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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 Center for the Contemporary Arts
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Art Museum in Wilmington, DE USA

Non-collecting art museum including programs & events The DCCA is a non-collecting art museum that presents 20-30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore issues in contemporary art and society.


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


Gene Ween Does Billy Joel at The Queen
Gene Ween Does Billy Joel at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 09, 2017 (Wednesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Gene Ween Does Billy Joel August 09, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

John Mulaney at Grand Opera House-DE
John Mulaney at Grand Opera House-DE things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 23, 2017 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

John Mulaney July 23, 2017 at Grand Opera House-DE in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM


John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Grand Opera House
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Grand Opera House things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 20, 2017 (Thursday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous July 20, 2017 at Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Matthew Sweet at The Queen
Matthew Sweet at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 21, 2017 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Matthew Sweet September 21, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Radio 104.5 Presents New Found Glory at The Queen
Radio 104.5 Presents New Found Glory at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 12, 2017 (Wednesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Radio 104.5 Presents New Found Glory July 12, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Straight No Chaser at Grand Opera House
Straight No Chaser at Grand Opera House things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Oct 29, 2017 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Straight No Chaser October 29, 2017 at Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE


Best Western Brandywine Valley Inn
Best Western Brandywine Valley Inn
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $117.60/night!

Complimentary breakfast free Wi-Fi and business amenities like video conferencing and shuttle service draw Priceline guests to the Best Western Brandywine Valley Inn. All 98 rooms at the low-rise property include cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Swimming Pool,Outdoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Brandywine
Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Brandywine
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $99.00/night!

On-site dining and complimentary parking are the prime perks Priceline 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. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Downtown
Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Downtown
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $98.00/night!

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

Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
Hotel in Claymont, DE USA
Currently as low as $108.00/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 Priceline guests with the complete package.Outdoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Days Inn Wilmington/Newark
Days Inn Wilmington/Newark
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $59.50/night!

Breakfast comes compliments of the house at Days Inn Wilmington/Newark next to the Concord Mall. At the two-story Days Inn renovated in 2013 all 98 rooms feature flat-panel HDTVs with movie channels and coffeemakers; microwaves and mini-fridges are available. Free Internet, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Wilmington
Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Wilmington
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $109.65/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 Priceline guests. Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown
Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $83.20/night!

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

Fairview Inn
Fairview Inn
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $58.49/night!

The comfortable and affordably priced rooms at the Fairview Inn Wilmington less than one mile from downtown include microwaves mini-fridges and free Wi-Fi. The three-story hotel has 78 rooms featuring microwaves and mini-fridges. Non Smoking Rooms.

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


Homewood Suites By Hilton-« Wilmington-Brandywine Valley
Homewood Suites By Hilton-« Wilmington-Brandywine Valley
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $125.10/night!

In-room kitchenettes free shuttle service and complimentary breakfast welcome Priceline guests at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Wilmington. Free Internet, Swimming Pool,Outdoor Pool.

Hotel Du Pont
Hotel Du Pont
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $331.70/night!

Hotel du Pont is the premier business and corporate mtg. establishment in DE/ with award winning guest rooms and suites/ premier restaurant and state-of-the-art meeting facilities. Leisure travelers find the location ideal for touring Brandywine Valley. Free Breakfast, Restaurant, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

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Best Places to Stay in Wilmington


Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Brandywine
Guest Score:
From $99 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown
Guest Score:
From $83 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Homewood Suites By Hilton-« Wilmington-Brandywine Valley
Guest Score:
From $125 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet.
Inn At Wilmington
Guest Score:
From $75 / night.


Free Breakfast.
Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
Guest Score:
From $104 / 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.

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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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