With a new year comes new resolutions and new ways of doing things. Change the way you vacation in Delaware in 2020 by immersing yourself in the Delaware state of mind, from the roads you take to the foods you eat. Make your 2020 vacation great with these travel tips!

Take the road less traveled

Highways get you to your destination quickly, but you might miss the beautiful scenery lying just off the beaten path. Set aside some time for a leisurely scenic drive during your stay where you’ll enjoy rolling hills and cityscapes in the north and coastal views in the south. Make planning easy by following one of the state’s designated byways or book a ticket for the Cape May – Lewes Ferry for a quick voyage across the Delaware Bay or take the Wilmington & Western Railroad through the Red Clay Valley.

Discover something new in nature

Even if your Delaware vacation is a generations-old tradition, there’s always a new outdoor adventure to discover! Exploring Delaware’s state parks is a great first step in getting in touch with nature. Step onto a path you’ve never seen before and be amazed by the beauty awaiting ahead. Get started with this guide to unique hikes.

Indulge in local cuisine

Food can give you a whole new insight into your destination’s character and Delaware’s restaurants are packed with bold flavors! Explore southern Delaware’s culinary coast where the flavors of southern comfort are fused with coastal cuisine or the modern twists on traditional flavors featured upstate. During the warmer months, try some freshly steamed crabs at one of Delaware’s top crabhouses. Get even more inspiration from the Delaware Culinary Trail!

Try a new brew

With 36 locations on Delaware on Tap, there’s always something new to discover in the craft beverage industry, like four just-added locations including Autumn Arch Beer Project, Crooked Hammock - Middletown, Brick Works - Long Neck, and Thompson Island Brewing Co. Join a tour, sample a flight or wine and dine to your heart’s delight. Download the app today to get started!

Embrace a new experience

Make 2020 epic by trying something you’ve never done before. Experience the outdoors by gliding through the forest at Lums Pond State Park, bobbing and weaving through trees on a kayak at Trap Pond, or paddling your way through the bay. Enjoy new entertainment while you dance the day (and night) away at Firefly Music Festival or live like a local with one of Delaware’s signature cocktails at a waterfront bar in Dewey Beach.

Make a bucket list

See and experience everything you want to and more by creating a Delaware bucket list!  Explore VisitDelaware.com or order an official state Travel Guide to get started, or check out suggestions for summer, fall, and winter.

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