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Wilmington

Delaware

Trover photo by Kenneth Adki

Trover photo by Kenneth Adki

Trover photo by Kenneth Adki

Trover photo by Kenneth Adki

Wilmington

Known for Shopping, Dining and University

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. 

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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.

Things to do in Wilmington

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Magic and mystery await all who dare enter the Dragon's Lair. The Dark Lord has returned and it's up to you as wizards to vanquish him forever. The headmaster's chamber contains secrets that must be revealed if you have any chance of defeating the Dark Lord once and for all.

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Explore the most popular museums and attractions in the historic city of Philadelphia at a discounted price while enjoying the convenience of visiting each on your own schedule. With your Explorer Pass in hand, grab your camera and your walking shoes to immerse yourself in classic US history and culture.

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No trip to Philly would be complete without a visit to the One Liberty Observation Deck, a vantage point that lets you soak up sweeping city views from 57 floors up. Enjoy admission to the world-class lookout and enhance your experience with a healthy dose of US history.

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Immerse yourself in the vibrant history of the Philadelphia region's waterways with admission to the Independence Seaport Museum. Explore the interactive exhibits at this this site that houses more than 25,000 maritime artifacts, 2 National Historic Landmark ships, and a traditional boat shop.

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Step straight back in time to 1776 on this history-driven happy hour, scoping out Philly landmarks as you experience the city of Brotherly Love as the Founding Fathers intended—by its pubs.

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Spend a day discovering the historic sights and iconic American landmarks of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, before heading out into the Pennsylvania countryside for an authentic Amish immersion, complete with a market lunch and a horse-drawn buggy ride.

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