Wilmington Riverwalk
Wilmington Riverwalk
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daisyferret1
Bear, DE27,263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We went to the News Year's Eve Family Fireworks Show on the Wilmington riverfront this year. We really enjoy it. They had ice skating sessions on the riverfront rink starting at 6pm. They advertised an ice sculpting competition from 6-8pm by the ice rink, but we were not able to find it. The fireworks show were scheduled at 9pm. You could hear the music from the ice rink area from the riverwalk. Basically you watch the fireworks from the riverwalk area. You can bring your own folding chairs or blankets to sit on. IF you are lucky you will get a bench seat along the walk. OR there is always the option to stand to watch the fireworks show. We have always chosen to stand. Show lasts about 15 minutes so its not bad.

Overall, we enjoyed our visit with the riverwalk for the New Years Eve Fireworks event. I love that it is at 9PM instead of actually at midnight. This makes it a family friendly event that ALL can enjoy. It is FREE. Parking is in lots adjacent to the riverwalk. There are also several restaurants dotting the riverfront so you can make a whole night of it between dinner, ice skating and fireworks!

Note: In the summer there is also miniature golf, the river taxi and the riverboat Queen to visit on the riverfront. IF you are lucky you might also spot the Kalmar Nyckel. Frawley Stadium, the Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame, Chase Center, Delaware Children's Museum, Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge, Penn IMAX theater, Tubman Garrett Park and Altitude Trampoline park are all steps from the Riverwalk.
Written February 5, 2020
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LeppFrog
Wilmington, DE345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
If you haven’t visited or if it’s been a while since you have, you should check her out. I live here and I’ve always loved it but, she continues to evolve and improve. The new restaurants, hotels and activities are impressive. As I’ve stated in an earlier review, I’m shocked that she remains undiscovered considering what she offers.
Written February 21, 2020
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Greg Harris
Bronx, NY1,922 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
The Riverfront Wilmington is a gorgeous 1.75 mile long riverside walk attraction in Wilmington, Delaware and one in which runs parallel to Christina River.

In June Of 2021, I brought my wife and myself for a visit and self guided tour of the Riverfront Wilmington.

Both my wife and I found the Riverfront Wilmington to be a stunning and well-developed scenic boardwalk that both provides an endless view of the Christina River and easy access to gift shops, bars and restaurants and other entertainment attractions.

Both my wife and I highly recommend for all visitors to Delaware take the chance to visit and explore this wonderful riverside destination!!!
Written June 6, 2021
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Sheila C
Sunbury, Australia279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
It was winter and cold but on those few sunny days when we could get outside, the Riverwalk was the ideal place to go. A good deal of reclamation is happening and it is becoming “bird friendly “. The decking makes it easy for prams and walking canes.
Written February 21, 2020
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Marilyn M
Cortland, NY344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This area is a treasure w/ miles of easy walking along the Christina River w/ plenty of nature to enjoy. Hotels, restaurants, & other cultural experiences are readily available. Several large hotels make it easy to stay along the river & the Amtrak station allows for easy travel from distant parts.
Written October 23, 2022
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC12,810 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
The Wilmington River Walk is a revitalization of the downtown riverfront of Christina River. If you live in the area and/or visiting for a few days, it is worth exploring the path for jogging, biking, or strolling. Other than that, there is not much to do. Good place to walk while at the train station and waiting for trains or enjoy open air space after eating at nearby Market Street.
Written October 21, 2020
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marie f
Wilmington, DE36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
During the pandemic we have been looking for things to do that seem low risk. The Riverwalk is a wonderful place to spend time. The river is lovely to see with the occasional small boat going by along with plenty of birds and small animals and a wide variety of trees and plants. We usually walk for about half an hour and then stop by one of the restaurants along the walk that feature outdoor eating for lunch. There is an urban nature preserve at one end of the walk with a 1/4 mile wooden walkway through marshes. There is even a very small visitor center there with a tank with local fish and wildlife pictures and displays along with a rest room. It's pleasant and relaxing and just what we need during this difficult time.
Written July 12, 2020
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Justin W
York, PA5,294 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
I really enjoyed this walk. From one end you get great views of the Wilmington skyline. You get good views of the river and plant life on the other side. The area is very commercialized, with restaurants, a children's museum, golf course, and a farmers market. Because it was a Tuesday in March not much was open. Parking lots are available around the area so check out a map first. My only complaint is the public bathrooms were closed. Thankfully the market had some.
Written March 29, 2022
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FinnyElTraveler
Miami Beach, FL363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
I have been coming to Wilmington regularly for the past year. One of the nicest, and welcomed aspects of this small city is its beautiful river front walk. I have taken many a run along side the river, by the hotels, and restaurants; by the people riding their bikes or walking their dogs; and have even spotted woodchucks building their homes. It is a beautiful place to have a run, and if you keep going south on the Markell trail, you will run into the incredible nature preserves and spot more wildlife and incredible marshes. But my favorite part is the Harriet Tubman statute at the North end of the river. Amazing historical reminder that this area was once central part of the Underground Railroad.

Best part of Wilmington.
Written January 2, 2022
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Kathy
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We stayed at the Aloft and were thrilled to be right on this beautiful, unique and special part of Wilmington! After driving almost four hours and attending a dance show that evening, we were thrilled to spend time outside with the dog walking and meeting nice people from all over! There are plenty of restaurants nearby to stop for a good bite to eat or have a cocktail and enjoy even more of the River Walk.
Written February 18, 2023
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