Take a Bus Tour around Chesapeake's Water Parks and Kid-Friendly Attractions
Discover a Whole Different, Charming and Intriguing Side to Chesapeake, VA
The city of Chesapeake enjoys a very diverse landscape, complete with urban residential areas surrounded by protected wildlife reserve, farmland, forests and natural wetlands. So, if you visit the city, do make some time for attractions like the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge or the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. In fact, Chesapeake was named the 21st best city in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek.
The Chesapeake region was amongst the first areas for colonial era settlement, thanks to it being close to rivers, Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal and Elizabeth River. Its Virginia neighbors are Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Camden, Suffolk and Currituck County. What this means for visitors is that there are many conveniently-located attractions for you to visit and enjoy in and outside of the city! You can have a birthday party at Cloud 9 Trampoline Park, a group outing at Cinema Cafe with its wide range of amenities, a fun family day out at Splash Park, have an educational outing with the kids at The Railroad Museum of Virginia or play a round of golf or have a business meeting at The Chesapeake Golf Club.
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Here are Some Interesting and Fun Attractions to Check out in Chesapeake, VA
The city offers a myriad of attractions ranging from shopping district, historical museums, cultural centers, parks, wildlife preserve and other great points of interest suitable for people of all ages. Here are some attractions and venues we think you could add to your travel itinerary.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Traveling in Chesapeake is undoubtedly one of the most fun things for kids and teenagers, after all, just take a look at the number of recreational activities they can sign up for! For one, there is the ever-popular Cloud 9 Trampoline Park which is fun for both kids and adults alike. The clean facilities have a smaller area for young children and is super fun to jump around in for a few hours. Splash Park is located approximately 15 minutes drive away in the charter bus and it has a fun outdoor spray park, drop water with color-themed areas and kid-friendly playground for all to enjoy. You can also have a fun dinner party or gathering at Jillian's Billiards which features billiards and other games suitable for all ages or Cinema Cafe where you can have a birthday party, school or daycare facilities, youth sports, office party, military event, private party and lock ins. It is more than just a conventional movie night for its patrons. For some bowling, check out AMF Chesapeake Lanes on Medical Parkway, AMF Western Branch Lanes on Lynnhurst Boulevard or Victory Lanes Bowling Center in Portsmouth. In the meantime, Regal Cinema at Greenbrier is where you can catch the latest Hollywood installment or indie movie projects.
- Arts & Cultural — You can really learn so much from visiting a city's art galleries, cultural centers and unique museums - and visiting Chesapeake is no different. First off, you can rent a party bus for a bachelor or bachelorette party at Glazenfyre where you let loose your creative side over good wine, drinks and some art lessons. There so much inspiration to be found just by browsing through its art galleries. It is also fun as a place for a date night or corporate team building event. There are also lots of inspiring and thought-provoking artwork on display at Portlock Galleries at SoNo. The Railroad Museum of Virginia is less than 10 minutes drive away from downtown Chesapeake; visitors are treated to a wealth of information about the city's railroad system via tours on train cars, learning about artifacts like old telephones, antique locomotive bells, headlights and interesting pictures. Bring the kids out to Children's Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth for a fun learning experience through its many hands-on activities or have a field trip out to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum with its 250 years worth of historical artifacts, pictures, costumes and ship models. Other easily-accessible cultural attractions are Lightship Portsmouth Museum which was built in 1915, Nauticus National Maritime Center in Norfolk and Hampton Roads Naval Museum.
- Restaurants & Shopping — For some good old shopping in downtown Chesapeake, organize a group outing to Greenbrier Mall where there are countless International brand names - you can find everything from JCPenney to Sears in this downtown local mall. Chesapeake's Target Store is at Greenbrier Parkway and for home decor, antiques and unique gifts, head over to At Home on Sams Circle or 3 Little Blackbirds at Battlefield Avenue. Borderless, in the meantime, focuses on bringing residents unique games and items from all around the world. If, however, what you are looking for is something with a unique local flavor, try Whaler's Wharf, Rodgers' Banana Pudding Sause Retro Shop, Crafe Wine Makers or Wawa Food Market on Woodlake Drive. Give your dining experience in Chesapeake a bit of a boost with braised beef panini, grilled cheese and Vegan dishes at Cutting Edge or try out the tender jerk chicken from Cutlass Grille, seafood from Off the Hook Seafood Market Steamer and Raw Bar, fresh sushi or salmon carpaccio from Ang's Sushi Bistro or the Asian fusion cuisine from Lemongrass Grille.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues — The Chesapeake Golf Club is the GO-TO place for golf enthusiasts visiting the city. Apart from providing golfers with a unique layout and tight fairways to play in, the clubhouse can be used for group gatherings, business meetings, birthdays, anniversaries and bachelor or bachelorette parties. For some kayaking, book a tour at Dismal Swamp Canal Trail or head out for a tamer indoor experience at Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Bennett's Creek Park and Boat Landing in Suffolk provides visitors with opportunities to fish, crab, boat or play a few rounds of disc golf and tennis. There are also natural trails to hike in, a skate park and picnic facilities - perfect for a family day out.
- Historic Sites & Landmarks — As far as historic homes go, few have what it takes to rival Monticello with its historical rooms, gadgets, furniture and various artifacts. Still, James Madison’s home at Montpelier and President Monroe’s home at Ash-Lawn Highland are both worth a visit as is the Rotunda at the University of Virginia. Don’t skip the Appomattox Court House and National Historical Park commemorating the end of the Civil War. Head to downtown Charlottesville to tour Court Square and the Old Michie Tavern, a local eatery that brings the sights and sounds of an 18th Century tavern to life.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — Visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor recreational facilities. If you are looking for a nice peaceful respite from the city, bring the charter bus to Oak Grove Lake Park which is a dog-friendly place where you can walk, bike, run or have the children play in its well-equipped playground. The Chesapeake Arboretum is often called the 'woods in the center of Chesapeake'....and for a very good reason too! Visitors can get to enjoy the spacious outdoors while learning about local flora and fauna. Clarke Farms is not just an ordinary farm, it is also a very famous local vegetable market where you can have a field day during spring and summer for the kids to learn about different farming techniques. Chesapeake City Park is a fun forest with a convenient skate and dog park with 12 unique horseshoe courts. Care about nature, our environment and local wildlife? The place to bring the charter bus to is Paradise Creek Nature Park which is located along Elizabeth River. The natural park has biking, jogging trails, 40-acre worth of beautiful woods and educational events are held all year round. Another scenic riverside park is River Front Park in Portsmouth where you can enjoy water-related recreational activities like fishing. Do also check out Town Point Park which is nestled right in the heart of Norfolk's business district where there are sometimes festivals and fun community events and Portsmouth City Park with its watercraft beach, sailboat launching dock, golfing area, driving range and a 9-hole learning center.
- Zoos & Aquariums — You are in luck if you are looking for a zoo while visiting Chesapeake because the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, VA, is less than 20 minutes drive away. So, be ready to get the kids packed for a fun time learning about lions, bears, giraffes, elephants and a whole host of amphibians, reptiles, birds, fishes and more!
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