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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 Hotels.com, 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