Although it is the second smallest country in the nation, Delaware definitely has a lot to offer. We take some of the most beautiful places of the First State from the beach and river towns to the historic villages.
Located by the Dutch in 1631, Lewes is a charming coastal community and as the earliest settlement in Delaware passed by the nickname “The first city in the first state”. Nestled between the beautiful beaches of Cape Hanlopen State Park and the wetlands of the Great March Reserve, the city is concentrated around the Lewes and Rehoboth canals and is inhabited by picturesque historic buildings such as the Reeves Holt House, built in 1665 and considered the most – throughout the country. Away from the sleepy coastal town, Lewes is home to a vibrant community of local restaurants and boutiques and events such as the historic Lewes Farmers Market.
Located at the beginning of the Broadkill River, Milton’s short distance from Delaware Bay and the coastal setting make it an important shipbuilding town in the 18th and 19th centuries, and today the Victorian heritage of the small town is still evident. 200 registered historic buildings. The city has plenty for outdoor enthusiasts, with canoeing and fishing opportunities waiting on the lakes and waterways, as well as for lovers of the sophisticated ale, Milton is also home to Doifschish Head Brewery, which offers tours of its facilities and tastings of the popular craft beers.
For the fortified small town of America in northern Delaware, look no further than Smyrna, a picturesque community just a short drive north of the capital, Dover. Situated on the shores of beautiful Duck Creek and Lake Como, Smyrna boasts its past – apparently in its beautifully preserved historic buildings, such as the historic Duke Creek Village – and folklore exhibitions such as the Smyrna Opera, opened more than 100 years ago. added in 2003; while the salt marshes of the nearby Bombay Hook National Nature Reserve are an easy haven for nature lovers.
Beginning in the 1660s and rich in history, Odessa prides itself on claiming that one of the most genuine colonial towns in the nation – in fact much of the city – is the National Historic District and Corbit-Sharp House, a spectacular style structure in Georgian Philadelphia built in 1774, is a national historical landmark. Home to just over 400 people, Odessa is small but full of charm with a pleasant atmosphere with the Appoquinimink River running along the city, providing opportunities for kayaking and wildlife, and the historic Cantwell Tavern, first opened in 1822. perfect for dinner and a few well-deserved beers after a hard day at the river.
Located south of Louis and Cape Hanlopen, Rehoboth Beach is a much-loved seaside town that, despite having just over 1,500 inhabitants all year round, sees its population in the summer up to about 25,000 during peak season when visitors flock. the wonderful community. Known for its pristine coastline, Rehoboth Beach has been honored with numerous accolades that attest to its beauty, including being listed among the 10 best coastal small towns in the United States and its mile-long traveler named one of the 10 largest coastal board of Coastal Living Magazine in 2013, while the picturesque town is home to an eclectic community of shops and restaurants and events such as the annual Sea Witch Halloween Festival and the Fiddler’s Festival.
Just a few miles down from Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington is New Castle, a historic city home to just over 5,000 people located on the banks of the Delaware River. Founded in 1651, the city became the first state capital of Delaware in 1776, before the status was transferred to Dover the following year and the first building of the capital – the majestic New Castle building, built in 1775 and now a museum. , can be visited today. Many of the most beautiful sites of the New Castle are grouped around the courtyard of the house and the river edges in an area called the Old New Castle, including the Old Library Museum and Amstel House Gardens.
Gorjtown was founded in 1791, when residents of the Sussex County area applied for the relocation of the county seat from neighboring Leves to a more central location. Georgetown’s central center, The Circle, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to a beautiful fountain and beautiful red-celled court in Sussex County, built in 1839. The city also has a lively cultural scene: every year Georgetown is a return site. A traditional festival unique to Delaware that begins with a concert and roast in the Circle.
Located on the Delaware River opposite New Jersey, Delaware City is a beautiful city rich in history and culture. Nestled on the east banks of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canals, the beautiful harbor town is home to many ancient buildings such as the Sterling Building, a 19th-century hotel located on the scenic coastline of Delaware City, Fort Delaware’s home island. The Union, dating back to 1859, used as a prison for captured Confederates during the American Civil War, was only a short ferry ride away.
Situated on the banks of the Indian River, the rural seaside village of Millsboro is among the most beautiful cities South Delaware has to offer. Although the city was officially founded in 1860, the land on which Millsboro lies was actually settled as early as 1792 and had previously been home to the Nantikock tribe, whose traditions and culture are celebrated in the Indian Museum in Nantikok. Today, during the warmer months, you can enjoy boating, fishing and Indian river fishing, and in the charming center of Millsboro there are attractive shops and restaurants offering seafood and good old Southern tickets.
With stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, a small but scenic traveler and a vibrant summer cultural calendar, Bethany Beach – which along with neighboring coastal communities on Fenwick Island and South Bethany is often referred to directly as “The Quiet Resorts” – offers a relaxed, more lively cities of Lewis and Rehoboth Beach. The fun activities come in the form of the Betanar Beach Farmer Summer Market and the Beton Beach Art Festival, which takes place every September as the nature lover takes advantage of the city’s proximity to the beautiful Assawoman Bay State.