From fireworks on the beach to family BBQs in a scenic state park, plan to spend July 4th in Delaware! For a list of events including fireworks displays, please click here. Read below for travel tips and resources for visiting Delaware.
∙ Search on your phone for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions including Yelp and Tripadvisor reviews at http://m.visitdelaware.com.
∙ Find Delaware deals including discounts at attractions, hotels and on vacation rentals at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/coupons-special-offers.
∙ Planning a July 4th BBQ? Learn how to pick and eat a steamed crab from a Delaware waterman and be the envy at your crab feast! Or serve up some local flavor by offering local wine and beer from the locations on the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail.
∙ Download the DelDOT App for traffic information on either the Android or iPhone for free. On the app, click the traffic map icon and choose the traffic or advisories filter to view current traffic information. If you’re on a desktop computer, you can view an interactive traffic map at http://www.deldot.gov/traffic/map.ejs.
Delaware Beach area tips:
∙ Learn more about Delaware Beaches including things to do in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach and Dewey at http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/beaches.
∙ The Cape May Lewes Ferry is a 90-minute scenic ride for travelers visiting the Delaware beach area. Vehicle and foot passengers can purchase tickets online or at the ferry terminal. If you’re a vehicle passenger reservations are highly recommended. The ferry offers a Fireworks Cruise on July 3rd.
∙ The Jolly Trolley Shuttle Service is a convenient way to travel between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. The Jolly Trolley will be running till Labor Day weekend on the following schedule: Saturdays & Sundays (8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.); Weekdays (8:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.). Rates are $3.00 one-way and $5.00 round trip.
∙ Use the DART First State’s Park and Ride lot located on Shuttle Rd. off of Delaware Rt. 1, north of Rehoboth Avenue to ride in comfort to the outlets, boardwalk and beach areas. Park for $8.00 and receive up to 4 free unlimited ride daily bus passes. All buses are air conditioned and equipped with wheelchair lifts and can carry 2 bikes. DART’s Route 305 Beach Connection, operates from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekends and provides service from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Friday – Sunday nights. For more information, go to http://www.dartfirststate.com/index.shtml.
∙ Please check with the individual beach towns or chambers of commerce for details about parking, pets on the beach, beach rules and regulations, etc. If you are visiting Rehoboth Beach, create a ParkMobile account ahead time to pay for parking.