Situated minutes from the Navy shipyards at Norfolk and the resorts along Virginia Beach, Chesapeake is a terrific destination in itself or the perfect jumping-off point for destinations north and south. If you are looking for Chesapeake hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has several great places to stay, all offering comfortable accommodations and exceptional rates. Click below for Extended Stay Hotels in picturesque Chesapeake, Virginia.
This mid-Atlantic area, also known as Hampton Roads, is filled with marvelous recreation and amazing history. Recognized nationally as a nature refuge, the Chesapeake region is ideal for bird watching. Along the eight-mile Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, birders find up to 200 varieties of local and migratory birds. For more great outdoor fun, head to Northwest River Park, a 763-acre park offering year-round boating, fishing and hiking. With trails ranging in length from a quarter mile to almost three miles, this is a great way for anyone to visit nature.
Whether you are an active beachgoer who loves water sports or are just looking for a quiet place to read, nearby Virginia Beach has what you are looking for. Just a half hour from Chesapeake, Virginia Beach has 35 miles of waterfront property. Here you can visit the two lighthouses at Cape Henry, one of which was the first lighthouse authorized by the U.S. government. Interested in sea life, but want to avoid all the sand? Visit the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. With wonderful live exhibits and an IMAX Theater, this is a terrific way to spend the day.
Sometimes called the Historic Triangle, the Virginia Peninsula includes Jamestown, the City of Williamsburg and Yorktown. It was at Jamestown that the first English settlement in the New World was established in 1607, some 13 years ahead of the Pilgrim’s landing in Massachusetts. Today you can visit this site and see what life was like during that period.
Colonial Williamsburg is one of the most famous historic sites in the United States, and gives visitors an opportunity to walk through time, speaking with residents in period costume about life as a colonist. By 1781, the American Revolution was in full bloom. It was in this year that British General Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington at Yorktown, ending the war and creating what was to become the United States of America. Visit Yorktown, Virginia, and tour the battlefield to see for yourself the birthplace of this nation.
Garden enthusiasts will want to take in the Norfolk Botanical Garden. With 12 miles of walking trails through magnificent seasonal exhibits, you will want to bring your camera. Since the foliage changes seasonally, check the “What’s in Bloom” section to be sure you don’t miss anything. For something closer, visit the Chesapeake Arboretum. Be sure to spend some time wandering through the 43-acre hardwood forest.
Just because the area lacks a major league team doesn’t mean there aren’t exciting sports to view. The Norfolk Tides, AAA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, keeps baseball fans cheering. Local hockey fans and tourists alike love to watch the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League take the ice. As soccer gains favor among U.S. fans, an increasing number of teams are being created. This area already fields two teams, a men’s and a women’s team, both called the Hampton Roads Piranhas.
Golfers will be very happy to know that this area of Virginia is renowned for its spectacular golf courses. Just south of downtown Chesapeake is Battlefield Golf Club, an 18-hole links style course opened in 2007. For other golf options in the area, check out the listings at GolfLink.com.
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