Wilmington, Delaware, was named one of the 23 Best Places to Go in the U.S. in 2023 by Condé Nast Traveler, and it’s easy to see why. This charming city has an enviable culinary scene, top-notch shopping, and museums and attractions galore. Start planning your Wilmington group itinerary today!
Watch American thoroughbred horse racing and put the odds to the test at Delaware Park Casino & Racing in Stanton, just minutes south of downtown Wilmington. Take in the scenery at the 18-hole White Clay Creek Country Club and dine at the on-site restaurant, At The Rail Wine Bar & Grille.
History buffs can visit the Colonial-era New Castle Historic District, a riverside community founded by Dutch settlers in the 1650s. Nestled on the edge of the Delaware River on the outskirts of Wilmington, the district preserves historical buildings and landmarks like the Old New Castle Court House Museum and the Delaware Historical Society’s Read House & Gardens.
Learn about regional historical figures of the past at Hagley Museum and Library’s “Nation of Inventors” exhibit or at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Browse over 12,000 works of art on display at the Delaware Art Museum.
Sample local brews at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant. The brewhouse serves a wide variety of craft beers ranging from hoppy and spicy to hazy and crisp. Pair your pint with Iron Hill’s multicultural menu, featuring tacos, pizza, burgers, and Mediterranean cuisine. Taste Colonial-era fare at Jessop’s Tavern, located in New Castle on the outskirts of Wilmington. Built in 1674, the tavern pays homage to Abraham Jessop, a local cooper who called the tavern home in 1724.
Near Interstate 95, Christiana Mall gives groups access to tax-free shopping at brand-name stores. Browse local antique and boutique storefronts at the Shops of Bellefonte, located northwest of Wilmington, then explore the Shops of Centreville.
Main Image: Wilmington Riverfront; Credit: Leslie Kipp