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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


Anders Osborne Solo w/ special guest Ryan Montbleau Solo
Anders Osborne Solo w/ special guest Ryan Montbleau Solo things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Mar 15, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Anders Osborne Solo w/ special guest Ryan Montbleau Solo March 15, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Blue October at The Queen
Blue October at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Apr 29, 2018 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Blue October April 29, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Blues Traveler 30th Anniversary Tour at The Queen
Blues Traveler 30th Anniversary Tour at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Feb 22, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Blues Traveler 30th Anniversary Tour February 22, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM


Brian Regan at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Brian Regan at The Playhouse on Rodney Square things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Apr 29, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Brian Regan April 29, 2018 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Celebrate Selena! at The Queen
Celebrate Selena! at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
May 19, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Celebrate Selena! May 19, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Christopher Cross at The Queen
Christopher Cross at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Apr 09, 2018 (Monday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Christopher Cross April 09, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Dance To The Movies at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Dance To The Movies at The Playhouse on Rodney Square things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
May 18, 2018 (Friday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Dance To The Movies May 18, 2018 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM


Dirty Dancing at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Dirty Dancing at The Playhouse on Rodney Square things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Apr 04, 2018 (Wednesday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Dirty Dancing April 04, 2018 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 2:00PM

Dirty Dancing at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Dirty Dancing at The Playhouse on Rodney Square things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Apr 06, 2018 (Friday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Dirty Dancing April 06, 2018 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Dirty Dancing at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Dirty Dancing at The Playhouse on Rodney Square things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Apr 07, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Dirty Dancing April 07, 2018 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Dirty Dancing at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Dirty Dancing at The Playhouse on Rodney Square things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Apr 08, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Dirty Dancing April 08, 2018 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 2:00PM

Five for Fighting at Grand Opera House-DE
Five for Fighting at Grand Opera House-DE things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Mar 10, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Five for Fighting March 10, 2018 at Grand Opera House-DE in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Gaelic Storm at The Queen
Gaelic Storm at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Week, Jan 25, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Gaelic Storm January 25, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Grunge-A-Palooza Invades The First State at The Queen
Grunge-A-Palooza Invades The First State at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Apr 14, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Grunge-A-Palooza Invades The First State April 14, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 5:30PM

Hayley Orrantia at The Queen
Hayley Orrantia at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Apr 26, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Hayley Orrantia April 26, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Hollywood Nights (Bob Seger Tribute) at The Queen
Hollywood Nights (Bob Seger Tribute) at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Mar 09, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Hollywood Nights (Bob Seger Tribute) March 09, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

John Gorka at The Queen
John Gorka at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Mar 30, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

John Gorka March 30, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:01PM

Less Than Jake / Four Year Strong at The Queen
Less Than Jake / Four Year Strong at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Feb 16, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Less Than Jake / Four Year Strong February 16, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Wilmington


Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Wilmington
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From $118 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Homewood Suites By Hilton Wilmington-Brandywine Valley
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From $119 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet.
Inn At Wilmington
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From $119 / night.


Free Breakfast.
Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
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From $119 / night.


Swimming Pool, Restaurant.
The Westin Wilmington
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From $143 / 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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