February is the month of love and so we thought we’d take the opportunity to remind you of some of the things we LOVE about Delaware, in no specific order.
Beaches – Delaware was nicknamed by Thomas Jefferson as “The Diamond State” due to its strategic location on the eastern seaboard. What does that mean for you? Beaches. Delaware features miles of beaches, some of the finest in the country as a matter of fact.
Beaches are great for more than just sun bathing or playing in the waves – there is an astounding amount of things to do while you are there. The boardwalks feature a variety of options including arcades, shops, portraits and more. With all the amazing food options, you are sure to find something for everyone.
Want more adventure? You can take part in other exciting beach activities such as sportfishing, amusement parks and parasailing.
Nature – While Delaware may be well known for its sandy coastline, other natural beauties can be enjoyed via state parks and trails. While there are too many to list them all, here is just a small list of examples within different areas of Delaware to get you started:
- Cape Henlopen State Park – Located in Lewes, Delaware, this park boasts an astounding 5,193 acres of beautiful landscape to explore. In addition, guests can also partake in boating, disc golf, trails and camping.
- Bellevue State Park – Located in Wilmington, Delaware, this park is noted as a park for all seasons. Bellevue offers its visitors a wide range of activities including tennis courts, an arts center, trails and historical sites such as Bellevue Hall, Cauffiel House and Mount Pleasant Meeting House.
- Lums Pond – Located in Bear, Delaware, Lums Pond is built around the state’s largest fresh water pond. This beautiful state park offers amazing relaxation and fun. Patrons can enjoy fishing, boating, and Go Ape! the premier treetop adventure course!
- Killens Pond State Park – Located in Felton, Delaware, Killens Pond became a state park in 1965. Open year round, this popular park affords people the ability to go boating, hike one of 4 trails, take part in a nature program or splash and play at the water park.
History – There is a vast amount of history that surrounds the state of Delaware. History buff? Just like learning? Here are some sites you can visit to learn more about our nation’s first state:
- Lighthouse Tours – There are various lighthouses throughout the state that can either be visited for photo opportunities as well as some you can climb inside.
- Delaware History Trail – A wonderful trip that gives explorers the chance to visit historical locations and sights.
- Nemours Mansion and Gardens – Located in Wilmington, Delaware, this DuPont family estate is one amazing site to behold. The mansion is positioned on a spectacularly landscaped 3,000 acre lot featuring immaculate décor and gardens.
- Delaware Museum of Natural History – Another Wilmington location, this museum invites vistors to discover the wonders of natural history up close and personal.
- Ryves Holt House – The oldest standing house in Delaware, built in 1665.
Tax Free Shopping – Delaware is one of the few states in the country that offer tax-free shopping all year round. If you are near the Rehoboth Beach area, Tanger Outlets has a huge selection of stores. Better yet, visit during the off-season and experience fewer crowds and you just may find a larger selection of items or even better deals.
If going to the outlets isn’t your cup of tea, you have plenty of other options during off season months as well. Delaware is FULL of Antiques & Boutiques as well. If you’re looking for a great resource on shopping available anywhere in Delaware, click here!
Proximity – One last thing to note that we love about Delaware is its location. Not only is Wilmington, DE a bustling city, but Delaware is central to other prominent metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
Bustling boardwalks, beautiful beaches, serene parks, vast amounts of history and so much more, make Delaware an interesting and exciting place to live or visit. There are endless opportunities, it’s no wonder Delaware has earned the title “The Diamond State” – it really is the little gem of the east coast!