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From sophisticated speakeasy bars and scrumptious new restaurants to fresh exhibits and art experiences, there are plenty of new offerings to be enjoyed this year in the First State. In honor of these developments, the Delaware Tourism Office has created a new "23 in '23" guide, with a goal of informing potential visitors of all the latest happenings.

Eager to brighten Delaware's appeal and sustain the state's economic momentum, tourism businesses are creating even more reasons to stay and play in the First State. The next 12 months will deliver a batch of new hotels, a lineup of intriguing first-in-Delaware retailers, a host of world-class entertainment options, and the cheery return of some beloved local institutions.

"2023 will be a year for new experiences, new tastes and probably a few new reasons to love coming to Delaware," said Jessica Welch, Director of the Delaware Tourism Office. "From stunning new hotels and restaurants to nationally acclaimed museum exhibitions, the millions of travelers who visit our state in the coming year will find no shortage of things to see and do."

At the beaches of Southern Delaware, some old favorites have been reborn, and a fresh crop of dining options will soon appear for groups to enjoy. Travel to Central Delaware, which is rejoicing in the return of its big hometown festival, Dover Days. Groups could also feel star-struck at some top-name musical acts at the State Fair. In Northern Delaware, the cultural buzz in and around Wilmington seems bound to grow with its new boutique hotel, simmering musical scene, and its second-ever gourmet food hall.

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Retailers are also in the mood to celebrate 2023: There are a half-dozen new stores in the works at Christiana Mall, the state's largest shopping center, and more than a few big-name restaurants are embracing Delaware at last, including P.F. Chang's.

"People do plan trips to Delaware for our bargains and affordability, so it's fantastic to have new stores opening this year to give visitors unique experiences," Welch said. "Tax-free shopping is always in season here."

To discover all the new attractions and events, check out the "23 in '23" guide for yourself. For even more information, see Visit Delaware.

Courtesy of Groups Today.

Photos Courtesy of Lefty's Duckpin Bowling and Visit Delaware.

 

 

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