sunrise on beach

A Delaware Bucket List - For the Gap Year Adventure Takers

Hey, bucket list lovers this one's for you! If you are one that has always had bright and bountiful ideas but never enough time to complete them, use this unique time to check off those goals and check in to your adventurous side. You may even find a place special enough to call home for a year.

Visit Every State Park in Delaware
Whether you prefer hiking, biking, or paddling through new discoveries Delaware State Parks has you covered. After all, it takes a little exploring to truly discover. Complete all 19 photo locations in their Passport Program to win awesome Delaware State Parks gear and an annual pass for the next calendar year!

Complete DE on Tap and win a prize!
Expand your taste buds and become a craft beverage enthusiast. Explore all Delaware has to offer from sours to stouts, and vineyard views to crafty cocktails. Use the DE on Tap mobile application as your guide and have your chance of earning a prize!

Beach at sunset

Catch the sunrise at every Delaware beach
A quiet sunrise accompanied by the sounds of the ocean waves crashing can be so soothing for the soul. Make it your goal to catch a sunrise at every Beach in Delaware. 

Cape Henlopen State Park
Rehoboth Beach
Dewey Beach
Delaware Seashore State Park
Bethany Beach
South Bethany Beach
Fenwick Island

Bonus points for views from Bay Beaches:
Woodland Beach
Bowers Beach
Slaughter Beach
Broadkill Beach

Take a scenic bike ride every week
Turn routine exercising into fun adventures. Use this list to take you through historic trails, riverfront trails, and more!

Embark on a historic adventure
The memorable moments go beyond the textbooks with the Delaware History Trail. Broaden your First State knowledge and immerse yourself in the gems of our pastime. Plus, you could win a prize!

Places to stay during your adventures

Killens Pond

Reconnect with nature and spend a weekend tent-camping at Killens Pond State Park.

Spend a week living with friends at the Waterfront Cottages at Indian River Marina with the sun and sand close by.

Enjoy Wi-fi, room service, and an oceanfront view at Beach View Hotel in Rehoboth and let your worries sail away with the ocean blues.

Spark your creativity with a stay at the off-centered Dogfish Inn. They welcome adventure-seekers, beer-lovers and beach-goers alike. Located in Historic Lewes there are plenty of quiet and quaint places to focus.

Essential Items to take on your adventures

Polaroid Camera
Hand Sanitizer
Face Covering
Folding Chair
Large Blanket
Portable Charger
First Aid Kit
Mosquito Repellent
Reusable Water Bottle