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Wilmington is served primarily by the Philadelphia International Airport (IATA: PHL), which offers flights on all major airlines to cities throughout the United States and elsewhere. PHL is about half an hour away by car on I-95.
New Castle Airport (IATA: ILG) is closer. Frontier Airlines is the only airline that serves this airport.
Other Major Airports in Driving Distance:
John F. Kennedy Airport JFK
Trenton Mercer Airport TTN
It is also possible to travel to Wilmington (expensively but very conveniently) on Amtrak . The high-speed Acela train runs the length of the Northeast Corridor, and the slower Northeast Regional also stops at Wilmington's train station downtown. Wilmington is also served by an extension of Philadelphia's public transit system, SEPTA .
DelDOT's network of DART buses  serve Wilmington, but these are designed primarily for commuters. A car is the best way to get around the city, especially if you plan on driving to office parks, tourist attractions, or other locations outside of the city proper.
At the center of downtown Wilmington is Rodney Square, a public square featuring a statute honoring its namesake, and signatory to the Declaration of Independence, Caesar Rodney.
Wilmington's recenty redeveloped Riverfront has been transformed from a blighted area into a local tourist attraction. It offers a variety of places to eat, outlet shops, and the newly developed Chase Center which hosts special events and exhibits. Nearby is the Frank Furness Railroad District.
Trolley Square, which is home to restaurants, cafes, bars, and specialty wine shops, is walking distance to Brandywine Park.
Other points of interest include Old Swedes Church (dedicated 1699), a monument to the colony of New Sweden at nearby Fort Christina State Park, and Delaware's tall ship, the Kalmar Nyckel.
Wilmingtonians are not wanting for good places to eat. To wit:
Blue Parrot Bar & Grille -- 1934 W. 6th Street. Canjun style restaurant with occasional live bands.
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop -- 510 N. Union Street. Original location of sub shop that, since opening in 1976, has expanded into eleven states.
Charcoal Pit -- 2600 Concord Pike. This local institution, and favorite of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, has been serving-up burgers, cheesesteaks and milkshakes since opening in 1956, and offers ice cream sundaes named for local high school mascots. A must.
Harry's Savoy Grill -- 2020 Naamans Road. Upscale American cuisine.
Mikimotos -- 1212 N. Washington Street. Upscale Japanese cuisine. Pricey.
Mazzella's Italian Restaurant-- 729 Philadelphia Pike. Family owned pizzeria.
Mrs. Robino's -- 520 N. Union Street. Little Italy institution open since 1940.
Walter's Steakhouse & Saloon -- 802 N. Union Street. Well-known for their prime rib.
Arden, Is a small community north of Wilmington, founded by the sculptor Frank Stephens and the architect William Price on the economic theories of Henry George. Arden is a gem of Arts & Crafts style architecture, and has a lively theater and arts scene. The town also has many pedestrian paths that can be used for leisurely strolls,. In the summer, Arden has a long tradition of outdoor theater, which continue to today. In the fall, there is the Arden Fair, which includes many concerts, games and food booths 
Brandywine Valley, which extends from Wilmington's outskirts across the state line into Pennsylvania to the northwest. The beautiful countryside is accessible in all seasons, but particularly attractive in spring and fall. Home to the Brandywine River Museum and various wineries in the area, such as Chaddsford Winery .
Longwood Gardens, another few miles up Route 52 in Pennsylvania, is another former duPont estate-turned-museum. Its massive estate boasts some of the most impressive formal gardens in the country, while the palatial conservatory is home to thousands of plant species. A must for any plant-lover.
Newark. Home to the University of Delaware.
New Castle (Delaware) 9 miles to the South of Wilmington. Nestled along the Delaware, New Castle's old section has managed to survive much as it looked during the American revolution.
Winterthur, five miles north of Wilmington along Route 52, is a 900-acre former duPont family estate which is now a museum known for its unparalleled collection of early American decorative arts. Stop at the nearby Buckley's Tavern to relax in an atmosphere with locals or go for a drive along one of the many byways through the surrounding countryside, locally known as Chateau Country.
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