Delaware destinations, parks and attractions
Are you going on a road trip to Delaware, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?
Here are some of the top destinations in Delaware and tips about visiting them
National parks and monuments in Delaware
- Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail,
Various States VA,MD,DE,DC,PA,NY.
People first arrived in the Chesapeake Bay during the last ice age. As glaciers melted, diverse societies learned to thrive in a world of water. When Englishman Captain John Smith explored the Bay in 1608, he documented hundreds of American Indian communities. Today, sites on his map are archeological treasures and sacred sites for tribal citizens. Come join us on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay!
- Chesapeake Bay,
Chesapeake Bay Watershed, DC,DE,MD,NY,PA,VA,WV.
NPS helps you learn about and enjoy the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in North America. Here, you can visit major league cities, colonial towns, American Indian landscapes, farms and fishing villages. You can learn to kayak, pick crabs, go fishing, tour a lighthouse, slurp oysters, and slow down to enjoy the natural beauty of the Chesapeake.
- First State National Historical Park:,
Famous as the First State to ratify the Constitution, Delaware was born out of a conflict among three world powers for dominance of the Delaware Valley. From this beginning, the region developed a distinct character that tolerated diversity in religion and national origin and valued independence.
- Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail,
In 1781, General Rochambeau’s French Army joined forces with General Washington’s Continental Army to fight the British Army in Yorktown, Virginia. With the French Navy in support, the allied armies moved hundreds of miles to become the largest troop movement of the American Revolution. The effort and cooperation between the two sides led to a victory at Yorktown and secured American independence.
Delaware State parks and historic sites
- Alapocas Run
- Auburn Valley
- Brandywine Creek
- Cape Henlopen
- Delaware Seashore
- Fenwick Island
- First State Heritage Park
- Fort Delaware
- Fort DuPont
- Fox Point
- Holts Landing
- Killens Pond
- Lums Pond
- Trap Pond
- White Clay Creek
- Wilmington State Parks
Delaware Seasons, bugs, topography and climateDelaware has a coastal climate, with cold winters and hot, humid summers. The state's temperatures range from 75.8 to 32.0 degrees If you are along the Atlantic Coast it is about 10 degrees warmer in winter and 10 degrees cooler in summer.
Delaware Camping tips
Delaware has 17 state parks and 5 unique, family-friendly campgrounds, with full hook-up sites available at Lums Pond State Park. Whatever your
camping style, you can camp under the stars in a tent, RV, cabin, yurt, or cottage.
Make a Delaware State Parks Campground reservation ONLINE
Online reservations are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Online reservations may be placed by credit card only.
1-877-98 PARKS (1-877-987-2757)
There are both state parks and private campgrounds in Delaware.