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Firefly Music Festival Transportation Tips, Hotel Availability, Packing Tips and More


Firefly Music Festival weekend is here, and the helpful folks at Delaware’s Capital Region/Greater Dover/Kent County Tourism shared the following:

Here are travel tips for festival-goers:
— Transportation and travel routes:
— Up-to-date hotel availability:
— Tips on what to pack for the festival:
— Things to do in Delaware beyond Firefly:

When you’re getting close to Dover, from either the north or south, make sure to take Bay Road exit 95 as opposed to another exit your GPS or maps may tell you.

As of this time, the Hotel Rodney still has rooms available. I had the opportunity to stay with them, and wrote about them on MAD2Go.

The view from my room at the romantic Inn at Canal Square. © Gail A. Sisolak

The view from my room at the romantic Inn at Canal Square. © Gail A. Sisolak

The luxurious Inn at Canal Square offers sumptuous accommodations and gourmet breakfasts in their “Nantucket-Style” retreat located on the banks of the canal. Winter weekend programs include the opportunity to join Delaware’s own Kevin Fleming, noted photographer and publisher. Fleming will describe his experiences photographing scenes for his latest book “Wild Delaware” and present examples of those rare moments he was able to capture. The next morning, tour some of the parks that Fleming frequented. (

Hotel Rodney: © Gail A. Sisolak

Hotel Rodney: © Gail A. Sisolak

The Hotel Rodney is a gem of a boutique hotel located in the heart of Lewes’ historic district; within strolling distance of a myriad of colorful shops and restaurants. Although the building was constructed in 1926, the interior has been remodeled from top-to-bottom. The striking décor manages to balance early 20-th century architecture with sleekly sophisticated design and appointments.  Crisp, comfortable and chic, Hotel Rodney offers a stylish respite close to all the action. (

This story was first published in the News Journal in 2008, under the byline of Gail A. Sisolak. All copyrights reserved.