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WILMINGTON, Delaware – Greater Wilmington, named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “23 Best Places to Go in the U.S. 2023,” is now being featured on an Emmy Award-nominated PBS travel show.

Northern Delaware is the focus of the season finale of Travels with Darley, now celebrating its 10th season on television. The new season, sponsored in part by the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, started airing on PBS affiliate stations throughout the country this month. It will air locally on NJTV Sunday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. and stream starting March 1s through Ovation TV’s JOURNY.

The episode features Northern Delaware’s rich history, culture and dining scene as told by the members of Greater Wilmington’s local tourism community that know it best.

“Bring your appetite for food, history and adventure if you’re visiting the Wilmington area!,” Darley said. “From burrata pop tarts at Bardea to the colonial architecture in New Castle, we found lots of travel gems where local guides made the visit fun, educational and memorable. Everything we experience in the episode is something that viewers can recreate, making for a diverse itinerary.”


Darley Newman with staff from Wilmington Brew Works and the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau. (L-R: Scott Ciancio (GWCVB), John Fusco, Darley Newman, Jessica Horstmann (GWCVB), Craig Wensell)Darley dives into American history, tracing her Swedish heritage at the Old Swedes Church and leads viewers through the historic du Pont estates. She strolls the streets of Historic New Castle, rides the JAM Trail, tours Fort Delaware, takes a walk down Wilmington’s Market Street, and visits the home of Delaware’s Tall Ship, the Kalmar Nyckel. The travel host also samples the food and drink at a number of locally owned restaurants, cafes and breweries.

Click here for a video preview of the show.

Scott Ciancio, the Bureau’s marketing director, said, “Our tourism partners rolled out the red carpet for Darley and her team to showcase the many riches Greater Wilmington has to offer. We loved seeing Darley’s excitement, as a first-time visitor, about all there is to see and do here.”


Emmy Award nominated TRAVELS WITH DARLEY takes viewers on U.S. and international adventures with a focus on the history, food, nature, and art that reflects diverse cultures and traditions. The series started on Verizon Digital and PBS and is also now available PBS and streaming networks around the world, including on Create TVOvation TV’s JOURNY, Amazon Prime, and Wondrium. The series was created by Darley Newman, the creator, producer, and host of Emmy Award-winning “Equitrekking” series and “Look Up,” launching summer of 2023. 

About Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley

This region of Delaware is in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic and less than a two-hour drive from both New York City and Washington. Steeped in American history and the legacy of the famed du Pont family, it is a destination marked by sharp contrasts – town and garden, past and present, historic and hip. Featuring renowned gardens, world-class museums, colonial towns, outdoor adventure, festivals, and an ever-growing craft beer and restaurant scene, the region offers a vacation experience that is vibrant, unique and authentic. It’s so special, in fact, that Conde Nast Traveler named Wilmington one of its “23 Best Places to Go in the U.S. in 2023.” Learn more about the region at or take a peek at this:


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