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Nemours Gardens

Fort Delaware

Delaware Art Museum



Come early or stay late to enjoy all Delaware has to offer, including beaches. Visit the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau for more information.

Wilmington/Brandywine Valley Area

Riverfront Wilmington – Combining riverfront history with shopping, dining and entertainment.


Delaware History Trail - Spotlights 29 culturally significant locations throughout the state of Delaware, providing an educational adventure.

Nemours Estate – Built to resemble a French château, its 105 rooms on four floors occupy nearly 47,000 sq ft. on a 200-acre country estate with formal gardens.

Hagley Museum and Library – Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. The museum showcases early American industry and includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.

Delaware Art Museum - Galleries featuring pre-Raphaelite art, Brandywine school illustrators & 9-acre sculpture garden.

Rockwood Park and Museum - Built between 1851 and 1854 by banker Joseph Shipley, this National Historic Place is an excellent example of Rural Gothic Revival architecture.

Delaware Children’s Museum - Riverfront museum features interactive exhibits & a climbing structure.

The PlayhouseBroadway musicals, stand-up comedy & concerts showcased in a luxe venue at the Hotel du Pont.

Grand Opera House – Performing arts venue with musical and variety acts.

Brandywine Zoo – This 12-acre zoo features red pandas, river otters, and other animals native to the Americas and the temperate areas of Asia.

Delaware Park & Casino - Multi-faceted gaming facility conveniently located minutes south of Wilmington

Delaware History Museum - Features permanent and changing exhibits that allow visitors a glimpse into Delaware’s past.

Longwood Gardens – Showcases more than 9,000 species and varieties of plants spread out across more than 1,000 acres of gardens and elaborate horticultural displays.

Brandywine River Museum of Art - The museum showcases the work of Andrew Wyeth, a major American realist painter, and his family.

Auburn Heights After Hours Program - Enjoy an evening in Auburn Valley State Park on Thursday, July 20 from 5-8 pm with a visit to the Marshall Steam Museum, along with games and food trucks.


Delaware Beaches

Delaware is home to six beach towns, each with their own style. Note: During summer's high tourist season, many of the destinations below will likely require advanced reservations for hotels, transportation, etc.

Bethany Beach – Located approximately 100 miles from Wilmington, enjoy the ½ mile long boardwalk, unique shops, and restaurants in this quiet beach town.

Dewey Beach – Located approximately 100 miles from Wilmington, Dewey has beaches on one side, a broad bay on the other, and is perfect for people who enjoy water activities.

Fenwick Island – This laid-back beach town is located next to a state park and is the last town before crossing into Maryland.

Lewes Beach - Located where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet, this beach is known for quiet strolls on boutique-filled streets and relaxing waterfront dining options.

Rehoboth Beach – The largest of all the Delaware beaches, Rehoboth has beautiful ocean views, an iconic boardwalk and Funland amusement park.

South Bethany Beach - Located approximately 110 miles from Wilmington, this intimate 1-mile beach is sometimes called one of Delaware’s “best kept secret”. 

Photo Credit: Greater Wilmington CVB, Moonloop Photography LLC, Leslie Kipp


Daytime highs are in the upper-80’s. Evenings are usually in the mid-60's. A light jacket is recommended for the evenings.



The following restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel or are a short ride away.

Near Hotel

Le Cavalier (in the Hotel DuPont) - Modern, French brasserie (Prince Rainier of Monaco proposed to Grace Kelly here)

Wilma’s – New Orlean’s style dishes (also includes a few bowling lanes)

Bardea – Italian

Chelsea Tavern - Gastropub

Bardea Steak – Steakhouse

Merchant Bar – Pub fare

La Fia Bistro – Globally inspired bistro

Tonic Seafood & Steak – American 

DiMeo’s - Pizza

Stitch House Brewery - American

Cafe Mezzanotte - Italian

Libby’s – Breakfast and brunch

Maker’s Alley – Cosy beer garden

Riverfront Area

Big Fish Grill & Raw Bar - Seafood

Taco Grande – Mexican

Iron Hill Brewery – American

Ubon Thai Kitchen & Bar – Thai

Banks Seafood Kitchen – Seafood

Dockland’s Riverfront - American