Wilmington, DE

Travel Guide
Wilmington showing heritage elements
With music festivals, lively neighborhoods, museums and wineries, this “midway city” between Washington, D.C. and New York is an attraction in its own right.

Delaware’s largest city combines historic charm and a dynamic cultural scene. Whether you want to dine and shop in one of the many neighborhoods, tour perfectly landscaped gardens or absorb culture in a variety of museums, Wilmington has plenty to do.

The city comprises many distinct neighborhoods, each offering something unique. Step back in time at the Colonial houses of Quaker Hill or enjoy the shops and tourist attractions of the Riverfront. If you visit during June, attend the Italian Festival. The city shuts down several blocks to make way for carnival rides and traditional Italian food and music.

Wilmington hosts a variety of music festivals each summer. The most popular are the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, a weeklong event in Rodney Square, and the Peoples’ Festival, a Riverfront tribute to Bob Marley.

Get in touch with your wild side at the Brandywine Zoo. This small zoo is home to a variety of exotic creatures, including a clouded leopard, a Siberian tiger and a two-toed sloth.

Browse through the extensive collections at the Delaware Art Museum or take the younger members of your family to the Delaware Children’s Museum for hands-on learning. Buy a ticket for Frawley Stadium, home to Minor League baseball team the Wilmington Blue Rocks, as well as the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.

In the countryside surrounding Wilmington, visit local wineries along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail. Tour the homes and gardens of nearby estates like Nemours Mansion and Winterthur. The area has a rich history dating back to the American Revolution visit key battle sites such as Cooch’s Bridge and Brandywine Battlefield.

Wilmington is a fairly small city with a huge variety of offerings. Between the many restaurants and shops downtown or the museums and galleries scattered throughout the city, you’ll find endless attractions for visitors of all ages. The city sits on the bank of the Delaware River halfway between New York City and Washington D.C.

Where to stay in Wilmington

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Brandywine Valley
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Brandywine Valley
2.5 out of 5
1807 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19803
The price is $64 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
$64
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Stay at this hotel in Wilmington. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,013 reviews)
"The night manager was very helpful and accommodating. I would stay here again. thank you"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Brandywine Valley
Staybridge Suites Wilmington Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Staybridge Suites Wilmington Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
1220 N. MARKET STREET, Wilmington, DE, 19801
The price is $127 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$127
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Wilmington. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Popular attractions The Playhouse on ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (51 reviews)
"Shower head had very low flow"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Staybridge Suites Wilmington Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown
3 out of 5
820 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801
The price is $144 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$144
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Wilmington. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (392 reviews)
"Great view of the River walking trail, convenient to dining options and entertainment. Easy location to access close to downtown."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Oaxaca, a private room with private entrance
Oaxaca, a private room with private entrance
Wilmington, DE
Stay at this vacation home in Wilmington. Enjoy WiFi, a garden, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Daniel S. Frawley Stadium and Delaware Theatre Company are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Everything was so clean !
"I hope to stay again!"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Oaxaca, a private room with private entrance
Stylish Private Suite  in the heart of Brandywine Valley
Stylish Private Suite in the heart of Brandywine Valley
Wilmington, DE
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Wilmington. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular ...
5/5 Exceptional! (104 reviews)
A very pleasant stay
"This was the perfect getaway for a reunion with a friend for a wedding we had to attend in the area. Cheryl and Don left us muffins and eggs for our first morning's stay which was unexpected and a nice touch. The place was super clean and located next to a lot of shopping and some trials for getting ..."

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Stylish Private Suite in the heart of Brandywine Valley
Luxiasuites Rodney Square
Luxiasuites Rodney Square
3.5 out of 5
902 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Wilmington. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Clean and in a good location.
"Hi. My stay was comfortable and the place was clean. It is not an upscale accommodation. I would call ot mid range and utilitarian. With all that said I slept so well it was really quiet. The location is good."

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

Luxiasuites Rodney Square
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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