There is so much entertainment to have in our homes that we often forget that there is actually a wonderful world outside our front doors that is just waiting to be experienced. Rather than catching our favorite TV show or updating our social media is it not time we made the most of what’s available to us in the real world? The city of Wilmington in Delaware is full of fun and exciting attractions that are right there right now just waiting for you to discover them.
Getting out into the countryside is a wonderful experience but walking in it can be a little exhausting. If this is how you feel then it is time to take the train and specifically; the Wilmington and Western Railroad. Here you will find a beautifully restored steam locomotive that takes passengers along the Brandywine Valley with a touch of tradition and style. Look out for special events such as the Santa Claus Express or the Autumn Leaf Special for even more excitement.
Another great trip for those that like to enjoy the outdoors whilst seated is the Christina Riverboat Company river tour. The fun loving and extremely knowledgeable captain will entertain and teach you all along the route and there might even be an opportunity for you to steer the vessel. The price of this tour is incredibly reasonable and everybody will find something to enjoy during the journey.
If you like your outdoor activities a little more, well, active, then head out to Rockford Park and Tower. This is a park that has everything for everyone. It is fantastically picturesque and there are plenty of paths for walking and cycling. The area that allows dog walkers to release their animals from their leashes is entertaining to watch and join in if you own one of man’s best friends. Then there are the basketball areas and soccer fields for the really sporty. So if you are looking to lose a few pounds or even just trying to get a bit fitter then this is the perfect place to start. You could even try a bit of laughter yoga with sessions held in the park every Monday 10am near the lower gazebo.
To learn something about the great outdoors and the wildlife that lives there take a trip to the DuPont Environmental Education Centre. Originally opened in 2009 this celebration of all things outdoors is a great way to spend some time. The views across the river are spectacular and the visitor center has some wonderfully interactive displays to help you understand what you are likely to see. Nature walks are held regularly and admission is free of charge.
So next time you think about sitting down and updating your blog on the internet think about what you have actually done and whether people would actually be interested. If not then get out and about in Wilmington so that you really have something worth telling the world about.
All of these Wilmington's parks are the perfect place for family walks. The weekend pretty close so if you are planning to go you might want to ask your travel agent for some last minute travel deals (or as they say in Norway restplasser).