Welcome to Lewes
In 1631, the Dutch gave this whaling settlement the pretty name of Zwaanendael (Valley of the Swans), before promptly getting massacred by local Nanticokes. The name was changed to Lewes (loo-iss) when William Penn gained control of the area. Today it's an attractive seaside gem with a mix of English and Dutch architecture – and loads of great restaurants. Pretty Cape Henlopen State Park is only 2.5 miles from downtown.