Delaware Solo Adventure Bucket List
Delaware has an adventure to offer for every kind of explorer! These 25 expeditions are perfect to do alone or with friends and family. Browse this variety of locations to add to your Delaware bucket list!
- Walk the Boardwalk and build a sandcastle at Rehoboth Beach : Walk along the boardwalk, shop and dine on the Avenue or spend the day building a sandcastle on the beach with Rehoboth’s pristine sand and clean water!
- Catch a movie at the Clayton Theatre : Opened in February 1949, the Clayton Theatre in Dagsboro is Delaware's last remaining first-run single-screen movie theater.
- Climb Rockford Tower at Rockford Park : Climb to the top of 100-year-old Rockford Tower for a spectacular view of the city of Wilmington.
- Drive go-karts at Midway Speedway Park : Midway Speedway is “your place to race” featuring the fastest karts at the beach. After you're finished with the track, cool off at White Water Mountain Water Park with super-fast slides, an activity pool, a lazy river and a large recreational pool or play a round of adventurous mini-golf at Fire Mountain Golf.
- Explore the Milford Riverwalk : Enjoy the beautiful and serene one-mile Mispillion Riverwalk in Milford. The riverwalk is home to many Milford events, including their Farmers’ Market (held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday) and The Ladybug Music Festival (held September 30, 2023).
- Eat and play games at Lefty’s Alley & Eats : Lefty's Alley & Eats in Lewes, Delaware, is the perfect place for fun and entertainment! Be sure to take in the duck pin bowling, Top Golf Swing Suite, axe throwing or array of arcade games after you grab a delicious bite to eat.
- Fish the water off Delaware’s coast with Anglers Fishing Center : Push your fishing skills to the limit and go offshore for a wider variety of fish in the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean! Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen!
- Get lost in the magical forest at Winterthur Garden : Visit Winterthur to see its magnificent gardens and view the unsurpassed collection of decorative arts and architecture. Hop on the tram for a garden tour which includes stops in Winterthur’s Azalea Woods, Magnolia Bend, and Enchanted Woods.
- Enjoy ice cream and mini golf at Tre Sorelle Dolce : Step back in time to enjoy a sweet treat at this retro-themed ice cream shop and mini golf course. Enjoy ice cream, thick milkshakes and delicious specialty treats before a game of 18 holes of miniature golf on a uniquely designed challenging course.
- Feel the sand between your toes at Fenwick Island State Park : Swim, stroll, bask, or play on the picturesque beaches of Fenwick Island. There are lifeguards on duty (between Memorial Day and Labor Day), a modern bathhouse, which offers convenient showers and changing rooms, a gift shop, and a snack food concession.
- Hike the Chestnut Hill Trail at White Clay Creek State Park : Scenic White Clay Creek is one of Delaware's largest and most well known state parks. The Nature Center hosts fun and interesting public programs, and visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, bird watching or disc golf. Look for the Tri-State Marker on the trail where you can stand in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland all at the same time!
- Kayak through Baldcypress trees at Trap Pond : Paddle a canoe or kayak down the Terrapin Branch Water Trail to get up close and personal with the Baldcypress trees and the diverse flora and fauna that live there. Once used as an industrial logging pond starting in the late 1700s, Trap Pond is home to the northern-most, naturally occurring, stand of Baldcypress trees.
- Listen to a concert at Freeman Arts Pavilion : From June-September the Freeman Arts Pavilion is an open-air performance space showcasing music, dance, comedy, theater, children’s programs, and free events. This year’s lineup includes favorites like Cheap Trick, Ziggy Marley, Lady A, and Gary Clark Jr.
- Photograph a sunset at Cape Henlopen State Park : Head to The Point for a gorgeous bay side sunset. Before catching the sunset, you can also borrow a bike for free and bike the Loop trail around the park to experience diverse ecosystems, including the maritime forests, dunes, and beach. It's a great way to experience the rich history of the park.
- Pick fruit at Fifers Farm Store : You can’t get it fresher than picking it yourself right from the vine, tree, or plant. In July and August, Fifers has the juiciest peaches ready for picking! After picking, treat yourself to a tasty lunch at the farm store and kitchen.
- Relax with a spa day at Forrest Spa : For. Rest. Recharge your batteries with a relaxing day at Forrest Spa - Offering signature massages, facials, skincare, manicures, and pedicures in a luxurious environment using carefully curated plant-based products.
- Ride the Wilmington & Western Railroad : Offering steam- and diesel-powered scenic train rides through Delaware's historic Red Clay Valley. Established in 1867 to provide freight and passenger service to the local area, the Wilmington and Western is a living link to the days when Delaware’s economic fortunes were tied to the many rail lines that crisscrossed the state.
- Rock climb at Alapocas Run State Park : The Main Climbing Wall was born from the remnants of a former quarry and is made of Wilmington Blue Rock. After your climb, see Delaware’s minor league baseball team, aptly named the Wilmington Blue Rocks, in action!
- Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel : The state of Delaware’s tall ship offers river cruises, day and evening sails, and appearances from April through October each sailing season. The original Kalmar Nyckel was one of America's pioneering colonial ships. Known as the Swedish Mayflower of the Delaware Valley, she brought the settlers who founded the colony of New Sweden in 1638 and established Fort Christina, the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley.
- Shop Tax-Free at Delaware Malls and Outlet : Tax-free shopping is an absolute must for your next getaway to Delaware. Take advantage of name-brand stores or locally-owned boutiques throughout the state.
- Stroll through the Delaware Botanic Gardens : The only botanic garden in southern Delaware, the Delaware Botanic Gardens features a 2-acre Meadow Garden, designed by world-renowned Dutch Plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and boasts 70,000 perennial plants and grasses focused on native plants and pollinators. Come see what treasures lie along Delaware’s Inland Bays and revel in one of the best places downstate to enjoy nature!
- See dolphins with Cape Water Tours and Taxis : Cruise on the Delaware Bay where you can take in stunning views of the East End Lighthouse, Cape Henlopen Point, the Cape May Lewes Ferry terminal, Lewes Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park…and maybe even some dolphins!
- Tour the gardens at Mt Cuba Center : Visit Mt. Cuba Center to see a lush botanical garden featuring some of the region’s most beautiful native plants and scenery.
- Visit the Brandywine Zoo : The Brandywine Zoo features an array of animals native to North and South America and temperate Asia. Situated adjacent to the Brandywine River, not far from the center of Wilmington, the Brandywine Zoo is the highlight of the Brandywine Park. Visitors can learn about endangered species, conservation, and the animal world while strolling through the tranquil environment of the Zoo.
- Zip lining at Go Ape : Go Ape is set within a cove of the 200-acre Lums Pond. The course is made up of numerous rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings, and blends beautifully within the landscape of the pond and park. The entire course consists of over 2,191 feet worth of zip lines, providing some of the longest zip-lining experiences in the state and region!