Strolling the boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach
Rows of umbrellas and families lining the Atlantic Ocean at Bethany Beach
Sunny and serene along the Wilmington riverfront
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in the Enchanted Woods
Serene day on the lawn of Nemours Mansion in Wilmington
Surfing at Delaware Seashore State Park
Admiring a masterpiece at the Delaware Art Museum
Beaches, beauty and tax-free shopping
Have an Adventure
Paddle a kayak through the bald cypress trees at Trap Pond State Park. Swing from the treetops at Go Ape! adventure zip-line course. Explore a scenic wildlife refuge teeming with migratory birds, or take a fishing trip or a paddleboard exploration through Delaware’s peaceful inland bays.
Go on a Tax-free Shopping Spree
Discover how the tax-free advantage gives you more fun for your buck with a shopping trip to Tanger Outlets’ brand-name shops, Christiana Mall’s luxury retailers or the artsy boutiques of Delaware’s intimate beach resorts and charming small towns.
Find Some Culture
Go back to the golden age of regal opulence at one of Delaware’s du Pont family mansions – from the endless rooms of antiques at Winterthur to the ornate formal gardens of Nemours. At Hagley Museum, see where the DuPont Co. launched an industrial dynasty at a well-preserved gunpowder-mill village by the banks of the Brandywine, then stroll amid the Wyeths and pre-Raphaelite classics at the Delaware Art Museum.
Explore the historic treasures of Old New Castle or downtown Dover, and you’ll see how Delaware’s Colonial past never really went away. See how airpower helped America to victory at the Air Mobility Command Museum, or discover the fascinating stories of Revolutionary passions told at Delaware’s new National Monument.
Coastal vistas and the soft splendor of gently rolling hills define Delaware’s natural charms, best appreciated at such pristine preserves as Ashland Nature Center, Mount Cuba botanical gardens or along the surf, where it kisses the dunes at Cape Henlopen State Park.
Delaware has an official insect; it’s the ladybug.
Must see places
Explore Delaware destinations
Don’t let Wilmington’s small scale fool you. Packed into its 45 square kilometers is a city of big significance. Halfway between New York and Washington, D.C., where the Christina and Brandywine rivers meet, Wilmington arose from the first Swedish settlement in the USA to become the “Corporate Capital of the World.” More than half of all Fortune 500 companies operate here. Once the last stop on the Underground Railroad, it was also once the domain of the famous du Pont family. In modern-day Wilmington, nine historic districts thrive alongside major performance venues, world-class dining and 225 hectares of parkland.View more