Located in the heart of Coastal Virginia, Chesapeake boasts a rich cultural history, scenic natural wonders, delicious dinning and abundant shopping. Stay in Chesapeake and explore all the city has to offer. And remember that with major highways and convenient accessibility from Chesapeake to neighboring cities, you can experience the very best of Coastal Virginia by starting in the center of it all.
Make plans to visit Chesapeake in the spring and experience at least one day of the Virginia Arts Festival. With six weeks of quality performances throughout the region, including Broadway shows, ballets and live concerts featuring critically-acclaimed folk, jazz, rock and classical music acts, there’s sure to be something for the whole family!
If you’re looking for a new way to encounter Chesapeake’s great outdoors, sign up early to participate in Paddle for the Border. Meander through the 7.5-mile waters of the Dismal Swamp Canal and catch sight of deer river otters and neo-tropical birds as you paddle through the calm canal.
It is an ideal way to experience Chesapeake’s natural surroundings and is perfect for canoers and kayakers of all skill levels. If you want even more adventure, participate in KayaXpedition. Learn basic paddle strokes and maneuvers if you’re a kayak novice or show off your skills during open-water demo times.
With Chesapeake as a hub of Coastal Virginia, it’s easy to take a day trip outside of the city and explore more historic landmarks located throughout the region. Travel back to a simpler time with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Yorktown or the Jamestown Settlement. Or find your inner adventurer on a wild ride at Busch Gardens or Ocean Breeze Waterpark. Should you stay in Chesapeake, visit our legendary Big Ugly Brewing Co. which recently won a People’s Choice Award from Hampton Roads Growler Magazine or sit back and watch the scientific marvel that is the Great Bridge Locking system at Great Bridge Lock Park along the Intracoastal Waterway.
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