Wilmington Accommodations

Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States and approx 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There is a wide variety of accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental options and all sort of lodging on offer.

The city has very good transport links and the proximity give Wilmington some of the features of a satellite city to Philadelphia. With Wilmington's lengthy history as the most important city in Delaware, its noteworthy urban core, and its self-determining worth as a business destination makes it more properly considered a small but independent city in the Philadelphia area. There is no shortage of accommodations, vacation rentals or condo rentals for both business and personal travelers.

Wilmington has a humid subtropical climate with mild winters and hot, almost tropical summers. Cold snaps in winter are generally short lived and almost never drop below zero. Heat waves can happen anytime from June through September although the ocean moderates the temperatures some.

Wilmington has 9 Historic Districts, including the Baynard Boulevard, Kentmere Parkway, Rockford Park, Cool Spring/Tilton Park, the tri-part sections of the Eastside, St. Marys and Old Swedes Church, Quaker Hill, Delaware Avenue, Trinity Vicinity, and Upper/Lower Market Street. Visitors can explore these districts at their leisure and also enjoy accommodations and vacation rentals reflecting each individual area.

Quaker Hill, one of the Historic Districts, was founded by Quakers William Shipley and Thomas West in the early 18th century. The nearby Meeting House keeps Quaker Hill closely tied to its rich history. The cemetery of the Wilmington Friends House is the burial site of the abolitionist Thomas Garrett and John Dickinson, signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Wilmington has a very dynamic and diverse ethnic population, which contributes to several very popular ethnic festivals held every spring and summer in Wilmington, the most popular of which includes, but not limited to, is the Italian Festival and the Greek Festival.

Riverfront Wilmington offers visitors many great accommodation and vacation rental options, not to mention wonderful activities for young and old. Let the little ones explore as they learn math, science and technology through hands-on exhibits at the Delaware Children's Museum. Visitors can take to the open waters with a public sail on The Kalmar Nyckel, a seaworthy re-creation of the ship that brought the Swedes to Delaware in 1638. The DuPont Environmental Education Center offers interactive exhibits and hands-on activities at its 4-story nature center. And sports enthusiast will enjoy a trip to the Delaware Sports Museum.

Music festivals are legendary here and include the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is an week-long outdoor music festival held each summer in Wilmington's Rodney Square and the Peoples' Festival is an annual tribute to Bob Marley, a one-time Wilmington resident.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Wilmington State Parks are a group of four parks in Wilmington operated by the Delaware State Park system. The four parks are Brandywine Park, including the Brandywine Zoo and Baynard Stadium, Alapocas Woods Natural Area, H. Fletcher Brown Park and Rockford Park. Admission to the parks is free, but a fee is charged for admittance to the zoo.

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