State of Delaware (DE)
Nickname(s) – The First State, The Small Wonder, Blue Hen State, The Diamond State
Capital – Dover
Largest city – Wilmington
Languages – English
Area – 1 982 sq mi (5 130 km2)
Population – 982 895
Time zone – UTC -5/-4
The state of Delaware, also known as the “First” or “Diamond State”, lies in the eastern part of the peninsula of the same name at the mouth of the river of the same name on the Atlantic coast of the United States. This quiet, flat state attracts tourists all year round with its mild climate and richness of historical sights, neat and friendly small towns, cozy villages, long sunny beaches on the ocean coast. Here you can retire with your family or go around the entire state by car – in any case, an unforgettable vacation is guaranteed.
MOST VISITED AREAS
The main attractions of the state include the Brandywine Valley with its mansions-castles of the DuPont family, the Hagley Museum and the Rockford Tower; the historic city of New Castle on the Delaware Bay with its Amstel House (1730) and the Old Court House Museum (1732); Fort Delaware State Historic Park in Delaware City; the Nanticoke Indian Museum, Millsborough; Holy Trinity Scandinavian Church built in 1698, Fort Christine Historical Park – the first permanent settlement of Europeans in Delaware and the Opera House in Wilmington, as well as the 300-year-old Woodland Ferry and the Mount Cuba mountain center in Greenville and, of course , the capital of the state, where the Small Towns Museum, the Biggs Museum of American Art, the Archaeological Museum and the Aviation Museum are a must-see.
However, the capital is far from the largest city in the state. The industrial, economic and cultural center of the state is the city of Wilmington. Visiting to Dover for history and Wilmington for modern attractions.
It is also interesting to visit the cities of Newark (see here the State University and the famous school of figure skating), Milford with its museums and old buildings, Smyrna and Seaford will give you all the delights of America: a quiet and measured lifestyle, small shops and cinemas, cafes and bars everyone seems to know each other for a long time.
Rehoboth Beach is famous for its large sandy beach, which is considered the most beautiful in Delaware, and offers many opportunities for outdoor activities on the water: surfing, kayaking, diving, fishing – fans of water sports will not be bored.
Delaware’s climate is a transition from subtropical to continental. It is a pleasant snowy winter (-7 ° C), warm summer (+20 ° C). The mountains of Pennsylvania block the Delaware coast from the northerly winds, making the local climate mild and considered healthy. Well, a very long coastline will be a pleasant addition to the state’s climate. Now here is the beach area: Rehoboth Beach, Lewis, Dewey Beach, South Bethany Beach, beach lovers and tanners are waiting for you.