Rehoboth Beach

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Though most days in this town will no doubt be spent basking in the sun, there are plenty of things to do in Rehoboth Beach between beach days. Adventurous types will be happy to find that the town is near two wonderful national parks—Cape Henlopen State Park and Prime Hook National Wildlife Range—which both offer opportunities to hike, swim, camp and take in local flora and fauna. If you’re at Cape Henlopen specifically, visit a World War II military base known as Fort Miles. Alternatively, visitors are more than welcome to make a beach day more active by fishing or boating along Rehoboth Beach at any time of the day.

Those looking for history-related things to do in Rehoboth Beach will be interested to learn that the area was home to a Native American civilization thousands of years ago. Local organizations like the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and the University of Delaware have taken to preserving the best of the town’s history and love to share what they’ve found with visitors and locals alike.

And finally, no trip to Rehoboth Beach would be complete without a visit to the much-beloved Dogfish Head brewpub. Founded by ingenious brewer Sam Calagione, it's home to some of the most interesting beers in the U.S. The brewpub serves lunch and dinner as well as monthly beer dinners that craft beer enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on.

Conquer the Atlantic surf after just one lesson under expert surfers who know these waters like the back of their boards.

Rent a bicycle and cruise down the Rehoboth boardwalk to trendy, happening Dewey Beach.

Anyone who has ever dipped a French fry in a chocolate shake will understand this sweet-and-salty delight.