First Time Tourists Guide in Chesapeake, United States

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Chesapeake is located in the center of Virginia's Coastal. The city is also known in this state as a place that has extraordinary historical and cultural significance.

Chesapeake is home to a large number of natural beautiful places that are popular among locals and tourists.

Chesapeake has more than 22 miles of waterways that include canals, lakes and rivers.

The Gloomy Bad Swamp Canal can be your "supposed" destination for inspiration for 'The Raven' poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

If you like adventure in the wild, then the Chesapeake park is the right place to visit and you can observe birds, hiking and picnics are fun activities in places like Northwest River Park.



In Chesapeake you will find many things, events, and greater city excitement. In this city you will not run out of places to visit in the middle of the dynamic Virginia Coast region. In addition to many places for shopping, sightseeing and cultural attractions, you will find Chesapeake as a base camp that is perfect for all types of outdoor adventures. Outdoor activities such as bird watching, fishing, golf, hiking, biking, kayaking, and more. Great Bridge Lock Park is a strategic spot in Chesapeake, because it is located at the junction of the Chesapeake Canal and the Elizabeth River. This place is very unique because you can see saltwater and fresh water in two separate streams in one place.

Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation

This is one of favorite places to get out in nature that's close by.

The Great Bridge Battlefield Park is a really nice place to spend some time relaxing by the water.

And to walk the trails and read the postings about the history.

There is a new museum there.

Address : 1775 Historic Way, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States


There's plenty things to do and see in the downtown of Chesapeake. You can visit Chesapeake Arboretum, known as a regional treasure in the Virginia area, it covers 48 hectares of land and is often referred to as 'nature classrooms', because you can learn all about flora and fauna here. The downtown is also the center of business and commercial area in Chesapeake that no wonder you will find numerous eatery spots and shopping center.

Chesapeake Arboretum

A wonderful oasis of peace and beauty in Chesapeake.

They have several nice hiking trails as well as beautiful, well-tended gardens.

Very well kept beautiful trees and flowers.

Address : 624 Oak Grove Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States


Edible Arrangements provides fruit and gift arrangements that are always newly made using fruit grown and selected according to their Fruit Expert® standards. They also have the best variations of gourmet chocolate Dipped Fruit ™, too. Plus, you can try and sample free samples!

Edible Arrangements

The best place to order all of your edible gift needs.

Always fresh and tastes amazing, great selection of options.

Great fruit arrangements.

They have the best customer service.

Address : 1437 Sam's Dr #30, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States


As a culinary destination, Chesapeake offers many unique local restaurants to satisfy your taste buds. The cuisine is varied from fresh seafood to award-winning Chinese cuisine. The materials used are of high quality, fish caught at local catches, and crops grown and picked directly from their places. You have to try it.


The culture in Chesapeake, Virginia, usually originates from the South, which is especially prominent with British American accents that are typical of the local population. Classic American colonial architecture can be found in many Virginia homes and buildings.


The best time to visit Chesapeake Bay through the weather is during spring and autumn, in March-May and September-November, when the weather is quite warm and suitable for outdoor activities.


Hilton Garden Inn Chesapeake/Greenbrier in Chesapeake, Virginia is a 5-minute drive from Greenbrier Golf Course and Greenbrier Mall. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, bar and spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. You will enjoy your night staying in this comfortable hotel. Red Roof Inn Chesapeake Conference Center is located not far from Interstate 64, this 100% smoke-free hotel offers rooms with a flat-screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is next to the Chesapeake Convention Center so it's easy to find out its location on maps. Staying at this hotel will make a vacation in Chesapeake even more comfortable.

Hilton Garden Inn Chesapeake/Greenbrier

Wonderful hotel to spend night with beautiful interiors.

It has many amanities and their rooms are spacious and comfy.

The food and breakfast are outstanding.

The staff are so incredibly wonderful and nice.

Address : 1565 Crossways Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States

Red Roof Inn Chesapeake Conference Center

For the price it is the best hotel in the area.

Beautiful rooms with bright, clean, new and modern type setting style.

The brakfast is superb served by great waiter.

The owner is a super friendly and the staff are amazing.

Address : 724 Woodlake Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States


Ddeb's - A Taste of Home is a unique restaurant, offering an atmosphere and menu unlike other restaurants in Chesapeake. The restaurant owner personally ensures the best quality ingredients to create delicious food and satisfy his customers. Passion The Restaurant serves dishes that are not only creative in taste but also in presentation. Their chefs bring the art of cooking which is the feel of a big city in a small dining setting.

