Wilmington Riverfront Among Fodor’s 15 Best River Walks in the USA

Travel guide ranks Delaware’s largest city 10th for riverside attractions

June 20, 2023

Fodor’s has identified Wilmington, Delaware as having one of the “15 Best River Walks in the USA.” The travel guide placed the Wilmington Riverfront 10th in its survey of pedestrian-friendly river-adjacent destinations, based on attractions such as outdoor dining, open-air concerts and natural beauty.

“There may be no better way to enjoy the sunshine of a warm day than a stroll or bike ride along the riverside,” says the Fodor’s article. “Whether exploring the natural scenery, stepping into one of the dozens of local shops dotting a boardwalk or riverfront park or indulging in a cocktail and trying some freshly made cuisine at a waterside eatery. These are some of the best and most famous United States, from the San Antonio Riverwalk to the Chicago Riverwalk.”

The Wilmington Riverfront, which runs along the Christina River, offers locals and out-of-towners activities such as shopping, art attractions and outdoor dining. Its entry on the Fodor’s list recommends visitors “Visit the Constitution Yards Beer Garden, which is open seasonally, and offers a changing rotation of craft beers and outdoor games like cornhole, axe throwing and live music on the weekend. Stop by Mexigrill and tequila bar Taco Grande, which overlooks the riverwalk with outdoor seating, serving delicious margaritas and made-to-order guacamole. Next, enjoy a craft beverage at the local brewery, Iron Hill Brewery, and finish off the day with some friendly competition at the Riverwalk Mini Golf. Book a stay at The Westin Wilmington, a short walk from the river with great water views.”

The full list of “15 Best River Walks in the USA” is as follows:

  1. Ohio River Trail – Cincinnati, Ohio
  2. Waterfront Park – Louisville, Kentucky
  3. The San Antonio River Walk – San Antonio, Texas
  4. The Chicago Riverwalk – Chicago, Illinois
  5. The Detroit RiverWalk – Detroit, Michigan
  6. The Tampa Riverwalk – Tampa Bay, Florida
  7. Breckenridge’s Riverwalk – Breckenridge, Colorado
  8. Reno’s Riverwalk District – Reno, Nevada
  9. The Tennessee Riverwalk – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  10. The Riverfront Wilmington – Wilmington, Delaware
  11. Greenville’s Riverwalk – Greenville, South Carolina
  12. The Potomac River Waterfront – Alexandria, Virginia
  13. The Napa Riverfront – Napa, California
  14. Providence’s Waterplace Park and Riverwalk – Providence, Rhode Island
  15. Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park – Portand, Oregon

View the full article at https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/the-15-best-river-walks-in-the-united-states.