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
Where the Wild Things Are...
"An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."
~ Henry David Thoreau
Outdoor enthusiasts take pilgrimage to Chesapeake to find inner peace in some of the best-preserved, natural spots on the east coast. Find the perfect outlet for your passion in our Mid-Atlantic paradise. Camp, kayak, fish, hunt, golf or mountain bike in Mother Nature's playground.
Explore where the wild things really are in the more than 112,000 acres of forested wetland and wilderness in Chesapeake's Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. One of the best-preserved, natural spots on the east coast the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is home to many mammal species, including black bears, bald eagles, tundra swans, snow geese and over 70 species of reptiles and amphibians. Beautiful Lake Drummond - the second largest natural lake in Virginia - lies in the heart of the refuge with 3,100 acres of pristine dreamland for pleasure boats, kayaks and canoes.
Chesapeake's Northwest River Park & Campground runs along the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail and into the Atlantic through the Intracoastal Waterway. it features picnic shelters, play areas, horse shoes, volleyball nets, a putt-putt course and an equestrian area and is home to Chesapeake's first disc golf course, designed by National Disc Golf Champion John Richt to use the existing mature woods at the park. See for yourself why Northwest River Park & Campgrounds is a four-time "Best of Chesapeake" winner.
Not akin to the outdoors? Fear not, Chesapeake has lots to offer those who prefer indoor play. Chesapeake hosts two of the largest bowling alleys in the state. Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex is a 90,000 square feet, dual-rink skating complex packed with fun. Partake in the public skating, or in figure skating or hockey lessons and later on, stick around and to watch the Chesapeake Admirals (an affiliate team of the American Hockey League) practice.
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
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
Ballahack Airsoft Field is the largest, most active field on the East Coast. At past events, we've handled over 500 players on a single day, providing them with intense, fast paced action that leaves players pumped, satisfied, and happy. With miles o...more
Tidewater's newest golf course is also the most unique and challenging course layout in the area. A links-style treasure of 18 emerald fairways. Each hole offers a unique examination of one's golf game round after round. The course is comprised of ro...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.
Inspired by the great links style courses of the British Isles, "The Isles Golf Links" at Cahoon Plantation brings together the best characteristics of a truly old world, European golf experience into one grand showcase of modern golf construction on...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
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
Nestled in the lovely village of Las Gaviotas, Chesapeake Golf Club is a semi-private facility that offers annual golf and pool memberships while still allowing public play. The golf course features several strategically placed water hazards and uniq...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
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
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
Prepare To Get Air...!! Cloud9 Trampoline Park is a cutting-edge entertainment, fitness and sports facility unlike anything you have ever experienced. The first of its kind in Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Chesapeake, Cloud9 is the ultimate venue for active...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
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
The park — located along the Intracoastal Waterway just off Battlefield Boulevard, where the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, coming up from North Carolina, meets the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River — is named for the Corp of Engine...more
Great Dismal Adventures can be your adventure in either the Spring or Fall with a pontoon ride down the oldest man-made canal in all of the Americas. Come join us for some history, mystery and fun right in the heart of The Dismal. We will meet for a ...more
Established in 1974, the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge consists of over 112,684 acres of forested wetlands in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The 3,100 acre Lake Drummond lies at the center of the swamp, with the ...more
We are a state-of-the-art roller skating facility located in Chesapeake, Virginia. We come equipped with a large skating floor, high tech lighting, arcade room, full service snack bar, and a friendly staff ready to provide you with a fantastic time ...more
This 12-acre park features 8 newly, renovated and resurfaced lighted tennis courts and 2 lighted softball fields. Lighted courts are Free and on a first come first served basis but can be rented by the hour ($3.00/hr) to ensure availability.
Kayak Nature tours offers sea kayaking and dolphin trips in Virginia Beach, VA. Kayak First Landing, Virginia's most popular state park or surf launch into the Atlantic on our Dolphin Adventure sea kayaking trip at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.Paddl...more