Ddeb's- A Taste of Home

Charming restaurant in an older home that is well maintained.

Delicious food, friendly service, good sized portions and gluten free options.

The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is very cozy.

Address : 105 Old Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23322, United States

Passion The Restaurant

Pleasant restaurant with amazing and unique dishes.

The food has been absolutely on point.

Portions are large, well thought out, and filling.

The appetizer, entree, and dessert are all superb or excellent.

The staff are all warm and inviting.

Address : 1036 Volvo Pkwy #3, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States


Panera Bread is a cafe serving best quality of bread. You can find it in two locations in Chesapeake with great service and reputation. It is definitely the best place to start your day by having breakfast alongside with coffee. Courthouse Cafe offers the right portion of good classic Southern cuisine since 1985. This cafe has what you want, from large selection of special sandwiches, runny Prime Rib, to fresh seafood.

Panera Bread.

It's the best fast food cafe that serves food fast without turning the food into fast food.

The cafe is nicely decorated with comfortable chairs.

Food is delicious and authentic.

Fast and friendly service.

Address : 1412 Greenbrier Pkwy Suite 125A, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States

Court House Cafe

It is favorite cafes.

Home-cooked upscale meals in a relaxing professional atmosphere.

The absolute best Prime Rib.

The staff are all super friendly.

Address : 350 S Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23322, United States


Buckets Bar and Grill is the right place to enjoy a drink and taste delicious food. They serve the biggest burger, the hottest wings, and the best tuna dish. You can come enjoy a meal, listen to live music or even gamble. Red Bones Raw Bar Seafood Grille offers a variety of fresh seafood, steaks, daily meals with special dishes, and the best wings in town. This place is also a good spot to enjoy beers and wine and cocktails.

Buckets Bar and Grill

One of the best pubs in Chesapeake.

The setting is superb with a fun atmosphere.

Cold beer and good drink specials is a plus.

The waiters are great.

Address : 228 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States

Red Bones Raw Bar Seafood Grille

If you are looking for a bar environment then this is your place.

The food is amazing and great portion size.

The bartender is nice.

Address : 445 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States


Chesapeake Park also known simply as City Park is a green open space which includes a grassy open space consisting of lush forests and trees. In addition to its natural beauty, the park is famous for outdoor events such as the Chesapeake Jubilee and the Chesapeake Park Whisper Concert Series. So make sure you check the schedule of events to be held in this park when you visit. Northwest River Park is on the leafy and leafy shores of the Northwest River and in the southeastern part of Chesapeake. This park has an area of around 763 hectares of land which means you will find many activities here.

Chesapeake City Park

Great Outdoors playground surrounded by trees offering lots of shade.

It also offers different age oriented play areas for those little ones with more confidence.

Clean, safe and very inviting.

Address : 900 City Park Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States

Northwest River Park

One of the most interesting places for outdoor activity.

An excellent place for family photos, fishing, pedal boats and canoes.

Wonderful trails, camping, canoeing, playground, horse trails, clean, friendly staff, wildlife, great mushroom variety for identifying.

They also rent canoes and kayaks for a fun day on the water.

Address : 1733 Indian Creek Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322, United States


The Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina are wildlife reserves covering 112,000 hectares as well as beautiful wetlands. Hampton Roads residents and tourists from all over America come to this place to enjoy its unique ecosystem and have fun doing all kinds of activities such as hiking and biking, wildlife watching, and others. Dismal Swamp State Park is the best place to get a unique wilderness experience in a beautiful landscape of Indian Indian hunting. Birding and seeing wild animals are activities that are loved by many tourists. Mountain biking on the trail and kayaking on the nearby Dismal Swamp Canal is the best thing to do.

Dismal Swamp State Park

Perfect place for peaceful nature walks, biking and boating.

There is a short boardwalk trail you can take or around 20 miles of trails through the forest swamp area.

Visitors center has an incredible display of the indigenous animals of the swamp.

Always nice to go out for a walk in the clean air once and a while and this is a great place to do that.

Address : 2294 US-17, South Mills, NC 27976, United States

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Really nice place to take a stroll with the family and pets.

The little boardwalks are nice and informational placards provide good insight into the environment.

The views are scenic and amazing.

Address : 3120 Desert Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434, United States