Get the door, it's the liquor store
Newport News forms part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan stronghold. Newport News has its own vibe, lying just across the... mouth of the James River from Norfolk and Virginia Beach. It has 36 natural parks and the brackish confluence of the James River and the Chesapeake Bay plus all of the water fun that comes along with that. Shipbuilding manufacturers and aerospace companies call the city home, and it’s got one of the largest maritime museums on earth. But you’ll inevitably ask yourself: What’s with the name? Great question. That story takes us back to 1607 when captain Christopher Newport piloted a ship called the Susan Constant up the James River. After colonists abandoned Jamestown in 1610 due to starvation, they ran into Newport as he made his way up the river toward them. They learned from him that supplies, men and reinforcements had arrived. So what did they call the place? “Newport’s News.” We eventually dropped a letter and an apostrophe, and the rest was history. Newport News has your favorite beers and wines available for at-home delivery in 60 minutes or less. Just head to Drizly’s easy app to make your selections. You’ve got just enough time to start the glasses chilling.