Southern Delaware’s constellation of picturesque downtowns – all charming, yet each with its own distinct personality - are fabulous getaway destinations. From quaint B&Bs to luxury hotels, guests will find welcoming accommodations oceanfront, historic districts, charming seaside and riverside towns, and rural retreats.
Southern Delaware is largely agricultural, so our renowned Culinary Coast™ chefs use the freshest ingredients to create the most fabulous dining experiences in the Mid-Atlantic. Needless to say, our farmers’ markets are amazing and, in season, there’s at least one taking place every day of the week. That, in combination with our lucky abundance of breweries, wineries, and distilleries, is why Life Tastes Better Here.
Southern Delaware’s resort atmosphere and convenient location make it the Mid Atlantic sweet spot for meetings, retreats, reunions, and weddings. The area offers five star beaches, bays, waterways, signature golf courses, fabulous trails, and incredible scenic beauty plus a full complement of meeting- and group-friendly venues, accommodations ranging from ocean front luxury to budget-friendly, and culinary options from boardwalk fries to the finest dining along our famed Culinary Coast™. Year round amenities include outdoor adventures, watersports, indoor activities, tours, and entertainment – plus tax free shopping, dining, and meeting space.
The 6,000 residents of Seaford enjoy a close-knit, hard-working community. In the 28th Best Small Town in America, you'll find community spirit in many projects, activities and opportunities! Seaford is "Rich in History, Focused on the Future."
July. This Festival has been going strong for over two decades and includes The Float-In, The Duck Dash, Canoe & Kayak Races, Car Show, Artist Alley, Decorating Contest, Downtown Treasure Map, Mayors Challenge, Health Fair, Boat Parade, Museum Open House, Children's Area, and Youth Fishing Tournament.
Second Saturday of August at the Seaford Sports Complex. Enrich your body, mind & SOUL with a selection of cultural foods, fascinating exhibits, and FREE Live Music! (Reggae, Jazz, Gospel, Blues/Soul, Calypso) Remember to bring your lawn chairs for great seating. Don't Miss It! TENT SEATING is ALSO AVAILABLE. Stroll among AFRAM's cultural vendors for some of the best foods, and exotic imports (African textiles, printed fashions, incense, jewelry & accessories, and natural beauty products; as well as fine arts/crafts (and books) from across the Diaspora. There's also a wealth of FREE information and NETWORKING opportunities available among AFRAM's Community Resource/Non-Profit vendors; wellness, education, family care, entrepreneurship, employment; government agencies & services.
One of the best museums in Delaware, hands down. Opened in 2003, the museum has thousands of local artifacts following a timeline of United States, Delaware, and area history. It begins with the area's natural resources, the Nanticoke Indians, and winds its way through history to the 21st century with the world's first synthetic fiber, a nylon spinning machine. Other exhibits focus on early agriculture, shipbuilding, canning, the poultry industry, railroads, Black River Pilots, and the Nanticoke River's connection with the Chesapeake Bay. Don't miss this museum!
Explore a complete Victorian Italianate mansion with a slave quarter, several outbuildings, and spacious grounds. Learn what life was like before the Civil War, why a popular Delaware governor was smuggled to England with a Federal warrant out for his arrest, and how the “War of Northern Aggression” changed life forever.
When you visit Southern Delaware in 2020, you'll find new accommodations, activities, events, restaurants and lots more! Of course, everything you've always loved about Southern Delaware awaits as well.
Here, in no particular order, are nearly 40 brand new – and a few new-ish! - reasons to visit...