I’ve been spending my summers down at Southern Delaware’s beach towns for as long as I can remember. The memories I have there are some of my childhood favorites… lazy days playing in the ocean, riding bikes on Rehoboth’s boardwalk, watching salt water taffy being pulled at Dolly’s, checking the crab pots at my great uncle’s house in Bethany Beach… just to name a few.
They’re fantastic memories, but looking back I realized that every year we did the exact same thing.
So, when I found a place with a rich and fascinating history ranging from land pirates and shipwrecks to front-line war defense.
I found residents with truly remarkable personal stories who were all to happy to share with an outsider.
I found a foodie culture that runs deep, with bright emerging chefs, craft beers and a classicly trained vintners.
I found a welcoming and scenic landscape that often encourages people passing through to stay a bit longer (and some never leave!)
I found Southern Delaware: a place I’ve visited countless times but have evidently never even scratched the surface of it before.
I discovered so many awesome things during my trip that I’ll be releasing it over a few subsequent posts. So… stay tuned this week for all of my favorite Southern Delaware hidden treasures!