Delaware Summer Beach Guide

Family Fun
Looking for fun things to do with the family after the beach day is over? Dewey Beach hosts free family friendly events every week starting June 13th. Enjoy Movies on the Beach on Monday nights and community bonfires on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These events are free for everyone, just BYOC (bring your own chair). Other activities in Dewey include daily yoga classes on the beach, free youth recreation, junior life guarding program, and free Saturday skim boarding clinics.

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Outdoor activities
A popular favorite outdoor adventure is kayaking with the dolphins. Quest Kayaks leads a tour that starts in Cape Henlopen State Park and paddles from the Delaware Bay, around the Cape Henlopen point and into the Atlantic Ocean, alongside the wild dolphins and historic light houses. Also, next to Que Pasa in Dewey, East of Maui rents out kayaks and stand up paddle boards where you can take them out on the bay.

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Shop
Avoid the crowds at the outlets and shop at the area’s unique boutique stores and small shops. The Pink Crab on Rehoboth Avenue is a boutique dedicated to selling all things Lilly Pulitzer, a summer style staple year after year. Aquamarine boutique in Lewes is another town favorite. They have a large selection of unique fashions from well known designers like Milly and Nicole Miller.

Breakfast and Brunch
Start the day off right with a quick tasty breakfast and coffee at The Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe, located conveniently on Route 1 heading into Rehoboth and Dewey. They fresh brew coffee and bake pastries daily. Cafe Nectar in Lewes serves an array of healthy juices and cocktails and an extensive menu of handcrafted meals. A popular favorite dish to try is their new avocado toast.

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Happy Hour
Cultured Pearl, located on Rehoboth Avenue, has an awesome rooftop deck surrounded by Coy ponds and offers great drink and sushi prices for happy hour. Fin’s, also located in Rehoboth, has well priced happy hour drinks and oyster bar specials. Beachside Bar & Grill has weekly food and drink specials with a fun sports bar atmosphere making it a great place for viewing this summer’s Olympic events.

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Restaurants
The beaches are full of great restaurants with every type of food imaginable. These restaurants are off the beaten path but serve some of the most amazing food in the area. The Buttery, located in Lewes, serves an upscale, elegant menu with amazing customer service in an cozy, home like atmosphere. Cafe Azafran located in Rehoboth and Lewes serves a high quality, creatively prepared menu and is also known for their amazing breakfast and espresso bar.

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Visting Centreville, Delaware

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Welcome to charming village of Centreville, Delaware one of our favorite places located between Longwood Gardens and Winterthur. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as you walk along the brick sidewalks, you will pass many buildings that originate from the 1900s. One of the original structures is the beautiful stone building that Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby’s International recently bought and renovated for their headquarter offices.

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The village was established to support the local farms and mills, but since then many former residences have been turned into small businesses, antique shops and restaurants. When we’re in need of a meeting with clients from Kennett Square, we always go to the neighborhood coffee shop, Centreville Cafe. We count on their delicious coffee, healthy meals and free wifi! Plus, the atmosphere is welcoming both inside or out.

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Visitors from all over frequent the galleries and specialty shops, especially the antique stores located within the area. We love to find beautiful and unique pieces rich in local aesthetics or rooted in exotic styles. The store owners all seem to have a keen eye and know exciting things to offer.

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When visiting Centreville, a walk through the park is a must to take in all the small town beauty. In the summer months, the park plays host to a farmer’s market on Thursdays where you can find locally grown fruits, vegetables and other goods.

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Neighboring Centreville’s park lives the famous Galloway cows also known as the “oreo cows”. The sight of them never gets old and they will make you fall in love with the area all over again because Centreville today, is a destination.

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Currently Craving: Spring Trends

With warm weather just around the corner, we’re currently craving spring trends that will surely put a little pep in our step. Here we round up the freshest fashion and beauty looks, plus where to find them around Wilmington and Kennett Square.

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Embellished Back Sundresses
Easily go from a day in the sun to a night out on the town in these embellished back sundresses by Sundress. {Found: No. 109 Shop}

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Cut Out Lace
Sometimes it’s hard to get off the beach and glam yourself up for a nice dinner. With these cut out lace shirts, you’ll keep your beachy feel while looking chic as well. {Found: Ellie Boutique}

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Perfectly Preppy
Preppy never goes out of style. Printed shorts are a must-have during the day while a light pullover is always good to have for nighttime. {Found: Wilmington Country Store}

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Not Your Average Flip Flops
Tired of simple and boring flip flops to head to the beach? These Lindsay Phillips flip flops can be customized to the style that works for you by changing a simple snap! {Found: Christina’s Unique Accessories and More}

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Lake Tahoe Adventures

What better place to spend the holidays than in a true winter wonderland? Heavenly Valley is a small town nestled in the mountains on the south side of Lake Tahoe. It’s a great family destination with tons of activities for everyone. The center of town is full of shops, restaurants, spas, casinos and a skating rink. Its main attraction is skiing and snow boarding of course but whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or not, seeing the views from the top of Heavenly Mountain are a must. If you don’t like skiing they have a sight seeing lift that will take you up the mountain to see some of its amazing views of the lake. I have only visited Lake Tahoe in the winter but I hear it’s also a great travel destination for the summer too. There are a ton of activities to do on the lake like boating, water sports, kayaking, hiking, and beaches. Here are some of my favorite photos I took during my stay:

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