Rehoboth Beach was dubbed America’s Summer Capital around 1925, when a paved highway was completed that linked it with the nation’s capital, bringing legislators and government employees to visit and vacation. Much has changed since then, as Rehoboth Beach has grown into an all-season vacation destination, but the warm ambience and friendly charm that made Rehoboth Beach the place to summer continues unchanged.
In addition to the magnificent shoreline and historic boardwalk, visitors love the variety of things to do in Rehoboth Beach. Here are just a few:
Delaware’s pristine beaches are renowned. Each with its own charm, from Lewes to Rehoboth to Fenwick Island, you’ll find the perfect beach for you.
The charming mile-long boardwalk is one of the city’s best attractions, consistently voted one of America’s best boardwalks in virtually every travelogue that has considered the question. Slated to reopen in May 2021, the boardwalk features quaint shops, restaurants, family amusements, art galleries, gazebo concerts and more. You’ll find yourself going again and again to cover it all.
You’ll find everything from unique treasures at charming boutiques to the fashion essentials at the Tanger Outlet Malls, just 4 miles away. Plus, you’ll enjoy tax-free savings on all of your purchases.
Restaurants do it big here. From casual family meals to upscale dining, there’s no shortage of places to dine. But the big must-visit is the boardwalk’s Ice Cream Store, featuring atypical flavors of ice cream like “Bacon de Leche” and “Better Than Sex.”
A bike will get you to most attractions in Rehoboth in minutes. Bikes are allowed on the boardwalk from 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. from May 15th through September 15th and any time through the rest of the year, and bike tours are offered too. The existing Junction and Breakwater Trail network is slated for expansion to Rehoboth Beach by Memorial Day 2021.
From Baywood Greens to Beartrap Dunes to The Rookery Club, Rehoboth Beach has some of the most intricately designed golf courses on the east coast. Get inspired by the ocean breeze and easily find the perfect golf experience for your game.
Anglers flock to Rehoboth Beach for its miles of open water and great fishing spots. These include the Fishing Pier at Cape Henlopen State Park, the Indian River Inlet, or surf-fishing from our many state beaches. Charter and head boat fishing is very popular in the area; There are many options for a day out on the water at the Indian River Marina or in Lewes, DE.
FOR THE KIDS
A family owned and operated business since 1962, Funland is located on the boardwalk. Featuring 19 rides, 14 midway games, a redemption center, Skeeball, and an arcade, it offers fun for the whole family.
LEFTY’S ALLEY & EATS
Bowling, axe-throwing, laser tag, gaming and dining converge in this highly rated and popular attraction.
This independently owned multiplex features stadium seating and 3D. CinemaSafe protocols are in place. Perfect for a rainy day.
TOURING & EXPLORING
Gordon’s Pond offers a quiet walk through a wetland area on the southern end of Cape Henlopen State Park. There are places to sit and relax as well as lookouts for great photos and bird watching .
BIRDING & STATE PARKS
Take a break from stress and commune with nature at one of several state parks (Cape Henlopen, Gordon’s Pond, Delaware Seashore) that offer miles of trails, historic sites, and Instagram-worthy views of the inland Bay and Atlantic Ocean.