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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


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
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

An Intimate Acoustic Evening with Parachute at The Queen
An Intimate Acoustic Evening with Parachute at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 17, 2017 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

An Intimate Acoustic Evening with Parachute September 17, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Andrew Dice Clay: Live in Concert at The Queen
Andrew Dice Clay: Live in Concert at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 10, 2017 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Andrew Dice Clay: Live in Concert September 10, 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

Blind Pilot at The Queen
Blind Pilot at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Oct 19, 2017 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Blind Pilot October 19, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

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

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

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


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
Next Month, 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

Howard Jones Band at The Queen
Howard Jones Band at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
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
Oct 27, 2017 (Friday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Jim Breuer October 27, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:30PM

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

Regina Spektor - A Special Solo Performance at The Queen
Regina Spektor - A Special Solo Performance at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 10, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Regina Spektor - A Special Solo Performance November 10, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Splintered Sunlight at The Queen
Splintered Sunlight at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Aug 18, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Splintered Sunlight August 18, 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

The Joe Trainor Trio Turns Ten at The Queen
The Joe Trainor Trio Turns Ten at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 17, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

The Joe Trainor Trio Turns Ten November 17, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

The Rock Orchestra Presents The Beatles at The Queen
The Rock Orchestra Presents The Beatles at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Sep 16, 2017 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

The Rock Orchestra Presents The Beatles September 16, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

WXPN Welcomes Matthew Sweet at The Queen
WXPN Welcomes 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

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

Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at The Queen
Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 03, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience November 03, 2017 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Wilmington


Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington Downtown
Guest Score:
From $98 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Wilmington
Guest Score:
From $110 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Inn At Wilmington
Guest Score:
From $119 / night.


Free Breakfast.
Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
Guest Score:
From $109 / night.


Swimming Pool, Restaurant.
The Westin Wilmington
Guest Score:
From $145 / 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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