Destination guide

Take in the riverside beauty of Wilmington

The area's museums and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Wilmington. This city's restaurants, shopping and gardens draw many visitors. Fort Delaware State Park and Longwood Gardens are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Wilmington

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Wilmington a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Brandywine Zoo (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Biderman Golf Club (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Chaddsford Winery (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Gloucester County Dream Park (10 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Ice Works Skating Complex (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Anson B. Nixon Park (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Wilmington

Wilmington is famous for its picturesque gardens and stunning river views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Wilmington is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Longwood Gardens (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Brown Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Fort Christina Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Christina Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Burton Brown Winchester Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Eden Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Wilmington

The nearest airport is in Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), located 18.6 mi (29.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field), which is 30.7 mi (49.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Wilmington Station.

Where to stay around Wilmington?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 22 vacation rentals near Wilmington. From 15 Houses to 3 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wilmington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Wilmington?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Wilmington:

  • North Philadelphia: 457 vacation rentals
  • South Philadelphia: 621 vacation rentals
  • West Philadelphia: 216 vacation rentals
  • Northwest Philadelphia: 37 vacation rentals
  • University City: 185 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Wilmington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Wilmington. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library: 72 vacation rentals
  • Delaware State University Wilmington: 61 vacation rentals
  • Delaware Theatre Company: 58 vacation rentals
  • Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory: 66 vacation rentals
  • Sommerville Manning Gallery: 66 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wilmington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Wilmington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 15 Houses in Wilmington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wilmington include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wilmington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Wilmington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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