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WilmingtonUnited States of America

With music festivals, lively neighborhoods, museums and wineries, this “midway city” between Washington, D.C. and New York is an attraction in its own right. 

Delaware’s largest city combines historic charm and a dynamic cultural scene. Whether you want to dine and shop in one of the many neighborhoods, tour perfectly landscaped gardens or absorb culture in a variety of museums, Wilmington has plenty to do.

The city comprises many distinct neighborhoods, each offering something unique. Step back in time at the Colonial houses of Quaker Hill or enjoy the shops and tourist attractions of the Riverfront. If you visit during June, attend the Italian Festival. The city shuts down several blocks to make way for carnival rides and traditional Italian food and music.

Wilmington hosts a variety of music festivals each summer. The most popular are the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, a weeklong event in Rodney Square, and the Peoples’ Festival, a Riverfront tribute to Bob Marley.

Get in touch with your wild side at the Brandywine Zoo. This small zoo is home to a variety of exotic creatures, including a clouded leopard, a Siberian tiger and a two-toed sloth.

Browse through the extensive collections at the Delaware Art Museum or take the younger members of your family to the Delaware Children’s Museum for hands-on learning. Buy a ticket for Frawley Stadium, home to Minor League baseball team the Wilmington Blue Rocks, as well as the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.

In the countryside surrounding Wilmington, visit local wineries along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail. Tour the homes and gardens of nearby estates like Nemours Mansion and Winterthur. The area has a rich history dating back to the American Revolution; visit key battle sites such as Cooch’s Bridge and Brandywine Battlefield.

Wilmington is a fairly small city with a huge variety of offerings. Between the many restaurants and shops downtown or the museums and galleries scattered throughout the city, you’ll find endless attractions for visitors of all ages. The city sits on the bank of the Delaware River halfway between New York City and Washington D.C.

Where to stay in Wilmington

Right around the Historic District of downtown Wilmington, DE are some very colorful buildings.

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Downtown Wilmington

3.5/5Good!(211 area reviews)

Unique features of Downtown Wilmington include the bars and theaters. Make a stop by Grand Opera House or Christina Park while you're exploring the area.

Downtown Wilmington
Stopped by Del Pez Gastropub in Wilmington after the Philadelphia Flyers game

Riverfront

4.5/5Wonderful!(68 area reviews)

Unique features of Riverfront include the restaurants and river views. Make a stop by Delaware Theater Company or Delaware Sports Hall of Fame while you're exploring the area.

Riverfront
An awesome little cafe/dessert place in the Trolley Square neighborhood of Wilmington, DE.

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Forty Acres

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Forty Acres and surrounding area, you can visit Delaware Art Museum and Brandywine Zoo.

Forty Acres

Top Hotels in Wilmington

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront
Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront
3 out of 5
760 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE
The price is $127 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10

Located in Riverfront, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chase Center on the Riverfront, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, and Delaware Theatre ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (59 reviews)

"Had to check in early and the front desk was nice enough to accommodate me as soon as there was a room available.Room was clean and beautiful! Had a great time even for a night stay only."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront
Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown
3 out of 5
820 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE
The price is $154 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17

Located in Riverfront, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chase Center on the Riverfront, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, and Delaware Theatre ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (127 reviews)

"Amazing customer service! Rooms were clean and spacious. Perfect Riverfront location."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington
3.5 out of 5
4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE
The price is $105 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Brandywine Creek State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Biderman Golf Club and Winterthur ...

4/5Very Good! (930 reviews)

"Nice hotel nice location Couldn’t update mattresses and bedding."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington

Popular places to visit in Wilmington

Brandywine Creek State Park
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Brandywine Creek State Park

5/5(8 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Brandywine Creek State Park, a lovely green space in Wilmington. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Wilmington

Sorcerer's Quest - The Dragon's Lair
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Sorcerer's Quest - The Dragon's Lair

$24
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Wilmington Scavenger Hunt: Welcoming Wilmington
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Wilmington Scavenger Hunt: Welcoming Wilmington

$20
Per adult
One Liberty Observation Deck Admission Tickets
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One Liberty Observation Deck Admission Tickets

$15
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Philadelphia Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Philadelphia Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

$35
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Philadelphia: Small Group Historical Walking Tour
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Philadelphia: Small Group Historical Walking Tour

$45
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Philadelphia City to Washington City - Private Car Transfer
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Philadelphia City to Washington City - Private Car Transfer

$142
Per adult

Reviews of Wilmington

3.8

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
82
5 - Excellent 23.229461756373937%
4 - Good
153
4 - Good 43.342776203966004%
3 - Okay
100
3 - Okay 28.328611898016998%
2 - Disappointing
15
2 - Disappointing 4.2492917847025495%
1 - Terrible
3
1 - Terrible 0.8498583569405099%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 4, 2020

The River Front is a great spot to visit, DE Children's Museum, Baseball, Chase Center, Barclays and good dining

3/5 - Okay

Susanna

Mar 1, 2020

Nothing special. Didn't like it.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 27, 2020

Explored Trolley Square area and Brandywine park along with the central business district. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and people of Wilmington!

5/5 - Excellent

JourNey

Feb 22, 2020

I love Wilmington DE

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

We were more around Wilmington than in it...

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Feb 15, 2020

Streets are horrible

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