Update: As of June 1, the short term rental ban is lifted as is the 14 day self-quarantine for out of state visitors. For info, click here. 

Beach restrictions lifted as of 5 p.m. May 22. Mandatory 14 day quarantine for out of state travelers and ban on short term rentals remain in effect until June 1. At least 6-foot distance will be required on beaches among those from different households, and groups of visitors from the same household may be no larger than 10. Masks or face coverings are encouraged to be worn on beaches and are required on boardwalks.
 
Farmers Markets: Reopened with restrictions. See individual websites for info. Links can be found here
 
State Parks: Visitor numbers will be limited in state parks for Memorial Day weekend. Delawareans will resume activities such as swimming and sunbathing on Delaware State Park beaches for Memorial Day weekend, with existing restrictions on beaches being lifted by the Governor effective Friday, May 22 at 5 p.m. For more info, click here
Jewels of Sussex County

Sussex County showcases world-class beach resorts, historic seaside and riverside villages, signature golf courses, premier accommodations and a Culinary Coast of fantastic restaurants and chefs. Visitors to the region enjoy tax-free shopping while strolling through downtown boutiques, antique and art galleries, farmers markets and outlet centers.

Arts & Entertainment
The Southern Delaware arts scene is as rich and vibrant as the county that inspires it.
History & Heritage
In Southern Delaware, you’ll find history.
Outdoor Adventures
You'll never run out of fun things to do outdoors in Southern Delaware.
Cycling & Hiking
Did you know that Delaware has been named the 3rd Most Bike Friendly State in the U. S. of A?
Tours & Side Trips
For an "off-the-beaten-path" experience, check out these fabulous trails, itineraries, side trips and guided tours.
Tax Free Shopping & Antiquing
All the places to shop in Southern Delaware.
Enjoy A Video Tour
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Long Time, No Sea! Check out our June eScapes newsletter as we we welcome visitors back to Southern Delaware. Learn what's being done to keep our visitors, our residents, and our businesses and their employees safe so we all enjoy a fabulous and memorable summer of 2020! Link in bio.
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Farmer's Markets have begun opening up for the summer season! Check out dates, times, and precautions on our website. Link in bio.
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We added even more Zoom backgrounds to add some sunshine to your staff meetings, classes, or Zoom parties! Link in bio.
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Starting June 1st, travel and short term rental restrictions are lifted for Delaware. Some accommodations are still offering special deals on gift certificates. Check it out! Link in our bio.
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The 2020 History Book Festival, normally a live weekend event in Lewes in late September, will become a virtual festival this year, launching with a keynote presentation by one of America’s most popular authors.⠀ Erik Larson, author of the bestseller “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz,” will appear “live online” via Zoom at the virtual festival’s⠀ inaugural “Spirited Discussion” on Thursday, June 25, at 5 p.m.⠀ Learn more about this event by clicking the link in our bio and clicking "events calendar".
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On June 1, the ban on short-term rental units and the mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers will be lifted. Visitors should still practice social distancing, common sense precautions, and wear a face covering in public settings. For more information, please visit de.gov/coronavirus
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The History Book Festival and the Lewes Public Library will present Carl Rollyson discussing volume I of his new biography of one of America’s most famous authors, “The Life of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897–1934,” on Thursday, June 4, at 5 p.m. ⠀ Find more info on our "Enjoy Southern Delaware-Virtually!" page
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Don't forget that our virtual activities page is still up and bustling! New events and activities are being added every day! Get your Southern Delaware fix and still stay #SaferAtHome. Link in our bio.
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Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse stands on the outer breakwater of Lewes. Tours of this lighthouse are offered seasonally by the Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation. Take a virtual one right now from our Enjoy Southern Delaware- Virtually! page. Link in bio.
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TODAY: Keep an eye on the skies, a flyover salute to Sussex County healthcare workers and first responders will take place today beginning in Georgetown at 11am. The flyover will take place all over Sussex County, especially Bayhealth, Beebe, and Nanticoke Hospitals.
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Current restrictions on beach activity will be lifted starting 5 p.m. today (Friday, May 22). Sunbathing, swimming, picnicking, surfing, kayaking, walk-on surf fishing and other activities will be allowed to resume for Delawareans and for those from out-of-state who have quarantined 14 days. Here are some guidelines for responsible beach use.
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Current restrictions on beach activity will be lifted starting 5 p.m. today (Friday, May 22). Sunbathing, swimming, picnicking, surfing, kayaking, walk-on surf fishing and other activities will be allowed to resume for Delawareans and for those from out-of-state who have quarantined 14 days. Here are some guidelines for responsible beach use.
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With new Videograms, a Clear Space performer, of your choosing, will create a personalized video with a special message and a song! Find it on our Enjoy Southern Delaware-Virtually! page.
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It's #throwbackthursday, tag us in your favorite Southern Delaware memories with the tag #SouthernDelawareThrowback
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Special Event Alert: A flyover salute to Sussex County healthcare workers and first responders will take place on Saturday, May 23rd beginning in Georgetown at 11am. The flyover will take place all over Sussex County, especially Bayhealth, Beebe, and Nanticoke Hospitals.
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Horseshoe Crabs are a notable Southern Delaware resident. Sometimes they get tossed upside down by the waves. If you see a Horseshoe Crab on its back, help them by just gently flipping them over! They don’t pinch or bite, just be sure to grab them by the shell and not the tail. Horseshoe Crabs are not only living fossils, their blood (which is blue!) is used to help develop medicine for humans!