Freedom to Explore

Imagine spending the day at America’s first colonial settlement in Jamestown or the site of the Revolutionary War’s last battle in Yorktown. How about an afternoon of shopping at City Center or Port Warwick, catching a professional show at one of the area’s many performance centers, a day trip to Washington, D.C., or a romantic dinner overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

The Hampton Roads and Tidewater areas are rich in art and culture with world-class galleries, museums, festivals and a lively music scene. They’re steeped in American and military history that lets you walk in the footsteps of soldiers, sea captains and statesmen. And when the kids and grandkids come for a visit, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, and Virginia Beach are just a short drive away.

The Chesapeake’s central location on the Virginia Peninsula is also ideal for continuing education and college sports, as with Christopher Newport University, Old Dominion University, Hampton University, and the College of William & Mary are all nearby.

Wherever your interests take you, there’s always a new experience waiting just outside The Chesapeake.

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Use this map to explore all area attractions and more.