Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Gold Leaf
The resort town of Dewey Beach is a great spot to experience shopping, sailing, and nightlife. During the fall, shoppers populate the nearby outlet malls like Tanger Outlets; winter offers a quieter experience—strolls along Rehoboth Bay before a casual seafood dinner, for instance. Just half a block from the sand, the Best Western Gold Leaf features guest rooms with french balconies and partial water views.
- Free continental breakfast: Includes baked breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, and some hot items
- Shop 'til you drop: At Tanger Outlets, which features more than 130 stores
- In-room amenities: Refrigerators and microwaves
- Orange Crush: Dewey Beach’s signature drink is a potent, vodka-based concoction mixed with fresh-squeezed orange juice.
- Join the locals: At Grotto Pizza, which stays open late
Dewey Beach, Delaware: Family-Friendly Resort Town with Wide Beaches and Lively Bars
Dewey Beach sits on a small sandbar between Rehoboth Bay and the Atlantic Ocean—the town is only one mile long and two blocks wide. But despite its diminutive size, Dewey Beach offers plenty to do. The wide, sandy beaches are ideal for sunbathing and swimming, and beachfront bars host live music all year long. During the summer, young people from Delaware, Baltimore, and Washington, DC descend upon the area to drink Orange Crush cocktails and feast on fresh seafood platters at waterfront eateries. Families can get their kicks perusing souvenir shops along the boulevard or visiting one of the nearby arcades.