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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


Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino at The Queen
Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Tomorrow, Sep 20, 2019 (Friday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino September 20, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 16, 2019 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical November 16, 2019 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 17, 2019 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical November 17, 2019 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 2:00PM


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 14, 2019 (Thursday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical November 14, 2019 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 7:30PM

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 15, 2019 (Friday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical November 15, 2019 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE

Big Daddy Weave at Delaware Theatre Company
Big Daddy Weave at Delaware Theatre Company things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 21, 2019 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Big Daddy Weave November 21, 2019 at Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots
Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Oct 05, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots October 05, 2019 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM


Boney James at Copeland Hall
Boney James at Copeland Hall things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Oct 18, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Boney James October 18, 2019 at Copeland Hall in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Brian Newman at The Queen
Brian Newman at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Dec 13, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Brian Newman December 13, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Experience
Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Experience things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jan 10, 2020 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Experience January 10, 2020 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

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

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

Comedy Pet Theatre at Copeland Hall
Comedy Pet Theatre at Copeland Hall things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Jan 18, 2020 (Saturday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Comedy Pet Theatre January 18, 2020 at Copeland Hall in Wilmington, DE 3:00PM

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

Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones - A Tribute 2 Prince
Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones - A Tribute 2 Prince things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 12, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones - A Tribute 2 Prince October 12, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Demetri Martin at Copeland Hall
Demetri Martin at Copeland Hall things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Feb 07, 2020 (Friday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Demetri Martin February 07, 2020 at Copeland Hall in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Echoes - The American Pink Floyd at The Queen
Echoes - The American Pink Floyd at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Christmas Weekend, Dec 21, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Echoes - The American Pink Floyd December 21, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Electric Feels: Indie Rock + Indie Dance Party at The Queen
Electric Feels: Indie Rock + Indie Dance Party at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Oct 03, 2019 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Electric Feels: Indie Rock + Indie Dance Party October 03, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 9:30PM

Eric B. & Rakim at The Queen
Eric B. & Rakim at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Nov 22, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Eric B. & Rakim November 22, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

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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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