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Who doesn’t love the smell of grapes growing on the vine? Sharing a glass of wine at a country picnic? Sampling a variety of wines at a local festival? Using wine as an excuse to travel to interesting places? The Mid-Atlantic region, home to a plethora of wineries, vineyards and designated w…

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The trademark “The Greatest Jazz Festival in the World” says it all. For the past 30 years, music lovers in the Mid-Atlantic area have anxiously awaited for that great time in October as Grammy Award-winning artists converge in Southern Delaware. This year, Oct. 17 to 20 will have four days …

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A recent gastronomic road trip along Delaware’s Atlantic coast offered an opportunity to visit three culinary education “institutions.” While all three were thoroughly professional, knowledgeable, and engrossing, each was also absolutely different from the others.

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Cooking the local specialties can be an essential part of a foodie’s vacation. Delaware’s beach resorts have fully embraced gastronomy as a holiday activity. Along with traditional seaside fare and a wide spectrum of restaurants, Sussex County has attracted numerous specialty providers offer…

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Cooking the local specialties can be an essential part of a foodie’s vacation. Delaware’s beach resorts have fully embraced gastronomy as a holiday activity. Along with traditional seaside fare and a wide spectrum of restaurants, Sussex County has attracted numerous specialty providers offer…

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After a long winter, many of us are itching to get outside, feel some sun on the shoulders, breathe in some salt air, listen to some surf sounds, and do something healthy outdoors. A trip to the beach with some bicycling may be just the thing! Now in its the 30th year, the annual Ocean to Ba…

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Just six weeks left to enter Southern Delaware Tourism’s 3rd Annual Photo Contest. Both locals and visitors are invited and encouraged to enter. Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. on March 15, 2019 and winners will be announced Friday, March 29, 2019. There will be one Grand Prize winning…

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Visitors to Southern Delaware are in for some treats this year – they’ll find new activities, tours, events, restaurants and lots more. Of course, everything they've always loved about Southern Delaware awaits as well. Here, in no particular order, are a selection of brand new – and new-ish!…

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In the Mid-Atlantic, opportunities to explore the story of flight — and even try it — surround us. Choose the experience — or experiences — that elevate you and help your imagination take flight. From the dawn of powered flight to launches into outer space, our region has been one of the inc…

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From Southern Delaware to Ocean City, Md., to Virginia Beach to the Outer Banks, there are almost endless opportunities to tie the knot or honeymoon at a favorite beach location.

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Southern Delaware may be best known for its beaches and tax-free shopping, but the flat terrain and less-traveled country roads are ideal for cyclists. That’s why the annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour has grown to more than 2,000 participants in the past quarter-century. The Bethany Beach-Indian…

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The rhythms of the music and the ocean will blend for a melodious weekend when the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival rolls in Oct. 12–15 for its 28th year. 

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In the fall, travelers seem conscious that each day is to be savored for last gasps of great weather, colors, and cool breezes before the air turns cold, the roads icy, or the days short. It’s no wonder that many fall travelers favor the Cape May-Lewes Ferry for travel on the Northeast corridor.  

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Here’s an idea for a day trip or overnight that perhaps hasn’t crossed your mind, but isn’t far away. I’m talking about Dover, Del., the capital of the state. It’s located in Kent County, the middle of Delaware’s three counties.

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Everyone loves the beach, in-season or off-season, and there’s always a great time to be had. If you have a friend with a beach house, that’s great. If not, try a bed-and-breakfast. They are more intimate, less crowded, and more interesting than hotels.

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Heading off to a beach resort like Ocean City, Md., or Rehoboth Beach, Del.? There are so many choices that planning a trip can be daunting. Sure, you want to spend time dipping your toes in the ocean, but where do you stay and what do you do off the beach?

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May is the perfect time to test out the Delaware beaches and water attractions before the full summer blast of both heat and tourists hit the shores. A local tip for enjoying the best of Delaware Bay is to take a trip on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, operating on reduced Spring Fare rates throug…

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Just when spring fever hits, Southern Delaware kicks into gear, and locals come out to experience the best the area has to offer without summer crowds. A local insider tip is to take a trip on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, operating on reduced Winter Fare rates through March 31.

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“The most beautiful golf course in Sussex County” is perhaps the single most-used phrase describing Baywood Greens. With more than 200,000 flowers, shrubs, and trees and 27 acres of lakes, it’s no wonder this title is often used. It’s also called the “Augusta of the North.” There are nine wo…

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Smack in the heart of Rehoboth Beach, the Bellmoor Inn & Spa provides the warmth and comfort of a quaint bed-and-breakfast combined with the charm of a seaside cottage home and the amenities of a posh, elegant hotel.

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Looking for the charm of Bethany Beach and want the modern style of a fully equipped hotel? Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, completed in 2015, is the answer.

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Christmas celebrations are in full swing all over the United States, as communities stage light displays, craft shows, musical concerts, theatrical productions, parades, dinners — even strolls — to mark the season.

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Among the holiday treats in the Mid-Atlantic are the many tours of homes, churches, and other locations decorated for the season. Visitors get to go inside historic homes, modern architectural gems, and many locations not usually open to the public. Most of the tours are local fundraisers as…

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Glowing and colorful light displays light up the nights throughout the region and remind us all of the magic of the season. Take a break from your holiday shopping and enjoy a stroll or drive through twinkling lights, fairy tales, and images of yesterday. Here is your guide to some of the re…

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When most people think of Coastal Delaware, they immediately picture world-class beach resorts and summertime fun. That’s about to change! Now a year-round destination, Delaware beach resort businesses owners, entrepreneurs, and merchants are creating can’t miss venues for the 2016 holiday season.

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Every fall, artists and galleries throughout the region organize self-guided studio tours. They are a great way to meet artists in the surroundings that inspire their creativity. It’s also a great way to combine a weekend enjoying the autumn colors with some early holiday shopping.

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Heading off to a beach resort such as Ocean City, Md., or Rehoboth Beach, Del.? There are so many choices that planning a trip can be daunting. Sure, you want to spend time dipping your toes in the ocean, but where do you stay and what do you do off the beach?

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In the Mid-Atlantic, opportunities to explore the story of flight — and even try it — surround us. Choose the experience — or experiences — that elevate you and help your imagination take flight. From the dawn of powered flight to launches into outer space, our region has been one of the inc…

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The On the Rocks Waterfront Grill, with locations at both the Lewes, Del., and Cape May, N.J., ferry terminals, is a favorite spot for outdoor eating on the Delaware Bay. With happy hour specials, award-winning in-house chefs, and spectacular views of the ferries, the casual outdoor setting …

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Avid birders regard Delaware’s bay shoreline as “The Shorebird Capital of the World.” During spring migration, 210 species from around the world feed non-stop for two weeks in the Delaware Bay. The back bays and tidal flats swarm with hundreds of thousands of migratory shorebirds and a diver…