Rehoboth Beach is a little beachside town in Delaware’s Cape Region. It’s known as a more relaxed locale compared to nearby beach spots like Ocean City and the Jersey Shore. It also has one of the best boardwalks in the country. Here are some tips for enjoying your Rehoboth beach holiday:
There’s plenty of fun to be had outdoors in this quaint, rural area, including:
- Hitting up busy Rehoboth Beach for some fun in the sun and sand.
- Taking a walk or bike ride on the trails and then scavenging for shells on the impossibly peaceful six-mile coastline of Delaware Seashore State Park.
- Ambling about in Cape Henlopen State Park and Seashore Center, a 4,000-acre playground where you can hike, bike, fish and even climb an old World War II tower to see the land from above.
Just for Kids
Even though Rehoboth Beach is adult-friendly, there are multitudinous activities to help the kids feel right at home. Head to Funland, circa 1962, for fun rides and an arcade for both families and kids. In the summer, have fun at Jungle Jim’s, a water park that also has bumper boats, go-carts and a really great cafe. You can take the kids to play miniature golf at Shell We Golf or Ryan’s Mini Golf, take surf lessons at Rehoboth Beach Boarding School or rent bikes from Atlantic Cycles to bike along the beach. The best places to take the kids for a treat are Snyder’s Candy and the famous Kohr Bros. for frozen custard.
Just for Adults
Though Rehoboth Beach is a popular spot for families, there are plenty of things to do here for adults as well.
Rehoboth Beach is the home of Dogfish Head Brewery, a staple in the world of craft beer. You can take a free tour of the microbrewery in Milton - just make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time! Otherwise, enjoy some laid-back fare and good beers at the Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats on Rehoboth Avenue in the downtown area.
Another excellent option is Nassau Valley Vineyard - the first and largest winery in Delaware. It’s located in Lewes, which is just a 20-minute drive inland from Rehoboth Beach. Bring a picnic lunch and take a self-guided tour of the vineyards and history of wine museum, and enjoy a tasting at this quaint farm winery. They specialize in dry wines like pinot grigio, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay.
Take advantage of Rehoboth Beach’s wonderful spas, including The Bellmoor Spa, Avenue Apothecary & Spa and One Spirit Massage Studio. You can take SUP lessons at the harbor. You can also go golfing and spend the morning at the farmers market for a nice stroll to see the city’s local flavors.
Rehoboth Beach has some excellent annual festivals each year. One of the best is the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, which has been held for one week each November since 1998. Attendees can see nearly 100 independent films, including shorts, documentaries and feature films. There are also seminars, a children’s cinema corner and even celebrity guests.
Another wonderful yearly fest is the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, a four-day live music event that has been held here for a quarter of a century. The event attracts renowned musicians and eager jazz enthusiasts from around the world. There are three stages and many local restaurants also feature live music during the festival.
One of the most fun events for the whole family is the Sea Witch Festival - a massive Halloween-themed street festival held on Rehoboth Avenue each year at the end of October. This wildly exciting festival features a costume parade with prizes, face-painting, pony rides, a monster mash, spooky films, make-your-own-scarecrow activities, tasty treats and so many more fun events and crafts. If you’re in the area, this is a must-visit for a scary good time!