Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of Coastal Virginia, Chesapeake is both an outdoor enthusiast’s dream as well as a historical landmark. Coastal towns like Chesapeake are at the top of travelers’ must-see lists, and there’s good reason for it: there’s a dynamic energy and a simplicity that’s hard to replicate. Isn’t it time you starting planning your Chesapeake Virginia vacation?
You know how movies are always showing Southerners reenacting some war? Well some stereotypes are true. Chesapeake will wake you and your family up to America’s fascinating history with annual reenactments of the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Great Bridge. And with a commemorative monument to the battle available to view year-round, there’s never a bad time to brush up on your Revolutionary War history in Chesapeake.
Of course, we don’t always live in the past (although we could because our history is so rich). Modern-day culture is thriving at Towne Place at Greenbrier where you’ll find all of the shopping and dining your heart desires.
Outdoor activities are immensely popular in the area. With over 22 miles of fresh and salt waterways, enjoy guided tours through the Dismal Swamp Canal or down the Northwest River with outfitters such as Adventure Kayak Tours.
Other popular outdoor activities to add to your Chesapeake Virginia vacation include geocaching at Northwest River Park and walking or biking down the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail.
Chesapeake is a food-lover’s paradise, featuring local favorites like these:
Bergey’s Breadbasket – If you can think of a better way to start your morning than with fresh baked goods and hot, steamy coffee (without having to do any dishes), please let us know. Meanwhile, we’ll be at Bergey’s.
Cotton Southern Bistro – Foodies’ farm-to-fork fantasies turn into realities here. Grab a Kentucky Hot Brown for a classic with a kick or the Chicken Fried Bacon (no, that is not a typo) for proof that we Southerners will fry anything.
Carolina Cupcakery – We know what you’re thinking when we recommend a cupcake shop…but this isn’t like anything you’ve ever tried. These cupcakes are good in more ways than one with many being made with 100% natural ingredients Try some of our faves like the Cookie Dough (with real cookie dough), the Key Lime (with real fruit), and the Reese’s Remix (with roasted peanut butter frosting). We bet you can’t eat just one.
The Egg Bistro – If you think “hip” and “family-friendly” can’t blend seamlessly, then you obviously haven’t dined at The Egg Bistro. The fresh food is modern and utterly satisfying.