A 19th century hamlet nestled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley.
Did you know that Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution? This fact alone imbues the state with historical significance, but that is not all it has to offer. It is the second smallest state, but the sixth most densely populated. That should give you an idea of the draw this state holds! Its unique location on the East Coast lends to a diverse natural life, expressed through its pristine beaches and lush forests. We recommend staying at a bed and breakfast in Delaware to relax and recharge at night while you spend your days exploring local antique stores and historic sites, boating, or strolling along the peaceful shoreline.
Things to See & Do
The small size of Delaware means that there are many different things to do all within a few hours of each other at most. Roam through opulent DuPont mansions. Explore history in Colonial towns or via the Delaware History Trail. Spend a leisurely day doing some tax-free shopping. Visit one of Delaware's many beaches. If you’re looking for some fast-paced entertainment, stop by the Dover International Speedway, which features at least two NASCAR races per year.
Where to Eat & Drink
Mouthwatering, fresh seafood is a given in a place that has so much waterfront property. However, as with its history, Delaware has more to offer than you might expect. Take for instance the Delaware Culinary Trail. It highlights 24 iconic Delaware restaurants (8 for each region of the state). If you download the passport they provide and fill it out completely, you get a limited edition cookbook.
Brunch is also popular here, and there are plenty of places to choose from, all equally delectable. High-end dining thrives in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach. If you have a craving for casual eats, grab a cheesy slice at Grotto Pizza or Nic-o-Boli. Like to try local brews? Visit the quirky Dogfish Head Brewery to slake your thirst. Don’t leave the state without picking up an iconic “Bobbie” sandwich or learning how to pick and eat Old Bay-seasoned blue crabs.
Best Time to Visit
Summer is a great time to visit, as the weather is perfect for sinking your toes in the sand at Rehoboth Beach. It gets a little colder here in the fall and winter, but there are still plenty of reasons to visit, including unique festivals! Mark your calendar for annual events like the Wine & Beer Festival, Apple Scrapple Festival, or the Great Kite Festival, as well as those focusing on everything from chocolate to jazz to independent films.
Where to Stay
Escape to a luxurious, stately inn for a relaxing getaway in Delaware. Stay in lodgings that are on the historic register, complete with antique period furnishings. Unwind in marble baths and bask in the warmth of your own cozy fireplace. Or, visit a tranquil, modern, upscale hotel or bed and breakfast by the beach. Visit the spa and enjoy a soothing facial or massage. No matter the place you choose, you can rest assured that you are choosing quality when you book with Select Registry.