Delaware Travel Guide

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    Air Mobility Command Museum
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    Biggs Museum of Art
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New Castle


Fenwick Island






Fort Delaware State Park




Brandywine Creek State Park


Cape Henlopen State Park


Delaware Seashore State Park


Little Heaven


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Rehoboth Beach

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    Rehoboth Beach Nightlife

    STAY AWAY, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE GAY!My partner and I were discriminated against at the Summerhouse, because we were gay. I was so furious about it I sued them through the state's Human Relations Commission and WON, Unanimously!I'll never go to any of the Big Fish Restaurant Group restaurants, which includes the Summerhouse, Big Fish and now Salt...

  • Boardwalk Plaza Hotel

    Rehoboth Beach Hotels

    In my many years of staying at hotels all over the country and all over the world, I have never been...

  • Sun 'n Sandwiches

    Rehoboth Beach Restaurants

    Lori's is a cute little self-service cafe with a wonderful outdoor dining area. There's a large variety of salad, sandwiches, and vegetarian items. I had a hummus and avocado sandwich on whole grain bread. A side of corn chips were a lovely way to scoop some of the avocado out of the sandwich. Hey, this method worked for me. It might not for you,...


Bethany Beach

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  • Farewell to Summer ~ New Orleans Style

    Bethany Beach Local Customs

    Every year for nearly 25 years now, residents and visitors of Bethany Beach have "mourned" the passing of Summer in a very unique way---they hold a "Jazz Funeral Parade" in New Orleans fashion on Labor Day weekend! The brainchild of a local resident, the "fun" funeral marked the fact that most shops, restaurants and facilities would be closing up...

  • Bethany Beach Ocean Suites

    Bethany Beach Hotels

    99 Hollywood Street, 19930

    Satisfaction: Excellent

  • Bethany Beach Blue Trolley ~ What a...

    Bethany Beach Transportation

    As noted in my "General" tip, parking in beachfront towns is often difficult. However, the town of Bethany Beach has done a so much better job than most in providing parking for daytrippers and summer rental visitors.Even better than that, Bethany Beach provides residents and visitors alike, the Bethany Beach Blue Trolleys and what a bargain they...



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  • Launch Trampoline Park

    Newark Things to Do

    I went to a toddler birthday party here, but it is fun (and exercise) for all ages. More importantly, they have Dodgeball tournaments here - where they hopefully follow the five D's of Dodgeball (Dodge, Dip, Dive, Duck, and Dodge :-p)The staff is pretty attentive with the little ones to keep everyone safe and injury free, but if you are prone to...

  • Hilton Wilmington/Christiana

    Newark Hotels

    We stayed here in order to go up and visit Winterthur one day and the Brandywine River Museum the...

  • Getting to Newark, DE

    Newark Transportation

    Newark, DE is simple to get to. It's centrally located between Washington, DC and New York City. If you are traveling on the East Coast, Newark is one of the few Delaware exits off Interstate 95 (I-95). From the North or South to Delaware Exit 1 and follow the signs for Route 896 North. Follow 896 North through the UD campus. Make a right on...


Dewey Beach

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  • Delaware Seashore State Park

    Dewey Beach Things to Do

    Delaware Seashore State Park covers 2,825 acres near Dewey Beach, in Delaware. It is a long, narrow north-south park, bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay. It attracts visitors who enjoy the of water-related activities available along Delaware's coast. The State Division of Parks and...

  • The Bay Resort

    Dewey Beach Hotels

    126 Bellevue St., Dewey Beach, Delaware, 19971, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Beware of men feeling amorous....

    Dewey Beach Warnings and Dangers

    Ladies..beware of horny college guys! I have had to make many 'trips to the bathroom" to run the hello away from wannabe Don Juans. Also...beware of any drunk person holding a drink..they WILL spill it on you!!!



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  • Bicycles for Rent

    Lewes Transportation

    There is a trail in Lewes called The Junction and Breakwater Trail. This 6-mile-long trail, which is a former rail line connecting Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, is located on the southwestern side of Cape Henlopen State Park. The trail includes two bridges that offer gorgeous views of the coastal wetlands of the Cape Region. The trail consists of...

