Delaware is a state in the northeast of the United States. The state lies on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and partly on the Delaware Bay. To the Southwest is Maryland, to the Northeast is New Jersey and to the North is Pennsylvania.

Thomas West, third Baron De La Warr, is the namesake of this state. Interestingly, he was an English nobleman and the first colonial governor of Virginia.

The First US State

Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. Since it was the first to ratify it thereby became the first state of the future United States of America. This is the origin of its nickname “The First State.”

Moreover, it is the second smallest state and the sixth least populated in the country. However, it ranks six in population density. The capital of Delaware is Dover, but the largest city is Wilmington. Furthermore, Wilmington is an economical center of the state.

Things To Do In Delaware

Even though Delaware is small, it still offers a number of sights and entertainment for tourists. One of the most interesting historic sites is the First State National Historic Park.

In addition, Delaware has a variety of museums, wildlife refuges, parks, marked houses, lighthouses, and more.

Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, South Bethany and Fenwick Island towns, comprise Delaware’s beach resort area.

Rehoboth Beach attracts annual visitors from Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Consequently, many call the resort “The Nation’s Summer Capital.”

Vacationers visit this area for the tax-free shopping, aesthetic appeal, vivid nightlife, and charm. 

In addition, Delaware hosts several festivals and events such as Riverfest in Seaford and the World Championship Punkin Chunkin. The World Championship occurs in different locations every year.

The Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival and the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral, which marks the end of the summer, are favorites. Furthermore, the Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville and the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington are famous.


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