Explore Rehoboth Beach
Rehoboth Beach HotelsThe main reason people come in their droves to Rehoboth Beach is to experience its sun and sands, but they soon discover it's is a cut above the usual getaway. As well as being close to Washington DC – it's the nearest beach to the nation's capital – it's one of the most welcoming resorts you could find, with its boardwalk and beach a hit with everyone from families to the gay community. With water activities, shopping, and restaurants, it's got the lot. Things to seeOne of the most iconic elements of the area is the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk which is one mile of entertainment, shops, and restaurants. Whether you're going for a sunlit stroll or to have a good browse, you'll be able to enjoy it at a leisurely pace – albeit usually among crowds, especially in the summer. If you're lucky you might even spot some dolphins close to shore as you amble along. Of course you'll want to kick back and relax on Rehoboth Beach itself, making the most of its golden sands and – if you're feeling like a few thrills – heading to nearby Funland amusement park to get the pulse racing. It's not the only beach in town, however, with nearby Bethany Beach and Lewes Beach also worth an explore, if only for the former's amazing 24-foot Totem Pole. Another local landmark is the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, but do check opening times before making the trip. Hotels in
Rehoboth BeachThis is a place geared up for visitors, and so it's no surprise that there are plenty of hotels in Rehoboth Beach to suit every desire. You'll be able to find higher end luxury if you're after it, with some recognisable chains pulling out all the stops with on-site indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness facilities, beachside bars and on-site restaurants. Most hotels in the area are in the mid-range bracket, but that doesn't mean you'll need to compromise on amenities, as they usually offer complimentary WiFi, flat-screen televisions, and tea and coffee making facilities as standard, with some also featuring business facilities. Where to stayRehoboth Beach itself is a hugely charming place to stay, thanks to its interesting mix of Victorian architecture and boutique stores. Whether strolling around the tree-lined streets or the boardwalk, there's an inviting atmosphere which is encapsulated by the cosy homes and fancy but unfussy restaurants. The nearby Lewes is another beach-centric town, but its seafaring history is still worn on its sleeve, and its harbour is very much at the heart of its community. The pretty Georgetown is another quaint, nearby town, with museums and theaters on hand to ensure a rich cultural life as well as its proximity to the sea and sands. How to get to Rehoboth BeachYou're most likely to arrive at Rehoboth Beach by road, with good links for drivers from Philadelphia or Washington, as well as a regular and inexpensive bus service to and from Washington at the weekend during summer season. While in the area you'll want to explore on foot most of the time, but there is a regular and reasonable Jolly Trolley which runs between Rehoboth and Dewey beaches.