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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


Bark at the Moon at The Queen
Bark at the Moon at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jun 30, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Bark at the Moon June 30, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Big Oyster Brewery Concert Series - Volume One at The Queen
Big Oyster Brewery Concert Series - Volume One at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, May 31, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Big Oyster Brewery Concert Series - Volume One May 31, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:30PM

Black Label Society w/ Corrosion of Conformity at The Queen
Black Label Society w/ Corrosion of Conformity at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 30, 2018 (Monday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Black Label Society w/ Corrosion of Conformity July 30, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:30PM


Black Stone Cherry at The Queen
Black Stone Cherry at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
This Weekend, Apr 28, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Black Stone Cherry April 28, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:30PM

Brian Regan at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Brian Regan at The Playhouse on Rodney Square things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
This Weekend, Apr 29, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Brian Regan April 29, 2018 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Celebrate Selena! at The Queen
Celebrate Selena! at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, May 19, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Celebrate Selena! May 19, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Classic Deep Purple Live with Glenn Hughes at The Queen
Classic Deep Purple Live with Glenn Hughes at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Labor Day Weekend, Aug 31, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Classic Deep Purple Live with Glenn Hughes August 31, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM


Dance To The Movies at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Dance To The Movies at The Playhouse on Rodney Square things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, May 18, 2018 (Friday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Dance To The Movies May 18, 2018 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Dark Star Orchestra at The Queen
Dark Star Orchestra at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, May 15, 2018 (Tuesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Dark Star Orchestra May 15, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Dave Hause at The Queen
Dave Hause at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jun 09, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Dave Hause June 09, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Ellis Paul at The Queen
Ellis Paul at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jun 29, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Ellis Paul June 29, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:01PM

Fitz & The Tantrums at The Queen
Fitz & The Tantrums at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Memorial Day Weekend, May 27, 2018 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Fitz & The Tantrums May 27, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Future Stars Showcase at The Queen
Future Stars Showcase at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Weekend, May 06, 2018 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Future Stars Showcase May 06, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 2:00PM

Glenn Bryan at The Queen
Glenn Bryan at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jul 27, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Glenn Bryan July 27, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Halfway to Hell: A Tribute to AC/DC at The Queen
Halfway to Hell: A Tribute to AC/DC at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jun 02, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Halfway to Hell: A Tribute to AC/DC June 02, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Hatebreed at The Queen
Hatebreed at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Week, May 03, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Hatebreed May 03, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Hayley Orrantia at The Queen
Hayley Orrantia at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Tomorrow, Apr 26, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Hayley Orrantia April 26, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Jake Shimabukuro at The Queen
Jake Shimabukuro at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Aug 01, 2018 (Wednesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Jake Shimabukuro August 01, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Wilmington


Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Brandywine
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From $109 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Wilmington
Guest Score:
From $87 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
Guest Score:
From $98 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
The Westin Wilmington
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From $119 / 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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