For Immediate Release
Wilmington, Delaware (June 20, 2018) – This summer Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley offer families a blend of classic American summer fun as well as some experiences that are unique to the region. Wilmington’s revitalized Riverfront is a family favorite, featuring seasonal fun like family nights on the river taxi, mini golf, baseball games and even a family-friendly craft beer garden. Here’s a peek at just a handful of the many reasons to plan a visit to the area:
Cruise on the River: River Taxi Wilmington
815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Every Tuesday and Thursday between June and August, River Taxi Wilmington hosts “Family Nights on the River Taxi.” On Tuesdays, a guide from the Delaware Nature Society leads the tour as guests learn about local wildlife. And Thursday tours are historical in nature, with the captain sharing background on various Wilmington sites and landmarks, along with the history of the river. All “Family Night” cruises include a coupon for a treat at Riverwalk Mini Golf’s Snack Shack.
Take Me Out to a Ball Game: Wilmington Blue Rocks
801 Shipyard Dr, Wilmington, DE 19801
The Wilmington Blue Rocks professional minor league baseball team kicked off its season in April and will play through Labor Day in September. A Frawley Stadium tradition is that every Friday that the Blue Rocks have a home game, there’s a post-game fireworks extravaganza. On Sunday Family Fundays, kids can play catch on the field before the game, participate in a pre-game autograph session with Blue Rocks players and run the bases following the game. A fan favorite is the variety of mascots attendees might see at the games, including Rocky Bullwinkle and Mr. Celery, who appears every time the home team scores a run.
Eat, Drink & Play Games: Constitution Yards Beer Garden
308 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
A 30,000 square-foot outdoor space located at Justison Landing, Constitution Yards has quickly become the area’s go-to place for summer fun. Featuring classic BBQ fare and backyard games like cornhole, bocce and giant Jenga, families can eat, drink, relax and play along the waterfront while the adults enjoy a refreshing craft beer or frozen cocktail.
Explore Nature: DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801
The city, river and marsh meet at the 212-acre Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, which is home to the four-story DuPont Environmental Education Center. Visitors can participate in hands-on nature activities, including walks, dip-netting, meeting live animals and summer camps. A variety of public programs are also available, including bird walks, family canoe trips, nature exploration and more.
Stretch the Imagination: Delaware Children’s Museum
550 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Families can explore the worlds of science, math, technology and more at the Delaware Children’s Museum. With a mission to provide children and families an accessible, fun and stimulating environment, children are encouraged to learn through play in such exhibits as the “Stratosphere,” a 30-foot diameter climbing structure, and “Training Wheels,” a transportation-themed interaction area with a toddler-sized train and boat.
Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley is in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region and less than a two-hour drive from both New York City and Washington. Steeped in American history and the legacy of the famed du Pont family, Greater Wilmington is a destination marked by sharp contrasts – town and garden, past and present, historic and hip. From renowned gardens, world-class museums, colonial towns, outdoor adventure, festivals, and an ever-growing craft beer and restaurant scene, each experience is more vibrant, more unique and more authentic than the last. Learn more at VisitWilmingtonDE.com. And to see the beauty of the Brandywine Valley now, watch this: https://youtu.be/KyPWLnciO0E.
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