With opulent mansions, spectacular beaches, and tax-free shopping, Delaware punches above its weight. From the scenic Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in the north to the beachfront resorts in the south, you'll find budget-friendly options that simply aren't available anywhere else on the East Coast. And it’s all right in the middle of the action-packed Mid-Atlantic, with easy access from nearby airports, Interstate 95, and AMTRAK rail lines. Select your flavor of pet friendly fun and discover how much Delaware has to offer!
Best Time To Visit
The bulk of visitors come to Delaware during the summer, between early June and late August. This is the busiest time for the state’s beaches--when the sea and air temperatures are at their warmest. The downside is that summer can be very hot and humid, and some beaches are off limits to pets during the peak season. If you're hoping for a dog friendly beach getaway, plan your trip for April or October, when temperatures are pleasant and pets have more freedom to explore.
Things Not To Miss
Plan your visit from October 1 - April 30, and hit the pet friendly beaches in Lewes, Fenwick Island State Park, and Cape Henlopen State Park.
Ride the Lewes-Cape May Ferry for a fun day in one of New Jersey's most picturesque beach towns.
For great views of ocean tankers and sailboats, hike the Michael Castle Trail along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
Stroll along tree-lined streets, admire beautiful examples of colonial Dutch and Federal architecture, and learn a bit about the early history of the United States with your pet in historic New Castle.
Follow the pet friendly trails through the tidal salt marsh at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.