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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


ABBA Mia: ABBA Tribute & Disco Party at The Queen
ABBA Mia: ABBA Tribute & Disco Party at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jun 21, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

ABBA Mia: ABBA Tribute & Disco Party June 21, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Bar None Comedy: Last Call For Stand Up! at The Queen
Bar None Comedy: Last Call For Stand Up! at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 02, 2019 (Friday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Bar None Comedy: Last Call For Stand Up! August 02, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Box of Rain at The Queen
Box of Rain at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 03, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Box of Rain August 03, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:30PM


Carolina Mudcats at Wilmington Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium
Carolina Mudcats at Wilmington Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 13, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Carolina Mudcats at Wilmington Blue Rocks July 13, 2019 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, DE 6:05PM

Carolina Mudcats at Wilmington Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium
Carolina Mudcats at Wilmington Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 14, 2019 (Sunday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Carolina Mudcats at Wilmington Blue Rocks July 14, 2019 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, DE 1:35PM

Carolina Mudcats at Wilmington Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium
Carolina Mudcats at Wilmington Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 15, 2019 (Monday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Carolina Mudcats at Wilmington Blue Rocks July 15, 2019 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, DE 6:35PM

Clutch at The Queen
Clutch at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 22, 2019 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Clutch September 22, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM


Crack the Sky at The Queen
Crack the Sky at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 29, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Crack the Sky November 29, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Delaware's Got Next Music Competition at The Queen
Delaware's Got Next Music Competition at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
This Weekend, May 31, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Delaware's Got Next Music Competition May 31, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 9:00PM

Down East Wood Ducks at Wilmington Blue Rocks
Down East Wood Ducks at Wilmington Blue Rocks things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 24, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Down East Wood Ducks at Wilmington Blue Rocks August 24, 2019 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, DE 6:05PM

Down East Wood Ducks at Wilmington Blue Rocks
Down East Wood Ducks at Wilmington Blue Rocks things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 25, 2019 (Sunday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Down East Wood Ducks at Wilmington Blue Rocks August 25, 2019 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, DE 1:35PM

Down East Wood Ducks at Wilmington Blue Rocks
Down East Wood Ducks at Wilmington Blue Rocks things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 23, 2019 (Friday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Down East Wood Ducks at Wilmington Blue Rocks August 23, 2019 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, DE 7:05PM

Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen
Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, 2019 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch May 26, 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
Next Month, Jun 16, 2019 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch June 16, 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
This Weekend, Jun 02, 2019 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch June 02, 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
Next Month, Jun 30, 2019 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch June 30, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 12:00PM

Face 2 Face - Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute at The Queen
Face 2 Face - Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
This Weekend, Jun 01, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Face 2 Face - Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute June 01, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Fayetteville Woodpeckers at Wilmington Blue Rocks
Fayetteville Woodpeckers at Wilmington Blue Rocks things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 30, 2019 (Tuesday) Sports event in Wilmington, DE USA

Fayetteville Woodpeckers at Wilmington Blue Rocks July 30, 2019 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, DE 6:35PM

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Best Places to Stay in Wilmington


Courtyard Wilmington Brandywine
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From $149 / night.


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


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


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


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
The Westin Wilmington
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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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