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How to Spend a Weekend in Delaware

Caption: Get lost in nature at Cape Henlopen

So you’re visiting Delaware and want to see all of the must do’s. It’s only a small state, the second smallest in fact, but there’s plenty of attractions in this compact destination. 

There’s lots of beachside fun to be had, whether that’s taking part in water sports or spotting native wildlife. History buffs will enjoy finding out about the past of this little state in the various museums. Delaware is, of course, a piece of history in itself, nicknamed ‘The First State’ after being the first to ratify the constitution in 1817. So whether Delaware is indeed the first state on your journey, one thing’s for sure, there’s a good chance you’ll want to stay and make it the last. 

Get Back to Nature at Cape Henlopen

When your new surroundings are as beautiful as they are in Delaware, it makes sense that you’ll want to get as close to nature as possible. Cape Henlopen’s beautiful beaches are the perfect place to spend an afternoon. There’s a well-managed swimming beach near Lewes which is patrolled by lifeguards. But if you feel like something a little more energy-intensive then why not try paddle-boarding or windsurfing? There’s a designated water sports facility nearby, so you’ll be in safe hands.

If you’re not the type that likes getting your feet wet, then there are still plenty of ways to have fun! If you love to explore then prepare yourself for some hiking or biking. Cape Henlopen offers a free bicycle hire service which is excellent for seeing the sites one by one. There are several trails to choose from, with the Waking Dunes Trail being a particularly scenic route. This trail starts at a campground, so if you fall in love with Cape Henlopen, you might even choose to make it your camping base. 

Become a Poker Pro at Delaware Park

If you’re more of an indoor plant, then take yourself off to Delaware Park for the day. There’s a brilliant casino here with all of the mod cons you could wish for, but the poker is perhaps the most exciting. 

If you are a confident poker player, you can walk up to any table and feel at ease, but if you’re a rookie, it can be a daunting prospect. While most tournaments cater to the big guys, the Casino at Delaware Park offers a much friendlier option for new players, in the form of their free tournaments. It might not be a million-dollar hand, nor one of the most famous poker tours, but a win at the Delaware beginner’s tournament is undoubtedly an achievement to be proud of!

Fill up on Po Boy’s Creole & Cajun Cuisine

Worked up an appetite during the afternoon? Head down to Po Boy’s Cajun & Creole Cuisine and sample some items from their mouth-watering menus. Po Boy’s is a no-frills establishment, sitting next to the dollar store on Palmer Street. But don’t let its humble appearance fool you – the food is out of this world. 

Come with an empty stomach, the portions are sizeable and believe me, you’ll want to consume it all. Be sure to try anything at all with crayfish, they’re fat and juicy and cooked just like you’d find in Louisianna. The Po Boys are of course, delicious, a big soft baguette stuffed to bursting with fresh seafood – what could be better? Oh, and make sure to save room for homemade pecan pie!

Victoria Brewood
vbrewood@gmail.com

Although very much British, Victoria always felt like she was meant to be living the 'American Dream'. She loves the US and has travelled to over 14 states.

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