Winterhur Museum and Garden

Delaware’s Can’t Miss Attractions

When travelers plan their trips, itineraries often depend on the answer to one simple question, posed to a friend or posted on a message board:

“What are the attractions I simply shouldn’t miss while I’m there?”

We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of top Delaware attractions that should include a little something for everyone:

The DuPont Mansions/Chateau Country: Arguably Delaware’s most stunning attractions. Winterthur Mansion, Garden and Library has 175 rooms stuffed with antiques and acres of gardens that bloom furiously through spring and summer. Hagley Museum and Library tells a picturesque story of the old DuPont Powder Mills along the Brandywine River. And Nemours Mansion and Gardens is a glorious and stately tribute to Classic French-style extravagance.

Rehoboth Beach: Delaware’s top beach town has so much that naturally appeals to so many – sunshine, sand, shopping, dining, entertainment and the cleanest ocean water in the nation. It’s small enough to feel cozy, but always full of big flavors and new surprises.

Christiana Mall and/or Tanger Outlets: Five words say it all – name-brand shopping, tax-free.

Cape Henlopen State Park: An iconic testament to all that is glorious about Delaware’s beach. Walk out to The Point, climb the Tower, explore the trails – or just lie in the sand as seabirds sing.
Lewes (pronounced “Lewis”): This serene nautical village in Delaware’s Atlantic resort area is beloved for its sea-scented ambience, boutique shopping and fine dining.

Delaware Seashore State Park/Indian River Inlet: This unspoiled park has the ocean on one side and the Indian River Bay on the other, making it a top choice for sunbathing, fishing, boating.

Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge: At times, the sky fills with rare shorebirds seeking sustenance at this bayside migratory mecca.

Hotel DuPont/Green Room restaurant: Thoughtfully conceived and thoroughly ornate expressions of grand ideals from a bygone era.

Sambo’s Tavern: Down-home Delaware crabhouses don’t get more authentic than this riverside landmark. A true Delaware Experience.

Trap Pond State Park: Stately bald cypress trees stand like silent sentinels as you kayak through the calm water.

Old New Castle: Like a Colonial village that time somehow forgot, history echoes through the cobblestone streets of this town.