When you start to rattle off the numerous cities surrounding Rehoboth Beach, it is easy to highlight Lewes and Dewey Beach. Sometimes, we forget the towns a little further from the water, but still within a short driving distance. The city of Milford, Delaware is one such place. It is around 30-45 minutes from Rehoboth depending on which part you’re traveling to see. And although we tend to think in terms of traveling into Rehoboth, this is a city worth a trip away from the water.
Picture the old fashioned feel of Lewes and you have the picturesque Milford. The same warm, fuzzy feeling exists with brick walkways, tiny shops boutiques and restaurants. Our recommendations for a fun trip to downtown Milford, is to plan a lunch engagement at the Georgia House (www.eatgh.com). Wooden floors, brick walls and lots of sunlight fill this historical restaurant. The best part? The food is plum delicious! Their crab chowder is homemade and a local favorite. Once you’ve filled up your tummy, it is time for some coffee.
The Dolce Coffee shop (www.dolcebakery.com) is a great place to snag a quick drink before you set out on your exploring adventure. An intimate atmosphere is made welcoming by warm smiles behind the counter as you select your coffee or tea of choice. Delicious pastries line the glass shelves on display; you’re sure to leave Dolce’s with your caffeine craving satisfied. Right next door is the Milford Antique Mall filled with darling treasures! This isn’t your typical Goodwill we’re talking about. There are items galore from jewelry and broaches to furniture, an old violin, paintings and pictures, mirrors, books, gadgets and more. We always find something at an affordable price to add to our home décor or jewelry box.
After a little shopping it might be time for some sunshine. There is a stunning boardwalk right in the heart of Milford that overlooks a pond and leads you around the city on a scenic route. Located behind Milford is Goat Island with even more walking trails through nature and on the Mispillion River. This city is ideal for an easy experience without the hassle of large crowds and noise. You’re in for a very relaxing treat here.
When you’ve completed your exploring, end the day in Milford with a splurge at Sugar Bee’s Candy Shop Boutique (www.thesugarbeeboutique.com). Right on the main road in Milford near Georgia House, Dolce’s and more, this candy shop is straight out of a magazine. Glass candy jars fill the shelves lining each wall. Every candy imaginable is on display. It feels as if you’ve walking into an old fashioned store and stepped back in time. You never know what treats you’ll find upon visiting the store, but you owe it to yourself just to step inside and soak up the atmosphere. It’s a very fun stop for little ones that will be sure to squeal with excitement over all the sugary options.
The Don Williams Realty Groups specializes in real estate in Delaware. If Rehoboth Beach is a little too close to all the action and you’d prefer to distance yourself from the hustle and bustle, let our agents do the legwork for you. With connections to what is happening in realty around the beach, we know how to help find the perfect spot for you and your family. Milford, DE may just be the place you choose to settle down. Give it a visit and then give our agents a call today at (302) 584-2548! Perhaps the quaint, warm feeling of Milford is just what you’ve been looking for. Let us help you make that dream come true.