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A Day in Chesapeake

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Chesapeake boasts man-made and natural attractions, miles of swamps and protected forests, tempting restaurants, chic shopping centers, energetic nightlife, and natural areas. With convenient and easy access, and plenty to see and do, it is a great destination to explore.  Here’s a 24-hour guide which helps you to explore everything Chesapeake has to offer.

Chesapeake Dismal Swamp
Image By Peretz Partensky from San Francisco, USA (Dismal Swamp Traffic) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

9:00am- Breakfast at The Egg Bistro!

Start your day with scrumptious breakfast at The Egg Bistro. It offers fresh, creative food in a lively and inviting atmosphere. The menu has everything from breakfast faves, sandwiches and salads to burgers and other comfort food.

Address: 501 Kempsville Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States
Phone: 1 757-410-8515
Opening hours: Monday & Tuesday: 7:00am-2:00pm; Lunch hours- Wednesday to Sunday: 7:00am-3:00pm; Wednesday to Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Chesapeake Planetarium at 10:00am!

Visit the Chesapeake Planetarium that let you experience and discover the wonders of night sky through high-tech equipments and high-powered telescopes. It takes you to distance galaxies, check out the stars up-close, and explore the universe and galaxy.

Address: 312 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322, United States
Phone: 1 757-547-0153
Distance from The Egg Bistro: 3.1miles or 7minutes drive

Chesapeake Arboretum at 11:00am!

Next, head off to Chesapeake Arboretum and experience the natural world and outdoor beauty. Explore nature by strolling through the garden. It has several trees, gardens and forest trails. Enjoy the nature trails, including wetland and forest. It also serves as a site for creating environmental awareness to people of all ages.

Address: 624 Old, Oak Grove Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States 
Phone: (757) 382-7060 
Distance from Chesapeake Planetarium: 2.8miles or 6minutes drive

Chesapeake City Park at 12:00pm!

Next, head off to Chesapeake City Park for some outdoor activities and fun. It features an expansive playground, open spaces, aquatic area, a horseshoes and more. The children’s area includes a bridge, an underground telephone, a dolphin tunnel slide and a dragon. Plus, there’s a science and learning zone that teaches science and math through interesting and interactive exhibits. 

Address: 900 Greenbrier Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States 
Phone: (757) 312-0243
Distance from Chesapeake Arboretum: 2.2miles or 5minutes drive

Lunch at Passion The Restaurant at 1:00pm!

It’s lunch time! Head off to The Passion Restaurant that puts out creative cuisine from local farmers. It offers local, regional food made using a French method in American style. Enjoy the award-winning dishes she-crab soup, Maytag bleu cheese filet mignon, rack of lamb, Tapas dishes and an array of tasty homemade desserts. 

Address: 1036 Volvo Pkwy #3, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States
Phone: 1 757-410-3975
Opening hours: Lunch hours- Monday to Saturday: 11:30am-2:00pm; Dinner hours- Monday to Saturday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Distance from Chesapeake City Park: 2.0miles or 6minutes drive

Chesapeake Veteran’s Memorial at 2:00pm!

Visit the Chesapeake Veteran's Memorial that pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the Chesapeake’s men and women who have served in any branch of military.  The names of more than 1,800 soldiers are engraved onto the marble structure.

Address: 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, United States
Phone: (757) 382-6151 

Portlock Galleries at SoNo at 3:00pm!

Head to the Portlock Galleries at SoNo that showcases art exhibits from all over the world, and several traveling presentations and exhibitions that are featured each month. It features great art collections, all presented in different media and styles. 

Address: 3815 Bainbridge Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23324, United States
Phone: (757) 502-4901 

Shopping at 4:00pm!

 Time to Splurge! Head off to the Greenbrier Mall that houses major department stores including JCPenney, Dillard’s, Sears and Macy’s, and several specialty stores offering accessories, home decor items, men and women apparel, jewelry and other items. There’s something for everyone at this mall!

Address: 1401 Greenbrier Parkway South, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States
Phone: 1 757-424-7100
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:30pm
Distance from Portlock Galleries at SoNo: 5.6miles or 8minutes drive via Interstate-464 S

Drinks at Wild Wing Cafe at 6:00pm!

Enjoy an evening of drinking at Wild Wing Cafe. It features an impressive selection of local and craft beers.  Partake in a few drinks with casual bites at this spot.

Address: 1437 Sam's Dr #20, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States
Phone: 1 757-382-9464
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday: 11:00am-12:00am; Thursday to Sunday: 11:00am-2:00am
Distance from Greenbrier Mall: 2.4miles or 6minutes drive

8:00pm- Dinner!

Head off to Cutlass Grille (805 N Battlefield Blvd #101) that serves up authentic Jamaican food. For traditional American fare, visit Pirate’s Cove Restaurant (109 Gainsborough Square). Craving for seafood, head to the Ang’s Sushi Bistro (501 Kempsville Rd, Chesapeake).

10:00pm- Nightlife for all!

Head off to Big Woody's Bar & Grill for a night filled with great music, drinks, happening crowd and tasty food. Sip cocktails, enjoy live bands, play a game of pool, and gorge on some American pub grub.  Have a relaxing night out with family and friends at this spot!

Address: 123 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States
Phone: 1 757-436-1919
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:00am-2:00am


For a more modern and lively ambiance, head off to the Eagles' Nest Rockin' Country. Catch a game of billiards or pool, enjoy the live bands, ride the Chesapeake’s only mechanical bull, and dance to the tunes of the DJs at this vibrant nightspot!

Address: 1723 Parkview Dr. Chesapeake -23320, VA, United States
Phone: 1 757-420-9191
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:00am-2:00am

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