Stay Out Late in the Mid Atlantic October 29, 2019 by MATPRA Admin (Mid-Atlantic Region, October 29, 2019) — The fun doesn’t have to end after dinner. This region is filled with late night attractions! For more information on any of the following, contact the destination marketing organization listed below. For general information on the Mid-Atlantic, visit MATPRA.org. DELAWARE Delaware’s Quaint Villages Dive into one of Delaware’s Quaint Villages breweries and distilleries for late night fun and live entertainment. Head to Milford’s Mispillion River Brewing for craft beer tastings and late-night music, or head to easySpeak Spirits for hand craft sprits, live music and wood-fired eats! Delaware’s Quaint Villages (Kent County, DE), Danielle Jonigan, VisitDelawareVillages.com, [email protected] Greater Wilmington As the cool evening air settles over Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley the Delaware Astrological Society brings out their telescopes for several evening activities including Introduction to Observing the Night Sky at Bellevue State Park, Telescope Viewings at Woodside Farm Creamery, and Astronomy Workshop at the Mt. Cuba Observatory. Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sarah Willoughby, VisitWilmingtonDE.com, [email protected] MARYLAND Baltimore Baltimore is a vibrant city of neighborhoods—especially after dark. With live music, comedy acts and historic notables at every turn, Fell’s Point, Canton, Federal Hill and Mount Vernon are the perfect spots to hit with their abundance of bars, pubs, restaurants and cool hangouts. Visit Baltimore, Abigail Vitaliano, Baltimore.org, [email protected] Calvert County Activities After Dark! Spring: Enjoy dinner out with friends during Restaurant Week in early March. Summer: Catch a Movie on the Beach with the kids. Fall: Scare yourself in Twisted Fields of Terror. Winter: Stroll through the twinkling Garden of Lights or check out the illuminated Twin Beach Towns. Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Hilary Dailey, ChooseCalvert.com, [email protected] Frederick County Downtown Frederick is the place to be after dark. Bars and restaurants line the streets and live music is everywhere. Catch a local band at Cafe Nola, grab a cocktail or a few beers at Jojo’s Taphouse, and follow it up with a late night slice at Pretzel and Pizza Creations. Visit Frederick, Melissa Muntz, VisitFrederick.org, [email protected] Hagerstown – Washington County Hagerstown’s Arts & Entertainment District is the place to be for visitors who want some nightlife. Take in a concert or performance at the newly expanded Maryland Theatre & Performing Arts Complex and enjoy a delicious dinner or an after-show nightcap at one of downtown Hagerstown’s many eateries and taprooms. Visit Hagerstown, Betsy DeVore, VisitHagerstown.com, [email protected] Harford County Ladew Gardens comes alive at night during their annual Garden Glow. A magical celebration of fall featuring illuminated sculptures, hundreds of glowing jack o’ lanterns, live music, and local vendors of food and spirits. Marvel at glowing creations by talented local artists or enjoy educational exhibits of creepy crawly critters! Visit Harford, Mindy Schneider, VisitHarford.com, [email protected] PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania (Commonwealth of) Packed with renowned restaurants and bars, Pennsylvania’s cities are the perfect spot for a night on the town! Not to mention, we lead the nation in beer and wine production, boasting more than 350 breweries and more than 200 wineries. Pennsylvania Tourism Office, Lisa Zahn, VisitPA.com, [email protected] Central Pennsylvania State College has nightlife opportunities from relaxed atmosphere taverns to live music venues open until 2 AM. Steps away from campus and downtown lodging. Arts & culture places includes Bryce Jordan Center, The State Theatre, Schwab Auditorium and Eisenhower Auditorium. A gorgeous outdoor setting for live music and festivals is the Tussey Mountain Amphitheatre. Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau, Edward Stoddard, VisitPennState.org, [email protected] Endless Mountains When the sun goes down the curtain goes up on great entertainment across the Endless Mountains. The historic Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock plays home to annual film festivals, first run hits, workshops, lectures and arts events while the Montrose Theatre offers films and local theater for a great night out. Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, Morgan Christopher, EndlessMountains.org, [email protected] Gettysburg When the sun goes down in Gettysburg, for some the fun is just beginning. Ghost tours and excursions are available for visitors throughout the nighttime hours to explore the paranormal side of town. Many craft beverage makers in and around town are serving up glasses and pints of tasty brews and spirits. Destination Gettysburg, Rachel Wright, DestinationGettysburg.com, [email protected] Lehigh Valley Nightlife comes alive at Wind Creek Bethlehem (formerly Sands Bethlehem). The hotel & casino resort offers slot machines, table games, and even stadium gaming. If gambling isn’t your thing, catch a show at the Wind Creek Event Center, shop at the outlets, or dine restaurants including three by Emeril Lagasse. Discover Lehigh Valley, Kaitie Burger, DiscoverLehighValley.com, [email protected] Montgomery County Montco has a variety of fantastic nightlife scene. Ardmore, Pa’s main street is your one stop location for an unforgettable night out. Suburban Square, Ardmore’s main shopping district, is home to popular brand names and unique boutiques. Once you’re done shopping, pop on over to Ardmore Music Hall and after the final encore, stop by Tired Hands for a night cap! Visit Montgomery, Emily Keel, ValleyForge.org, [email protected] Potter County – Tioga County The only spot in the Mid-Atlantic with a credited Dark Skies program, thousands of visitors travel annually to experience the skyshow at Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County. Without ambient light for miles, you can view the Milky Way, planets and more on a clear night with the naked eye. Visit Potter-Tioga, Morgan Christopher, VisitPotterTioga.com, [email protected] VIRGINIA Alexandria In Alexandria, Virginia, minutes from Washington, D.C., spend the evening dining in historic Old Town and unwinding on the Potomac River waterfront. Then, enjoy live music at The Birchmere: America’s Legendary Music Hall, host to big-name artists alongside up-and-comers in an intimate setting, or at bars and pubs along King Street. Visit Alexandria, Leah Spellman, APR, VisitAlexandriaVA.com, [email protected] Fairfax County Music lovers, see a show at Jammin’ Java or Wolf Trap and theater-goers, add 1st Stage or NextStop Theatre to your list. For unique experiences, hit up Bad Axe Throwing, an escape room or paint bar, an evening cruise on the Potomac River or a Virginia craft brewery or winery. Visit Fairfax, Ali Morris, FXVA.com, [email protected] Fredericksburg Region (Spotsylvania, Stafford and Fredericksburg) Charming Fredericksburg after dark offers window shopping or dining at a chief owned restaurant. If dinner and a show are more to your liking, Riverside Center has the musical you want to see. For an active evening try Splitsville to test your bowling skills while enjoying a scrumptious meal with friends. Fredericksburg Region, Debbie Aylor, VisitFred.com, [email protected] Harrisonburg Nothing characterizes a city quite like its nightlife, and Harrisonburg has a scene from which great stories are born! Start at one of our eclectic local restaurants and work your way through stylish venues that host live music and entertainment. The Golden Pony and Clementine Café are two local favorites. Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services, Jessica Williams, VisitHarrisonburgVA.com, [email protected] Prince William County From dueling pianos and tiki bars on the water to nightclubs and live outdoor music venues D.C.’s Countryside offers visitors a wide variety of nightlife options. Experience unforgettable live music at Jiffy Lube Live, the #1 instagrammed location in Virginia, or sip cocktails on the river at Tim’s Rivershore. Prince William County Office of Tourism, Nicole Warner, VisitPWC.com, [email protected] WEST VIRGINIA Hampshire County Want to see the Milky Way Galaxy under dark skies with a 360 panoramic view? Stay at Capon Springs & Farms resort and enjoy your own explorations of the heavens. Hampshire County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Jonathan Bellingham, ComeToHampshire.com, [email protected] About the Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance The Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA) is a cohesive unit of regional tourism partners encompassing Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The group serves travel journalists by creating a regional resource that ignores geographical boundaries while promoting common threads, offering story ideas about the Mid-Atlantic region as a whole. For more information, visit MATPRA.org.