While many travelers have their go-to spots for the summer, some trips call for off the beaten path, thinking outside the box, new discovery types of destinations. The type of places that no postcard could truly describe, with nearby things to do that will have you thinking differently about fun in the sun!  From safari tent stays, and weekday getaways, to riverfront views consider these ideas for your next summer vacation in Delaware. 

Fenwick Shores

Hyatt Place Riverfront

Inn at Montchanin Entrance Way

Hilton Christiana

  • Massey's Landing - Long Neck :

    Travel a ways down the bay and you’ll stumble upon the campground paradise that is Massey's Landing. This waterfront resort nestled along the Rehoboth Bay includes summertime favorites like palm trees, a swim-up pool bar, a private beach, and watersport activities. For a unique experience book a stay in one of their Safari Glamping Tents. An elevated canvas tent accompanied with rustic-chic decor, 2 queen beds, luxury furniture, and a fan of course. For those that prefer AC, we get it, look into booking a stay in one of their waterfront cottages near the month of September when the sun is still shining bright!

  • Hilton Wilmington/Christiana - Newark :

    With a stay at Hilton Wilmington Christiana you are about 20 minutes away from walking down cobblestone historic streets at Historic New Castle to the east, and adrenaline-filled ziplining south at Lums Pond State Park. This quaint yet sophisticated hotel is a great spot to unwind, and relax during the evenings and plan for those exciting explorations during the day.

  • Fenwick Shores - Fenwick Island :

    Fenwick Shores offers everything an upscale hotel should be with the added quiet charm and serenity of Fenwick Island. A few blocks from the sandy beaches, and surrounded by contemporary cuisine this luxury stay will be the ideal summer getaway. Soak up the sun at their rooftop swimming pool, or sip back and relax at their bar that is beaming with a coastal color-palette. With all the surrounding things to do, glorious amenities, and relaxing atmosphere you’ll want to keep this spot a secret just for you!

  • Inn at Montchanin - Montchanin :

    Surrounded by beautiful greenery, and garden blooms this secret getaway will refresh your mind, and offer those treat-your-self comforts away from it all. Known for their historic charm, richly furnished rooms, and private courtyards, the Inn at Montchanin village is a sophisticated way to spend your summer days. Achieve ultimate relaxation at their on-site spa, and for a savory end to the day enjoy creative cuisine from Krazy Kat’s Restaurant or The Crows Nest.

  • Bonus Getaway: Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront - Wilmington :

    Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront is a place to open your windows to scenic riverfront views, wallow in top of the line amenities, and plan for trips that take your summer getaway to the next level. From trendy shopping and crafty beverages for the city street explorers, to making the short drive to Wilderness Canoe Trips Inc. to tube down the Brandywine River for the watersport adventurers. After a day of fun, enjoy one of the many delicious restaurants along the riverfront.