“All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare famously proclaimed, and certainly your wanderings on this earth have revealed a continuously unfolding story that has kept you on the edge of your seat. With its focus on the theatrical, Wilmington, Delaware, is the ideal place to view your next act. Wilmington has a unique history waiting to be uncovered, from its roots in North America’s first Swedish settlement and strong Quaker community to its modern success in industry and business. Whether the tale of your travels is set along the green Riverfront, or amongst the historic buildings that line Rodney Square, downtown Wilmington hotels provide the perfect spot to rest your head during intermission, and just outside your door, dramatic discoveries await.
With its proximity to all the bounty of the earth in the form of farmland, river, and ocean, Wilmington has everything it needs to fuel its up-and-coming restaurant scene, and downtown Wilmington rentals place you within easy reach of the city’s gustatory delights. At La Fia, this abundance of locally sourced food is showcased in mouthwatering internationally themed dishes. From grilled octopus to rack of lamb, this is more than a meal, it is a saga of the transcendent potential of fresh ingredients combined with culinary prowess. To complete your tour of regional delights, choose one of the local Dogfish Head brews to accompany your dinner. If you’re craving fresh seafood, head to the revitalized Riverfront. At Harry’s Seafood Grill, your table awaits on the patio, where the river forms a gorgeous backdrop, and juicy oysters and crab cakes make your taste buds sing. For easy access to the Riverfront, as well as the full array of downtown dining options, book your stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Wilmington – Legal District.
With its rich performing arts scene, Wilmington is a great place to catch a show. To stay close to the action, book a room at the Hotel du Pont. This classy historic hotel is adjacent to the Du Pont Theatre, today known as the Playhouse on Rodney Square, which has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating theater in the country. Lose yourself in the storyline of a touring Broadway show while immersed in the Victorian elegance of your surroundings. The Delaware Theater also offers an enthralling lineup of classic and modern plays. If classical music seems a fitting soundtrack, the nearby Grand houses both the symphony and the opera, as well as a variety of other entertainment. Before or after your show at the Grand, stop by neighboring Chelsea Tavern to sample its extensive beer selection and mingle with the locals.
The next chapter in the story of your travels is waiting to be written, and Wilmington is the stage on which your adventures will play out. With Travelocity, downtown Wilmington hotels are at your fingertips, bringing you one step closer to playing the role of your life. This vacation will truly merit your standing ovation.
Ready to explore Wilmington? We recommend starting with a few of the area's notable attractions, such as Fort Delaware State Park, Longwood Gardens and University of Delaware.
Got a little extra time up your sleeve while you're in Downtown Wilmington? Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge is well worth adding to your vacation schedule.The DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Wilmington - Legal District, the Clarion Hotel The Belle and the LuxiaSuites City Center are some comfortable places to stay near this local attraction. If these options aren't quite your style, we also recommend the Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown or the Fairfield Inn & Suites Wilmington New Castle.DuPont Environmental Education Center is another interesting sight to visit during your stay. Check it out before jetting off to your next destination.Keen to stay near this traveler favorite? There are plenty of places to stay around here. Your choices include the Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown, the Fairview Inn, the Westin Wilmington, the HOTEL DU PONT and the Luxiasuites Justison Landing.
While there are only a handful of accommodations in Downtown Wilmington, you will be able to find a good-value room. The Fairview Inn offers guests some excellent deals.
For a little luxury and impeccable service, treat yourself to a stay at the HOTEL DU PONT or the Westin Wilmington. These upmarket options are perfect for those with an eye for the finer things in life.
If you're chasing some other options, the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Wilmington - Legal District and the Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown are also rated highly by wise wanderers.