101 Reasons to Love the First State

What state is as fiercely proud as Delaware? Not a one. We were first, after all, and we continue to be No.1, if we do say so ourselves. Here’s why we’re smitten.

Here are the first 25 picks for our 101 Reasons to Love the First State! What do you think? David Amado, Music Director of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra agrees that there is a lot to enjoy about the First State. “I love that Delaware is small enough to feel cozy and big enough to have great amenities. It’s wonderful to live in a place where everyone seems to know each other, and equally great to be in a place that boasts great live music, art, theater, dance, opera, museums, gardens, etc. It’s a special place snuggled in between busier, grimier worlds,” Amado says.

Check back every Friday over the next few weeks to see our additional picks and pics. Don’t forget to comment below and share your own favorites. Or post to social media using #del101. We love Delaware, yes we do! We love Delaware, how ’bout you?

Browse through our gallery below to see what we love and why. Or look through galleries 26-50, 51-75 and 76-101.

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