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Avoid Beach Boredom with these Action-Packed Alternatives for the Restless Vacationer

Summer is upon us, and fun-filled, summery events are quickly populating everyone’s calendars — but sun-soaked, sandy beach days aren’t everybody’s cup of tea.

Luckily, Delaware’s Quaint Villages offer tons of summer fun that doesn’t involve beaches — so whether you’re more of a nature lover or thrill-seeker, there’s something for you in Kent County! Between nature & outdoor activities and gambling in Delaware, you’ll pack each summer day with super fun activities and make memories to last.


Biking Through the First State Heritage Park

What better way to see the quaint village of Dover, Delaware than with a leisurely bike ride? First State Heritage Park is Dover’s first urban “park without boundaries,” and links historic and cultural sites of this treasured city, which has been the seat of state government since 1777! Your biking route takes you through some of Dover’s most historic sites — from Legislative Hall and The Old State House to the Biggs Museum of American Art and Constitution Park, there’s plenty of historic Dover to soak up. Plan your biking trail through First State Heritage Park here.


Chartered Fishing in the Delaware Bay

You don’t have to be in the water to enjoy it — spend a day fishing on the water in Frederica with Captain’s Lady Fishing Charters! The Captain’s Lady crew will take you and your buddies or family to some of the best fishing spots in Delaware Bay, where you’ll fish alongside professionals and reel in everything from flounder, tautog, striper, blue fish and sea bass! Fishing excursions with Captain’s Lady come fully stocked with rods and fresh bait. This is the perfect event to introduce little ones to fishing, as well! Plus, with fish cleaning available on the dock, you can take your prize catches home for dinner. Plan your chartered fishing trip today!


Harrington Raceway & Casino

Finish your beach-free action-packed getaway with a visit to the thrilling Harrington Raceway & Casino! With more than 1700 slots plus table games and a poker room, Harrington’s casino is packed with thrills. May through October is Raceway season — gear up for live horse races and betting! When you need a break from the action, indulge in steak and seafood at the Bonz Restaurant & Lounge or get a taste of everything at Delmarva’s Best Buffet! Plan your visit to Harrington Raceway & Casino here.


If you’re not a beach bum or are just all sunned out already, don’t miss Kent County’s amazing activities — all perfect ways to while away the days of summer. While you’re in Delaware’s Quaint Villages, make sure to sample the best of local cuisine, and check out summertime events and festivals.

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