Rehoboth Beach, Delaware ~ A Great Spot to Vacation

We just returned from our family vacation/family reunion at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. I love vacationing in Rehoboth Beach for many reasons. It is a very family-friendly and fun place! There are things to keep the kids entertained and fun nightlife close by for adults too (we had my parents with us to babysit)! Here are a few fun things you can find in Rehoboth Beach, DE:

Rehoboth Beach, DE ~ The Perfect Family Vacation Spot


The Beach and The Boardwalk

We have beaches here in Rhode Island, but nothing can beat strolling the boardwalk for some frozen custard, rides and games, pizza, and fudge! Nothing can beat Kohr Bros, Funland, Grotto Pizza, and Candy Kitchen! I love the cute shops on the boardwalk as well! The main street in Rehoboth also has great shops to choose from. We really enjoyed shopping at Browseabout Books that has great storytimes for the kids!

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Dewey Beach Close By

It’s fun to go out for some adult time at night (if you can get a sitter), and Dewey Beach is close by and has a great nightlife scene. You can choose to hang out at places like The Starboard, Bottle and Cork, Rusty Rudder, and more! From the house we were renting we could walk down past two houses to the corner and wait for the Jolly Trolley! This trolley serves the area to take you from place to place! Very easy to commute to Dewey this way! About a five minute ride! 


Houses to Rent at Rehoboth

There are many rentals to choose from in the Rehoboth Beach area. Some have pools, some are closer to the beach, some have additional spaces. We lucked out with a house that was a great fit for our family. My sister found it and made the arrangements online. We had a pool and a smaller house (for my family) adjoined to the main house (my sister’s family and our parents). We had about a four block walk to the beach, but otherwise a great house! The kids were in the pool by 8am every morning!


Fireworks and Mini-Golf

Watching fireworks on the beach was amazing on July 4th! I can’t think of a better place to watch them! Luckily we could just walk there from our house. People drove in from everywhere to sit on the beach and watch them. They usually get over 100,000 people to view the fireworks! The show was great! Also, we drove a few miles to play mini-golf at Shell We Golf! For a summer beach experience a round of mini-golf is a must do, and the kids had a fun time!


So, if you are thinking of a nice family-friendly and fun place to take a vacation, I would definitely consider visiting Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! The local restaurants are also great! They have outlets for shopping close by as well! We can’t wait to go back next summer for more family fun!




  1. The beach and boardwalk look so nice and relaxing! It makes me miss Santa Cruz, I loved taking the kids to the beach and boardwalk back home.

  2. I’ve heard so many great places about that area! I have a friend going at the end of the month and we’re thinking of meeting up with her down there. Love the pics!

  3. That looks like a great vacation spot! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Looks like a great time. Not sure if I will ever make it to Delaware, but you never know!

  5. I’ve never been to Rehoboth but we do love the beach! If we ever make it up that way, I’ll be sure to use your suggestions.

  6. I’m always looking for beaches for a family vacation. This looks great!

  7. This looks like a wonderful place to vacation!! I love all your family pictures and tips!!

  8. I agree. It feels like we can escape to a more innocent time. I live in Manhattan and my in-laws used to rent at the Jersey Shore. It felt so safe and peaceful. I miss that!

  9. melissaq says:

    Great pictures! My prom was there and it was beautiful! Glad you had a great time!

  10. Love the laid back look to the area! Looks like a great place to spend some family relaxing vacation days!

  11. I love Rehoboth Beach! We have been there a bunch. Grotto Pizza is so good, and the frozen custard at Kohr Bros is the best! We miss the boardwalk. There is one in Ocean City, MD, too. We haven’t found any boardwalks like that here in FL. Looks like you had a blast!

  12. Sold! I need to visit soon :)

  13. That place looks beautiful and homey! It’s a long drive for me but it looks like a really nice place to visit. The house you rented looks really cute.

  14. LOVE Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, too! When my husband and I lived in Baltimore, that was our beach escape. We haven’t been there in YEARS but this post reminds me of how much fun we had there ;) Glad you had such a fabulous vacation!

  15. This looks awesome! Our family friends are there for the week right now, but I wasn’t sure what they were talking about. Its great to have a visual. This looks so fun a like a perfect family get away! :)

  16. This looks so fun! I love RI beaches, but I do wish at least one of them had a boardwalk! Glad you had such a great time! I’d love to visit there!

  17. So happy you had a great vacation! I have some wonderful Rehoboth/OCMD memories as well.

  18. This sounds like a great vacation spot.

  19. So happy to see this post as we were stationed at Dover for 12 years. We love the boardwalk and remember the Candy Kitchen well. Just a short drive more to Ocean City, you’ll have to visit there too!

  20. The beach of my youth–my husband first told me he loved me there when we were dating. Love Rehoboth! Tax-free shopping, too!!!

  21. Wow! I didn’t realize that there were pretty white sand beaches in New England!

  22. Kimberly Listrud says:

    I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland (newly moved here) and Rehoboth Beach is not too far away from here. I am going to go check it out based n your review, I know the locals all say it is great and Ocean City too, but it is nice to go on a review from someone not here and who has great taste in books. ;)

  23. Whoa! Such a great place to be in for a vacation. Seems like the whole family really enjoyed especially that there are lots of activities to enjoy and pleasures to indulge. I’m thinking of taking my whole family there. :)

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