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DELAWARE HOLIDAYS   >   USA


Delaware is a Mid-Atlantic state in the United States of America. It was one of the original 13 states and is known as the "First State" as it was the first of them to ratify the United States Constitution.

Counties in Delaware : Kent County, New Castle County and Sussex County

Cities & Towns in Delaware : Bear, Bellefonte, Bethel, Bridgeville, Brookside, Camden, Claymont, Clayton, Delmar, Delaware City, Dover, Edgemoor, Elsmere, Georgetown, Greenville, Glasgow, Harrington, Highland Acres, Hockessin, Kent Acres, Laurel, Lewes, Long Neck, Middletown, Milford, Millsboro, Milton, New Castle, Newark, Newport, North Star, Ocean View, Pike Creek, Rehoboth Beach, Rising Sun-Lebanon, Riverview, Rodney Village, Seaford, Smyrna, Selbyville, Smyrna, Wilmington, Wilmington Manor, Woodside East, Wyoming and more..

Capital City Delaware : Dover.


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Hotels in Delaware

  Booking   -   Hotel Guide Delaware [ Dover, Christiana, Talleyville ]

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

    -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

  Hotels.com   -    

Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  Go Camping America
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rentals in Delaware

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

National Parks / State Parks

With their lakes and nature trails, campsites and fishing holes, Delaware's 14 state parks provide a back-to -basics retreat for visitors of all ages. Within the parks, you'll also find historic buildings, nature centers, cultural programs, tours and plenty of other ways to spend the day.

Southern Delaware has an abundance of ecotourism activities. There's everything from whale and dolphin watching to beachcombing, nature walks, photography opportunities, canoeing, bicycling and birdwatching. Southern Delaware is part of the Atlantic Flyway, home to a variety of our feathered friends. Numerous state parks offer everything from beaches, camping, nature trails and seminars, boating and fishing (surf, ocean, bay and freshwater).

  Delaware State Parks
Enjoy the natural diversity of Delaware's 14 state parks. From hiking, camping, swimming, and fishing, to nature programs and touring historic sites, there is truly something for everyone at Delaware State Parks!
  Delaware Divison of Fish & Wildlife - Fisheries Section
The Fisheries Section works to enhance and protect Delaware's fish and aquatic resources and habitats. There are abundant fishing areas in the state; dozens of warm water ponds, streams, marshes, swamps and two ponds stocked seasonally with trout. There are 22 fishing and boating sites providing access to recently -restored populations of striped bass, weakfish, and summer flounder, as well as artificial reefs at 11 sites, populated with black sea bass, tautog, and other species.

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agencies / Tour Operators

   -   Create your perfect trip to Delaware
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Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  Visit Delaware
Delaware is just over two hours from New York and Washington, DC and right in the middle of everywhere you want to be! Only a short drive from Lancaster and Annapolis, Delaware is the perfect fit for all kinds of tours. Why not spend the night in Delaware and experience small-town charm that offers value and a sense of security? In Delaware, they put our visitors first!
  Visit Dover   -   Kent County Tourism Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visitors to Dover, Delaware's Capital City, and Kent County, Delaware are pleasantly surprised by our variety of historical and cultural attractions, beautiful farmland and coastal scenery, and our curious mix of old traditions and modern high-tech culture. In Kent County,
visitors can find Amish buggies on city streets, delicate shorebirds and giant C-5 Galaxy military cargo planes , quiet museums and exciting NASCAR races, arts and antiques, Colonial history, slots and harness racing. Most of our twenty delightful museums and historic sites offer free admission, adding value to your visit.
  Visit Southern Delaware
Southern Delaware offers the perfect getaway year-round! Our area is a rare location of rural and resort communities brimming with history, charm and personality. In just a short two hour drive from Washington, D.C ., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk or just 70 minutes across the Delaware Bay via ferry from New Jersey, you can take a stroll along our quiet beaches, dine in our renowned restaurants, relax in our award-winning hotels and shop tax-free in our boutiques, antique shops and outlet centers.
  Rehoboth Beach   -   Beach-fun.com  [ Tourism ]
When planning your next vacation, why not travel to the resort area of Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, Delaware. Located on the Atlantic Coast only two hours from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, or Philadelphia , PA, you can enjoy a beach resort that offers tranquility and hospitality.
The resort area provides a variety of accommodations from cozy bed and breakfasts to many fine hotels. Other options include condominiums, apartments, cottages, homes and retreat houses.
One of downtown Rehoboth's greatest assets is a mile-long boardwalk which allows for bike riding, strolling or jogging. Other activities and special events on the "boards" include miniature golf, arcades, a small amusement park, bandstand musical entertainment and numerous festivals. Here you can sit and watch the sunrise, enjoy our many migrating dolphins and our latest visitors, pelicans.

