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Delaware may be America's second smallest state, but it's certainly not lacking when it comes to things to see a do. From white sandy beaches and sprawling countryside to charming colonial villages and towns that oozes charm, there's plenty to please. And the pretty town of Bear makes for the ideal spot to explore the state. Once a trading post town, Bear's now a thriving, friendly community, popular for its quaint housing and laid-back feel. Wide, tree-lined avenues shelter abundant housing, while the sparkling waters of a pretty creek gurgle past landscaped back yards.

Things to see

The Lums Pond State Park is a popular attraction in a State that has plenty of recreation grounds to boast about. The ‘pond’ is really more of a small freshwater lake, and around its tree-lined banks are tranquil picnicking areas, winding hiking trails, and plenty of space to enjoy some wild camping around a crackling bonfire. Energetic park visitors without a fear of heights can clamber through the lofty canopy of trees on a high-level rope course, while the piers are ideally suited to the sedentary pastime of fishing. Glendale Park is a tamer patch of land, a lush green triangle of carefully mown grass that separates rows of painted white houses. It’s a community area, where sports are played in summer months, dog walkers enjoy early morning strolls with their curious pets, and children escape to play after school. It’s the sort of park that typifies this quiet and laid-back residential neighborhood. To the north, the major town of Wilmington offers more of a buzz. Sitting snugly between the curving banks of Christina River and Brandywine Creek, this old shipping town is perfect for a day out. It’s a maze of bustling city streets, urban bars, and chic, trendy clothing stores.

Hotels in Bear

Hotels in Bear are easy to find, sitting along the routes of the free-flowing parkways and highways that serve the State of Delaware. Typically, they’re mid to low budget inns and motels, so if you’re in the market for somewhere higher priced to stay, you’ll have to consider locations outside the residential streets of Bear. The discount hotels here are still a great choice, and since many of them are well-known American chain hotels they conform to a set standard. In an average 3 star hotel you can expect to enjoy WiFi connectivity, spacious bedrooms with modern decor, en-suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, and televisions with cable or satellite channels.

Where to stay

Bear is a sprawling town, made up of mainly residential streets. The Pulaski Highway that cuts through its heart divides modern housing estates with their quaint wooden-framed homes, all painted white and built in neat rows, from a mass of single story trailer homes on the other side. Here and there, the occasional local store stands on the corners of junctions, tiny elementary schools are filled with the noisy chatter of excited children, and large shopping plazas serve the local community with supermarkets, ethnic buffet restaurants, and discount hotels.

How to get to Bear

If you’re flying to Bear, the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to the southwest, and the Philadelphia International Airport in the northeast are almost equidistant from this quiet neighborhood. Onward travel from both is easiest by road, either by hiring a car or by catching the overland bus service. Since both airports are just off the Delaware Turnpike, the route is easy enough to follow even without a satellite navigation system.

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