Best-Kept Secrets: Why You’ll Want to Party in Delaware This Fall

Fall on the East Coast is the highlight of the year. Changing leaves falling from sand hickory trees, beautiful sunsets, and long evenings. Especially beautiful is Delaware, the nation’s “First State.”

The second smallest-state contains a treasure trove of little-known destinations and party spaces. Besides beauty and affordability (Delaware has zero sales tax!), here is why you will want to party in Delaware this fall.


For Bachelor(ettes) Parties on The Beaches

Lighthouse Cove Event Center


Brides and grooms, skip ahead! This section is for the Maid of Honor and Best Man.

You will want to find your party space in the “First State” this fall, because Delaware’s best-kept secrets will make your bachelors or bachelorette’s party-planning a piece of cake.

Even though fall is off-season at Delaware’s beaches, the party rages on with second summer at Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. Enjoy the sand while it still remembers the heat of the summer and then come ashore to enjoy the changing leaves.

These two beaches are within a hop, skip and jump of each other and each has its own unique amenities, festivals, restaurants and bars. And off-season means rentals will be less expensive and more dates open on venue calendars. Book a limo or party bus from Ace Limousine to see everything happening on the boardwalk.

Newark and Wilmington are the big college party towns in Delaware with thriving arts and bar scenes, a perfect fit for a fall bachelor or bachelorette party. The Dogfish Head Brewery is just 30 minutes from Rehoboth Beach and Dogfish Inn still has rooms available. Or, you might bring the party to the beach with Get Cozy Vintage Mobile Bars. You provide the alcohol, and they’ll provide the rest.


Photo by Foschi Photography


For A One-Of-A-Kind Wedding Reception

Delaware is centrally-located, which will let you choose from hundreds of great vendors along the East Coast to make your wedding and reception unforgettable. From caterers and event planners to photographers and DJs, you’ll be able to choose from the best of Delaware, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Jersey, and New York-based vendors.


Taken at Hotel du Pont, photo by Asya Photography

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