Coastal Virginia

Coastal Virginia

Planning a trip to Coastal Virginia? Let Chesapeake be your vacation home base! The city lies in the heart of the region with easy access to hotels, shopping, dining, and attractions. Whether you’re a history buff, military enthusiast, or simply looking for family fun, Chesapeake is at the center of it all.

Getting Around

Chesapeake’s close proximity to other cities in Coastal Virginia makes it the perfect hub for exploring nearby towns. Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Yorktown, and Norfolk, VA are all less than an hour away. Chesapeake’s central location and easily accessible highway system make travel by car a breeze.


Just outside your doorstep, you’ll find lots to do in and around Chesapeake. Take a step back in time at historic sites such as Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Yorktown, and the Jamestown Settlement.

Norfolk is mere minutes from Chesapeake and has a little something for everyone. Visit Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin to see some of the world's largest Navy battleships. Norfolk also happens to be a lively place to enjoy a taste of the nightlife.

Take a quick hop over to Virginia Beach, VA to soak up some sun. While you’re there, take time to visit the Virginia Air and Space Center or the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for the best day trip ever. For active visitors, Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Adventureworks Wetland Zipline Park provide recreation.

Chesapeake, Virginia is home to more miles of waterways than any other city in the United States. Kayak, paddle, or go birdwatching down the Intracoastal Waterway for quiet reflection. The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is a nature preserve that also provides adventure and connection to the great outdoors.


No other city in Coastal Virginia gives you access to dining, shopping, and attractions quite like Chesapeake does. After a day of exploring cities along the coast, come home to Chesapeake where you’ll find dozens of comfortable hotels, eclectic restaurants, and shopping for anything you could possibly need to make your stay in Coastal Virginia comfortable.

Plan Your Trip

Torn between a tour of Colonial Williamsburg, VA or a trip to Virginia Beach? Do some people in your group want to shop while others want to enjoy the outdoors? Say no more. In Chesapeake, you have access to it all.

Check out our trip ideas for fun things to do in Coastal Virginia. Be sure to view information on maps and transportation to familiarize yourself with our central location to all of the area’s main attractions. And, of course, always feel free to contact us with any questions you may have—we are happy to help!

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