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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


Ben LeRoy & THE SNAP at The Queen
Ben LeRoy & THE SNAP at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 24, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Ben LeRoy & THE SNAP November 24, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Big Noise & WXPN Present Sonny Landreth at The Queen
Big Noise & WXPN Present Sonny Landreth at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Weekend, Oct 26, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Big Noise & WXPN Present Sonny Landreth October 26, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Danity Kane Dk3 With Dawn And Dumblonde at The Queen
Danity Kane Dk3 With Dawn And Dumblonde at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Nov 09, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Danity Kane Dk3 With Dawn And Dumblonde November 09, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM


Decades Collide - 80s vs 90s featuring DJ Biz Markie
Decades Collide - 80s vs 90s featuring DJ Biz Markie things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Nov 08, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Decades Collide - 80s vs 90s featuring DJ Biz Markie November 08, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 9:00PM

Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen
Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Weekend, Oct 28, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch October 28, 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
This Weekend, Oct 21, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch October 21, 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
Dec 16, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch December 16, 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, Nov 04, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch November 04, 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, Nov 18, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch November 18, 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
Jan 13, 2019 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch January 13, 2019 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
Jan 27, 2019 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch January 27, 2019 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
Dec 02, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch December 02, 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
Dec 30, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch December 30, 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
Next Month, 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

Echoes - The American Pink Floyd at The Queen
Echoes - The American Pink Floyd at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Christmas Weekend, Dec 22, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Echoes - The American Pink Floyd December 22, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Future Stars Show at The Queen
Future Stars Show at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
This Weekend, Oct 19, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Future Stars Show October 19, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Graham Nash at The Queen
Graham Nash at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Mar 31, 2019 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Graham Nash March 31, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Hammers & Hairspray Metal Festival at The Queen
Hammers & Hairspray Metal Festival at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Nov 17, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Hammers & Hairspray Metal Festival November 17, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:30PM

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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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