Last chance! Get some beach time before summer fades away. Visiting Delaware for a Labor Day vacation? Use the below travel tips to plan ahead and make this the best vacation ever!
∙ Search on your phone for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions including Yelp and Tripadvisor reviews at http://m.visitdelaware.com.
∙ Find Delaware deals including discounts at attractions and hotels at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/coupons-special-offers.
∙ Show off at your next crab fest! Learn how to pick and eat a steamed crab from a Delaware waterman (no more hammering shells)! Find Delaware crab house locations at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/delaware-crab-houses.
∙ Serve up some local flavor by offering local wine and beer from the locations on the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail.
∙ Download the DelDOT App for traffic information on either the Android or iPhone for free. On the app, click the traffic map icon and choose the traffic or advisories filter to view current traffic information. If you’re on a desktop computer, you can view an interactive traffic map at http://www.deldot.gov/traffic/map.ejs.
∙ For an alternate route to the beach, try the Route 9 scenic byway. Learn more at about Delaware’s scenic byways at http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/scenic-drives.
Delaware Beach area tips:
∙ If you are visiting Rehoboth Beach, create a ParkMobile account ahead time to pay for parking.
∙ Learn more about Delaware Beaches including things to do in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach and Dewey at http://www.visitdelaware.com/beaches.
∙ Please check with the individual beach towns or chambers of commerce for details about parking, pets on the beach, beach rules and regulations, etc.
∙ The Cape Henlopen State Park and Towers Beach (Towers Road - Rehoboth Beach) have convenient bathhouses with showers for beach lovers to use. But, get there early to grab a good parking spot!
∙ The Cape May Lewes Ferry is a 90-minute scenic ride for travelers visiting the Delaware beach area. Vehicle and foot passengers can purchase tickets online or at the ferry terminal. If you’re a vehicle passenger reservations are highly recommended.
∙ The Jolly Trolley Shuttle Service is a convenient way to travel between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. The Jolly Trolley will be running through Labor Day weekend on the following schedule: Saturdays & Sundays (8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.); Weekdays (8:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.). Rates are $3.00 one-way and $5.00 round trip.
∙ Use the DART First State’s Park and Ride lot located on Shuttle Rd. off of Delaware Rt. 1, north of Rehoboth Avenue to ride in comfort to the outlets, boardwalk and beach areas. Park for $8.00 and receive up to 4 free unlimited ride daily bus passes. All buses are air conditioned and equipped with wheelchair lifts and can carry 2 bikes. DART’s Route 305 Beach Connection, operates through Labor Day weekend and provides service from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Friday – Sunday nights. For more information, go to http://www.dartfirststate.com/index.shtml.