6 Weekend Getaway Ideas to Delaware’s Quaint Villages

A weekend to Kent County, Delaware is closer than you think. Within 2.5 hours away from major metropolitan cities, including Philadelphia, PA, Washington D.C., New York City, - makes planning your visit to Delaware’s Quaint Villages a breeze! Looking for getaway ideas closer to home? We’ve you covered! Check out the list below.

Reconnect with nature and soak in the peacefulness of Delaware’s natural beauty with a visit to one of our many parks. Hop on the Pondside Trail at the Killens Pond State Park, discover migratory birds and wildlife who call Delaware home at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, cycle along the St. Jones Greenway or wander along the salt marshes at St. Jones Reserve. Whether you enjoy birding, cycling, hiking, fishing, or boating, Delaware’s Quaint Villages is a nature lovers paradise.

Find vintage and unique treasures at our local antique and specialty shops.  Create your next favorite outfit at our fashion boutique shops.  Bring home a piece of Delaware from our local art galleries and studios– all tax-free!

Take a drive or cycle through the peaceful, thriving Amish community along Delaware’s Quaint Villages’ countryside, just west of Dover. Make a stop at the many Amish-owned shops along the way. Fill up with hearty made-to-order sandwiches, pick up your favorite baked goodies, fresh meats, deli salads, and more at Bylers and Spence’s Bazaar and Amish Market – both located in Dover.

Enjoy the local craft taste at one of Delaware’s Quaint Villages’ breweries, distilleries and wineries. Learn how your favorite spirit cocktails are made, tour a brewery, or wander along the beautiful vineyards while sipping on your favorite wine. With ten different libations – you’re sure to find your new favorite craft beverage. 

Test your luck with hot slots and table games at two of our casinos, Harrington Raceway & Casino and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Pick up fresh vegetables, fruits, and Delaware-made goodies at Fifer Orchards & Country Store.  Or hit the links at one of our many golf courses - perfect for a novice golfer to the professional enthusiasts. If putt-putt is more your style, discover Camden’s Tre-Sorelle Ice Cream and Mini Golf. A perfect way to end the evening with your favorite ice cream treat and a friendly game of mini golf.

Delaware’s Quaint Villages are home to rich American history. Kent County, Delaware is the ideal place for all history buffs! Sign up for a walking tour to hear stories of Dover’s The Green at First State Heritage Park, marvel over 30 different historic military aircrafts at the Air Mobility Command Museum, tour the grounds of a historical mansion at John Dickinson Plantation, or discover the history of the sound recording industry at the Johnson Victrola Museum. The opportunities are endless in Delaware’s Quaint Villages - discover something new in Kent County, Delaware.

Whichever route you chose, you are sure to create lasting memories with loved ones. Make your plans today for a nearby weekend getaway to Kent County, Delaware. Discover all the great wonders of Delaware’s Quaint Villages – at your own pace.

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