"The First State's Capital (Work in progress)" Top 5 Page for this destination Dover by bct341

Dover Travel Guide: 153 reviews and 352 photos

Being the capital of delaware is Dover's is not the only claim to fame for this small city. It is also the home of Dover Air Force Base and Dover Downs, with harness racing and where NASCAR visits twice a year, and ten nationally recognized Museums.

It is hard to believe that if you drive about an hour north.. or west, you will be in some of the most populated areas of the United States. Yet, in Dover and the rest of Delaware, it is like an oasis from the madness. A great place to call home while also providing easy access to Washington D.C, Baltimore, and Philadephia. In addition to the cities, 30 miles south are some of the nices beaches in the Northeast of the U.S.

Dover, which dates back to the 1600s, features both Colonial and Victorian architecture, with beautifully restored businesses and private residences. The historic Green and Loockerman Street are great places for strolling or shopping

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:NO SALES TAX :) Small town, safe, quiet, close to the major cities
  • Cons:Not much of a nightlife, beach and Raceday traffic
  • In a nutshell:A quiet town, close to the action in the cities and beaches
  • Intro Updated May 3, 2009
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  • Jan 26, 2010 at 12:09 AM

    The Golden Fleece tavern has been reopened in a new location. 132 w loockerman- just around the corner from the original location. It is a great pubarhat has a colonial flair. A very classy little pub.

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    Apr 2, 2007 at 2:49 PM

    We are wanting to visit Dover this summer. Thank you for the nice photos and tips!

  • Suedoku's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2006 at 11:34 PM

    Definitely take the (too-low) 25 mph speed limits in Dover & surrounding areas seriously. The cops have nothing better to do than give out tickets. It really is the thing that bugs me the most about living here!

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2004 at 1:55 PM

    Hello from Dover, England!!! Great tips thank you.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2004 at 7:15 PM

    Great pages Paul even if they are In Work:-) Love the tips and the photos are wonderful!:-) FLTT!

  • awayhome's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2004 at 1:16 PM

    Interesting page. Happy travel-)))

  • Geoff_Wright's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2004 at 5:20 AM

    Nice page Paul. Nascar Races look real cool. Unfortunately we only 'passed through' the First State.

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2003 at 10:51 PM

    Interesting page Paul.. Would enjoy sitting on a steel seat for 4 hours, to see a nascar race.. Ohh.. I would bring a cushion to sit on.. ;-)

  • Mez77's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 8:11 PM

    Great page. Downtown looks nice.

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2003 at 7:24 PM

    Great page Paul! Cops are REALLY BAD there! Very nice photos and good information! Would like more please! Have not eaten at the Blues Coat Inn yet. Will try it! :-)


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