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Southern Delaware Set to Welcome LGBTQ Travelers this Spring



Visit Southern Delaware and become acquainted with our 26 miles of Atlantic coastline beaches and beautiful state parks. Explore our inland bays and bay islands, tidal marshes, and rivers. Surf fish. Enjoy a pontoon boat eco tour. Take a lantern tour of an historic lifesaving station. Enjoy a walking tour of historic downtown Lewes, first settled in 1631. Bike or hike miles of stunning trails. Visit our constellation of picturesque downtowns – all charming, yet each with its own distinct personality. You’ll have your choice of accommodations from quaint B&Bs to luxury spa hotels in walkable historic fishing and shipbuilding villages rivaling those of New England, in charming beach and riverside towns, and rural retreats. Enjoy tax free shopping, dining, and entertainment! You’ll find our towns full of eclectic shops, unique boutiques, and antique and vintage stores, and art galleries.


Arts organizations offer diverse programming including concert and theater performances. Festivals abound. So do farmers markets and farm stores! Southern Delaware means is known for great eating. That’s why it’s known as The Culinary Coast™, and has become a mecca for foodies thanks to its incredible concentration of top notch, James Beard nominated and award-winning chefs and dining establishments. Southern Delaware also boasts three wineries, several renowned breweries, distilleries, and a meadery. Milton is home to the very popular Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Wine tastings, winery, brewery, and distillery tours, and cooking classes offered by award-winning chefs from several of our most popular restaurants are must-dos for locals and visitors alike, as are walking food tours. Come to the Culinary Coast™. Life tastes better here!



On the accommodations front, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Rehoboth Beach has added a Woof Wall to its pet-friendly amenities! Upon arrival, furry friends receive treats and a photo is taken and personalized with your pet’s name, which is then displayed on the “Woof Wall.” When your furry friend returns for the fourth time, their pet fee is waived for one night.


Located in downtown Rehoboth Beach, Coast Rehoboth Beach, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a relatively new property less than a mile from Rehoboth Beach & Boardwalk and Funland. The property has an Indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant, and bar and an onsite restaurant called Sirocco which showcases uncomplicated Mediterranean cuisine highlighted with the season’s freshest local ingredients.


Opening this spring are the Cambria Hotel Rehoboth Beach and the Staybridge Suites Rehoboth Beach.


Events this spring include sidewalk sales in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach and the annual British Motorcar Show in Lewes the weekend of May 3. Dewey Beach goes to the dogs the weekend of May 10 with the Dewey Beach Golden Jubilee, and food fanatics will drool over tickets to the 10th Annual Top Chef of the Culinary Coast event on May 15. A few days later, the Rehoboth Arts Festival opens on May 18 and the Poseidon Festival in Bethany Beach takes place from May 24 – 26. Then the Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival Returns to Milton on May 25. Coastal Delaware Restaurant Week starts on June 2 and the Lewes Garden Tour will be June 15. For more info, visit the events calendar at Southern Delaware Tourism’s website at www.VisitSouthernDelaware.com

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