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Posted on 09-21-2023

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A Weekend Getaway Guide In Lewes, Delaware

As we start to gear up for fall, the weather begins to change and memories of summer vacation begin to fade — but that’s all the more reason to book a weekend getaway. Lewes, Delaware, is the ideal place for a picturesque escape in the fall and winter months, and here at The Beacon Inn, you can reserve your room to put you at the heart of our historic town.

Canal with dock and restaurant and roses

There’s so much to see and experience on a relaxing break in our small but wonderful corner of Delaware, and we’re here to help you plan some key elements of your stay. From where you can find the tastiest local cuisine to some of the best activities you can enjoy while here, you can find it all below.

Places to eat in Lewes

People elating hamburger


You won’t have to go far for a delicious start to your day. Honey’s Farm Fresh Gourmet Kitchen is just a 9-minute walk down Savannah Road from us. You can get freshly squeezed orange juice and a variety of omelets to set you up for a day of exploration.


Hit the ever-popular Nectar Cafe anytime after 11am for a fresh sandwich, a hot soup, or a healthy salad.


The Pig & Publican is next door to us, but it’s not just its proximity that makes it a must. With craft beers and a range of classic pub fare – including a pretzel turkey sandwich and a PB&J burger – you’ll be spoiled with choices.

If you’re a real foodie and love discovering the best places to eat then you can check out our recent post of the 15 best restaurants in Lewes or head to our ‘Places To Eat’ page for more options.

Places to visit in Lewes

Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes, DelawareWith a rich nautical past, positioning in strategic military operations, and the title of ‘The First Town in the First State’, you won’t be stuck for places to visit here in Lewes, DE.

You can spend time in the historic district with a visit to the Zwaanendael Museum, take a tour of the Overfalls ship in the Lewes Canal, or stroll through the Cannonball House on Front Street for more insight into the history and character of the region.

You can find even more places to visit on our dedicated page if you want to add more destinations to your itinerary.

Places to shop in Lewes

Tourists Visiting Lewes, DelawareOne of the great things about getting out of the city for a short vacation to a town like Lewes is the rows of boutique, independent stores where you can shop until you drop. Front Street and Second Street offer some of the best stores in one small area, including the following:

  • Lewes Mercantile Antiques – for collectibles, retro items, and antiques
  • Edie Bees Confection Shop – for a colorful array of sweet treats and gifts
  • The Stepping Stone – for hand-crafted pottery, wood, and glass art pieces
  • The Vintage Underground – for vintage clothing, vinyl, and the latest independent record releases

You can find even more shopping recommendations on our ‘Shopping’ page if you need a little retail therapy during your break.

Outdoor activities in Lewes

Beach Houses lewes delawareIf you’re more of a purist for outdoor activities, there’s no shortage of ways to get that much-needed peace and fresh air in Lewes. Whether you want to cycle your way around the Junction & Breakwater Trail, spot wildlife in Cape Henlopen State Park, wander along Lewes Beach, or indulge in a spot of fishing, we’ve got it all.

If you’re looking to make a splash during your stay, you can find plenty of recommendations on our recent water sports activities post too. For more inspiration, check out our dedicated page for more outdoor activities in Lewes.

It all starts when you reserve your room here at The Beacon Inn for the perfect weekend getaway this coming fall or winter season — don’t forget to check out our guide on how to get here from out of state.

All that’s left to do then is reserve your room online to avoid disappointment – each room is complete with a private balcony and access to our sun deck and swimming pool – or contact our team if you have any further questions.

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