Quick Links: Delaware Tourism

The gorgeous Boardwalk Plaza Hotel is the perfect location for all seasons. This property, overlooking the ocean, is a Victorian accented hotel offering an indoor pool and spa. On the concierge level you can enjoy extra amenities, including access to the private rooftop sundeck with magnificent views. Enjoy dining in Victoria’s with the Atlantic Ocean in sight or the adjacent Plaza Pub for light fare and cocktails. {BoardwalkPlaza.com}

Make a reservation for a memorable dinner at the nearby Nage Restaurant. I have been going to Nage since it opened ten years ago and always discover something new to love on each visit. The creative, fresh cuisine and cocktails never disappoint. Their Nage Burger, with Truffle Fries, has been voted “Best in Delaware”. Be sure to check their schedule for special events, such as cooking classes and Sunday Seafood Suppers. They also offer a private dining room. {NageRB.com}

Work off your calories at Cape Henlopen State Park. There are hiking and biking paths year-round and swimming beaches in warmer weather. Arise early enough for a sunrise walk to Gordon’s Pond and take in the beauty and serene atmosphere that awaits you. {DEStateParks.com/Park/Cape-Henlopen} Check out Kevin Fleming Photography for a gallery of photos of Cape Henlopen and other Delaware attractions. {KevinFleming.com} Fleming has 23 books published of his gorgeous photos.

Dogfish Head Brewery is a must visit on your agenda. Enjoy a tour, tasting, and lunch offering beer related fare. The Spicy Espresso Brat was amazing paired with a Dogfish specialty brew. {DogFish.com} Try the Chowder which is finished off with an infusion of 60 minute IPA. The Milton-based brewery is undergoing a huge expansion to offer fans of the beer even more selections. Another fun idea is to head to the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail for a fun journey of many wineries and breweries. {VisitDelaware.com}

Take a break for some exploring in historic Lewes. Enjoy the many boutiques and museums as you stroll around this quaint town. {HistoricLewes.org} Follow that up with an Eco Tour or Sunset Cruise on the Cape Water Taxi. {CapeWaterTaxi.com} It’s BYOB and you will enjoy a relaxing journey on the Broadkill River or Indian River Bay. View the gorgeous homes that line the waterway and take in the beauty of the foliage and nature along the route.

Allow time to check out the many bars and restaurants surrounding the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel; all within walking distance and you will find many unique options. Be sure to visit Eden Restaurant for “Bold American Food” and their over 100 bottle wine list. Voted a Zagat Hot Restaurant, begin with Eden’s charcuterie and move on to their fresh fish or steak, voted one of the best in Rehoboth Beach. Eden is open all year and offers a variety of special evenings including wine dinners and a prix-fixe menu on Wednesdays. Check out their website for more details.  {EdenRestaurant.com}

After discovering much of what the Rehoboth area offers, plan a side trip to Wilmington which is about a 1.5 hour drive. DuPont is headquartered in Wilmington and visitors can tour the original DuPont family mansion on the banks of the Brandywine River. The beautiful gardens and mansion are on the grounds of where du Pont founded his gunpowder works in 1802. Visit {Hagley.org} for full tour details. The Hotel DuPont is also a must see while in Wilmington. Its famous Green Room restaurant with its elegant dining room has won the Four-Diamond AAA award for 28 years. The adjacent DuPont Theatre, dating back to 1913, offers a variety of live shows throughout the year. {HotelDuPont.com}

The Winterthur Museum was once the home of Henry Francis du Pont and a popular tourist destination in Wilmington, as well. {Winterthur.org}. With rare antiques in 175 rooms you will find new discoveries on every visit. The gorgeous acres of gardens are a perfect place to visit in the Spring.

If you can extend your visit, enjoy a sta y at the beautiful new Westin Wilmington
Riverfront {WestinWilmington.com}. There’s an excellent restaurant in the hotel, River Rock Kitchen, and you can also walk to the many restaurants and bars along the Riverfront. {RiverfrontWilm.com} There is a minor league stadium in the complex as well as an IMAX theatre.

Delaware, the first State. So close to Baltimore with so many endless places to explore. Enjoy discovering and making your own personal memories on your journey.

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