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Rainy Day Things to Do in Delaware

Rainy days are the perfect kind of days to explore some of Delaware’s plentiful and affordable indoor attractions. We have a few favorite rainy-day activities to share, should you decide that the weather simply will not dampen your vacation spirit:

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Lefty's Bowling alley balls and alley shot
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  • Kid-approved fun :

    Entertain the kids with a day of action at Lefty's Alley & Eats, the new entertainment center features more than a dozen bowling lanes and a two-story arena for laser tag. Plus, savory cuisine from Lefty’s bar and restaurant or jump on over to Shell We Bounce, an inflatable bounce house recreational center for kids.

  • Tax-free shopping :

    Shop for tax-free bargains at the Tanger Outlets or check out Christiana Mall for big savings on electronic goodies or spend the day window shopping for perfect fashion accessory.

  • Try your luck :

    Play slots or try your hand at poker at one of the state’s three full-service casinos: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Delaware Park and Harrington Raceway & Casino.

  • A day at the museum :

    Engage and inspire the kids with a visit to a Delaware museum or art gallery including the Delaware Children’s Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Biggs Museum of American Art, or Zwaanendael Museum.

  • Dining :

    The dining options in Delaware are sure to brighten your day. Choose from fresh from the bay seafood, and hidden gems, to fine diningunique experiences, or maybe just a slice from your favorite pizza spot like Grotto Pizza.

  • Tap in :

    Rainy day got you down? Excite your day with a taste of the local flavor with Delaware on Tap. When you download DE on tap you can explore Delaware wineries, breweries, distilleries, and meaderies. Check in to 10 locations for your chance to win a prize! 

  • Rain and relax :

    Being stuck indoors has its perks, like being the perfect opportunity to catch up on some much needed relaxation. Catch a movie at Westown Movies in Middletown where they have reclining seats, adult beverages, and a dinner menu available! Or treat yourself to a spa day at Bellmoor Inn and Spa. 

  • Foodie Fun in Wilmington :

    Rainy days call for the best of all comfort food, so plan to embark on a foodie adventure through the city of Wilmington. From out-of-this-world milkshakes to pair with tasty burgers at Farmer and the Cow, to savory fried chicken paired with a cookies and cream waffle at DECO Wilmington the list of comfort food favorites in Wilmington is a long one.   

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