What bubba said is pretty spot on. I would suggest going to the dogfish brewery, and taking the tour. I like the hoppy beers like 90 minute IPA, they have one caled 61 which is mixed with beer and wine. Since you are accustomed to terrible gun laws, you could stay in ocean city Maryland, they have a lot of good hotels. I think the golden sands has an indoor pool. A few places have steamed seafood and steaks locally, or you could then come north to Indian river inlet for surfing and fishing. Then travel north to rehoboth for the beach, good food and family fun there.
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