Things to Do

Come explore the excitement of Wilmington. From the vibrant Riverfront to delicious downtown dining spots, you’ll find new discoveries during your visit!

Here are some spots to explore:


Take in the view
Only footsteps away (while staying at the official conference hotel -
Hyatt Place Wilmington), you’ll have the chance to take in the scenic view, bike along the Jack A. Markell Trail, dine at savory restaurants or grab a delicious craft brew!

Savor the cuisine
From the brand new DE.CO food hall to the iconic Harry's Savoy Grill and James Beard nominated chefs to restaurants newly featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, you’ll savor the flavor in Wilmington!

Grab a craft beverage
Local flavor is on tap in Wilmington! Enjoy sweet mead at Liquid Alchemy Beverages or head over to newest addition Wilmington Brew Works to try their latest brew. A top spot for locals after a busy day at work is the Constitution Yards Beer Garden located on the Riverfront.

Follow the trail
If you’d like to get some steps in, explore the new Jack A. Markell Trail which take you through the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge or head over to Brandywine Park which includes a swinging bridge and zoo. If you’re interested in adventure, try top-rope climbing and rappelling at Alapocas Run State Park.

Take the scenic route
The Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway will take you from downtown Wilmington to gorgeous mansions and estates. Spend an extra day in Wilmington to explore the rich history and heritage of Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Nemours Estate, Hagley Museum or Mt. Cuba Center. Bonus tip: For an eclectic and fun lunch, dine at Pizza by Elizabeth’s!