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Hockessin overview

Hockessin is special for its cultural, festivals and natural features, and known for its historical sites and shops. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. Spend a relaxing day at Longwood Gardens when the weather is nice. Popular attractions such as University of Delaware and Fort Delaware State Park are sure to leave an impression. A family- and business-friendly area, Hockessin also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Hockessin

Hockessin is a welcoming city with a variety of hotels and other accommodation options to choose from. You can shop for as many as 230 deals for Hockessin accommodation on, some with discounts of up to 25%. Our room prices start at GBP 35 per night. Here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Hockessin as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 29 4-star hotels from GBP 73 per night
  • • 109 3-star hotels from GBP 55 per night
  • • 27 2-star hotels from GBP 37 per night

How to get to Hockessin

Fly into Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), 24.3 mi (39 km) from central Hockessin.

What to see around Hockessin

Sights that are especially popular with families include:
  • • Brandywine Zoo
  • • Brandywine Picnic Park
  • • Ice Works Skating Complex
  • • QVC Studio Park
  • • Gloucester County Dream Park
Art and festivals are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Ashland Nature Center
  • • Delaware Museum of Natural History
  • • Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • • Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
  • • Delaware Toy & Miniature Museum
It's recognised for its hiking trails. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Mt. Cuba Center
  • • Anson B. Nixon Park
  • • Glendale Park
  • • Brandywine Creek State Park
  • • Longwood Gardens
Here are some of the recommended places to see in the surrounding area:
  • • Longwood Gardens (5.9 mi/9.5 km from the city centre)
  • • Mt. Cuba Center (1.8 mi/3 km from the city centre)
  • • Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory (2.6 mi/4.2 km from the city centre)
  • • Delaware Museum of Natural History (4 mi/6.4 km from the city centre)
  • • Wilmington and Western Railroad (4.2 mi/6.8 km from the city centre)

When to visit Hockessin

Do you want to know the ideal time of year to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • • January-March: 14°F day, -4°F night
  • • April-June: 30°F day, 4°F night
  • • July-September: 30°F day, 11°F night
  • • October-December: 22°F day, -4°F night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • • January-March: 244 inches
  • • April-June: 288 inches
  • • July-September: 309 inches
  • • October-December: 254 inches