About Lewes Delaware
Lewes has the perfect combination of picturesque storefronts and unique shops for you to explore that are all within walking distance of one another. If you enjoy a good find, our antique shops are sure to be a favorite destination.
After a full day in the sun or to escape a rainy day, enjoy the Rehoboth Tanger Outlets nearby. With more than 100 stores and tax-free shopping, you are guaranteed to find everything you need (and want!).
The town of Lewes is home to some excellent dining for you to enjoy during your stay. From authentic Italian fare to the freshest catches pulled from the Atlantic, there is something for everyone. For your best dining experience, we recommend making a reservation whenever possible. To see local restaurants available through OpenTable, click here.
The city of Lewes, Delaware has grown a lot since its establishment on June 3, 1631. Originally a whaling and trading post, the town was built up and destroyed various times between 1632 and 1818 when it was finally incorporated by an act of state assembly on February 2, 1818. An important stop on the Underground Railroad and home to Fort Miles, Lewes is home to several historic American treasures for you to explore. To plan your visit to the historic sites of Lewes, DE, check out the Lewes Historical Society.
The top three attractions in Lewes are still the essentials: sun, sand, and sea. Stroll just a few hundred yards and you will be on an expansive beach where you can relax and soak in some vitamin sea. With your choice of complimentary beach towels and chairs, all you need to bring is some good company.