On December 7, 1787 Delaware became the first state acknowledged by the United States of America. It was given this distinction because the Delaware delegation was the first to ratify the Constitution. Delaware is only 100 miles long and 30 miles wide, marking the second smallest state in the Union; but don’t let its size fool you. What Delaware lacks in landmass, it more than makes up for in beauty, hospitality and adventure. In fact the city of Georgetown, Delaware claims to be “16-miles from anywhere.”
Some of the outdoor activities available in Delaware include, hiking through the hills and farmlands or swimming and surfing the Atlantic shoreline. Fishing and hunting are also good in the Delaware area, just be sure to purchase the proper permits. Or take time to visit one of the many wildlife refuges found throughout Delaware.
Those looking for a more leisurely vacation, Delaware is filled with historic sites, museums and casinos.