Delaware Beaches Itineraries for Every Interest

Delaware Beaches Itineraries for Every Interest

Whether you come for the family fun, the romantic leisure or the exhilarating activities, you’ll find it all in the Delaware Beaches.

Just as no two places are alike and no two people are alike, it’s also true that no two vacations are alike. Luckily the experiences in this East Coast state aren’t tailored to any one specific type of person or family. The region is so varied that it’s easy to customize your own vacation with activities and excursions that fit your idea of fun. No matter if you’re looking for an enjoyable family getaway, a romantic trip for two or an adventurous journey filled with outdoor options galore, there’s a vacation itinerary to fit your one-of-a-kind personality.

Family Fun for Everyone

Vacationers of all ages will love these family-friendly excursions!

Day 1

All the kids’ necessities are packed, and you’re ready for a vacation. As soon as your troop arrives in Delaware, take everyone down to the water park in Rehoboth Beach or Fenwick Island. The kids will love slipping and sliding in the water, and you’ll have a great time relaxing by a pool.

Day 2

Get your family up and out of bed for a sun and fun-filled beach day! The beach is the perfect place to splash in the waves with your family, and best of all—it’s free! Afterwards, take a step back in time for an old-time photo portrait as you dress up in a range of distinctive costumes from your favorite era or take a family portrait on the beach by a professional photographer for some unforgettable memories.

Day 3

Slip aboard a pirate ship for a swashbuckling good time! Dress in pirate attire, and use your map to discover where sunken treasure might be lying. Don’t forget to practice your “Arrrg” beforehand!

Day 4

Laser tag, bumper cars and tokens make for a full day’s worth of fun! Get thrilled on some awesome amusement park rides with your family, and laugh together as you make some family fun memories.

Day 5

If you want family fun with an exciting edge, try racing one another in some go-karts! Kids will love driving cars all on their own. Go-karts are a safe way to let them go wild on the track and zoom past you in a safe—and fun—environment.

Day 6

No matter who you are or where you’re visiting from, summer is the season for mini golf! This “mini” sport is great for all ages, giving everyone a competitive edge with fun obstacles and themes.

Day 7

Spend your last day at a day camp where your kids can participate in a range of indoor and outdoor activities that are creative, recreational and educational. While the kids are enjoying their day, treat yourself by perusing the boardwalk and visiting neat souvenir stores and clothing boutiques complete with unique jewelry, whimsical toys and gifts.


Teen’s Dream

Think your teenagers are hard to please? We guarantee there’s an activity for them!

Day 1

Load up the gang and spend an afternoon or evening playing a rousing game of paintball! Everything you’ll need is supplied for you, and you’ll have a blast aiming and firing bright, colorful balls of paint at one another. Play during the day or at night under the lights!

Day 2

The waves of the area are perfect year-round, so why not learn how to surf in the vast Atlantic Ocean while you’re here?  There are plenty of places you can rent a surfboard and get a private lesson from experts who work with people of all ages and skill levels until they stand up on their board and catch their very first wave!

Day 3

There’s something about pizza that brings everyone together, and for teens, this idea is no different. Crowd around a savory pie and watch a movie a free movie on the beach, or just take time to talk and find out what’s going on in their lives.

Day 4

Brush up on your gaming skills by taking everyone to an arcade. Battle with your teens (in a good way) at classic favorites, or try something new together. The loser owes the winner an ice cream cone!

Day 5

Wait until your teens return to school, bragging to all their friends about the awesome time they had parasailing. This high-flying activity is thrilling enough to take them to the edge but still safe enough to give parents some peace of mind.

Day 6

Even teenagers enjoy getting in touch with nature. Take advantage of the miles of bay front coastline by renting a kayak. Nothing could be better than enjoying the cool breezes from your own waterfront view.

Day 7

You may not like their music, and they may think your music is old fashioned. But with Delaware’s variety of concerts and festivals held all year, you’re sure to find a group you can both vibe to. Check out who will be performing during your stay.


Trip for Two

You’ll fall in love with these romantic ideas just for couples!

