The Zwaanendael Museum was built in 1931 to commemorate Delaware's first settlement of people in 1631. I just copied and pasted that from somewhere else in the cyber world. Sorry, I didn't have time to visit it but YOU might. Oh, and those people were Dutch. (In case the architecture didn't give that away to you!)But even if you don't visit the...more
Support local farmers and eat organically. What could be better? We hit the market on the grounds of the Lewes Historical Society. (Apparently, it's held in different locations.) This was a perfect location for it because of the abundance of trees to provide shade for the vendors, products, and shoppers.We enjoyed checking out each of the stands,...more
Fisherman's Wharf Sightseeing Cruises advertise times for cruises, but they will not go out unless they have a certain amount of interested people for the cruise. We went on Saturday June 25th and when they didn't have 12 people at $35.00 a person they canceled the cruise and told us we were free to come back that night to try again with no...more
We fished with Capt Tom Smith of Doctor's Orders. His first mate, Steve, was awesome and made the trip enjoyable despite the bad weather, poor conditions, and grumpy attitude of the captain. Most charter boats in Lewes rent for about $600 per day for 6 people on an 8-hour trip. Depending on the weather you can go out into the ocean or stay in the...more
This beautiful state park is just south of Lewes...about a 3 minute drive from downtown. It is right at the mouth of the Delaware Bay, with gorgeous beaches, biking and hiking trails, a campground, and a huge fishing pier.There is a clean, guarded public beach at the park, as well as access to several private stretches of shoreline. With a permit,...more
You can't come to Lewes and not check out the canal and the wharf. There are several waterfront restaurants, and an endless parade of commercial and private boats.Visitors can hop on one of several fishing boats...charter and headboats are both available. There are also Dolphin/Whale Watches, Lighthouse Cruises, and Sunset Cruises. The locals are...more
110 Anglers Rd., Lewes, Delaware, 19958, United States
Good for: Business
122 Market Street, Lewes, Delaware, 19958, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
142 Second Street, Lewes, Delaware, 19958, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
Earned Delaware Today's Best of Delaware awards for Best Diner (down state) and Best Early Bird Breakfast (down state). We got there around lunchtime on a Sunday and the place was very busy. I had a great crab cake sandwich on homemade panini-style bread and my friend had a very nice French dip sandwich. All sandwiches come with a very good pasta...more
My wife and I ate lunch here because we were both embarassed entering some of the other restaurants in town wearing our bicycling outfits. This place seemed more casual and it turned out to be a good choice. I had a crab cake on a crousant and my wife really enjoyed her fried oyster/chicken salad platter which was a special that day.more
The waterfront restaurant overlooks the little harbor. On the day we went it was to cold to sit outside on the deck even with the clear plastic sides drawn down. They have live music on weekends starting about 10:00. I tried the crab quasidilla(sp) and the others in the party had hamburgers with various toppings.more
144 Reviews and Opinions
From NJ take the Garden State Parkway South to Cape May. Follow signs to the Cape May / Lewes Ferry
You can drive on the Ferry or park at the terminal and walk on. In the summer there're shuutles to the outlet stores.
As you stroll along 3rd Avenue admiring the quaint homes and shops and have the overwhelming feeling that you're being watched, well.... that's because you are! As creepy as porcelain dolls are, what could be worse than arranging them in a window in a waving pose?Someone's got a twisted sense of humor in Lewes. I like it.more
The Outlet stores in Rehoboth have some good deals but the ferry costs $22.00 each way by car so weigh it out if that's the only reason you're going. That's where I went today because of the rainy weather.
PS there's no sales tax in Delaware, you can save some money on big items.
Luggage and bags:
Pack light, you'll be bringing bags home from the outlet stores.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you want to be outside on the ferry, dress for the weather!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: De has it all. Check out Wa Wa or any other convenience store. There's even a Super K-Mart near the outlets.
Photo Equipment: Buy your camera in Delaware and pay no sales tax.!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sunglasses, hats, sandles in the summer
Miscellaneous: Binoculars and camera for the ferry ride.
I lived in Lewes for two years, from 2000-2002. I LOVE LEWES. The only reason I moved is because I built a home in Ocean View. I lived about a mile from Lewes Beach, and I live about 1 1/2 miles from Cape Henlopen State Park. Lewes is much more laid-back and peaceful than Rehoboth and Dewey. I do not like chaos and rif-raf (where I reside, at...more