Delaware August 28, 2017
10 Things You Have To Do Before You’re An Official Delawarean
If you’re going to call yourself a Delawarean, you’ve got to check some things off of your Delaware bucket list. How many of these iconic Delaware experiences are familiar to you? Are there any things that you still need to check off your list?
1. Visit Winterthur and Hagley
These iconic DuPont estates explain so much about the history of Delaware that they both are must-visits. The Enchanted Woods at Winterthur and stunning grounds at Hagley make these incredible day trip destinations.
2. Complain about beach traffic.
We all do it... if you don't, then you must not spend any time in Delaware during the summer!
3. Attend one of Delaware's iconic festivals
The Winterthur Point to Point is in May, Apple Scrapple is in October, and there are a million others in between. Attend the State Fair, St. Anthonys Italian Festival, or the Sea Witch Festival. The Nanticoke Powwow is incredible, too! You have got to be a festival-goer if you're a real Delawarean.
4. Climb a Cape Henlopen Observation Tower
Put this at the top of your Delaware bucket list! These World War II era towers still stand to this day, and you've got to take a walk to the top of the one in Cape Henlopen State Park. The best views in Delaware await!
5. Try scrapple
Just don't ask what's in it.
6. Eat at Grotto's
It might not be the best pizza in Delaware, but you've got to put Grotto's on your Delaware bucket list.
7. Get to know the Green
Dover, our capital city, has so much to offer in terms of history, entertainment, food, and nature! Get to know downtown Dover and stroll the green to feel like a true Delawarean.
8. Visit Georgetown on Return Day
This old fashioned celebration came from the days when election results had to be delivered by carriage! It's a great celebration, and a great way to get to know your Delaware politics and history.
9. Paddle Trap Pond
If you only kayak once in your life, make it on this breathtaking lake in Laurel. The baldcypress trees are incredible to see up close!
10. Take a Delaware Road Trip
Whether you're interested in the spookiest spots in the state, the best small towns, or the best fall foliage viewing - taking a road trip through Delaware is the best thing to get to know your home state. Here's a list of
7 Unforgettable Delaware Road Trips
to get you started!
If you’re looking for more great things to do in the state of Delaware, check out our list of
15 Easy Hikes To Add To Your Outdoor Bucket List In Delaware! You’ll enjoy them all, especially while the weather is so nice!