Travel Guides Delaware / Travel Related Books

Travel Guides USA Travel Guides USA  [ amazon.co.uk ]

The Rough Guide to the USA (Rough Guide Travel Guides) 
By Samantha Cook, Tim Perry (Editor), Greg Ward (Editor)
The Rough Guide to the USA is the most comprehensive and colourful guide to the fifty states available. There are lively accounts of every region and attraction from the bright lights of Broadway to the vast open plains of Wyoming. The guide gives refreshingly opinionated reviews of the established sights and landmarks as well as uncovering many of the lesser-known gems, allowing the visitor to make the most of their trip. There are feature boxes that provide information on a variety of subjects from the Delta blues to the geology of the Grand Canyon. There are also maps and plans to help you navigate around the major attractions, inner city streets or interstates
Paperback 1440 pages (October 28, 2004); Publisher: Rough Guides
USA (Lonely Planet Country Guides S.) 
By Loretta Chilcoat, Susan Derby, Beth Greenfield, Carolyn Hellor
This Lonely Planet guide covers all 50 U.S. states. It is packed with pre-trip planning advice, itinerary suggestions, distance charts and tips on the most interesting way of getting from A to B.
Paperback 1164 pages (March 2004); Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications 

Transportation / How do I travel to Delaware

Delaware itself is not serviced by a commercial airline.

  Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Amtrak trains provide service to the BWI Rail Station, where free shuttles serve the airport terminal. Board the Amtrak Train in Wilmington, DE located at M. L. King Blvd and French Street.
  Philadelphia International Airport [ PHL ]
Serving as the principal gateway for the second-largest city on the East Coast, PHL is located just eight miles from downtown Philadelphia with easy access via taxi, train, limousine and shuttle services.

  Dover Airport   -   see AirNav 33N
  New Castle Airport [ ILG ]
  Smyrna Airport   -   AirNav 38N
  Sussex County Airport [ KGED ]   -   Georgetown   -   see AirNav KGED
Serves Georgetown and Sussex County and is owned by Sussex County Council.

   

 
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  Airline Tickets Delaware / Bargain Flights

  Greyhound Lines   -   coach services / bus lines

Ferry service exists between Lewes, Delaware and Cape May, New Jersey, across the mouth of the Delaware Bay.

  DART - Fist State ***   -   Public Bus & Train Schedules and much, much more ..

  Maps of Delaware [ Uni Texas   -  Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


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  Visit Delaware
Outdoor activities Delaware : Forests, rivers, parks and campgrounds provide the ideal setting for some of the state's best outdoor adventures. Canoeing. Fishing. Golfing. Biking. Hiking. Bird-watching. Horse-riding. Hunting. Boating. There's something for everyone throughout the year, from the 90-mile coastline to the hundreds of miles of nature trails inland.

  State of Delaware [ Government ]   -   The First State of the US

  Dover   -   Visit Dover [ Kent County Tourism Convention and Visitors Bureau ]
Visitors to Dover, Delaware's Capital City, and Kent County, Delaware are pleasantly surprised by our variety of historical and cultural attractions, beautiful farmland and coastal scenery, and our curious mix of old traditions and modern high-tech culture. In Kent County,
visitors can find Amish buggies on city streets, delicate shorebirds and giant C-5 Galaxy military cargo planes , quiet museums and exciting NASCAR races, arts and antiques, Colonial history, slots and harness racing. Most of our twenty delightful museums and historic sites offer free admission, adding value to your visit.
  City of Dover   -   State Capital Delaware
The City of Dover is located in Central Delaware in Kent County. Dover is approximately 90 miles south of Philadelphia, PA, and 90 miles east of Washington, DC. While its population is significantly less than that of Wilmington, Delaware, Dover encompasses a larger area than any other city on the Delmarva Peninsula.

