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Hotel Availability during post Hurricane Sandy conditions

Below is hotel availability in Delaware during post Hurricane Sandy conditions. Please click on the links below or call the hotel for more information. We suggest calling ahead to reserve a room. 

Go to www.delaware.gov or http://www.deldot.gov for updates on road closures before traveling to a hotel. For now, public transit including Amtrak has suspended service. If you are traveling to Delaware for a specific event or attraction, please call the event or attraction ahead of time for updates. 

Sussex County (Southern Delaware):
Seaford
Holiday Inn Express: 302-629-2000
Comfort Suites: 302-628-5400
Days Inn & Suites: 302-629-4300
Quality Inn: 302-629-8385

Millsboro
Atlantic Inn: 302-934-6711

Kent County (Central Delaware):
Most of the hotels have rooms available. Search detailed listings for contact information at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/hotels.

Rodeway Inn is offering rooms at $59/night. Please call (302) 674-3300. 

New Castle County (Northern Delaware):
Most of the hotels have rooms available. Search detailed listings for contact information at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/hotels

 

posted on: Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 7:39 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 10/26/12 to 10/28/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend!  For fall foliage reports and trip ideas to enjoy the autumn season in Delaware, go to http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/fall-in-delaware.

23rd Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival
October 26 – 28, 2012
Join the festivities with the Sea Witch Parade and Costume Contest. Plus, a Fiddlers Contest and a best costumed pet contest. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eHPtK.

Autumn Visitor Days at Mount Cuba Center
October 26 – 27, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Discover the vibrant colors of the autumn season at the Mount Cuba Center in northern Delaware. There will be discovery stations, leaf rubbings and activity stations. For more information, call 302-239-4244.

Frightland
Open weekly in October from Friday - Sunday
Fridays and Saturdays 6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.; Sundays 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Frightland in northern Delaware, features eight terrifying haunted attractions, including houses, barns, hayrdies and a ghost town! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/endAK.

Screams at the Beach (Georgetown, DE)
October 26 - 27, 2012
7:00 p.m. – Midnight
The town of All Hallow is awaiting your arrival. Walk through enclosed haunted attractions, new-haunted trails, mazes and a terrifying hayride! This is a must see attraction for Halloween fans! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/endcb.

Bellevue Hall Ghost Tour
Friday, October 26, 2012
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Join us as we share personal stories of "ghostly" experiences at Bellevue Hall followed by a candlelit tour—if you dare! For those who remain . . . refreshments will be served. The fee for this program is $15 per person. Pre-register by calling (302) 761-6963 no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eHOxj.

Historic Haunts in Lewes
Friday, October 26, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Become a paranormal investigator for the evening in historic Lewes! In this 3 hour program, you will learn about ghosts and the tools used to explore paranormal activity, view first hand live data as it is being collected and go into our buildings to investigate for yourself. Reservations are now being accepted, please call 302-645-7670.

Sea Witch Skim and Surf Fest (Dewey Beach)
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Begins at 8:30 a.m.
As usual Alley Oop is getting in to the Halloween spirit with our annual skimboard contest where wearing your costume. This year they will run a contest for surfing (with heats) to compliment the skim portion (if conditions permit of course). For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eHPVp.

Hayrides and Seasonal Crafts at Hagley Museum
Saturday, October 27, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
On Saturdays in October, families can take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard. Visitors can see a gunpowder explosion, the roll mill in action, and working nineteenth-century machines. Children can try their hands at seasonal crafts, such as corn-husk dolls and apple wreaths. Get a taste of fall with local apple cider and enjoy live music. Included with admission, free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eHO9K.

Spooktacular at the Riverfront Theater
Saturday, October 27, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bring the family and have a Spooktacular time in Milford, DE. Attractions include a Children’s Costume contest, a Pet Costume contest, Face Painting, a special return visit from The Witch and Ghost Storytelling by Bill Walton. This event is free. For more information, call 302-839-1180.

11th annual Wine and Music Festival at Dover Downs
Saturday, October 27, 2012
3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino invites all to eat, drink and be scary at the 11th Annual Wine & Music Festival to be held in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. This year's theme is Halloween. Guests are invited to dress in costume during the event for fun and prizes. More than 60 delicious wines from around the world will be available to sample and purchase. There will be an array of food prepared by Dover Downs Hotel & Casino chefs. General Admission tickets are $30. For more information, call 800-711-5882.

