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Chesapeake Bay Region

Virginia's Chesapeake Bay region features George Washington's birthplace, the estate of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Stratford Hall, as well as the lands of the Pamunkey and Mattaponi Native Americans. See rural and waterfront cottages, quaint villages and expansive farmlands all along the Bay.

Ways to enjoy the Chesapeake Bay and all it has to offer include Westmoreland State Park with its beach, Caledon State Park with its trails to the Potomac River, and charter boats, which show off the charm of this region.

One of Virginia's most prestigious vineyards is located here – Ingleside – in the Northern Neck. 

You'll love the B&Bs in this region as well as the world-renowned Tides Inn resort. Escape the ordinary by spending your vacation in the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia. You'll go home refreshed, full of seafood and country charm.

    • Kilmarnock
    • Warsaw
    • Urbanna
    • West Point
    • Colonial Beach
    • Tappahannock
    • Gloucester
    • Irvington
    • Middlesex County
    • Lancaster County
    • Northumberland County
    • Richmond County
    • King William County
    • King & Queen County
    • Mathews County
    • Westmoreland County
    • Essex County
    • Gloucester County
    • King George County

Area Highlights

Ingleside Vineyards

  • 5872 Leedstown Rd.

Producing its first wines in 1980, Ingleside is one of the oldest and largest wineries in Virginia. Located on the highest ridge…

The Tides Inn

  • 480 King Carter Drive

Discover timeless traditions and Southern hospitality at the Tides Inn, located on the picturesque peninsula of Irvington…

Caledon State Park

  • Caledon State Park

A National Natural Landmark known for its old growth forest and summer home to one of the largest concentrations of American bald…

Westmoreland State Park

  • 145 Cliff Road

On the Potomac River’s Northern Neck, this park offers many opportunities for family fun – an Olympic-sized swimming…

Historic Christ Church & Museum

  • Historic Christ Church

Constructed by Robert “King” Carter and completed in 1735, Christ Church is the finest and best preserved parish…

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