For weekend trip ideas in Delaware, here is a guide to all things outdoor movies, great eats, fall favorites, things to do at the beach, and more!
Local Cuisine Restaurant Week
Participating restaurants are working hard, crafting specialty menus to showcase everything the Culinary Coast has to offer. Looking for a weekend getaway? When you join us for Local Cuisine Restaurant Week, you will find many accommodations are hosting specials. Check out the Eat + Stay page for details.
Pac-Maize at Fifers Orchards
Explore the pac-man themed corn maze, pick your own pumpkins, and indulge in sweet treats like apple cider slushies and Delaware-made ice cream. View more fun things to do on local Delaware farms here
Carrie the Musical
Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, CARRIE the musical hasn't been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Enjoy this showing of CARRIE the musical at Clear Space Theatre’s exceptional acting, elaborate costumes, and creative lighting.
Drive-In Movie Weekend at Winterthur
We’re rolling back the calendar to the era of drive-in movies! Pile your family in the car and take in a fun film under the night sky.
October 23 - Secretariat
October 24 - Hocus Pocus
October 25 - Little Women
Lantern Tour of the Dover Green
Even towns like Dover have their share of tragic and infamous stories to tell. Some stories are best told after dark! Hear forgotten stories as your guide leads you into the mists of the past by lantern light.
Autumn Leaf Express
Climb aboard the Wilmington & Western Railroad and surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. Travel through the valley onboard our vintage coaches to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove on this 1.5-hour round-trip train ride.
Puppy Yoga in the Yard
Add some puppies to your downward dog by joining an outdoor, socially distanced version of our popular Yoga with Puppies events.
Leftys Drive in
Just pull up and park with your crew in your favorite ride, then sit back and relax while you watch great classic movies and chow on awesome Lefty's grub, served car-side.
10/24 Hocus Pocus
Steamin' Halloween at Auburn Heights
At Auburn Heights, there is old-fashioned fun for the whole family, with free steam-popped popcorn, kids activities, special exhibits, tours of the Marshall Steam Museum, firing up demonstrations, and more!
Hocus Pocus Film Screening at Milton Theatre
Kick off Halloween the right way with Disney's classic Hocus Pocus on the big screen! Complete with snacks, crafts, and more! PARTY WITH US IN COSTUME! It's your time to shine... arrive in your best Halloween costume and win a prize!
This is Halloween Event at Hudson Fields
Food, music, artists, vendors, and safely distanced fun and entertainment will once again mark the event, capped off by a double-feature screening “A Nightmare Before Christmas” and the original 1978 classic “Halloween.”
Bonus weekend adventure ideas:
Start checking off your fall bucket list early with these top things to do
- Take a scenic road trip or explore some of the most beautiful views in Delaware with this list of top spots for fall foliage
- Explore your craft beer taste buds when you travel to locations on the DE on Tap app. Be sure to check in to each brewery you try out for your chance to win a prize! Most breweries offer live music on the weekends.
- Find the perfect Insta-worthy moment and experience a new one-of-a-kind experience on the Delaware Discoveries Trail. Explore nine pieces of interactive street artwork throughout the state that you won’t see anywhere else.
- Enjoy this weekend outdoors when you dine at these top outdoor dining spots for Fall
- Where to stay - From affordable hotels to scenic campgrounds, plan your quick weekend getaway with one of these comfy places to stay
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.