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Off-Season Adventures, Activities, and Attractions in Southern Delaware

1. Escape the Cold While Shopping

  • Old Wood Delaware: Specializes in reclaimed wood crafts, offering a unique shopping experience for rustic and artisanal product lovers. Website: Old Wood Delaware

The Brush Factory on Kings: A hub for unique gifts, home decor, and artisanal items. Website: The Brush Factory 

The unique and unusual for your home and garden! Furniture – art – clothing – homegoods – vintage – it changes every day! The Brush Factory on Kings – 830 Kings Highway Lewes, DE

2. Recenter Yourself: Spa’s, Float, Self Care

Relax and rejuvenate at tranquil spa destinations along the Delaware beaches, offering massages and holistic therapies.


3. Fitness and Yoga

  • Rise Gym: Provides rock climbing and fitness classes at 35770 Airport Rd, Rehoboth Beach. Website: Rise Gym

Dimitra Yoga: Offers a variety of yoga classes, including hot yoga, at 17437 Ocean One Plaza, Ste 1, Lewes. Website: Dimitra Yoga

Rehoboth Beach Yoga: Check out their Upcoming Yoga Events >

Shell We Bounce Trampoline Park and Arcade:

4. Local Museums, History and Culture

Rehoboth Beach Museum: Showcases the history of beach fun at 511 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. Website: Rehoboth Beach Museum

Fort Miles: Explore military history, including Battery 519 and the Observation Tower. More information is available on the DE State Parks Website Here >

Museum exhibits and artifacts within Battery 519, a 15,000-square-foot fortified underground chamber, bring to life Delaware’s wartime stories of submarine encounters and surrender, daring actions of civilian pilots, and hometown heroes who sacrificed for our freedom. The Museum’s collection of armaments provides visitors a unique opportunity to experience first-hand how state-of-the-art technology from an earlier day was used to defend the homeland.

The grounds of the Museum are open 8 a.m. to sunset daily. The Museum Orientation Building is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 3 – June 10 and Tuesday through Saturday June 13 – September 9. Public access to the museum is only available through guided tours and open houses.

5. Culinary Delights

Check out our page for off-season restaurant specials at the beach >

Hire a Private Chef for the Evening:

Henlopen City Oyster House: Known for fresh seafood and seasonal specials. Website: Henlopen City Oyster House

Blue Moon Rehoboth: Offers gourmet cuisine in an elegant setting with winter-themed menus. Website: Blue Moon Rehoboth

Nectar Cafe and Juice Bar: Features health-conscious dining with seasonal soups and warm bowls. Website: Nectar Cafe

6. Self-Improvement

Atracare Mental Health: Provides therapy and support for personal growth and combating seasonal affective disorder. Learn More >

Nutrihealth Weight Loss: Focuses on nutrition, health, and weight loss in the off season and shed some pounds just in time for summer! Learn More >

7. GeoCaching Delaware Beaches

Geocaching and its cousin, letterboxing combine outdoor activity with technology and adventure gaming.

A geocacher places a waterproof container in a public place, calculates its coordinates with a handheld GPS unit, and posts the cache location on the Internet at Other geocachers download the coordinates on their GPS units and try to find the cache.

The caches usually contain items to trade, a logbook and sometimes a camera so the finder can snap a picture of themselves. Most often, the caches aren’t hidden in plain sight.

Read More about Geocaching Delaware >

Download the App and Go Find Caches! 

8. Nature Walks and Park Visits

Cape Henlopen State Park: Offers bird watching, hiking, and historical exploration. Website: Cape Henlopen State Park

9. Art Galleries and Craft Workshops: Rehoboth Art League

Dirty Hands by Local Artist Non Profit – DAC: Dogfish Acrylic Pour Kit:

Rehoboth Art League: A center for arts offering exhibitions, classes, and holiday-themed craft workshops. Website: Rehoboth Art League

10. Cozy Coffee Shops and Bookstores

Enjoy warm beverages and a good book at local coffee shops like Browseabout Books in Rehoboth.

Browsabout Books has reading events:

Lewes and Rehoboth Library has reading events, programs and a children’s area:


11. Theater and Live Performances

12. Cooking Classes and Culinary Experiences

Join cooking classes offered by local chefs or culinary schools for a fun and educational experience.

13. Volunteer Opportunities

Engage in volunteer work at Cape Henlopen State Park, local food banks, and shelters.

14. Indoor Swimming

Sussex Family YMCA: Offers indoor swimming facilities. Website: Sussex Family YMCA

15. Historical Tours and Lectures

Lewes Historical Society: Provides tours and lectures about Lewes’ rich history. Website: Lewes Historical Society

Delaware History Trail: A self-guided tour covering significant historical sites. More information available on the state’s tourism website.


The Delaware beaches in winter are a hidden treasure trove of experiences, from relaxation and adventure to cultural exploration, culinary delights, and community involvement. Plan your winter escape for a charming and quieter experience!

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