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Dover
Travel Guide

Delaware which includes a lake or waterhole

The First State’s capital city shares stories of its pioneering heritage over local wines and craft beers.

The capital of Delaware, U.S.A.’s first state, offers plenty to see and do: a rich American heritage, relaxing lakeside space, local wines and craft beer. Dover was established as a court town for Kent County in 1683 and is home to a range of historical landmarks. Follow the Delaware History Trail, with 36 sites of the small state’s pioneering past, grand estates and museums.

Go back in time to a 19-century village at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, which is open from Tuesdays through Saturdays. Learn how the Delaware farming community has put food on the table for generations with the museum’s informative tours and programs. Visit the First State Heritage Park to see historic estates such as the Old State House, Delaware Legislative Hall and the antique wooden John Bell House. The First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries are open seven days a week.

Discover Delaware’s acclaimed wineries and breweries on the Wine and Ale Trail, starting at the Wilmington riverfront and continuing to the Atlantic Ocean. Explore Dover’s secluded Silver Lake, the source of the St. Jones River, and its surrounding park. Pack a picnic lunch to grill on the provided barbeques. Walk around the park’s paths and watch ducks peacefully paddling on the water.

Watch and listen to the roaring engines of the twice-annual NASCAR races at Dover International Speedway. Travel around Dover with the cheap and convenient Dart Bus system or your personal or rental car.

Just 85 miles (136 kilometers) from Philadelphia and 65 miles (104 kilometers) from Annapolis, Dover is easy to get to. Catch an Amtrak train to Wilmington or a flight to New Castle Airport, both approximately an hour’s drive north from Dover. Summers in Dover are hot and humid, and winters are relatively mild. Despite very light snow conditions, low temperatures and rain can continue into spring, so pack appropriate warm clothing.

Visit Dover for an interesting glimpse into the nation’s past and a thoroughly modern culture.

Quality Inn
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5
190 Stadium St, Gateway North Plaza, Smyrna, DE
The price is SG$126 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Smyrna, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Bayhealth Emergency Center - Smyrna and within 9 miles (15 km) of Dover Downs Casino and Dover International ...
3.9/5Very Good! (480 reviews)
"Near a small strip mall with a variety of stores. Walking distance."

Reviewed on 11 Jun,2021

Quality Inn
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
4 out of 5
1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE
The price is SG$163 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Dover, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center, Dover Downs Casino and Dover International Speedway. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (967 reviews)
"Good Good Good"

Reviewed on 12 Jun,2021

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Comfort Inn & Suites
Comfort Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
699 North Dupont Boulevard, Milford, DE
The price is SG$146 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Milford, this hotel is 8.9 mi (14.4 km) from Harrington Raceway and Casino, and within 25 mi (40 km) of Dover Downs Casino and Dover International ...
4/5Very Good! (91 reviews)
"Nice and clean. No problems. Easy in and easy out"

Reviewed on 22 May,2021

Comfort Inn & Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beachfront on the Delaware Bay- Beautiful Prime Hook Beach
Beachfront on the Delaware Bay- Beautiful Prime Hook Beach
9047 shore drive, Milford, DE
This Milford holiday home is on the beach, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Prime Hook Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of South Rookery Golf Course and Milton Memorial Park. ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Searching for Crabs!
"Rented this home due to location for crab spawning and it was perfect! Lots of horseshoe crabs for kids to flip. Home is exactly as pictured, but we were surprised by the huge new deck on back - loved our morning coffee and evening wine! Home had everything you need… we used all the beach stuff, ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jun,2021

Beachfront on the Delaware Bay- Beautiful Prime Hook Beach
? Water Front ? Pet Friendly ? Prime Hook Beach
? Water Front ? Pet Friendly ? Prime Hook Beach
9195 Shore Dr, Milford, DE
Situated on the beach, this romantic holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Prime Hook Beach and within 9 miles (15 km) of South Rookery Golf Course and Milton ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)
the beach
"everything was great but the deck needs replacing as it is very easy to get splinters from the rotting boards, porch screen doors need work, but otherwise excellent accommodations"

Reviewed on 24 May,2021

? Water Front ? Pet Friendly ? Prime Hook Beach
Cozy Home Smyrna, Delaware
Cozy Home Smyrna, Delaware
65 Foxtrail Rd, Smyrna, DE
Situated in Smyrna, this holiday home is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Bayhealth Emergency Center - Smyrna and within 9 miles (15 km) of Dover Downs Casino and Dover ...
Cozy Home Smyrna, Delaware
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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