Three individuals on kayaks in the Northwest river
Northwest River


Welcome to Chesapeake, cradled in the heart of Coastal Virginia! Miles of sparkling waterways, active outdoor excursions, and ­­historic experiences draw millions of visitors annually. We’re excited to introduce you to the rich history and outdoor appeal of our beautiful destination!

Media Visits

The Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to assist working media with stories about Chesapeake as a travel destination. Our team maintains a collection of robust resources to fulfill inquiries and enhance developing stories including hi-resolution photography, site tours, visit itineraries, interview subjects, and more. Complete our Media Request Form and let us help you write your next Chesapeake story. 


Chesapeake is not defined by its past, but embraces its legacy with a collection of historical initiatives.

Embrace the city’s natural amenities and get your steps in at a variety of walkable sites with wildlife on full display.
When you’re ready to get away from it all, Chesapeake’s assortment of themed travel itineraries make it easy to plan a great escape.

Visitor Snapshots