Chesapeake, Virginia

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Chesapeake, Virginia

Welcome to Chesapeake, Virginia

Nestled in the heart of Hampton Roads, Chesapeake is your “gateway to fun.” The city’s attractions, from the outdoors to the arts, compliment the variety of activities in the area.

Discover Chesapeake’s natural appeal with the wetland and forest habitats of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge or the Northwest River Park, with hiking, biking, canoeing, birding, fishing and wildlife viewing. Visit the Chesapeake Arboretum with a fragrance garden, meandering trail system with an 18th-century farmhouse offering horticultural classes. View the heavens in the Chesapeake Planetarium with themed programs and telescope observations.

For family, Chesapeake City Park has a three-acre Fun Forest. Or try Chesapeake Skate Park, where ramps and platforms keep skateboarders and skaters entertained. Finally, relax at one of our championship golf courses, The Chesapeake Golf Club and The Isles Golf Links at Cahoon Plantation and the Battlefield Golf Club at Centerville.

Experience local artistry at Portlock Galleries at SoNo, with changing displays, special touring exhibits, a visitor center and gift shop. Hunt for treasures in our “Antique Alley,” home to eclectic antique and collectible shops with auctions and flea markets throughout the year.

Chesapeake includes Greenbrier and Chesapeake Square Malls, with department and specialty stores. Towne Place at Greenbrier is a 170,000-square foot lifestyle destination center, featuring restaurants, upscale retail shops and an outdoor entertainment plaza.

A variety of lodging from family suites to extended stay will make you feel at home while providing a base for your Hampton Roads adventures. Come make Chesapeake your “gateway to fun.”

For more information contact Chesapeake Conventions and Tourism at 888-889-5551 or