Travel guide for Wilmington, Delaware learn of history, activities & how to save money on hotels

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Wilmington Delaware Travel Guide

Located on the Christiana and Delaware Rivers, Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware.  Called the “Corporate Capital of the World” with more than half of all Fortune 500 companies operating there.  The downtown area is a blend of contemporary skyscrapers and historic buildings

Swedish immigrants were the first settlers in Wilmington in 1638.  They were followed in turn by the British, the Dutch, and the Quakers.  A visit to Fort Christiana will give you a chase to see and experience what it was like to be one of the first colonists.  

Historic places to see in Wilmington include the Hagley Museum & Library and Nemours Estate and its landscaped gardens.

You can visit the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware Historic Society.

There are 4 State Parks in the city.

* Brandywine Park with the Brandywine Zoo  

* Alapocas Woods Natural Area

* Rockford Park

* H. Fletcher Brown Park

The city of Wilmington operates 55 parks and recreation facilities.

Golf, tennis, bike races and running events are also enjoyed here.  There are miles of pathways and trails for bikers, hikers, and equestrians.  See rare birds taking flight along one of the largest migratory passages in the U.S.

Do you like to go fishing?

Check out Brandywine Park for some of the best fishing in the state.  Anglers often find muskies, yellow perch, largemouth bass, shad, pickerel, or white perch on the end of their lines.

Hotel Deals

If you’d like to visit Wilmington without breaking the bank, book your stay through  They have hotels with deeply discounted rates.  Here are some of the best bargains.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Wilmington       71% Discount
  • Four Points by Sheraton Newark Christiana Wilmington       44% Discount
  • Inn at Mendenhall, BW Premier Collection       44% Discount
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Wilmington Newark       40% Discount
  • Candlewood Suites Newark South       34% Discount
  • Days Inn by Wyndham Wilmington/Newark      32% Discount
  • Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Brandywine       31% Discount
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington Christiana       31% Discount
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Newark – Wilmington South       30% Discount
  • Crowne Plaza Wilmington North       28% Discount
  • SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western       28% Discount
  • Staybridge Suites Brandywine       27% Discount
  • Best Western Plus Newark/Christiana Inn       23% Discount
  • The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa       22% Discount
  • Hilton Wilmington/Christiana       20% Discount
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington       19% Discount
  • Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown       17% Discount
  • Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown       16% Discount
  • Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront       15% Discount
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Newark-Wilmington       12% Discount
  • Sonesta ES ‘Suites Wilmington – Newark       12% Discount
  • Embassy Suites Newark-Wilmington/South       11% Discount
  • Brandywine River Hotel       10% Discount
  • Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Newark       10% Discount
  • Red Roof Inn PLUS + Wilmington – Newark       10% Discount
  • The Westin Wilmington       10% Discount
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Wilmington New Castle       5% Discount
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington Newark       5% Discount
  • Holiday Inn Express Wilmington North       5% Discount
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington Downtown       5% Discount