If you're looking for a historical place to spend a long weekend, look no further than Wilmington, Delaware. Wilmington is the most rapidly changing city in Delaware and is known for its history, nature, and things to do. Wilmington was first settled in the early 1600s and throughout the centuries has since been occupied by several countries; these cultural influences can be seen in the architecture of Wilmington is part of what makes the city so unique.
There are plenty of activities and sights in Wilmington for travelers, from museums and art galleries to sightseeing tours to outdoor fun. Wilmington is a relatively large city, so has a vibrant downtown where most of the action takes place. For great walking tours, visit one of the nine historical districts, each packed with century-old buildings, landmarks, and plenty of vacation rentals for visitors.
Start you stay off in Wilmington with the historical buildings and landmarks: Hagley Museum and Library is located at a gorgeous green forest park and has beautiful views of nature. The marvellous museum is great to learn about the history of Wilmington. Elsewhere, Delaware Art Museum is perfect if you like American art and are interested in local artists.
If you traveling with children, visit the Delaware Children’s Museum, a fun place with interactive exhibits and plenty of areas to play. Meanwhile, Rockwood Museum is amazing to learn about the past four centuries in Wilmington, plus, the gorgeous Victorian-style building is worth seeing just in itself. The Brandywine Zoo is another great family option as it has recently been the birthplace of red pandas and is home to all sorts of adorable animals. Once the kids have gone to bed, check out one of the many great old downtown bars, some of which still have a nostalgic 1920s feel.
For an incredible park and garden, spend some time at the Winterthur Museum’s garden which is packed with colorful flowers and plants. For a little luxury, the majestic Nemours Mansion and Gardens has stunning features and a large green space complete with fountains. The Grand Opera House is as equally decadent and makes for a truly memorable evening out.
The best areas to stay are in the nine historical districts close to downtown. These spots are close to stores, restaurants, and a range of activities, as well as have the best vacation home and apartment rentals.
If you are traveling with family and want a larger vacation rental house, make sure to check out the districts and areas near the parks and forests -- these tend to have many bedrooms and bathrooms for bigger groups. Some vacation rentals are pet-friendly too, so your furriest member can join in all the fun.
The best time to visit Wilmington is in August when the weather is sunny and ideal for outdoor activities and hikes. In the summer months, the average temperature sits around 87 degrees and is particularly humid.
Winter is very cold and wet, averaging 30 degrees in temperature. That said, Wilmington is gorgeous during winter, so if you don't mind the cold, it's a great festive getaway.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Wilmington. The hottest month in Wilmington is March, when temperatures peak at 98 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 5 ˚F. The wettest month in Wilmington is July with 8.54 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.48 inches of rain.
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Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others at AllTheRooms.com. Wilmington has 395 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those wanting to save money, the cheapest place to stay in Wilmington comes in at $10 per night. On average, a place to stay in Wilmington will cost you $107 per night.
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