There’s nothing more relaxing than a weekend at the beach! The feeling of sand beneath your feet and the smell of fresh air will bring you to your happy place. Here are tips to make sure your Memorial Day getaway in Delaware is picture-perfect.

1) Make dinner reservations now!
If you are planning to enjoy some of the finest restaurants at the beach, it’s time to start planning. Reserve your table today for great spots like Striper Bites, DiFebo’s, and the Fork & Flask at Nage. Bonus tip: Find your favorite restaurant on VisitDelaware.com and reserve a spot with OpenTable.

Scenic drives 2) Take the scenic route
Use your journey to the beach as an opportunity to see the beautiful Delaware bayshore. To ease travel, download the DelDOT and Parkmobile mobile applications. And check out some of the back roads that take you to the beach  - these scenic, winding ways will bring you through some of the scenic spots in the state.

3) Set aside a day for shopping!
It’s no secret that Rehoboth Beach is a shopper’s paradise! Be sure to set aside some vacation time for a shopping spree. Not only will you enjoy tax-free Delaware prices, but you’ll be able to browse the many Memorial Day sales!

Rehoboth Beach4) Claim your spot early
If you’re planning to spend a day on the beach, wake up early and head to the sand! Choose the perfect spot, close enough to the water to catch a breeze, but far enough onto the sand that you’re able to take a break and walk the boards.

5) Save room for boardwalk fare!
Just the thought of a burger from Gus and Gus or a big bucket of Thrasher’s Fries with vinegar will leave anyone with craving these beach treats. Remember there is no counting calories on vacation!

7) Find a kickoff party!
If you’re in Dewey, you’ve got to visit the Rusty Rudder and Bottle & Cork on Memorial Day Weekend! Rehoboth Beach bars host great kickoff parties too, celebrating the beginning of beach season. View the Visit Delaware Event Calendar to see what’s going at the beach.

8) Delaware Unlocked
To keep up with the latest happenings in your favorite beach town, download the Geoswap App before you arrive. You’ll be able to see what’s going on in town and share the best events with others around.

Ready for the best Memorial Day Weekend yet? Be sure to check out VisitDelaware.com for information on the latest happenings, best places to visit, and all the great restaurants & hotels. Plus, share your experiences with #Delagram!