It’s that time of year again, the warmer weather is here and Washingtonians are ready to plan weekend getaways. It can be difficult to book extravagant vacations out of town, but did you know that you don’t have to look very far for a convenient escape?
Delaware’s Villages in Kent County are just a short drive to riverside towns steeped in history and nestled among pristine woodlands. Whether you’re an outdoor adventure seeker, history buff, or wine and beer connoisseur, there’s something for everyone. Here is just a taste of what a weekend itinerary could consist of:
History Buffs & Nature Lovers: Smyrna and Dover
Located on the beautiful banks of Duck Creek and Lake Como, Smyrna is the ideal watering hole for swimming, fishing and boating activities. Recognized as a “Globally Important Bird Area,” Washingtonians can hike the nearby salt marshes at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, one of the largest remaining tidal marshes in the mid-Atlantic region and watch thousands of migrating shorebirds who call the area home each spring. After a hike, casually stroll among the area’s beautifully preserved historic buildings before heading to Painted Stave Distilling to dine and down premium small batch handcrafted barrel aged spirits made with ingredients sourced from local farms and housed in a 1940s-era movie theater.