This week, I decided I wanted to take a little trip outside this time. So, I went to Old New Castle!
“Historic New Castle” – as it is formally called – is a land of cobblestone streets, brick buildings, deceptively large businesses, and historic landmarks. And the best part is: you can get to it fairly easily if you take Route 13!
There are a plethora of things to do in this little town. You can visit one of the quaint shops (that are larger than they first appear on the outside). I’ve been to a few of them, and they offer some really cool finds for those of us searching for the more unique pieces. There’s a bookstore in one of the buildings that has the nicest atmosphere for creative types (like me) looking to snag a great deal on a good book.
You can also visit one of the restaurants around town. There are three that I know of – Jessop’s Tavern (which serves traditional colonial foods), Penn’s Place (which serves coffee drinks and bistro foods), and a cajun place (which I can’t remember the name of but which serves pretty self-explanatory foods).
There’s also Battery Park, a state park known for the fact that there’s a historic town right next door… Okay, so Battery Park really isn’t anything special itself, but when you want to walk around a town and see the sights and historic landmarks, you can go to Old New Castle and then sit on a bench in Battery Park.
I honestly love this place. The food at Penn’s Place is so delicious! I also really love the atmosphere of the small town – everyone knows everyone, and everyone is so friendly. I would honestly love to live in this little community! If I see any houses for sale, I’ll be moving!