  • Hotel Blue

    Lewes Hotels

    110 Anglers Rd., Lewes, Delaware, 19958, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Take a Ferry Ride

    Lewes Things to Do

    A nice mini-cruise from Lewes is the ferry to Cape May. It is a seventeen mile crossing and takes approximately 85 minutes. You can park and walk on the ferry (which is cheaper) and take the round trip. A round trip in the peak season would cost an adult foot passenger $16.00. Park your car for free in their secure lot, walk aboard the ferry and...


New Castle

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  • Don't miss this place!

    New Castle Restaurants

    This is a beautiful place with wonderful food. It's a long room with old beams on the ceiling and wood floors. There's a long bar with 10 padded stools and stained glass around the back of the bar. There are a couple booths in the back of the restaurant, but mostly there are tables (about 14). A staircase goes up from the front of the restaurant,...

  • Super 8 New Castle

    New Castle Hotels

    215 S Dupont Highway, I-95 Exit 5A to Rt 141, New Castle, Delaware, 19720, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Nighttime fun

    New Castle Nightlife

    The Arsonal is a great spot to visit during the day, but if your ever in town during a Wednesday Night and want to have a few drinks and try out your singing skills, then The Arsonal is where you want to go. Things usually kick off at around 9:30 -10:00. The dj is an amazing singer and has just about everything you can imagine from Country, Rock,...


Fenwick Island

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  • Fenwick Island Lighthouse

    Fenwick Island Things to Do

    Fenwick Island Lighthouse (87-foot tall - 26,1 metres) began protecting mariners on August 1, 1859 and it's still in operation. The light could be seen from 15 miles (24 km) at sea. The location of the lighthouse is unique. It was built on the eastern edge of the Mason-Dixon Line - the border between Delaware and Maryland. The stone marker (to the...

  • Islanders Island Inn

    Fenwick Island Hotels

    OCEAN HIGHWAY, Fenwick Island, DE 19944

  • Mostly Take Out

    Fenwick Island Restaurants

    We read an article in the local paper about the opening of this new take out place. I like food with a Caribbean flair so we decided to check the place out. There are only 4 or 5 stools at a counter inside but there are 6 or so covered picnic table around back. While we were eating, it seamed that may locals call ahead and then come later to pick...



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  • For Downton Abbey Devotees Only

    Winterthur Things to Do

    "This exhibition celebrates the costumes of Downton Abbey and invites you to compare the British lifestyle of the fictional Downton Abbey with that of the real-life American Winterthur estate."~ Winterthur MuseumThe fascination audiences have for the PBS series "Downton Abbey" may never be articulated well enough to explain it to those who don't...

  • A Bit of Refinement ~ Afternoon Tea

    Winterthur Restaurants

    Following our visit to the House Museum and the "Costumes of Downton Abbey " special exhibit, we had reservations for afternoon tea at the Garden Cafe in the Visitor Center Pavilion. Our timed reservation was for 3pm. Our shuttle bus from the House Museum took only minutes and we arrived at the Cafe slightly early. However, we were admitted to the...

  • Fine Collectibles and Gifts

    Winterthur Shopping

    One of three shops we saw while visiting this museum was Winterthur Museum Store which is not only the building adjacent to the house museum and exhibition galleries, but the building which served as the home of the du Pont family when the original house became a permanent museum opened to the public in 1951. Just down a shady little path, entry to...



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  • pizza is great vacation food

    Dobbinsville Restaurants

    When you are traveling and seeing as much as you can in as little time as possible, then sitting down for a long drawn out meal in a restaurant is counter-productive. Fast foods like McDonalds gets old in a couple of days. So that leaves sub sandwiches and pizzas.Dominos Pizza is normally very good so we stopped in this one along route 273 while...

  • Dobbinsville is the place you should be

    Dobbinsville General

    If you have never been to Dobbinsville, you should defently check out the weekly floods. Dobbinsvilles is in the top ten slums of the east coast and its just minuets from historical New Castle Delaware. I can promise you a trip to Dobbinsville will never be forgotten my fondest memory of Dobbinsville is the acid rain that gives me that warm fuzzy...

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Fort Delaware State Park

  • The Officer's Building

    Fort Delaware State Park Things to Do

    When the fort was turned over to the state in 1947, much of the fort was vandalized. Piles of plaster had fallen from the ceilings. The Officer's Building has been remarkably restored and furnished...even with some of the original pieces!In the officer's building, you will see how the "upper class" of the fort lived. Many of the officers brought...