Festival of Goblins at the Delaware Art Museum
Saturday, October 27, 2012
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Children are invited to come in their most creative costume for the third annual Festival of Goblins! Kids and their families will enjoy a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, making boo-tiful art, spooky stories performed by interactive storyteller and illustrator Jeff Hopkins, dancing to thrilling and chilling music, a costume parade and much more! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eHRso.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Tour
Sunday, October 28, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Find out what happens behind the scenes at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors will have two opportunities to explore the facility throughout the day. Those who do will get to hit the trail, watch for birds and more. For more information, call (302) 653-6872.

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/history
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale
Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdover.com
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com

 

posted on: Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 1:47 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events around Delaware for the weekend of 10/19/12 to 10/21/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend!  Planning your next trip? Order now to receive the Official State Travel Guide with trip itineraries, accommodation and attraction listings and much more at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/travel-guide.

Frightland (Middletown, DE)
Open weekly in October from Friday - Sunday
Fridays and Saturdays 6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.; Sundays 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Frightland in northern Delaware, features eight terrifying haunted attractions, including houses, barns, hayrdies and a ghost town! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/endAK.

Screams at the Beach (Georgetown, DE)
October 19 - 20, 2012
7:00 p.m. – Midnight
The town of All Hallow is awaiting your arrival. Walk through enclosed haunted attractions, new-haunted trails, mazes and a terrifying hayride! This is a must see attraction for Halloween fans! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/ezI4S.

Waterforwl Festival: 75th Anniversary at Bomaby Hook
Saturday, October 20, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Delaware's Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge with activities and events throughout the day, presentations and refuge tours. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/ezGyx.

Blackbird Creek Fall Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Delight in the beauty of the Blackbird Creek Reserve as you enjoy hayrides, hikes, live music, artisans and much more! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/ezGo6

Fall into Milton
Saturday, October 20, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Featuring fall produce, mums, pumpkins, crafts, jewelry, antiques, demonstrations, activities and food. There will be fun fall activities for all ages, including a pet costume contest, pumpkin painting, strawman puppetmaking, and more. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/ezFZT.

Hagley Craft Fair
October 20 - 21, 2012
Saturday (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.); Sunday (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Craft artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region sell their work and demonstrate their skills. This indoor show is held in two historic buildings on Hagley's spectacular grounds. Admission is $3 for Hagley members, $5 for not-yet members. Use Hagley's Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/ezHyt.

Tours of the historic Belmont Hall
Saturday, October 20, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the historic Belmont Hall in Smyrna which dates back to before the Revolutionary War. For more information, call 302-264-9048.

Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dover, DE (Delaware Agricultural Museum)
Festival-goers will taste local brews and wines from statewide locations.  Plus, live entertainment and local art vendors. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/ezGFg.

Bonus trip ideas:

Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/history
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale
Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdover.com
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com

http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com

 

posted on: Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 9:00 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 10/12/12 to 10/14/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend!  Purchase tickets today for the upcoming Delaware Wine and Beer Festival being held on October 21, 2012 in Dover, DE http://dewineandbeer.visitdover.com.

Bridgeville Apple Scrapple Festival
October 12 – 13, 2012
Friday 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
An annual food festival celebrating Delaware’s agricultural community with live entertainment, carnival rides, trade and craft shows. Plus, visitors can sample Delaware’s one-of-a-kind scrapple! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/en9UR.

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
October 11 - 14, 2012
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Come visit the greatest jazz festival in the world in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with local restaurants and bars offering additional entertainment and delicious dining options. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/ena3c.

Hayrides and Seasonal Crafts at Hagley Museum
Saturday, October 13, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
On Saturdays in October, families can take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard. Visitors can see a gunpowder explosion, the roll mill in action, and working nineteenth-century machines. Children can try their hands at seasonal crafts, such as corn-husk dolls and apple wreaths. Get a taste of fall with local apple cider and enjoy live music. Included with admission, free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/enatA.

Rainforest Adventure exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Recurring until January 2013
Rainforest Adventure is a multisensory expedition that introduces visitors to tropical rainforests around the world, highlights the challenges facing these unique ecological wonders, and suggests ways that people can make a difference. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/enbqS.

“The Outdoing Tide” performed at the Delaware Theatre Company
Appearing from October 10, 2012 – October 28, 2012. Featuring an all-star cast, this transformative piece offers surprising humor as it thoughtfully explores the ebb and flow of a family dynamic. In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and grown son. For more information, call 302-594-1100.

