Fun Things to Do for Labor Day Weekend
Can you believe Labor Day weekend is here already? Come experience the last glimpse of the summer season and some outdoor adventure with the warm sunny breezes. From top places to dine to the perfect picnic spot, here are some ideas to #SummerSafelyDE this weekend.
The forecast for the weekend is calling for you to take your adventures to the waterside! Whether you want to paddle through bald cypress trees at Trap Pond State Park, zip line over Lums Pond with Go Ape!, or take a leisurely stroll through Killens Pond State Park, there are tons of trails and waterways to explore. Perfect for social distancing!
Pack a lunch and enjoy shady pathways
A scenic picnic can create so many special memories this Labor Day Weekend. You could embark on a trip with the Wilmington and Western Railroad to the gardens of Mt. Cuba. Bring a blanket and enjoy your lunch while you await your voyage back. You can also bring your picnic baskets to the historic Hagley Museum and Library to admire the Brandywine river and their stunning estate.
Spend a Weekend in Wilmington
Make this Labor Day Weekend unique with a trip to cityscape views and riverfront adventures in Wilmington. A bike ride along the Jack A. Markell Trail, a round of mini golf at Riverfront Mini Golf, or a scavenger hunt to find Delaware Discoveries locations make for the perfect family fun day.
What’s on the menu?
Looking to try new flavors? Let DE on Tap guide you to the wineries, breweries, distilleries and meaderies serving up local flavor in a glass. Everything from beer brewed with skittles, wine slushies, and mead cocktails - DE on Tap has you covered. Plus, check-in to the location on the app for a chance to win a prize!
There is something so special about those last glimpses of a summer sunset, especially on Labor Day Weekend. Spend yours enjoying a savory meal overlooking the water at Delaware's Top Waterfront Dining spots. You can sit on the dock and enjoy freshly caught rockfish at JP’s Wharf or gaze at the bay while chowing down on steamed crabs for our 21 years of age and older diners at Sambo's Tavern.
Pick Locally Caught Crabs
What better way to celebrate summer than with a bushel of freshly caught crabs? Order from some of the top crab houses in Delaware serving up the best of the local flavor. Keep the local love going for your Labor Day picnic with a basket of goodies, and produce from local farmers markets.
If you’d rather chase those summer sunsets, view top dining to-go options that will surely hit the spot. Strolling down the boardwalk with infamous Thrashers Fries (with vinegar, of course!), getting your sweet and savory fix from My Sister's Fault, a specialty milkshake from Tre Sorrelle Dolce (bonus treat is their mini-golf course, or Sunday Brunch at Eggspectation the options are plentiful and delicious!)
Laid back in the city
If you are in need of a laid back weekend but still full of fun that is just what you will find on Riverfront Wilmington. Enjoy activities and live music at Constitution Yards Beer Garden, or indulge in the delectable menu and brews at Iron Hill Brewery. You can also make it your goal to get a hole in one at Riverfront Mini Golf. End each day relaxing at the Westin Wilmington while taking in the views of the Christiana River.
Along Delaware’s sunny coast, each town carries a gentle air of serenity but also boasts its own style. Find the beach style that is meant for you and savor that sunny summer feeling.
If you are looking for a quieter weekend, choose Delaware's bay towns. Explore the endless discoveries on the water while fishing, viewing wildlife, or just enjoying a relaxing boat ride.
Where to stay
Delaware’s hotels have been busy maintaining a safe and sanitized atmosphere. View what to expect when you stay at some of Delaware’s top locations. And browse options for where to stay in Delaware from campgrounds to comfortable suites.
We know we just listed so many fun-filled activities to fill your Labor Day Weekend but if you are still looking for personalized trip ideas, let our Discovery Advisors help you plan the perfect trip!