Delaware’s tourism offerings may not detain you long, but beyond its capital, miles and miles of amiable resorts mark the northern extent of unspoiled Atlantic beaches. Apart from its lovely seaside towns, the region also boasts of historic offerings. It was the home of the first colony to ratify the Constitution. One of its cities that share a resort feel and a historic identity is Harrington, found in bustling Kent County. The progressive city is part of the Dover Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is primarily known as the host of the lively Delaware State Fair each July.
Exploring the City
Bringing a car into the city is a necessity. Greyhound stops only at the cities of Dover and Wilmington, and though Harrington is part of the capital’s enclosure, exploring the city by bus may prove to be a challenge. The New Jersey Turnpike and the Interstate 95 converge at Wilmington, and is often called as the Du Pont Highway. Tourists will see several mansions along the major highways. Tourists can also enter the city through a connecting car ferry, located at the southern tip of neighboring New Jersey.
Best Hotel Accommodations
The AmericInn Harrington Delaware is centrally situated in the hub of the state. The hotel offers a variety of room types, ranging from suites with fireplaces and whirlpools to rooms with AmericInn Sound Guard construction. Tourists can expect to wake up with a free AmericInn Perk breakfast, comprised of fresh fruit, pastries, fresh waffles, juice, coffee, and more. Super 8 Harrington has free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and features cable televisions, refrigerators, microwaves, and comfortable rooms. The hotel is just a mile away from the Dover International Speedway and the Harrington Casino and Raceway. Book your Harrington Hotels with Reservations.com.
When to Visit
Originally conceived as a potbelly stove along 1919’s Harrington Railroad Station, the Delaware State Fair in July was arranged by several community-focused residents. As the number of participants grew, it became obvious that the station could no longer serve as the usual meeting spot. Initial activities include harness racing and Big Motorcycle Races. At present, the fair attracts a crowd of more than 307,000 yearly, and is hosted by businesses like the Harrington Raceway and casino and the Center Ice Rink. The fair also features large carnivals and food stalls. It was consistently voted as the Best of Delaware for Entertainment. The Skate at the Fair is held each fall season at the Centre at Delaware Ice Rink. The fair features parties, public skating activities, and hockey games.
Aside from the lavish state fair, Harrington is also best known for its racino hybrid. Just outside the city’s southern limits is the Harrington Raceway and Casino, which is found just 25 minutes south of Dover. With more than 1,800 slot machines, live racing, sports betting, table games, and other areas, the establishment is easily the city’s best attraction. The Harrington Railroad Museum, located along Fleming Street, features a wide collection of memorabilia and artifacts dedicated in the city’s rich railroad history. Photo and traveling exhibits can be found within the establishment.