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Chesapeake Uncovered

Chesapeake Uncovered

In Chesapeake the best things can happen in the smallest of moments. They're in a fresh discovery or a family tradition. Here you can take a path to discovery and our blog is one of the best ways to learn about happenings off the beaten path.

Oct 2017
Celebrate Art and Community at the Dismal Swamp Art Festival

In an ancient forest, people gather to celebrate art and have a good time. No, this isn’t the setup for a fairy tale. It’s the 2017 Dismal Swamp Art Festival, featuring music, food, unique artwork and a whole lot of fun October 28-29....more

Oct 2017
Calling All Foodies to Chesapeake Restaurant Week

From high-end chop houses, to fresh-caught seafood and home-style classics, Chesapeake’s food scene has found its groove. There’s no better time to dig in than during Chesapeake Restaurant Week, October 21-27....more

Oct 2017
Chesapeake Wine Festival is a favorite every year

You may not know it, but Virginia has a wine culture as deep and robust as a Malbec’s flavor profile. Our state was once home to vineyards owned by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. With five distinct climate regions, there’s a Virginia wine for every palate. On October 14th, you can taste wines from every region at the eighth annual Chesapeake Wine Festival in Chesapeake City Park....more

Oct 2017
Spooktacular Fun Awaits in Chesapeake

Beware, something wicked this way comes! From a zombie 3K to frightful farms, enjoy the wide range of Halloween fun Chesapeake has to offer....more

Sep 2017
Discover Your Kayaking Adventure in Chesapeake

Experience unforgettable views and wildlife when you kayak in Chesapeake. With 22 miles of wave-free waterways, Chesapeake is the perfect place to dip your paddle....more

Sep 2017
Tis' the Season to be Fall-y

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. In fact, in Chesapeake the fall season means there’s even more to do....more

Sep 2017
Hit the Links in Chesapeake

In Chesapeake, sport and serenity are just a few hundred yards away. Boasting beautiful views and memorable links, Chesapeake’s golf courses offer the perfect round of golf for every level—from first-timers to seasoned veterans....more

Sep 2017
Chesapeake: The Perfect Fall Destination

The air is crisp. The leaves are changing. You owe it to yourself to experience everything this season has to offer. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there’s something for everyone in our plan for the perfect fall weekend in Chesapeake....more

Aug 2017
It's the Most Important Meal of the Weekend

Where do you find happiness? For hundreds of hungry people in Chesapeake every week, it’s in that sweet spot between Breakfast and Lunch: Brunch....more

Aug 2017
Discover Inner Peace on Chesapeake's Tranquil Hiking Trails

Ever felt like you needed to disconnect for a bit? Get away from it all right down the street in Chesapeake, Virginia. Visitors of all ages, from all parts of the country can unearth inner peace while taking in the sights and sounds of Chesapeake’s tranquil hiking trails....more

Aug 2017
Kayak Through the Great Outdoors

Taking a trip to Virginia Beach? The ocean isn’t the only place to experience unforgettable water sports. Take in some of the best nature Virginia has to offer right here in Chesapeake....more

Aug 2017
Fresh off the Farm

It happens every year. That season where fruits and veggies at the grocery store just can’t stand up to local produce. Lucky for you, Chesapeake has three city-affiliated Farmers’ Markets frequented by a wide variety of local growers....more

Jul 2017
Beat the Heat with Local Ice Cream in Chesapeake

Has the summer heat got you down? Then it’s time to visit Chesapeake for some delicious local ice cream. Here are three local shops where you’re sure to satisfy your summer sweet tooth....more

Jul 2017
3 Reasons to Love Cinema Cafe' in Chesapeake

From museums and historic sites to outdoor recreation, Chesapeake is packed with an endless range of activities. But did you know Chesapeake’s Greenbrier Mall is also home to a Cinema Café?...more

Jul 2017
The Perfect Vacation Location

Chesapeake is filled with amazing attractions, but with several other world-class vacation destinations nearby and no shortage of affordable lodging options, it’s also the perfect home base for anyone who wants to explore Hampton Roads....more

Jul 2017
A Front Row Seat to a Chesapeake Staple

It’s 7AM and for Ray Wicker that’s late.

Normally, he’s on the water two hours earlier, harvesting crabs to serve the lunch crowd at his revered Wicker’s Crabpot Seafood – think the aquatic version of farm-to-table....more

Mar 2017
Transport to Other Worlds with Virtual Reality in Chesapeake

Tucked back past the alluring smells of Greenbrier Mall’s food court awaits the mall arcade of the future—but rather than plastic prizes, you’ll walk away with life-altering experiences....more

Jun 2017
Independence Day Celebrations

Plan your Independence Day celebrations in Chesapeake, VA! Fireworks, concerts, parades, and more....more

Jun 2017
In-tents Family Fun at the Chesapeake Campground

Everyone knows that people come from far and wide to get in touch with Chesapeake’s great outdoors. With some of the best nature that the East Coast has to offer, why not skip the confines of a hotel room and bring your own tent or RV, or rent a cabin at the Chesapeake Campground?...more

Jun 2017
Reunions to Remember, Right Here in Chesapeake

In Chesapeake, the greatest things can happen in the smallest moments—swapping stories with distant relatives, or reuniting with a member of your platoon. Ripe with both indoor and outdoor activities and venues, it’s no wonder Chesapeake is a reunion destination for thousands every year....more

Jun 2017
Transport to the Stars at Chesapeake Planetarium

The universe is a huge and complex place, but the experts at the Chesapeake Planetarium make it both easily understandable and awe-inspiring when they launch you on a journey amongst the stars....more

