Delaware’s Quaint Villages: An Uncommon Collection, at Your Own Pace.
Great vacations come in pieces: keepsakes, souvenirs, sensations and experiences. From time spent travelling to time spent exploring. From the feeling of a fresh peach in your hand, to a cold sip of craft beer, to cobblestone streets under your feet.
In Kent County, these small pieces build on each other to create something wholly unique, and completely unforgettable. No matter what speed you choose to take your visit, you’re sure to leave with an incredible story. And maybe an impressive list of trinkets.
Celebrate Dover Days!
The 84th Annual Dover Days Festival is one of the largest, longest-running, FREE, popular events in the state of Delaware dedicated to promoting the heritage and culture of Dover and the state of Delaware. In 2015, the Dover Days Festival attracted a record-breaking attendance of approximately 55,000 people. Kent County Tourism coordinates the Annual Dover Days Festival at the request of…
Plan Your Trip
If you need some inspiration for your upcoming itinerary, this page is the perfect place to start. Delaware’s Quaint Villages feature so many opportunities for historic culture, culinary adventures and outdoor escapades, you’ll always have something to do during your stay — no matter what speed you take. Amish Countryside, Good Libations Tour, First State Capital History, Slots,…Explore Trip Ideas >>
Food & Drink
A trip to Delaware’s Quaint Villages means relaxing (or exploring) on your terms. Our rich array of incredible restaurants lets you specialize your dining experience to be just what you want, or you can choose to explore our wineries, breweries and distilleries. From classic comfort food to culinary innovation, there’s something for every taste here.Explore Food & Drink >>
Where to Stay
Delaware’s Quaint Villages are teeming with adorable, classic and comfortable accommodations for your next vacation. Whether you’re looking to stay in a colonial-style hotel, a charming B&B, or venture into the outdoors at a camping site, there’s no end to the ways you can experience Kent County. Take a closer look at our available options for a home away from home.Explore Where to Stay >>
Things to Do
There’s always something to see, hear and experience on a visit to Delaware’s Quaint Villages. Step into a museum and learn something new, take a quiet moment for yourself in nature, pick up a souvenir on a shopping excursion, or get your blood pumping with a trip to the racetrack. Whatever you’re looking for in a vacation, you can find it here.Explore Things to Do >>
Explore The Villages
Known for its ecotourism and numerous water activities, Bowers Beach is a great spot for those who love water sports, fishing and indulging in fresh seafood.
Delaware’s Quaint Villages are known for their small-town shops and museums, and Bowers Beach is no exception. Make your way through the Maritime Museum, spend an afternoon kayaking through the bay or simply stroll along the beach…
Small Town, Big Possibilities
Dover is more than just a home for music festivals and racecars, it is a place filled with history and culture. Enjoy shopping in country stores and local malls, or taking a walk in one of our many public parks. Finish the night with some gambling or beer tasting at one of our local craft breweries. From museums, to farms, to dining and more, the nation’s first capital has so many…Explore Dover >>
Perfect Balance of Historical and Modern
A great spot for thrill seekers, the quaint village of Harrington has an award-winning casino filled with a variety of slot machines, games, bars, horse racing and incredible restaurants. Gambling isn’t your thing? No problem! Be sure to check out Harrington’s Historical Society or go skating at the Centre Ice Rink for some more family-fun.Explore Harrington >>
Harrington is home to horse racing, a casino, historical sites, and even Delaware’s State Fair!
Much like the other towns in Delaware’s Quaint Villages, Smyrna offers many cultural activities for those who love both fine and performing arts. Between live music performances, art galleries, and even operas, Smyrna is the ideal spot for an artistic excursion. Looking for a place to eat and drink? Smyrna also hosts microbreweries, restaurants, and diners perfect for a late morning…Explore Smyrna >>
Stop and smell the roses with a visit to Smyrna.
Bike past beautiful, historic houses on your way to enjoy some family-friendly dining during your visit to Camden, Delaware. Home to plenty of green space, Camden is the place to visit for the small-town America experience. Unwind with a massage from Mind Body and Soul spa, or go on a tour of the Underground Railroad through some of Delaware’s most historic spots. In Delaware’s Quaint…Explore Camden >>
Known for having a charming culture with strong roots in farming, Wyoming has vibrant small-town appeal and is a fun destination for shopping, exploring parks and attending local events and happenings. Wyoming is also home to Fifer’s Orchards, a charming farm, country store and popular destination for travelers to pick up fresh produce and homemade pastries. This unique community,…Explore Wyoming >>
Charming Culture, Strong Roots
The community began as a critical stop on the Delaware Railroad in 1856, and has developed into a thriving small town that takes deep pride in its past. Explore its quiet streets, get to know the locals at a community event or stop by the town museum and get a deeper sense of this quaint village’s history.
History is at the heart of the town of Felton.
A classic Kent County river town at its core (and home to the new sportsplex DE Turf), Frederica is a quaint and idyllic spot to escape to for a moment of quiet reflection by the water. Nicknamed “Frogtown” because of its location near the wetlands (and their amphibian residents), Frederica is a former port site that has evolved into a charming Delaware village with gorgeous nature views…Explore Frederica >>
A Classic Kent County River Town
This extraordinary and quaint small town blends a rich history with a creative spirit. A former shipbuilding hub, Milford has since transformed into a vibrant Delaware village packed with galleries, small businesses, performance spaces and gathering places. Milford proudly combines traditional small-town values with unconventional imagination and artistic sentiment. Here, a children’s…Explore Milford >>
Small town with a creative spirit.