Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Navalaney/Shutterstock.comCape Henlopen State Park, DelewareLewes, De on a beautiful August day--fun to walk around.Lewes, De on a beautiful August day--fun to walk around.Lewes, De on a beautiful August day--fun to walk around.Lewes, De on a beautiful August day--fun to walk around.Lewes, De on a beautiful August day--fun to walk around.Lewes, De on a beautiful August day--fun to walk around.

Families will love:

  • History at the beach
  • Maritime history
  • Cape Henlopen State Park

Lewes, Delaware, is a town full of history that happens to also have beautiful beaches. It's the first town in the first state and has maintained its charming, small town feel while welcoming visitors each year. The historic district and downtown area of Lewes welcomes visitors to enjoy its rich maritime history, along with plenty of delicious restaurants and unique shops. ... more
Lewes, Delaware, is a town full of history that happens to also have beautiful beaches. It's the first town in the first state and has maintained its charming, small town feel while welcoming visitors each year. The historic district and downtown area of Lewes welcomes visitors to enjoy its rich maritime history, along with plenty of delicious restaurants and unique shops. About a mile outside of the downtown area, families will find beautiful, wide beaches that feature both the calm waters of the Delaware Bay and the surf of the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Henlopen State Park.

Families will love spending time in Cape Henlopen State Park, where they will find several beaches, plus numerous other activities like camping, horseback riding, bike and hiking trails, fishing, disc golf and so much more. Families can go paddleboarding, take a boat cruise down the Lewes Canal or fight off pirates on a real pirate ship expedition down the canal.

The Lewes cuisine will not disappoint either! Local seafood, authentic Mexican and Italian, homemade ice cream and everything in between will keep bellies full. Whether your family stays in a vacation rental, a historic house or a charming hotel, Lewes, Delaware is an excellent vacation destination for all families.



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