Chesapeake Information

Few places offer the variety of things to see and do that you'll find in the dynamic Hampton Roads metro area. And Chesapeake sits in the center of it all, making it the perfect launch-point for your next getaway. Chesapeake has plenty of attractions, golf, history, waterways, and parks to fill your days. Located within 20 minutes from the Atlantic oceanfront, 15 minutes from Norfolk, and 40 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Some of the top choices for visitors around the city include:

Chesapeake Arboretum
624 Oak Grove Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320
+1 757-382-7060
Return to nature at this 48-acre "natural classroom" dedicated to promoting horticulture and environmental awareness. One of Virginia's finest trail systems meanders through a mature hardwood forest with many varieties of native plants and trees. The Arboretum headquarters is an eighteenth century farmhouse with theme gardens that include a fragrance and antique rose garden. The farmhouse was built in 1730 with an addition built in 1822.

Chesapeake Planetarium
300 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
+1 757-547-0153
Explore the wonders of the universe. Located at the Chesapeake Municipal Center, the Chesapeake Planetarium was the first planetarium built by a public school system in the state of Virginia. Free public programs, including telescope observations, are offered each week.

Northwest River Park
1733 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
+1 757-382-6411
This park was developed as a natural recreation area incorporating camping, an extensive trail system, picnic shelters, play areas, and an equestrian area for horse owners. There is fishing, miniature golf, the Marjorie Rein Memorial Walkway, and plenty of open areas. Rental boats, canoes, and fishing poles are available. A camp store, fragrance garden for the visually impaired and a classroom building are located at the north end. The lake stretches almost to the southern activity area on the banks of the Northwest River.