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Governor Carney Highlights Resources for Memorial Day Weekend Plans

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017



Resources include travel, event smartphone apps

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney highlighted Friday resources for Delaware residents and visitors to utilize Memorial Day weekend:

“Delaware’s beaches, state parks and dining and hospitality sector attract millions of visitors to our state, are key drivers of our $3.1 billion tourism industry and improve the quality of life for all Delawareans,” said Governor Carney. “Our attractions continue to position Delaware as a leading vacation destination, and attract even more visitors and growth to our great state. These resources are just a small snapshot of what is happening in Delaware and will help residents and visitors have an enjoyable and safe summer in Delaware.”

Discover

Delawareans and travelers can visit VisitDelaware.com to view upcoming events, explore things to do, find beach travel tips and the (un)official guide for Memorial Day Weekend in Delaware.

The Delaware Outdoor Trail features exhilarating experiences and breath-taking scene across the state, from swinging through the trees on Go Ape! at Lums Pond to paddling through baldcypress trees at Trap Pond.

In an effort to encourage more children and their families to enjoy the outdoors, Delaware State Parks’ website Play Outside provides Delaware residents and visitors with convenient and detailed information about public parks and facilities in Delaware.

The Delaware Tourism Office (Visit Delaware) and Delaware State encourage smartphone users to use Geoswap, a location-based mobile application that engages and entices users to visit locations and share their experiences by navigating them to events and activities in their proximity. The app was founded by students in the University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship and partnered with the Tourism Office and State Parks to add geo pins branded with Visit Delaware and State Parks logos to the app. This will help visitors and residents identify must-visit locations and must-attend events, which will keep them engaged while in market. The app is free and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

Travel Information

With heavy traffic expected, motorists may adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s smartphone application.  The DelDOT App is available for Apple & Android smart phones and tablets, and can be downloaded free, search for “DelDOT” at the Apple and Google Play stores.  With the DelDOT App you can view real time traffic cameras, travel times, delays, advisories, DART’s Real-Time Transit Information, and also listen to WTMC 1380 AM.

DART First State’s Beach Bus services operate frequent buses on seven routes serving the new Lewes Park & Ride, Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk, Lewes, Long Neck, Dewey Beach, Ruddertowne, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and Ocean City, MD.  The service operates 7 days a week from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., with more frequency than ever before.  All buses are air-conditioned, ADA accessible and equipped with bike racks.  The fare is $2 per trip; Daily Pass is $4.20; and new 7-Day Pass is just $18.

DART’s 305 Beach Connection starts on Friday, May 26, providing a relaxing ride from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Friday nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through September 4.  The fares have been reduced to $2 per zone, making it a much more economical ride. The one-way cash fare is $10 from Wilmington, $8 from Middletown and $6 from Dover.  Riders are encouraged to buy a 3-Zone Anywhere pass for $12.60, which can also be used on all Beach Bus services, once at either of the Park & Rides.

A new Park & Ride at Lewes Transit Center is now open on DE Route 1, just south of U.S. 9 near Five Points, offering free parking.  In addition to the new Lewes Park & Ride, DART continues to offer Beach Bus service from the Rehoboth Park & Ride.  The parking fee is $10 per vehicle and includes up to 4 Daily Passes.

Taste

From 360-degree views at Big Chill Beach Club to the tastes of the culinary coast, here is a round-up of what’s new at the Delaware beaches.

A unique collection of over 20 breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries and meaderies, the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail supports small business growth and the opportunity discover local favorites, like the award winning Dogfish Head.

Share

Visitors are encouraged to share their travel experiences by using #Delagram on Instagram and #VisitDE across all social media. Top photos may appear on VisitDelaware.com.

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Governor Carney Highlights Resources for Memorial Day Weekend Plans

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017



Resources include travel, event smartphone apps

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney highlighted Friday resources for Delaware residents and visitors to utilize Memorial Day weekend:

“Delaware’s beaches, state parks and dining and hospitality sector attract millions of visitors to our state, are key drivers of our $3.1 billion tourism industry and improve the quality of life for all Delawareans,” said Governor Carney. “Our attractions continue to position Delaware as a leading vacation destination, and attract even more visitors and growth to our great state. These resources are just a small snapshot of what is happening in Delaware and will help residents and visitors have an enjoyable and safe summer in Delaware.”

Discover

Delawareans and travelers can visit VisitDelaware.com to view upcoming events, explore things to do, find beach travel tips and the (un)official guide for Memorial Day Weekend in Delaware.

The Delaware Outdoor Trail features exhilarating experiences and breath-taking scene across the state, from swinging through the trees on Go Ape! at Lums Pond to paddling through baldcypress trees at Trap Pond.

In an effort to encourage more children and their families to enjoy the outdoors, Delaware State Parks’ website Play Outside provides Delaware residents and visitors with convenient and detailed information about public parks and facilities in Delaware.

The Delaware Tourism Office (Visit Delaware) and Delaware State encourage smartphone users to use Geoswap, a location-based mobile application that engages and entices users to visit locations and share their experiences by navigating them to events and activities in their proximity. The app was founded by students in the University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship and partnered with the Tourism Office and State Parks to add geo pins branded with Visit Delaware and State Parks logos to the app. This will help visitors and residents identify must-visit locations and must-attend events, which will keep them engaged while in market. The app is free and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

Travel Information

With heavy traffic expected, motorists may adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s smartphone application.  The DelDOT App is available for Apple & Android smart phones and tablets, and can be downloaded free, search for “DelDOT” at the Apple and Google Play stores.  With the DelDOT App you can view real time traffic cameras, travel times, delays, advisories, DART’s Real-Time Transit Information, and also listen to WTMC 1380 AM.

DART First State’s Beach Bus services operate frequent buses on seven routes serving the new Lewes Park & Ride, Rehoboth Beach and the Boardwalk, Lewes, Long Neck, Dewey Beach, Ruddertowne, Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and Ocean City, MD.  The service operates 7 days a week from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., with more frequency than ever before.  All buses are air-conditioned, ADA accessible and equipped with bike racks.  The fare is $2 per trip; Daily Pass is $4.20; and new 7-Day Pass is just $18.

DART’s 305 Beach Connection starts on Friday, May 26, providing a relaxing ride from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Friday nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through September 4.  The fares have been reduced to $2 per zone, making it a much more economical ride. The one-way cash fare is $10 from Wilmington, $8 from Middletown and $6 from Dover.  Riders are encouraged to buy a 3-Zone Anywhere pass for $12.60, which can also be used on all Beach Bus services, once at either of the Park & Rides.

A new Park & Ride at Lewes Transit Center is now open on DE Route 1, just south of U.S. 9 near Five Points, offering free parking.  In addition to the new Lewes Park & Ride, DART continues to offer Beach Bus service from the Rehoboth Park & Ride.  The parking fee is $10 per vehicle and includes up to 4 Daily Passes.

Taste

From 360-degree views at Big Chill Beach Club to the tastes of the culinary coast, here is a round-up of what’s new at the Delaware beaches.

A unique collection of over 20 breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries and meaderies, the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail supports small business growth and the opportunity discover local favorites, like the award winning Dogfish Head.

Share

Visitors are encouraged to share their travel experiences by using #Delagram on Instagram and #VisitDE across all social media. Top photos may appear on VisitDelaware.com.

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