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A few more details about Delaware
- About Delaware
- Near Delaware
- Dining and the Arts in Delaware
- A Few Things to Do
- Philadelphia – 32 miles
- Baltimore – 70 miles
- Washington D.C. – 108 miles
- Gettysburg – 121 miles
- New York City – 126 miles
Arts and culture offerings in Delaware are just the way you’d want them to be – intimate and offbeat at certain times, cosmopolitan and sophisticated at other times, and always sure to surprise with their unique approaches. Art galleries and museums are clustered in and around Northern Delaware, while fun-and-funky boutique art galleries are a highlight along the shady side streets of Rehoboth Beach. Music and theatre are well-represented in Wilmington — at the Grand Opera House, the World Café Live at the Queen, the Playhouse on Rodney Square, and at Opera Delaware – but don’t miss the chance to catch live national acts in full roar at the nightclubs of Dewey Beach, and at such dependable music venues as Freeman Stage at Bayside, Harrington Raceway and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.
Travelers eager to explore beyond the chain restaurants along U.S. 13/DuPont Highway in Central Delaware will find some great options for dining in Dover, ranging from upscale steakhouses (Michele’s at Dover Downs), to gourmet hamburgers (Restaurant 55); to well-executed sushi (Rice); to fresh seafood (Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant). Wherever you go, no matter where your tastes take you, food (and amazing cocktail creations) always seem to be a big part of the fun in Rehoboth Beach. It’s a town where the dining experience always stands out because of the attitude, the style — the consistent approach to creating a casual-but-refined restaurant experience.
In Wilmington’s museums, galleries, and stages, decades of community commitment to the arts are on display every day. Just a few miles north you can wander through the public gardens that have made the Brandywine Valley an international tourism destination.
You can discover the daily creations of the chefs who are charting the future of Mid-Atlantic cuisine and then go on a tasting tour through the local wineries and vineyards of the Vintage Atlantic Wine Company.
Delaware is a sales-tax-free state with the draw of the ever-expanding Christiana Mall as well as wonderful boutiques and antique shops on quaint Main Streets throughout the region.
A big event or a fun festival is usually just around the corner in Dover, which hosts some of the biggest get-togethers in Delaware, including NASCAR races at Dover International Speedway and Firefly Music Festival. Travelers in search of things to do in Dover are in the right place for historic attractions (like the First State Heritage Park and Amish Country), as well as fun celebrations such as the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival and Dover Days. Search the listings to find what do to in Dover.
A charming old town with a surprisingly modern edge, Rehoboth suits all persuasions of people – families strolling the boardwalk seeking sweet diversions for the kids; foodies trolling for the season’s hot restaurant; savvy shoppers scouring galleries and outlet centers for a fabulous find. Here, a day at the beach is about so much more than the beach: The shady streets lined with homey cottages conspire to create an ambience conducive to strolling, even as the friendly bars and edgy restaurants beckon with suggestions of a livelier evening of music and fine food. On the Boardwalk, the kids frolic at Funland, while bigger “kids” gravitate toward the tax-free shopping, or a creative cocktail in a cool bar – making Rehoboth a favorite beach destination.