Top 5 Hot Spots Around Dover International Speedway

If you attended the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200 race earlier in the season, you probably already realize just how much there is to do in Dover. But, if you’ll be visiting for the very first time for the upcoming NASCAR XFINITY race, you’re in for a treat. From restaurants to museums to historical sites, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Dover.

Check out these top 5 hot spots around Dover International Speedway and kickstart your vacation plans!

  •  Roma Italian Ristorante Dover, DE

    Roma Italian Ristorante

    Dover, Delaware

    Mama mia! If you’re looking for a little taste of lovely Roma, this is a must-visit Italian restaurant! For 43 years, this restaurant has been a staple in Dover. Their lasagna and lobster ravioli are crowd favorites. And for customers with a sweet tooth, the cheesecake and cannolis will certainly satisfy. The recent addition of Sul Tempo Cocktail Lounge, which features hand crafted cocktails and beer, was another welcomed addition to the town. So, if you’re searching for a place for a memorable night on the town, check out Roma Italian Ristorante while you’re in Dover for race weekend.

  •  Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant Dover, DE

    Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restuarant

    Dover, Deleware

    Touted as “the best seafood in Delaware,” Cool Springs is a must-stop for your Dover vacation. All of their offerings are so tasty that, no matter what dish you go with, you can’t go wrong. Top off your meal with one of their award winning, house made desserts and you’re in business! Oh, and you’ll definitely enjoy the laid back atmosphere and friendly staff.

  •  Woodburn Governor's Residence Dover, DE

    Woodburn Governor’s Residence

    Dover, Deleware

    This beautiful estate is a destination you won’t want to pass by. The formidable red brick mansion was secured by the state as the official residence of Delaware’s governors in 1965. Inside, you’ll find the Wall of First Ladies, which includes portraits of each First Lady that has resided in Woodburn. The Great Hall, furnished with period pieces, is another sight to behold, not to mention the lavish gardens surrounding the mansion. Woodburn is also rumored to have been a safe haven on the Underground Railroad, and has a long history of paranormal activity. The public is welcome to take a tour of the property; just make sure to schedule your tour 24 hours in advance.

  •  La Tonalteca Dover, DE

    La Tonalteca

    Dover, Deleware

    If your favorite driver wins at Dover, you’re sure to feel like celebrating. Well dust off your sombrero and head to the festive La Tonalteca. From fresh guacamole, to sizzling fajitas, to mouth watering enchiladas, you’ll be hard pressed to find better Mexican food in the whole state of Delaware. For the 21 and over crowd, we recommend topping off your celebration with a refreshing margarita (and the kids can enjoy fried ice cream for dessert!).

  •  Johnson Victrola Museum Dover, DE

    Johnson Victrola Museum

    Dover, Deleware

    This little piece of history is one of Dover’s best kept secrets. At the museum, you’ll learn about the Victor Talking Machine Company and the evolution of sound recording. Exhibits featuring Talking Machines and Victrolas, Phonographs, Gramophones, Graphophones, 78 rpm recordings, and more will certainly bring you a new appreciation for modern day music and recording devices. The best part is, admission to the museum is free. It’s the perfect destination for your Dover vacation.

Come cheer on Blake in the Drive Sober 200 race at Dover International Speedway, and don’t forget to check out these awesome local businesses while you’re in the area!

What are your favorite places to visit around Dover International Speedway? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you!

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