Last Updated:

11/21/22

Delaware

Fort Delaware in All Its Glory

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

Breakfast

The Fruity Waffle from Metro Diner Located in Newark Delaware

Metro Diner

4601 Ogletown Stanton Rd, Newark, DE 19713

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes: Two Pancakes Swirled with Cinnamon and Sugar, Topped with Cream Cheese Icing, Candied Pecans, and Cinnamon Butter $9.99


Meat Lovers Stuff 'N Waffle (November Feature): Scrambled Eggs, Chopped Bacon, Ham, and Sausage Topped with Cheddar Cheese Over Their Homemade Cornbread Waffle Pressed From Stuffing, Drizzled with Creamy Hollandaise Sauce $12.99


Fried Chicken & Waffle: Half a Fried Chicken and a Belgian Waffle, Topped with Powdered Sugar and Sweet Strawberry Butter. Served with Their Signature Sweet & Spicy Sauce $16.79


Croissant French Toast: Four Pieces of Buttery Croissant, Battered/Grilled, Topped with Powdered Sugar $9.99


Breakfast Burger: Angus Burger Topped with Cheddar Cheese, Hashbrown, Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon, Egg Any Way, and Hollandaise Sauce $12.39

Hours:

Daily 8 am - 8 pm

Order Online: Yes

The Best Donuts in the Entire State of Delaware is Fractured Prune in Rehoboth Beach

Fractured Prune

20214 Coastal Hwy #8021, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Sample of the Donut Flavors

Black Forest: Raspberry Glaze, Mini Chocolate Chips, and Coconuts


Blueberry Hill: Blueberry Glaze and Powdered Sugar


Chocolate Covered Cherry: Cherry Glaze and Mini Chocolate Chips


Lemonade: Lemon Glaze and Granulated Sugar


Peanut Butter Cup: Peanut Butter Glaze and Mini Chocolate Chips


Pebble Beach: Honey Glaze, Cinnamon Sugar, and Mini Chocolate Chips


Peppermint Pattie: Mint Glaze and Mini Chocolate Chips


Trail Mix: Banana Glaze, Chocolate Sprinkles, Coconut, and Peanuts

Hours:

Seasonal, Check Their Website

For Updated Hours

Order Online: Yes

Activities

Fort Delaware State Park

From Their Website "Fort Delaware, the Union fortress dating back to 1859, once housed Confederate prisoners of war. It was originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia.
Visitors take a half-mile ferry ride from Delaware City to Pea Patch Island. A tram provides transport from the island dock to the granite and brick fortress. Here, costumed reenactors take you back to the summer of 1864.
Fill your day with hands-on history. See the 8-inch Columbiad cannon fire a live gunpowder charge! See a replica of Pea Patch Island as it appeared in 1864 and artifacts from the Island's past."


Will Post Cost of Ferry When April Comes Around

An Overhead View of Fort Delaware

45 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706

Hours:

Closed for Season

Will Reopen April 29, 2023

Air Mobility Command Museum

The Museum House Over 30 Aircraft


Some of the Aircraft You Will See


  • C-47A Skytrain


  • C-5A Galaxy


  • C-123K Provider


  • C-141A Starlifter


  • B-17G Flying Fortress


  • F-101B Voodoo


  • KB-50J Superfortress


The Cost is FREE

One of the Planes from the Air Mobility Command Museum at the Dover AFB in Delaware

1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902

Hours:

Closed Mon & Tues

Weds to Sunday 9 am - 4 pm

FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

Hagley Museum

From Their Website "Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family."


Admission


Adult: $20

Seniors (62+) $16

Children (6-14) $10

The Hagley Museum Located in Wilmington Delaware

200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807

Hours:

Daily 10 am - 4 pm

Delaware Museum of Nature & Science

The Key Exhibits Not to Miss at Museum


Regional Journey: See Bald Cypress Swamp, Salt Marshes, Bayshore Dunes, Deciduous Forest, and Delaware Bay


Alison K. Bradford Global Journey Gallery: See Artic Tundra, African Savanna, Tropical Rainforest, and Ocean Life


Ellice & Rosa McDonald Foundation Paleozone: See Skeletons of Dryptosaurus, Nyctosaur, and Mosasaur


Tree of Light in the Atrium


Admission Rates:


General Admission: $12.95



The Delaware Museum of Nature & Science Located in Wilmington Delaware

4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807

Hours:

Daily 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Food

The Smokehouse Mac Skillet at Bethany Blues in Lewes Delaware

Bethany Blues

18385 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Pork Belly Burnt Ends (starter): Slow Smoked, Brown Sugar Rub, Honey Garlic BBQ $14.00


Smoked Brisket Kielbasa Entree: Housemade Brisket Kielbasa, Hickory Smoked, Sauteed Peppers & Onions, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Carolina BBQ Mustard $18.00


Smokehouse Mac Skillet Entree: Smoked Andouille Sausage, Pulled Pork, Smoked Gouda, Smoky BBQ Sauce, Onion Frizzles $18.00


The Carolina Cuban: Carolina Chopped Pork, Shaved Ham, Pickles, Swiss Cheese, and BBQ Mustard $15.00


Blues' BBQ Taco: 2 Flour Tortillas, Choice of BBQ Meat, Creamy Coleslaw, Pico De Gallo, Pickled Onions, Chipotle Aioli, Tortilla Chips, and Smoked Salsa $14.00


Ultimate BBQ Sampler (3 pounds of BBQ fun): 1/4 Rack St. Louis Ribs, 1/4 Rack Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork, Carolina Pork, 1/4 Delmarva Chicken, Beef Brisket, Pulled Chicken, Smoked Brisket Kielbasa, and Cajun Smoked Turkey $62.00

