Delaware is home to a prominent college —Ohio Wesleyan University, a private liberal-arts school renowned for its high percentage of international students and steadfast commitment to community activism and the Ohio State University campus in Columbus lies nineteen miles south of Delaware. The comfortable, convenient Best Western Plus Delaware Inn sits between the two universities, just minutes from Ohio Wesleyan and about a half-hour drive from OSU.
A complimentary full breakfast served each morning includes eggs, breakfast meat, fruit, juice, and coffee. The hotel has a heated indoor pool with an adjacent steam room and spa, as well as an exercise facility that stays open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Contemporary double-queen rooms come equipped with free WiFi and flat-screen televisions.
Delaware, Ohio: Home to Liberal-Arts College and Pedestrian Mall
Delaware is close enough to Columbus to make the capital city’s attractions accessible, but the town is just far enough away to have an identity of its own. Ohio Wesleyan University occupies about half of the city’s quaint downtown area, where you can see Greek Revival campus buildings and the picturesque Stuyvesant Hall, which was built in 1930. The other side of downtown holds many of Delaware’s shopping opportunities, including the Delaware Commons pedestrian mall. Used bookstores, a historical cinema, and the iconic Arts Castle—a nonprofit cultural center offering visual- and performing-arts classes as well as exhibits of locally produced work—provide engaging alternatives to big-box retailers.