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Welcome to Delaware

The small state of Delaware is often overlooked, and unfairly so. At 96 miles long and 35 miles wide, it’s certainly not a state with a large stature. But as the first state to enter the union, it enjoys a rich, long history that still shines to this day. The beautiful shoreline, abundance of old colonial-inspired architecture and the lack of crowds keep Delaware feeling airy and quaint—the perfect place to wander and window shop at your own pace.

Rehoboth Beach is one of the state’s most popular spots, and home to one of its finest stretches of beachfront. The town is small and cozy, yet packed with a slew of great restaurants and entertainment options. For a more Colonial feel, there’s Historic New Castle, which features cobblestone streets, stately homes and lots of eclectic shops to explore.


Southern Delaware Tourism


Most of the Diamond State lies on a low, flat, coastal plain. And most of its finest attractions are the white-sandy beaches that doorstep the sparkling waters of Delaware Bay. Charming beach communities with art galleries and coffee shops can make for a perfect day on Delaware’s Eastern coast, even if you don’t plan on exploring by kayak or surfboard.

In the coastal town of Lewes, there’s also Cape Henlopen State Park, home to a sturdy and stubborn lighthouse that sits on a spit sticking out into the lashing waves of Delaware Bay. The lighthouse is a popular spot for photographers. Climb to the top of the park’s World War II observation tower for sweeping views of Delaware Bay.

Delaware Seashore State Park is a great place to bring the family and set up shop for beachside picnicking, swimming, fishing and sunbathing. The 2,825-acre park has a pair of protected swimming areas, showers, changing rooms and two picnic pavilions. With the Atlantic Ocean on its eastern side and the Indian River Bay on its western side, the park is a popular spot for surfing, paddleboarding and fishing.

Ready to race? Delaware is home to the Dover International Speedway, also known as the Monster Mile, making it one of the best places in the country to take in a NASCAR event. During spring, enjoy Dover Days, a festival that brings history to life through performance and art.