Some Exciting Spots for Romantic Getaways in Delaware - Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Brandywine Valley
By Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated May 23, 2016
Compact and Romantic, Delaware may not always get noticed, but it’s an ideal getaway for couples in the northeast USA. Whether you’re after a simple romantic beach hotel getaway or a luxury resort with honeymoon suite, it’s easy to find things to do and romantic places in Delaware. Delaware is a particularly attractive spot for romance and travel as a break from some of the bustle of big city destinations nearby (like Baltimore, D.C. and Philadelphia).
The compact geography of the state means that distances between towns and attractions are short, and best of all, the wonderful Atlantic Ocean is never more than just a few minutes away...
The Best Time to Visit Delaware: For a romantic vacation is in the spring, the month of May is ideal, and again after summer, late September and October is the best time of year for fall colors and autumn foliage. Beach areas near Rehoboth can get very busy in the summer, so plan your trip carefully. They can also get very hot and humid. That's why late spring and autumn are such great times to plan a getaway in Delaware.
Winter can be quite cool, and snow can fall, but mostly towards the northern and inland regions.
Maureen and I really like Rehoboth Beach - it's a popular Delaware vacation spot, and full of small-town charm, nice beaches and a boardwalk perfect for long strolls by the water.
A fun place to explore the downtown is at at Rehoboth Ave, a fun street full of seafood take-aways, ice cream stands and interesting shops.
If you're seeking some sand in quieter surrounds (especially in July/August or during school and stat holidays), just follow Hwy 1 south to Bethany Beach or Fenwick Island.
Lewes, DE - Just across the bay from Cape May, NJ is Lewes, DE, another romantic Delaware vacation spot. Nice sandy beaches good for swimming and Cape Henlopen State Park are the attractions here.
Romantic Lewes, Delaware Accommodation: try the Inn at Canal Square with their Maritime-themed rooms and romantic packages around the Delaware Coast.
Brandywine Valley, DE – lovely gardens, mansions and estates highlight this area of Delaware.
Dover, DE – numerous museums in this small, quiet city make it the ideal winter weekend getaway in Delaware.
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(distances shown are to Dover, DE)
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