Spring begins to bloom as flowers blossom and birds serenade. Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley offers something for every couple, whether they crave outdoor adventures or prefer quiet nights with a waterside view. Greater Wilmington ensures sparks will fly, catering to diverse preferences and an unforgettable getaway. 

Spring Events

Spring arrives, and the gardens of the Brandywine Valley burst back into bloom. It's a time to celebrate throughout the Wilmington, Delaware area, as we shed our winter coats and reclaim the…

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1. Spend your day along Wilmington’s Riverfront 

Things to Do:  

For the Kid in You: Kick back and relax on board the KALMAR NYCKEL Tall Ship. Get your chance to haul lines and explore the art of sailing along the Christina River.  

For the Art Enthusiasts: Take in new views at The Delaware Contemporary Art Museum. With ever-changing exhibitions, no two visits are ever the same.  

For the Nature Lovers: Grab a bike with the FIN App or take a walk to the Du Pont Environmental Education Center and Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge

Where to Eat:  

For the Seafood Fans: With a chic atmosphere, fresh raw bar and award-winning crab cakes, Banks Seafood makes for the perfect spring date night meal!  

For the Beer Lovers: Grab some apps and a craft brew alongside a beautiful river view at Iron Hill Restaurant.  

For the Ethnic Food Fans: Stop into Taco Grande for a savory (and spicy if you prefer) bite and a margarita! Be sure to come hungry – we promise you will leave full.  

Make it a Weekend Getaway:  

For the Romantics: Let the night last under the stars with a walk along Wilmington’s Riverwalk. Extend your stay by booking a room at the Homewood Suites, Hyatt Place on the Riverfront or Westin Wilmington.  

2. Re-connect with your Significant Other on an Old-Fashioned Road Trip

For the Couples Who Want to Reconnect: Pack some snacks from Janssen’s Fine Foods, gas up the car and get ready to take a scenic drive through the First State’s beautiful scenic byways.  Travel through rolling hills, twisting roads, a historic trail and up and down the coast with four different scenic explorations. Whether it be a quick 30-minute ride or an all-day adventure, you will be able to learn, laugh and connect like you did when you first met. 

3. Take Advantage of FREE Things to Do Around Town 

For the Couples on a Budget: While exploring through the area, check out our free attractions and festivals to take in more for less! Let the good times roll without even taking out your wallet. 

Free Things To Do

Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley offer a variety of options for fun without breaking the bank. From scenic nature walks, to ever-changing art exhibitions, to themed summer festivals…

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4. Adventure Awaits in Greater Wilmington with this Outdoor Recreation Date! 

For the Couples who Like Adventure: Start your day with a hike, a bike ride or even a rock-climbing adventure through Alapocas Run State Park. Then, take a short ride to Newark for a unique adventure at Lums Pond State Park where the area’s only zipline course, Go Ape Treetop Adventure, resides. Adventure awaits throughout Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley.  

5. A Romantic Weekend Getaway is Right Around the Corner. 

For the Couples Who Want Romance: After you spend your day roaming through beautiful estates or hiking through a state park or two, it’s time to sit back and relax with a fine dining experience. Make plans to take in the spring menu at The Quoin Restaurant inside The Quoin Hotel. The kitchen sits center stage, and the incredible chefs bring the borders of Southern France and Northern Italy together in the restaurant’s modern wood-fired fare. It’s a can’t-miss! 

Want to celebrate romance all Spring long? 

If you're looking to kick up the romance throughout the spring season (and make the love last through fall) take advantage of the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport, and explore 12 different attractions throughout Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley for one price.   

Love lives here in Greater Wilmington! And with so much to see and do, our region presents a should-not-be-missed opportunity to reconnect with your partner. The only thing left to do is plan your next Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley getaway today!  

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