Wilmington travel guide

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You're Going to Love Wilmington

With a population of 70,851, Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware, United States by the number of inhabitants. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Wilmington has to offer.

Where to Eat in Wilmington

If you’re looking for affordable options, Domaine Hudson (1314 N Washington Street) and Moro (1307 N. Scott Street) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Apexx Lounge (913 N Orange St) and Ciro Food And Drink (321A Justison St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Wilmington.

When to visit Wilmington

Wilmington in December
Estimated hotel price
$140
1 night at 3-star hotel
Wilmington in December
Estimated hotel price
$140
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Wilmington in July, when the average temperature is 77 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 24.8 °F, with an average temperature of 32 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 4.3″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Wilmington, with an average rainfall of 2.9″.

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How to Get to Wilmington

Plane

When flying to Wilmington, you’ll arrive at Greater Wilmington (ILG), which is located 6 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Wilmington departs from Boston and takes around 1h 29m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Wilmington. The train station in Wilmington is called Wilmington, and is located 0.7 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Wilmington is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 108 miles from Wilmington. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Ace, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Wilmington, including Megabus, Greyhound and OurBus. From Allentown, the bus ride to Wilmington takes 85 miles and will cost you around $40. From Baltimore, the ticket costs about $10 for a journey of 120 miles.

Plane

When flying to Wilmington, you’ll arrive at Greater Wilmington (ILG), which is located 6 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Wilmington departs from Boston and takes around 1h 29m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Wilmington. The train station in Wilmington is called Wilmington, and is located 0.7 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Wilmington is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 108 miles from Wilmington. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Ace, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Wilmington, including Megabus, Greyhound and OurBus. From Allentown, the bus ride to Wilmington takes 85 miles and will cost you around $40. From Baltimore, the ticket costs about $10 for a journey of 120 miles.

Airports near Wilmington

Airlines serving Wilmington

Lufthansa
Good (4,683 reviews)
KLM
Good (842 reviews)
SWISS
Good (938 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,723 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,197 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,463 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,953 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,377 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,198 reviews)
Finnair
Good (786 reviews)
LOT
Good (675 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,898 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Wilmington

Most booked hotels in Wilmington

Inn at Mendenhall
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, 410 reviews)
$148+
Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, 446 reviews)
$158+
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington
4 stars
Good (7.3, 487 reviews)
$135+
DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Wilmington - Legal District
4 stars
Good (6.9, 454 reviews)
$151+
Best Western Plus Newark/Christiana Inn
2 stars
Good (6.6, 402 reviews)
$113+
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Brandywine Valley
2 stars
Good (6.3, 856 reviews)
$94+

Renting a car in Wilmington

Renting a car in Wilmington costs $70 per day, on average, or $211 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 7% cheaper than airport locations in Wilmington.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Wilmington (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. The most frequently booked car type in Wilmington is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Kia Optima or similar) are, on average, 60% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Wilmington costs $70 per day, on average, or $211 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 7% cheaper than airport locations in Wilmington.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Wilmington (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. The most frequently booked car type in Wilmington is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Kia Optima or similar) are, on average, 60% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.