Delaware November 28, 2016
The 15 Most Underrated Places In Delaware That You Must Check Out
With a lot of small towns and a lot of state pride, Delaware is home to a ton of small businesses, restaurants, attractions and parks that are seriously underrated. Heading slightly off the beaten path to explore these incredible places will be a decision that you won’t ever regret.
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. Bowers Beach
2. Malin's Deli, Newark
Malin's Deli is a local favorite and makes some of the best subs in the state. They've also got a variety of snacks and treats, an amazing Jim-Bob sandwich, and homemade dog biscuits for your best pal.
812 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19713
3. Brandywine Zoo, Wilmington
Why go all the way in to Philly or over to Cape May when you can spend a day at the Zoo right in Delaware? The Brandywine Zoo is open 10-4 every day.
1001 N Park Dr Wilmington, Delawar
4. Helen's Sausage House, Smyrna
We recently featured Helen's amazing sausage sandwiches in theier own article, so
on what makes this one of the best little restaurants in the state!
4866 Rt 13, Smyrna, DE 19977
5. Silver Lake Park, Dover
Silver Lake Park is an oasis hiding in the middle of Dover, so it's a great place to get a breath of fresh air in the city. Bonus - it's almost never crowded.
Washington St, Dover, DE 19901
6. Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant, Seaford
It's hard to find good Chinese food in Delaware, but Hong Kong in Seaford absolutely gets it right. When it comes to restaurants, Hong Kong is among the most underrated in Delaware.
853 Norman Eskridge Hwy
Seaford, DE 19973
7. Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington
This is the perfect time of year to visit the lesser-known Hagley Estate, because the Holidays at Hagley exhibition is open until Sunday, January 1. Visit between 10-4 each day.
200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington Delaware
8. Historic Odessa
The 5 historic homes of Odessa are amazing to explore, and you can tell the town is very proud of their history. Visit during December to experience the magic of Holidays in Odessa.
201 Main Street Odessa, DE 19730
9. Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Wilmington
Of all of the DuPont Corridor attractions, Nemours is the most underrated in Delaware. They used to be reservation-only, but now they're open for self-guided tours.
850 Alapocas Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803 Be sure to call for their hours during Fall and Winter: (302) 651-6913
10. Downtown Milford
This charming town on the Mispillion river is often overlooked for bigger, busier Delaware towns, but there are few things I enjoy more than a stroll through downtown Milford. Particularly this time of year, when the shops and storefronts are decorated for the holidays.
11. White Clay Creek State Park, Newark
It's no secret to my regular readers that I love White Clay Creek State Park, and I really hope that Delawareans have begun to explore this underrated park in Newark more often now. Read more about the trail system and how to visit the park
12. Mount Cuba Center, Hockessin
Mount Cuba is a wildflower lover's paradise and it absolutely comes alive in the spring!
3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707
13. Wilson's General Store, Georgetown
14. Monigle Park, Dewey Beach
Monigle Park in Dewey Beach is a nice break from the party scene downtown, so take a stroll through the preserved and protected area and enjoy the wonders of the Rehoboth Bay.
Read Street, Dewey Beach, Delaware
15. Perucho's Peruvian Chicken, Newark
Perucho's Peruvian serves the most AMAZING chicken in a state that's known for quality poultry. This underrated Delaware restaurant will blow you away with their food, I promise.
700 Capitol Trail, Newark, DE 19711
These are some of the greatest not-so-well-known spots out there in Delaware. Where’s your favorite underrated place in the First State? Tell us about it in the comments.