Fun Summer Day Trips for Wilmington DE Residents

Young African American Couple CyclingMinor league baseball games, five-star beaches, beautiful state parks and access to glorious botanical gardens are just some of the perks of Delaware living during the summer.  With temperatures hovering in the mid 80’s, July and August are prime months to enjoy the great outdoors and myriad family-friendly attractions just a short drive from new home communities in Delaware by Montchanin Builders.  There’s so much to see and do in this amazingly compact state, the hardest part is narrowing down your weekend itineraries.

Get ready to soak up the sun and, if you want, get off the beaten path in these fabulous summer day trips for residents living in the greater Wilmington, DE area.

Summer day trip ideas for Wilmington residents

  • Sun & Sand in Rehoboth Beach – this is one of the most popular east coast beach destinations for good reason. These stunning shores are perfect for sun bathing, swimming, sand castle building, as well as shopping and dining along the busy boardwalk. If that’s not enough, the kids will love arcades and mini-golf at Funland, or a pontoon boat excursion along the coastline. The whole family will enjoy zippy waterslides, bumper boats and other rides at Jungle Jim’s by the beach, a favorite spot for a summer getaway under the Delaware sun.
  • Hiking at White Clay Creek State Park – A quick 25-minute drive from Wilmington, this park has thousands of acres of meadows and inviting woodlands, which are begging to be explored. Outdoor enthusiasts could easily spend an entire day wandering the many trails. There’s even an onsite amphitheatre that features concerts during the summer. Pack a picnic lunch and get ready to immerse yourself in nature in Delaware’s largest state park.
  • Summer Performance Series at Longwood Gardens – Situated in the Brandywine Creek Valley, Longwood is America’s premier botanical gardens, featuring over 1,000 acres of exquisite meadows, gardens and woodlands. If you’re not a horticulturist at heart, you’ll still love the line-up of family-friendly events and performances this summer, including folk artist John Flynn, juggling experts the Gizmo Guys as well as open air theater fountain shows that are set to music. The gardens also offer guided meadow garden hikes, which are suitable for all ages.
  • Ball game at the Frawley Stadium – Nothing screams summer like hotdogs and baseball at the Frawley Stadium, home to the Wilmington Blue Rocks minor league team. The best part of this trip is its right in your own backyard, with free parking, and inexpensive box seats (starting at $6!) A great place to take the kids or just hang out with friends for an entertaining game of ball.

Experience the pleasures of new home communities in Delaware

With mortgage rates still affordable and attractive financing options, now is the time to consider your dream of owning a Delaware townhome in Darley Green – one of the most popular new home communities near Wilmington, DE.  Ideally located five minutes from downtown Wilmington and less than half an hour from major attractions around Philadelphia and the Brandywine Valley, this community of move-in ready homes is a great place to settle down, start a family or enjoy your retirement years.

For more information about Darley Green, or to arrange a home tour, please call the Montchanin Builders information center at 302.655.2600.