The dynamic attractions of Delaware make it an ideal vacation destination with plenty to see and do. Whether your interest lies in nature, shopping, history or the arts, the First State has an attraction to be added to your itinerary. Inn at Wilmington being so conveniently located gives our guests easy access to many of our states various attractions based on our close proximity.
Inn at Wilmington being so conveniently located gives our guests easy access to many of our states various attractions based on our close proximity.
Located nine miles northwest of Wilmington, the Ashland Nature Center offers a range of recreational activities that includes hiking, cross country, skiing and kayaking. The centers scenic setting has more than 81 acres of nature trails which pass through open meadows, woodlands and marshes. The family-friendly center regularly hosts special events and programs focusing on astronomy, botany and other fields, as well as events such as the Native Plant Sale and Harvest Moon Festival.
Appreciate illustration, still life and landscape paintings created by three generations of an American artist family-the Wyeths. The Museum features art by N.C. Andrew and Jamie which are all displayed throughout the Brandywine River Museum along with hundreds of other artists. Among the highlights are the nearby N.C. Wyeth House Studio and ever-changing exhibits such as Romance in Conflict: N.C. Wyeth's Civil War Paintings.
Are you a connoisseur of fine wines or wanting to venture a wine tasting exploration? The Chaddsford Winery provides an incredible opportunity to see local wine making in action. The Chaddsford Winery is located in the Atlantic Uplands district nearby Chester County, Pennsylvania within close proximity of the Inn at Wilmington. The winery has been featured in Gourmet, Food & Wine, The New York Times and Wine Spectator. Tastings take place in the restored colonial barn, and year-round the winery hosts special events from Spring Wine Weekends in April to Sangria Sunday in July, Harvest Festival in September and Wine & Chocolate Tastings in February.
Take the opportunity while visiting us here in Delaware to witness world-class performances at The Grand Wilmington. This opulent and historic opera house was first opened in 1871 for more than 135 years. This gorgeous venue has welcomed talented entertainers, from Ethel Barrymore and John Philip Sousa to Rufus Wainwright and K.D. Lang to its stages. The Delaware Symphony, Opera Delaware and First State Ballet Theatre present all their productions here.
History lovers Delaware also has an amazing museum that will give the opportunity to learn about Delaware's most famous family and more. The Hagley Museum and Library sits on a 235-acre site in the Brandywine Valley that preserves and promotes the legacy of the DuPont's and the history of the American enterprise. One place that is a must-visit is Eleutherian Mills, the first DuPont home in the United States featuring fine furnishings and decorative arts.
The Nemours Mansion & Gardens is a 300-acre estate featuring a majestic mansion modeled after a Louis XVI French-style chateau, where Alfred I. DuPont lived. Expect to spend a bit of time here with more than 102 rooms featuring rare paintings, tapestries, a bowling alley and its beautifully landscaped formal gardens. Tours of the grounds take a minimum of two hours.
For those visitors looking to have a little fun make your way to the Harrah's Chester Casino open 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Harrah's Chester Casino provides entertaining diversions from gambling to dining and nightlife. Go try your luck at more than 2,900 of their slot machines and tables featuring Black Jack, Baccarat, Poker, Roulette and more. The Copper Mug or C-bar is also available for cocktails and conversation.
Travel by train like they did back in the day along the Wilmington & Western Railroad. This leading Delaware attraction invites visitors to enjoy an old-fashioned train ride via the Mt. Cuba Meteor along the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, or the Hockessin Flyer which takes passengers to the town of Hockessin. Themed events such as the Civil War Skirmish Weekend and the Easter Bunny Express add variety throughout the year.
Housed in the historic Queens Theater, World Café Live offers electric entertainment on two floors-the intimate Upstairs Live and the larger Downstairs Live featuring a full kitchen and bar. Open since April 2011, this vibrant venue presents outstanding performers spanning different musical styles. Rusted Root and Richard Marx are just two of the notable headliners on the bill. For more information regarding the events around the Wilmington area check out the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau