From Wilmington to Rehoboth, sweet treats beckon from brimming display cases: Gooey apple-cider doughnuts. Banana cream pies with a vanilla cookie crust. Croissants and crepes, with a latte on the side. Embrace joy, and indulge - this list is just the beginning of sweet endings in Delaware. PASTRIES Wandering down the side street of Penny Lane Mall in Rehoboth Beach, and a treasure appears: Café Papillon, where French beauty endures in an almond croissant, a...
Delaware’s Spring Must-Do’s
Each season in Delaware brings its own unique feel. Spring is full of greenery and flowers as the weather warms and nature reawakens. In that atmosphere your opportunities for discovery are endless. So, here are suggested activities to do, places to eat, stay, shop and the events to attend arranged by the type of travel that brings you to 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 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.