by KYW’s Jay Lloyd

There’s a south-of-the-border flair and a Main Street America atmosphere in Kennett Square, Pa., whether you’re headed there for a day trip or a weekend.

On a recent trip the food and music were decidedly Mexican, and the language pumping out World Cup soccer play-by-play at the bar was rapid Spanish.

moroleon180 Jay Lloyd's Getaway:  Kennett Square, Pa.Taqueria Moroleon (right), in the adjacent community of Avondale, is one of several colorful south-of-the-border eateries that are bringing in the crowds here in southern Chester County.

Local resident and writer Richard Greenwood notes that it all started with the Latino mushroom farm workers:

“And we’re lucky enough to piggyback onto that.”

kennett sq Jay Lloyd's Getaway:  Kennett Square, Pa.The main attraction, familiar to many, is nearby Longwood Gardens, one of the nation’s top destination botanical treasures.

But there’s also an unhurried restaurant-and-boutique-embedded Main Street, with frequent fairs and entertainment. And an overnight stay makes a visitor right at home.

Says Greenwood: “You should look for one of the bed and breakfasts that are located right near the heart of Kennett Square.”

It makes this getaway close to home a very walkable experience.

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