Wilmington, DE
Delaware
By Rose Overbey

A tour of Wilmington, Delaware, offers visitors a glimpse of a classic east coast city that has experienced great wealth throughout its history. Often overlooked as a tourist spot because of its central location between the larger cities of Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC – Wilmington has its own unique history and fun spots to explore today. Plus everyone will love the tax free shopping!

WhatsCheaper.com recommends you book your next vacation to the pleasant city of Wilmington, Delaware. The city is located between two airports: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). Flights can be booked today with WhatsCheaper.com: Just click on this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to arrange yours flights. WhatsCheaper.com can also assist with booking your hotel reservation; just click here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to utilize

The modern city of Wilmington tells it’s the story of its past by the preservation of many historical sites. Find out about the original Swedish settlers, who first set up shop along the Christiana River by visiting Old Swedes church – one of the oldest standing buildings in the region. WhatsCheaper.com recommends visiting the Hagley Museum and Library along the banks of the Brandywine Creek. It is the same area where the French DuPont’s began their empire in the early 1800’s manufacturing gunpowder along the Brandywine. The museum tells the story of the early days of DuPont and the company’s impact on the city – and country. Today DuPont is the world’s 3rd largest chemical company, yet is still headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. The city grew even more during the Civil War when it was the nation’s number one manufacturing location for ships.

WhatsCheaper.com recommends exploring the waterfront that cradled the city’s economic growth. Formally a shipyard, today this area along the Christiana River is referred to by locals as the Waterfront. It boasts restaurants, museums and art that tell a story of Wilmington’s past and present. Also set up along the waterfront are some of the city’s – and nation’s-- largest companies. Huge office buildings house many companies that choose to incorporate in Delaware due to the state’s business-friendly finance laws.

If you’re looking for a fun afternoon with the family, WhatsCheaper.com favors a trip to the Brandywine Zoo. Located only a few moments north of city center, the zoo sits on twelve acres and is open year round. Another fun spot to take the kids is the Delaware Children’s Museum. Offering interactive exhibits and fun things to explore, its location on the Waterfront makes it an idle place to explore before dinner at one of the area’s great restaurants. If it’s baseball season, take a trip to Wilmington’s Frawley Stadium to cheer on the local Blue Rocks, the city’s minor-league team.

For those looking to take advantage of tax free shopping, stroll among the little shops in Trolley Square. There you’ll find cute boutiques and fun restaurants you can enjoy tax-free! Make sure you stop in Little Italy for a classic Italian meal. The city of Wilmington has a rich and diverse culture. Throughout the year, festivals and events are likely to happening in throughout the city.

Wilmington’s industrial history combined with the wealth that industry created, established a culturally rich city that is fun to explore today. WhatsCheaper.com recommends putting Wilmington on the map of places you plan to visit.

MUST SEE IN Wilmington, DE LIST:

  • 1. Nemours Mansion & Gardens
  • 2. Wilmington Riverwalk
  • 3. Rodney Square
  • 4. Hagley Museum & Library
  • 5. Historic New Castle
  • 6. Winterthur Museum Gardens & Library
  • 7. World Cafe Live
  • 8. Delaware Museum of Natural History
  • 9. Brandywine Zoo
  • 10. Delaware Children's Theatre

Wilmington, DE EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Hockessin Art Festival - February
  • 2. Delaware Family Expo - February
  • 3. Delaware Home Show - March
  • 4. Wilmington International Gem & Jewelry Show - March
  • 5. Saint Anthony's Italian Festival - June
  • 6. Wilmington Greek Festival - June
  • 7. Riverfront Blues Festival - August
  • 8. Fringe Wilmington Festival - September
  • 9. Brandywine Festival of the Arts - September
  • 10. Holiday Food & Gift Festival - December

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington
350 Rocky Run Pkwy, Wilmington, DE
By Sandy O'Neal

Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, when you find yourself in the Wilmington-Brandywine area, Homewood Suites by Hilton is a perfect choice.  You will find yourself surrounded by a spectacular view of beautiful meadows and state park territory.  The hotel is located right off I-95 giving you easy access to downtown Wilmington, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.   The hotel is located within walking distance to an array of things to see and do including shopping, historical sites, and museums.  Check in is 3:00 p.m. and check out is noon.  Non smoking rooms are available.  

There are 113 magnificent one and two bedroom extended stay suites with separate living and sleeping areas.  You will find your spacious room equipped with a full size refrigerator, microwave, 2 burner stove and dishwasher.  You will find that your room has just about all the comforts of home.    

An onsite fitness center is available if you want to spend some time enjoying a vigorous workout.  After that grueling workout, a plunge in the outdoor pool may be in order.  

If you are in the area for business, you will find a well equipped business center.  The business center includes a PC, copy machine, printer, fax, and also has high speed internet access with wireless capabilities.  If you need to schedule an impromptu meeting during your stay the hotel has several meeting during your stay, the hotel has several meeting rooms that can be arranged to meet your needs.   

Guests can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast every morning at the Lodge which is located just off the lobby of the hotel.   And Monday through Thursday evenings you will be treated to a complimentary light meal and beverages

When your travels take you to the Wilmington, Delaware, there is no better place to lay your head than the Homewood Suites by Hilton.  WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your next stay today by following this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).      

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DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Wilmington - Legal District
700 North King Street, Wilmington, DE
By Katelyn Mohney

This DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel is located between the financial and legal districts of Wilmington, Delaware, offering easy access to the most visited corporation headquarters in the city, along with many entertainment opportunities. The hotel is only twenty miles from the Philadelphia International Airport and less than 4 miles from the New Castle County Airport. Transportation via shuttle service is available from the Philadelphia International Airport to this DoubleTree hotel. Check-in ends at 3 p.m. Check-out is at 12 p.m.

Visitors may choose a guest room with either two queen-sized beds or one king-sized bed, a suite or an executive or handicapped accessible room. All rooms offer guests the Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience on signature mattresses, designed especially for DoubleTree by Hilton®. All rooms are equipped with a LCD flat screen television, which offers standard and premium channels, and Nintendo® video game entertainment directly through the television. Each guest room has a coffee and tea making station where guests can make and enjoy favorite hot beverages on a whim. High speed internet access is available in all guest rooms.

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's in-house restaurants, a night out on the town at one of the local restaurants, or if you feel like staying in, or have a hankering for a snack in the middle of the night or day, take advantage of the hotel's room service. Take a swim in the hotel's pool. Keep up with your regular fitness routine or start a new one at the hotel's fitness center.

This DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel located in downtown Wilmington, Delaware offers guests a convenient location and a comfortable place to rest and relax. Book your room today at WhatsCheaper.com. Just follow this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to make reservations.

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