If traffic on Rt-1 South to the beaches in July makes you queasy, rest assured and make the u-turn back north on up to Wilmington. There's so much happening this weekend up in New Castle County there's no excuse not to take a break from the beach!
Iron Hill: good brew and good pizza, what could be better?
Before or after (granted you have a designated driver) the Newark Food and Brew Fest, stop by the Riverfront for the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair at the Chase Center. Over 170 artists will unload their best for sale and there will also be live demonstrations, music, food (isn't there always?) and family fun. This fair runs all weekend so visit http://www.pacrafts.org/ to plan your trip.
And don't forget, when you're ready to head back south, stop by Charcoal Pit for a grilled cheese and triple thick chocolate shake. That's the only reason I ever go up to Wilmington, don't you?