Memorial Weekend in Rehoboth Beach, DE
Rehoboth Beach is part of a small but well-known coastal region of Delaware. It usually hosts lively music festivals and popular nightclubs, but even without the roaring nightlife there are still plenty of nature reserves and parks to discover. The surrounding Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay give Rehoboth Beach a relaxing small town feel and make it the perfect getaway with friends over the Memorial weekend.
There’s no better way to ring in the weekend than to spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach at Dewey Beach and catching the sunset off of Delaware’s “gold coast.”
Besides plenty of beach sport and activities, Dewey Beach also has an assortment of restaurants. MezCali Taqueria is the perfect beach bar, offering happy hour deals and delicious baja fish or coconut shrimp tacos.
Once you’ve had your meal, sweeten the end of your beach night with Vanderwende’s homemade farm-fresh ice cream or yogurt.
Grace Cottage or other similar vacation rentals can be booked on Airbnb. Sharing the entire cottage with your group of friends allows you a calm and peaceful weekend retreat.
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market is one of the many farmer’s markets in the Delaware area. Make sure to stop by the café and coffee vendors to get some pastries for breakfast and the upcoming days.
Get ready for an adventure filled day, starting with renting bikes from Lewes Cycle Sports to help you better explore the Cape Henlopen State Park. With your bike, you can easily reach the Point that overlooks the Delaware Bay.
After exploring the many trails you can head over to The Wheelhouse for lunch on the Lewes Canal. Wheelhouse has a unique Caribbean take on many of the seafood classics from Cajun seared tuna bites to voodoo sauce calamari.
Cape Henlopen State Park is not your typical state park. It is a melting pot of different personalities and hobbies, where you’ll find people swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, clamming, and wind-surfing. To properly discover the ocean waters, you can head over to Quest Adventures to rent kayaks or stand-up paddles.
Another popular must-do in the Delaware coastal region is visiting local distilleries and breweries. At Beach Time Distilling, their specialty lies in “leisurely refined spirits”. By allowing yeast their proper time to naturally ferment, they produce smoother stress-free distilled spirits.
Distilleries are not the only place in Delaware that take a ‘leisure’ approach. The Beaches Seafood Market also takes a laid-back approach to their fresh seafood. They serve simple wild-caught specialties that make for a perfectly satisfying dinner after a long activity-filled day.
It’s sun day at Rehoboth Beach, one of the nation’s best coastal boardwalks that includes many shops, restaurants, and amusements. You won’t be able to miss the huge Dolle’s sign at Dolle’s Candyland where they make delicious salt water taffy, buttery caramel popcorn, and other colorful delicacies.
For lunch you can walk down the boardwalk to Semra’s Mediterranean Grill. Their flavorful Mediterranean dishes are rich with vegetarian options. Try the appetizer combo plate that allows you to try all of their East Mediterranean flavors.
Then head over to Delaware Seashore State Park where you can go paddleboarding, surfing, fishing, or hiking. The view at the bridge overtop the Delaware waters is the perfect spot to watch the sunset.
The Delaware Seashore State Park and the Big Chill Beach Club go hand in hand providing a premier oceanfront restaurant for all the hungry adventurers. They are sure to have something for everyone with an assortment of sandwiches, poke bowls and beach burgers.
If you’re a hiking enthusiast then you’ll be glad to wake up early for a last hike at James Farm Ecological Preserve Loop Trail before the Memorial weekend trip ends. It is a popular destination for bird watching or other wildlife viewing. You can also go to Burton’s Island Loop for bird watching and a scenic view to capture your lasting impressions of beautiful coastal Delaware.
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