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 …
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.