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About Wilmington, DE


About Wilmington - "The Chemical Capital of the World"


Wilmington, DE, also known as the "Chemical Capital of the World" thanks to the DuPont Co., AstraZeneca, and Hercules chemical companies, is the most populous city in Delaware with over 70,000 residents.

Delaware has over 350 miles of inlets, bays, river mouths and other shoreline. However, if you are looking for a touristy beach then go to Dewey Beach or Fenwick Island. If you're more into driving and taking in the scenery, Route 9's Bayside Drive is known for being one of the most beautiful drives in America. You'll pass Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge along the way which is one of the best parts of the drive. You almost have to stop every few miles for the gorgeous photo opportunities.

If you'd prefer to travel by boat to take in views of marine life like whales and dolphins, you can reach the Delaware Bay from Lewes. But if you're looking for quieter spots that are less touristy, visit Beach Plum Island, Big Stone Beach, or Bethany Beach.

Whether you travel by land or water, it wont take you long to get through Delaware. There are only 3 counties in Delaware. This, and the small size of the state, are what gives a small town feel to people throughout the state. People genuinely care about each other in Delaware, even if it comes across as nosy. So don't take it personally if people don't mind their own business as much as you're used to!

Not only are the people super caring and helpful, Delaware is also one of the few states that doesn't charge sales tax. When you spend a dollar, you actually only pay a dollar. And not only that, but because of the expansive farmland in Delaware, there's also a good selection of produce - and people in Delaware love fresh produce! You can go strawberry and blueberry picking at Fifer Orchards in Camden Wyoming, Delaware.

If you have more of a sweet tooth for candy, Dolle's Candyland is recognized all across the state. It's located in Rehoboth Beach and is known for its salt water taffy.

But don't let the fruit and candy fool you. Delaware has more than just a sweet side. The Wine and Ale trail originates in Wilmington and extends all the way to the coastline while passing through some of Delaware's best breweries, wineries, and bars.

In the southern part of Delaware, it's known as the "slower lower". The cost of living is quite cheaper here and there's a big difference in the culture compared to the northern part of the state. The unofficial divider between the "north" and the "south" parts of the state is the C&D canal.

What else can you do in Delaware? Throughout the summer Dewey Beach hosts free outdoor movie nights on the beach under the moon and stars. People in Delaware also love disc golf. No less than 6 state parks in Delaware have disc golf courses. If you're interested in trying it while there, the best options are Brandywine Creek State Park and Lums Pond State Park.

Believe it or not, people in Delaware also are super hip when it comes to music. Indie music and alternative rock dominate the music scene. It all comes together at the Firefly Music Festival every year which is the largest music festival on the East Coast.


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