Visit Henricus Histor
Henricus is the name of one of the first places the English successfully put down roots upon colonizing the "New World" back in the 1600s. As one of the oldest historical markers of this continent's current civilization, this area has a huge historical importance that is not lost on the locals. As such, the former site of Henricus is now a historical park that features educational reenactments so visitors can get a taste of what life was like back in the 17th century. This area is also rich in Civil War history, making it a great resource for history buffs of all ages.
R. Garland Dodd Park
An outdoor haven for locals, Dodd Park offers a whopping 176 acres of space for outside recreation. Park visitors can take advantage of the athletic facilities to get a rigorous workout. Those who want to take things a bit easier can walk around the park's extensive natural areas, which include trails through marshland featuring a floating boardwalk. Like much of the Chester area, this park is historically relevant in addition to being stunningly beautiful. In some parts of the park, visitors can still see artifacts from the Civil War when the Union army made camp in this area.
Dining in Chester
One might not expect a suburban bedroom community in Virginia to boast a broad spectrum of culinary delights, but Chester's dining scene is perhaps surprising in its diversity. Not only are there standard suburban staples and chains like Applebee's, but there is a good variety of cuisines on display. One of this area's highest-rated restaurants serves Turkish fare, while another serves upscale Mexican, much to the delight and surprise of its patrons. Thanks to its geographical location in the Southern U.S., Chester also offers access to some regional chain restaurants like Cracker Barrel and Chick-Fil-A, a casual fast-food place.