Where did the Russian land come from? every 5th grader knows. But the answer to the question “where did American land come from?” everyone who has ever visited the First US state of Delaware knows. It was the inhabitants of this one of the smallest states in the country who at one time, protesting against British rule, first stood at the origins of the Union, and then were the first to adopt the Constitution. Thus Delaware became forever in the minds of every American the first state of the Union.
Here you can retire with your family or drive around the entire state by car – in any case, an unforgettable vacation is guaranteed.
The state of Delaware, also known as the “First” or “Diamond State”, lies in the eastern part of the Delaware Peninsula at the mouth of the same river 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 drive around the entire state by car – in any case, an unforgettable vacation is guaranteed.
Of all the favorite American “entertainment”, the residents of the state prefer cockfights, which are also offered to tourists. Hence the state’s other nickname, the Blue Rooster State.
The capital is Dover.
- Countryaah – Cities in Delaware: List of all municipalities in the state of Delaware, including cities and towns of Delaware.
The major cities are Wilmington, Newark, Milford, Smyrna and Seaford.
How to get there
The capital of the state cannot boast of either air or rail transport. You can only get here by bus or car. Wilmington also did not acquire its own air harbor, although trains run here. So you will have to get to the state by car. Only from where?
The closest international airport to Wilmington is in Philadelphia.
The closest major international airport to Wilmington is in Philadelphia. The flight Moscow – Philadelphia with two transfers lasts from 40 hours, you can fly to the States from Domodedovo, Vnukovo or Sheremetyevo – the choice is yours! Get ready to relax already in flight, because air carriers are ready to offer you comfortable conditions and a high level of service in flight, as well as take care of you during transfers, providing food, a hotel and everything you need. It seems that the days of “painful” trips are a thing of the past, and it’s time for travelers to really enjoy the trip from the first steps on the airstairs.
Well, here you are in Philadelphia. From the airport, go to the bus station and take a ticket to Wilmington, after some 30-40 minutes you will be there. In Delaware, you can choose to travel by statewide bus or rental car.
Weather in Delaware
Delaware’s climate is a transition from subtropical to continental. This is a pleasant snowy winter (-7 ° C), warm summer (+20 ° C). The mountains of Pennsylvania shield the Delaware coast from northern winds, making the local climate mild and considered beneficial to health. Well, a very long coastline will be a pleasant addition to the climate of the state. Now here is the beach area: Rehoboth Beach, Lewis, Dewey Beach, South Bethany Beach are waiting for you, beach lovers and tan hunters.
The mountains of Pennsylvania shield the Delaware coast from northern winds, making the local climate mild and considered beneficial to health.
Popular hotels in Delaware
Entertainment, excursions, attractions
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 town 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 in Millsboro; the Scandinavian Holy Trinity Church built in 1698, Fort Christine Historic Park – the first permanent European settlement in Delaware and the Opera House in Wilmington, as well as the 300-year-old Woodland Ferry and Mount Cuba mountain vegetation center in Greenville and, of course, the capital of the state, where you should definitely visit the Museum of Life of Small Towns, the Biggs Museum of American Art, the Archaeological Museum and the Aviation Museum.
Delaware’s capital, Dover, is known as the city that literally grew out of the seat of the county court, and to this day, downtown – Green Square with the State Supreme Court remains the heart of the historic part of the city.
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. So go to Dover for history and Wilmington for modern sights.
For history, head to Dover, and for modern sights, head to Wilmington.
It is also interesting to visit the cities of Newark (look here at the state university and the famous figure skating school), Milford with its museums and ancient buildings, Smyrna and Seaford will give you all the delights of “one-story” America: a quiet and measured lifestyle, small shops and cinemas, cafes and bars where everyone seems to know each other for a long time.
Do not be surprised when, looking at the map of the state, you will find the city of Odessa in the north of Delaware, named after the Black Sea port.
Wilmington, with its historical buildings, the Art Museum and the Copland Sculpture Park, enjoys special attention of tourists; here is the house and estate of the founder of the Dupont chemical concern.
If on vacation you prefer to take a walk, look, find out and think – go to Wilmington.
In the city center, history buffs will be interested in the building of the railway station, the headquarters of Dupont, which surprises with its original architecture, and several surviving blocks near the embankment of the river. Christine.
There are many churches in Wilmington, the oldest of which is considered the Church of the Holy Trinity, erected in 1698 and still operating.
Be sure to visit the Hagley Museum, located north of the city. Here you will learn about the history of the formation of American industry and business, the life of the workers of that time. On the territory of the museum there are buildings of powder mills and a mansion of the Dupont family of the 19th century, a garden and park complex and a scientific library. In general, if on vacation you prefer to take a walk, look, find out and think – go to Wilmington. If the rest for you is the sun, the ocean, surf and a sun lounger, then the Delaware beach resorts “weep for you”.
Americans themselves come to Delaware also for duty-free goods, so take the opportunity to please your loved ones with gifts and souvenirs, and yourself with a pleasant shopping experience.
The resort town, which welcomes its guests with a mild subtropical climate and the sound of the ocean, is located in the east of the state in the shape of a fan with wide parks, streets and squares – this is Rehoboth Beach. A very lively place that boasts wooden sidewalks along the coast, long beaches, golf courses, shopping centers and nightclubs.
Rehoboth Beach is famous for its large sandy beach, which is considered the most beautiful in Delaware, and offers a lot of opportunities for outdoor activities: surfing, kayaking, diving, fishing – water sports lovers will not be bored.
Vacationers from Russia are not threatened by the language barrier: all waiters, sellers, employees in amusement parks and housekeepers are Russian-speaking students from the CIS countries and Europe who came here on a student exchange program or to earn extra money for the summer.
In addition to many supermarkets, boutiques, bars and restaurants, fitness centers and art galleries, Rehoboth Beach is famous for its large and very beautiful sandy beach, which is considered the most beautiful in Delaware, and offers a lot of water activities: surfing, kayaking, diving, fishing — lovers of water sports will not be bored.
Be sure to visit a tour of the local water area: the delight of children, unforgettable impressions for you and colorful photographs – these are just a small fraction of what this trip along the coastal zone of the Atlantic Ocean promises you.