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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.


An Evening with Kevin Smith at The Queen
An Evening with Kevin Smith at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Nov 02, 2017 (Thursday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

An Evening with Kevin Smith November 02, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

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 25, 2017 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Ben LeRoy & THE SNAP November 25, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Breakwater at The Queen
Breakwater at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 24, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Breakwater November 24, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Cheap Trick at The Queen
Cheap Trick at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Nov 16, 2017 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Cheap Trick November 16, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM


Damien Escobar at Grand Opera House-DE
Damien Escobar at Grand Opera House-DE things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Dec 16, 2017 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Damien Escobar December 16, 2017 at Grand Opera House-DE in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Echoes - A Pink Floyd Tribute Band at The Queen
Echoes - A Pink Floyd Tribute Band at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Dec 01, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Echoes - A Pink Floyd Tribute Band December 01, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

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

Howard Jones Band at The Queen
Howard Jones Band at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Week, Oct 25, 2017 (Wednesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Howard Jones Band October 25, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM


Jim Breuer at The Queen
Jim Breuer at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Weekend, Oct 27, 2017 (Friday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Jim Breuer October 27, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE

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 8:00PM

John Lodge Of The Moody Blues The 10,000 Light Years Tour
John Lodge Of The Moody Blues The 10,000 Light Years Tour things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Nov 05, 2017 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

John Lodge Of The Moody Blues The 10,000 Light Years Tour November 05, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Kategory 5 at The Queen
Kategory 5 at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jan 06, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Kategory 5 January 06, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Kris Allen – Somethin’ About Christmas Tour 2017
Kris Allen – Somethin’ About Christmas Tour 2017 things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Dec 06, 2017 (Wednesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Kris Allen – Somethin’ About Christmas Tour 2017 December 06, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Lisa Lampanelli at Grand Opera House-DE
Lisa Lampanelli at Grand Opera House-DE things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Dec 09, 2017 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Lisa Lampanelli December 09, 2017 at Grand Opera House-DE in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Lyle Lovett at Grand Opera House-DE
Lyle Lovett at Grand Opera House-DE things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Veteran's Day, Nov 11, 2017 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Lyle Lovett November 11, 2017 at Grand Opera House-DE in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Mannheim Steamroller at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Mannheim Steamroller at The Playhouse on Rodney Square things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Dec 10, 2017 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Mannheim Steamroller December 10, 2017 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 7:30PM

Melissa Etheridge at Grand Opera House-DE
Melissa Etheridge at Grand Opera House-DE things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Nov 29, 2017 (Wednesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Melissa Etheridge November 29, 2017 at Grand Opera House-DE in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Montana Wildaxe at The Queen
Montana Wildaxe at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Christmas Weekend, Dec 23, 2017 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Montana Wildaxe December 23, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Peek-A-Boo Revue at The Queen
Peek-A-Boo Revue at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Dec 09, 2017 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Peek-A-Boo Revue December 09, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

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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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