Imagine a place that kids are obsessed with 👫, parents will love🙋🏽, has adult nightlife💑🍻🥂🎵, and teens will enjoy🎉.
Imagine a place that is on the beach🏖, is a throw back to the olden days, has great shopping👚👖💼, tons of restaurants and bars🍾🥗🍔, and a boardwalk complete with the BEST amusement park🎡🎠.
Imagine a place where you park your car 🚙 once and then can walk to everything 🚶🏽♀️, unless you want to ride family bikes or rent mopeds and trikes🚲🛵.
Imagine a Beach where you can watch the dolphins 🐬 swim by as your kids dig for sand crabs! 🦀
Imagine a place that has an ice cream store with over 100 flavors with names like Bacon or I Don’t Give Fork…🍦.
Imagine a huge lake where you can rent a boat for a half a day/ day and have some water fun 🚤.
I have been wanting to write this post for a year but I wanted to make sure I did it justice because there’s just so many things to do and so many amazing memories we have had with friends and family through the years…♥️👏🏽
Since my dad grew up in Delaware we used to spends a week every summer visiting our best Delaware friends. 👭🚶🏻👭They had a beach house in Rehoboth we would stay at that holds so many amazing memories for my siblings and I.♥️We revisited it last year and took a walk down memory lane…
8 years ago I introduced my friends to the beach town and we’ve been back almost every single year with different variations of friends! We started off when Hailey was 3 and Dylan was just turning 1.
It all started off with us and our best friends and this memorable car ride…boy time has flown by…double the amount of kids…
We typically go the last week of August after camp ends…We started off doing house rentals when the kids were young, but as our families grew we grew out of the ability to rent houses and we moved to hotels with pools. 🏠➡️🏢
Brighton Suites was redone last year and had a nice indoor pool and remodeled rooms. We stayed there for 2 Years and actually I stayed there for one night last year too. I like how it has suites. 2 doubles in the main bedroom and then a pullout couch and kitchenette in the other room. A nice option for a hotel. Remember this is a beach town not the Four Seasons and it’s a great location.
It’s right across from where have been currently staying the last 3 years. Now we stay at the Avenue Inn. It is THE PERFECT location for families with children and has everything we need. 🙌🏽They shuttle you and the free chairs/umbrellas ⛱ they provide, in a golf cart, even though it’s 1 block from the beach. There’s a warm indoor pool 🏊🏼♀️🏊🏽that has 1 wall open to outside where there is a sun deck and hot tub and a bunch of chairs🔥.
When we get home at night they have freshly baked warm chocolate chip cookies and milk. 🍪🥛They have a free continental breakfast. 🍳They also have a bar with live music that parent use to preparty before we hit the strip. 🍻🥂🍹The location is IDEAL. 👏🏽 1 block from the beach🏖, 1 block from Rehoboth Ave (the main strip with all the restaurants and shops) 🍟and 2 blocks to Funland.🎡🎠 Oh also they have a lounge area to hang out in and most importantly a Spa 🙌🏽. A convenient feature is the back entrance of the hotel that lets you out right onto Rehoboth Ave amidst the restaurants and shops.
