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Explore Delaware’s Gardens and Estates

Make a regal escape to northern Delaware. View lush, green rolling hills and visit the area’s majestic estates before indulging in delicious cuisine and getting pampered at a luxurious hotel. Visiting all the top spots is possible in a single weekend if you plan ahead. View top tips for making this sweet getaway here!

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Hydrangeas are in full bloom across the gardens and you can spot them along with dozens of other flower and plant species on a guided walking or riding tour. Call ahead to make your reservation.

Nemours Estate
Call ahead to reserve your spot to explore more than 200 acres of finely manicured gardens complete with sculptures and fountains. If you love what you see, consider buying a Garden Pass that grants you access to the venue through December 2020.

Mt. Cuba Center
Admire native flowers like azaleas and magnolias in full bloom at this sprawling garden. Enjoy a picnic lunch in their large shaded outdoor area with its amazing scenic view. Call ahead for reservations.

Hagley Museum and Library
Stretch your legs beside the Brandywine River at Hagley Museum and Library and trek into colorful flower gardens surrounding a 200 year old former gunpowder factory. Try visiting during one of their special events like Bike, Hike and Brew or Summer Saturdays.

This café is the perfect spot to get your day started with options like crepes, chicken and waffles and eggs every way imaginable. It’s also a nice option for lunch with hearty sandwiches and savory burgers on the menu. Reservations are required for dining in.

Krazy Kat’s
Whether you’re starting the day with this cat-themed restaurant’s ruby red grapefruit brulee or finishing with grilled veal, you can’t go wrong with their upscale decadent options to please any hungry diner.

Pizza by Elizabeths
There’s pizza, then there’s Pizza by Elizabeths. Try their creatively topped options like “The Shannon” featuring fig jam, bleu cheese, prosciutto and scallions. The restaurant’s handcrafted cocktails are not to be missed! Reservations are strongly recommended.

Limestone BBQ and Bourbon
Get ready to meet your new favorite barbecue joint! From pulled pork sandwiches piled high to juicy brisket that’s been smoked for hours, the scent when you walk through the door will have your mouth watering.

Inn at Montchanin Village and Spa
Relax in one of 11 guest rooms in this 19th-century hamlet decorated with period furniture. Take your relaxation to the next level when you book a spa treatment just a short walk from your room!

Hotel Du Pont
This iconic Four-Diamond hotel in the heart of downtown Wilmington is your destination if you’re looking for elegance and an evening of pampering.

Hilton Wilmington/Christiana
Enjoy a night at this upscale hotel with sophisticated, modern décor. The on-site Market Kitchen + Bar gastropub is ideal for a delicious, convenient meal.

As Delaware reopens to visitors, please remember to plan ahead! Make sure to review guidelines before arriving at your destination. Some locations may be operating under different capacity or require reservations. Please remember to stay home if you are sick. For more info click here.