Things to Do in Wilmington, Delaware
Situated in the city's booming riverfront district, The Westin Wilmington is ideally positioned to discover the best Wilmington attractions. From historic landmarks and acclaimed performing arts centers to family-friendly museums, there's an abundance of things to do for travelers of all types.
Take advantage of our hotel's prime location near top dining, shopping and local attractions, including Longwood Gardens, and begin planning your visit to Wilmington today.
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Chase Center - connected to the hotel
815 Justison Street, Wilmington DE 19801 | (302) 425-3929
Connected to The Westin Wilmington, the Chase Center is the city's largest event facility, specializing in weddings, conferences, and trade shows. Located on the riverfront, this dynamic conference center offers 87,000 square feet of space, perfect for hosting events of all shapes and sizes.
Wilmington Riverfront Attractions - Walking Distance
Located just steps from our hotel, the riverfront is home to some of the best things to do in Wilmington, Delaware. Enjoy a captivating performance at the Delaware Theatre, take in a unique exhibit at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, or explore the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge, one of the only urban wildlife areas in the United States. Learn more about these great attractions near The Westin Wilmington.
Frawley Stadium (Home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks) - 95 ft.
801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington DE 19801 | (302) 777-5772
Watch one of the most successful Minor League baseball teams play at Frawley Stadium during your stay in Wilmington. Frawley Stadium is located moments away from The Westin Wilmington and hosts hundreds of events each year for the whole family to enjoy.
Delaware Children’s Museum - 0.3 miles
550 Justison Street, Wilmington DE 19801 | (302) 654-7494
Visit the Delaware Children’s Museum to explore dynamic exhibits in science, art, technology and much more. Offering excitement for children of all ages, the Delaware Children’s Museum is a great place to reconnect with the family.
Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX - 0.5 miles
401 S. Madison St., Wilmington, DE 19801 | (302) 656-4314
Enjoy a scenic walk or an easy drive to the Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX, a popular Wilmington attraction. The theatre features IMAX movies at various times each day, so bring the whole family or enjoy date night with a great flick and some popcorn.
Grand Opera House - 1 mile
818 North Market Street, Wilmington DE 19801 | (302) 652-5577
Spend a night out at one of Wilmington’s most popular and celebrated destinations, The Grand Opera House. This impressive venue hosts a variety of artistic events, including operas, comedic performances, musical arrangements and much more. Enhance your Wilmington experience with a visit to this historic landmark.
Flower Nemours Mansion and Gardens - 5 miles
1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington DE 19801 | (302) 651-6912
Breathtaking sights await you at Nemours Mansion and Gardens. Alfred I. du Pont created the estate in 1909 and the entire property was restored in 2005. Take a guided tour of the 300-acre estate to explore the French-style gardens and mansion.
Hagley Museum and Library - 7 miles
298 Buck Road East, Wilmington DE 19807 | (302) 658-2400
Hagley Museum and Library allows visitors to experience the historical development of American business. The museum showcases the early years of the du Pont family and stories of DuPont Company workers. The museum sprawls out over 235 acres and includes restored mills, a workers’ community, and the home and gardens of the du Pont family.
Historic New Castle - 8 miles
Historic New Castle dates back to the 1600’s. New Castle remains an active residential area with many fun and informative activities. There are several dining and shopping establishments, museums, tours and events to enjoy during your visit.
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: Argilla Brewing Co. @ Pietro's Pizza - 8.1 miles
2667 Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711 | 302-672-6842
The popular Delaware Wine & Ale Trail is an exciting way to experience Delaware’s finest breweries and wineries. One of the newest additions, Argilla Brewing Co. @ Pietro’s Pizza is a 36-year old family-run local favorite. Stop by and enjoy a variety of IPAs and craft beers along with a slice of their raved about gourmet pizza, and mouthwatering pub-style sandwiches.
Christiana Mall - 8.2 miles
132 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702 | 302-731-9815
Boasting a collection of nearly 170 shops, this expansive mall has everything needed for a day of retail therapy – from great shopping to delicious food. After a day of exploring all the Christiana mall has to offer, relax and catch a movie at the Cinemark Theatre.
Kirkwood Soccer Complex - 14 miles
1220 River Road, New Castle DE 19720 | (302) 328-9228
The Kirkwood Soccer Complex hosts a large variety of athletic competitions. This safe and fun arena has facilities that can be rented for practices or games for any teams traveling together.
University of Delaware - 14 miles
Newark, DE 19716 | (302) 831-2792
Founded in 1743 and home of the Blue Hen, The University of Delaware is the largest university in the state with approximately 16,000 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students. With programs in engineering, business, education, science, history, and much more, the University of Delaware is host to an eclectic student body. The university is also one of four in North America to offer a major in art conservation.
University of Delaware Bob Carpenter Center - 14 miles
Newark, DE 19716 | (302) 831-4507
Home to the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams, the Bob Carpenter Center is also used for concerts, banquets, and other convocations on campus. The main facilities include the 23,000-seat Delaware Stadium, the Delaware Field House, and the 2,000-seat Delaware Diamond. There are smaller athletic facilities as well as viewing and lounge areas in the Center as well.
University of Delaware Ice Arena - 14 miles
Newark, DE 19716 | (302) 831-2868
Sports enthusiasts can enjoy the University of Delaware Ice Arena. The arena has something to offer everyone including public skating sessions, competitive hockey, and figure skating, and skating lessons.
Longwood Gardens - 13.5 miles
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348 | 610-388-1000
One of the most beautiful things to do in Wilmington, Longwood Gardens showcases over one thousand acres of pristine gardens, gorgeous woodlands and manicured meadows, plus an array of indoor greenhouses. Longwood Gardens is located near our hotel, just a short drive away.