96 hours in Dover - My Family Travels

            My name is Samuel Huo and I live in Dover, the capital of the first state Delaware.  The city has so many sites, events, and sea creatures that people will not find in other places. For example, every year in the spring, many horseshoe crabs come to shores in the Delaware Bay to mate, and it truly is a sight to behold.  Thousands of horseshoe crabs crawl on the sands with flocks of birds in the cool air feeding on horseshoe crab eggs. There are horseshoe crab centers at Cape Henelopen where people can learn about horseshoe crabs and other sea creatures. Beaches where horseshoe crabs are that anyone can visit include Slaughter Beach, Pickering Beach, or Bowers Beach.

          We also have the Dover Air Force Base, which is responsible for carrying military supplies and soldiers and officers that were killed during peaceful times and war. The base also has a huge museum for visitors to visit and see many different airplanes and equipment, including the C-47, which was used in World War II, and planes from the Vietnam and Korean Wars, Berlin Airlift, and D-Day.

           NASCAR is a really popular sport these days. Dover has one of the most famous speedways, the Dover International Speedway, at Dover Downs. On the last day of May to June 2nd and September 26th to the 29th, when the car races are here, the streets and fields are crowded with people and RV’s; it is usually estimated that around a hundred thousand people will be here. At the race, people can buy many souvenirs, or if they have a VIP ticket, they can meet the racers, like Jimmy Johnson or Carl Edwards.

           While at the beach, there is the Jungle Jims Adventure World. Jungle Jims is the biggest water park in Delaware, and has a wide variety of rides. People can purchase tickets at the entrance or they can purchase at http://www.funatjunglejims.com. We also have Rehoboth Beach Main Street where people can go shopping for tax-free clothes, food, or souvenirs.  Over a mile of shopping! If they go a little further they will see Tanger Outlets where there are many famous brand shops, Nike, Reebok, and Polo, etc.

            There are many restaurants in Dover. One of them is the Yukon Korean BBQ & Sushi Bar which is ranked number one in Dover. We also have Restaurant 55 which has the best burgers around. In Rehoboth, we have the 1776 Steakhouse, which offers delicious and flavorful steaks. Cabo Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar is a great place for families to eat.

             There is a wide variety of hotels in Delaware. If people are looking for a nice and luxurious place to stay, they can stay at the Marquis De Lafayette Hotel for $459 at night with a beautiful view of the ocean. It is right next to Rehoboth Beach and the Rehoboth Beach Main Street where hundreds of shops are. We have Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Here, it is a lot cheaper at $ 163 a night, a nice place in the center of Dover and is quickly accessible to many tourism sites. People can stay at Days Inn Dover Downtown of$ 79 dollars a night.  

              Overall, Dover is a great place to visit and learn about many things while having fun at a very low price.  You can enjoy great food, visit cool places, and cherish the scenery all at the same time. Dover is a great place for vacation. It is a truly great place to be, no one will regret it.


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