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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. Although mostly noted for its five star, beautiful and clean beaches, Southern Delaware’s true appeal is its collection of small towns that differ in personality but share the same charm and welcoming vibe. This will stay with you from the seaside boardwalks of the Atlantic Ocean to the riverside villages of the Nanticoke River.
Southern Delaware's natural beauty and friendly communities have made it a mecca for artists and performers for decades. From studios and galleries showcasing visual arts to theaters featuring performing arts and venues welcoming regional and national acts, the Southern Delaware arts scene is as rich and vibrant as the county that inspires it.
In Southern Delaware, you’ll find Native American History. Agricultural History. Maritime and Military History. Natural History. Industrial History. Architectural History. Social History. Aviation History. Railroad History. We have charming seaside and riverside towns each with their own fascinating stories, including some stories that you might not want to listen to after dark. We have war stories and stories of political intrigue. We have pirates and shipwrecks and tales of buried booty. We have historic shipbuilding villages, picturesque farming communities, and quintessential beach towns.
You'll never run out of fun things to do outdoors in Southern Delaware. Our flat, scenic landscape makes the area a haven for cycling; you can enjoy exploring the region's many scenic waterways by kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board, take boat tours and participate in watersports on the inland bays, and learn about our abundant wildlife at our nature centers - and that's just for starters!
Did you know that Delaware has been named the 3rd Most Bike Friendly State in the U. S. of A? Yup, it's true! Southern Delaware's flat landscape, excellent roadways, and scenic routes and trails ensure an enjoyable cycling or hiking experience.
For an "off-the-beaten-path" experience, check out these fabulous trails, itineraries, side trips and guided tours to add a little exploration to your vacation.
There are so many places to shop in Southern Delaware including outlets, boutiques, art galleries, antiques and collectible shops, and specialty shops - and the shopping is always tax free!