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Chesapeake is a town of 245,000 people (2019) in the Hampton Roads region of Eastern Virginia. Chesapeake is a diverse city in which a few urban areas are located; it also has many square miles of protected farmland, forests, and wetlands, including a substantial portion of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

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Deep Creek Locks

Like with most of the Hampton Roads area, it is difficult to get around Chesapeake without the use of a car. Hampton Roads Transit does service some areas of the city, which can be found here HRT.

Stewart Street, South Norfolk

There are numerous road systems that are available to get in and out of Chesapeake. The most popular of these is the Hampton Roads belt way, which consists of I-64 (on the east side of the city), I-664 (on the west side of the city), and I-464 on the Norfolk/Chesapeake border. US-13/460/58 is the system of roads that connect Chesapeake to Suffolk and provide service to other parts of the state. US-13 connects to Northeastern North Carolina; US-460 connects to Petersburg; US-58 connects to Emporia and Southside Virginia. VA-168, also known as the Chesapeake Express way (or bypass to locals) provides service to south Chesapeake and to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and is the only toll road in the Hampton Roads area. The toll for the Express way is located on the border between Virginia and North Carolina, travellers are not obligated to pay the toll unless they stay on the road that goes through the toll station.

The Hampton roads area, especially in Chesapeake, is known for the numerous bridges and tunnels, which can be confusing to anyone not familiar with the local roads. Chesapeake has several bridges over the Elizabeth River, and it is crucial to know which one to take in order to avoid long delays or getting lost.


Map of Chesapeake


  • Cinema Cafe, 1864 Edinburgh Ln. Movie watching with menu service.



  • Broken Egg Bistro, 501 Kempsville Rd, +1 757-410-8515. Consistently voted "best breakfast in Chesapeake," Broken Egg Bistro turns out some of the best breakfast in all of Hampton Roads. Also has a great lunch menu with a large selection of speciality sandwiches and burgers.




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Routes through Chesapeake
NorfolkVirginia Beach  W  E  END
END  W  E  PortsmouthNorfolk
Newport NewsSuffolk  N  S  END
SalisburyNorfolk  N  S  SuffolkGreenville
FredericksburgPortsmouth  N  S  Elizabeth CityWilmington
PetersburgSuffolk  W  E  NorfolkEND

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