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Can’t Fly, Drive

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While we are all doing our part to distance ourselves and shelter in place until the COVID-19 virus is under wraps, keeping our minds positive is important.

This is the perfect time to start researching and making plans for your summer vacation. Because eventually, life will get back to normal.

Driving to your destination vacation is a great alternative to flying. If you live near the Eastern seaboard, here are 3 great locations and 4 hotels to discover or rediscover…

Rehoboth Beach, DE

One of the most popular Delaware beach destinations, Rehoboth Beach is just South of Lewes and North of Dewey Beach. It’s easy to navigate by car, bike or on foot. Fronting the beach is a boardwalk lined with restaurants, shops, hotels and amusements. In the summer, the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand presents free concerts. The Rehoboth Beach Museum explores the town’s history with yearbooks and vintage postcards. To the north, Cape Henlopen State Park has dunes and an observation tower from 1941, when the park was a military base.

Plus, you can make accommodations at either the Avenue Inn and Spa Hotel or Beach View Hotel.

The Avenue Inn and Spa

the avenue inn and spa

Just 2 blocks from the beach and boardwalk is the Avenue Inn and Spa Hotel. It offers exceptional customer service and first class accommodations which have allowed them to become the reoccurring choice for guests. Their Rehoboth Beach rooms and suites have a coastal vibe each offering unique views and configurations.

The Avenue Inn and Spa Hotel staff make their guests ‘feel at home’ throughout their stay, and strive to keep them coming back.  From their on-site Avenue Inn Apothecary Day Spa to complementary evening happy hours, they help their guests settle right into a relaxation vacation.  Their top-notch amenities include an extensive breakfast, and fresh baked cookies served in the evening.  View their full list of hotel amenities including pool information here.

Getting there by car…

From Wilmington, DE, the Avenue Inn and Spa is about 1.5 hours and about 93 miles.
From Washington, DC, the Avenue Inn and Spa is about 2.5 hours and just 120 miles.
From Baltimore, MD, or Alexandria, VA, the Avenue Inn and Spa is less than 2.5 hours and about 121 miles.
From Philadelphia, PA, the Avenue Inn and Spa is about 2 hours and it is just 123 miles.

Beach View Hotel

Beach View hotel

Another great option, if you are staying in Rehoboth Beach, DE, is Beach View Hotel. It’s just a half a block from the Rehoboth Beach and boardwalk, boutiques, restuarants and much more. Convenience, value, and amenities are a few reasons why guests of the hotel return again and again. Their fantastic location offers great ocean views and easy access to all of Rehoboth Beach’s attractions and Delaware beaches.

Their exceptionally clean rooms and friendly staff are enhanced with a long list of amenities including complimentary breakfast in the morning and freshly baked cookies in the evening. This has made the Beach View Hotel a top choice for those searching for Rehoboth Beach accommodations.

Driving there…

From Wilmington, DE, the Beach View Hotel is about 1.5 hours and about 93 miles.
From Washington, DC, the Beach View Hotel is about 2.5 hours and just 120 miles.
From Baltimore, MD, or Alexandria, VA, the Beach View Hotel is less than 2.5 hours and about 121 miles.
From Philadelphia, PA, the Beach View Hotel is about 2 hours and it is just 123 miles.

Dewey Beach, DE

From the beach to the music venues to the restaurants and entertainment, this is the beach town for young and young at heart. Some say Dewey Beach has always been proud of its rock-and-roll soul and its young-and-restless attitude. It has ocean beaches on one side and a broad bay on the other, so it’s perfectly suited to those adventurous travelers whose idea of fun leans more toward jet-ski rides or a brisk game of volleyball on the beach. Others spend their days enjoying watersports, including boating, parasailing, wake boarding, water skiing, windsurfing, or even dolphin watching.

You can make accommodations to stay right on the beach, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Atlantic View Hotel

Atlantic View Hotel

We recommend the Atlantic View Hotel for your stay. It sits directly oceanfront in Dewey Beach offering the finest ocean views and easiest beach access anywhere. Their amazing location coupled with their exceptionally clean rooms and exceedingly friendly service make them the best choice when staying in Dewey Beach.

The Atlantic View Hotel offers a wonderful complimentary breakfast and even provides beach chairs for their guests to make their stay easy and affordable.
And for over 35 years the Atlantic View Hotel has been offering the best luxury accommodations in Dewey Beach. They base their business on the simple motto of “Friendliness and Cleanliness”. This creates an experience that makes first time guests long term customers.

By vehicle…

From Wilmington, DE, Atlantic View Hotel is about 1.5 hours and about 93 miles.
From Baltimore, MD, or Washington, DC, Atlantic View Hotel is less than 2.5 hours and about 121 miles.
From Philadelphia, PA, Atlantic View Hotel is about 2.5 hours, and about 124 miles.
From the Southern parts of New Jersey, Atlantic View Hotel is about 2 to 2.5 hours, and about 125 miles or less.
From New York, NY, Atlantic View Hotel is about 3.5 hours and about 211 miles.

Nags Head, NC

Nags Head is probably the most established and popular Outer Banks tourist destinations. The area has a wealth of amenities, sprawling ocean and soundfront views, and much more. In Nags Head, a beach-loving vacationer can find virtually anything to make an OBX vacation perfect, including some of the area’s favorite restaurants, natural and historical attractions, and miles of fun. It’s known for the towering sand dunes in Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Displays on local flora and fauna dot the park’s boardwalk. Paths through Nags Head Woods Preserve include Roanoke Trail, leading through salt marsh and forest to a quiet beach. South, the top of 1870s Bodie Island Lighthouse offers sweeping views of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Visitors come here year after year for the fantastic Outer Banks beaches and ample entertainment, and have been doing so for generations. An ideal mix of on-the-beach relaxation and off-the-beach amusements, Nags Head remains one of the Outer Banks’ most loved vacation destinations.

Surf Side Hotel

Surf Side Hotel

If you want to be central to everything the Outer Banks has to offer, you’ll want to stay at the Surf Side Hotel. It’s right on the beach and dog friendly. There is no better option for your Outer Banks, North Carolina vacation.

Surf Side Hotel offers oceanfront and ocean view hotel rooms where guests can relax and enjoy the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. A variety of accommodations are available, including efficiency rooms, loft rooms, double queen and single king bed rooms, and full honeymoon suites to boot. In addition to the gorgeous view, Surf Side also offers a great selection of amenities to their guests. From hot tubs, indoor and outdoor pools, private balconies to a free continental breakfast. And you won’t want to miss afternoon wine and cheese socials and fresh baked cookies in the evening.

Driving there…

From Norfolk, VA, Surf Side Hotel is less than 2 hours, and less than 100 miles.
From Raleigh, NC, Surf Side Hotel is about 3 hours and about 194 miles.
From Washington, DC, Surf Side Hotel is less than 5 hours and about 283 miles.
From Baltimore, MD, Surf Side Hotel is about 6 hours and about 330 miles.
From Philadelphia, PA, Surf Side Hotel is about 6.5 hours and about 357 miles.

For further Rehoboth Beach, DE or Dewey Beach, DE and/or Nags Head, NC details, be sure to contact one of the top-rated TripAdvisor hotels listed.
Happy travels!

Avenue Inn and Spa Hotel
302-226-2900

Beach View Hotel
302-227-2999

Atlantic View Hotel
302-227-3878

Surf Side Hotel
252-441-2105

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