Lewes at night

Lewes Trip Ideas

Journey through the golden sandy beaches and charming coastal town of Lewes, Delaware. Located where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet, this small town offers gorgeous views of the coastline with a historic twist as the First Town in the First State.

Dogfish Inn
zwannendael museum
Lewes Canalfront
  • Adventure Outdoors : Sit back, and enjoy the view of the bay to the coastline, watch as boaters sail by the Breakwater Lighthouse or splash into fun by enjoying popular water sport activities. Take a bike ride or walk along the Lewes Canalfront and discover the Lightship Overfalls museum.
  • Must Do : One of the most popular destinations is Cape Henlopen State Park, which is home to beautiful beaches, miles of trails and a campground. For a unique view of the coastline climb to the top of the WWII observation towers.
  • Shop & Dine : Second Street in Lewes is a picturesque small-town with delicious dining options, boutique, and antique shopping. The diner’s paradise begins with fresh seafood from Striper Bites to indulging your sweet side at King’s Ice Cream.
  • Take the Scenic Route : Sail on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry for a 90-minute ride across the bay or enjoy a scenic tour on the Cape Water Taxi. Be sure to stop by Grain on the Rocks once you arrive for crab fries, and a dreamy peach bellini!
  • Where to Stay : After a day full of adventure, unwind and relax in the quiet charm of places like Hotel Blue or Dogfish Inn. Both locations are within walking distance of the sandy beaches, and the antique and boutique shops on 2nd street.
  • Stroll through History : Take a step back in time as you stroll through the historic homes at the Lewes Historical Society Main Campus. You'll feel like your living in colonial times as you learn of the foundations that made the states first town through their museum exhibits, and educational programs. Another must do spot is the Zwaanendael Museum, dating back to 1631 this beautiful museum encapsulates the rich history that Lewes shares.
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