Lewes Tulip Festival
3 hours away
Lewes, Delaware, pays homage to its heritage—the town was settled by a Dutch expedition in the 1600s' with the second annual Lewes Tulip Festival, April 15 and 16.
Kaleidoscopic blooms will carpet Zwaanendael Park, the main site of the festival, as well as public and private gardens in the laid-back town. Pick up a map and tickets to special events at the chamber of commerce in the park. Besides a photo exhibit and outdoor art, there will be trolley tours of Lewes and a photography workshop on Saturday; each costs $5.
When you've had your fill of flowers, you can enjoy a casual lunch or dinner at two local favorites: Striper Bites (302-645-4657), where we're partial to the lobster roll served at lunch, or Agave (302-645-1232), popular for its Mexican fare.
Make a weekend of it and check into the Inn at Canal Square (888-644-1911), a friendly place where many rooms come with canal views. The inn is offering a two-night package with breakfast for $430 a room.
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