Its versatile 22,700 square feet of meeting and banquet space can handle busines... more
Grab your binoculars and make a plan to head out to the Great Dismal Swamp Birdi... more
More than 22 miles of fresh, salt and brackish waterways meander through the cit... more
Chesapeake is a foodie's paradise with an array of culinary options from local-o... more
Chesapeake, Virginia hosts sporting facilities including seven outdoor recreatio... more
Chesapeake is proud to be a participant in the Virginia Green Certification, a s... more
Since the arrival of colonial settlers in 1620, the history of Chesapeake has pl... more
"If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good."
Chesapeake, Virginia offers fun for the whole family. A collection of seemingly endless waterways, family fun parks, 111,000 acres of forested wetlands, accessible arts and nearby museums offer year-round fun, so grab the kids and get ready to play!
Big fun doesn't have to cost big bucks. At Chesapeake City Park and Great Bridge Lock Park, admission is always free. The beautiful Chesapeake Arboretum always opens its doors to the public, while the Chesapeake Planetarium never charges for stargazing. Kids can enjoy our three-acre Fun Forest and Chilled Ponds.
For outdoor fun, go wild at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge's 111,000 acres of forested wetlands. Pristine Lake Drummond and the Northwest River Park offer natural recreation at its finest! And if you want to hit the beach, the Virginia Beach Oceanfront is only a 15 minute drive away.
For fast-paced fun, take the family to any of our nearby amusement parks like Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Wild Water Rapids.
Like a little culture on your vacations? History buffs won't want to miss the NAUTICUS, USS Wisconsin, the majestic ship that earned five battle stars during World War II and its museum. Interested in science? Take a day trip to Virginia Air & Space Center, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, or the Children's Museum of Virginia.
Experience...Explore...Enjoy... Adventure Kayak Tours is your destination for guided kayak tours and custom rentals in Coastal Virginia. Experience personalized trips with modern equipment and individualized attention. Each trip is customized to meet...more
Since 1986, the American Rover's red "tan bark" sails have been one of the signature sights of the Hampton Roads area. Cruises depart from Waterside in the heart of Downtown Norfolk, Virginia.April through October she sails the smooth waters of the E...more
Whether it's a birthday party, a company outing or just a spontaneous desire to go have some fun, Americans have a favorite destination - AMF Bowling Centers. AMF is where America goes bowling.
AMF Western Branch Lanes offers traditional bowling on 40 lanes in a recently renovated center that has plenty of concourse seating and a large lounge area where you can relax and watch your favorite sports and entertainment programs on three flat-sc...more
Battlefield Historic Park serves as a tribute to the history of the Battle of Great Bridge. The Park is home to an Interpretive Historic Pathway, an Outdoor Auditorium, a Recreation of the Causeway from 1775, a Family Picnic Area, and a monument to t...more
Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided tour or, with an additional charge, our guided Topside Tour that will take you back in time t...more
Footpath through natural area with elevated scenic overlook of Southern Branch of Elizabeth River. Amenities include a 2-mile circular running trail with parking available across the street at the Chesapeake Civic Center.
The Chesapeake Arboretum is a 48-acre natural classroom dedicated to promoting horticultural and environmental awareness. The Arboretum headquarters is an eighteenth century farmhouse with theme gardens that include a fragrance and antique rose garde...more
Whether you are driving north or south, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel showcases the mighty surge of the Atlantic Ocean, the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, and the soaring grace of an engineering marvel. Both a tourist attraction and a travel conven...more
Multi-amenity 90-acre site, 60-acres of open space; remainder covered by stands of trees. Electric and water service available to support outdoor events and large outings.Attractions Located in Chesapeake City Park:Fun Forest - Children's playground,...more
Chesapeake City Park features the first and latest dog parks in the city. City Park Dog Park was the winner of "Best New Facility" in Virginia in the fall of 2005. The Small Dog Park is the city's newest dog park, designed for dogs 25 lbs. and under ...more
Chesapeake boasts several dog parks! For dog owners, these parks mean a healthier lifestyle for their furry friends. Such parks provide a place to exercise and socialize, which means happy, well-behaved canines. Dog parks are off-leash, fenced in and...more
The Western Branch Dog Park is located near the Western Branch Community Center and features two covered picnic tables and round benches encircling trees.Dog Parks are off-leash, fenced-in and contain benches, water fountains for dogs and owners, poo...more
Chesapeake Sports Park, located right off of I-64, is now open and ready for business. Boasting a fully stocked pro-shop, 2 official size turf fields, a M.O.U.T. site and over 40 acres of woods, you are sure to experience the true meaning of paintbal...more
Explore the wonders of the universe. Located at the Chesapeake Municipal Center, the Chesapeake Planetarium was the first planetarium built by a public school system in the state of Virginia. Free public programs, including telescope observations, ar...more
Located at Chesapeake City Park, a few miles from Greenbrier South exit off I-64 in Chesapeake, the facility is open for participants who wish to skateboard or in-line skate. Facility will normally be open daily, weather permitting, sunrise to sunset...more
Step inside a world where bubbles grow bigger than you are, where the forces of energy electrify and spark the imagination, where you can be a farmer, a banker, a scientist, a star gazer. Come to where the big people think you’re having an educ...more
As the region's premier ice sports facility, our 90,000 square-foot footprint consists of a NHL skating rink and an oversized (200'x100') Sportexe Turf field creating the ultimate regional sports destination for players of all ages, participating in ...more
Since its grand opening in 1972, Chrysler Hall has served as the premiere performing arts center of Hampton Roads. Resident companies include Broadway in Norfolk presented by JAM Theatricals - Hampton Roads' exclusive presenter of touring Broadway pr...more
**Closed for renovations until April 2014.**See one of America's greatest fine arts collections - only 10 miles away! Our 40,000 pieces span 5,000 years and represent the world's best-known artists. Don't miss our Old Masters, Impressionist Gallery, ...more
This 25-acre site is named for the Corps of Engineers' lock which separates the salt water of Deep Creek from the fresh water of the historic Dismal Swamp Canal. It is heavily wooded with a combination pedestrian bridge/elevated walkway system to tra...more
Deep Creek Park encompasses four multi-purpose fields - two lighted, plus four lighted tournament-quality baseball fields (Bronco & Pony), which showcase grass infields and are irrigated for durability and performance.Other park amenities include...more
Formerly US Route 17, this multi-purpose linear trail accommodates horse owners, bicyclists, walkers, joggers, and boat owners. It runs 8.5 miles adjacent to the Dismal Swamp Canal and threads through some of the most uniquely historical and ecologic...more
The Elizabeth River Park, located on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, has one of the most active boat ramps in the Hampton Roads area. Boaters are able to enjoy easy access to the Elizabeth River and the well-known "Hot Ditch" fishing zone...more
On three acres of City Park is Fun Forest, the ultimate children's playground, imagination center and family adventure area! Built by over 1,800 volunteers from private, public, and community sectors, open since 1995, and winner of the Virginia Recre...more