For your next family vacation, consider a different locale that will give you everything you want. Delaware is the perfect place for a family to spend a summer vacation. With beautiful, clean beaches and plenty of fun attractions, Delaware vacations will likely become a tradition.
When you want to catch some of sunny rays, head to Bethany Beach. Bethany Beach has maintained an old-fashioned character that people find charming. Bethany Beach is extremely family-friendly and is a great place to build sand castles with the little kiddies or go swimming in the ocean. To dry off, go walking along the boardwalk and peruse the storefronts or stop for a bite to eat.
Head over to Dover on another day and see the sights that both modern and historical Dover can offer. Catch a NASCAR race at the Dover International Speedway. The John Dickinson Plantation will show you what life for a Quaker was like in this living, authentic period museum. Delaware Governor’s Mansion is another historical hotspot where the state’s previous governors lived. Make sure you catch Spence’s Bazaar every Tuesday and Friday. The sellers have an enormous variety of goods including local, handmade Amish specialties.
If you head over to Wilmington, check out Nemours Mansion and Gardens. You can go through the historical property. They also have gardens and trails so you can walk in the beautiful, historical setting and stretch your legs a bit. The Brandywine Zoo is another great place for children, especially younger ones. Plan to spend dinner in one of Wilmington’s “Little Italy” restaurants.
When traveling in the summer, a few tips will enhance your experience. Make sure you and your children drink water throughout the day. Keep snacks handy to eat between meals. Take pictures at every great spot you visit and send them as postcards home to your family and friends. They will get to enjoy your trip with you and know you are thinking of them.