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Delaware is the perfect romantic getaway!

Whether you are watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean, enjoying a couple's massage at a premier spa resort, or savoring the flavor at a local winery, Delaware offers the perfect destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway. With beautiful scenery, delicious dining options and a wide array of attractions, the First State can grab anyone by the heartstrings! And, if you're looking for something unique for that special someone, remember Delaware has tax-free shopping!

Below is a collection of romance packages from hotels and resorts statewide. For additional hotel listings, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/hotels/.

New Castle County

Bed and Breakfast Package at the Hotel DuPont
Treat yourself to the ultimate bed and breakfast weekend package in Wilmington! The package includes overnight accommodations and a la carte breakfast in the Green Room. For your convenience, complimentary valet parking is also included during your stay. For more information, visit http://hoteldupont.com/specials-packages/index.cfm or call 800-441-9019.

Sweet Romance Getaway at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington
Your sweet romance getaway includes sparkling wine in-room on arrival, wake-up DoubleTree BreakfastTM (where applicable) or in the hotel restaurant for each night of stay and early check-in or late check-out (based on availability). For more information, visit http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/hotels/specials.jhtml?ctyhocn=ILGCPDT or call 800-222-TREE.

The Romance Package at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana
The ultimate in "do not disturb" getaways! The package includes in-room sparkling wine (where permitted by law) or cider upon arrival, full American breakfast for two in your room (where available) or in the hotel's designated restaurant and on stays beyond one night, buy one entrée and get a second one of equal or lesser value at no additional cost (choose from either lunch or dinner in designated restaurant). For more information visit, http://www.hiltonchristiana.com/Packages/special_packages.asp or call 302.454.1500.

The Village Romance Package at the Inn at Montchanin Village
Looking for a warm, cozy place that's tucked away from the rest of the world? Montchanin Village is the place. Quiet, private, luxurious and romantic. This package includes a bottle of champagne with Swiss Chocolates, Fresh Berry presentation upon arrival and a $25.00 voucher toward breakfast at Krazy Kat's Restaurant. For more information, visit http://www.montchanin.com/specials.html or call (302) 888-2133.

Kent County

Romance Package at the Hilton Garden Inn Dover
The package includes in-room sparkling wine (where permitted by law) or cider upon arrival, full breakfast for two in the hotel's designated restaurant. Guests can exchange their breakfast for a dinner discount at participating hotels (buy one entrée and get a second one of equal or lesser value free in the hotel's designated restaurant) and late check-out is available upon request. For more information, visit http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/ or call 302-674-3784.

Valentine's Sweetheart Package at the Sheraton Dover Hotel
Stay either Saturday, February 11th, or Tuesday, February 14th. The package includes: overnight accommodations for two in one of our deluxe guest rooms, three course dinner for two in Chops Grille, complimentary drinks for two in the Zbar (up to $5.00 value each), complimentary local shuttle service and the use of the indoor pool and hot tub. For more information, visit http://www.sheratondover.com/ or call 302-678-8500.

Sussex County

Romance at The Bellmoor "Add On Package"
Enjoy a fabulous romantic escape at The Bellmoor by adding the "Romance at The Bellmoor" package to any room type. The "Add on Package" includes two 50-minute Swedish Massages, complimentary bottle of Prosecco Sparkling wine and a full American breakfast each morning. For more information, visit http://www.thebellmoor.com/html/rehoboth-beach-spas-pkg.asp or call 866-899-2779.

Romance Getaway Package at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center
This package includes a 2-night deluxe accommodation, in-room champagne and box of chocolates upon arrival, and continental Breakfast for two during your stay. For more information, visit http://www.atlanticsandshotel.com/default.aspx?pg=offers or call 800.422.0600.

Valentine's Weekend Special at Hotel Rehoboth
Pamper and spoil your sweetheart at Hotel Rehoboth. Start with Taittinger champagne and a beautiful long stemmed rose before a wonderful spa treatment then off to a romantic dinner for two. Don't forget late check-out on Sunday! For more information, visit http://www.hotelrehoboth.com/be-my-valentine-weekend-package.html or call 877-247-REHO (7346).

