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∙ Each Delaware beach has its own style and character! Pick your flavor of fun.
∙ Find Delaware deals including discounts at attractions, hotels and on vacation rentals.
∙ Planning a Memorial Day BBQ? Serve up some local flavor by offering local wine, beer and spirits from the locations on the Delaware Beer, Wine and Sprits Trail.
∙ Summer in Delaware means its time for delicious steamed crabs. Learn how to pick and eat a steamed crab from a Delaware waterman!
∙ Paddle, hike and bike your way along the Delaware Outdoor Trail.
∙ Spend some time with your fur-family members! Get tips on pet-friendly beach destinations in Delaware.
Beach Travel Tips:
∙ The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is a 90-minute scenic ride for travelers visiting the Delaware beaches from northern locations such as; New Jersey and New York. Vehicle and foot passengers can purchase tickets online or at the ferry terminal. If you’re a vehicle passenger, it is highly recommended to make a reservation.
∙ The Jolly Trolley Shuttle Service is a convenient way to travel between Rehoboth and Dewey Beach. Service begins Friday, May 22nd at 5:00 p.m. The summer schedule offers daily service from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Rates are $3.00 one-way and $5.00 round trip.
∙ Use the DART First State’s Park and Ride lot located on Shuttle Rd. off of Delaware Rt. 1, north of Rehoboth Avenue to ride in comfort to the outlets, boardwalk and beach. Park for $8.00 and receive up to 4 free unlimited ride daily bus passes. All buses are air conditioned, equipped with wheelchair lifts and can carry 2 bikes. DART’s Route 305 Beach Connection, operates from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekends and provides service from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Friday – Sunday nights.
∙ From tips on when it is best to travel to parking information, plan ahead with these handy Delaware beach travel tips.
Memorial Day Weekend Events:
Camping Weekend at Lums Pond State Park
May 22 - 25, 2015
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Lewes Historic Society
11th Annual Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival
Saturday, May 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tours at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Jungle Jim’s Water Park - Open for Summer season
May 23, - 25
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Viking Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Waterpark - Open for Summer season
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Opening weekend for Killens Pond Water Park
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – Tuesday, May 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Eating Rehoboth - Walking Food Tours of Rehoboth
Sunday, May 24, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.