Chesapeake is truly a hidden gem of Hampton Roads, with incredible scenery, history, and robust families and communities.
There are all kinds of fun things to do in Chesapeake for people of all ages. Here are the Top Five things you have to experience in Chesapeake before it gets too cold:
- If you have a little one with a lot of energy but who might not be old enough for the thrills and chills of a traditional haunted house, experience fall with the Bergey’s Breadbasket Corn Maze! It’s five acres of twisty, puzzling fun with trivia questions to turn an ordinary fall walk into an adventure. While you’re there, pick up some locally made goods from their authentic Amish bakery.
- There are still a few weeks left for Food Truck Hump Days on the Great Bridge Waterways. Eat the Streets 757, known for “The Hub” in Virginia Beach brings their food truck pals to Battlefield Park on the first and third Wednesday of every month. That means October 7th and October 21st are your last opportunities to try this fun local fare.
- Chesapeake is known for their farms, but before they shut down for the winter many of them go out with one last scary hurrah! There are a ton of haunted houses, scary woods, and even a chance to shoot zombies with paintballs! Check out the full list for Chesapeake (and beyond) here.
- Festivals, Festivals, Festivals. The Chesapeake Wine Festival is on October 10th, The 6th Annual Waterways Heritage Festival is the same weekend, and later in the month Chesapeake has the Great Dismal Swamp Art Festival. Have a drink! Learn something new! Soak in some culture!
- Go for a walk! Take a hike or even cross the Jordan Bridge. We all know that the Halloween candy starts the gradual tightening of our jeans, so get a jump on your fall fitness before it’s too cold to think about hiking.
How do you like to spend a fall day in Chesapeake? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below! And for all the fun in all seven cities, check out our events page.