Picture This: You're sipping on a perfectly crafted pumpkin spice latte, leaves crunching beneath your feet as you stroll through cobblestone streets and vibrant parks. Your Instagram feed is exploding with snapshots of pumpkin-picking adventures and cozy sweater selfies. If this sounds like your ideal season, you're not alone! 

Fall has a unique way of casting its spell on millennials, and Wilmington, Delaware, is the ultimate backdrop for creating those picture-perfect moments and unforgettable memories. From Instagram-worthy foliage to trendy events, we're about to give you the lowdown on why fall in Wilmington is THE season to embrace, explore, and, of course, post it to the 'gram. So, fellow millennials, get ready to fall head over heels for the beauty of Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley. 

Here are some ideas that will have you eagerly marking your calendar: 

1. Instagram-Worthy Foliage: 

Wilmington and its surroundings are blessed with stunning parks and natural landscapes that explode with color in the fall. Gather your squad, lace up your hiking boots, and head to White Clay Creek State Park for an exhilarating hike. If you're feeling cute, a great stop for a fall foliage photo shoot is Marian Coffin Gardens at Gibraltar a hidden oasis perfect to show off for the 'gram. Don't forget your smartphone, because the vibrant leaves and picturesque vistas are begging to be shared with your followers.

2. Sip and Savor at Local Coffee Shops: 

Fall is the season for indulging in warm, aromatic beverages. Wilmington's coffee scene is thriving with hipster-approved cafés that serve up everything from maple lattes to chai-spiced cortados. Make a list of the coziest spots, embark on a coffee shop crawl, and document your caffeine-fueled adventures on your Insta story. Three can’t miss stops include: Sleeping Bird Coffee, Bar Revire, and Spark’d Creative Pastry.   

3. Conquer the Corn Maze: 

Fall isn't complete without a trip to the local pumpkin patch or corn maze. Head over to Ramsey's Farm for a day of pumpkin picking, corn maze navigating, and hayride hopping. Stick around into the evening hours for hayrides and bonfires. It's the perfect opportunity to capture those "fall vibes" selfies amidst haystacks and pumpkins galore. 

Sleeping Bird Coffee

  • 3111 Miller Rd.

Sleeping Bird Coffee is a neighborhood coffee shop located in the 9th Ward in Wilmington. We pride ourselves on making all of our baked goods and coffee flavors in house and…

Bar Reverie

  • 4017 Kennett Pike

Located in beautiful and historic Greenville, Delaware, a cafe by day, inspired dining by night, wine bar restaurant featuring a menu with a nod to French cuisine. Open Daily…


  • 111 W. 10th St.

Spark’d, brought to you by the creative minds at the HOTEL DU PONT Bake Shop, is Wilmington, Delaware’s most delightful and decadent destination to spark your sweet tooth and…

Ramsey's Farm

  • 500 Ramsey Rd.

Located 1 mile from Concord Mall off Rt. 92. U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, parties, special events, corn/other kids mazes, food and more FALL FUN! Weekday/Weekend…

4. Get Spooked with Haunted History Tours: 

Embrace your inner ghostbuster and sign up for one of Wilmington's haunted history tours. Explore the areas dark and mysterious past as you walk through historic districts and spine-tingling alleyways. It's an eerie adventure that'll make your fall unforgettable and, of course, Instagram-worthy. 

5. Attend Harvest Festivals: 

Fall brings an array of harvest festivals to Wilmington, celebrating everything from craft beer to local art. Grab your pals and head to one of these lively events. You'll find artisanal treats, live music, and opportunities to capture those boho-chic, festival-inspired moments. For a list of upcoming events check out our events calendar!

6. Cozy up for a Fall Escape: 

As the autumn vibes settle in, there's no better way to revel in the season than by indulging in some well-deserved downtime. It's time to unwind, savor those cozy moments, and create lasting memories. Whether you're sharing hearty laughter, enjoying mulled wine, or engaging in board games, you'll find a selection of charming hotels in the area that provide the perfect retreat after your day of fall adventures. 

Fall in Wilmington, Delaware, is more than just a season; it's an experience waiting to be explored. As a millennial, you're perfectly poised to make the most of this vibrant time of year. Whether you're hiking through colorful forests, eating some seasonal treats, or conquering corn mazes, remember to capture and share those moments that define this extraordinary season. Fall is here, and it's time to embrace it, one Instagram post at a time.

Happy Fall Ya’ll!