Things To Do
Delaware is rich with adventure, entertainment, relaxation, and history! We love our little state and want to tell the world about it!
Too many to name! You can’t go wrong ordering the Fried Lobster appetizer at Blue Coast and hope they have the Pineapple Crush on the drink menu. Woodys, in Dewey, is my other go-to for the best crab cakes and Woody’s Pale Ale. And after a long day at work, I stop at the Philly Pretzel Factory for a fresh, warm pretzel (they’re ONLY a $1) and Rita’s Italian Water Ice for a mistiming-shake.
BrowseAbout Books is my go to place and usually always find some cool book that I can’t wait to read. And the staff picks are always spot-on!
the Breakwater bike trails are amazing from Rehoboth to Lewes. I grab a sandwich and make a day of it I ride to the ferry and go over to Cape May as a foot passenger and bike into the town of Cape May. Fun day and on the way back on the ferry, I have a beer and a big pretzel.
Stingray! Sushi at its finest! This restaurant has the best happy hour deals for sushi.
I absolutely love the Lewes State Park Beaches. You are able to bring your dog, drive on and relax.
Enjoying the local waters with the family. From jet skiing in the bay to crabbing on a weekday morning. The water ways in the Southern Delaware have so many things to do and enjoy
There are pretty much two kinds of people in Southern Delaware: beach people and non-beach people. I am a beach person who married a non-beach person, and we are raising two teenagers: one of each. My daughter and I will often slip off to the beach for a few hours in the morning and then come home to our boys to do something fun. Whether crabbing the Indian River with PopPop, tubing on Red Mill Pond, fishing at the Cape Henlopen State Park pier, or walking one of the trails, there's always non-beach adventures for us! We feel privileged to live in an area that gives us so many opportunities to enjoy natural beauty... even for non-beach people!
Nicolas Pizza - Always great food..reasonable prices and great service.
Purple Parrot - Daily specials, always a good crowd & friendly staff.
Indian River Inlet - offers fishing, surfing, boating, sun bathing, swimming and the beautiful Indian River Bridge.
My husband and I enjoy the great outdoors in Delaware with our 2 children! In a fast paced industry it is always nice to slow down and enjoy the best times of all - the memories you make with your children. We love to camp in all of the Delaware State Parks, but one of our favorites is actually in our own back yard. The Cape Henlopen State Park has so much to do and almost all of it is included with your entrance fee! There are miles upon miles of bike trails, complete with the Great Dune Trail that connects Lewes and Rehoboth, several World War II towers, bunkers, and lookouts that you can view. One tower allows you to go inside and from the top and see a spectacular 360 view of the Cape Henlopen point. One of our kids' favorites places to explore is the nature center and trail where you can see horseshoe crabs and sting rays being fed by park staff, learn about local fish, turtles, and snakes in the aquariums. After that you can go walk the nature center trail down to the beach while looking for shells and sea glass and enjoying wildlife like eagles and hawks in their natural habitat.
We often enjoy the delicious BBQ chicken at the Greenwood Chicken on Saturdays. This is located near intersection of RT 13 and RT 16, Greenwood DE. They're open weekends and BBQ can be smelled all over town! On my last visit, Bruce Herman of Herman's Financial Service in Milford was serving food with the Lion's Club. A platter includes BBQ chicken, chips, Pickles, and a Dinner Roll. Get there early because they sell out fast!
Located in Felton, Delaware about 45 minutes from the beach this State Park offers a family friendly waterpark at a bargain price. We paid $4.00 to enter the park, $8.00 each for myself and my daughter. The waterpark has great slides and the pool is large! The concession stand actually had a few healthy (not fried) options. After enjoying the water park we walked through the nature center and stumbled upon pedal boats rentals. We choose to rent the boat for an hour and couldn’t believe how peaceful it was to pedal around Killen’s pond watching others have fun in canoes and paddle boards.
A fun filled inexpensive day outside! We stopped at a great produce stand on our way back home and ate fresh tomatoes and farm corn with dinner!
“I have spent the last couple of weeks training at Kal-El CrossFit in Milton (located behind the Food Lion shopping center) and am participating in their 6-week fitness challenge! This particular challenge gives me unlimited access to the gym and the 1-hour group sessions led by the very enthusiastic trainers. Regardless of where you are on the fitness journey, or what goals you’re trying to achieve, everyone here is encouraging and supportive - we're a community. Brett Gibson and Wendy Gibson do an awesome job at pushing me to new limits and critiquing things such as form, body movement, etc. I’m looking forward to seeing my progress at the end of this challenge. Kal-El always offers your first session for free so you can experience first-hand how to build a better you!”
Grottos Pizza on the Boardwalk. Reason: I have many memories with my family over the years going gown to the beach / boardwalk and grabbing Grottos Pizza after hanging out on the beach and/or playing games on the boardwalk.
Cape Henlopen State Park and Prime Hook. Reason: Melissa and I go for walks and explore these areas now and then and it's always a great time for us to have fun, see different animals / critters and enjoy nature here in Delaware.
Fishing. Reason: Just because :) And this is a perfect place to enjoy fishing for a good majority of the year. Obviously the ocean is right at our fingertips, but there's plenty of freshwater fishing to enjoy as well.
My husband Pete and I are avid fishers! We have lived in Milton for 15 years and love to be outdoors. We enjoy fishing the Broadkill River, which can be entered thru the ramp in Milton, and goes all the way to the Lewes Canal. Good fishing can also be found at the Indian River Inlet, Nanticoke River, Massey's Ditch, Lewes Canal, and Broadkill and Slaughter beaches. Different times of the year provide for different species of fish. Pete recently caught a Striped Bass in the Indian River!
Hard to choose a favorite restaurant. There are so many great spots depending on your mood and the weather. Station on Kings, Surf Bagel, Greenman and Henlopen Oyster House are a few. When my son comes to visit, we have Tyler’s Food Tour. You never know where you’ll end up!
My favorite thing is riding the bike trail from Lewes to Rehoboth, have breakfast or lunch, shop, then ride back to Lewes.
For a splurge, Heirloom has some of the best food I've ever had, and they use local ingredients in their dishes as much as possible. Casual dining, I really like Agave, but would recommend getting there about 15 minutes before lunch to avoid a huge wait.
Shorebreak is easily my favorite store. They carry brands that you don't always find everywhere, and have a private label, so there is a lot of selection despite the size of the store.
Exploring Cape Henlopen State Park because while the trails may always be the same, the things you see won't be