Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of Coastal Virginia, Chesapeake is a city rich in history and natural wonders.
Rediscover outdoor adventure while navigating 22 miles of fresh and salt waterways. Paddle the Dismal Swamp Canal where Edgar Allan Poe reportedly penned parts of his famous poem, "The Raven." Spot rare bird species and wildlife along the scenic trails of Northwest River Park & Campground and the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Celebrate the city's heritage and culture at one of our many family-friendly events and festivals held throughout the year. Dine at diverse restaurants from comfortable favorites to down-home fare to the exotic.
With so many things to do and so close, you can enjoy them all. Because if anyone is owed an escape, isn't it you?
There are nearly 40 distinct neighborhoods making the City of Chesapeake one of largest in area. Each one reflects a sense of pride and strong sense of community --Greenbrier, Hickory, Great Bridge, Historic South Norfolk to name a few. All are worth exploring.