Things to do in Delaware
A garden-rich Du Pont family estate in the Brandywine Valley.
After a three-year overhaul, the Nemours Mansion & Gardens has re-opened. The formal gardens (modeled after those at Versailles' Petit Trianon) have been restored, along with the reflecting pool, hedge maze, and a 1929 gold-leafed sculpture by Henri Crenier.
Pumpkin beer should complement pie, not taste like it. Luckily, founder Sam Calagione has mastered restraint: the taste of the fresh fall squash and hints of cinnamon and allspice are noticeable yet subtle—and are best enjoyed at the cozy brewpub.
Conquer the Atlantic surf after just one lesson under expert surfers who know these waters like the back of their boards.
Rent a bicycle and cruise down the Rehoboth boardwalk to trendy, happening Dewey Beach.
Anyone who has ever dipped a French fry in a chocolate shake will understand this sweet-and-salty delight.
A vast range of personalized itineraries, including working on archaeological digs in Israel and trekking to see gorillas in Rwanda, while staying in castles, ashrams, tropical tree houses, and tented safari camps.