Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lewes, DE

Last month we spent the weekend in Lewes, DE which turned out to be our engagement weekend.

Lewes is a historic and charming little town.

 The main street was still buzzing during the off season.

Lewes Canal connects the Broadkill River to Rehoboth Bay.

Canalfront Park has one of only 17 remaining lightships out of a total of 179 built from 1820 to 1952.  

 We stayed at Hotel Rodney.

The hotel was a wonderful mix of contemporary style paired with traditional elegance.

The first night we had a lovely dinner at The Buttery. I ordered the crab salad special...go figure.

12 comments:

Amy @ Forever 29 said...

Every time I read one of your posts New England destinations creep up on my travel bucket list! Surely a weekend you will never forget!

elseinwmsb said...

Used to spend time in Lewes with friends from Haverford, Pa. who
had a house there. I loved Lewes
and thank you for bringing back some fond memories. The area where they have reconstructed houses from all over the state is really nice.

Summer is a Verb said...

My sister lives in Lewes so we're there all the time. Next time you're in town you have to try Striper Bites. It's my fav restaurant in town and just across the street and a block more towards the water from The Buttery...XXOO

ms. mindless said...

FUn! My family vacationed in Cape May, MJ and sometimes we'd drive all the way and sometimes we'd take the ferry from Lewes. It is such a great little town!

Portuguese Prepster said...

I love Lewes! It's so charming. Still dying to hear about the proposal!

j.mosby said...

Lewes is a charming little town! Some great interior decorating shops there!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppies said...

Your salad looks delicious. I really need to try Lewes now that I'm all grown up. My only memories of it were killing time on Second Street and Front Street waiting for the Ferry. Gosh, I how hated our twice every summer trips on the ferry to Cape May. But I am sure I'd love them now.

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I am a salad nut and this one passed the test with flying colors! I know what you mean about family vacations as a kid...I thought I was too cool for family fun!

Lewes is certainly a special spot...such cute shops. xx

Pink Champagne said...

Sounds like perfection! I cannot wait to hear the rest of the details of the weekend! XO

Clare Christine said...

Looks like such a darling town! It will always be special due to the special events of the weekend...I absolutely can't wait to hear about the rest of the engagement! I hope you are having a wonderful week and Happy Wednesday!! Be sure to stop by my blog and take a peak at the redesign.
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Sundresses and Smiles said...

Looks like such a charming place! Love that old car!

Kate said...

One day I will do a tour of all of these nautical destinations in the north east. Beautiful!