Sometimes you just need to unplug and have a little get-a-way. Recently, my hubby and I returned to my old stomping grounds in Lewes, Delaware.
Still quaint in many ways, even though it is a beach resort, Lewes has plenty of charms. Historic homes, weathered cottages and museums create an old-timey ambiance. Eclectic boutique shops and eateries can be found on the scenic main street, Second Street, and its alleyways. Yachts, sailing vessels and fishing boats share space in the Lewes Canal marinas.
Stroll the picturesque streets downtown to take a step back in time in this first town in the first state, proud of its nautical heritage. Sit back and enjoy the view from the gazebo at the Market Street Park. Get homemade ice cream at King’s, grab a bench and watch the world go by. Lewes is a place to slow down, relax and take in the salt air.
And, just a stone throw’s away is Lewes Beach, the Cape May/Lewes Ferry and Cape Henlopen State Park. Water sports, fishing, swimming and nature trails abound. You can enjoy the Delaware Bay or the Atlantic Ocean all in one day.
A few days of walking the beach, watching the birds and having no cares is good for the soul.