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Delaware-City is a small port town located on the Delaware River in the northern part of the state. It is situated on the eastern terminus of the original Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The town is also the location of the ferry to Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island. This quaint riverfront community is the gateway to many historic and natural attractions. Delaware City's tree-lined Historic District contains over 200 structures featuring architectural styles from the 19th and early 20th centuries. For outdoor recreation, the area is popular with bird watchers, bicyclists, kayakers, canoeists, and hikers. Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island is a state park that is filled with historical significance. The southern end of the island is home to the fort, while the northern end is a bird sanctuary, recently recognized by the Audubon Society for its continental significance. The nature trail on Pea Patch Island is approximately three-quarters of a mile long and has an observation tower. The ferry at Delaware City also travels to Fort Mott and Fort DuPont. The Delaware State Parks maintains nature trails throughout Fort DuPont, and many of the buildings were used during World War II as a prisoner of war camp. A boat launch area is also located at Fort DuPont.

Surrounding areas: Odessa, Delaware (8.9 mi), Newark, Delaware (10.9 mi), Wilmington, Delaware (11.5 mi), Hockessin, Delaware (15.4 mi), Smyrna, Delaware (19.4 mi), Dover, Delaware (29.3 mi), Bowers Beach, Delaware (37.5 mi)

Delaware City Vacation Rentals

Delaware City Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Oakwood Worldwide @ School Bell Apartments2000 Varsity LnBear, DE4.8 mi.(800) 434-8851
Econo Lodge232 S Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE4.9 mi.(302) 322-4500
Rodeway Inn111 S Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE4.9 mi.(302) 328-6246
Rodeway Inn111 S Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE4.9 mi.(302) 328-6246
Super 8 Motel-new Castle215 S Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE4.9 mi.(302) 322-9480
Americinn Of Bear/Wilmington875 Pulaski HwyBear, DE5.2 mi.(302) 326-2500
The David Finney Inn216 Delaware StNew Castle, DE6.0 mi.(302) 322-6367
Bridgeview InnI-295 & Rt 13 N Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE6.1 mi.(302) 658-8511
Comfort Suites56 S Old Baltimore PikeNewark, DE6.8 mi.(302) 266-6600
Towneplace Suites By Marriott410 Eagle Run RdNewark, DE7.4 mi.(302) 369-6212
Best Western Delaware Inn & Conf Ctr260 Chapman RdNewark, DE7.5 mi.(302) 738-3400
Staybridge Suites Wilmington/Newark270 Chapman RdNewark, DE7.5 mi.(302) 366-8097
Wilmington Newark Residence Inn By Marriott240 Chapman RdNewark, DE7.5 mi.(302) 453-9200
Comfort Inn100 Mcintosh PlzNewark, DE8.0 mi.(302) 453-9100
Hampton Inn-wilmington/newark3 Concord LnNewark, DE8.0 mi.(302) 737-3900
Fairfield Inn-newark65 Geoffrey DrWilmington, DE8.2 mi.(302) 292-1500
Christiana Hilton Inn100 Continental DrNewark, DE8.3 mi.(302) 454-1500
Homestead Studio Suites Hotels333 Continental DrNewark, DE8.3 mi.(302) 283-0800
Red Roof Inn Wilmington415 Stanton Christiana RdNewark, DE8.3 mi.(302) 292-2870
Wilmington Days Inn900 Churchmans RdNewark, DE8.3 mi.(302) 386-2400
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson1024 Old Churchman's RdNewark, DE8.5 mi.(302) 266-6400
Quality Inn Skyways147 N Dupont HwyNew Castle, DE8.7 mi.(302) 328-6666
Holiday Inn Wilmington/Newark1203 Christiana RdNewark, DE8.7 mi.(302) 737-2700
New Castle Super Lodge1213 West AveNew Castle, DE8.8 mi.(302) 654-5544
Rodeway Inn3 Memorial DrNew Castle, DE8.8 mi.(302) 654-5400
Hampton Inn429 N BroadwayPennsville, NJ8.8 mi.(856) 351-1700
Howard Johnson1119 S College AveNewark, DE9.5 mi.(302) 368-8521
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites632 Pennsville Auburn Rd Ste ACarney's Point, NJ9.5 mi.(856) 351-6600
Quality Inn And Conference Center632 Pennsville Auburn Rd Ste BCarney's Point, NJ9.5 mi.(856) 299-4900
Embassy Suites Newark Wilmington S654 S College AveNewark, DE9.9 mi.(302) 368-8000
Homewood Suites By Hilton Newark Wilmington South640 S College AveNewark, DE10.0 mi.(302) 453-9700
Sleep Inn630 S College AveNewark, DE10.0 mi.(302) 453-1700
Newark Travelodge268 E Main StNewark, DE10.6 mi.(302) 737-5050
Rodney Hall A Univ Of De209 Hillside RdNewark, DE11.2 mi.(320) 831-2886
Rodney Hall C Univ Of De113 Hillside RdNewark, DE11.2 mi.(302) 831-2886
Comfort Inn & Suites634 Sodders RdCarneys Point, NJ11.5 mi.(856) 299-8282
Holiday Inn Express506 Pennsville-auburn RdCarneys Point, NJ11.5 mi.(856) 351-9222
Wellesley Inn & Suites517 S Pennsville-Auburn RdCarneys Point, NJ11.5 mi.(609) 299-3800
Days Inn311 Belle Hill RdElkton, MD11.6 mi.(410) 392-5010
Sutton Motel405 E Pulaski HwyElkton, MD11.6 mi.(410) 398-3830

Delaware City Weather & Climate

Northern Delaware, which consists of New Castle County, is generally considered to have a humid subtropical climate. There is some debate as to whether the extreme northern portion of the county is humid subtropical or warm continental. The main difference being whether winter temperatures are cold enough to support a fixed period of snow cover each year. Most areas of northern Delaware experience relatively mild winters because the mountains of Pennsylvania protect it from harsh, cold winds. Summers are warm and humid with thunderstorms, although not as hot as the southeastern part of the state. Precipitation is distributed fairly evenly throughout the state; however, the north and southeast receive the most precipitation. Delaware is a tiny state, only 96 miles long and from 9 to 35 miles across. Almost all of the state is part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain and therefore the effects of the ocean moderate the climate. Severe storms, such as hurricanes are rare in northern Delaware and when they do occur, plenty of warning is given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 23°F 3.43 in. -
February 42°F 25°F 2.81 in. -
March 51°F 33°F 3.97 in. -
April 62°F 42°F 3.39 in. -
May 72°F 52°F 4.15 in. -
June 81°F 61°F 3.59 in. -
July 86°F 67°F 4.28 in. -
August 84°F 65°F 3.51 in. -
September 77°F 58°F 4.01 in. -
October 65°F 45°F 3.08 in. -
November 55°F 36°F 3.19 in. -
December 44°F 28°F 3.40 in. -

