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Restaurants, accommodations and activities in Wilmington, Del.

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GETTING THERE

Wilmington is about 110 miles northeast of Washington on Interstate 95. Amtrak has daily train service, from $42 each way, depending on the day and time.

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WHERE TO STAY

Hotel du Pont, 100 W. 11th St., 800-441-9019, http://www.hoteldupont.com. Historic hotel downtown, with a restaurant, shops and the DuPont Theatre on-site. Classic or luxury king rooms range from $139 to $499, depending on season and occupancy.

Doubletree Hotel Wilmington, 4727 Concord Pike, 302-478-6000, http://www.doubletree1.hilton.com. Recently renovated hotel with an indoor pool and fitness center, adjacent to the Concord Mall for tax-free shopping. Rates start at $99 a night.

WHERE TO EAT

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, 710 S. Madison St., 302-658-8200, http://www.ironhillbrewery.com. Large menu with soups, salads, pizzas, burgers, steaks and more. Entrees $12.50 to $26.95.

Green Room, 100 W. 11th St., 302-656-4401, http://www.hoteldupont.com. Elegant French restaurant in the Hotel du Pont. Foie gras, duck breast, scallops. Entrees start at $27.

Riverfront Market, 3 S. Orange St. Covered market with several food stalls and seating areas. At Eeffoc's cafe, breakfast starts at $3, lunch at $4.25 and dinner at $6.75. At Old World Cheese Steak Factory, sandwiches start at $6.25. At Harry's Fish Market + Grill, sandwiches start at $6.95. Jeenwong Thai Cuisine offers a $6.95 lunch special.

WHAT TO DO

DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, 302-656-1490, http://www.dupontecc.com. Open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Free. The outdoor garden and boardwalk are open from dawn to dusk.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://www.riverfrontwilm.com

http://www.wilmingtonde.gov

-- N.T.


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