20 ways to say goodbye to 2020

Socially distance this New Years Eve in Delaware and still have fun while supporting local businesses with your household ordering to-go food, picking up to-go craft beverages, indulging in some sweet treats and getting creative with DIY projects.

1. Celebrate with a craft brew 

When the clock strikes midnight celebrate with a locally made craft brew! Stop by Delaware craft beverage locations for your New Year's Eve celebration! 

2. Enjoy a hand crafted cocktailPainted Stave

Stop by a Delaware distillery to purchase to-go bottles of spirits so you enjoy a hand crafted cocktail at home.

3. Take a break from the kitchen and dine with to-go food 

Give yourself the night off from cooking and order to-go food from a local Delaware restaurant. From fine dining to family favorites, everyone can find a local dish to celebrate the new year. 

4. Stock up on some sweets 

Skip tracking your calories this New Years Eve and indulge in some sweet treats! Sweet Shop local at a bakery or creamery near you! 

5. Unwind and be creative 

End the year doing an at home craft. Order a DIY craft from Dirty Hands DIY or order a pick-up from The Yarn Maven and knit a cozy blanket for upcoming winter months. 

6. Shop for the New Year 

It may be a zoom celebration but you can still look stylish this year while celebrating with your friends! Shop cute outfits from Willow Marie, BLUvintage, Morgan’s of Delaware plus, many more boutiques. Bonus tip: pick- up some sage from Bel Boutique and start the New Year with good vibes! 

7. Find fun kid-friendly things to do

Stop by the board game section at Kids Ketch and make the night fun with family competition.

Fishers Popcorn8. Begin 2021 with oceanfront views

Spend the night gazing at the moon over the ocean when the clock strikes midnight. Take full advantage of the hotel room and pick-up to-go brews from Revelation Craft Brewing, snacks from Fisher’s Popcorn and pizza from Grotto

9. Pamper yourself

New year, new you? Schedule time at a salon or spa on NYE to get a fresh cut and color or new coat of paint for your nails and start the new year feeling great!

10. Watch the last sunset of 2020  

Grab a cup of hot chocolate, a blanket and head to the bay and watch the last sunset of the year! 

11. Take a hike or ride a bike on a scenic trail  

Explore one of Delaware’s scenic trails where it will be easy to maintain social distance while taking in beautiful views and spotting local wildlife.

12. Snap pictures on the Delaware Discoveries Trail Delaware Discoveries Hagley

Embark on a hunt for the perfect insta spots in 2021. The Delaware Discoveries Trail is an interactive street art trail where you can take pictures with butterfly wings, a sunrise and many more cool designs like a paddle board ride down the Mispillion River. 

13. Embark on a historic adventure with the Delaware History Trail 

Start planning historic trips for 2021 with the Delaware History Trail. It is the ultimate journey to experience the First State's historical treasures. The trail highlights significant locations statewide that have impacted the history of Delaware and our nation.

14. Kickstart your health on New Years Day

Many Delaware fitness studio’s will be offering socially distant work-outs that you can do at home or in the studio. After your work-out order a to-go healthy juice from Nectar in Lewes or a salad from Honeygrow in Wilmington.

15. Stretch your legs on the boardwalk

You may be familiar with Rehoboth’s iconic boardwalk, but have you ventured into Delaware’s scenic towns and wildlife preserves that offer a more natural experience? Try one of these boardwalks where you’re bound to see resident birds, turtles and fish, many in Delaware’s unique estuaries.

16. Buy local produce for your midnight celebration

Keeping your kitchen stocked with fresh produce while supporting local farmers is easy with markets stocked for shoppers and some offering curbside pickup and even delivery. Your New Year's Eve snack will be delicious.

17. Volunteer or give back to a local business 

Donate to support local arts and culture in 2021. Make a positive difference for the arts, history and culture attractions throughout the state with a donation to a local museum, art venue or cultural organization.

18. Stock up on coffee for the New Year

A fresh cup of coffee might be just what you need first thing in the morning or an afternoon pick me up. From north to south, Delaware is packed with local coffee joints serving up amazing and creative coffee concoctions paired perfectly with bagels, pastries, comfort foods and more. Find your next caffeine fuel station here!

19. Shop for your 2021 reading goalsBrowseabout Books

If your New Year's resolution is to read more, shop local at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, Hockessin Book Shelf in Hockessin or Bethany Beach Books in Bethany Beach to build your at home library and to crush your 2021 reading list.

20. Indulge on a New Year’s Day brunch

Sleep in and order take-out for your New Year's day celebration! From upstate to downstate, enjoy a savory brunch at home while relaxing in your pajamas all day! 

Before visiting Delaware be sure to view our Go-To-Guide for tips on how to #ExploreSafelyDE. Please remember to plan ahead and maintain social distancing. Please wear a face covering and bring hand sanitizer. Make sure to review guidelines before arriving at your destination. Some locations may be operating under different capacity or require reservations. Please remember to stay home if you are sick.