First State National Historical Park
Embracing a variety of historic locations in the northern and central regions of Delaware, the First State National Historical Park touches on tales that are central to America’s story – including the debates over Colonial allegiances and slavery, and the crucial role that this new land’s rivers and natural resources played in our economic growth.
Delaware's Top Shopping Streets
From small town coastal roads to city streets, you’ll find great styles while shopping in Delaware. Plan for a day browsing a shopping street where each shop brings its own uniqueness, and leaves you awestruck and wondering what could be inside the next door. Complete the day with sweet treats, or a savory lunch under the sun rays and calming atmospheres. Make the most of your tax-free shopping experience with these top shopping streets in Delaware:
Time off with Kids
Must Do: Listen to the clickity-clack of the train on the tracks during a ride through the scenic Brandywine Valley on the Wilmington & Western Railroad.
Must Eat: Any time of year is a good time for Delaware’s famous Grotto’s Pizza. No matter where you are in the state, you’re never far away from the legendary taste.
Must Shop: Pick strawberries right off the vine and enjoy a day on the farm during a stop at central Delaware’s Fifer Orchards.
Must Stay: Be certain you’ll have room for the whole family by getting a weekend beach rental at an amazing off-season price.
Must Attend: Watch as the sky above Lewes fills with color and design at the Great Delaware Kite Festival.
Spring Break at the Beaches
Must Do: Rock out with a concert at venues, including Bottle & Cork (starting in May) or Wilmington’s The Queen.
Must Eat: Experience open-air relaxed vibe at the rustic chic Dewey Beer Co. for some awesome food, and superb beer.
Must Shop: Find cool fashion for hot prices at Rehoboth’s Tanger Outlet Centers.
Must Stay: Walk right out of your hotel and into the beach’s best bars and clubs by staying at the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach.
Must Attend: Pig out on bacon at Dewey-Rehoboth Bacon Fest.
Weekend Getaway for Couples in Northern Delaware
Must Do: Make time for a long stroll through one of the historic Estates as their gardens come into full bloom.
Must Eat: The delightful and unique Italian fare at La Fia in downtown Wilmington makes for a meal you won’t soon forget.
Must Shop: Walk down one of Delaware’s Main Streets – from New Castle to Newark – and discover both antiques and boutiques galore.
Must Stay: Put an additional touch of elegance into your Delaware visit with a few nights at the iconic Hotel du Pont.
Must Attend: Time your trip to the DuPont Estates to align with the Mt. Cuba Wildflower Celebration to see grand and native flora on display.