A typical week in Rehoboth looks like this for us. 💑👭👬
-nightly trips to THE ICE CREAM STORE 🍦Where it’s an EVENT for all. There’s like over 100 incredibly unique flavors to try with names like Motor Oil, Booger, Cookie Monster, Crack, Corn, Deez Nuts lol…and the list goes on…
-Walking ,Scootering, shopping or playing games on the BEST BOARDWALK, even better at night when it’s all lit up 💡
-getting a bucket of salty Thrashers French fries with a side of vinegar and salt🍟
-lunch on the beach from Gus Gus🍗🍔🍟
-getting custard ice cream with rainbow Jimmies from Kohrs Bros🍦
-choosing our theme at Yesteryears Old Time Photo with my family or with their friends📽🎥 (They have hundreds of period costumes dating from the early 1800s thru the 1930s)
-renting Mopeds and driving around the really beautiful neighborhood called Henlopen Acres and googling the mansions🛵🏍🛴
-eating CRABS!!! Cracking them open and getting messy! 🦀🙋🏽
-jumping the waves, boogie boarding and building sand castles at the beach 🌊🏊🏼♀️
-digging for tiny sand crabs and watching them scurry away into the sand🦀
-taking a day trip to Bethany and walking around the boardwalk and shops🚶🏽♀️🚶🏻
-walking arm and arm on the Boardwalk with friends and feeling like your back in the 60s…👭👫👬
-winning tons and tons and tons of stuffed animals at Boardwalk games or at Fun Land or at the Boardwalk arcades and then deciding which ones you will let the kids take home! 🐻🐼🐶💸
-going to Jungle Jims for a day at the Water Park🎢💦🏊🏼♀️🏊🏽
-Renting Family Bikes and peddling down to Silver Lake to check out the beautiful houses on the beach and enjoying the neighborhood views🚲
-Family photo shoots on the beach at sunset📸🌅
-walking Rehoboth Ave and shopping with the girls…going to the Accessory Store and buying tons of fun junk🎀👜👛👓
-taking our yearly pic in front of the Dolles sign, they are famous for heir salt water taffy and it’s a landmark sign on the Boardwalk
-buying Hermit Crabs as new pets and picking them out based on the coolest painted shell!
-eating breakfast at Sammys across from our hotel many a morning…
-RIDES, rides and more rides…90% of the rides have no wait. They are the same exact rides I rode as a kid and they look like a blast from the past🎡🎢🎠
-trying a different restaurant every night, and hearing the persons reaction when we ask for a table for 35…my fave is the Asian fusion restaurant Sting Ray🍱
-stopping at the toy store on the cutest side street called Penny Lane💰
-Rehoboth is not complete without Delawares famous Grottos Pizza… A few miles outside of the beach there’s another grottos call the Grottos sports bar it’s a pizza place and a Chucky cheese combined with a sports bar feel🍕
-on a rainy day you can check out the 3 different Tanger Outlets💰
-All kids like go-kart racing and every trip is not complete without heading to Midway it’s a go kart park with several different sizes AND a waterpark🏎💨
-for adults there are PLENTY of bars in Rehoboth or you can head to Dewey for a real crazy time at the Rusty Rudder🍾🍹🍸
-making personalized sweatshirts at the iron on shops along Rehoboth Ave, the kids get a kick out of picking out their designs 👚👕
-taking a day trip to Ocean City, MD a checking out the bigger Boardwalk and amusement parks in the area, which I wrote a post about here
-going to Paradise Grill and digging our sand in the toes while we dig along to a local band or party it up with a DJ while eating under a tiki hut and the kids playing at the playground all the while we’re enjoying a sunset along the water. Talk about EVERYONE being happy!🎶🏖🌅🍷🍤
-finally walking up and down Rehoboth Ave finding new stores and enjoying the company of our friends
We typically leaving after dinner on our last night and finding a Chinese food Take out place and avoiding the 6+hours of NJ traffic on way home and trying to stay in the under 4.5 hr time frame 🍜 All in all Rehoboth Beach Delaware is unquestionably a special place enjoyed by all ages. It’s clean, safe, fun and just brings you back to simpler times. It’s a more laid back version of the Hamptons with way more to do for families all in walking distance. Kids of all ages will enjoy Rehoboth in different ages…even little ones!
There are other beaches nearby you can take day trips to like Lewes and Cape Henlopen. We even took the Cape May ferry a few years ago as an added fun factor on our way there. You drive your car on and enjoy the hour trip walking around the boat!
The summary from Trip Advisor (4.5/5⭐️) is this📝… ” Enjoy an old-fashioned beach vacation, complete with a boardwalk, at one of Delaware’s most popular resort towns. Long a traditional summer getaway for families, Rehoboth Beach is now also a favorite of gay and lesbian travelers. Serious golfers will want to test their skills at the Kings Creek Country Club, while Old Landing Golf Course offers great views of the local scenery. Along with enjoying the famous beach and strolling the boardwalk, there’s also a nearby amusement park called Funland to check out.”