President-elect Joe Biden’s Hometown Makes for the Perfect Weekend Escape — Where to Eat, Sleep, and Play

8 Mar 2021


When he was a senator, President-elect Joe Biden was known for his frequent Amtrak trips back to his adopted hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. It's hard to blame him for his attachment to the place. With just 70,000 residents, Delaware's largest city has a cozy, small-town appeal. Wilmingtonians are down-to-earth, friendly, and perhaps too humble because here, in their sleepy stretch of the Northeast Corridor, they're sitting on riches that travelers can revel in.

In recent years, as redevelopment infused new life into downtown and the post-industrial waterfront, Wilmington has become a lure for companies like Goldman Sachs, which are bringing young professionals with them. Restaurants, nightlife, and outdoor spaces are springing up to accommodate the newcomers, and though COVID-19 has slowed business (check with locations before visiting), Biden's upcoming presidency promises to boost Wilmington's cachet.

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