10 Things to Do in Delaware During the Winter
Winter in Delaware means fields of snow and nights inside with cocoa. It also means lots to do outside. Just consider what you can do when the state is a winter wonderland:
1) Eat wonderful food.
Delaware has amazing chefs and restaurants, and you can explore them all on the Delaware Culinary Trail. Visit all of the restaurants on the trail, and youâ€™ll get a cookbook to try your own hand at cooking.
2) Strap on some snowshoes.
Trails make a great place for snowshoeing. Itâ€™s a chance to see your favorite green spaces transformed by snow and winter.
3) Check into a B&B.
Check into one of the stateâ€™s many award-winning bed-and-breakfasts for a cozy stay in a historic inn. Stay by the fire or take part in local activities.
4) Go snowboarding or skiing.
The region has many places to try skiing, tubing or snowboarding. Thereâ€™s even a Wilmington Ski Club that can arrange local adventures for you. Some of the adventures take you outside the state to neighboring regions, or you can try cross-country skiing in one of Delawareâ€™s parks.
5) Go holiday shopping.
Explore the luxury boutiques at Christiana Mall or one of the outlet stores in the state. Either way, youâ€™ll save because thereâ€™s no sales tax in Delaware. Check off your holiday list or just buy a gift for yourself.
6) Go skating.
The University of Delaware Ice Arenas have public skate sessions, or you can take your skates to the ice rink at the Delaware State Fair. The Pond Ice Arena & Performance Center is Newark is another place to try out your hockey or skating skills. You can rent skates or buy them before you arrive.
7) Check out the museums.
Too cold and snowy for the outdoors? Delaware has lots of museums with indoor activities all winter long. The Biggs Museum of American Art, the Winterthur Museum, and other museums and galleries are open and just waiting to be explored.
8) Try sledding and other winter adventures at your favorite park.
Shallcross Lake, Brandywine Creek State Park, Rockwood Park, Glasgow Park and other green spaces in the state all offer sledding and other winter sports and activities. Just call ahead to see whatâ€™s available.
9) Check out some nature.
In February, Seals on the Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park lets you spot some seals in their natural habitat. Hiking trails are also still open, so try the White Clay Creek State Park, Coin Beach and Trap Pond areas to see birds, plants and snow.
10) Take a breath and look at the stars.
The winter sky can create some wonderful views. Cape Henlopen has special stargazing events in February, or you can try your own hand at stargazing at local parks or on the beach. Bring your woolies and get ready to pick out the constellations.