When it comes to stacking your Instagram feed with photos your friends will love to double-tap, you don’t have to visit faraway lands—there are tons of Instagramable spots right here in Chesapeake!

From the plumage of beautiful birds to the serene views of Lake Drummond, Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge will have you snapping pics left and right. Hike, bike, and kayak your way to a great adventure right around the corner.

Of Special Interest: Want a quick getaway? The Black Bear Trail is only a mile long and has two footbridges, making it the perfect place for a brisk hike or bike ride. 


From April through November, fill a wogon of memorable moments at one of Chesapeake farms. Pick-your-own season fruit including strawberry and peaches, or pick-your-own pumpkin in the fall. You will also find fields of pickable, colorful wildflowers in season shades to brighten any space.

Of Special Interest: Several farms offer lunch and dinner options, or have a food truck on site. Subscribe to Chesapeake's newsletter to stay current on farm events and activites throughout the year.


Flowers can bring bright, natural colors to your Instagram page. At Chesapeake Arboretum you will find 45 acres of various themed gardens with 3.5 miles of wood trails through a mature hardwood forest. Visit Camellia Cove, part of the American Camellia Trail from October to March for a burst of cool weather color. It is designated a Virginia Treasure, an initiative to highlight important ecological, historic, scenic, and recreational lands across the state

Of Special Interest: The Arboretum makes the perfect backdrop for wedding and engagement photos.


Ahhh, the pleasant sights and sounds of nature. There's plenty to love about this four-time winner of the "Best of Chesapeake," including its 763 acres of natural beauty and recreational activities.

Of Special Interest: Make a night of your trip by pitching a tent and capturing images of the night sky.


Set up yummy picnic snapshots, or showcase your dedication to your health on the cardio fitness areas. The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge creates a beautiful, modern backdrop for selfies of all kinds. If you’re in the mood for a walk and a great view, take a stroll on the Jordan Bridge and experience Chesapeake from 169 feet above the ground.  Cool fact: its the second highest bridge in the U.S. after the Brooklyn Bridge.

Bonus Tip: From the park, the sun sets behind the Jordan Bridge, illuminating the water and sky with incredible colors.

What are your favorite Instagramable spots in Chesapeake? Snap a photo and tag @visitchesapeakeva for a chance to have your photo shared! Get your smartphone ready, head out to Chesapeake, and let the moments begin.