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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


Anderson East - Encore World Tour at The Queen
Anderson East - Encore World Tour at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Mar 03, 2019 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Anderson East - Encore World Tour March 03, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Bad Boy Night, 90's Edition at The Queen
Bad Boy Night, 90's Edition at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jan 03, 2019 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Bad Boy Night, 90's Edition January 03, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 9:00PM

Bark At The Moon at The Queen
Bark At The Moon at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jan 12, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Bark At The Moon January 12, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM


Between The Buried And Me with TesseracT at The Queen
Between The Buried And Me with TesseracT at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Feb 12, 2019 (Tuesday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Between The Buried And Me with TesseracT February 12, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Cash Unchained - A Tribute to Johnny Cash at The Queen
Cash Unchained - A Tribute to Johnny Cash at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jan 11, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Cash Unchained - A Tribute to Johnny Cash January 11, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

Chippendales: Let's Misbehave 2019 Tour at The Queen
Chippendales: Let's Misbehave 2019 Tour at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Feb 06, 2019 (Wednesday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Chippendales: Let's Misbehave 2019 Tour February 06, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 9:00PM

DJ Jazzy Jeff at The Queen
DJ Jazzy Jeff at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Week, Dec 20, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

DJ Jazzy Jeff December 20, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 9:00PM


Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen
Drag Diva Brunch at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
This Weekend, Dec 16, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch December 16, 2018 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, Jan 13, 2019 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch January 13, 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, Jan 27, 2019 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch January 27, 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 Month, Dec 30, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch December 30, 2018 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
Feb 10, 2019 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch February 10, 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
Feb 24, 2019 (Sunday) Theater event in Wilmington, DE USA

Drag Diva Brunch February 24, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 12:00PM

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 22, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Echoes - The American Pink Floyd December 22, 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
Tomorrow, Dec 14, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Future Stars Showcase December 14, 2018 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 7:00PM

Gasolina Party at The Queen
Gasolina Party at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Next Month, Jan 25, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Gasolina Party January 25, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 9:00PM

Graham Nash at The Queen
Graham Nash at The Queen things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, DE
Mar 31, 2019 (Sunday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Graham Nash March 31, 2019 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
Feb 16, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Wilmington, DE USA

Halfway to Hell: A Tribute to AC/DC February 16, 2019 at The Queen in Wilmington, DE 8:00PM

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Wilmington

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Places to stay


Best Places to Stay in Wilmington


Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
Guest Score:
From $118 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Homewood Suites By Hilton Wilmington-brandywine Valley
Guest Score:
From $147 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet.
HOTEL DU PONT
Guest Score:
From $199 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Residence Inn By Marriott Wilmington Downtown
Guest Score:
From $134 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, 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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