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Get out. Get away. All the way to where fun lives in Chesapeake, VA.

Can you hear it? That voice inside beckoning you to get out. To get away. To reconnect with friends and family. It whispers Chesapeake, Va., as the place you desire. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of Coastal Virginia, Chesapeake is a city rich in history and natural wonders.

Rediscover outdoor adventure while navigating 22 miles of fresh and salt waterways. Paddle the Dismal Swamp Canal where Edgar Allan Poe reportedly penned parts of his famous poem, "The Raven." Spot rare bird species and wildlife along the scenic trails of Northwest River Park & Campground and the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Celebrate the city's heritage and culture at one of our many family-friendly events and festivals held throughout the year. Dine at diverse restaurants from comfortable favorites to down-home fare to the exotic.

With so many things to do and so close, you can enjoy them all. Because if anyone is owed an escape, isn't it you?

Interesting Features

Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival
Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival

Grab your binoculars and make a plan to head out to the Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival April 23-25, 2015. The Refuge is a birder's paradise with more than 200 types of birds either residing here ... more

Chesapeake Dining
Chesapeake Dining

Chesapeake is a foodie's paradise with an array of culinary options from local-owned diners to nationally established restaurants. ... more


More than 22 miles of fresh, salt and brackish waterways meander through the city, serving up serious options for the angler who enjoys variety.... more


Since the arrival of colonial settlers in 1620, the history of Chesapeake has played a major role in the birth of the United States of America.... more

Visitor's Guide

An undiscovered natural wonder waiting to be discovered.Order your free Visitor Guide today.... more

Sports Facilities

Learn about Chesapeake's sports facilities, venue amenities and details, and direct access to s... more

Meeting Planners

Planning the perfect gala or special event? Click here to find resources you'll need to ensure ... more

Waterways Guide

Come to Chesapeake and experience the most awe-inspiring waterways in Coastal Virginia.... more

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