Newport News, VA

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – While visiting Coastal Virginia, there’s one thing you can be sure of – you will never go thirsty! Whatever your preference for sipping – craft beer, distilled spirits, or fine wine – a number of adult-beverage establishments have opened in Coastal Virginia … and more seem to be popping up faster than you can say “Cheers!”  

To make your visit to Newport News and Coastal Virginia easier to navigate, we’ve created an easy-to-use guide for our Toast the Coast Trail, the ultimate beer, wine and shine trail in the region. This convenient pocket guide contains a map and categorized listings of breweries, wineries, and distilleries that stretch from Virginia Beach to New Kent County, VA. 

The guide also includes instructions on how to participate in our 4 Taps 4 Cities Trail, where travelers are encouraged to collect stamps from breweries in four different Coastal Virginia cities to earn Toast the Coast gear. Visit one brewery in Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg and Smithfield, and you will receive a one-of-a-kind Toast the Coast beer-opening koozie. Visit all 10 breweries participating in the 4 Taps 4 Cities Trail, and you will also receive a Toast the Coast T-shirt! 

Newport News Tourism developed the Toast the Coast Trail to serve as a convenient resource for both locals and visitors traveling to the region. Since introducing Toast the Coast in 2016, many establishments have been added to the trail. As more independent crafters continue to open in the region, we expect Toast the Coast to grow. 

While exploring the Toast the Coast Trail, make Newport News your home base. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Coastal Virginia. Arrive by car, by rail on Amtrak (which offers daily direct service from Washington, D.C.), or on a flight into the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. 

After arriving, let our knowledgeable Visitor Center Travel Counselors help plan your stay in our hometown. Ask about our super-affordable hotel rates and packages and our wide variety of lodging choices. Finally, please remember to drink responsibly. If you need a ride, we encourage you to research the numerous transportation and tour options available in our region. 

To learn more about Toast the Coast, watch our 2-minute video or visit


To download our Toast the Coast pocket guide, click here. Questions? Call the Newport News Visitor Center toll-free at 888-493-7386. 

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