Explore The Very Best That Delaware Has to Offer
Susie Phelps - contributor to INNSMART
Delaware is a beautiful state with a fascinating and diverse range of things to see and do. From idyllic beaches to woodland nature trails, historic mansions and beautiful inns to modern shopping malls, Delaware is a state loaded with quirky differences and diversity. Delaware really is a wonderful place to take a vacation, particularly if you’re travelling with your whole family. Thinking of visiting Delaware for your next vacation? Here are some of the very best activities that ‘The First State’ has to offer:
Enjoy a Shopping Spree
Delaware is well known as a haven for tax free shopping, making it the perfect place to visit if you’re looking to indulge in a shopping trip or head off on a spending spree. When it comes to shopping, you really will be spoilt for choice when it comes to location options. If you’re looking for a large upscale mall then head to the Christiana Mall, considered to be the biggest and best mall in the state. If discounts are what get your pulse racing then instead visit the Tanger Outlets, an outlet mall offering some of the country’s hottest brands at discount prices. You’ll also find small shopping malls and locally owned independent tax free shops dotted throughout every town in the state: it’s a shopper’s paradise!
A Host of Wonderful Sea Side Resorts
Delaware is also known for its vast expanses of beautiful snow white beaches. You’ll find a wide selection of quaint seaside towns along the coastline, and each beach and town is welcoming and family-friendly. Delaware’s beach communities pride themselves on maintaining their small town charm, yet you’ll still find all the facilities and attractions you’d expect from a beach-front resort. Take a walk along the boardwalk as the sun goes down, watch the dolphins jumping in the surf, or simply alternative between bathing in the sun and splashing in the sea. Be sure to visit Fenwick Island to see the state’s historic lighthouses and this is also a wonderful location for more adventurous visitors to try their hands at paddle boarding. Finally, a visit to Delaware’s beaches wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Bethany Beach. This beautifully picturesque beach has been chosen as one of the nation’s finest beaches and has also been chosen as one of the country’s top ten secret beaches by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Head to Bethany at dinner time and enjoy some of the states finest seafood whilst enjoying the incredible views of the ocean: pure vacation bliss!
A Great Place for a Road Trip
Delaware is the the second smallest state in the United States (in terms of its total land area) and its position means it’s an incredibly popular vacation destination for road trippers from Pennsylvania, New York, and even further afield. Its long expanses of ocean view road make Delaware the ideal place for a scenic road trip. Why not book a couple of different inns throughout the state so that you are in the perfect position to see and explore as much of it as possible?
Delaware offers something for everyone: children and teenagers will love exploring the state’s sandy beaches whilst their parents are indulging in a little retail therapy, visiting a highly regarded winery or even getting behind the wheel at the Dover International Speedway. Why not take a road trip of your own and discover your favorite things about Delaware?