The Nation's Summer Capital
Founded in 1873 by the Reverand Robert W. Todd as a site for Methodist summer camp meetings, Rehoboth Beach is named after "Rehovat," a city in Israel, which means "space for all." Its name is quite fitting, as Rehoboth Beach is famous for blending communities effortlessly.
Often billed as “The Nation's Summer Capital" due to the fact that Rehoboth Beach is a frequent summer vacation destination for Washington, DC residents as well as visitors from Baltimore, Philadelphia and beyond. On the Atlantic Coast, Rehoboth Beach is less than two hours away from these major metropolitan areas and just 3 hours away from New York City.
Retirees, families and summer vacationers alike are drawn to Rehoboth Beach for many reasons: the natural beatuy of our ocean beaches, the inherent charm of our architecture, lifestyle and natives, and our renowned restaurants and nightlife.
The resort of Rehoboth Beach is fabulous no matter what the season . . .
Summer at Rehoboth Beach: arcades and ice cream parlors, bandstand concerts, a Farmer’s Market, miniature golf, amusement park rides for the kids, beach volleyball, cotton candy, pretzels, t-shirts and flip-flops, outdoor dining under the stars, a fantastic boardwalk and beach - and of course, July 4th Fireworks over the ocean.
Fall in Rehoboth Beach is packed with special events and beautiful weather: Autumn Jazz Fest, Sea Witch Halloween Festival, Sidewalk Sales, Pet Costume Parade, Greyhound Weekend, Independent Film Festival, outdoor dining.
Winter in Rehoboth Beach boasts holiday cheer: sing-a-longs, parades, tax-free shopping, Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook-off, legendary restaurant specials, sports bars to root for your teams, luxurious spa treatments, exquisite accommodations.
Spring in Rehoboth Beach bursts with life: Chocolate Festival, kite flying events, live music, boardwalk and beach strolls, Easter bonnets, candy bunnies, fashion shows, 10k walks, Restaurant Week, ArtWalk, Paint-Out Weekend.