Jun 2017
Love is in The Chesapeake Air

Maybe you and that special someone are looking for the right venue, or you’re just keeping your eyes peeled for when you meet “the one.” When it comes to a place to host your picturesque outdoor wedding, Chesapeake has two of the best locations around....more

Jun 2017
Tasty Craft Beer in Chesapeake and Beyond

Chesapeake is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes on the East Coast ripe for kayaking, hiking, biking and boating. When you’re done exploring for the day, kick back with a cold one at Chesapeake’s own Big Ugly Brewing or any of the other fine breweries in Hampton Roads area....more

Jun 2017
Take a Thrilling Walk Across the Jordan Bridge

From atop the Jordan Bridge, you can see for miles in every direction. Signs of industrial progress scatter the distant landscape. Boats come and go as birds flock overhead. For a moment, you forget the Elizabeth River—which stretches as far as the eye can see—lies a whopping 169 feet below....more

Jun 2017
Make Every Day Father's Day

When it comes to having a blast with your son and daughter, all fathers know Chesapeake is best....more

May 2017
A Chesapeake Treasure 60 Years in the Making

When you walk into Wicker’s Crab Pot Seafood you’re hit by an overwhelming sense of authenticity. In a region with no shortage of seafood restaurants, Ray Wicker is one of the only proprietors that owns his own boats and serves his own catch....more

May 2017
Moms Rock

You’re the household CEO, a family therapist, medical professional and world-class chef. You are also known as Mom, and whether you’re looking for the perfect activity to do with the kids, or some well-deserved R&R, Chesapeake is the place to be....more

May 2017
Rain, Rain, You're OK

In an area that offers so much outdoor excitement, bad weather can be a real bummer. But it doesn’t have to be. Check out these fun-filled things to do in Chesapeake if the rain just won’t go away....more

May 2017
Explore Local Art and Antiques at 3 Little Black Birds

In the heart of Chesapeake’s Great Bridge community sits an old home circled by a small parking lot. Walk inside the unassuming home and you’ll discover a treasure trove of local artistic wonders covering the walls of this two-story shop—welcome to 3 Little Black Birds....more

May 2017
Where to Pick Strawberries in Chesapeake

Chesapeake is home to year-round, outdoor adventures. But come late spring and summer, it's home to an especially juicy adventure: strawberry picking. Bring your family and friends along for a lovely day outdoors, getting back in touch with nature with strawberry picking in Chesapeake....more

Mar 2017
Create Lifelong Memories Under the Chesapeake Night Sky

Stars bring with them a sense of pure wonderment—but step away from the city lights of Chesapeake and you’ll have an even more awe-inspiring view of the cosmos....more

Mar 2017
Just Wanna Have Fun?

Then bail on the boys for a girls’ getaway. Whether your ideal long weekend is filled with relaxing afternoons or nights out on the town, in Chesapeake you’ll find the perfect way to let your hair down....more

Mar 2017
Where Saying 'For the Birds' is a Good Thing

Whether you’re a practicing ornithologist or you just bought your first set of binoculars, Chesapeake is a birder’s paradise. Locations like The Great Dismal Swamp Canal Trail and Northwest River Park are perfect to post up and catch a glimpse of nature in flight....more

Feb 2017
Think You Know Chesapeake? Take a Hike.

Just when you thought you knew Chesapeake, you discover a whole new side of the city – and yourself in the process. Visitors from all walks of life and areas of the country unearth inner peace from the sights and sounds of Chesapeake’s hidden treasure: hiking trails....more

Feb 2017
Coastal Virginia Visitors Regret Missing Chesapeake

Taking a trip to Coastal Virginia? The ocean isn’t the only place to experience unforgettable water sports. Experience some of the best nature Virginia has to offer right here in Chesapeake....more

Feb 2017
Get Away Right Next Door at Elizabeth River Park

It can be for five minutes or five hours. The fact is: No matter who you are or what you do, you deserve an escape. In Chesapeake, you can find it at Elizabeth River Park....more

Feb 2017
Top 5 Reasons to Chesapeake and Chill

Parks, picnics, food, festivals – everyone comes to Chesapeake for the great outdoors, but did you know you need to head inside to experience one of the city’s coolest attractions?...more

Jan 2017
Escape to 763 Acres of Natural Beauty at Northwest River Park

Isn’t it time you made nature your home for the weekend? Here at Northwest River Park and Campground, your front door is 763 acres of natural beauty and recreation, and your only incoming calls are the mutters of black bears, bald eagles and the scurrying of 70 species of reptiles and amphibians....more

Jan 2017
Looking for an Affordable, Unique Getaway? Try Camping.

Camping is more than just time outside. It’s time outside the norm, well-spent. It’s recounting family stories with loved ones beneath a blanket of stars. It’s discovering new laughs on unfamiliar trails. It’s creating moments that unplug you from technology and connect you to each other....more

Dec 2016
Holiday Cheer is Here in Chesapeake

This holiday season, Chesapeake is the home of spirit and cheer. From live orchestra performances to the chance to cut your own Christmas tree, you and your family and friends are sure to find the perfect event to fill you with holiday wonder....more

Dec 2016
Local Chesapeake Shops with Uniquely Perfect Gifts

Have you ever been shopping for someone special, but everywhere you go it feels like the same old stuff? Then you need to get out to Chesapeake, where our local shops sell one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone. Here are some local Chesapeake shops with uniquely perfect gifts for your special someone. And while you’re here, pick up a little something for yourself....more