Following the lesson, pop into Middleton Tavern , an Annapolis mainstay known for its crab cakes and oyster shooters. Fly over rivers, trees, farmland, and shorelines while taking in stunning degree views of the Chesapeake Bay aboard a hot-air balloon. Delmarva Balloon Rides in Chester, Maryland, offers year-round rides.
Or, witness a spectacle in the sky at the annual Chesapeake Bay Balloon and Wine Festival in August, where up to 15 hot air balloons float in tandem in Easton, Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay is rife with aquatic delicacies—oysters and blue crabs, especially—but exactly how do they get from Bay to plate?
The award-winning golf resort boasts breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay and Old Plantation Creek, miles of walking and biking trails, and a casual tavern to kick back with an icy brew post-game. The Delmarva Peninsula—which encompasses the parts of Virginia and Maryland that separate the Chesapeake from the Atlantic—is a highway for more than bird species, thanks to its wetlands, swamps, forests, and fields. Bird watchers gather several times a year to scout the skies in places like Kiptopeke State Park, one of many stops along the way in the Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival.
Michaels, Maryland, maintains the largest collection of historic Chesapeake Bay watercraft, from skiffs and skipjacks to old crabbing vessels. Spend a day exploring the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail , which features nine wineries mostly along the middle peninsula of Virginia. Jacey Vineyards offers dock access for water-bound travelers, and The Dog and Oyster Vineyard crafts wines specifically suited to oyster pairings.
Visit the trail during the spring and fall oyster crawls , where each participating winery whips up a unique local oyster dish to serve with their wine. Yes, this is a thing. Watch skilled glass blowers do live glassmaking at Chrysler Museum of Art. Visit to hit golf balls, go for a run, go enjoy a breeze off the water or just to relax and throw a baseball at Portsmouth City Park.
Step inside a world where bubbles grow bigger than they are, where the forces of energy electrify and spark your imagination. Be inspired by the two stories of hands-on exhibits and Celebrate past and present athletes and inspires future ones at Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Catch a flick with comfortable reclining seats and great popcorn at Regal Harbour View Grande Stadium Kick back and take in the breathtaking views of the Nansemond River.
Enjoy food tours and culinary events in and around norfolk and virginia beach with Coastal Food Tours. Jump from the sky literally for a mind-blowing view and experience, with Skydive Suffolk. Go on a family outing to Virginia Beach, Located just 20 miles from Chesapeake. Dine in at Bier Garden Draft List — welcoming atmosphere where authentic Bavarian cuisine meets a stellar beer selection.
Shoot down a giant slide into the plunge pool below at Ocean Breeze Waterpark. Dolphins at Sandbridge Beach. Get the real observable history of this area with excellent guides and art always on view at Hunter House Victorian Museum. Take the kids to play and, fish or crab off the shore at Great Bridge Lock Park.
Learn about one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U. Navy at USS Wisconsin. Take to the treetops on 15 trails that weave between tree platforms on the 6-acre site at The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium.
Have a some fun in the sun and enjoy the sounds of the waves at Buckroe Beach and Park. Dismal Swamp Stomp Running Festival.
Chesapeake's Christmas Bird Count. South Norfolk Jordan Bridge. Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
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