Delaware, USA

Delaware, USA

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Where to stay around Delaware, US?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,584 vacation rentals near Delaware. From 1,131 houses to 669 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Delaware for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Coastal delights and woodland fun in Delaware

From charming coastal towns and white sand beaches to elegant mansions and wilderness escapes, Delaware is a destination full of promise. You can treat yourself to a high-end spa for indulgent pampering and utter relaxation, or bring the kids along for a fun day of canoeing along the coast. Delaware vacation rentals are excellent home bases for setting off on a thrilling zip line adventure in the woods or an exciting fishing trip on the high seas. In winter you can ice skate on the river front, while fall is a perfect time for scenic drives through the countryside.

Great shopping and rich history in Delaware

Delaware is a delight for shoppers, with its duty-free status and dizzying array of shops, from fancy boutiques to luxury retailers. You can experience Delaware's fascinating colonial past by visiting beautifully preserved historic sites and fascinating museums, or discover new artists at local galleries in the small towns and coastal hamlets of Delaware. Delaware vacation rentals are welcoming places to put your feet up after a big day of shopping for unique treasures or hunting for seashells at the beach. Delaware's parks and wilderness preserves are inspiring places to explore and commune with nature, by paddleboard, kayak or canoe.

Lavish mansions and saltwater taffy in Delaware

Experiencing Delaware's seaside delights is a must, whether you're strolling the boardwalk and finding the best salt water taffy, or embracing your inner adventurer and going on an Atlantic parasailing excursion. Delaware is also known for "Chateau Country", an exclusive region dominated by the elaborate mansions of the Du Pont family. Live the life of the upper crust for a day by touring the spectacular mansions and exquisite gardens and learning riveting tales of this wealthy family. Delaware vacation rentals are close to spots on the Delaware History Trail, a fascinating journey through time with stories and colorful characters.

Moderate temperatures year-round in Delaware

Thanks to its location next to the Delaware River, Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware enjoys a moderate climate year-round. The coastal setting keeps Delaware about ten degrees cooler than inland in summer, and ten degrees warmer in winter. Temperatures in winter hover in the low to mid-20s, while summer temperatures can soar up to 86 degrees. Delaware gets about 44 inches of rain annually, with about 13 inches of snow in winter, which is well below the national average of 26 inches. With over 200 sunny days per year, Delaware is a lovely place to visit year-round.

Marine life and wildlife in Delaware

Delaware consists predominately of a coastal plain bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay and the Delaware River. Most of Delaware is flat, save for the Piedmont Plateau, which has rolling hills covering the northern reaches of the state. Sand dunes lie between the plains and the Atlantic Ocean, which is home to a delightful variety of marine life, including hammerhead, dogfish and brown sharks, Atlantic sturgeon and the occasional humpback whale. On shore, numerous birds can be spotted by savvy watchers, from lesser yellowlegs and cerulean warblers to swallow-tailed kites and sharp-shinned hawks, as well as leatherback turtles.