Delaware's Can't Miss Attractions

Delaware welcomes all kinds of travel enthusiasts from the ready to relax to the foodies, the adventure seekers and so much more. In whichever spirit you choose to travel, there are some must-do's in the state that simply cannot be missed. The Delaware beaches, lush gardens, historic homes, scenic state parks and craft beverage locations are among the many attractions that you must experience. Browse this list of top Delaware attractions that include a little something for everyone.


Delaware Beaches: Delaware’s beach towns have so much that naturally appeals to so many – sunshine, sand, shopping, dining, entertainment and the cleanest ocean water in the nation. From historic Lewes and coastal Rehoboth Beach to bustling Dewey Beach and gorgeous Bethany and Fenwick, the beaches are small enough to feel cozy but always full of big flavors and new surprises to explore.

Delaware Beach Weekend Essentials

Delaware State Parks: Plan an outdoor adventure at one of Delaware's 17 state parks! Enjoy the beaches of Cape Henlopen State Park, kayak through Trap Pond State Park, camp at Killen’s Pond State Park or hike Brandywine Creek State Park for fresh air, scenic views and plenty of activities for the whole family.

Guide to Delaware State Parks

Garden & Estates: Arguably, Delaware’s elegant gardens and estates are its 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. Nemours Estate is a glorious and stately tribute to classic French-style extravagance.

Winterthur Museum Azalea Bush

Trails of Discovery: Discover a one-of-a-kind experience in Delaware through a Trail of Discovery! Be taken through the state and taste new flavors through the Delaware On Tap Trail's breweries, wineries, meaderies and distilleries. Or, to learn about those who have walked before you, try the Delaware History Trail to see Delaware's memorable and inspiring monuments.

Shopping at the Delaware Beaches

Boutiques, Outlets and Malls: Five words say it all – name-brand shopping, tax-free. From Christiana Mall to the Tanger Outlets, enjoy Delaware's tax-free shopping experience. Not to mention all of the unique boutiques and small businesses of Riverfront Wilmington, Downtown Dover and Coastal Delaware.