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Wilmington, Delaware is the first Swedish settlement in all of North America, making it a first in many regards. Located at the intersection of the Christina River and the Brandywine River, the city is both beautiful and simple. The population is dwindling, making it a great place for tourists to take advantage of cheap hotel stays as well as quiet walks through downtown, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot to see in Wilmington.
These days Wilmington is home to lots of beautiful historic sites and natural wonders. From rivers and gardens to a variety of museums and a top-notch zoo, Wilmington is a great place to visit. If you are traveling with your family there are plenty of kid-friendly attractions that will be tons of fun for you and the smallest member of your group.
Wondering what to do while you are in town? Don’t worry, there are tons of things to fill your time with. First, the Brandywine Zoo is a great place to see when the weather permits. The zoo features over fifty types of animals and weekly story times on Thursdays and reptile shows on Saturdays and Sundays. Not an animal enthusiast? No problem, indulge your cultural appetite at the Delaware Art Museum where you can view over thousands of breathtaking works of art. History buffs will love visiting sites like the Hagley Museum and Library, the Winterthur Museum, or the Nemours Mansion and Gardens.
Nemours Mansion and Gardens
The Grand Opera House of Wilmington
|Flying into Wilmington International Airport
Wilmington International Airport is located just a few miles north of downtown Wilmington, making it incredibly easy to travel back and forth. If you’re in need of a rental car, you should be able to find one at the gate.
|Wilmington Airport Transportation
There are several taxi services, from AAA Coastal to Crystal Blue, but if you’re looking for a top of the line shuttle service, you can book a ride with Delaware Express, a company that’s been helping out tourists and visitors for over 30 years.
|Nearby Hotels in Wilmington
Visit the Westin Wilmington for a modern night of luxury and high class. Located on N King St.., the hotel has its own pool as well as free Wi-Fi. If you’re more in the mood for something modest, you can stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton instead. With a 3-star rating and only a short five-minute drive east of the city, this hotel has free breakfast as well as free Wi-Fi, not to mention a lower price.
For a blast in the past, visit The Melting Pot, an amazing restaurant that looks old school, but offers casual dishes like fondue. If fondue doesn’t sound interesting to you, visit the Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, a fun place to get a diverse array of seafood.
|Things to do in Wilmington
If you’re bored with all the cliché Wilmington things to do, check out the incredibly beautiful Brandywine Creek State Park, one of the hilliest parks in the country. Another eerie, yet amazing location is the Rockwood Museum, which is essentially a park/mansion.