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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.


Delaware Children's Museum
Delaware Children's Museum things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Childrens Museum in Wilmington, DE USA


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



Best Western Plus Brandywine Valley Inn
Best Western Plus Brandywine Valley Inn
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $106.00/night!

Swimming Pool, Free Breakfast, Non Smoking Rooms.

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


Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Brandywine
Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Brandywine
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $119.00/night!

Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Courtyard Wilmington Downtown
Courtyard Wilmington Downtown
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $99.00/night!

Free Internet, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
Hotel in Claymont, DE USA
Currently as low as $89.00/night!

Swimming Pool,Outdoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Days Inn Wilmington
Days Inn Wilmington
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $72.10/night!

Free Internet, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Doubletree Hotel Wilmington
Doubletree Hotel Wilmington
Hotel in Wilmington, DE USA
Currently as low as $99.00/night!

Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.


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Best Places to Stay in Wilmington


Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Brandywine
Guest Score:
From $119 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
Guest Score:
From $89 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Doubletree Hotel Wilmington
Guest Score:
From $99 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Homewood Suites By Hilton® Wilmington-Brandywine Valley
Guest Score:
From $113 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Inn At Wilmington
Guest Score:
From $93 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.

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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