Whether you’re a family of four hoping to find fun for one and all, or a pair of empty nesters craving something laid-back and leisurely, trip planning will be a breeze with these must-do excursions, each chosen to perfectly match your style.


Wilmington and Western Railroad1. Family: From beaches to brunches, a Delaware vacation has something for the whole crew to do.

Must Do: Ride the rails together on the Wilmington Western Railroad.

Must Eat: Grab a few slices from Delaware’s famous Grotto Pizza.

Must Shop: Browse Rehoboth Avenue’s unique toy shops and boutiques.

Must Stay: Camp under the stars or stay in a well-appointed cabin at Killens Pond State Park.

Must Attend: See stunning creations at the Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest.


2.Young Couple: Romance and wanderlust are both within reach in Delaware.

Must Do: Explore flavor together on the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Must Eat: Share some sushi on the rooftop at Cultured Pearl.

Must Shop: Take a stroll along romantic Second Street in Lewes.

Must Stay:  Get away from the world with the Village Romance Package at the Inn at Montchanin Village

Must Attend: Firefly Music Festival will keep you both on music’s cutting edge.


Mount Cuba Center3.Empty Nester Couple: Shop in style, dine in elegance, stay with sophistication.

Must Do: Experience the grandeur of Delaware’s DuPont mansions.

Must Eat: Ask for a corner table at the elegant Green Room at the Hotel DuPont.

Must Shop: Wander in and out of antique shops along Delaware main streets.

Must Stay: A rooftop pool and fireplaces in each room make Hotel Blue the perfect getaway spot.

Must Attend: Immerse yourself in beauty at the Mt. Cuba Center


4.Girls Getaway: Sometimes, it needs to be just you and the ladies ...

Must Do: Spend the day lounging on the beach or take an invigorating run on a scenic trail.

Must Eat: Indulge with some spicy cuisine and chilly margaritas at Agave in Lewes

Must Shop: Get name-brand and tax-free styles at the Tanger Outlets.

Must Stay: Relax by the pool at the Bellmoor Inn & Spa.

Must Attend: Experience the southern charm of Delaware’s own Kentucky Derby, Winterthur Point-to-Point


5.Guys Getaway: Make it a brocation with savory eats & brews.Sambos Tavern

Must Do: Test your treetop chops at the Go Ape! Treetop Adventure

Must Eat: Crack some crabs, sip some suds at Sambo’s Tavern

Must Shop: Get your outdoor gear tax-free at Cabela’s or Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Must Stay: Dogfish Inn is a beer-lover’s dream hotel

Must Attend: Gentlemen, start your engines! Spend a high-octane NASCAR weekend in Dover.


6.Bringing the pet: Delaware’s beaches welcome those with four legs to frolic in the sand

Must Do: Spend the day surf fishing together to the sounds of the sea

Must Eat: Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth Beach will let Fido get his fill

Must Shop: Critter Beach in Rehoboth Beach is a pet’s dream come true

Must Stay: Pooches feel pampered at Lazy L at Willow Creek B&B

Must Attend: Strut your pet’s stuff at the Sea Witch Festival dog costume parade


Top Five Tours: Let the experts take you on a path of discovery ...

Eating Rehoboth hits the highlights of this iconic, food-loving town.

Brew Bus invites you to “hop” aboard and sip the day away.

Cape Water Taxi gives you a way to see coastal splendors up-close.

Lighthouse Cruise offers an unmatched view of this iconic ocean landmark.

Brandywine Bike Tour is your route to the scenic grandeur of Chateau Country.