Welcome to Chesapeake

Some of the best things happen in the smallest moments.

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?

Explore Chesapeake and surrounding area

Nestled in the heart of the Coastal Virginia area, Chesapeake is the perfect spot to navigate attractions throughout the region.

Chesapeake Uncovered

Eat Your Way Through Chesapeake’s Second Annual Restaurant Week

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Great Bridge Lock and the Liquid Highway

Chesapeake’s Great Bridge Lock Park is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. You can...

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Chesapeake is for Ice Cream Lovers

A Chesapeake summer isn’t complete without a tour of the local ice cream hot spots. By...

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