Make 2022 the year to create new hobbies, embark on new adventures, and discover beauty in paths less traveled all while exploring Delaware safely. From curbside to delivery, to outdoor activities and socially distant things to do, the local stores, restaurants, hotels and more in Delaware have created innovative ways to support small statewide! With so many ways to support local in Delaware use this sampling of virtual experiences, to-go dining, and outdoor explorations as a guide to the discoveries ahead:

Caffe Gelato

Grotto Pizza

Sweet melissa

Painted stave

Fifers Farm Kitchen

Out of the Box DIY

Kam Productions Hat

Trap Pind State Park

Brandywine Zoo

Unique Takeout Options 

Caffe Gelato 
Turn your dinner at home into an Italian-inspired delicacy with to-go meals from Caffé Gelato. Offering gourmet three-course deals, like their antipasti, wood-fired pizza and chocolate chip walnut cookie pack will leave you craving more. While planning your to-go order, be sure to check out their market for all your basic grocery needs all in one place. 

Cinnamon Bun Exchange 
Treat yourself to a plate of warm, gooey, baked from scratch cinnamon buns! With Cinnamon Bun Exchange you can choose from delivery in North Wilmington or shipping nationwide. Their menu includes a dozen hand rolled buns to reheat, crunchy bun chips, organic coffee, and even gift bundles you can send to friends! 

Fifers Curbside Pickup
Fill up on all your Fifer Orchards favorites with the mid-winter pickup. Explore hundreds of items like to Delaware-made ice cream, local produce, and meats, and don’t forget the famous apple cider donuts. Pickup dates are January 15, February 12, and March 12 at Wyoming or Dewey Beach. Learn more and begin online ordering here

Grotto Pizza
Grotto Pizza has a piece of many Delawareans hearts. If you knead to know what all the praise is about pick up a to-go pie today and try the famous swirl. Or for a DIY experience order their pre-made dough and make your own!

Sweet Melissa 
Bring home a “sweet” activity for the whole family from Sweet Melissa’s Bakery. Their shelves are often stocked with decorative hot-cocoa bombs, and DIY cookie decorating kits.

Our Harvest 
Bring the experience of fresh, and wholesome food at the Delaware Beaches home with you with a curbside pickup order from Our Harvest. Our Harvest specializes in family style delectable meals like their Chefs Paella Feast, and Stuffed Rockfish. Complete your order with a side like crispy Brussel leaves, or a sticky toffee pudding for dessert. 

Two Meatballs Deli
Tuesdays are for Two Meatballs Deli. Order to-go for their two for twenty Tuesday special that includes your choice of a pizza and specialty sandwich for just $20. The Hot Honey Pizza, and the Chicken Parm sandwich are among the must-tries at this spot. 

Tap In

Painted Stave Distilling Grab Bags 
Shake up your cozy nights by the fireplace with an order of Painted Stave Distilling cocktails to-go! Choose from seasonal flavors like Gingerbread Old Fashioned, or Mexican Hot Chocolate in bottles to share or in single bags. If you can’t seem to decide simply order their “Mystery Grab Bags” by January 16th!  (Curbside pickup available.) Explore more crafty locations to enjoy at home with DE on Tap

Blue Earl Brewing 
Blue Earl Brewing offers 20% off all cans every Monday. Can you believe it?  Visit from 3-9pm every Monday for a pick-up of your favorite flavors. Like the classic Clockwork Orange or change it up with a Bourbon Barrel Stout. 

Liquid Alchemy 
Change up your typical takeout craft beverage with a taste of Liquid Alchemy Mead! Craft Hard Cider, and Apple Honey Wine, are just some of the sweet offerings you could bring home.  

Revelation Craft Brewing 
Revelation Craft Brewing is the perfect spot to stop for cans to go, and a tasty meal from their onsite food truck Danizza Pizza. Danizza is serving up pickle pizzas, pretzel dogs, and more that pair perfectly with a Sussex County Mule, or Cocoa Nut Porter. Explore more DE on Tap locations for pizza & brews here

At Home Fun

Out of the Box DIY 
Feeling crafty? Plan for a “out-of-the-box” craft night with a unique kit from Out of the Box DIY. Choose from pouring your own candles, to pouring your own cocktail! Or for more family-friendly experiences choose paint-pour, or string art to “create” a night your littles will love.   

Bring the zoo to you! 
Brandywine Zoo offers many virtual programs including Storytime with the animals, ask a zoo expert, and more. Tune in to some of their virtual field trips including Groundhogs Day and Love of Animals. Explore the variety of programs and register today

Art Scenes

Delaware Art Museum 
Be inspired by the wonderful works of art within the Delaware Art Museum, all from the comfort of your computer screen! Join in on Virtual panel discussions, journey through virtual exhibits, and more. Register online  

Biggs Museum of American Art 
Relax and unwind all while admiring the wonderful works of art from The Biggs Museum of American Art. Tune in to their virtual walking tours of exhibits that range from Late 19th Century American Art, to American Folk Art.  Learn more at

Tax-Free Shopping 

Find unique ways to shop the Delaware products you love. 

302 Horseshoe Crab
At 302 Horseshoe Crab based in Lewes you can browse through hats, shirts, and gear online and have them shipped right to your door. Rep the local icon horseshoe crab gear through the winter with beanies and sweatshirts until it’s time to hit the sandy beaches in the summer with beach towels and ball caps! 

Bel Boutique
At Bel Boutique based in Dover you can tune in to live videos and download their interactive app to shop the local love. A perfect spot for trendy clothing, gifts galore, and warm weather accessories. 

Christiana Mall
If you’re looking for a curbside pickup shopping experience that’s also tax-free explore the options at Christiana Mall in Newark. Shop brands like Apple, Barnes & Noble, Nordstrom and more.
Browse through more tax-free shopping ideas in Delaware here

Auburn Heights House

New Castle Court House Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

Opt Outside

Off the Beaten Path Hikes
Delaware’s lesser-known trails are the perfect way to have scenic views all to yourself, and truly discover the great outdoors. Use the rolling hills at Auburn Valley State Park, the winter meadows at Bellevue State Park or towering bald cypress trees at Trap Pond State Park as your guide to take you off the beaten path this season. 

Delaware Discoveries 
Bundle up in your best winter sweater and embark on an insta-worthy adventure! Explore 13 unique locations, snap a picture in front of at least four interactive pieces of artwork, and you’ve made your way to the prize! Learn more about the one-of-a-kind experience for all ages, and even four legged friends at

Explore History

Outdoor Explorations in History 
Mark your calendars for the next sunny day in Delaware to learn something new to you. Most of Delaware’s historical attractions are a journey that can be explored from the outside looking in. Journey down the cobblestone street in Historic Downtown Dover to admire the quaint homes and green where history was made. In Historical New Castle, a scenic walk along battery park will lead you to the beautiful garden getaway that is Read House and Gardens

Air Mobility and Command Museum 
Take flight with the interactive virtual tours of the Air Mobility Command Museum. Explore their series of videos that will take you through their variety of aircraft. To learn more about each machine and its history visit

Delaware Museum of Nature & Science
The fun of learning about live animals, and fossils can now be brought to your next virtual get-together. The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science offers 20-minute virtual experiences for any occasion.