Summer’s not quite over yet – though it is winding down. With only a few more weeks until kids are heading back to school and summer Fridays go back to regular hours, you might feel like you haven’t done enough this summer! Fear not, there is plenty of time to take summer day trips in Delaware to some amazing places. From the beaches to the cities, you’ll find the best things to do in Delaware during the last few weeks of the summer.
1. Experience the Thrills at Funland, Rehoboth Beach
Ride the Sea Dragon or earn the title of Ski Ball Champion at this legendary amusement park in Rehoboth Beach
2. Tour Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Wilmington
Elaborate gardens and a mansion tour will make a visit to Nemours one of the best summer day trips in Delaware.
3. Visit the Lightship Overfalls, Lewes
This landmark in Lewes is one of the last remaining lightships in the country. You can take a guided tour of the decks on weekends.
4. Check out the Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover
Free tours of this uber-cool museum will show you vintage aircraft and take you to fly in simulators.
5. Climb an Observation Tower at Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes
These towers dot the beaches along the Delaware Bay, remnants of harbor defenses built in World War II. One of the best things to do on a summer day trip in Delaware is to climb to the top and take in the incredible view.
6. Cruise the Cape May - Lewes Ferry
Grab a drink and enjoy the Ferry to and from Cape May. If you can catch it at sunset, you'll be treated to an amazing view.
7. Explore Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington
Some of the coolest history in Delaware is located within the walls of the Winterthur mansion, and the grounds and gardens are the perfect serene way to get away from it all, without having to stray far from the middle of Wilmington.
8. Wander through Downtown Milford
Boutique shops, great dining options and a beautiful river walk along the Mispillion River await you in Milford! Visit this little town for one of the best summer day trips in Delaware!
9. Listen to the music from the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
The historic Rehoboth Beach Bandstand hosts live music throughout the summer, and strolling around the beach town while tunes fill the air is an authentic Delaware experience.
10. Learn to Love Historic New Castle
Tour some of the oldest houses in America, listen to live music, grab a bite to eat, or take a step back in time to Delaware's colonial period - there are endless things to do in Historic New Castle.
11. Picnic on the Green, Dover
Pack a lunch and settle down with friends or family on the Green in Dover and enjoy watching the happenings of the State Capital around you! There is almost always something going on in Dover, and you'll enjoy modern day people watching with the backdrop of historic buildings.
12. Go Crabbing for Delaware Blue Crabs at Holt's Landing
There's one pier that was built specifically for crabbing, and you can find it along the Indian River Bay in Millville. Holt's Landing State Park is a great place for crabbing and fishing.
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