In Chesapeake the best things can happen in the smallest of moments. They’re in a fresh discovery or a family tradition. Here you can take a path to discover the best ways to learn about happenings off the beaten path.
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Dining and Shopping
Chesapeake is a foodie’s paradise with an array of culinary options from local-owned diners to nationally established restaurants.Dive into the authentic Chesapeake dining experience at any of our favorite local restaurants. Bring your appetite and plan on leaving very satisfied. The á la carte Chesapeake restaurant experience will thrill every taste bud… Bon appétit!
Chesapeake is truly a shopper’s delight! With chic boutiques and funky retail stores, the area provides visitors with a daily dose of retail therapy with three shopping centers located in the Hampton Roads region. If your tastes lean more modern, grab your Hobo and head to Greenbrier Mall offering your favorite department stores, along with a variety of upscale retail shops. The new Towne Place at the Greenbrier is comprised of 170,000-square feet of family-friendly restaurants, upscale retail shops, accessible pedestrian walkways and a large outdoor entertainment plaza
Chesapeake, Virginia offers fun for the whole family. A collection of seemingly endless waterways, family fun parks, 111,000 acres of forested wetlands, accessible arts and nearby museums offer year-round fun, so grab the kids and get ready to play!
Big fun doesn’t have to cost big bucks. At Chesapeake City Park and Great Bridge Lock Park, admission is always free. The beautiful Chesapeake Arboretum always opens its doors to the public, while the Chesapeake Planetarium never charges for stargazing. Kids can enjoy our three-acre Fun Forest and Chilled Ponds.
For outdoor fun, go wild at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge’s 111,000 acres of forested wetlands. Pristine Lake Drummond and the Northwest River Park offer natural recreation at its finest! And if you want to hit the beach, the Virginia Beach Oceanfront is only a 15 minute drive away.
Parks and Recreation
One thing you’ll never do in Chesapeake is run out of things to do. Here, you’ll find all the attractions, events and excitement of a larger city, nestled in the middle of the dynamic Coastal Virginia region. In addition to many sightseeing and cultural possibilities, you’ll find Chesapeake is the perfect base camp for all sorts of outdoor adventuring, including golf, fishing, biking, hiking, kayaking and more!
Outdoor recreation galore, easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, a vibrant musical and cultural scene, historic sites, ripe for exploring, shopping ranging from fine to funky, and picturesque strolls in a green and beautifully preserved environment. Oddly enough, with so much to find here, you may just lose yourself.
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