The new year brings New Year’s Resolutions, and now is the time to start thinking about yours! Do you plan to visit all 50 states? Start with the First State! Is one of your goals to let loose and have some fun? Why not treat yourself to an activity in Delaware? 

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Hagley Museum & Gardens

Stitch House Brewery

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  • Eat At a New Restaurant :

    Whether in Northern, Central or Southern Delaware, there are plenty of great restaurants to try. From the top brunch restaurants to seafood restaurants, expand your palette by going someplace new. Southern Delaware’s new Culinary Coast can also help you to find the perfect eatery!

  • Visit a Museum or Mansion :

    Known for its historic value, Delaware is home to many elaborate museums and mansions. Northern Delaware houses Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Nemours Estate and Hagley Museum and Mansion. In Central Delaware, visit Delaware’s Agricultural Museum and Village, or visit the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum and Fort Miles in Southern Delaware.  

  • Complete a Delaware Trail :

    Delaware Tourism has created three trails that can guide you throughout the state! The newly relaunched Delaware On Tap trail will show you some of the best breweries, wineries, meaderies, distilleries and more in Delaware. The Delaware History Trail will take you back in time to appreciate monumental landmarks. The Delaware Discoveries Trail includes 13 interactive murals you can find and take pictures with to appreciate Delaware’s art and culture.

  • Watch a Performance :

    Speaking of art and culture, why not spend an evening at the theater? Wilmington’s The Queen is always hosting a new and exciting event. Nearby, find The Grand Opera House for a performance. Down South, the Milton Theatre and the Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach perform shows for all ages.  

  • Attend a Festival :

    There is always an upcoming festival or celebration approaching in Delaware. Between holiday festivities, music festivals and more, check out our Events and Festivals Calendar for constant updates on what’s happening in the state! New to 2024, a 4-day Phish music festival will take place from August 15-18.

  • Shop in a New Area :

    With Delaware’s tax-free shopping experience, the state is an ideal place to shop. Small businesses are also a part of what makes Delaware’s shopping experience unique. Find some new original and local businesses to purchase interesting and rare items from. If you are still finishing up any holiday shopping, read Shop Local For the Holidays in Delaware

  • Explore Nature :

    Of course, when many people think of Delaware, they think of its beaches. Spend some time enjoying the waves and soaking in the sun at one of Delaware’s many beaches. Or, take a boat ride with Cape Water Tours and Taxi to learn about Delaware’s waters in comfort and style. Also, check out one of the Delaware State Parks for recreational classes and programs, hiking, camping, fishing, biking or walking.