Are you trying to make a great first impression? Rekindling the flame with your betrothed? Help has arrived, as Matt Amis has done the work for you.
By Matt Amis Published April 12, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy Vince’s Sports Center (14 Gender Road, Newark, 738-4859), simply because par-3 golf, batting cages and mini-golf, all part of a huge 18-acre family owned property, help everyone feel young at heart.
There are few better ways to spend a sweltering summer night than relaxing under the lights at Frawley Stadium with the Wilmington Blue Rocks (801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, 888-2015). Kick back with craft beer, hilarious promotions and solid entertainment.
If Dan Butler, Kevin Reading and Patrick D’Amico are your idea of celebrities, you and your date might be destined for Celebrity Kitchens (1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 427-2665), an interactive cooking class dining experience that draws some of the best chefs from around the region to prepare a gourmet meal before your eyes. A night of cooking together is sure to heat things up. Feel like maki love? Head to Mikimotos (1212 Washington St., Wilmington, 656-8638) for Sushi 101, a hands-on class with the experts that’ll have you slicing seaweed and mastering masago in no time.
Something a Little Different, Part II
Spend a lazy weekend afternoon on a tube instead of watching the tube. Tubing at Brandywine Creek State Park (41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, 577-3534) is a fun, refreshing and inexpensive way to enjoy a warm day. Set it up through Wilderness Canoe Trips (2111 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 654-2227). The company rents kayaks and canoes, too.
Rent a rad Sea-Doo or a wacky inflatable aqua trampoline from Bay Sports (Dickinson St., Dewey Beach, 227-7590) to make your summer date gain a whole new appreciation for the Rehoboth Bay.
Sightseeing isn’t limited to the land. Spot wildlife (lots of bottlenose dolphins, and the occasional humpback whale) with a charter out of Fisherman’s Wharf (107 Anglers Road, Lewes, 645-8862). During the summer months the company charters boats for dolphin and whale watching, as well as romantic sunset cruises. You might remind your intended that our cetacean cousins mate for life.
If thrash metal is the way to your heart, Mojo 13 (1706 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, 798-5798) is your kind of place. Mix and mingle with alternative-minded music and comedy. The place often books national touring acts traveling to or from Philly. Check its MySpace page to keep up on the latest. Big names in music always seem to find their way to the legendary Bottle & Cork, (1807 Highway One, Dewey Beach, 227-7272) each summer for a rockin’, sweaty, unforgettable good time. Keep your date close. The crowd can get very tight.