Losing our princess and need fun to get happy
August 15, 2011 8:25 AM   Subscribe

travel filter...need advice for fun over nighter

Have to take daughter to Northern Virginia, close to DC, to get her ready for college, and we will be there for a few days...looking for fun stop on way back to Connecticut--Delaware, or Maryland. A place where we can spend an evening, enjoy fun things, decent food, explore the offbeat...anything to take our mind off the fact that our little girl has grown up.
posted by Postroad to Food & Drink (6 answers total)
There are actually some beaches in Delaware with boardwalks, the traditional kind of boardwalk where they sell hotdogs and cotton candy and other shit like that. That's what I'd do - beach it up, then if you get bored or want a change of scenery, explore the boardwalks.
posted by jitterbug perfume at 8:28 AM on August 15, 2011

Depending on exactly where you go, there might even be rides!
posted by jitterbug perfume at 8:28 AM on August 15, 2011

DE/MD beaches are about a 2 hr detour, but worth a trip... might want to consider Baltimore, good night life... it's on your way, and you can get a nice hotel room, enjoy some of the restaurant/bars in the city, maybe catch an o's game (team stinks, but great stadium)
posted by fozzie33 at 8:56 AM on August 15, 2011

if you want something beachy, you can look at some of the small towns along the chesapeake bay, about 45 min - 1hr from dc, they have some good B&B's...

Also, perhaps consider driving to Lewes, DE, taking the ferry to Cape May, NJ... scenic, beachy, and you can probably find a B&B to stay at in either Lewes or Cape May...
posted by fozzie33 at 8:58 AM on August 15, 2011

Personally, I'd want to go to the Dogfish Head brewpub in Rehoboth Beach. But seconding Baltimore as being good for nightlife and the offbeat.
posted by EvaDestruction at 10:43 AM on August 15, 2011

mmmm Dogfish Head. Try the 90 minute IPA!
posted by BuffaloChickenWing at 1:28 PM on August 15, 2011

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