Area Overview
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Greater Wilmington is within a three hour drive of one-third the nation's population? This makes it the ideal choice for a romantic getaway, tax free, girls shopping weekend, or fun family retreat. more >


Greater Wilmington Overview

Whether you visit our world-renowned museums and cultural attractions, stroll in our sumptuous public gardens, enjoy the cultures and delicious foods of our many festivals or explore one of our historic districts, you can have it all - from dinosaurs and seashells to tall ships and more.
If it's music you enjoy, we go from cool to classical to hot jazz to blues, Gospel, folk and rock. Perhaps an ethnic festival strikes your fancy?We have Greek, Italian, Hispanic, African American, Chinese, Polish, and German to name a few. It's all here in Greater Wilmington, Delaware.

The rebirth of our Christina Riverfront makes us more exciting than ever! You can cruise in one of our water taxis or stroll the 1.2-mile landscaped and lighted Riverwalk to the Amtrak station - which serves more than 700,000 passengers annually.

Wilmington was the "last stop to freedom" on the Underground Railroad. Along the Riverwalk you can enjoy Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park (named for famed Underground Railroad Conductor Harriett Tubman and Stationmaster Thomas Garrett) or relax in small park-like areas overlooking the river and just enjoy the view.

The Riverfront Market offers delicious specialty foods, fresh produce, flowers and much more from a variety of vendors. Dine in - or take out. And don't forget: shopping, dining and entertainment are tax free in Delaware!

It's no wonder 5 to 6 million people from all over the nation and the world find their way to us every year for great weekend getaways, meetings, conferences, reunions and weddings! We look forward to welcoming you, too.

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Area Facts


Location:

- Midway between New York City and Washington, D.C. - approximately 100 miles

- 30 minutes to center city Philadelphia
- 90 minutes to downtown Baltimore, MD and to Atlantic City, NJ
- 60 minutes to Lancaster, PA ("Amish Country")
- 1 hour and 45 minutes to Delaware's Atlantic Ocean beaches (Rehoboth, Bethany, Dewey)

State:

- Second smallest. One U.S. Congressman, two Senators and ONE Vice-President!

New Castle County:

- The largest population and smallest area (438 square miles) of Delaware's three counties.

Major Highway Access:

- I-95, I-495, I-295, New Jersey Turnpike/Delaware Memorial Bridge

Rail Access:

- All north & south bound Amtrak trains stop in Wilmington.
- SEPTA's R-2 commuter trains run to/from Wilmington and Newark to Philadelphia with more than 70 trains daily.

Air Access:

- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - 20 minutes by I-95 to Downtown Wilmington.
- New Castle County Airport (ILG): private aircraft and charters - 10 minutes by car.