Unique Chesapeake Tours

Unique Chesapeake ToursDon't settle for the version of history that everybody knows–dig deeper, and be amazed at what you'll find out when you experience one of these interesting tours in Chesapeake. Whether it's history, nature, or local lore, you will have the opportunity to see it all from a unique and highly memorable perspective. So get ready to learn about what makes these places so significant when you let yourself go on any of these memorable Chesapeake excursions.

Kayak Nature Tours
It's always an engaging experience to get close to nature, but it's even more exciting when you see it from the unique perspective of a kayak. Chesapeake's Kayak Nature Tours guides you on an unforgettable trip through Kayak First Landing, the area's most popular State Park surf launch that leads into the Atlantic ocean. Kayak Nature Tours offers several different tour packages all designed to make it a highly memorable, one-of-a-kind experience.

Address: 110 West Randall, Norfolk, VA - MAP
Phone: (757) 480-1999
Web: www.kayaknaturetours.net

Lee Hall Mansion
Take a tour that will take you back to one of the last remaining antebellum homes when you visit the Lee Hall Mansion. Originally built between 1851 and 1859, this impressive structure was the home of affluent planter Richard Decauter Lee. The Victorian-styled home never fails to mesmerize the many visitors who quietly tour the various rooms which are furnished with impressively detailed, authentic furniture and accessories. Also, there are special events and evening programs that are planned year round.

Address: 163 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA 23603 - MAP
Phone: (757) 888-3371
Web: www.leehall.org

Bergey's Dairy Farm
Find out what living and working on a dairy farm was like when you take a highly interactive tour of Bergey's Dairy Farm. This farm still produces some of the freshest products in the area, and offers glass bottles of milk, containers of butter, and homemade ice cream for sale right on the premises. When you tour the farm, you will see all of the usual animals, but of course, the cows get a little special treatment. You can even choose to milk a cow to get an idea what the resident dairy farmers have to do every day at the crack of dawn.

Address: 2221 Mount Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, VA - MAP
Phone: (757) 482-4711
Web: www.bergeysbreadbasket.com

Chesapeake Arboretum
The Chesapeake Arboretum is one of the most visually stunning places in the entire city. The immense spectacle of trees, lush greenery and expansive, relaxing areas of nature all make visiting this iconic Chesapeake attraction a must. Benches, foot paths and great views from every vantage point will entice you to stroll through and take it all in at your own pace. There aren't any regularly scheduled tours, just the opportunity to go off on your own and absorb the Chesapeake Arboretum's beauty at a leisurely pace.

Address: 624 Oak Grove Road, Chesapeake, VA - MAP
Phone: (757) 382-7060
Web: www.cityofchesapeake.net

Chesapeake Planetarium
The Chesapeake Planetarium not only offers you the chance to explore outer space, but you can also explore the inner space of the facility itself when you request a tour. You will be guided through the planetarium's inner workings and see the impressive telescopes and other equipment in a different light, as these short, informal tours are offered during the day so as not to distract from the evening viewings which tend to attract a significant number of star gazers.

Address: 312 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA - MAP
Phone: (757) 547-7827
Web: www.virginia.org

Scenic Air Tours
Let your spirit of adventure and exploration take flight when you get on board for one of Horizon Flight Center's amazing Scenic Air Tours. Choose from three incredible packages that depart from the Chesapeake Regional Airport and will whisk you away to see such picturesque sights as the Elizabeth River, Downtown Norfolk, and over the shimmering waters of Chesapeake Bay and Chix Beach in Virginia Beach, just to mention a few highlights.

Address: 1777 West Road, Chesapeake, VA - MAP
Phone: (757) 421-9000
Web: www.horizonflightcenter.com