Wondering What To Do This Winter in Southern Delaware? Here are 10 Great Options.
Okay, we’re the first to admit that this winter has been a bit odd thus far, with heavy snowstorms one day and springlike temperatures the next. But the fact remains that there are many more cold spells expected between now and April than warm ones.
And while there’s certainly many more fun and exciting things to do at the Delaware beaches during the warm weather season, that’s not to say there’s nothing to do this time of year.
It’s just that you need to consider different things to keep you busy, or at least things you might not always plan on during the summer months.
Certainly you’re not going to pack the kids in the car and head for a memorable day at FunLand on the Rehoboth Boardwalk. You’re not going to jump in the ocean (well, except maybe during the Polar Bear Plunge – see below) and you probably won’t be doing any parasailing or jet skiing either.
But, it’s also not a time to just lay on your couch underneath a heavy blanket, while sipping a cup of hot cocoa. Okay, granted that doesn’t sound all that bad either.
But the area still boasts many great things to see and do, even when Old Man Winter is wreaking havoc on our mercury readings. And we’re going to give you a few of our favorite options below.
So here is another installment in our “Top Ten” series, this one focusing on things to do during the winter months in coastal Delaware.
Take a look…
#10. Go Bowling
A few months ago, this probably wouldn’t have made our list. But with the opening of Lefty’s Alley and Eats in Rehoboth, there are now enough choices in southern Delaware to make this a viable wintertime option again.
Not that long ago, there were many more bowling alleys than there are today, but with the one in Midway closing several years ago, as well as both establishments in Seaford, it was a bit of a dying form of entertainment. But now Lefty’s has arrived, giving us four alleys at which to enjoy a fun wintertime day with the kids.
Click on any of the links below for more information on each site, including hours, prices and more. You can also read our writeup on Lefty’s HERE.
#9. Take in a “Coastal Concert”
Hosted by Bethel United Methodist Church since 1999, this series of classical music concerts is a great wintertime option. Concerts for the 2017 winter season will be held on Jan. 21, Feb. 11, March 18, and April 29, all at Bethel’s Fellowship Hall on Fourth Street in downtown Lewes.
Tickets cost $30 each, with a $10 discount for all active and retired military personnel. Children between the ages of 10 and 18 are admitted free, with an accompanying adult. Visit www.coastalconcerts.org for more information.
#8. Explore the Delaware History Trail
Why not hop in your car and enjoy some of Delaware’s great historical sites during the winter season? With a past dating back nearly 400 years, there are certainly plenty of great things to see and experience here in the First State.
Stops in Sussex County include Fort Miles, the Rehoboth Beach Museum, the Milton Museum, the “Governor’s Walk,” the Lewes Historic District and the Indian River Life-Saving Station, among others.
Visit www.visitdelaware.com/delaware-history-trail for more information and sample itineraries, not only for Sussex County, but for the entire state.
#7. See A Show
We have a few local theater groups in southern Delaware that do a really nice job in the performing arts. There’s some real talent in our area, and we have three of the best small town theaters you'll find anywhere in the country.
And the winter months are a great time to enjoy some of these fantastic performances, be it in Rehoboth Beach, in Milford or in Georgetown. And don’t forget to check out the Milton Theater as well, as they often have shows and performances of their own.
But here are the links for Sussex County’s three main local theaters. They’re all great and provide a fantastic night out with your someone special.
Plan on seeing a show today! You won’t be disappointed.
#6. Visit a Local Museum
This is always a great option and one that we’ve written about in the past. Check out our previous post on some of southern Delaware’s greatest museums HERE.
During the winter months is a fantastic time to get out and really explore some of these great sites, while learning a good deal about the history of Sussex County in the process.
There are really too many to possibly name them all, but we’ve included links to a few of our favorites below:
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