Delaware April 01, 2018
Here Are 7 Of Delaware’s Tiniest Towns That Are Always Worth A Visit
Some of the best Delaware towns are our smallest — from the underrated Selbyville to the quiet and peaceful Fenwick Island. Which towns are on your bucket list for 2018? If you’re looking for charming small towns to visit, start right here with this list!
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. Fenwick Island
Fenwick Island is one of Delaware's best beach towns! Located in southern Sussex County, this town doesn't get quite as crowded as Rehoboth or Dewey Beach, even in the middle of summer. Enjoy some relaxing beach time in the state park, or in the town itself.
Arden is an artists community — and its resident's talents are on display year round in their chosen "gilds"! In Arden, a gild is a group that focuses on one particular talent or event. For example, you can attend a concert hosted by the Concert Gild or watch a performance by the Shakespeare Gild!
Read a little more about Arden and its many gilds right here
3. Delaware City
Delaware City is a charming waterfront town that's one of the few places in New Castle County where you can really get that small town feel. Take the boat over to Pea Patch Island to step back in time at Fort Delaware, or pick crabs on the water at Kathy's or Crabby Dick's. If you like ghost hunting, you'll enjoy spending time in Del City — it's the state's most haunted town!
4. Bowers Beach
Visit Bowers Beach to get away from it all! This simple bayside town is quiet and charming year round. The Bowers Beach Maritime Museum is a must-visit for anyone who loves pirates and their history, and everyone can enjoy a day watching the famous oyster schooners and working boats coming in and out of port.
Odessa might be Delaware's most historic town! Visiting this tiny spot, right near Middletown, is like stepping back in time. Every building in the historic district is nationally registered, and Cantwell's Tavern is one of the oldest restaurants in the state.
Selbyville is a sleepy town that's one of Delaware's best-kept secrets. The town is full of amazing restaurants and shops, plus festivals in the spring and summer that make it worth visiting! Be sure to attend their Old Timers Day along Church Street. This year, the festival is held on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Finally, you've got to visit Wyoming. This small farm town is home to one of Delaware's greatest agricultural treasures — Fifer Orchards! Visit in the spring and summer for fresh fruits and berries, and in the fall for the world's best apple cider donuts. There's always a great reason to visit this farm and market.
Everyone in Delaware has their favorite towns! Personally, I love any town that’s right on the Delaware Bay. If you agree that there’s nothing like our quiet beach towns, you’ll want to plan to take our
Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Delaware Like Never Before!