Dreaming of your next getaway? We’ve gathered a rich assortment of tools, tips and tricks to help along your dreaming, planning and discovery. Take a look at VisitDelaware.com’s in-depth trip-planning guides and peruse our destination page’s helpful highlights, including places to stay, transportation tips, sample itineraries and insider information.
In the meantime, here are some tips for making sure your trip is as easy-as-can-be.
Consider the Off-Season
Delaware’s beach resort area is understandably popular in the height of summer, and reaches its peak in the month of August, so consider visiting during the so-called “shoulder seasons”—in spring once the weather has brightened, or in those days of late fall when summer’s warm touch still lingers. Many restaurants stay open year-round at the beach, and entertainment options are plentiful, ranging from theatre productions at the Clear Space Theatre and events like the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, Sea Witch Festival, and Coast Day in the fall, and Fire & Ice Festival in the winter. And besides: The sight of the beach stretching out to the horizon is beautiful any time of year.
Go to VisitDelaware.com
The state’s official travel website includes in-depth insider knowledge about where to go, what to see and where to stay. Be sure to check out the events pages, top things to do, and city- and region-specific details.
At TripAdvisor.com, travelers can find the most popular destinations and the latest reviews about Delaware attractions, ranging from restaurant reviews to feedback on lodging. Check out their traveler forums and take time to scan the lists of top attractions, statewide rental listings, and even the lists of the state’s most-photographed places.
The state’s convenient size and easy access make it an ideal destination to explore statewide discoveries. After all—how many times do you get the chance to explore an entire state in one trip? All within a quick drive you can go from grand estates to countryside views to sandy beach paths. Turn a weekend getaway into a time of discovery. You can also create a statewide journey simply by following one of Delaware’s Trails of Discovery, which put together top attractions into an easy-to-follow itinerary.
Want to really get a feeling of the Delaware experience? Take a virtual tour of the beaches and cobblestone streets. Or visit the VisitDelaware.com home page and click on the link for a “360-degree adventure of Delaware.” You’ll be able to spin around and see the shore and sand, and even pause the video when you see a particularly sweet spot. Be sure to wear your headphones for a truly immersive experience.