Summer in Delaware Trip Ideas

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Rehoboth beach boardwalk during the dayEnjoy the Delaware Beaches : 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.

Discover the great outdoors : From kayaking alongside bald cypress trees 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 the region’s finest woodland and wildflower gardens. Enjoy a picnic in the meadows, join an educational tour or take a few moments to appreciate the wonders of nature.

King's Ice CreamBombay 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 of 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.

Riverfront WilmingtonEnjoy Riverfront Wilmington : Spend the day with the kids at Riverfront Wilmington. Catch a Wilmington Blue Rocks game, explore new horizons at the Delaware Children’s Museum, play a round of putt putt at Riverwalk 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.

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 the eclectic boutiques along the way, you’ll find just what you need to accessorize your life.

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