Valentine's Weekend Sweetheart Package at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel
Relax with your sweetheart for a 2-night Valentine's getaway weekend at the beach - stay Friday and Saturday the 10th and 11th OR Saturday and Sunday the 11th and 12th! Our Sweetheart Package includes: 2 Nights in Romantic Accommodations (Friday - Saturday OR Saturday - Sunday), chocolates, champagne and keepsake logo flutes, dinner for two in Victoria's Restaurant (Appetizer, Entree and Dessert from Victoria's Menu), and your choice of Breakfast or Sunday Brunch for two. For more information, visit http://www.boardwalkplaza.com/rehoboth-beach-specials-packages or call (800)33-BEACH.

Vintage Valentine Escape at the Inn at Canal Square
The package includes 2 nights of lodging for two, a bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and a $50.00 dinner certificate. For more information, visit http://www.theinnatcanalsquare.com/packages/valentine.html or call 888-644-1911.

 

 

posted on: Monday, Jan 30, 2012 12:25 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Top Things to do in Delaware for 2012!

A new year has begun and now is the perfect time to plan your trip to Delaware! If your New Year’s resolution is to try something new and exciting then we have some great suggestions for you! Here are our top things to do in Delaware for 2012: 

 

 Journey back in time by following the new Delaware History Trail. Visit 36 historical sites that begin to tell the story about the state that started the nation.  From the grand du Pont estates to the “First Town in the First State,” this trail highlights Delaware’s rich history, heritage, and scenic beauty. Did we mention you could qualify to win a limited-edition “Landmarks and Legacies” book for completing the trail? For details, go to www.visitdelaware.com/history

 

 Take part in the revelry of award-winning festivals including the Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival, the Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddlers Festival, and the World Championship Punkin Chunkin. Although, the fun doesn’t stop there! The First State offers year-round festivals for everyone to enjoy. You can listen to the sweet sounds of the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, celebrate the history of Delaware at Old Dover Days, enjoy authentic Native American music and dancing at the Nanticoke Indian Powwow, or take in the sights and sounds of the season during Christmas in Odessa. For additional information on festivals in Delaware, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/festivals/
 
 Plan your vacation getaway at one of Delaware’s pristine beaches. You can enjoy fun in the sun, surf-fishing, skimboarding, boating or take a stroll along the boardwalk. If you are heading to our nation’s summer capital, Rehoboth Beach, don’t forget to grab some Thrasher’s fries (with vinegar, of course), a slice of Grottos Pizza, or take the kids to Funland for exciting rides and games! For more information, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/
 
 Experience the thrill of the race at the Monster Mile, home to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekends, or try your luck at gaming at one of Delaware’s three racinos. The Dover International Speedway offers year-round activities that are sure to excite any race enthusiast including guided tours of the track or the opportunity to drive a genuine stock car with Monster Racing. At Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel and Casino and Harrington Raceway and Casino, you can place your bets with live table gaming, horse racing, professional sports betting or slot machines! For more information on sports and gaming in Delaware, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/sports-gaming/
 
 Savor the flavor of 13 local wineries and craft breweries featured on the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail. From the Wilmington Riverfront to Rehoboth Beach Avenue, these locations will take you on a delectable journey throughout the state. Enjoy tours and tastings at these unique wineries and breweries. Plus, be on the lookout for enhancements to the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail coming in 2012! For more information, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/
 
 Indulge in Delaware’s year-round tax-free shopping! With hundreds of name-brand stores, the First State is a dream come true for any shopper (and shopaholics!). Conveniently located off of I-95, the newly remodeled Christiana Mall is Delaware’s largest and most upscale shopping destination. Plus, check out the “Mile of Style” at the Tanger Outlet Centers in Rehoboth with over 130 factory outlet stores. For additional shopping and leisure locations, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/shopping/.
 

Order the 2012-2014 Official State Travel Guide for helpful Delaware travel ideas and tips at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/travel-guide/.   

