Delaware Chamber of Commerce, 1 Commerce Drive, Wilmington, (302) 655-7221.
Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Lewes, (302) 645-8073.
Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, 501 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, (302) 227-2233.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Lewes, (800) 643-3779. For commuting or just for fun, this ferry takes you and your car 17 miles across the Delaware Bay. Call in advance for reservations.
Discoveries From the Sea Museum, above Sea Shell City, Ocean Highway and Bayard Street, Fenwick Island, (302) 539-9366, free admission. This museum houses a large collection of shipwreck artifacts, local history, and shell information.
Rehoboth Beach, (302) 227-2233. You want the bustle of Ocean City; your mate wants a quiet weekend at the ocean. Rehoboth is a nice compromise. This resort town has plenty of shops and eateries and nightclubs and such, but on a much smaller scale than O.C. Poodle Beach at the south end of town is a favorite of gays and lesbians.
Wilmington, (302) 655-7221. A Delaware destination that's not on the ocean, Wilmington offers plenty to do and see, including the Delaware Art Museum ( 571-9590), the Delaware Museum of Natural History ( 658-9111), and the former du Pont estate Winterthur ( 448-3883), now a museum of the decorative arts with 60 acres of gardens.
Atlantic Sands Hotel, 101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, (800) 422-0600.
Bay Resort, Bellevue Street on the bay, Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach, (800) 922-9240.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Cape Henlopen State Park, 42 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, (302) 645-8983. Well-known for naughty nude sunbathing (don't get caught), Cape Henlopen also attracts folks who want to engage in more conventional recreational activities, including clothed sunning and swimming and nature walks.
Rehoboth Outlets, Rehoboth Beach, (302) 226-9223, (800) 746-7333.