Seasonal September 05, 2017
8 Best Ways To Kick Off Local Summer In Delaware
Most of the country recognizes the four seasons as Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, but Delaware is a little different. Every year, from just after Labor Day through early October, we celebrate our own extra season. Local Summer in Delaware is the time for those who live in our beach towns to get onto the sand, stroll the shops, and go for a scenic drive, without worrying about the huge crowds that come here to enjoy our towns all summer long. Now that it’s here, the best ways to celebrate Local Summer are below.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Enjoy the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, without the crowds.
September is the best month for walking the boards, when you don't have to worry about running into so many people.
2. Try all of the off-season restaurant specials
All of the beach towns get a little more relaxed after Labor Day, and you can often find off-season specials at your favorite coastal spots.
3. Celebrate in Dewey Beach
Dewey Beach celebrates every year with an end-of-summer party in the middle of September. This year, it's on September 16th and features a bonfire, live music, and great food from local restaurants.
4. Stroll the sidewalk sales
Local Summer in Delaware wouldn't be the same if it weren't for the great sidewalk and end-of-season sales at all of the unique boutiques in our beach towns.
5. Bike the Gordons Pond Trail from Rehoboth Beach to Lewes
Cooler weather means biking and hiking is a lot easier along the coast! The Gordons Pond Trail and Junction-Breakwater Trail are among the best to get to know once the leaves begin to change.
6. Go for a scenic drive without fighting beach traffic
Route 9 won't be backed up until next year! This is the perfect time to go on a scenic drive by the marshes and forests of coastal Delaware.
7. Have the beach all to yourself
Of course, you can celebrate Local Summer in Delaware by laying out a beach towel and enjoying the silence that comes with an empty beach.
8. Start planning your fall festivals on the coast!
The beach towns dont shut down entirely for the off-season! The Sea Witch Festival happens in late October in Rehoboth Beach and is one of the best festivals in the state! You can also enjoy the Dewey Beach Music Conference or the Elvis festival in Dewey Beach, or the many art festivals that Bethany Beach hosts in the fall.
You can keep up with the best off-season happenings in and around our beach towns by following Only In Delaware on Facebook, or just enjoy a visit to these
7 Delaware Beach Restaurants That Are Even Better In The Off-Season.