The first full week of May is recognized annually as National Travel & Touri... more
Its versatile 22,700 square feet of meeting and banquet space can handle busines... 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 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 the Britis...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.
At BrickHeadZ, we offer an environment for builders of all ages and Abilities to use LEGO® bricks for their creative imaginations with Open Build, Birthday Parties, STEM based programs, Home School Classes, Camps, Workshops, STEM Field Trips, and...more
Named one of Virginia's Treasures by the Department of Conservation & Recreation, the Chesapeake Arboretum is a 48-acre natural classroom dedicated to promoting horticultural and environmental awareness. The Arboretum headquarters is an eighteent...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.Home of the Chesapeake Park Whisper Concert Series and events such as the Chesa...more
City Park now has two dog parks for you and your furry friend to enjoy! The newly added park has a separate small and medium-large area. Located in the rear of the park with 6 foot fencing this new area encompass 1.5 acres. It has water and mitt-mutt...more
Deep Creek Park has one large area for all dogs and features a doggie drinking fountain (turned off in the winter), mitt-mutt dispenser and benches for the owners. Located next to the playground, making it a great way for the entire family to enjoy t...more
Located near the Western Branch Community Center and featuring two covered picnic tables and round benches encircling trees.Dog parks are off-leash, fenced-in; contain benches, water fountains for dogs and owners, poop-scoop bags and covered trash ca...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, 9:00 AM 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 two NHL skating rink. Chilled Ponds offers public skating sessions, birthday parties, learn-to-skate programs, adult hockey and youth hockey leagues and is the ...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
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, and world-renowned Tiffany Glass collection....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
Elizabeth River Park has undergone a major reconstruction. New and improved amenities include:*Ship's Store Combo Building with Restrooms and Covered Pavilion*Paved Parking Lots throughout*Multiple Shelters and Gazebos throughout the Park*Improved Do...more