The Westin Wilmington

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818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE, 19801, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (302) 654-2900   •  Hotel Reservations: 866-716-8108

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Things to do in Wilmington

Situated in the revitalized riverfront district, The Westin Wilmington offers an ideal location near all the great things to do in Wilmington, DE. From historic landmarks and acclaimed performing arts centers to family-friendly museums, there's an abundance of local attractions to discover.

We want to help you make the most of your stay. Explore our favorite things to do in Wilmington, DE below, and begin planning your visit today.


Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Chase Center

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 largest event facility in the nearby area specializing in weddings, conferences, and trade shows. Located on the riverfront, the conference center offers 87,000 square feet of space, perfect for hosting large events and social gatherings.

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Local Area

Wilmington Riverfront Attractions - varying distances, all within walking distance

Located just steps from our hotel, the riverfront is home to some of the best things to do in Wilmington, DE. 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 U.S. Learn more about these great attractions just moments from our Wilmington Riverfront hotel.

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Baseball

Frawley Stadium (Home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks) - 95 ft

801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington DE 19801 | (302) 777-5772

Witness one of the most successful minor league baseball teams play at Frawley Stadium during your stay in Wilmington. Frawley Stadium is conveniently located near The Westin Wilmington and hosts hundreds of events each year for the whole family to enjoy.

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Museum

Delaware Children’s Museum - 0.3 miles

550 Justison Street, Wilmington DE 19801 | (302) 654-7494

Visit the Delaware Children’s Museum to explore and discover science, art, technology, and much more. The Delaware Children’s Museum is a great place to reconnect with the family. New and exciting exhibits are on display throughout the year. The museum is open 9 AM - 4:30 PM, Tuesday - Sunday.

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX

Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX - .5 miles

401 S. Madison St., Wilmington, DE 19801 | (302) 656-4314

Enjoy a lovely walk or an easy drive to the Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX. 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.

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Opera

Grand Opera House - 1 mile

818 North Market Street, Wilmington DE 19801 | (302) 652-5577

Enjoy a night out at one of Wilmington’s most popular and celebrated venues for an unforgettable experience. The Grand Opera House 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.

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Garden

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.

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Library

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.

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - New Castle

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.

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Wine

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.

 

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Shopping

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.

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Soccer

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.  

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - University of Delaware

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.

 

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Delware

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.

 

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Ice Arena

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.

Things to do in Wilmington, DE - Garden

Longwood Gardens - 13.5 miles

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348 | 610-388-1000

As one of the most beautiful things to do in Wilmington, Longwood Gardens offers 1.050 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows, 20 outdoor gardens, and 20 indoor gardens within 14 acres of heated greenhouses. Discover the beauty at just a short drive away.


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What's Nearby

  1. Chase Center
  2. Frawley Stadium
  3. Grand Opera House
  4. Kirkwood Soccer Complex
  5. University of Delaware Bob Carpenter Center
  6. University of Delaware Ice Arena
  7. Delaware Children’s Museum
  8. Hagley Museum and Library
  9. Nemours Mansion and Gardens
  10. University of Delaware
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