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Adventures In Delaware’s Quaint Villages: 3 Action-Packed Ideas For Spring Break

Spring break is an opportune time to rest, recharge, and explore after months of gray and chilly winter weather. And from its idyllic towns, to its rich culture, there’s no better place to unwind in the warming spring air than Delaware’s Quaint Villages. Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to discover new places to wine and dine, explore the great outdoors, or learn about the history and heritage of The First State, here are three ideas for planning an unforgettable spring break in Delaware’s Quaint Villages

Experience Delaware’s Quaint Villages Through Themed Trails

No matter if you’re a Delaware native or traveling spring breaker, Kent County’s themed trails offer a variety of distinct experiences for anyone looking for an authentic escapade. For those wishing to indulge in Delaware’s locally brewed libations, Delaware’s Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail outlines numerous locations from Dover’s Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co., to Marydel’s Harvest Ridge Winery & Rebel Seed Cidery for residents and vacationers alike to enjoy. For an unrivaled gastronomic itinerary, spring breakers can reference Delaware’s Culinary Trail for authentic Delaware cuisine suggestions from a steamed crab from Sambo’s Tavern, to the famous grilled sticky buns of Smyrna Diner.


Immerse Yourself in Wildlife While Exploring State Parks

Delaware’s Quaint Villages boast numerous parks, campgrounds, and trails, great for hiking, bird watching, or taking a casual stroll as flowers bloom and trees bud in the thawing spring climate. A nature lover and photographer’s paradise, Smyrna’s Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a safe haven for wildlife of all kinds, offering an unrivaled opportunity for visitors to experience the diverse ecosystem of the mid-Atlantic’s largest tidal salt marsh refuge. For adventurous wanderers, Delaware’s state parks also host an expansive Geocaching trail encompassing 69 cache locations for vacationers to pursue and discover while journeying through Kent County’s extensive natural beauty.


Adventure Through The Past At Quaint Museums

Kent County is rife with undiscovered historical sites, with charming museums devoted to everything from Air Mobility Command and American art, to agriculture and opera houses. Travel to bygone eras and immerse yourself in the distinct history of the country’s first state by visiting one of our favorite quaint museums. Johnson Victrola Museum, for instance, is a wonderful place where one can travel back in time and explore the life and achievements of Delaware's native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, pioneer in the sound-recording industry and founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company. Biggs Museum of American Art also offers an extraordinary, heritage-rich experience with a collection of 18th, 19th and 20th century Delaware Valley paintings, sculptures, illustrations, furniture and silver.


Whether you are in the mood for an active spring break or a more leisurely retreat, Delaware’s Quaint Villages have no shortage of opportunities for you and your family to explore at your own pace. Discover more of Delaware’s endearing, indulgent and exploratory spring break opportunities here.

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