While you're in Essington, be sure to visit the Philadelphia Lazaretto It and The Printzhof, which are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum allows you to explore the area's natural beauty year-round. The community is also close to Philadelphia, which offers additional opportunities for exploration and activity.
Tinicum Township is one of the community's most popular neighborhoods. To get around the area, you can take I-95. If you'd like to get to Tinicum Island, you can choose from a variety of ferry services. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) borders Essington's city limits and provides flight service throughout the United States and the world.
The weather in Essington is hot and humid in the summer. Winters are cold with frequent breezes coming in from the Atlantic Ocean. The area occasionally experiences heavy rainfall or snows from storms that move up the East Coast. While you're in Essington, stop into a local diner and try one of the area's signature Philadelphia cheese-steak sandwiches or a Coney dog, the regional specialties. Essington is best known as the birthplace of the stromboli, an Italian-American dish made of pizza dough, sauce, meats and cheeses that are rolled and baked in a wood-fired oven.