If you’re planning to stay overnight, go to www.visitdelaware.com for hotel listings or book your hotel from the www.visitdelaware.com home page found in the right-hand column.  

To plan a trip, utilize the Delaware Tourism Trip Planner at www.visitdelaware.com/trip-builder.

For free advice from travelers about great Delaware vacations, go to the Delaware TripAdvisor® web page at www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g28929-Delaware-Vacations.html.

 

posted on: Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 6:49 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 01/27/12 - 01/29/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, don't forget to focus your lens on the First State and submit your images for the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest by February 17, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/photocontest/.

Discover Delaware by following one of our three exciting statewide trails!

Delaware Geocaching Trail

Embark on a statewide adventure using GPS technology to find hidden cache sites at historic and cultural attractions, state parks, wineries, breweries, and sports venues. For more information, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo/

Delaware History Trail

Comprised of 36 significant historic sites, visitors can receive a commemorative book for completing the trail entitled, "Landmarks and Legacies," a colorful narrative highlighting historic places and fascinating people representing the very fabric of the First State.  For more information, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/history/

Delaware Wine and Ale Trail

This trail is a unique collection of thirteen local wineries and breweries featuring award-winning wines and craft brews. Visit for a tour, a tasting and a memorable experience!  For more information, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/

Waterfowl Migration at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Recurring Daily
The Refuge opens ½ hour before sunrise and closes ½ after sunset
Enjoy the Winter season's Waterfowl Migration at this 10,000-acre refuge that attracts various species of birds and wildlife. Walking trails are open to the public and offer great views of the migrating Snow Geese. For more information, visit http://www.fws.gov/northeast/primehook/ or call (302) 684-8419.

Downtown Newark Restaurant Week
Recurring until January 29, 2012
Experience a culinary celebration of diverse restaurants during Downtown Newark Restaurant Week. 19 locations will offer special menus throughout the week.  As a Great American Main Street award winner, Downtown Newark is a great spot for dining and shopping! For information on pricing and locations, visit http://enjoydowntownnewark.com/restaurantweek.

Crown Royal Poker Tournaments at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino
Friday, January 27, 2012
Tournament starts at 7:00 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.
Every Friday night at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino visitors can enter to win the Crown Royal Poker Room tournament with $5,000 in guaranteed prize money. Buy-in: $100/Chips: 10,000. For more information, visit http://www.doverdowns.com/ or call 302-857-CARD. Pre-registration is available at the Poker Room Cashier Cage. 

"Miss Saigon" performed by New Candlelight Theatre
Jan 27, 2012 to Mar 11, 2012
Begins at 6:00 p.m.
"Miss Saigon" tells the intense love story of Chris, a US soldier during the Vietnam War, and Kim, a young Vietnamese girl. The obstacles and choices they face, fighting for their doomed romance will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. To purchase tickets, visit http://nctstage.org/home or call 302-475-2313.

Discover the Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation
Open for tours on Saturday and Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn about life in Delaware around the Civil War time period while touring this gorgeous home in Sussex County. Also, stop by the Seaford Museum! For more information, visit http://www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com/ or call 302-628-9500. 

Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Dragon at the Delaware Art Museum
Saturday, January 28, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Delaware Art Museum welcomes the sixth annual Chinese New Year Celebration! Presented in conjunction with Hanlin Chinese Culture Association, this festive, free celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a dragon art scavenger hunt, a dragon dance and Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk Dance Troupe and Yo-Yo Club, and a special Chinese circus acrobatics performance by Yang Xiao Di. For more information, visit http://www.delart.org/prog_events/adult_prog/chineseNY.html or call 866-232-3714. 

Walking Tour: Dover's Heroes of the Revolution at Fist State Heritage Park
Saturday, January 28, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tories, Whigs, militia and insurrection - Dover was a hotbed of revolutionary and loyalist activity during the struggle for American Independence. While suspicion was cast on some of its residents, others would achieve national acclaim for their actions during this trying time. Visit the final resting places of such valiant figures as John Haslet and John Patton, and see the locations around The Green associated with other early military heroes, including Caesar Rodney and Dr. James Tilton. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Tours begin at the John Bell House on The Green and are offered every hour beginning at 10 a.m. Last tour leaves at 3 p.m. Reservations not required. No fee. For more information, visit http://www.destateparks.com/ or call (302) 739-9194.

