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Although, it’s the first state in the Union (and the second-smallest state in the country after Rhode Island), Delaware is often overlooked by road trippers. However, this compact state has a ton to offer, from NASCAR races to sea and sand.

1. Dover

Starting Point • Entertainment, Sports

The capital of Delaware, Dover is a historic town with several interesting attractions, from the Old State House to the Biggs Museum of American Art, boasting a collection of over 1,800 pieces across 16 galleries. NASCAR fans will appreciate the high-speed actionat the Dover International Speedway; music fans won’t want to miss the annual Firefly Festival — which often features a host of major performing artists — also held at the speedway.

2. Lewes

Drive 40.6 miles, 49 minutes • History, Entertainment, Nature, Outdoor Recreation

A former Dutch whaling and trading post, historic Lewes is a charming city with plenty to see and do, from lovely lighthouses to historic museums. Don’t miss the Zwaanendael Museum if you want to learn more about local history, or simply browse the cute boutiques and cafes in the center of town. The more adventurous may wish to head out to Cape Henlopen State Park, a costal park with rugged beaches and a nature center complete with aquariums and natural history exhibits.

3. Rehoboth Beach

Drive 7.8 miles, 22 minutes • Food, Entertainment, Nature

End your trip in charming Rehoboth Beach, a cute beachfront town with a lovely boardwalk and plenty of quaint shops and restaurants to choose from. Rehoboth Beach particularly popular with families, and those with kids won’t want to miss the rides and other attractions at Funland. Travelers of all ages will likely fall in love with beautiful Gordons Pond, a great alternative to the beach with lots of opportunities for hiking and birdwatching.