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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


Gabriel Iglesias at Arden Gild Hall
Gabriel Iglesias at Arden Gild Hall things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 21, 2021 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Gabriel Iglesias August 21, 2021 at Arden Gild Hall in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Lloyd at The Queen
Lloyd at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Oct 24, 2020 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Lloyd October 24, 2020 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Tinsley Ellis at Arden Gild Hall
Tinsley Ellis at Arden Gild Hall things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Oct 16, 2020 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Tinsley Ellis October 16, 2020 at Arden Gild Hall in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM


Cinemark Movies 10
Cinemark Movies 10 things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Movie Cinema in Wilmington, DE USA


Courtyard Wilmington Brandywine
Courtyard Wilmington Brandywine
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $149.01/night!

On-site dining and complimentary parking are the prime perks our guests find at the non-smoking Courtyard Wilmington Brandywine. The three-story Courtyard Wilmington Brandywine offers 78 rooms that include cable HDTVs coffeemakers and work desks. Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Courtyard Wilmington Downtown
Courtyard Wilmington Downtown
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $149.00/night!

A sweet downtown locale free Wi-Fi and on-site dining impress our guests at the top-rated non-smoking Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown. Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
Hotel in Claymont, DE USA
Currently as low as $126.00/night!

Boasting spacious rooms with deluxe bedding and free Wi-Fi plus full-service amenities including a restaurant and lounge the Crowne Plaza Wilmington North provides our guests with the complete package.Outdoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.


Days Inn By Wyndham Wilmington/Newark
Days Inn By Wyndham Wilmington/Newark
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $72.25/night!

Breakfast comes compliments of the house at Days Inn by Wyndham Wilmington/Newark next to the Concord Mall. Non Smoking Rooms.

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Wilmington
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Wilmington
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $200.64/night!

An on-site restaurant free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool combine to make the non-smoking DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington a top-ranked pick among our guests. Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Wilmington
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Wilmington
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $200.64/night!

An on-site restaurant free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool combine to make the non-smoking DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington a top-ranked pick among our guests. Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

DoubleTree Hotel Wilmington Downtown
DoubleTree Hotel Wilmington Downtown
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $146.88/night!

Free shuttle service on-site dining and an indoor pool await our guests at the non-smoking DoubleTree Hotel Wilmington Downtown. Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Easter Bunny Express
Easter Bunny Express
Excursion in Wilmington, DE USA

The Easter Bunny hops aboard our train this April The Easter Bunny hops aboard our train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland, and all kids will get a special treat. Bring your camera and have the Easter Bunny pose for a picture with your child.

Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visitor Bureau in Wilmington, DE USA


Holiday Inn Express Wilmington North-brandywine
Holiday Inn Express Wilmington North-brandywine
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $159.00/night!

Contemporary rooms featuring flat-panel TVs and free Wi-Fi plus the convenience of microwaves and mini-fridges provide our guests with a comfortable stay at the Inn at Wilmington. Non Smoking Rooms.

Homewood Suites By Hilton Wilmington-Brandywine Valley
Homewood Suites By Hilton Wilmington-Brandywine Valley
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $193.50/night!

In-room kitchenettes free shuttle service and complimentary breakfast welcome our guests at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Wilmington. Swimming Pool,Outdoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

HOTEL DU PONT
HOTEL DU PONT
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $159.20/night!

Complimentary Wi-Fi 24-hour facilities dining options and a walk-friendly location draw guests to the non-smoking Hotel du Pont. Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Knights Inn Claymont Wilmington
Knights Inn Claymont Wilmington
Hotel in Claymont, DE USA
Currently as low as $65.00/night!

Free parking affordable rates and a convenient highway location attract guests to the Knights Inn Claymont Wilmington. This single-story hotel has 40 simply adorned rooms with cable TVs mini-fridges and microwaves.

Regal Brandywine Town Center
Regal Brandywine Town Center things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Movie Cinema in Wilmington, DE USA


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Best Places to Stay in Wilmington


Courtyard Wilmington Brandywine
Guest Score:
From $149 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Courtyard Wilmington Downtown
Guest Score:
From $149 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
HOTEL DU PONT
Guest Score:
From $159 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Residence Inn Wilmington Downtown
Guest Score:
From $170 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
The Westin Wilmington
Guest Score:
From $159 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, 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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