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdelaware.com/

http://visitdover.com/

http://visitsoutherndelaware.com/

http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/

 

posted on: Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 4:15 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 01/20/12 to 01/22/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, don't forget to focus your lens on the First State and submit your images for the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest. For more information, please visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/photocontest/.

Air Mobility Command Museum - VC-9C Air Force Two Exhibit
Recurring daily
Various times
Explore the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history! Discover the newest addition to the museum, formerly known as Air Force Two, this aircraft transported America's top leadership from 1975 until 2011. For more information, please visit http://amcmuseum.org/exhibits_and_planes/vc-9.php or call (302) 677-5938.

Zwaanendael Museum in historic Lewes
Wednesdays - Saturdays
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Experience the rich history of Sussex County at the Zwaanendael Museum. Their exhibits showcase over 11,000 years of Lewes culture including maritime history and the traditions of Delaware's early European settlers. For more information, visit http://history.delaware.gov/museums/zm/zm_main.shtml or call (302) 645-1148. Group tours and student travel opportunities are available.

1st Annual National Arts Program - State of Delaware Employee Exhibition
January 06 - 27, 2012
Don't miss this chance to view the creativity of the State of Delaware employees and their family members by viewing their artwork in Delaware's National Arts Program exhibition. On view in the Mezzanine Gallery in the Carvel State Office Building. For more information, visit http://www.artsdel.org/.

Tours of the Old State House
Mondays - Saturdays (9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.); Sundays (1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Learn about the Old State House and its significance to the State of Delaware's history and heritage. For more information, visit http://history.delaware.gov/museums/sh/sh_main.shtml or call (302) 744-5055. Group tours and student travel opportunities are available.

"I Hate Hamlet" performed by Possum Point Players
Friday, January 20 - Sunday, January 29, 2012
This hilarious comedy, I Hate Hamlet is a dramatic comedy written in 1991 by Paul Rudnick. Set in John Barrymore's old apartment in New York City - follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part. For show times and ticket information, visit http://www.possumpointplayers.org/ or call 302-856-3460.

Beachcombing at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Begins at 11:00 a.m.
Stroll along Delaware Seashore State Park's famous undeveloped beach looking for seashells, egg cases and other signs of marine and beach life. Winter storms wash up a treasure trove of objects not typically seen during the mild summer months. For more information, visit http://www.destateparks.com/programs/programresult.asp?ID=19607 or call (302) 227-2800.

The Papillons Woodwind Quintet at the Smyrna Opera House
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Begins at 7:30 p.m.
Please join The Papillons Woodwind Quintet on a musical history tour. Start your journey by listening to compositions from the 15th century, and end your trip enjoying tunes from the modern era. A mixture of light classical works will be presented - there will be something for everyone! For more information, visit http://www.smyrnaoperahouse.org/ or call (302) 653-4236.

Demetri Martin at the DuPont Theatre
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Demetri Martin worked as a writer on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and was a contributor on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He also had his own TV show, "Important Things with Demetri Martin." Now, see him perform live at the DuPont Theatre. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.duponttheatre.com or call 800-338-0881.

Kalmar Nyckel Monumental Maritime Anniversaries: Kalmar Nyckel at 375
Sunday, January 22, 2012
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
'The Things They Carried' Aboard Kalmar Nyckel, in 1637-38," features KNF's very own Senior Historian and Director of Education, Samuel W. Heed. Heed will give a special presentation about the original Kalmar Nyckel to honor its first transatlantic voyage in 1637-38, the one which brought the first permanent European settlers to Delaware and the Delaware Valley.The presentation will include a special performance by the Kalmar Nyckel's chantey band, led by local musician and crewmember Fred Litcofsky. Located at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. For more information, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=69qebecab&oeidk=a07e5eme5xi965a6879 or call 302-429-7447.

