Chesapeake Bay Area Attractions

All around the Chesapeake Bay are historic attractions like George Washington’s birthplace, Robert E. Lee’s plantation, and the Pamunkey and Mattaponi lands. Explore the beach at Westmoreland State Park or the Potomac River trails and charter boats near the Caledon Natural Area. Travel the Virginia Wine Trail and sample local specialties from everywhere in the Chesapeake Bay area surrounding the Tides Inn.

For more information on Chesapeake Bay area tours and activities, call the Tides Inn Activities Team at 804.438.4489.

From well-known cities like Annapolis, Baltimore and Norfolk to charming towns like Deale, Easton and Irvington, the historic Chesapeake Bay area is surrounded by sightseeing, attractions and recreational options. Fishing and boating are always popular, and so is exploring the numerous shops and art galleries.

Chesapeake Bay peninsulas provide verdant land and a year-round temperate climate for vineyards and wineries that offer warm hospitality and tastings. Or for sailing around the Chesapeake Bay, take a day trip to Tangier Island or Smith Island to experience an island getaway and travel back in time.

Through the Chesapeake Bay resort’s partnership with Northern Neck Heritage Tours, the Tides Inn is able to offer guests fun and informational experiences with Chesapeake Bay tours and family activities. The team works closely with area museums, historic and cultural sites, historical societies, heritage crafters, and various affinity groups to produce high quality, in-depth content.

A variety of opportunities await you in the Chesapeake Bay. Here is a sampling of Chesapeake Bay, Virginia tours:

  • Northern Neck Museum Tour
  • A Cruise Across the Chesapeake Bay
  • Kayaking Historic Waterways
  • George Washington and Friends
  • Discovering Your Roots and Ancestors
  • The Romantic Steamboat Era
  • Historic Churches
  • Courthouse Towns in the 18th Century
  • A Colonial Journey Through the Northern Neck
  • Historic Taverns and the People Who Frequented Them