4-Diamond Casino Resort in Delaware's Capital City
While Dover, Delaware, might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about casinos, the city’s massive Dover Downs Hotel & Casino has all the nonstop entertainment you’d expect from a Vegas resort. Day and night, more than 2,500 slot machines play a chorus of bells and whistles as dealers at dozens of card tables shuffle cards for the next game. You’ll also find a performance venue with upcoming events like an MMA fight and a Michael Bolton concert, as well as simulcast horseracing, with Dover International Speedway just across the road. But for all its excitement, the four-star Dover Downs Hotel & Casino maintains its luxurious ambiance everywhere, from its Grecian-columned lobby to the lavishly appointed guest rooms.
Though there are plenty of exciting activities at the hotel, there are also several relaxing spots where you can catch your breath. At The Colonnade—part of a recent multimillion-dollar expansion—you'll find a range of restaurants to satisfy almost any craving. At Frankie's, chefs craft gnocchi gorgonzola, saltimbocca alla romana, and other Italian cuisine. Up in the deluxe rooms, the mood is kept simple and peaceful with neutral hues and capacious beds piled with pillows.
After chasing Lady Luck, feel free to treat sore dice-rolling muscles with a lavender massage at the onsite Toppers Spa/Salon. Soft candlelight and tropical plants pruned to resemble smooth-jazz musicians enhance the relaxing atmosphere, inspired by the island of Bali. You can also take a dip in the indoor pool or unwind in the sauna.
Dover, Delaware: Capital City with Rich Colonial History
Located almost in the center of Delaware, the state capital of Dover boasts a rich colonial history. In the heart of downtown lies The Green, an old-fashioned town square said to be where Delawareans voted in favor of ratifying the US Constitution, making it the first state to do so.
Just outside the hotel, you can browse the shops at Dover Mall, where retail purchases are tax-free. For a change of pace, visit Spence's Bazaar, an outdoor market in Dover's Amish country selling patchwork quilts, handcrafted furniture, and remote-controlled butter churns (open Tuesdays and Fridays).
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