Delaware City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the New Castle County airport (ILG) located about 7 miles north of Delaware City in Wilmington, Delaware, the Philadelphia International airport (PHL) located approximately 27 miles northeast of Delaware City in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Northeast Philadelphia airport (PNE) located roughly 46 miles northeast of Delaware City in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and finally the Atlantic City International airport (ACY) located around 55 miles east of Delaware City in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Delaware City Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE6.1 mi.
Clementon Amusement ParkClementonNJ36.5 mi.
ExhilaramaVoorheesNJ38.2 mi.
Six Flags Great AdventureJacksonNJ41.5 mi.
Dutch WonderlandLancasterPA49.2 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD51.5 mi.
Storybook LandEgg Harbor TownshipNJ54.5 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA54.6 mi.
Storybook LandCardiffNJ55.2 mi.
Mariner's LandingWildwoodNJ58.3 mi.
Morey's PiersWildwoodNJ58.3 mi.
Splash Zone Water ParkWildwoodNJ58.3 mi.
Wild Wheels Adventure PierWildwoodNJ58.3 mi.
Gillian's Wonderland PierOcean CityNJ58.5 mi.
PlaylandOcean CityNJ58.5 mi.
Steel PierAtlantic CityNJ64.4 mi.
Tivoli PierAtlantic CityNJ64.4 mi.
FunderlandRehoboth BeachDE65.5 mi.
Dorney ParkAllentownPA71.5 mi.
Fantasy Island Amusement ParkBeach HavenNJ72.2 mi.
Water Parks
Mountain CreekVernonNJ37.4 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA38.5 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE39.3 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA54.6 mi.
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ58.3 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ58.5 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA71.5 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ72.2 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD79.4 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA102.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Wild Oaks Golf ClubSalemNJ7.4 mi.
Vinces Sport Center Par 3 Golf CourseNewarkDE10.7 mi.
Back Creek Golf ClubMiddletownDE11.2 mi.
Frog Hollow Golf ClubMiddletownDE11.2 mi.
Van De Grift Golf ClubMiddletownDE11.2 mi.
Delcastle Golf CourseWilmingtonDE11.7 mi.
Ed Oliver Golf ClubWilmingtonDE11.7 mi.
Rock Manor Golf ClubWilmingtonDE11.7 mi.
Three Little Bakers Country Club & Dinner TheatreWilmingtonDE11.7 mi.
Brantwood Golf ClubElktonMD12.4 mi.
Club At Patriots GlenElktonMD12.4 mi.
Holly Hills Golf ClubAllowayNJ12.8 mi.
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club North East CourseNorth EastMD18.2 mi.
Beckett Golf ClubSwedesboroNJ19.0 mi.
Centerton Golf ClubElmerNJ22.9 mi.
Clayton Park Golf CourseGlen MillsPA23.7 mi.
Golf Course At Glen MillsGlen MillsPA23.7 mi.
Spring Lake Recreation CenterGlen MillsPA23.7 mi.
Wyncote Golf ClubOxfordPA24.2 mi.
Cohanzick Country ClubFairtonNJ24.4 mi.
Furnace Bay Golf CoursePerryvilleMD25.1 mi.
Bulle Rock Golf ClubHavre de GraceMD26.3 mi.
Tattersall Golf ClubWest ChesterPA26.4 mi.
Maple Ridge Golf ClubSewellNJ27.5 mi.
Pitman Golf CourseSewellNJ27.5 mi.
Springfield Country ClubSpringfieldPA27.5 mi.
RiverWinds Golf ClubThorofareNJ28.3 mi.
Paxon Hollow Golf ClubMediaPA29.0 mi.
Westwood Golf ClubWoodburyNJ29.6 mi.
Downingtown Country ClubDowningtownPA29.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ37.4 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ37.4 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA38.4 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA64.9 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA102.2 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA103.8 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA115.3 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ118.6 mi.
State Parks
Fort Delaware State ParkDE1.8 mi. 
Fort Mott State ParkNJ3.0 mi. 
Lums Pond State ParkDE6.7 mi. 
Brandywine Springs State ParkDE11.4 mi. 
Walter S Carpenter State ParkDE12.9 mi. 
Bellevue State ParkDE14.5 mi. 
Brandywine Creek State ParkDE15.5 mi. 
Brandywine Battlefield State ParkPA20.3 mi. 
Elk Neck State ParkMD20.5 mi. 
Elk Neck State ParkMD21.4 mi. 
Parvin State ParkNJ24.4 mi. 
Ridley Creek State ParkPA26.9 mi. 
Susquehanna State ParkMD29.2 mi. 
Marsh Creek State ParkPA34.1 mi. 
Independence Mall State ParkPA35.5 mi. 
Palmer State ParkMD35.8 mi. 
Garden State ParkNJ38.4 mi. 
Read House and GardensNew CastleDE6.1 mi.(History)
Rockwood MuseumWilmingtonDE12.0 mi.(History)
Winterthur MeseumWilmingtonDE12.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Delaware History CenterWilmingtonDE12.0 mi.(History)
Hagley MuseumWilmingtonDE12.0 mi.(History)
Brandywine River MuseumChadds FordPA20.3 mi.(History)
The Condiment Packet GalleryWest ChesterPA26.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Friendship Fire Company MuseumWoodburyNJ29.8 mi.(History)
Museum of American GlassMillvilleNJ32.2 mi.(Technology)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine ArtsPhiladelphiaPA34.7 mi.(History)
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and AnthroplogyPhiladelphiaPA34.7 mi.(History)
Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphiaPA34.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Rosenbach Museum & LibraryPhiladelphiaPA34.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic SitePhiladelphiaPA34.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Mutter MuseumPhiladelphiaPA34.7 mi.(Science)
Paley Design CenterPhiladelphiaPA34.7 mi.(Technology)
La Salle University Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPA34.7 mi.(Art)
LaSalle University Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPA34.7 mi.(Art)
Paley/Levy Galleries at Moore College of Art and DesignPhiladelphiaPA34.7 mi.(Art)
Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphiaPA34.7 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE12.0 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA34.7 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ35.0 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD57.6 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD57.6 mi.
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ57.8 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA74.2 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD84.1 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC90.3 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY102.8 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY114.3 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY114.3 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY115.1 mi.

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