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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:

Spending some time at the beach? 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. Up for a challenge with the family? Head over to Escape Rehoboth for a mysterious afternoon.

Shop for tax-free bargains at the Tanger Outlets, on Del. 1 near Lewes. Check out the Apple and Microsoft Store at Christiana Mall for big savings on electronic goodies or spend the day window shopping for perfect fashion accessory. 

Big Oyster Fall BeerTake a tour (and get a craft beer tasting) at the locations on the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail including the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton or Mispillion River Brewing in Milford. If wine is more to your taste, visit a local winery for a tour and tasting including Harvest Ridge Winery, Nassau Valley Vineyard plus, more.

Dine out! Sample the flavors at one of the Top 10 Delaware restaurants that win Yelp raves.

Catch a movie. At the Delaware beaches, Movies at Midway is the place to go. Upstate, check out the Penn Cinema Riverfront IMAX, Westown Movies in Middletown or the Cinemark at the Christiana Mall.

Catch a concert. There’s always some good music brewing at World Cafe Live (Wilmington); and the Bottle & Cork (Dewey Beach).

Catch a show. Take your pick from the Grand Opera House, the Delaware Theatre Company, or the Clear Space Theatre Company.

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

Try the indoor trampoline parks at the Riverfront in Wilmington or in Newark.

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Take a step back in time and discover the First State on the Delaware History Trail, a collection of sites throughout site. Complete the trail and we will send a copy of “Landmarks and Legacies,” a coffee table book highlighting Delaware's top historical attractions through beautiful photographs.

Play slots or try your hand at poker at one of the state’s three full-service casinos.