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Summer in Delaware Trip Ideas

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Enjoy the Delaware Beaches Bethany Beach
Whether you’re looking to spend your days in the sand or exploring the charms of coastal living, you can choose from six beach towns for your next beach getaway. Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany, South Bethany and Fenwick each have its own style that you’ll want to make it your forever vacation spot.

Delaware Discoveries Trail
Find the perfect Insta-worthy moment and experience a new one-of-a-kind experience in Delaware. Explore nine pieces of interactive street artwork throughout the state that you won’t find anywhere else.

Discover the great outdoors
From kayaking alongside baldcypress tress at Trap Pond State Park to hiking through serene trails at White Clay Creek State Park you'll be amazed at what you can discover outdoors in Delaware.

With nearly 600-acres of scenic surroundings, Mt. Cuba Center in northern Delaware is filled with some of region’s Mt Cuba Garden and Butterflyfinest woodland and wildflower gardens. Enjoy a picnic in the meadows, take an educational tour, or take a few moments to appreciate the wonders of nature.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect spot for migratory bird watching and wildlife spotting. Stretching eight miles along the Delaware Bay, Bombay Hook is home to walking trails; observation towers and is a photographer’s dream location!

Take a drive through serene landscapes while traveling Delaware’s scenic byways. From historic communities to coastal waterways, you’ll be reminded that time on the road can be more than just exit signs and rest stops.

Cool off
One the best ways to cool off during the summer months is to enjoy a big scoop of ice cream. Stop at a local dairy farm or ice cream stand to get a sneak peek at farm life with a scoop of freshly made ice cream. Some of the local’s top picks include Woodside Farm Creamery, UDairy, Hopkins Farm Creamery, King’s Ice Cream, and Kohrs Brothers Frozen Custard.

Enjoy Riverfront Wilmington Wilmington Riverfront
Spend the day with the kids at the Riverfront Wilmington. Catch a Wilmington Blue Rocks game, explore new horizons at the Delaware Children’s Museum, play a round of putt putt at Riverfront Mini Golf, or dine out at Iron Hill Brewery.

Craft beverage destination
While summer vacationing in Delaware, download the Delaware on Tap app and let it guide you to the state’s best craft beverage destinations. From the casual beer drinker to the wine connoisseur, the Delaware on Tap app has a destination for everyone and every palette.

Off the Beaten Path
Discover Delaware’s small-town charm. Only a few miles from the beach resort area, Milton, Delaware is a quaint town with one big fish on the hook! Home to Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton is visited by travelers from all over the world seeking to taste this off-centered craft beer mecca. Milton also offers dining, shopping and access to the Broadkill River, a great spot for water recreation.

Delicious coffee, inspiring art, savory food, and boutique shopping are just some of the exciting activities available in historic Downtown Milford. Easily accessible for travelers from Delaware’s main highways, this hidden gem is a convenient stop for those looking for a travel break.Delaware City

Nestled along the waterfront, Delaware City is a historic community filled with delicious restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, and ghostly haunts. Traveling to the beach? No problem, call ahead and reserve your bushel of crabs for pick up. Boaters can easily dock at the Delaware City Marina and if you’re a history buff, make sure to visit Fort Delaware – the Alcatraz of the East Coast (you might even see a ghost or two!)

Take the historic route
Become inspired and engaged at Delaware’s many museums and art galleries. Encounter life-sized dinosaurs, view exquisite decorative arts or follow in the footsteps of the First State’s heritage on the Delaware History Trail.      

Tax-free shopping
Shop the latest fashions and buy more for less with Delaware’s tax-free shopping. From the Christiana Mall to the Tanger Outlet Center, and all of eclectic boutiques along the way, you’ll find just what you need to accessorize your life.

Planning tips!

Book your hotel getaway
Start planning your summer getaway to Delaware by booking early, you'll find the best deals on vacation rentals and hotel rooms.discovery guide

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