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How to spend my day

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How to spend my day

I'm a solo traveler who has a day to fill in Wilmington during the first week of December. Any suggestions? The fact that the weather will be cooler could limit outdoor activities. I'm a pretty curious person so I'd be up for anything. A little culture and some good food would be ideal. Thanks!

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The two "must-see" attractions, courtesy of the DuPont family, are the Winterthur Estate museum and Longwood Gardens which is just 5 minutes over the state line in Kennett Square Pennsylvania. You could easily spend the whole day at either.

If the weather is good there are walking trails through the gardens at both. If the weather is not so great, you can spend the entire time indoors at both. There are dining and shopping possibilities on site or in the small towns of Centerville and Kennett.

On a smaller scale, also legacies of the DuPont family are Hagley museum (featuring the early powdermills that started their dynasty) or the Nemours mansion which was the home of A.I DuPont whose children's hospital is still world famous.

On an even smaller scale is the Rockwood Museum, which was recently featured on My Ghost Story, an A&E broadcast of haunted homes.

If you don't care for museums and are willing to drive about an hour 1/2 visit our coastline - esp. the Rehoboth boardwalk if the weather is nice enough - most of the shops will be closed for the season, but still a nice place to walk, sand-free, and enjoy the ocean. Lewes, witih it's beautiful Victorian architecture, is 10-15 minutes away and has a few quaint little streets for shopping and dining. December is iffy for shopping of course since it is off-season.

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Second on all the suggestions in the first response. You might also consider the Brandywine Wine Trail and sample some of our local wines.

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