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Welcome to the Brandywine Valley! Spanning Northern Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania, this scenic waterway is home to a number of fantastic cultural institutions from the historic Brandywine Battlefield and the world-renowned Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania to the sprawling Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library and the recently renovated Delaware Museum of Nature and Science just down the road in Delaware. We could not be more excited to welcome you to our backyard, just a few miles south of Philadelphia!

Hotel duPont

The historic Hotel duPont in downtown Wilmington will serve not only as the official conference hotel but will also host the 2023 Visitor Experience Conference keynote and sessions on Monday, October 23. Rates for VEX attendees start at $199 plus tax, if booked before September 20, 2023. Click the buttons below to learn more about this iconic venue:

Now that the room block is full, you may want to look into some of these other nearby hotels, all within a ten-minute walk of Hotel duPont:

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Transportation

For attendees flying to VEX23, you will be flying into Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The conference hotel is about a 25 minute cab ride from the airport. You can also take the SEPTA airport line to 30th Street Station and transfer to the Wilmington line.

For folks along the East Coast, there is an Amtrak station less than a mile from the hotel. From the station, you can opt for a short cab ride or a 20-minute walk to get to the hotel.

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Parking

On Sunday, there should be ample free street parking around the Delaware History Museum. Although we are only using Hotel DuPont space on Monday, attendees can use the hotel's valet parking throughout the week. It's $25 for the day and $45 overnight. There is also a 24-hour parking garage at 10th and Orange that is close by to both the hotel, Stitch House Brewery, and the Delaware History Museum. For folks driving to the event on Monday night, the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science has a free parking lot.

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