About Chesapeake

Chesapeake, VA is a hub for some of the best attractions, accommodations, and meeting spaces in the Coastal Virginia region.

Dozens of hotels. Check. One-of-a-kind events. Check. Chef-driven restaurants. We’ve got those, too. With so many things to do, it’s obvious why everyone from adventurers and families to those hosting groups and weddings find Chesapeake attractive.

Our Mission

Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau strives to promote and market the city as a destination for meetings, conventions, and individual travelers in order to foster economic development while benefiting and supporting members of the overall business community.

Location, Location, Location

Because of its location and highway network, Chesapeake centrally located in Coastal Virginia. Virginia Beach and Norfolk are less than 30 minutes from Chesapeake, and Williamsburg is less than an hour away.

Chesapeake is also home to several stops along the Civil War Trail. The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is nationally recognized as a stop on the Underground Railroad, and also boasts a thriving outdoor community with thousands of unspoiled acres for kayaking, birding, and fishing.

If city life is more your speed, Chesapeake has that too. Enjoy a multitude of shopping opportunities, from antique hunting to mall cruising; or opt for fine dining and the freshest seafood in this foodie paradise.

Chesapeake Facts

Did you know that Chesapeake has more miles of deepwater canals than any other city in the country? It’s no wonder that the city is a member of Virginia Green, the statewide program that aims to reduce the environmental impact of the tourism industry. Chesapeake has also been rated by the FBI as one of the top five safest cities of its size in the U.S. Moreover, Money Magazine proclaimed it as one of the six best places in America to live. Get all the facts about Chesapeake and learn what makes our destination so unique.

Contact Us

The Chesapeake Convention and Visitors Bureau is here to help answer any questions you may have about travel to the area. We are happy to assist individuals and members of the media and tourism industry with trip planning. And, you can always peruse our blog for story ideas and the latest news.

For more information about Chesapeake, please contact us or call toll free at (888) 889-5551. We hope to see you soon!

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