By Rose Overbey
Wilmington
Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware has a rich history and has undergone several makeovers since its inception. Vice-President Joe Biden’s hometown is a charming destination for anyone looking or a unique, yet comfortably familiar, view of American life in a classic east-coast city.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next trip to the charming city of Wilmington, DE. The city is located between two bustling airports: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). Book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com: To do so, please follow the link to make flight arrangements (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). And, when booking your hotel with EscapeWizard.com, please follow this link to book through our hotel finder (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Wilmington offers something for everyone -- history buffs, art lovers and restaurant connoisseurs will all find something that caters to them in this city. EscapeWizard.com suggests you start your tour at the Riverfront, along Wilmington's Christina River. There visitors will find a fantastic variety of restaurants and watering holes, the beautifully restored opera house and the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. You also are likely to find yourself among a couple skyscrapers, many of which serve as headquarters for some of the nation’s largest companies. The state of Delaware has unique laws which are very friendly towards corporations looking for incorporation, so as you tour the city, you may just find yourself standing in front of the national headquarters of your bank, or another recognizable company. It’s fun to see the city where all that mail actually comes from!

The city of Wilmington offers a blend of old and new. A rich colonial history, this city offers a chance to view buildings from other times. EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting Old Town Hall on Market Street. It was built in 1789 and represents the architecture of the colonial federal style. From there, check out Willington Square. A few years ago, the historical society arranged to have old buildings though out the city brought to the square, instead of demolished for construction projects. The result is a unique glimpse of history, all in one spot.

While this area offers a unique one-stop-shop view of Wilmington’s history, throughout the city you may stumble upon a church built hundreds of years ago. EscapeWizard.com encourages visitors to explore one of the oldest buildings in the region. Old Swedes church was built in 1698 by the area’s very first settlers. Take a trip back in time and imagine the landscape, before the rest of the city was built up around what was once a pastoral farm.

There are plenty of modern marvels throughout the city. Enjoy an afternoon viewing the exhibits at the Delaware Art Museum, which boasts a strong collection of paintings from the colonial times to more modern works. EscapeWizard.com especially recommends strolling through the modern marvels in the sculpture garden.

Wilmington, Delaware offers exciting options for nightlife -- whether you want to sip martinis at one of the posh bars downtown, or enjoy a drink and some dancing at one of the pubs in Trolley Square. Also, for dining, EscapeWizard.com recommends enjoying a classic Italian meal nearby in the city’s little Italy.

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to check out this charming city. While Wilmington is sandwiched between larger cities in the region, none of the other cities offer Wilmington’s easy charm and complex character. Most of the city’s neighborhoods are very walk able, or visitors can grab one of the cities cabs to get where you want to go. The driver might even have a story to share about living and working in the First State’s biggest city. Renting a car is also a viable option as the city streets are relatively easy to navigate. Rental car deals through EscapeWizard.com can be viewed by following this link (http://www.escapewizard.com/cars.php?flag=cr). All in all, EscapeWizard.com highly suggests booking your next trip to wonderful Wilmington, Delaware. We know you won’t be disappointed.
Hotels in Wilmington
By Sandy O\'Neal
Sheraton Suites Wilmington
422 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE
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Sheraton Suites in Wilmington, Delaware is a perfect location for both the business and leisure traveler.  It is located right in the heart of downtown Wilmington.  It’s nearby an array of things to see and do.  If you are traveling with your four-legged friend you will be pleased to know that dogs up to 80 pounds are welcome.  If you are arriving in the area by plane, the hotel is approximately 32 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport.  All guest rooms and public places are 100% smoke-free.  Check in is 3:00 p.m. and check out is noon.  If you are bringing your dog along be sure to ask about the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Dog Bed.

The hotel has 223 spacious suites that offer a separate living room and bedroom.  The hotel features suites with the business traveler in mind.  Suite amenities include 32” flat panel TV, refrigerator, coffee maker, and high speed internet access with wireless capabilities. 

With more than 2,600 square feet of meeting space, the hotel is equipped to handle your corporate meeting or social event.  The professional staff will make sure your event is perfect in every way.  If wedding bells are ringing, the 2,655 square feet Grand Delaware Ballroom is a perfect location to host your reception.

You can maintain your conditioning routine with a visit to the fitness center.  After your workout, why not relax in the sauna or take a refreshing swim in the indoor heated pool.

Dining is available on-site at Basil.  Enjoy traditional American cuisine in a bistro-style setting.  You can enjoy lighter fare while sipping your favorite cocktail at The Bar. 

Whether your travels to Wilmington are or for leisure of business, you will find the Sheraton Suites is an excellent choice and comes highly recommended by EscapeWizard.com.  Book your next stay by following this link  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Wilmington
By Sarah Hay
DoubleTree by Hilton Wilmington
4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE
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A short five mile drive from downtown Wilmington will bring you to your home away from home when visiting Delaware: the DoubleTree by Hilton Wilmington. Whether in the area for sightseeing or on business, you’ll appreciate the ease and convenience of the Brandywine Valley location of the DoubleTree. There are five golf courses nearby, as well as Longwood Botanical Gardens, and a host of corporations, including AIG, Accenture, DuPont, and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. The hotel even offers a free shuttle service to area locations, within a five mile radius.

The guest rooms at DoubleTree by Hilton are designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, and all feature a wide variety of amenities, including high speed Internet access, dual line telephones, daily newspapers, coffee makers, hairdryers, and iron and ironing boards. If you need a bit more room to stretch out, the suites at the hotel offer additional amenities, including bathrobes and slippers, sofa beds, dining room sets, refrigerators, and two-line speakerphones. If you require, playpens and cribs are available as well.

There is an indoor pool and exercise facility on site, and, along with a laundry, concierge and valet services are available. The hotel offers a 4 p.m. check-in time and 12 p.m. check-out time. Room service is available, but if you’d like to dine at the DoubleTree, the Palettes Restaurant and Lounge is open for dinner, lunch and even breakfast. There is a children’s menu option, for families with kids. The hotel is ideal for business travelers, with meeting rooms available and a business center which features copiers, printers, express mail services, and AV equipment rentals.

When you’re in the Wilmington area, find yourself at the perfect place to relax: the DoubleTree by Hilton Wilmington. If you need a great deal on this hotel, let EscapeWizard.com set you up in style, just click here: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).