The city of Chesapeake, Virginia is ignored by the major travel guides ... probably because it's widely regarded as a vast suburban wasteland of undifferentiated subdivisions. That's a shame, because Chesapeake does have a fine conference center, some good hotels, an unusual golf course and natural areas that haven't been covered by housing tracts.
There are a number of modern hotels in Chesapeake. The selection of extended stay hotels is particularly impressive ... demand for longer-term stays is generated by the many large companies with facilities nearby.
Convention goers and event attendees are brought to the city by the Chesapeake Conference Center. The Center (900 Greenbrier Circle) has event and meeting space for up to 2,500 people. Nice facility.
Our directory of Chesapeake Virginia hotels has complete information on favorite places to stay in the city.
Chesapeake Virginia Real Estate
Chesapeake used to be just typical suburban subdivisions filled with nice single-family homes. Now it's going condo. See our directory of the latest developments in Chesapeake VA real estate.
There's no problem finding a place to eat out in Chesapeake, Virginia. The selection of restaurants covers the spectrum of styles and sizes. See our directory of Chesapeake restaurants for a selection of choices.
Chesapeake's shopping mall and shopping centers have a huge collection of big stores and small shops. From chain stores to unique boutiques, Chesapeake is a shopping mecca. Our directory of Chesapeake VA shopping includes the best of the stores with websites.
Outdoors and Sports
Cahoon Plantation Golf Course is a traditional scottish-style links course. No trees, very little interaction with water, native grass areas that are "unkempt", stacked bunkers and elevated fairway mounds. The tees, fairways, and greens are all bent grass, which distinguishes Cahoon Plantation from any other course in the region. An unusual golfing adventure. 27 holes.
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is a fine spot for canoeing, fishing and birding. 107,000 acre federal park that is partially in Chesapeake and partially in Suffolk. These forested wetlands are home to many species of plants and animals. The 31,000 acre Lake Drummond is in the heart of this refuge. Canoe rentals are available on Route 17 at Chesapeake Campground.
The Chesapeake Arboretum is 48 acres of forests and gardens. Walking trails wander through a mature hardwood forest. The Arboretum headquarters is a farmhouse that they claim was built in 1730. It has theme gardens that include a fragrance and antique rose garden.
Chesapeake Virginia Resources
- Official City of Chesapeake government website.
- Learn all about doing business in the city from Chesapeake Economic Development.