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From picturesque beaches to rich colonial heritage, Delaware may be small in size, but it's big on charm, history, and natural beauty. Discover for yourself.

About Delaware

Delaware offers a variety of travel and tourism opportunities for visitors, including beaches, outdoor recreation, cultural attractions, and tax-free shopping.

Also known as the First State, Delaware became the first of the original thirteen states to ratify the US Constitution, back in December, 1787.

States neighbouring Delaware: Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Travel Map Mapping Delaware

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Map of Delaware

Delaware is bordered by Maryland to the south and west, Pennsylvania to the north, and New Jersey to the north-east.

The state capital of Delaware is Dover.

Delaware Overview

Delaware is a small but prosperous state with a rich history and diverse economy located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

It is the second smallest state in the US, after Rhode Island, and has a total area of just over 1,900 square miles.

Declaration of Independence

Delaware was one of the original 13 colonies that declared independence from Great Britain and became one of the United States.

It was the first state to ratify the US Constitution, which is why it is often referred to as 'The First State'.

Dover and Wilmington

The capital of Delaware is Dover, which is located in the central part of the state.

The largest city in Delaware is Wilmington, which is located in the northern part of the state and is the economic hub of the state.


Delaware has a diverse economy that includes manufacturing, agriculture, and finance.

Some of the major industries in the state include chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and banking.

DDelaware is home to several large corporations, including DuPont, one of the world's largest chemical companies.

Living in Delaware

Delaware is a relatively affluent state, with a median household income that is higher than the national average.

The state also has a relatively low cost of living compared to other states in the region.


The state of Delaware is known for its beaches, which attract tourists from around the region.

Delaware's popular beach towns include Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach.

Visiting Delaware

The second smallest state in the Union, Delaware State, is a great destination for anyone looking for a mix of history, culture, and outdoor activities.

Delaware Bay was named after the first colonial governor of Virginia, Thomas West, 3rd baron De La Warr, when the English adventurer Samuel Argall entered the bay in 1610.

Located on the east coast of the United States, Delaware is known for its beautiful beaches, historic landmarks, and tax-free shopping.

Around Delaware State

Delaware City is a a small port town on the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, in New Castle County, Delaware.

Located between the Delaware shore and the capital city of Dover, the quaint town of Harrington plays host to the annual Delaware State Fair.

Delaware State Parks

From hiking, camping, swimming, and fishing, to nature programs and touring historic sites visitors and residents can enjoy the natural diversity of some seventeen State Parks in Delaware.

Delaware Tourism

The state's tourism industry is supported by organizations such as the Delaware Tourism Office and Southern Delaware Tourism.

Delaware's Quaint Villages feature so many opportunities for historic culture, culinary adventures and outdoor escapades, you’ll always have something to do during your stay.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

This park straddles the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but a small portion of it extends into Delaware.

Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, and kayaking in this beautiful natural area.

Visit Delaware

Delaware has three distinctly different regions, each with its own style, character, and wide range of possibilities.

Northern Delaware is home to tax-free shopping sprees, big-city dining, scenic state parks, and iconic Wilmington attractions.

Countryside bike tours, birdwatching boardwalk trails, and historic sites make up the quiet charm found in Central Delaware.

Southern Delaware is well known for its pristine beaches and scenic landscapes, but beaches are just the beginning of a Southern Delaware vacation.

Delaware Transportation

DART First State provides regularly scheduled transit service within the entire state of Delaware.

Tax-Free Shopping

If you're interested in tax-free shopping, Delaware has no sales tax, so it's a popular destination for shoppers looking for bargains.

Some popular shopping destinations include the Christiana Mall and the Tanger Outlets.

Delaware Attractions

Delaware Beaches

Many holiday makers choose Delaware for its sandy dunes and quiet coastal communities.

There are six beach towns in Delaware, each with their own style and allure, and each with their own reason to become your favourite.

Bethany Beach

Bethany Town was founded by members of the Christian Church of Washington DC and Pennsylvania. The original idea was not to found a town, but to find a suitable tract of land for a permanent yearly seaside assembly for the Christian churches of the country.

Driving into Bethany Beach you'll be greeted by the intimate shops leading you to a quiet sense of calmness. You breathe in the ocean air, and you can suddenly feel that this is your coastal home away from home.

Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach is blessed with ocean beaches on one side, a broad bay on the other, and restaurants and fun-filled spots that fill every inch in between. Sunshine by day, and brighter vibes by night.

Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island is the most south-eastern of the Delaware beaches.

With a state park next door, waterfront places to stay, and a beautiful beach to unwind, Fenwick Island is a serene place to enjoy the great outdoors, delicious dining and so much more.


Lewes is situated where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet, at Cape Henlopen.

Quiet and dignified, charming and friendly, Lewes is perhaps the most beloved town in Delaware.

A charming coastal town with historic architecture and scenic beaches, Lewes is a popular spot for outdoor activities like kayaking and birdwatching.

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is the most memorable way to travel between Delaware and New Jersey.

Take the ferry on a 17-mile, 80 minute voyage across the Delaware Bay and cut miles off your trip along the Atlantic Coast.

Rehoboth Beach

From the beautiful ocean view to the iconic boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Delaware, known for its sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife.

Located on the Delaware Shores, the Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach Resort Area is known for its award-winning boardwalk, awesome hotels, specialty stores, amusements, beautiful homes, tax-free shopping and some of the finest restaurants anywhere.

Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center,
P.O. Box 216,
501 Rehoboth Avenue.

Hotels in Rehoboth Beach.

 South Bethany Beach

South Bethany Beach is the kind of place where memories of long summers have been sustained through generations, thanks in part to its intimate one mile long beach, adventures along the bay, and it’s quaint small town vibe.


The capital of Delaware is Dover, although Wilmington is the largest city.

Map of Dover

Map of Dover

Visit Dover

Founded in 1683, Dover is rich in history, packed with over three centuries worth of historical attractions and artifacts.

Historic landmarks in Dover include the Old State House and the John Dickinson Plantation.

The Delaware History Trail spotlights culturally significant locations throughout the state of Delaware, providing an educational adventure for all ages.

Where to Stay in Dover

Residence Inn Dover

Residence Inn Dover: 600 Jefferic Boulevard, Dover, DE.

Located in the heart of the State Capital of Dover, just a few blocks away from Dover Mall and over 25 restaurants with a variety of cuisines, Residence Inn by Marriott Dover is the perfect extended stay hotel for relocations, training, corporate, temporary housing or vacations.

Guests at the Residence Inn Dover can spend an evening in the indoor heated pool and spa, fitness center or relax by the fireplace.

Hotels in Dover, Delaware.


Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware and seat of New Castle County.

Located just thirty minutes south of Philadelphia, mid-point between New York and Washington DC, more than half of all Fortune 500 companies call Wilmington their corporate home.

Wilmington is home to many cultural attractions, including the Delaware Art Museum, the Delaware Theatre Company, and the Grand Opera House.

Although Wilmington might have a 'big city feel', walking around Downtown still has its small town charm.

Visit Wilmington

Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley are just a short distance from all points in the Mid-Atlantic region and minutes off the I-95 corridor.

Since the age of 10, Joe Biden has called Wilmington home, and US President Number 46 has created quite a buzz in the First State.

Attractions Around Wilmington

Although the outward shell of the Delaware Art Museum has changed and shifted with the fortunes of the times, the heart of the museum has remained constant.

To complement its collections, the Museum regularly presents important temporary exhibitions from leading art museums throughout the world.

The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, near Wilmington, displays American decorative arts between 1640 and 1840, in its more than 150 period rooms.

Whether you're visting for a long weekend, a week-long stay or just wish to spend a night in the city, there's always plenty of Things to Do in Wilmington.

Getting to Wilmington

The Acela Train - on Amtrak Northeast - connects Wilmington with Boston, New Haven, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC.

Where to Stay in Wilmington

Westin Wilmington

Westin Wilmington: 818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE.

Located close to Wilmington's Chase Center on the Riverfront, the Westin Wilmington offers convenient access to a number of local attractions and a multitude of dining options.

Guests at the Westin Wilmington can also use the complimentary shuttle to effortlessly transport them anywhere within five miles of the hotel.

Hotels in Wilmington, Delaware.

Delaware Maps and Travel Guides

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