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On the Atlantic coast, find the State of Delaware, the second smallest state of USA. Grouped into three counties, namely Kent, New Castle and Sussex, Dover is the capital city with Wilmington being the largest and the most economically vibrant city.

Delaware is historically important as it was the first state to ratify the United States constitution in 1787. Since then it is called as “The First State” and is conferred first preference in national events. Delaware gets its name from the Delaware River and the Delaware Bay in the region.

Picturesque locations occupy a great part of the landscape in Delaware and hence scenic getaways, bird watching and photography are popular activities. 15 state parks decorate the map of Delaware and offer a range of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, camping, fishing and swimming. The nature programs and the tours to historic sites add to the excitement. The coastline of 90 miles having immaculate beaches combined with the forests, rivers and parks make it one of the finest outdoor destinations.

A range of museums preserving the past and monuments built to honor past accomplishments are found in Delaware. Listed under the should-not-miss list are Fort Delaware, followed by Agricultural Museum and Village - Kent County, The Hagley Museum – Wilmington, The Lewes Historical Complex - Sussex County.

Delaware is one of the five states that do not levy sales tax and hence shopping here is literally fun. Best in class entertainment options, easy accessibility and proximity of tourist locations make a trip to Delaware delightful.

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