Delaware is a small state that is full of awesome activities for big families. Here are five can’t-miss attractions in Delaware.
1 – Shopping. Delaware has no sales tax, which means better prices when you’re out shopping. This might not appeal to all members of your family, but you can be sure that there are some members who will get pretty excited about it.
2 – Delaware History Trail. Because Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, it is known as “the First State.” Delaware played a unique and important role in the development of the United States, and it has a lot of important historical sites which can enrich a family’s understanding of our nation.
The Delaware History Trail contains 36 of the most important locations in the state’s history. Visitors are invited to print out a “passport” at visitdelaware.com/history. When tourists visit any of these historical sites, they record it in their passport. After visiting six sites in each of Delaware’s three counties (eighteen total), they can receive the free, limited-edition book, “Landmarks and Legacies.”
3 – Air Mobility Command Museum. If any of your kids are into planes and flying, you have to check out Air Mobility Command Museum. This museum is dedicated to the history of airlift and air refueling, and it has a large number of exciting planes, including the B-17G Flying Fortress, the A-26C Invader, the KC-135E Stratotanker, and the F-106 Delta Dart. Guided tours are available, and admission is free. Children ten and up can even use AMC Museum’s free flight simulators.
4 – Brandywine Zoo. Brandywine Zoo (the only zoo in Delaware) is the perfect place to take kids. Visitors can wander the twelve-acre zoo while looking at exotic animals like Siberian tigers, burrowing owls, river otters, pygmy goats, and capybaras. Infants are free. Children between three and eleven cost $3 ($2 from October to May), and adults cost $5 ($4 from October to May).
5 – The Beach. Delaware’s beaches are among the cleanest in America. There are a lot of different beaches to choose from, but Rehoboth Beach is one clear favorite. This small town allows for fun times in the sand, and it also has a variety of restaurants, spas, movie theaters, and other entertainment options. In the summer, visitors can go just up the coast to Dewey beach for free Monday night movies and free Wednesday night bonfires.