Activities & Things To Do In Delaware

Below you will find a neatly organized list of interesting activities and things to do in Delaware.  Foodies, adrenaline junkies, sports fanatics, tinkerers, or those looking for something a little more laid back are sure to find an activity here that will suit their tastes.  There are many interesting things to do in Delaware ranging from the tame to the extreme!

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Marshlands of Coastal Delaware, USA

Zip Line Adventure Over Pond

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Zip Line Adventure in Delaware

Visit one of Delaware’s best kept secrets and ultimate adventure. Zip Line & tree top adventure over Delaware’s largest freshwater pond. Boat rentals, a disc golf coarse, hiking and biking trails, fishing, camping and lots of other activities re located nearby or on premises.

Check out Go Ape’s website for more details about available activities and amenities along with driving directions and hours of operation.

Tax Free Shopping at Factory Outlets

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Tanger Outlets Tax Free Shopping – Click for more details.

Delaware is one of the few states that doesn’t collect a sales tax. So combined with no taxes and factory outlet prices, Delaware is a shoppers haven. Several major outlet centers exist here with three of the largest in close proximity to each other near Rehoboth Beach.

Visit Tangers website for a complete directory of stores, hours of operation, and exact location.

Fishing Opportunities Galore

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Fishing In Delaware – Click for more details

Whether you prefer saltwater or freshwater, fishing from a pier, jetty, boat, or in the surf, Delaware has you covered. Some of the best fishing from shore is at Indian River Inlet during the spring through fall months. Stripers, Bluefish, Sheepshead, Tautog and Sea Trout can be caught here. Beach access points can normally be found every few miles and charter boats at any of the numerous marinas.

The DNR website has lots of additional information for those interested in angling or other outdoor sportsman activities.

Boardwalk – Amusements, Food, Scenery, & Shops

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Rehoboth Beach DE Boardwalk – Click for more details.

A trip to Delaware isn’t complete with a visit to the boardwalk in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Parking is available in close proximity on the main strip or on many of the little side roads. Theres an amusement park, mini golf, and a huge variety of food and retail outlets.

Make sure to visit the city of Rehoboths website to learn more about the boardwalk and other entertainment opportunities.

Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Nature Trails, Observation Towers & More

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Cape Henlopen State Park – Click for more details.

Cape Henlopen State Park is located near Lewes, DE and is worth the trip. It is a favorite among locals for its fishing pier, long wide beaches, bird watching opportunities, and miles of walking and bike trails. Surf fishing can be especially good here since the area is adjacent to fairly deep water. Camping sites can be booked online. Hiking and biking trails are everywhere. Gift shop and nature center.

See website for more details such as special events, rules and regulations, or contact information.

Brandywine Zoo

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Delawares Brandywine Zoo – Click for more details.

One of the east coasts oldest zoo’s is situated on 13 acres and is open year round. The zoo maintains dozens of species of exotic animals ranging from big cats to red pandas to birds of Prey such as the American Bald Eagle. Special events and day camps are offered such as yoga, career and special holiday events. Located near Wilmington near several other attractions.

Make sure to visit their website for more details about hours of operation, cost, driving directions, volunteer opportunities and more.

 Dover Downs Gamblers Paradise

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Dover Downs Casino & Hotel – Click for more details.

Feeling lucky? Have money to burn? Then a day at Dover Downs resort might be just what the doctor ordered. Bet on horse races and other sports or try your luck with a variety of table games. Or if you just want to keep it simple you can spend the day feeding quarters into one of over 2,500 slot machines.  Hotel and restaurant is available on premises if you want to camp out for a few days or longer.

Check out Dover Downs website for much more detailed information or to make reservations.

Horse Back Riding

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Horse Riding in Delaware – Click for more details.

Horseback riding instruction to all age groups. English and Western styles are offered. Take a lesson, participate in a clinic or sign up for a camp. If you already know how to ride but need some help training a young horse, they do that too. Other services provided include horse boarding, sales and leasing.

 More information such as hours of operation, rates, location, events, and complete list of services offered can be found on their website.

Ferry Ride Across Delaware Bay to New Jersey

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Cape May Lewes Ferry – Click for more details.

Spend a day on the Jersey shore without spending all day driving. Automobile ferrys depart daily and travel between Lewes, DE and Cape May, NJ. The trip lasts under 1 hr and the cost is very reasonable especially when considering the amount of time and gas it would take to drive there from DE. Dolphins are frequently seen and seagulls will take bread right out of your hand. This is a lot of fun even if you just do it for the boat ride!

Visit the Cape May-Lewes Ferry website for their operating schedule, fares, special offers, weather advisories and more.

 Natural History Museum

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Delaware Museum of Natural History – Click for more details.

There are lots of interesting things to see at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. The permanent exhibits include the Dinosaur Gallery, Hall of Birds, Hall of Mammals, the Nature Nook, Seashell Gallery and Butterfly Gardens. Special temporary exhibits are also featured throughout the year and change regularly. Or if you prefer the great outdoors, the museum also maintains a nature trail that takes users through the wetlands across newly built footbridges and well maintained paths.

In addition to all of the above, a huge variety of special events are scheduled throughout the year. See their website for more information.