If your trip to Wilmington is all booked but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.Plan a stop at Wilmington Riverwalk. It’s one attraction you’ll usually find on most visitors’ must-do lists. If you still have some space on that travel schedule, Grand Opera House and Nemours Mansion and Gardens will keep you occupied too.
See what’s going on in nearby Elkton. What’s 18 miles when you’ve got a set of wheels? The road trip there is half the fun! Elkton Indoor Tennis, Hullabaloo Amusement Center and Fred Rust Ice Arena alone justify the drive out here. Don’t skip Middletown either! Just 20 miles away, Historic Houses of Odessa, Frog Hollow Golf Club and Back Creek Golf Club are must-sees here.
If you’re in town for a corporate conference, you’ll find Hale-Byrnes House located 6 miles away. During one of the breaks, make your way to a nearby café to grab a moment to yourself — socializing and networking can be exhausting.
Wilmington knows how to dazzle. You could stay a while here and hardly scratch the surface. To experience as much as you can in this dynamic metropolis, a rental car is a must. Keep in mind that driving around big cities usually comes with tight streets and sparse parking spaces. But don’t worry — a compact or an economy car can make this a lot easier to navigate. If you’d like to skip town and check out some of the sandy shores that Wilmington is renowned for, you may prefer a vehicle with a bit more power. A full-size or mid-size SUV is a good choice.
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes your car choice particularly important. If you’re about to embark on an unforgettable road trip around Wilmington, a spacious SUV could be the best solution. If you want the cheapest price possible and plan to stick to city driving, an economy car is a wise pick. All you have to do is decide what’ll suit you best, throw your bags in the trunk, and hit the wide, open road.
It’s relatively easy to find a car space in Wilmington, though it can be a challenge to get a spot in the busier areas. Staying at a hotel that has on-site parking will make things more convenient.
One of the best things about vacationing in a smaller city is less traffic, so you won’t have to worry too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of roughly 71,900, you can expect a smooth Wilmington driving experience.
Yes. In Wilmington, speed limits range from 20mph to 65mph. Residential areas have a default speed limit of 35mph unless marked otherwise.
Generally, your chosen car rental company will bill the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may forward your contact details to local law enforcement agencies so they can issue a fine straight to you.
Provided you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, it’s legal to use your cell phone while behind the wheel in Wilmington. Just make sure you stay focused on the road.
In Wilmington, it’s illegal to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.08%. If you’re in the mood for a drink or two, it’d be wise to leave the car at your hotel.
Yes. However, before you turn you are required to stop the car completely and only proceed if there’s no oncoming traffic.
Seat belts should always be fastened in New Castle County. Having said that, the rule may not apply for certain vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.