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Chesapeake Travel Guide

Located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Chesapeake is an independent city close to Virginia Beach, Newport, and Norfolk. Chesapeake is a very popular travel destination due to the great parks, wildlife reserves, hills, creeks, and beaches. Chesapeake is a diverse city because it has plenty of green space, but it is also populated with protected farmlands, swamps and miles of industrial waterfronts. The city has a long history having been settled in the late 1600s. Chesapeake started out as a small, farming community but it has since grown to be one of the economic backbones of Virginia.

Things to Do in Chesapeake

Chesapeake is a much beloved city, as it has plenty of amazing things to do. This historical town features many buildings and historical districts. However, the city is also an excellent place for an adventure or two. Outdoor lovers can spend time in the mother nature while exploring Oak Grove Lake Park. The park features places to fish, observation decks, picnic benches, hiking trails, and a few excellent birdwatching tours.

One of the most visited places in Chesapeake is the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail in the Dismal Swamp Wildlife Area. Despite the name, it is a beautiful place where visitors can see wildlife, go hiking, biking, play soccer, tennis, or fish in the pond. There has even been a number of black bear sitings in the area, but they are usually harmless.

For some beach fun travel to Virginia Beach, which is only a few miles northeast of Chesapeake. Beautiful sandy beach parks and lovely, iconic Virginia shores await visitors.

For those eager to spend some time in museums, visit the MacArthur Memorial Museum, which is dedicated to the US Army General, Douglas MacArthur, who served in three major wars and was considered a strategic mastermind. For a great maritime museum check out Nauticus Museum, where visitors can learn all about the naval and nautical history. The museum also has a number of interactive exhibits to keep kids entertained.

Best Places to Stay in Chesapeake

Chesapeake is located between a few state parks and bays, so those who want to be closer to downtown should look for places to stay in the northern portion of Chesapeake but to have more access to the great nature surrounding the city then try a place south of the city. Greenbrier East is also a good location because there are many restaurants, bars, clubs, stores, and shops within walking distance. The eastern shore also presents the distinct advantage of offering vacation rentals and hotels with ocean views.

Best Time to Visit Chesapeake

The most popular time to visit Chesapeake is September when the temperature warm, there is a lot of sunshine, and very little rain. The winter months are definitely cold for a beach destination but the month of August is actually the rainiest.

Price and Availability in Chesapeake

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Chesapeake tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Sunday. Vacation homes in Chesapeake tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Chesapeake is in August, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Chesapeake is in the high season in August. Chesapeake has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Chesapeake

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Chesapeake. The hottest month in Chesapeake is June, when temperatures peak at 97 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 12 ˚F. The wettest month in Chesapeake is December with 5.47 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 1.21 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Chesapeake

Browse accommodations from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 352 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Chesapeake ranging from cheap options to extravagant places to stay. If you are wanting to save money, the cheapest place to stay in Chesapeake comes in at $13 per night. In general, a place to stay in Chesapeake will cost you $99 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Chesapeake can pick from 64 places to stay that provide WiFi. 10 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. You can maintain your workout routine by staying at one of 22 accommodations that provide gym facilities. Driving to Chesapeake? Then choose one of the 65 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We track 28 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 17 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Chesapeake accommodations including vacation rentals, home stays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 3 providers, including 50 places to stay from Airbnb, 16 accommodations from Priceline and 11 places to stay from Agoda.

172 accommodations in Chesapeake have been reviewed; 66% are rated excellent or good. 46 accommodations allow instant booking.

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