The crackle of the fire. The clink of cheering glasses as laughs are shared and memories are made. Seeing our families. There's nothing like the holidays.

For those who need a little out-of-home survival guide for the in-laws, outlaws, and every family member in between, here's a Chesapeake holiday family survival guide.

Where to Stay

Whether your tastes run modern chic or revamped classic, Chesapeake hotels always make you feel at home. With 4,000+ affordable rooms at brand name hotels you know and trust, Chesapeake is sure to satisfy groups of various sizes and needs. Book your hotel today.

Food & Drink

Eating and drinking are a holiday staple. Unfortunately, so is dishwashing. Save yourself time and give your family an unforgettable dining experience in Chesapeake. Home to a range of regional cuisines, Chesapeake has a restaurant scene that appeals to every taste and budget. From locally owned treasures, to nationally known eateries, the local flavor has one thing in common: It's truly delicious.

Extra Fun for the Whole Family

Cabin fever setting in? Get out and explore the family fun Chesapeake has to offer! A few great options include indulging in dinner and a movie at Cinema Café, experiencing the thrill of virtual reality at MultiVRse Virtual Reality Arcade, taking an exciting walk across the 169-foot Jordan Bridge, skating the afternoon away at Chilled Ponds, or exploring local art and antiques at 3 Little Black Birds. For a full list of selections, visit our Things to Do page.

Make this season a holiday to remember. Visit Chesapeake and let the moments begin.