Live Concert Performance at the Grand Opera House, Wilmington, Delaware
Historic and Hip
Horseback Riding at Bellevue State Park, Wilmington, Delaware
Town & Garden

A romantic tale of two cultures, two centuries and two different worlds.

WILMINGTON AND THE BRANDYWINE VALLEY is a destination marked by sharp contrast. Town and Gardens. Beauty and Brains. Past and Present. Historic and Hip. It is these contrasts that make each experience more vibrant, each moment more distinct and each sight more authentic and beautiful. 

In every direction, Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley blends the ARTSDINING and 
ENTERTAINMENT amenities of the city with the history and beauty of the surrounding countryside. So whatever your mood, whatever your passion, we invite you to experience our perfect mix of HISTORYCULTURE and GARDENS. Urbane and urban. Town and garden. College and commerce. A place to lose yourself in nature, hearken back to history or tap into the heartbeat of the city.

Highlights from the Brandywine Valley
Don't miss Bradnywine Valley Restaurant Week, September 12-17, 2016, when select restaurants serve up two course lunches for $15 and three course dinners for just $35.
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Nightscape transforms Longwood Gardens into a living canvas where light and shadows dance. Wednesday through Saturday evenings until October 29, 2016.
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Take the path less traveled this fall and see the brilliant foliage of the Brandywine Valley. Here are 10 places to capture the natural beauty of fall in Greater Wilmington.
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Pokémon Go is sweeping the nation, and Wilmington is no exception! Trying to “Catch ‘Em All” while you #VisitWilm? Here’s your list of must-go stops on your Poké travels.
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A stroll through the small town unveils stuff of legends – tales of heroes, ghosts, celebrities and political leaders – but mostly a community embracing its important past.
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A family that plays together, stays together. And playing together is exactly what your family can do in Wilmington. From the zoo to IMAX fun is just a short drive away.
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Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley
Walk a few blocks … and you’re in a completely different neighborhood. Drive a few miles …. and it’s like another world. So what are you looking for?
Brandywine Valley
Wilmington
Newark
Historic New Castle
Delaware City
Odessa / Middletown

Brandywine Valley

The region’s premier museums and gardens, Hagley, Winterthur, Longwood, Mt. Cuba, Brandywine River Museum of Art, can all be found along the rolling green hills that the du Pont family originally settled and preserved.

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Wilmington

Delaware’s center of business and commerce offers historic performing arts venues such as The Grand Opera House, restaurants the Washington Post says “are worth the trip,” and easy access to Wilmington’s family-friendly Riverfront.

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Newark

Shops, restaurants and bars may cater to the University of Delaware’s 23,000 students, but Newark attracts just as many locals and visitors with upscale restaurants, world-class music and professional theater.

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Historic New Castle

The town where Delaware became the first colony to declare its independence – before Jefferson finished his Declaration – is still a working town, with more original colonial structures per mile than anywhere else but Williamsburg.

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Delaware City

This quaint waterfront community on the Delaware River has a working marina that serves as the gateway to Pea Patch Island and historic Fort Delaware.

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Odessa / Middletown

The rapidly growing city of Middletown has created a retail and restaurant boom, but family farms, historic villages and natural beauty abound – and tens of thousands fill the streets annually for the Olde-Tyme Peach Festival.

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