  Kent County   -   Kent County Levy Court
  New Castle County   -   New Castle County
  Sussex County   -   Government Sussex County
Sussex County is home to the Delaware's Beaches and is the State's most heavily utilized outdoor recreation resource. The beaches span from the mouth of the Delaware River to Ocean City, Maryland. Twelve of the states 24.5 miles of beaches are State Parks which includes several "Drive On" beaches and parking for the beaches that do not permitted vehicles.

  Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce

  Bear
  Bellefonte   -   Town of Bellefonte   -   located in New Castle County
  Bethany Beach   -   Town of Bethany Beach
  Bethel - located in Sussex County
  Bridgeville
  Brookside
  Camden  -  Town of Camden
  Claymont
  Clayton
  Delmar   -   Town of Delmar
  Delaware City   -   City of Delaware City
Delaware City was founded in the early 1800's and was first called Newbold's Landing, after the developer who laid out the town in anticipation of the construction of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. By 1829, the Canal was open and the town formally named Delaware City. The City was incorporated in 1851.
  Dewey Beach   -   Town of Dewey Beach
  Edgemoor
  Elsmere
  Fenwick Island   -   Town of Fenwick Island
  Georgetown
  Greenville
  Glasgow
  Harrington
  Highland Acres
  Hockessin
  Kent Acres
  Kenton   -   Town of Kenton
  Laurel
  Lewes   -   City of Lewes   -   Lewes Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
Ecotourism is fast becoming popular among active adults and families alike. If the ocean, bay and natural beaches are your passion, Lewes is the place to begin. Whale and dolphin-watching tours are scheduled during the warm weather months. You can sail on a tall ship or rent a small boat to tour the harbor or Delaware Bay. Cape Henlopen State Park (5000 acres) and nearby Prime Hook Wildlife refuge (8500 acres) offer unlimited outdoor experiences. Whether you are an avid birder or you simply want to enjoy the beauty of pristine sand dunes, quiet pine forest trails and unspoiled marshland, Lewes has it all.
  Long Neck
  Middletown
  Milford   -   City of Milford
Located at the junctions of State Route 14, Milford-Harrington Hwy and U.S. Route 113 and State Route 1, Milford benefits from its central location in the southern part of the state, approximately 18 miles south of Dover, the State capital, 20 miles north of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware's #1 resort city, and 52 miles from Wilmington, the largest city in the state.
  Millsboro   -   Town of Millsboro
  Milton
  New Castle   -   City of New Castle   -   Historic New Castle
Stroll along cobblestone streets and enjoy a taste of the past... Founded in 1651, Historic New Castle is full of intriguing living history, wonderful architecture, and natural beauty.
  Newark   -   City of Newark
Located near the northern tip of Delaware, Newark is easily reached from five major metropolitan centers: Wilmington (twenty minutes), Philadelphia and Baltimore (one hour), Washington, D.C. (two hours), and New York City (two and one-half hours).
  Newport
  North Star
  Ocean View   -   Town of Ocean View
  Odessa   -   Town of Odessa
  Pike Creek
  Rehoboth Beach   -   City of Rehoboth
Rehoboth Beach serves as an alternative to nearby and much more industriously developed Ocean City, Maryland. Rehoboth Beach, together with the towns of Lewes, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany, and Fenwick Island, comprises Delaware's beach resorts and is Sussex County's most densely populated and fastest-growing area.
  Rehoboth Beach   -   Beach-fun.com   -   Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce
  Rising Sun-Lebanon
  Riverview
  Rodney Village
  Seaford   -   City of Seaford
  Smyrna
  Selbyville   -   Town of Selbyville
  Smyrna   -   Town of Smyrna
  South Bethany   -   Town of South Bethany
  Townsend   -   Town of Townsend
  Wilmington   -  Visit Wilmington  -  Wilmington, Delaware & the Brandywine Valley
Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum & much more...
  Wilmington Manor
  Woodside East
  Wyoming

  Beaches Delaware
Visit the southern Delaware coastline and such great seafaring towns as historic Lewes, "the nation's summer capital" of Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and its watersports scene, family-friendly Bethany Beach and laid-back Fenwick Island.
  Southern Delaware  -  Visit Southern Delaware