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/history/

Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/

Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo/

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdelaware.com/

http://visitdover.com/

http://visitsoutherndelaware.com/

http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/

 

posted on: Friday, Jan 20, 2012 11:25 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Point, click, snap!

Submit Contest Photos by February 17th

There are only a few more weeks to focus your lens on the First State and enter to win the Delaware Tourism Office Photo Contest. We invite all amateur and professional photographers to submit both scenic photos and photos that include people enjoying Delaware sites and activities pertaining to seasonal categories (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). A panel of judges will select the top finalist in each of the four (4) seasonal categories. A public voting process will determine a Grand Prize Winner that will receive a $2,500 cash prize and have their photo printed in an issue of Delaware Today® Magazine. To submit your photos, click here.

Looking for helpful hints on how to get the winning shot? The National Geographic Society known worldwide for their outstanding photography has great information highlighting tips of the trade! Here are just two resources you can use:

• Digital Photography Tips: http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-tips/digital-photography-tips/#page=1

• Travel Photography Tips: http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-tips/travel-photography-tips/#page=1

What are some of our suggestions?

• Take your camera with you wherever you go! You never know when you'll be inspired.

• Try shooting during the early morning or evening hours for the best lighting.

• Discover Delaware with your family and friends! They could make great models.

• Don't be shy. Travel to new and unique places!

We look forward to receiving your best photos! To submit your images or view the rules and regulations, click here.

 

posted on: Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 4:11 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 01/13/12 - 01/15/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, don't forget to focus your lens on the First State and submit your images for the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest. For more information, please visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/photocontest/

Discover Delaware by following one of our three exciting statewide trails!

Delaware Geocaching Trail

Embark on a statewide adventure using GPS technology to find hidden cache sites at historic and cultural attractions, state parks, wineries, breweries, and sports venues. For more information, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo/

Delaware History Trail

Comprised of 36 significant historic sites, visitors can receive a commemorative book for completing the trail entitled, “Landmarks and Legacies,” a colorful narrative highlighting historic places and fascinating people representing the very fabric of the First State.  For more information, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/history/

Delaware Wine and Ale Trail

This trail is a unique collection of thirteen local wineries and breweries featuring award-winning wines and craft brews. Visit for a tour, a tasting and a memorable experience!  For more information, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/

Invention Convention at Hagley Museum and Library 
January 14 – 16, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Children will enjoy three days of inventing, experimenting, and interactive educational entertainment. Admission includes cost of supplies; free for members. For more information, visit http://www.hagley.org/events.html or call (302) 658-2400.

Free Entrance Fee to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
January 14 - 16, 2012
The Refuge entrance fee will be waived from January 14 to 16, 2012 to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and weekend. Bombay Hook will be open from sunrise to sunset and invites individuals and families to visit the Refuge to tour the 12-mile wildlife drive.  The Refuge provides habitat for wintering and migrating wildlife. Geese, ducks, hawks, and eagles can be seen at the Refuge during this time. For more information, visit http://www.fws.gov/northeast/bombayhook/ or call (302) 653-9345. 

Opening of Dana Pyle’s Howard Pyle Miniatures Exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum
Saturday, January 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dana J. Pyle, Jr., a local artist and distant descendant of famed illustrator Howard Pyle, is a Masterpieces in Miniature fan favorite. This year, eight of Dana’s riveting one-inch to one-foot scale miniatures inspired by Howard Pyle paintings have an exhibition all their own.  For more information, visit http://www.delart.org/ or call 302-571-9590.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Grand Opera House
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
A sell-out in its last Grand concert, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences worldwide first-class performances and the highest possible standards of music-making across a diverse range of musical repertoire.  The program includes works by Mozart, Brahms, and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring Maestro Zukerman as soloist. For more information, visit http://www.thegrandwilmington.org or call (302) 652-5577. 

