Delaware, as President Joe Biden has recently said, is "a place of hope, and light and limitless possibilities."
To celebrate recent historic moments, you can now take a driving tour through the state where Biden's journey to Washington began and discover the places and people that define "the very best of who we are as Americans." So, pack your aviator sunglasses and hit the road with the President Biden Driving Tour that's filled with presidential pit stops, from the hope-filled artwork found on the Chase Center in Wilmington to the sunrises found on the Junction Breakwater Trail.
While President Biden called the Queen Theater home during his transition to the White House, it was Wilmington's Chase Center that caught national attention during Biden's acceptance speech in November. To commemorate the joy and hope felt in that moment, the Delaware Discoveries Trail has added a new addition—it's 10th overall—to its tour of interactive street art. With a bouquet of Delaware-centric balloons, visitors can stand in front of the artwork and become immersed in a hopeful and celebratory moment.
JUNCTION BREAKWATER TRAIL
Cape Henlopen State Park 36470 Seaside Outlet Drive Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
With Biden taking office in Washington D.C., Rehoboth Beach is poised to become the next Presidential summer retreat. The Junction Breakwater Trail, which runs between Rehoboth Beach and Lewes with its photogenic pit stops of scenic coastal landscape, holds some of the best views of ocean front sunrises, signaling the start of a new day on the horizon. If you haven't already, be prepared to see photos of Biden biking along the looping 15 mile trail.
BIDEN WELCOME CENTER
530 JFK Memorial Highway Newark, DE 19702
The first stop on your trip as you enter the northern part of the state on I-95 is the Biden Welcome Center, named for Biden, his family, and their spirit of hospitality. After you stop for a quick refresh, a bite to eat, and information on statewide attractions, events and activities, be sure to take a picture with the Welcome to Delaware sign.
535 South College Avenue Newark, DE 19716
Since Biden's journey to the White House began in Delaware, just maybe his sweet tooth for ice cream began here too. While we all know that Biden famously steered President Obama to the Charcoal Pit in 2014, Biden's alma mater University of Delaware, has the UDairy Creamery, which is well worth a stop for a scoop or two on your tour of Presidential moments.
AIR MOBILITY COMMAND MUSEUM
1301 Heritage Rd. Dover, DE 19902
Just South of Dover and its Air Force Base, you'll find the Air Mobility Command Museum, which is home to over 30 retired Air Force aircraft. Take an outdoor tour and you'll find a VC-9C, which acted as the Air Force Two from 1975 to 2011 and was responsible for transporting Vice Presidents and First Ladies. And if Delaware is, as President Biden describes it, "the very best of who we are as Americans," then this museum is a true insight into to those who flew for and served this country to represent those values.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR. RAILROAD STATION
100 South French Street Wilmington, DE 19801
All aboard the Amtrak at the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Railroad Station. Formerly the Wilmington Station, it was renamed in 2011 after President Biden, who took the train nearly every day for 36 years during his time as Senator and up to the start of his Vice Presidency. Biden launched his first bid for presidency from this station, and now, as it acts as a hub for every major Mid-Atlantic metropolis, it represents the limitless possibilities Delaware offers as the state is cast into the national spotlight.
For more information about places to explore safely, go to Visit Delaware.
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