The Wilmington Riverfront and downtown area is a thriving dynamic part of Wilmington as a whole. While the area continues to grow, the Chase Fieldhouse is proud to be a part of this amazing attraction to our state. Whether you are looking for food, fun, or a place to stay, Wilmington offers it all. On your next visit to the Chase Fieldhouse be sure to take advantage of all the great experiences that are to be had nearby!
Head to the Wilmington Riverfront, just minutes away, for an array of amazing seafood options including the must-try Banks’ Seafood Kitchen and Raw Bar or Big Fish on the Riverfront. If you are looking for more variety try local favorite Iron Hill Brewery with its award-winning craft brews and American fare menu or Del Pez, a Mexican Gastropub that fuses the warmth and friendliness of a traditional Pub with a diverse and delicious menu that celebrates the flavors of Latin America and Mexico. The Riverfront Market is also available for a less formal environment and plenty of grab-and-go options. Or instead you may try heading up Market Street into downtown Wilmington to find Stitch House Brewery serving up unique in-house crafted beers alongside amped-up American comfort foods. A bit further up Market Street and on the backside of the historic HOTEL DUPONT, you’ll find Wilmington’s all-new food hall, DE.CO with eight different dining options, almost certainly pleasing the entire family. Market Street will also offer you a wide variety of other options including James Beard-nominated restaurants, pizza, fresh local ice cream and so much more.
The Greater Wilmington area is packed with attractions. Come a day early or stay an extra day to explore. At the Riverfront, you’ll find Delaware Children’s Museum, Riverfront Mini Golf, Riverfront Water Taxi, Delaware Sports Museum, Penn Cinema IMAX, Dupont Environmental Education Center, the Jack A. Markell Trail (JAM) and Wilmington Blue Rocks minor league baseball when in season. In downtown Wilmington, check out the Delaware History Museum and the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage or simply stroll Market Street to see the diverse architecture.
Shopping in Delaware is Tax-Free! Not just shopping, but dining and entertainment as well. So…where should you go? Two malls are nearby – Christiana Mall (7.6 miles) and Concord Mall (8.2 miles) offer everything you need from that shiny new Apple laptop to the socks your son forgot to pack? Take advantage and save big! In addition, downtown Wilmington and the Riverfront offer a local shopping experience with unique boutique shops and specialty stores. If you’re traveling with Fido pop into Riverfront Pets for natural pet foods and high-quality toys and supplies. Forgot the toiletries or want to stock your cooler for the day’s events? Stop in the nearby Shoprite grocery store or Wawa for your fill of sports drinks, water and snacks.
For those that are a bit more active and want to make good of their downtime, Planet Fitness on the Wilmington Riverfront offers access for members and Coreten Fitness in downtown Wilmington offers free single-use day-passes.