Cozy up this Valentine’s Day with a getaway to Delaware’s Quaint Villages

Escape to Delaware’s Quaint Villages and enjoy a relaxing getaway free from the hustle and bustle this Valentine’s Day. Kent County offers something for everyone to see and do including tax-free shopping, exploring our villages, or catching a play at a local theatre, diving into the local foodie and libations scene, or discovering something new – make plans today!

Cozy up with a coffee and local eats and baked goods from Dolce Bakery or My Sister's Fault in downtown Historic Milford and wander along the 1-mile Milford Riverwalk Art Stroll to view 18 painted replicas of the "Augusta" yacht along the way. These works of art are made by local artisans and students from the community. Take home a piece of Milford with you by tax-free shopping and dine at local eateries - featuring home-made cooking, seafood, Italian and more!  Catch a play or musical at Second Street Players at the Riverfront Theater in Milford. Spend the night at one of Milford’s three Bed & Breakfasts featuring a home-away-from-home experience with hot breakfast and a warm hospitality like no other! 

Step inside the luxurious Towers Bed & Breakfast located in downtown Historic Milford. This charming bed & breakfast was built in the 1700s and was remolded in 1891 as a “steamboat Gothic” style home. During the 19th century, it was once home to Delaware’s famous poet, John Lofland. Today, The Towers is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a part of the North Milford Historic District.

Travel back to the earliest days of the Colonial America era at the Causey Mansion Bed & Breakfast. This unique Bed & Breakfast was built in 1763 and remodeled by Governor Pete F. Causey in 1855. This Greek Revival Style home with French accents sits on a landscaped triangle of land at the intersection of South Walnut, South East 2nd Street and Causey Ave. Today, Causey Mansion Bed & Breakfast is filled with masterpieces from visiting and local artists, and houses a 100-year-old boxwood garden, six-foot water fountain, firepit, front yard swing, gazebos and much more! 

Once known as the Bank of Milford, this transformed Bed & Breakfast is filled with rich, colorful history since the beginning of the 19th Century. Today, The Bank House Bed & Breakfast offers four different uniquely styled rooms filled with vintage furnishing, lamps, antiques, and more. Each guest has full access to common areas, the in-ground pool, various sitting rooms, the parlor, dining room, historic library, and landscaped gardens.

In the Quaint Village of Dover, shoppers can delight in more boutique, art galleries, vintage & antique stores shopping in downtown Historic Dover and surrounding areas.  Catch a play or musical at the Children’s Theatre or the Kent County Theatre Guild in Dover or the Smyrna Opera House in Smyrna. Grab a pick me up at House of Coffi before heading off to tax-free shopping. Or a grab a tasty cruffin – a mix of muffin and a croissant from La Baguette Bakery & Catering.

Top off the night with Bonz Restaurant & Lounge at the Harrington Raceway & Casino for seasonal al fresco entrees, upscale dining and drink specials to choose from. Or for a relaxing atmosphere with entertainment and fine dining,  Michele’s Steakhouse & Lounge at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

Rest up at The State Street Inn or Dover Downs Hotel & Casino - both located in Dover. In historic downtown Dover, you'll find The State Street Inn. A charming bed & breakfast walking distance from local restaurants,  historical sites and museums. Cozy up in the parlor with a fireplace and a fresh baked cookie, read up on your favorite book or test your luck with various board games to choose from. Or spend the night with casino fun at the luxurious Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Indulge in a full-service spa, shop at The Colonnade for deals, dine at award-winning restaurants, place your bets with slots, harness racing, table games and more!

Afterwards, make a trip to tour and taste one of the many libations in Delaware’s Quaint Villages including a romantic picturesque setting at  Pizzadili Winery in Felton. Or make way through Delaware's Quaint Villages' Amish Countryside to Harvest Ridge Winery and Rebel Seed Cidery in Marydel. Both wineries feature gorgeous scenery and award-winning wines to choose from.   Later, grab a signature hand-crafted cocktail at one of Kent County’s distilleries easySpeak Spirits in Milford or Painted Stave Distilling in Smyrna. Both feature outdoor patios to enjoy cocktails and good company. If you are more into the craft brewery scene- Blue Earl Brewing, Fordham & Dominion Brewing CompanyBrick Works Brewing & Eats and Mispillion River Brewing offer highest quality well-crafted beers with many options to choose from. Pale ales, IPAs to porters and sours – there is something for all craft beer lovers!

Make memories today and plan a quaint getaway today by  exploring our villages, unique libations, and discovering something new. Plan your escape to the off-beaten path of Delaware’s Quaint Villages today! 

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