So much to see and do every summer, so little time to cram it all in.
One place cramming is frowned upon in favor of a slower, more relaxing, and soak-it-all-in pace is Lewes, Delaware.
Visited recently by our writer Chrissy Moore, the quaint, historical beach town carved out a place in her heart and, after reading her article on the many discoveries she made within the town’s boundaries, ours too.
In the Issue: 5 Things Chrissy Moore Wants You to Know About Lewes Delaware
1. It’s a place to renew and restore. The town itself is steeped in history and meticulously restored by local residents resulting in an engaging “myriad of historically revived places, spaces, and activities.” If you visit expect to relax into the sand and soak up the slower pace for a bit. It’s not a place you go to get your party on, it’s a place you go to reboot.
2. The Life in Lewes Walking Tour is worth a walk. You get a guide that knows his stuff and a trip down memory lane exploring the nine buildings that make up the Lewes Historical Society Complex.
3. Even the food is refreshing. Nectar Café and Juice Bar is the perfect place to stop in for a boost. The décor is as inviting as the tasty food and beverages and even vegan and vegetarian travelers can be refueled at one of their tables.
4. You can bring your dog. Fur babies are welcome on Lewes beaches daily after 6pm.
5. Shop til you drop. The downtown Lewes area offers plenty of excitement for those looking for retail therapy. Trendy boutiques (Aquamarine) are nestled in with antique shops (Lewes Mercantile Antiques) and bookstores (biblion).
Where to stay: Hotel Rodney– “…offers guests the best in quality, service, and ease.”
Where to eat: Agave Mexican restaurant– “…uses local produce to create amazingly flavorful dishes.”
What to do: Visit the Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market on Saturday- “When you go, buy some peach ice cream, a pint of chocolate milk, an fresh peaches. Trust me, you won’t regret the purchase.”