Discover Our Treasures
Southern Delaware offers the perfect getaway year-round! Our area is a rare location of rural and coastal resort communities brimming with history and heritage, charm and personality.
In just a short two hour drive from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk or just 70 minutes across the Delaware Bay via ferry from New Jersey, you can take a stroll along our quiet beaches, dine in our renowned restaurants, relax in our award-winning hotels and shop tax-free in our boutiques, antique shops and outlet centers.
Southern Delaware is filled with main streets of yesteryear charm. Visit our historic seaside and riverside villages, once home to shipbuilding communities of years gone by.It's a perfect place to browse leisurely through a collection of antique shops, boutiques and even designer brand-name outlets. What's more, Delaware has the unique distinction of being home of TAX-FREE SHOPPING!
Southern Delaware has an abundance of ecotourism activities. There's everything from whale and dolphin watching to beachcombing, nature walks, photography opportunities, canoeing, and bicycling. Southern Delaware is part of the Atlantic Flyway, home to a variety of our feathered friends. Numerous offer everything from beaches, camping, nature trails and seminars, boating and fishing (surf, ocean, bay and freshwater).
If you're looking for a little action, you'll find auto racing and a splash of watersports including skimboarding, surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, sailing, boating and parasailing. Enjoy tennis, golf, or even an open cockpit tour of the coastline. Kick up your heels for country line dancing, steel drum reggae, rock, jazz or other live music at one of our many nightspots.
Our cultural experiences are unique, from a summer arts festival to a winery, art galleries, dinner theater, historic train rides and outdoor performances by the ocean to sounds of tom-toms at the annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow, which draws native Indians for tribal dances from near and far. Southern Delaware also has numerous museums rich with American and maritime history, and unique festivals and events making Southern Delaware truly a year-round destination.
If you are interested in history, check out the Sussex County History Bus Tours with former Delaware state archivist, Russ McCabe. Learn more about the natural and cultural heritage of Delaware during a series of bus tours.
To make the most of your Southern Delaware experience, don't forget to order your free Visitor's Guide and brochures. We welcome you to discover the treasures of Southern Delaware!
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