Residents call it the nation’s summer capital, and with good reason.
Rehoboth Beach, Del., swells to more than 25 times its normal population of around 1,500-plus during the season, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It’s the classic beach town with a booming boardwalk lined with seafooders, steakhouses, bars, a bandstand, carousels and other rides. It’s also buzzing with people-watching opps, too, thanks to regular farmer’s markets, art walks and a sandcastle contest come August.
From Rehoboth beach rentals to B&Bs, the mile-long boardwalk caters to all types of travelers. If you’re packing the minivan, head on down. It’s only a two-hour drive from Philly, D.C. and Baltimore. If you happen to be gay, you’re welcome, too. Embracing diversity is the rep of this laid-back beach destination, or so says TripAdvisor.
Who needs a sleepy Cape Cod rental by owner when you could be chilling here? Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, on a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be …