  • Ferry to Pea Patch Island

    Fort Delaware State Park Transportation

    The State of Delaware acquired the fort in 1947 and opened Fort Delaware State Park. Access to the island is by ferry only, leaving from Delaware City in Delaware or Fort Mott in New Jersey. The only fee to visit this historic park is the cost of the ferry ride ($11 adults, $6 children). The ferry landing on the Delaware City side sits by the...

  • The Enlisted Men's Building

    Fort Delaware State Park Things to Do

    A lot of restoration has been done to room within the fort that housed and served the enlisted men. You can visit the kitchen and mess hall, as it would have been in 1864. The flags around the mess hall properly display 35 stars...the number of states in the Union at the time of the Civil War.The ordance room, where all weapons are stored or...



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  • visit the New Castle Farmers' Market

    Bear Things to Do

    This is a huge, metal-and-concrete-block, one-story building with wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor stuff.It is one booth after another of odds-and-ends that you might want to buy.There are farm goods (in season: corn, strawberries, peaches, apples, beans, etc.etc.).You can get straw hats, or pottery for the yard or furniture or jewelry (mostly...

  • AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Bear

    Bear Hotels

    875 Pulaski Highway, Bear, Delaware, 19701, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • New Castle

    Bear General

    New Castle County is where Bear is. The county is the northernmost county in Delaware.The county seat is over in Wilmington and the weighted-center of the state population is in this county. It is by far the most populated with the most traffic and the most industry in the state. Luckily Bear is in a more rural section of the county and is spared...


Brandywine Creek State Park

  • Nature Center

    Brandywine Creek State Park Things to Do

    The Brandywine Creek Nature Center is a good place to start your adventure in the park. It has interpretive nature programs and displays with an information counter. There was one staff member on duty and he was knowledgeable about things to do and see. The center opens when the park opens at 8:00am. Hours: December through February: Monday to...

  • Hidden Pond Trail

    Brandywine Creek State Park Sports & Outdoors

    The Hidden Pond Trail is a 2.1 mile loop hike that starts and ends at the park Nature Center. There are no great views along this trail other than a nice view along the bank of the Brandywine Creek. The trail is well maintained and would make for a nice trail run as well. When hiking this trail in a clockwise direction, it is a little difficult...

  • Nice loop hike through the forest

    Brandywine Creek State Park Sports & Outdoors

    The Hidden Pond Trail is a 2.1 mile loop hike that starts and ends at the park Nature Center. There are no great views along this trail other than a nice view along the bank of the Brandywine Creek. The trail is well maintained and would make for a nice trail run as well. When hiking this trail in a clockwise direction, it is a little difficult...


Cape Henlopen State Park

  • How the pond happened

    Cape Henlopen State Park General

    Gordon's Pond was the result of nature and man. Back in the 1600's there was only wetlands here known as Martin's vineyard. Pirate roamed the Cape in those early days and raided the town of Lewis more than once. In 1725 the land went to Thomas Gordon and remained in the family for several generations. Nature made the pond by ocean water and winds...

  • There is a lot to do at this park

    Cape Henlopen State Park General

    Swimming with lifeguards on duty, Bathhouse with food concessions, Surf fishing or Fishing from 1/4-mile fishing pier,Dunes that you can walk on, tour the WWII observation tower, 18-Hole Disc Golf Course, tennis, basketball, softball fields, Nature Trails with Guides, sea side nature center information about individual or group programs call...

  • Bikes

    Cape Henlopen State Park Transportation

    Any type of bike would do fine on this trail really, the path is of fine ground gravel as the road, there is a four wheel path also. Very easy ride and pretty smooth and well kept. Lots of great spots to stop for photos.


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    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    As soon as you enter Delaware from Pennsylvania or New Jersey,the pace immediately is a bit slower(or normal). The police usually enforce the laws there and the drivers are a bit more courteous than those other states...they actually let you in to merge instead of trying to block you out then honking at you,and it's not a slalom run down the highways...the traffic usually adheres to the speed limits.

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If you ever wanted to visit one of the earliest and most historic of the United States, then hop on a plane, check into one of the many accommodating Delaware hotels, set your bags down, and...