Last week Matt and I went to Dewey Beach in Delaware for a couple of days. We had gone back and forth a lot on vacation plans for this summer, but finally committed to this a few weeks ago. I haven't ever gone to the beach so early in the summer, right after school was out. It was kind of nice to have that to keep in mind during the last, stressful weeks of the school year. My family use to go to Rehoboth when I was pre-school age and I haven't been back since, and Matt had never been to Delaware so it was good for us both to visit a sort of new place.
We arrived on Tuesday afternoon, leaving our house after the morning rush was over. We spent the afternoon on the beach and then took the receptionist's tip about getting crab cakes at a hole in the wall, Woody's, for dinner. I'm not big on crab cakes, but these really were pretty good. That night we walked a little bit around town and had some drinks as well.
Wednesday we spent the whole day at the beach and then planned to take the trolley to the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. We walked on the boardwalk and down Rehoboth Avenue stopping in some shops, people watching, and looking for a place to have dinner. We ended up going to Dos Locos and having some Mexican food. This is when I also found a Starbucks and was excited to add too my city mug collection, but quickly learned that Delaware is the only state to not have a city mug made by Starbucks.
Thursday morning we visited Dogfish Head Brewery. It was about a 25 minute drive from the beach to Milton, DE. There was a wait to go on the tour, but we were able to sample some of their beers while we waited. I also got some special Dogfish Head pickles. I love pickles! I would suggest spending the $2 on them if you ever go there! The tour was not the best I have ever been on, but there were some interesting facts...like Dogfish is actually the name of an island in Maine that the founder's family vacations on every year.
We spent the rest of Thursday back at the beach, and then returned to Rehoboth for dinner again. This time we tried Jam Bistro. This was our best dining option of the week! We thought the food was really good, and we both had a Beach Grass cocktail (not like any of the recipes that you find if you google it) that was great as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you find yourself on the Delaware coast. When we woke up on Friday morning it was cold and overcast which maybe leaving a little easier. Overall, it was a nice, relaxing few days at the beach. I liked how easy/close the this was for us to get to from our house. It was a place where it was calm and relaxing, but also had things to do if you wanted to do them. Next up we have a trip to Boston for Matt's sister's wedding.