View of the Delaware Bay from the deck of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

Visiting Sussex County, DE

Southern Delaware: Safe, Open, and Ready For a Visit

From historic Lewes, to the Delaware beaches and beyond, there's always been plenty to see and do in Southern Delaware. And while the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly given us a "new normal" to get accustomed to, the local business and restaurants are open, with safety procedures in place to make sure that everyone can enjoy the area in a manner that's safe for all. 

In Lewes

The Lewes Chamber of Commerce has recently announced its Love, Lewes campaign, with free metered parking in downtown every day until Noon. If you're up for an early morning adventure, the 7:00am departure will have you in Lewes by 8:30, where you can park for free, grab breakfast, tour historical sites dating back to the 17th century, or shop at the wide variety of stores downtown. 


And, if you shop in Lewes on Friday afternoons in September, you could win up to $2,000 in gift cards to local vendors! Just visit the Schell Brothers tent, and you'll get a raffle ticket for every $20 spent.   

Shop in Downtown Lewes, DE on Fridays in September for a chance to win

In Rehoboth, at the Beaches and Beyond

The Delaware Beaches are an incredible place to visit any time of year, but especially in the late summer and fall, and the beaches are just the beginning. From outdoor exploration to shopping, dining and recreation, there's plenty to do. If you're concerned about safety, the folks at Southern Delaware Tourism put together a great video detailing how local businesses have adapted to meet the need for today's environment. 


It's Safe, It's Open, but.... What Can I Do?

Great question, let's take a look! There are plenty of ways to renew your spirit in Southern Delaware, such as....

Sip & Savor


Splash & Sunbathe
Ready to roll? Great! The Ferry is sailing seven days a week (check out our schedules & fares page for the most up-to-date info), and whether you're walking, bicycling or driving, we're ready to welcome you aboard!

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