  News from Delaware   -   Delawareonline.com   -   The News Journal
  News   -   Dover PostSeaford Star
  Radio   -   WHYY  
91FM coverage extends as far north as Princeton, New Jersey; south to New Castle County, Delaware; and throughout Philadelphia and the four surrounding counties.
  Kalmar Nyckel   -   The Tall Ship of Delaware
The original Kalmar Nyckel sailed from Sweden to the New World in 1638 leaving its passengers to establish the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley, the Colony of New Sweden in present-day Wilmington, Delaware. She made a total of four roundtrip crossings of the Atlantic—more than any other ship of the era. Her first voyage to the New World left 24 settlers of Swedish, Finnish, German and Dutch descent in the Delaware Valley. Joining them was a black freedman who sailed from the Caribbean aboard her companion ship the Fogel Grip.
  TV  -   WHYY
Operates TV64 in Seaford, which transmits TV12 programming to southern Delaware.
  University   -   Delaware State University
  University   -   University of Delaware

Cuisine   -   Delaware Recipes

  Beach-net.com   -   See dining
Se also The Blue Crab in Delaware [ These pages will teach you a little about the fine art of crabbing and offer a couple of recipes for cooking this local delicacy ]
  Delaware Valley Outdoors   -   see Fishing Recipes
  University of Delaware   -   Delaware cooks
A selection of cookbooks published in Delaware

  Lobster & Crab Recipes from Lobster-N-Crab.com  -   see 'About Blue Crabs'

  Historic American Recipes 
Apple-Fritters | Dough-Nuts | Cocoa-nut Drops | Molasses Gingerbread | Common Gingerbread | Election Cake | Indian Meal Pudding | Fried Sweet Potatoes | Sweet Potato Pie | Beef-Stake | German Chicken Stew | Jack Rabbit Stew | To Roast a Pig | Broiled Scrod | To boil a Cod's Head.

History of Delaware

Delaware's history spans from pre-Colonial days to the present. Enjoy museums and monuments that honor all aspects of our rich heritage, from the Nanticoke and Lenni-Lenape Indians to agriculture, science and industry through the years. Visit Fort Delaware, which held prisoners of war from Stonewall Jackson's Confederate Army. Explore Old New Castle, the first capital of Delaware, and Dover, the capital today.

  History of Delaware
Native Americans, Dutch and Swedish colonies, British colony, American Revolution and State of Delaware.
  Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln and the North entered the war to preserve the Union rather than to free the slaves, but within a relatively short time emancipation became an accepted war aim. Neither Congress nor the president knew exactly what constitutional powers they had in this area; according to the Dred Scott decision, they had none. But Lincoln believed that the Constitution gave the Union whatever powers it needed to preserve itself, and that he, as commander-in-chief, had the authority to use those powers...
  Seaford Historical Society
The Seaford Museum and the Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation are owned and operated by Seaford Historical Society. The Seaford Historical Society's mission is to "preserve, protect, and promote Seaford area history."

  National Park Service  -  Links to the past
Explore America's cultural resources - buildings, landscapes, archeological sites, ethnographic resources, objects and documents, structures and districts.

Music, Art & Culture, Entertainment

Delawareans love to celebrate. Annual festivities include the Delmarva Chicken Festival in Sussex County, the Great Delaware Kite Festival at Cape Henlopen State Park, the Nanticoke Riverfest in Seaford, the Jazz Festival on Wilmington's Riverfront, and many more.
Plays, traveling Broadway productions, dinner theaters, ballet and other performing arts are crowd-pleasers throughout the First State. Popular entertainment venues include Wilmington's Grand Opera House, Three Little Bakers, the Playhouse Theater, Dover's Patchwork Playhouse, the Schwartz Center for the Arts, and a variety of professional and nonprofessional theaters.

  American Family Traditions
  Honky Tonks   -   Hymns & the Blues American Music From Back Roads To Big City
Honky tonks sprang up around east Texas oil fields in the 1930s as places for hard-drinking, tough-talking men to get loose after a long day's work. Hank Williams' country hit "Honky Tonkin" could have been their theme song. But, in 1952 country singer Kitty Wells looked like somebody's aunt when she debuted, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels". Wearing a lady-like gingham dress, but daring to sing about adultery and divorce from a woman's point of view, she captured the nation's attention and started a revolution in country music.
  Native Ground Music   -   Historic American Music & Folklore
Old time,historic American, bluegrass music and American folklore
  Popular songs in American history   -   Lesley Nelson's Website.
American Folk and Traditional Music with Lyrics, Midi Files, Tune Information and History behind the folksongs and ballads. With folksongs arranged by time period.

  Libraries in Delaware


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