The next couple of months here in the coastal region are obviously going to be a bit slower in terms of large annual festivals and events, with a few glaring exceptions like Bethany Beach’s Fire & Ice Festival in a few weeks, the annual Polar Bear Plunge in early February and the always delicious Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival in March.
But just because it’s the middle of winter doesn’t mean there isn’t still plenty to do at the Delaware and Maryland beaches. In fact, if you live here full-time, this is a perfect opportunity for you to get outside and enjoy your favorite local restaurants without the crowds, or go for a relaxing stroll on the Boardwalk or even take in a show at one of the region’s fine local theaters.
There’s always something happening at and near the beaches, so don’t let a little bit of cold weather keep you inside and from enjoying all that the region has to offer.
And you never know! There’s bound to be a few days of “Indian Summer” coming up, a couple of which have already occurred and provided even better opportunities for enjoying great local activities.
So with all of that in mind, we’re going to give you a few ideas for getting out and about during the weekend of January 4-6 here in the coastal region.
Let’s take a look:
Escape Rehoboth. The coastal region’s premier escape room has been all the rage for the last couple of years, mimicking the surge in popularity in the activity nationwide. In the “Nation’s Summer Capital,” you’ll need to find hidden objects and figure out clues in one hour in order to earn your freedom.
There are four very different and very unique rooms to choose from. This is a great activity to enjoy with your family and/or friends, so why not try it out in the offseason when it’s a bit less crowded?
Hours for this weekend are Friday from 4:30 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m.
Visit www.escaperehoboth.com for more information, and check out their video below.
Shell We Bounce. Do the kids have a little excess energy built up that they can’t get out of their systems during the winter months? Shell We Bounce, just west of Five Points in Lewes, has the perfect cold weather solution for you.
With trampolines, a foam pit, an arcade, a dodge ball area and much more, the kids certainly won’t be bored during their visit to the region’s largest indoor trampoline park.
Hours for this weekend are Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Visit www.shellwebounce.com for more information.
Lefty’s Alley & Eats. The addition of Lefty’s Alley & Eats a couple of years ago added a new level of indoor entertainment for the coastal region, and is the perfect solution for beating the wintertime blues.
You can enjoy bowling of course at Lefty’s, but other options include laser tag, a full arcade, some great food and a full bar. In other words, there’s a little something for everyone!
Lefty’s hours for this weekend are Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 am., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Visit www.iloveleftys.com for more information, and check out their video below.
Local Theater. We have some great local theater options here in southern Delaware, each of which has several performances each year. So keep an eye on Clearspace Theater, the Milton Theatre, Possum Point Players and Second Street Players for everything that’s coming up in 2019.
Here’s what’s upcoming at each location:
Clearspace Theater – “The Graduate” from January 25 – February 10.
Milton Theatre – F*** New Year’s Resolutions Comedy Night this Friday at 8 p.m. and Janglebachs this Saturday at 8 p.m.
Possum Point Players – “Sleuth” from January 25 to February 3.
Second Street Players – “To Kill a Mockingbird” from February 1 – 10.
Take In A State Park. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean our fantastic state parks pack up for the offseason. Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park, Holts Landing State Park and Trap Pond State Park all have some great activities coming up, so consider a trip to either or all during the next few weeks.
Here are a few of the highlights coming up over the next few days:
- Chilly Hayrides (Trap Pond). This Saturday, January 5, at 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per adult and $3 per child and pre-registration is required by calling 302-875-5163.
- Stargazing and Bonfire (Holts Landing). This Friday, January 4, at 5 p.m. No pre-registration is required.
- Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve (Delaware Seashore). This Saturday, January 5, at 1 p.m. Cost is $5 per person and pre-registration is required by calling 302-227-6991.
- Feeding Frenzy (Cape Henlopen State Park). This Saturday, January 5, at 1 p.m. Free event and no pre-registration is required.
- Lecture Series (Delaware Seashore). Tuesday, January 8, at 5 p.m. Free event and no pre-registration is required.