While choosing the perfect gift for your loved ones, deciding on just one item can be difficult, so why not think outside the box and treat them to something that will create memories for years to come? Give the gift of travel.
Winter is the best time to plan your next getaway and get a jump start on summer reservations with early-bird hotel and beach home rentals.
With so much to offer, a visit to Delaware will be a memorable adventure for any traveler. View these top suggestions to help you decide what will be this year’s special something.
Plan a weekend in northern Delaware’s Chateau Country where you can admire not only the exquisite architecture and history of the DuPont estates but the manicured grounds as well. Mt. Cuba and Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library bloom with regional flora while the pristine grounds of Nemours become greener by the day. A walk through greenery along the Brandywine Creek at Hagley Museum and Library make the journey complete. Surprise someone with by booking a weekend at a quiet hotel or B&B for a Chateau Country adventure.
Visit downstate in spring and you’ll enjoy a relaxing weekend before beach season kicks into high gear. It’s the best season for leisurely evening strolls along the boardwalk and for dining at gourmet restaurants without making reservation. The atmosphere gets increasingly lively as the weather heats up, making it a beloved destination year round. Restaurant gift cards make a great gift for those who love dinner indulgences. View top beach restaurants here.
Refresh your wardrobe with a shopping adventure through Delaware’s tax-free shops in quaint downtown streets or sprawling malls from Tanger Outlets downstate featuring big-brands at discounted prices to Christiana Mall’s top-of-the-line shops up north without the surcharge at the register. If you don’t know what that “special something” is, a gift card to Tanger Outlets or Christiana Mall will allow them to pick their own gift at any store in the shopping center.
Delaware’s peak outdoor season lasts from early spring through fall, making Delaware a great destination for any outdoorsy-type for most of the year. National Wildlife Refuges Bombay Hook and Prime Hook offer great wildlife viewing spots, especially for migratory birds that make the refuges a stop along their travels every spring and fall. Camp, hike, zip line or kayak in one of the Delaware’s state parks. Buy a 2018 State Parks pass for your outdoorsy friend – the pass grants them free access to any Delaware state park for the entire year!
Firefly Music Festival is the shining star of Delaware festivals – regularly bringing in more than 100 bands from across the country and world with headliners like Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd that attract tens of thousands of concert goers. Tickets are already on sale and would make the perfect holiday gift for the music lover in your family.