there is around Williamsburg. Here you’ll enjoy everything from the world-famous Busch Gardens and PGA-quality golf course at Kingsmill Resort to a step back in history by exploring colonial Williamsburg and the Colonial Parkway.
Continue your historic tour through the area when you visit Yorktown, which is about 20 minutes north of Newport News. Take at least a few hours to explore the history of the Yorktown battlefields and the historic district.
The area now known as Newport News was originally settled in the early 1600s as English settlers expanded beyond the original Jamestown settlement. This area was mainly rural plantations until after the Civil War, when it was founded as the City of Newport News. In 1958, Warwick and Newport News voted to consolidate the two cities, growing the city to 65 square miles. The city is now home to roughly 180,000 people, and it is the fifth-most populous city in Virginia.
While you’re in the area, be sure to get outside and enjoy some of the natural attractions that Newport News has to offer. Start with Newport News Park, which is an 8,000-acre park, and one of the largest city-run parks in the United States. While at the park, you’ll enjoy two different freshwater reservoirs, a golf course, a five-star archery range, disc golf, and even a ropes course. The park has over 30 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails where you may run across a beaver, deer, raccoon, or fox. If you prefer a smaller park experience, head to Huntington Park, which is a smaller 60-acre park and includes Lake Biggins. You’ll enjoy fishing for trout from the lake, 20 lighted outdoor tennis courts, picnic areas, sports fields, and an award-winning rose garden.
While in Newport News, consider checking out the famous botanical garden at the Virginia Living Museum. Get a glimpse into maritime history at the Mariner’s Museum, or check out the old ironclad USS Monitor at the USS Monitor Center. Learn more about military history at the Virginia War Museum or the U.S. Army Transportation Museum.
There’s no place like Newport News to get into some of the history that has shaped both the region and the country. Consider a stop by the Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center. This was the residence and original law offices of attorney J. Thomas Newsom. You may also enjoy the mid-Victorian-era brick plantation mansion known as Lee Hall. This served as the Confederate headquarters for Generals Magruder and Johnston. You may also enjoy the Endview Plantation, which was originally built in 1769. It was the home of Dr. Humphrey Harwood Curtis, where it served as his medical practice before being converted into a hospital during the Civil War.
Yorktown, VA - Beyond the rich history available in Yorktown, the town also offers a wide variety of options to meet your every need while visiting the area.
Chesapeake, VA - Chesapeake is on the southern peninsula, just west of Virginia Beach. This area is north of the rural area of southeastern Virginia. Being so close to Virginia Beach, Chesapeake offers a wide variety of entertainment and recreation options, but with a little less congestion.
Williamsburg, VA - Williamsburg is a destination on its own for many vacationers. However, if you’re passing through the area with an RV, this is an important spot on the map to relax, resupply, and tend to your rig.
Virginia only has one national park, Shenandoah National Park. This is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, extending from Front Royal in the north to Waynesboro on the southern end. The park is home to over 500 miles of trails with five different cultivated campgrounds. Aside from enjoying the beauty of Skyline Drive, you’ll also want to build in time to visit Dark Hollow Falls, Rose River Falls, or Doyles River Falls.
While in Newport News, take time to visit the Colonial National Historic Park. Several sites around the area comprise this national park, including the Yorktown Battlefield, Historic Jamestown Settlement, Historic Williamsburg, the Cape Henry Memorial, and the Colonial Parkway. Get out and stretch your legs as you explore these historic sites. Go further either on bicycle or in your car on the two self-guided driving tours around Yorktown that total 16 miles.
While you’re visiting Shenandoah National Park, consider also stopping at Appomattox Court House National Historic Park. This park sits just outside the town of Appomattox, which is about 30 minutes west of Lynchburg and just over an hour south of Charlottesville. This is the site where the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered on April 9, 1865, bringing a close to the Civil War. You’ll have the opportunity to tour the courthouse and see numerous exhibits from the Civil War era. You’ll be able to stretch your legs on the eight miles of trails available in the park. Enjoy your meal at one of the picnic tables available next to the flagpole at the Visitor’s Center.
The Chippokes States Park is on the southern peninsula, about a 45-minute drive from Newport News. This has been a working farm since 1619, making it one of the oldest in the country. While here, you’ll enjoy the Olympic-size swimming pool, camping, and two miles of trails. You’ll also enjoy fishing from the shore of the James River or off the bridge over College Run Creek.
First Landing State Park is to the southeast on the southern peninsula and is a great place to visit if you’re headed to Virginia Beach or Chesapeake. This is the site where English colonists first landed in 1607, and it is now a nearly 2,900-acre state park. You’ll enjoy 10 biking and fitness trails totaling over 20 miles, along with over 1.5 miles of sandy beach facing the Chesapeake Bay for both fishing and swimming. There is one picnic shelter available to rent, which does include a single charcoal grill.
Virginia has many monuments and landmarks, given all the historical significance of the area. One monument you may want to check out is the Fort Monroe National Monument, in honor of the largest stone fort constructed in the United States. While here, you’ll enjoy exploring the Fort Monroe Casemate Museum, along with some spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
You won’t have to travel far to visit the Victory Arch, located right in Newport News as part of the Victory Landing Park. This is a monument constructed as a memorial to everyone who has served in the American military during a time of war.
RVShare has scoured the area for the best RV Parks near Newport News. The Colonies RV and Travel Park gets away from the overcrowded parks you see around the area with only 22 RV sites. You will enjoy being able to purchase and launch fireworks, and there are bicycle rentals and beach access. This is located at Fort Monroe, just east of Newport News, and is surrounded by a water moat.
Closer to the historical sites is the Williamsburg RV & Camping Resort located on Rochambeau Rd, just far enough removed to be a little less crowded with 149 RV sites. While here, you can enjoy the in-ground swimming pool and hot tub, a variety of recreational facilities, and laundry facilities. If you prefer to be near the beach, check out Sea Mist RV Campground, located on the shores of Virginia Beach. This facility is small with only 20 sites for Armed Service members and a bathhouse, a dump station, and free WiFi available.
It can feel challenging to find a dump station in Virginia, but we have some tips while you’re near Newport News. On the southern peninsula, the Chesapeake Campground has a dump station that includes potable and non-potable rinse water. It is open year-round from 9 a.m.-7 p.m and is for guests of the campground only.
Toward the north is the Little Creek MWR RV Park, located between Yorktown and Williamsburg. This dump station is free if someone in your party has a military ID; otherwise, it’s $5 to use. There is both potable and non-potable rinse water, but the location is only open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Near Newport News is Hampton Roads and the Gosnold’s Hope Park Campground, which has a year-round dump station open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The facility has water available and is free for registered guests or available for the public for a fee.
Having a secure place to store your RV in Newport News can be helpful when you live in such a populated area. One of the best is the Hampton Boat & RV storage, located on Kecoughtan Road in Hampton. Here you not only have outdoor RV storage, but you also can access 30-amp power to some sites, plus a dump station. There is also ExtraSpace Storage on Big Bethel Rd in Hampton, which offers both outdoor vehicle storage and extra-large units if you prefer an indoor site.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Newport News, VA, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Newport News?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Newport News from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Newport News?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.