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Wilmington Tourism and Sightseeing
Location is a prime factor in Greater Wilmington, Delaware's popularity with vacation travelers. Located on Interstate-95 midway between New York City and Washington, Wilmington can be readily accessed by car, train or plane. Once in Wilmington, discover world class museums and gardens, historic towns that retain their 18th- and 19th-century ambiance, a revitalized riverfront, a year-round schedule of festivals and special events,family-owned wineries and breweries. Enjoy a wide selection of performing arts which includes traveling Broadway Productions at the DuPont Theatre, nationally recognized performers at The Grand plus symphony, ballet and opera or live musical concerts at World Cafe Live at the Queen. Dining options are equally varied; they range from friendly neighborhood bistros to 4-star restaurants. The fact that shopping, dining and entertainment are tax free in Delaware is an added bonus and the hotel tax is less than surrounding areas. Wilmington is also a vacation area that the whole family can enjoy. Take a day sail on the Kalmar Nyckel, a life-size, seaworthy recreation of the Tall Ship that brought the Swedes to Wilmington in 1638. History comes alive at Hagley Museum and Library where E.I. du Pont settled in 1802 along the banks of the Brandywine River and began using its power to produce high quality gunpowder thus laying the foundation for the mighty DuPont Corporation. See the original machinery in operation; watch a gunpowder demonstration; visit the worker's village and find out how children lived and learned in the nineteenth century; tour Eleutherian Mills, the ancestral home of the du Ponts in Delaware, which housed five generations of the family. A world of discovery awaits at the Delaware Museum of Natural History with its life size dinosaurs. Board the Wilmington & Western Railroad, one of the country's oldest operating steam locomotives, or spend time at the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights for a close-up look at the world's largest collection of operating steam cars. Don't miss the new Delaware Children's Museum or the DuPont Environmental Education Center in Wilmington's Revitalized Riverfront. As far as entertainment is concerned, Delaware Children's Theater tailors its plays to a young audience and the DuPont Theatre presents a full Children's Series every year while World Cafe Live at the Queen hosts a Peanut Butter and Jam on Saturday morning with an all-you-can-eat kid-friendly lunch buffet!  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Delaware Children's Museum
Delaware Children's Museum things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Childrens Museum in Wilmington, DE USA

Children's museums light creative sparks that last a lifetime and result in objective and quantifiable learning. They create safe, enriching places where kids and their families can share inspired fun and see new possibilities unfold.


Penn Cinema Riverfront 14 + IMAX
Penn Cinema Riverfront 14 + IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Imax Theatre in Wilmington, DE USA


Adam Ezra Group at The Queen
Adam Ezra Group at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 17, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Adam Ezra Group August 17, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:01PM

Andy Grammer - The Good Parts Tour at The Queen
Andy Grammer - The Good Parts Tour at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Oct 22, 2018 (Monday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Andy Grammer - The Good Parts Tour October 22, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Black Label Society w/ Corrosion of Conformity at The Queen
Black Label Society w/ Corrosion of Conformity at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
This Month, Jul 30, 2018 (Monday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Black Label Society w/ Corrosion of Conformity July 30, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:30PM


Chuponcito - USA Tour 2018 at The Queen
Chuponcito - USA Tour 2018 at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Labor Day Weekend, Sep 01, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Chuponcito - USA Tour 2018 September 01, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Classic Deep Purple Live with Glenn Hughes at The Queen
Classic Deep Purple Live with Glenn Hughes at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Labor Day Weekend, Aug 31, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Classic Deep Purple Live with Glenn Hughes August 31, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen
Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 19, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch August 19, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 12:00PM

Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen
Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 12, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch August 12, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 12:00PM


Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen
Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 26, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch August 26, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 12:00PM

Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen
Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 05, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch August 05, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 12:00PM

Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts World Tour 2018 at The Queen
Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts World Tour 2018 at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 04, 2018 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts World Tour 2018 November 04, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

G. Love at The Queen
G. Love at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
This Weekend, Jul 20, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

G. Love July 20, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:30PM

Get the Led Out at The Queen
Get the Led Out at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 07, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Get the Led Out September 07, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Gin Blossoms at The Queen
Gin Blossoms at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 03, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Gin Blossoms August 03, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Glenn Bryan at The Queen
Glenn Bryan at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Weekend, Jul 27, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Glenn Bryan July 27, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Jake Shimabukuro at The Queen
Jake Shimabukuro at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 01, 2018 (Wednesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Jake Shimabukuro August 01, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Jazz Touring Network and LUQ Foundation Present Banda Magda
Jazz Touring Network and LUQ Foundation Present Banda Magda things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 24, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Jazz Touring Network and LUQ Foundation Present Banda Magda August 24, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Kick - the Inxs Experience at The Queen
Kick - the Inxs Experience at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 17, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Kick - the Inxs Experience August 17, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

kRUSH with Half Past Seven at The Queen
kRUSH with Half Past Seven at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 10, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

kRUSH with Half Past Seven August 10, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

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Wilmington

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Best Places to Stay in Wilmington


Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
Guest Score:
From $118 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Homewood Suites By Hilton Wilmington-brandywine Valley
Guest Score:
From $147 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet.
HOTEL DU PONT
Guest Score:
From $199 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Residence Inn By Marriott Wilmington Downtown
Guest Score:
From $134 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
The Westin Wilmington
Guest Score:
From $145 / night.


Swimming Pool, Restaurant.

Best Time to Visit Wilmington


The best time to visit Wilmington, DE is in the spring and winter. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the upper 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 30's and highs in the mid 40's. Winter nights are cold with lows in the upper 20's.

Visit Wilmington in the springSpring Summer Fall Visit Wilmington in the winterWinter


Monthly Temperatures in Wilmington


Month Low Avg High
January 23.7 31.5 39.3
February 25.8 34.2 42.5
March 33.4 42.7 51.9
April 42.1 52.4 62.6
May 52.4 62.5 72.5
June 61.8 71.5 81.1
July 67.3 76.6 86.0
August 65.8 75.0 84.1
September 58.1 67.7 77.2
October 45.6 55.8 65.9
November 36.9 45.9 55.0
December 28.4 36.4 44.4

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