The Delight of Wilmington Delaware

The Delight of Wilmington Delaware

  • By Mary P
  • Travel Tips
  • 11.05.2016

Wilmington, Delaware is full of surprises. If you don't try to find out what it offers, you could miss a blessing. It ends up that this city is a well-hidden secret, tucked away quietly and still featuring the Dutch, the British, the Quakers and others who left their mark. Make no mistake about it, there's a lot to do and see in Wilmington.

Top Places to see

DuPont Environmental Education Center

Located on the Wilmington Waterfront, this center offers plenty of hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. Most of its interesting features are housed at this four-story nature center. Admission is free, and the experience includes a boardwalk across a tidal freshwater marsh, and a 10-acre garden view.

Herr's Snack Factory

You can satisfy your sweet tooth while learning something about technology and morsel-making if you visit this factory during your Wilmington trip.

Wilmington Drama League

Into drama? If you are, you'll love the Wilmington Drama League, where dramas, musicals and comedies are showcased.

Top Things to do

Trolley Square

Young professionals love to work and play in this revived area of Wilmington. Those who live there can shop and play; handling most of their activities by walking. Browsable shops, nighttime bar hopping, and eating of delectable foods can all be done on Trolley Square.

Wine Anyone?

Wineries, wine trails and vineyards abound in Wilmington. Who would have thought that in this Swedish settlement town, batches of wine, blends of wine, tastings of wine, selling of wine, and outright drinking of wine can be experienced? One of many options is the Harvest Ridge Winery, which is located on the Mason-Dixie line. This winery all by itself has 15 acres of planted grapevines. Located at 447 Westville Road in Marydel, Delaware (just outside Wilmington).

New Candlelight Dinner Theatre

Literally minutes from downtown Wilmington is the New Candlelight Theatre. Here visitors can partake of elegant candlelight dining while enjoying a musical theatre entertainment experience.


Gaming, wine-tasting and other experiences that you might not expect can be found in Wilmington. This city will not leave you empty, as its rich in history, flush with opportunities and full of things to see and do. Don't forget that Wilmington is a stone's throw from the state of Pennsylvania.