Visitors will find a variety of Delaware lodging and vacation rentals conveniently located for exploring the delights of this coastal vacation destination.
Bethany Beach rentals, on the southern end of the coast, are known for their quiet, laid-back atmosphere and seven-mile stretch of fine sandy beach.
In addition to the usual beach activities, Rehoboth Beach has a mile-long boardwalk that’s perfect for strolling, bike riding and enjoying old-fashioned family fun at the arcades and amusements. The Broadkill Beach area offers hiking, windsurfing, kayaking and deep-sea fishing.
Dewey Beach is a popular spot for guests of Delaware vacation rentals. This unique Delaware beach resort is located on a sandbar, with the ocean on one side and the bay on the other. Dewey Beach is especially popular with the sailing crowd. Delaware Seashore State Park, adjacent to Dewey Beach, features six miles of sandy beach, ideal for sunning, windsurfing, or surf fishing.
Nature lovers will enjoy the hundreds of miles of nature trails in Delaware’s 14 state parks. Cape Henlopen State Park at the northern end of the Atlantic Coast, offers a protected nature preserve, hiking and cycling trails, a fishing pier, and a swimming beach.
Fishing is a favorite pastime for guests of Delaware vacation rentals, and opportunities for deep-sea fishing charters, pier fishing and surf fishing abound. Popular fishing spots include the Indian River Inlet area, Delaware Bay and Rehoboth Bay.
A Delaware vacation offers gaming and racing enthusiasts several entertainment options. Dover Downs Entertainment has slot machines, live harness racing and NASCAR racing. Delaware Park Racetrack and Slots Casino features slots and live thoroughbred racing, while Midway Slots and Simulcast offers slots and harness racing.
Delaware vacation rentals make the perfect home base for exploring Wilmington, Delaware’s largest city. In addition to fine dining and fabulous shopping, Wilmington’s attractions include the Grand Opera House and several museums. The Market Street Mall is a six-block pedestrian area in downtown Wilmington with an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, while Riverfront Wilmington features a contemporary art museum, shopping and dining.
Don’t miss a tour of Winterthur, a 196-room mansion showcasing American decorative arts and furnishings in settings representing periods from 1640 to 1840. Henry Francis du Pont used his family fortune to amass the collection of more than 85,000 pieces. The 1,000-acre estate also includes miles of trails and paths and a 200-acre garden.
Guests of Delaware vacation rentals can also tour the fabulous Nemours Mansion, a 102-room chateau with 300 acres of landscaped gardens, built by Alfred du Pont in 1910. Nearby, the magnificent Longwood Gardens is a 1,050-acre paradise featuring extensive gardens, fountains and water features.
Delaware’s lack of a sales tax makes it a great spot for shopping. Check out the 140 factory outlet stores at Rehoboth Outlets or go treasure hunting at southern Delaware’s Antiques Road, featuring more than 20 shops over a 20-mile stretch of road.
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