With coastal eateries, a walkable boardwalk and free concerts at the bandstand, Rehoboth Beach is a beach lover’s dream in the First State.
Situated along the Atlantic Coast sits Rehoboth Beach, a thriving beach town with a boardwalk, restaurants, boutique shops and more. Visit the Rehoboth Bandstand to catch a free concert with local performers or take a stroll to Funland for a day filled with family-friendly rides and carnival games.
For prospective day-trippers to Rehoboth Beach, there’s plenty to do right in town or a short drive away. Take a look at our guide, then plan your own ideal trip to Rehoboth Beach. P.S. Don’t forget to tag us @DelawareTodayMagazine on Instagram if you visit any of these spots!
9.a.m. — Start the day with a cup from Rise Up Coffee Roasters and a hearty breakfast from Egg
Located next to each other, Rise Up Coffee Roasters and Egg Rehoboth are the perfect pairing. Start at Rise Up for delicious breakfast options along with an extensive coffee menu. Try the Banana Splay Bowl to-go with the cold brew made with cold-pressed organic house roast coffee. After a much-needed caffeine fix, walk a couple feet over to Egg Rehoboth and munch on a truly fantastic breakfast dish like the Mini Croque Madame or the Eastern Shore Benedict made with jumbo lump crab and poached egg with hollandaise, then served over an English muffin.
Rise Up Coffee Roasters, 502 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 567-2588
Egg, 510 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-3447
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10 a.m. — Take a leisurely bike ride along coast with Rehoboth Cycle Sports
Head on over to Rehoboth Cycle Sports to rent either a cruiser ($16 for four hours, $25 for a day), a hybrid ($20 for four hours, $30 a day) or an E-Bike ($25 hourly, $70 for four hours and $100 a day) for a ride around town. Take a path along the coast to bask in the beauty that is the Rehoboth Beach, or even ride along the marina.
Rehoboth Cycle Sports, 174 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7600
12:20 p.m. — Replenish after a ride around Rehoboth with a lunch break at Back Porch Café
After biking along the coast, a hearty lunch is needed next. The Back Porch Café offers French-inspired dishes such as the grilled tofu teriyaki with cold sesame noodles or the smoked salmon everything tart with capers, red onions and haricots verts. Pair the dish with a Hendry Vineyard rosé from Napa, California or the Chateau Des Ferrages, Roumery rosé from Provence, France.
Back Porch Café, 59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-3674
1:45 p.m. — Get some light shopping done on Rehoboth Avenue
Take a stroll down Rehoboth Avenue after lunch for some light window shopping. Stop in at Coral Cove for all things boho. With its bold and colorful prints, Anthropologie-inspired designs and woven jewelry, this boutique offers trendy styles. For beachwear, lounge sets and unique styles, check out the Pink Turtle with its flowy and fashionable dresses and rompers. For designer gifts and home décor items, Mod Cottage offers a blend of kitchen tools, bedding and special occasion gift sets.
Coral Cove, 110 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 272-3725
The Pink Turtle, 149 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 575-9864
Mod Cottage, 247 A Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-7277
3:45 p.m. — Meet local artists through their works at the Rehoboth Art League
Featuring over two dozen solo, group and special art exhibitions every year, Rehoboth Art League offers a brilliant collection for onlookers to enjoy. Not only can guests experience numerous different local artists galleries, but they can also participate in a wide array of courses offered throughout the year, including basic drawing, air painting and more.
Rehoboth Art League, 12 Dodds Ln, Rehoboth Beach; 227-8408
5:30 p.m. — Grab a bite of Japanese fusion at the Cultured Pearl Restaurant
Serving delicious Japanese fusion since 1993, the Cultured Pearl Restaurant & Sushi Bar offers traditional and unique dishes. Guests can enjoy five homemade dumplings steamed with scallion, sesame seeds and spicy soy or sample the bibimbap, a traditional Korean hot stone dish with vegetables on crunchy sesame rice topped with a fried egg and gochujang.
The Cultured Pearl, 301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 227-8493
7 p.m. — Wind down with a craft brew from these local breweries
With a home in Rehoboth Beach, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats and Thompson Island Brewing bring craft brews with an island vibe to Delaware. Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute IPA is a game-changer with its rich pine, fruit citrus hops aroma and strong malt backbone. Thompson Island Brewing, meanwhile, offers craft brews from American IPAs, golden lagers, and pastry stouts perfect for those long summer days.
Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 226-2739
Thompson Island Brewing, 30133 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach; 227-4677
8:30 p.m. — Finish the night off with some shut-eye at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel
Head back to the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel for a restful night’s sleep. With its oceanfront suites and standard rooms, this hotel offers exquisite views and Victorian charm and is right on the boardwalk to the beach. Whether guests are staying as a family or simply as a couple, this hotel offers spacious rooms and accommodations for everyone.
The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave. & the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach; 227-7169
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