Long known as the "Nation's Summer Capital" because of the number of Washingtonians who visit during the summer, Rehoboth Beach is Delaware's largest coastal town.
Long known for its beach, boardwalk and downtown shops, Rehoboth has become most well-known in recent years as a shopping mecca with hundreds of factory outlet stores lining both sides of Route 1 approaching the city's main entrance.
Rehoboth has a little bit of everything, from swimming and sun bathing on the beach during the day to carnival rides, boardwalk strolls and an active nightlife.
A bandstand in the center of town at the boardwalk is the site of regular concerts during the summer. Amusements abound on both the boardwalk and Route1. Several golf courses have also sprung up within a 20-minute drive of Rehoboth in the past few years.
Also not far away are the vast fishing grounds of the Delaware Bay in Lewes and windsurfing and kayaking on Rehoboth Bay in Dewey Beach.
Public rest rooms can be found at several locations along the boardwalk.
Rehoboth continues to boom in the off-season even though water temperatures are too cold for swimming. Besides outlet shopping, beach combing and walking are popular off-season activities.
Special events, such as the Sea Witch Halloween Festival, the Jazz Festival, and the Independent Filmmakers' Festival, keep the town hopping through much of the off-season.
Tips: Parking is at a premium in Rehoboth during the summer, particularly downtown on Rehoboth Avenue. If you can't readily find a parking spot downtown, turn down one of the side streets, where open spaces tend to be more abundant.
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