Frightland (Middletown, DE)
Open weekly in October from Friday - Sunday
Fridays and Saturdays 6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.; Sundays 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Frightland in northern Delaware, features eight terrifying haunted attractions, including houses, barns, hayrdies and a ghost town! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/endAK.

Screams at the Beach (Georgetown, DE)
October 12 – 13, 2012
7:00 p.m. – Midnight
The town of All Hallow is awaiting your arrival. Walk through enclosed haunted attractions, new-haunted trails, mazes and a terrifying hayride! This is a must see attraction for Halloween fans! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/endcb.

Venture into the Dark at First State Heritage Park
Friday, October 12, 2012
7:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Visitors will witness firsthand the chilling true stories of gruesome murders and whippings, and encounter characters whose legends have left their sinister imprint on The Green in Dover. 18th-century judge Samuel Chew and the murdered servant Cooch Turner are just two of the specters who will make their appearance on this most unusual tour through the Dover Green. The 45-minute program is offered at 7:15 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. Call 302-739-9194 to reserve your spot. Tours will meet at the John Bell House on The Green in Dover.

Brewery Tour at Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing Company
Saturday, October 13, 2012
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! For $5 visitors will get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/enaiD.

Vendemmia da Vinci at the Wilmington Riverfront
Sunday, October 14, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sample wines, savor delicious Italian food and listen to classic Italian music at the Tubman-Garrett Park on the beautiful Wilmington Riverfront. Admission includes: Sampling great Italian wines; Sampling great Italian food; Italian Beer Garden; Great live entertainment; Vendemmia 2012 Wine Glass; Handcrafted Wine & Home made Gravy Contest; Silent Auction; Italian vendor displays. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/en7uZ.

Bonus trip ideas:


Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/history

Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale


Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdover.com
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com

 

posted on: Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 1:53 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 10/05/12 to 10/07/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend!  Purchase tickets today for the upcoming Delaware Wine and Beer Festival being held on October 21, 2012 in Dover, DE http://dewineandbeer.visitdover.com.

21st Annual Delmarva Folk Festival
Friday 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The 21st annual Delmarva Folk Festival includes great music, family fun activities and much more in Harly, DE. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eck5H.

Historic Haunts in Lewes
Friday, October 5, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Become a paranormal investigator for the evening in historic Lewes! In this 3-hour program, you will learn about ghosts and the tools used to explore paranormal activity, view first hand live data as it is being collected and go into our buildings to investigate for yourself. The cost is $25 per person. To make a reservation, please call 302-645-7670. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eci74.

Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale in downtown Rehoboth Beach
October 5 – 7, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The sale begins Friday, October 5, 2012 and ends on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily (store hours may vary). It is a weekend full of fabulous fun. Find deals galore at the Sidewalk Sale; visit the Christmas Shop; participate in Boardwalk Buddy Walk or meet some of your favorite furry friends as Greyhounds Reach the Beach. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/ecioL.

5th Annual Wings & Wheels Fall Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Fifth Annual Wings & Wheels, A Georgetown Fall Festival  will be Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Sussex County Airport in Georgetown, DE. The 2012 event will feature the second annual Stage Door WWII Camp Show on Friday night, which was a sell out in 2011! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eciBT.

Harvest Moon Festival
October 6 – 7, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Visit the Delaware Nature Society's Harvest Moon Festival and experience the agriculture, heritage, and environment of the nation's First State. Children will especially enjoy the live animals on display, including the "World Famous" International Turtle Races. Adults, meanwhile, will enjoy the farmers' market, complete with pumpkins and mums (chrysanthemums) for sale. For more information, please call (302) 239-2334.

Boast the Coast Maritime Festival & Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, October 6, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy free boat tours, a lighted boat parade, fall sidewalk sales, free tours of the Cannonball House and the Lightship Overfalls Museum and much more. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eciOB.

36th Annual Coast Day
Sunday, October 7, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The University of Delaware’s festive Coast Day returns for the 36th year on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beach enthusiasts, seafood lovers, and anyone curious about the wonders of the sea can visit the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del. on Coast Day to learn about the state’s rich marine resources. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/ecj85.

Steamin’ Days at Auburn Heights Preserve
Sunday, October 7, 2012
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Take a ride in an antique auto, climb aboard the Auburn Valley Railroad, sample free steam-popped popcorn from our vintage popper, watch a Firing Up Demonstration, view the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars, tour the 1897 antique-furnished Auburn Heights mansion -- and much more. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/ecjuO.

Bonus trip ideas: 

Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/history
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale
Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdover.com
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com

 

posted on: Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 3:56 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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