Trip Ideas

Top Places For

Seeing a Waterfall

Imagine the sight of cool, clear water cascading down rocks and rivers in a beautiful waterfall. Calming, isn’t it? Well, you can find lots of waterfalls right here in the Chesapeake region -- some only minutes from home!

February 26, 2018

Top Places For

Watching Bald Eagles in the Wild

The bald eagle is the emblem of the United States. These majestic raptors represent strength and resilience, and here in the Chesapeake region there are dozens of places where you can see them in the wild.

January 17, 2018

Top Places For

Camping in the Winter

For some, a true outdoor adventure means escaping the crowds and connecting with nature. What better activity to fit the bill than camping in the winter? Load up your tent, boots, and bag and make a reservation at one of the top places for camping in the winter.

December 25, 2017

Top Places For

Top places to go paddling with kids on the Potomac River

The idea of canoeing or kayaking with kids may seem daunting ‒ you need the right equipment, and safety precautions are paramount. But there are many places on the Potomac River where paddlers of all ages can take off with ease.

October 11, 2017

Top Places For

Learning How to Build a Boat

From dories and deadrises to bugeyes and buyboats, a diverse array of boats were birthed in the Chesapeake region. Though the heyday of boatbuilding has passed, there are still many places where you can learn about these ships and their stories. The Bay’s fabled boatbuilding tradition is yours to explore at the top places for learning how to build a boat.

September 11, 2017

Top Places For

Taking Your Dog for a Walk

Our furry friends love the outdoors, too. So when you’re planning a day out in the Chesapeake region, pick a place where your pets are welcome to join in on the fun!

August 11, 2017

Top Places For

Getting Your Hands Wet and Muddy

Wet, muddy hands might spell trouble in some places, but on the Chesapeake Bay they mean one thing: a sign of a great day! Let us help you get out there and find a place to connect with the Chesapeake - up close and personal.

July 31, 2017

Top Places For

Cycling Country Roads

Many of the Chesapeake’s most beautiful places are tucked down country roads, just waiting for you to discover them. And one of the best ways to explore these picturesque places is by bicycle. Get ready to hop on your bike and cruise the Chesapeake’s scenic byways at the top places for cycling country roads.

July 10, 2017

Top Places For

Cooling Off During the Hot Summer Months

When the sweltering summer sun starts beating down on the Chesapeake region, there’s only one way to escape the heat: hit the beach! The Chesapeake is home to lots of sandy spots where you can cool off, chill out, and enjoy summer by the shore.

July 3, 2017

Top Places For

Picnicking By The Water

A picnic by the water is the perfect way to appreciate nature with friends and loved ones. At these places around the Chesapeake region, you can share a snack outdoors while enjoying a spectacular water view.

June 19, 2017

Top Places For

Mountain Biking in the Chesapeake region

For a true outdoor adventure, we can’t think of a better activity than mountain biking. Across the Chesapeake region, there are dozens of destinations where you can get dirty and have a blast on your bike.

June 12, 2017

Top Places For

Watching Spectacular Sunsets

Watching a sunset is one of the simplest, most beautiful things to do outdoors. At these places scattered across the region, you can enjoy a spectacular sunset scene and appreciate some of the best views the Chesapeake has to offer. So grab your camera and soak up the view at the top places to watch spectacular sunsets!

February 13, 2017

Show More

Subscribe to Trips & Tips - your weekly guide to fun in the Chesapeake region

Top