There are lots of reasons to visit Wilmington, Delaware these days. With the addition of excellent restaurants, a beer garden, and bike trail, Wilmington is a great place for a long weekend escape.

For decades, travelers in the know have come to see the classic estates of the du Pont family that are open to the public. Both Winterthur and Nemours are former du Pont homes that are reason enough to visit Wilmington. And the Hagley Museum and Library shows visitors where the du Pont family’s fortunes began in the Brandywine Valley. If this is your first time visiting Wilmington, it’s worthwhile to visit at least one of the above du Pont sites. What’s different nowadays is the addition of several top dining establishments in the city center and beyond.

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