Chesapeake Bay Travel

Chesapeake Bay Travel

Travel and Lodging


If you’re planning a vacation or trip within the Chesapeake Bay region, you have lots of options for where to stay and how to get there. We’ve provided links to maps to get you where you’re going, whether you’re arriving by land or by water.

Once you’re there, if you need a place to stay, we can help with that too (just check our links to hotels, bed and breakfasts, and marinas).

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Looking for a Chesapeake Bay Resort?  There are thee waterfront resort properties in the Chesapeake Bay area; the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, the Tides Inn in Irvington, and the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa in Chesapeake Beach.  Visit our Chesapeake Bay Resorts page for details.

Take a look at the resources listed below for more information about travel in the Chesapeake Bay region. You’ll find links to information about over 30 towns and cities to visit, bed & breakfast, campground, and vacation rental directories, Chesapeake Bay cruises, and links to regional tourism sites.

Choose a Destination


The Chesapeake Bay region features a wide variety of places to visit and things to do. offers information on many of the cities and towns located along the shores of the Bay. You’ll find information on attractions, events, and lodging on each Chesapeake Bay destination page.

All of our featured destinations are accessible by water, making them great for cruising boaters. For more information, chose a destination from the list below or follow this link to select from a regional map.[spacer height=”20px”]

Destinations:  AnnapolisBaltimoreCambridgeCape CharlesChesapeake BeachChesapeake CityChestertownCrisfieldDeal IslandDealeEastonHamptonHavre de GraceIrvingtonKent IslandMathews CountyNorfolkNorth Beach, North EastOnancockOxfordPoquosonPortsmouthReedvilleRock HallSmith IslandSolomons IslandSt. Mary’s CountySt. MichaelsTangier IslandTilghman IslandUrbannaVirginia BeachWashington DC.

Destination Map – Navigate the region by map.

Bed and Breakfasts


Bed and Breakfast establishments are your main option in many of the more rural areas and small towns within the Chesapeake Bay region. They are great options in the more urban areas also.  Check our Directory of Chesapeake Bay Bed and Breakfasts for B&B accommodations in the area you will be visiting.  Bed & Breakfasts

Camping in the Chesapeake Bay Region


Camping is a great way to enjoy the natural treasures of the Chesapeake Bay area. There are several Maryland and Virginia State Parks within the region that have camping facilities, as well as a number of private campgrounds. You can pitch a tent, bring a mobile camper, or some campgrounds have cabins available for rent.  Campgrounds

Vacation Rentals


Vacation rentals are an enjoyable way to get away from home while still having many of the comforts of home. Small cottages are great for quiet escapes and large homes can accommodate gatherings of family and friends.  Many waterfront vacation homes in the Chesapeake Bay region have a dock, providing easy access to the water for boating, kayaking, fishing, and crabbing.  Vacation Rentals

Chesapeake Bay Cruises


One of the best ways to experience the Chesapeake Bay region is to get out on the water.  A great way to do that is to take a little cruise.

There are sightseeing cruises and dinner cruises available out of Norfolk and Baltimore harbors. Or you can catch one of the ferries out to Tangier or Smith Island – you’ll get to visit the islands and enjoy the trip out there. And American Cruise Line has small cruise ships that travel the Chesapeake Bay. See our Chesapeake Bay Cruises page for details.

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