Delaware Summer Bucket List

So much to do, and so little time. But now, you’ll have one less thing to do – create a summer bucket list! See the top ten things your summer in Delaware should include to ensure it’s the best season yet.

Watch the sun rise and set : There’s nothing quite like watching the sun rise over the water - well, except watching it set. You can see both in a single day at Dewey Beach. Wake early, and see the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean. Then, wait for it to set over Delaware’s Inland Bays. The view from the Indian River Bridge is beautiful!

dewey beach paddleboarders

Cape Water Tours and Taxi : Explore Delaware’s beach towns as you never have before. Cape Water Tours and Taxi takes passengers on a scenic glide through the inland waterways connecting beach towns. Marvel at a gorgeous sunset, or learn about the region's wildlife on an eco-tour. Don't forget to bring your camera, and keep your eyes open for dolphin fins!

cape water taxiTrap Pond State Park : Take a break from the beach and head inland to Trap Pond State Park, home to the nation’s northernmost natural stand of bald cypress trees. Pack a paddle because the park provides some of the most picturesque places for canoeing, paddle boarding and kayaking in the state.

West Side Creative Market : As a home for art at the beaches, the West Side Creative Market is a weekly event that displays beautiful works by local artisans and creatives. Held every Monday and Friday through the summer, don't miss this chance to stroll through unique artwork or find the perfect souvenir! 

Go Ape! : Swing from the treetops of Lums Pond State Park. Go Ape! is a ropes course and zip line adventure all in one. You’ll climb through the park’s trees and fly across its expansive waterway for an experience you’ll never forget. 

Sambo's Tavern : One of Delaware’s smallest towns is home to one of the state’s most delicious and distinctive restaurants. Sit along the Leipsic River as you crack open a steamed crab or devour a crab cake at Sambo’s Tavern. Stop by in the afternoon to watch the crab boats come in or at dusk to enjoy the sunset. By the way, this hidden gem is a favorite among NASCAR drivers.

Sambos CrabsDelaware On Tap : Let Delaware On Tap be your handheld guide to Delaware’s craft beverage industry! Spend time at nationally recognized breweries and hidden gems distilling unique spirits and sweet meads. Use Delaware On Tap to check in at every location you visit and, once you reach 10 check-ins, you’ll win an awesome free prize!

Eating Rehoboth : Take a three-hour tour… not THAT three-hour tour! This one is 2.5 hours long and will take you through some of the best sites and, most importantly, tastes of Rehoboth Beach. Eating Rehoboth gives you a VIP foodie experience with exclusive food tastings at five of the town’s best restaurants. It’s the easiest and most fun way to enjoy Delaware’s Culinary Coast.

Drive on the Beach : Bring your rod and reel, and drive your vehicle right onto some of Delaware’s best beaches. From Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore to Fenwick Island State Park, it’s exciting to put the car in drive and head off down the sand to your favorite fishing spot. Four-wheel drive and a surf fishing permit is required.

Big Chill beach club

Big Chill Beach Club and Delaware Seashore State Park : Enjoy the best of both worlds at Delaware Seashore State Park where you can spend your morning on the beach and afternoon on the bay. Grab a bite to eat under the huge umbrella at the Big Chill Beach Club where you’ll get a 360-degree view of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River Inlet and Indian River Bay.

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