NEXT STOP: Selbyville, DE

Catherine • July 31, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Freeman Stage at Bayside, an outdoor performing arts venue four miles west of Fenwick Island, Delaware,  has grown by leaps and bounds since it was first opened in 2008 by the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation.  The venue presents approximately 50 exceptional arts experiences a year between Memorial Day and Labor Day; including dance, theatre, live music and children’s shows.  And tomorrow night, August 1, 2012, The Stage will be host to a sold-out show featuring the sexy 60s sounds of The Midtown Men!

What better way to experience this Fab Four – Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer – than sitting on a blanket on a warm summer evening, sipping a glass of wine and swaying to the beat of “Oh What A Night”?  And what better way to experience this glorious country of ours than to follow The Midtown Men as they make their way from town to town, state to state. 

The Midtown Club’s “NEXT STOP” will guide you through the tour, whether you can join in or not, you won’t feel left out!

NEXT STOP: The Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville, DE! 

Selbyville isn’t called ”the gateway to the beach” for nothing!   There are several fabulous beach towns to visit with an hour drive, so it might be hard to know where to start.  But let’s just head due East and see where that takes us…

Fenwick Island Beach

…Fenwick Island is a fairly quiet beach town immediately across the state line from Ocean City, Maryland.  Visitors may choose to hit the beach or Fenwick Island State Park, wander around DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum, or, for the more adventurous, check out DelMara Board Sport Adventures.  Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you may want to head over to the Fenwick Crab House.  According to Coastal Living Magazine, “This family-owned restaurant maintains a relaxed, rustic spirit and serves huge portions of seafood, such as Alaskan snow crab legs, in metal buckets. The meaty blackfin crab cakes are famous.”

Bethany Beach Boardwalk

From there, head up the coast about 10 miles to Bethany Beach.  The family friendly boardwalk is small, clean and with a great variety of activities and a lot of fun.   Got a sweet tooth?  Head over to Beach Break Bakrie & Cafe, 123 Garfield Parkway, for some great homemade muffins or sandwiches.  They also have a huge variety of cupcakes available!

Another 15 miles up the beach will find you in the “wild atmosphere” of Dewey Beach.  If it’s meal time, you may want to stop in at Chicken Ed’s, which enjoys a cult following for its fresh, steamed blue crabs dusted with Old Bay seasoning; BYOB. 

A bit further up the coast is the more “cosmopolitan”  bustle of Rehoboth Beach, where the aromas of sea and saltwater taffy fill your senses when you arrive.  Park the car and stretch your legs.   Almost everything you need lies within walking distance of the mile-long Boardwalk–flanked by beach and Atlantic Ocean on one side and restaurants and shops on the other.  Not to be missed – a bucket of fries from Thrasher’s French Fries – a boardwalk staple.

We hope you’ve enjoyed your trip.  See you at the NEXT STOP.

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