#66 best destination in the world

Funland, Rehoboth Beach

Best time to travel: May-Aug
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Small family owned amusement park in Rehoboth Beach, operating 19 rides as well as games and an arcade
  • Accessible from the Rehoboth boardwalk, the park has been operational for close to 60 years
  • The park contains several old rides still in operation, with its oldest being either The Boats, or The Fire Engines, both of which likely opened in 1946 or 1947

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Best time to travel: Aug
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • American estate and museum in Winterthur
  • It houses one of the most important collections of Americana in the United States of America
  • It was the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), a renowned antiques collector and horticulturist

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Art museum located in Wilmington, which holds a collection of more than 12,000 objects
  • The collection focuses on American art and illustration from the 19th to the 21st century, and on the English Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood movement of the mid-19th century
  • The museum includes a Sculpture Park, studio art classes, a children’s learning area, as well as a cafe and museum store

Hagley Museum and Library

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Nonprofit educational institution near Wilmington, covering more than 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine Creek
  • The museum and grounds include the first du Pont family home and garden in the United States, the powder yards, and a 19th-century machine shop
  • On the hillside below the mansion lies a Renaissance-revival garden, with terraces and statuary, created in the 1920s

Gordons Pond Trail, Cape Henlopen State Park

Best time to travel: May, Sept
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • State park on Cape Henlopen in Sussex County
  • William Penn made the beaches of Cape Henlopen one of the first public lands established in what has become the United States in 1682
  • Cape Henlopen State Park has a 24-hour and year-round fishing pier as well as campgrounds
  • The remainder of the park is only open from sunrise to sunset, and includes a bathhouse on the Atlantic Ocean, an area for surf-fishing, a disc golf course, and bicycle and walking paths

Cape Henlopen, Lewes

Best time to travel: May-June, Sept-Oct
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Cape near the town of Lewes, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean
  • Off the coast on the bay side are two lighthouses, called the Harbor of Refuge Light and the Delaware Breakwater East End Light

Prickly Pear Trail, Delaware Seashore State Park

Best time to travel: late April-mid May
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Park with 6 miles of shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Bay, and Indian River Bay
  • The park offers swimming and sunbathing at two ocean swimming areas, which have bathhouses that offer showers and changing rooms, concession stands, and rental of umbrellas, chairs, and rafts
  • The park offers surf fishing along the ocean and angling at Indian River Inlet
  • The inland bays offer windsurfing and sailing