Tax-free Shopping Hot Spots:
Christiana Mall: http://www.shopchristianamall.com/

Concord Mall: http://www.concordmall.com/

Dover Mall: http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=1243

Tanger Outlets: http://www.tangeroutlet.com/rehoboth

For additional event calendars, visit: 
http://visitdelaware.com/ 

http://visitdover.com/

http://visitsoutherndelaware.com/

http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/  

 

posted on: Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 10:03 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 01/06/12 - 01/08/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, don't forget to focus your lens on the First State and submit your images for the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest. For more information, please visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/photocontest/.

Air Mobility Command Museum - VC-9C Air Force Two Exhibit
Recurring daily
Various times
Explore the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history! Discover the newest addition to the museum, formerly known as Air Force Two, this aircraft transported America's top leadership from 1975 until 2011. For more information, please visit http://amcmuseum.org/exhibits_and_planes/vc-9.php or call (302) 677-5938.

Paint, Pattern & People Exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Mansion and Gardens

Recurring until January 8, 2012

This exhibit sheds new light on distinctive local variations of furniture, presenting rare examples for which the maker or family history is known. The exhibition is accompanied by an iPod tour, a film, and special house tours as well as a fully illustrated, 304-page publication. Join us for an in-depth exploration of this diverse region and its various creative expressions. For more information, visit http://www.winterthur.org/?p=876 or call 800.448.3883. 

Open Studio and various exhibits at the Delaware Children’s Museum

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Explore exhibits designed by one of the nation's foremost museum designers to hold the interest of kids of every age – from toddlers to preteens – with fresh things for them to discover as they grow. Visitors can explore seven exhibits and 37,000 square feet of interactive fun. For more information, visit http://www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org or call (302) 654-2340.

1st Annual National Arts Program - State of Delaware Employee Exhibition

January 06 – 27, 2012

Don't miss this chance to view the creativity of the State of Delaware employees and their family members by viewing their artwork in Delaware's National Arts Program exhibition. On view in the Mezzanine Gallery in the Carvel State Office Building.  For more information, visit http://www.artsdel.org/

Harrington Raceway and Casino – Friday Night Live!

Show times 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Try your luck at gaming at the Harrington Raceway and Casino. Plus, every Friday in the Gold Room, you can find the area's hottest entertainment. This Friday, January 6, 2012, enjoy “The Legendary Teenagers” with their unique doo wop sound. For more information, visit http://casino.harringtonraceway.com/ or call 888-887-5687. 

First Saturdays in the First State (Special lectures “War of 1812 Comes to Lewes” and “Food for Thought”)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

First State Heritage Park

Explore a variety of special programs and events developed at each historic site for the first Saturday of each month in Dover. Themed exhibits will be open throughout the various sites including the John Bell House, Biggs Museum of American Art, and the Welcome Center. For more information on times and exhibits, please visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/first-state-heritage/programs/index.asp.

Family Fun on Saturdays – Beachcombing at Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, January 7, 2012

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Nature discoveries, history and art projects are all part of the fun! Please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required; walk-ins accepted if space is available. All ages; $4 per person. For more information, visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/delaware-seashore/index.asp or call (302) 227-2800. 

Bellevue’s Winter Woods at Bellevue State Park

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bundle up and join us as we explore the happenings in Bellevue’s winter woods. We’ll be hiking for about an hour and a half, so hot chocolate and marshmallows are included! This program costs $5 per person and is appropriate for all ages. Please call (302) 761-6963 no later than 4 p.m. Friday, January 6th to register. Meet at the Arts Center. For more information, visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/bellevue/programs/

Free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Recurring weekly

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Free admission on Sundays, thanks to support from AstraZeneca. For more information, visit http://www.delart.org/home.html or call 302-571-9590.

Edwin McCain at World Café Live at The Queen

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy American singer-songwriter and musician Edwin McCain at the refurbished Queen Theater. For ticket information, visit http://queen.worldcafelive.com/ or call 302-994-1400. 

For more event calendars visit: 

http://visitdelaware.com/  

http://visitdover.com/  

http://visitsoutherndelaware.com/  

http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/  

http://www.destateparks.com/  

Bonus trip ideas:    

Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/history/ 

Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/

Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo/  

 


 

posted on: Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012 6:15 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

99 Kings Highway • Dover, DE 19901 • 1-866-284-7483
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