Hours:

Sunday 10 am - 10 pm

Mon to Thurs 11:30 am - 10 pm

Fri & Sat 11:30 am - Midnight

Order Online: Yes

The Best Sandwiches in Delaware is Located at Ioannoni's Specialty Sandwiches

Ioannoni's Specialty Sandwiches

624 E Basin Rd, New Castle, DE 19720

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Turkey-N-Stuff: Turkey, Cranberry, Stuffing, and Mayo medium $11.75 large $19.15


Roast Pork & Cheese: with Sharp Provolone Cheese small $9.40 large $18.80


Chicken Parmesan: Chicken Cutlets with Provolone Cheese and Red Sauces small $10.60 large $21.20


Meatball with Cheese: Sharp Provolone Cheese small $9.85 large $19.70


Cheese Steak: with American Cheese medium $12.50 large $20.50



Hours:

Mon to Sat: 11 am - 7 pm

Sunday 11 am - 6 pm


Order Online: Yes

The Hopkins Farm Creamery in Lewes Wilmington

Hopkins Farm Creamery

18186 Dairy Farm Rd, Lewes, DE 19958

Sample of the Ice Cream Flavors

  • Apple Pie: Sweet Cream Base with Sliced Apple, Cinnamon, and Crumbled Graham Cracker Pie Crust


  • Black Raspberry: Sweet Cream Base with Black Raspberry Puree


  • Brownie: Chocolate Ice Cream with Chunks of Brownies


  • Chocolate Banana Walnut: Chocolate Ice Cream with Banana Puree and Walnut Pieces


  • Cherry Vanilla


  • Coconut: Sweet Cream Base with Creamy Coconut Puree and Toasted Coconut Flakes


  • Butter Brickle

Hours:

Daily Noon to 8 pm

Single Scoop $3.95 Double Scoop $5.45 Triple Scoop $7.25

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

HOTEL DU PONT

  • Located Near the Grand Opera House, Delaware Art Museum, and Hagley Museum


  • From their Website: "Standing tall for over a century, "The Hotel" - as locals call it - is a hub for creativity and connection in Wilmington. Nestled in the breathtaking Brandywine Valley, the spirit of adventure endures. From museums to historic gardens to wineries, Wilmington has it all."


  • Food/Drinks Options: Le Cavalier (French Food), Spark'd Creative Pastry (Breakfast Go To), and DE.CO Food Hall (8 Unique Restaurant Stalls)


  • Who is this for: People that are Fans of Historic Buildings, Downtown Walkers, Museum Enthusiast, & Foodies with a Wide Palate

The Lobby of the HOTEL DU PONT Located in Wilmington Delaware

42 W 11th St, Wilmington, DE 19801

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


Classic Room 1 King Bed in Jan 2023 - $400

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel

  • Located Near the Grand Opera House, Delaware Art Museum, and Hagley Museum


  • From their Website: "Standing tall for over a century, "The Hotel" - as locals call it - is a hub for creativity and connection in Wilmington. Nestled in the breathtaking Brandywine Valley, the spirit of adventure endures. From museums to historic gardens to wineries, Wilmington has it all."


  • Food/Drinks Options: Victoria's Restaurant (Fine Dining), Plaza Pub (Oceanfront Lounge), and Grotto Pizza (Off Site Pizza Delivery)


  • Who is this for: People that are Summer Beachgoers But Do Not Like Driving South, Weekend Warriors, Gordons Pond Trail Hikers, and People that like to Remember Old School Rehoboth Beach

The Exterior of Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

2 Olive Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


Oceanfront Suite 2 Queens in Jan 2023 - $254.80

21 and up fun

The Dogfish Head Brewpub Located in Rehoboth Beach Delaware

Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats

320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

11 O'Clock Number: Brown Porter | 7.0% ABV | 10 IBU


90 Minute IPA: Imperial IPA | 9.0% ABV | 90 IBU


Blue Hen Pilsner: Pilsner | 4.8% ABV


BoDeGose: Gose with Cherry & Guava | 5.0% ABV | 7 IBU


Oatmeal Cookie: Amber Ale | 6.5% ABV | 22 IBU


Something Atomic: Imperial Stout with Pineapple, Banana, Pecans, and Cinnamon | 12.0% ABV | 37 IBU

Hours:

Monday Closed

Tues to Thurs 11:30 am - 9 pm

Fri & Sat 11:30 am - 11 pm

Sunday 11:30 am - 5 pm

Food Menu: Yes

Event: Annual Tree Lighting - Dec 9th 2022 - 5 pm to 7 pm

The Brews from Crooked Hammock Brewery Located in Lewes Wilmington

Crooked Hammock Brewery

36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes, DE 19958

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Beach Escape: Session IPA | 4.5% ABV | 16 IBU


Brand New Day Tropical Punch (spring): Sour | 5.5% ABV | 13 IBU


Lift Ticket: Golden Stout | 7.7% ABV | 35 IBU


Actively Fishing: Czech Pilsner | 5.5% ABV | 22 IBU


Marshberry: Sour | 6.5% ABV | 5 IBU


Small World: Pineapple Vanilla Sour | 5.5% ABV | 5 IBU

Hours:

Sun to Thurs 11 am - 9 pm

Fri & Sat 11 am - 10 pm

Food Menu: Yes

Let It Snow Family Fest - Saturday, Dec 3rd, 2022 - Photo with Santa, Unlimited Hot Chocolate, Pint of Jingle Berry, and Gingerbread House Competition

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn