Delaware Beer Wine & Spirits Trail – you’ve reached the end Mar02

Delaware Beer Wine & Spirits Trail – yo...

This is the final segment of our 19 Places you’ll want to visit in Delaware.  Links to the previous suggestions occur below or start here for our first in the series of 19 Places you’ll want to see in Delaware. Lewes, DE 17)  Zwaanendael Museum  Dare you to say that three times fast.  Seriously though, the Zwaanendael Museum (102 Kings Highway; Lewes, DE 19958 (302) 645-1148) commemorates the first Dutch settlement in Delaware in 1631. This three-story museum presents artifacts and exhibits that showcase the maritime, social and military history of this part of the eastern shore. A large exhibit focuses on the His Majesty’s DeBraak, a ship...

Destination Dover, DE – history surrounds you Feb23

Destination Dover, DE – history surrounds you

This is the fourth segment of our 19 Places you’ll want to visit in Delaware.  Links to the previous suggestions (1 through 12) occur below. Dover, DE 13)  First State Heritage Park   Delaware’s first urban “park without boundaries” is where cultural and historic sites come together for a delightful, walkable days’ worth of activities.  The buildings are all beautiful to look at from outside, but your first stop should be the Visitor Center (121 Martin Luther King Blvd. North (a.k.a.  121 Duke of York Street) ; Dover, DE 19901 (302) 739-9194) where you can pick up a map that explains not only what each building contains, but also various...

Savor Wilmington – there’s something for everyone Feb16

Savor Wilmington – there’s something for everyone...

Continuing our series on 19 delightful places to visit in Delaware. If you missed the first suggestions you’ll find a link below for more great vacation destinations in Delaware. Wilmington, DE 8)  Wilmington’s annual festivals   There’s plenty to keep you coming back to Wilmington.  Here are just a couple of the more popular festivals you might want to catch on your next trip. Brandywine Festival of the Arts For over a half-century, Wilmington has been bringing together the best of both local and national artists in a show that now tops 250 artists. Last year, more than 20,000 visitors were enthralled by the talent shown by these...

Nemours – a must-see destination in Delaware Feb09

Nemours – a must-see destination in Delaware

This is part two of our “Discovering Delaware in 19 delightful places” series. Wilmington, DE If there’s an area that is over-endowed with fabulous gardens and magnificent mansions, it would have to be the Brandywine Valley and Scenic Byway. Just north of Wilmington, the area and its visual riches will take your breath away. It did ours. For more information, visit visitwilmingtonde.com. 7)  Nemours Mansion and Garden  You’ll only be minutes away from downtown Wilmington, but you’ll feel like you are in another part of the world here at Nemours Estate (850 Alapocas Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803; (302) 651-6913.)  This is the home of inventor,...

Flying high at the 46th Great Delaware Kite Festival Apr18

Flying high at the 4...

This festival has become the annual observance of a classic kite duel back in 1969. The Maharajah of Bharatpur, India challenged the Governor of Delaware to a kite-flying contest.  When the date came, the Governor was out of town, so his Lt. Governor, Gene Bookhammer stepped in to take up the...

Rehoboth Beach for a great family beach getaway Jan28

Rehoboth Beach for a great family beach getaway

One of the best ways to cope with the winter vortex is to pull out photos of last year’s summer getaways and to start planning for another one this year. I just pulled out some from a getaway weekend to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and wanted to share some of the places we really enjoyed. We stayed at the historic and beautiful Boardwalk Plaza Hotel right on the beach. Open 365 days a year, this place is a classic. You’ll appreciate its Victorian charm the instant you enter the reception area. They offer a range of rooms to fit most budgets and the staff is super friendly and attentive. Victoria’s is their in-house restaurant that offers a nice...