Summer in Delaware Trip Ideas
Make the most of your visit to Delaware! View summer in Delaware trip ideas below, sign up for the latest travel tips, or use the online Delaware Trip builder to customize your next great getaway.
Just for fun
Stop by Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach to catch up on your summer reading while soaking in the sun. Or walk the boards while enjoying hot, fresh Boardwalk French fries, with a dash or splash of vinegar! Experience the thrill of bumper boats, water slides and much more at Jungle Jim’s (definitely, kid-approved!)
Shop the latest fashions and buy more for less with Delaware’s tax-free shopping! From the Christiana Mall to the Tanger Outlet Center and eclectic boutiques along the way, you’ll find just what you need to accessorize your life.
Call the girls and plan the ultimate getaway! Take a break from it all while sipping your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail or by indulging in a spa oasis. There should be no counting calories while on vacation so, visit foodie heaven on the Delaware Culinary Trail.
Spend the day with the kids at the Riverfront Wilmington! Catch a Wilmington Blue Rocks game, explore new horizons at the Delaware Children’s Museum or dine out at Joe’s Crab Shack! You might even see the Kalmar Nyckel; the Tall Ship of Delaware docked on the riverfront!
Off the Beaten Path
Discover Delaware’s small town charm! Only a few miles from the beach resort area, Milton, Delaware is a quaint town with one big fish on the hook! Home to Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton is visited by travelers from all over the world seeking to taste this off-centered craft beer mecca. Milton also offers dining, shopping and access to the Broadkill River, a great spot of water recreation!
Delicious coffee, inspiring art, savory food and boutique shopping are just some of the exciting activities available in historic downtown Milford. Easily accessible for travelers from Delaware’s main highways, this hidden gem is a convenient stop for those looking for a travel break.
Nestled along the waterfront, Delaware City is a historic community filled with delicious restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops and ghostly haunts! Traveling to the beach? No problem, call ahead and reserve your bushel of crabs for pick up! Boaters can easily dock at the Delaware City Marina and if you’re a history buff, make sure to visit Fort Delaware – the Alcatraz of the East Coast (you might even see a ghost or two!)
Discover the great outdoors
Explore new discoveries on the Delaware Outdoor Trail. From kayaking alongside baldcypress tress to hiking through serene trails. You'll be amazed at when you can discover outdoors in Delaware.
With nearly 600-acres of scenic surroundings, Mount Cuba Center in northern Delaware is filled with some of region’s finest woodland and wildflower gardens. Enjoy a picnic in the meadows, take an educational tour or take a few moments to appreciate the wonders of nature.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect spot for migratory bird watching and wildlife spotting! Stretching eight miles along the Delaware Bay, Bombay Hook is home to walking trails; observation towers and is a photographers dream location to shoot outdoors!
Take a drive through serene landscapes while traveling Delaware’s scenic byways. From historic communities to coastal waterways, you’ll be reminded that time on the road can be more than just exit signs and rest areas!
Or plan a Delaware geocation! Embark on a high-tech treasure hunt throughout the state while traveling the Delaware Geocaching Trail. Complete the trail and learn a limited edition Delaware Geocaching coin.
Taste the delights of afternoon tea at the renowned Green Room in the Hotel DuPont. Join the celebration of a century as they commemorate 100 years of exceptional service. Put on a fascinator, grab some gloves and live as if you are visiting Downton Abbey!
Become inspired and engaged at Delaware’s museums and art galleries. Encounter life-sized dinosaurs, view exquisite decorative arts or follow the footsteps of the First State’s heritage on the Delaware History Trail.
One the best ways to cool off during the summer months is to enjoy a big scoop of ice cream! Stop at a local dairy farm or ice ream stand to get a sneak peek at farm life with a side of freshly made ice cream. Some of the local’s top picks include Woodside Farm Creamery, UDairy, Hopkins Farm Creamery, King’s Ice Cream, and Kohrs!