Day 1

Pack your trunk with swim suits and walking shoes because Delaware Shore is the place to enjoy those sunny days with your significant other. As soon as you arrive, the salty smell of the ocean will make you crave some freshly caught seafood. Restaurants in the Delaware Beaches offer huge selections of seafood as well as other popular items like sushi, fresh fish and shrimp delicacies guaranteed to delight! Swing by an upscale oceanfront restaurant for a romantic dinner for two.

Day 2

Wake up early to experience a sunrise complete with peaceful crashes of the ocean’s waves. The serene relaxation of the early morning in Bethany Beach is the best way to enjoy each other’s company without the normal hustle and bustle. After you see the sun’s spectacular rays glistening across the water, enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at a boardwalk restaurant where you can watch surfers showing off on the waves.

Day 3

Today is a nice day to relax and soak up the sun. Sprawl out those beach chairs and umbrellas, and delight in a relaxing. Once you’ve absorbed a few rays, grab some kites to fly. This nostalgic activity becomes brand new when attempted with the one you love.

Day 4

You and your honey can shop for unique treasures at a country store, or buy some new clothes during an outing in Rehoboth. Later, put your new wardrobe to good use when you enjoy a night on the town at any of the oceanfront’s exciting bars, or grab some nostalgic treats like candy or ice cream on the boardwalk.

Day 5

Ever wanted to give fishing a try? There’s nothing better than reeling in a catch at Fenwick Island State Park. Have your spouse help you out if you’re new to fishing, or teach your significant other something new that you’re good at! Tons of flounder, yellow fin tuna and blue marlin glide through the ocean every day!

Day 6

Learn something new this vacation by exploring a nearby museum. Check out event schedules to see what programs and exhibits are showing, and spend some time enjoying the calm indoors. If you leave feeling inspired, visit an art shop and buy a new piece that will add flavor and pizzazz to your home.

Day 7

There’s nothing more romantic than getting married, and beach weddings are one of the most popular themes among the engaged! The Delaware Shore has dozens of beachside resorts, restaurants and clubs, making a wedding reception a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Party with family and friends right in the sand, and watch the sun set on the most magical day of your lives. 


Adrenaline Junkies’ Paradise

Endless adventure for the outdoor explorers

Day 1

Take to a new form of transportation by learning the popular pastime of stand up paddleboarding. All you need is a board and paddle, and you’re ready to get started. Aside from connecting with the gorgeous nature that Delaware has to offer, this sport is also a great workout and successful in improving strength and balance. During your experience you’ll enjoy incredible views of the horizon and possibly even some sea creatures such as dolphins. Once you master this sport, you’ll be able to take the skills with you anywhere you go!

Day 2

Explore the ocean on a personal watercraft. Zoom on the ocean at quick speeds, leaping over gigantic waves. Whether sitting down or standing up, your heart will be racing the whole time.

Day 3

Start the day by soaking up the sun on some of Delaware’s best patios as you enjoy a delicious brunch served with a fresh mimosa or Bloody Mary. Later, stroll through the many one-of-a-kind boutiques to find that perfect treasure for the ones back home that couldn’t join you on this outstanding adventure. Don’t forget to pick up a little something for yourself, too!

Day 4

Head over to Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, where you can hike, bike and run in this 150-mile park.  Being outdoors can’t get any better when you’re having a good time and breaking a sweat!

Day 5

How would you like to experience the high seas? Reserve a speed boat, or bring your own to the local marina right on the ocean! Take a dip in the great Atlantic and experience the pleasures of the open sea in Delaware.

Day 6

Those looking to soar on the water will love doing so while windsurfing. Windsurfing is a thrilling watersport that combines surfing and sailing. Head to a water sports equipment rental facility to rent your board and even take an introductory lesson. Before you know it, you’ll be steering and gliding on the Delaware coast in no time.

Day 7

Fenwick Island home to the Flyboard, Hoverboard and Jetavator—a great experience to end your adventurous vacation. Discover this popular new water sport before leaving town and learn how to surf the sky!