Delaware February 14, 2018
9 Underrated Places In Delaware That Even Natives Have Never Heard Of
When you live in a small state like Delaware, it’s hard to believe there are things you haven’t seen. Here are a few underrated places in the state that stay out of sight – did you even know they were there? Each of these incredible spots is worth a visit this spring!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Marian Coffin Gardens at Gibraltar
This stunning Italianate garden behind Gibraltar is one of the most magical places in Delaware. Stroll the grounds through the iron gates and enjoy a maze of beautiful landscaping that will make you forget that you're in Wilmington.
Address: 1405 Greenhill Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
2. Nora Lee's French Quarter, New Castle
Nora Lee's is hidden in plain sight right in New Castle, but so many people walk right past it! This cajun and creole restaurant is a must-try in the state, and you'll fall in love with the atmosphere on your first visit.
Address: 124 Delaware St., New Castle, DE
3. Paradise Grill, Long Neck
This seasonal hotspot is actually hidden way back in a neighborhood! It's worth the trek to find a sandy beach bar and tasty food from local food trucks in your own little slice of paradise.
Address:27344 Bay Rd.,
Long Neck, DE
4. Blackbird Creek Reserve
One of the quieter places to kayak or canoe in Delaware is the Blackbird Creek Reserve. You may have trouble finding a map because there's no park office, but drop in on the creek and you'll have a memorable paddle.
Address: 801 Blackbird Landing Rd, Townsend, DE 19734
5. Rittenhouse Park, Newark
Rittenhouse Park offers miles of trails, scenic picnic groves, access to the creek and a fun playground. It's usually pretty quiet here, and it will become one of your favorite parks.
Address: 228 W Chestnut Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19713
6. Goodstay Gardens
The beautiful Goodstay Gardens include a famous magnolia walk that is breathtaking when it is in bloom. There's no better place in Wilmington to relax on a bench and watch the world go by.
Address: 2600 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
7. The Grill at Back Creek
This rustic pub serves up some of the best burgers and crabcakes in the state, but few people even know that it's there! Enjoy a sweeping panoramic view of the neatly groomed golf course from the dining room.
Address: 101 Back Creek Dr, Middletown, Delaware 19709
8. 301 Plaza Restaurant
One of the best breakfast spots in Delaware is hidden in this landmark truck stop. Don't pass it by the next time you're looking for a great place to grab a hearty country meal!
Address: 921 Middletown Warwick Rd.
9. The Salted Rim
Delaware's only train-themed restaurant actually lets you dine in a decommisioned railcar - how cool is that? Enjoy some of the state's best Mexican food while you check out your quirky surroundings.
Address: 27 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970
What’s your favorite underrated, secret spot in Delaware? If you’re looking for more ideas, check out this list of
11 Hidden Gems You Have To See In Delaware Before You Die.