Diminutive, delectable Delaware, the nation's second-smallest state (96 miles long and less than 35 miles across at its widest point) is overshadowed by her neighbors and overlooked by visitors to the Capital Region. And that's too bad, because Delaware has a lot more on offer than just tax-free shopping and chicken farms.
You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that Delaware is home to long white sandy beaches, cute colonial villages, a cozy countryside and small-town charm. A whole state just waiting to be explored, Delaware still rides on her reputation as being the first state to ratify the US Constitution, hence her new slogan: 'It's Good Being First.'
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Delaware destination guides
50 best US presidential sites
Presidents' Day: that strategic February Monday holiday in the US that's situated at arm's length between George Washington's birthday (February 22) and Abraham Lincoln's (February 12).
It's National Park Week! Where to get your green on in 2011.
Every week in the US is a national park week, but only this week (April 16-24) is National Park Week, when all 394 of the nation's great natural and historic attractions are free to see.