What I Love About the Delaware Beaches

Local Experts Share What They Love about the Delaware Beaches

By Arielle Patterson

There are so many reasons to love the Delaware Beaches. From the charming cities and towns situated along the ocean and bays, to the tax-free shopping and array of activities and attractions, coastal Delaware has so much to offer both first-time and long-time vacationers. I asked local experts what they love about the Delaware Beaches. Here’s what they had to say.

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Scott Thomas, Executive Director of Southern Delaware Tourism; Carol Everhart, President/CEO of the Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber of Commerce; Betsy Reamer, Executive Director of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce; and Paul Kuhns, Mayor of the City of Rehoboth.

What do you love most about the Delaware Beaches?

Scott Thomas: “The friendly vibe, beautiful scenery and small towns. It’s a breath of fresh air when you get here. We’re a collection of small towns, so it’s like you have a continuing charm as you go through the area. Each town has a different personality, but they all have the same charm.”

Carol Everhart: “The variety. You can go from the Quiet Resorts to downtown Rehoboth where you have a boardwalk and open-land beaches. Everything is within 10 miles—the ocean, the bay, fishing and hiking. Just in downtown Rehoboth alone you have over 100 eateries, retail shopping and outlet shopping—all tax free.”

Betsy Reamer: “I moved down here 25 years ago, and I had always lived in metropolitan areas where I had to travel long distances to get to beaches for my vacations. When I moved down here, I got so close to the beaches that I felt like I was on a permanent vacation here. The state has done such a fabulous job of preserving the beaches. So many of them are undeveloped and natural, as you’re driving down the coast from Lewes to Fenwick Island. The beauty is amazing to me. The municipalities have done a good job of keeping the development to a minimum and limiting the sizes of properties, so the sightlines aren’t obstructed.”

Paul Kuhns: “I enjoy walking along the coastline and the abundance of open space we have in coastal Delaware.”

How would you describe life in the Delaware Beaches?

Scott Thomas: “A bad day here is better than a good day most anywhere else. Life is more enriching from what you’re surrounded by. Whether that’s the water or taking a run, you’re reminded that we’re in a mid-Atlantic paradise.”

Carol Everhart: “This is a resort beach community. It’s leisurely and recreational which makes life light and fun. There are also cultural opportunities, with theaters and the arts.”

Betsy Reamer: “I’ve lived in large metropolitan areas. Right away you realize it’s much more laid back down here. Lewes has been a more year-round town. A lot of our businesses stay open throughout the year.”

Paul Kuhns: “I would describe beach life here as slow and easy.”

What is your favorite thing to do with your family?

Scott Thomas: “Riding bikes on the trails that connect our towns. You can start in Dewey or Rehoboth and go through Gordon’s Pond and Cape Henlopen State Park, then take the Gordon’s Pond Trail to historic Lewes. You can take as many breaks as you want and enjoy the scenery. You can really make a whole day of it.”

Carol Everhart: “This is an amazing area for seniors. My husband and I enjoy any place we can be near the water. We love the water-side dining and outdoor concerts. We also love the nearby vineyard and farmers markets.”

Betsy Reamer: “With my husband, we love to go to all of the cultural events in Lewes. When my grandson visits, we take him to the beach where he can boogie board. He also loves the Seaside Nature Center at Cape Henlopen State Park.”

Paul Kuhns: “My family enjoys a backyard barbecue. When my nieces and nephews are in town, we head to Funland. This classic boardwalk amusement park is the perfect family-friendly summer fun place.”

What is your favorite “hidden gem” in the Delaware Beaches?

Scott Thomas: “Paddling along the Broadkill River in a kayak is one of my favorites. As you travel inland, you can take your pick of hidden gems. There are some special spots that have been around for a long time such as taking the Woodland Ferry across the Nanticoke River that connects the towns of Bethel and Woodland. Newer hidden gems are popping up as well like the Delaware Botanic Gardens just outside of Dagsboro.”

Carol Everhart: “I love Gordon’s Pond. There’s a wonderful hiking and biking trail to get there. The view, walking down Gordon’s Pond, over the water, is breathtaking. It is nature at its best.”

Betsy Reamer: “I think one thing a lot of people don’t realize when they come here is the variety of cultural activities that take place. The quality of them is every bit as good as a larger metropolitan area. For example, Coastal Concerts has performers that have performed at the Kennedy Center. There are theaters, the Rehoboth Art League, galleries—there’s just so much to do here. Until people live here, they don’t realize there’s a whole cultural landscape here.”

Paul Kuhns: “Cape Henlopen State Park. Rehoboth’s hidden gem is a beautiful state park located at the point where the Delaware River meets the Atlantic. This nature preserve offers something for everyone, from its beaches, trails for biking and hiking, a fishing pier and historic remnants dating back to an earlier time in American history.”

What’s your favorite beach or outdoor attraction to go to and why?

Scott Thomas: “Dewey Beach is close to my heart because I grew up there, spent every summer there and made so many special memories there, and continue to make them.”

Carol Everhart: “I love the concerts at the [Bethany Beach] bandstand. They’re free and have excellent performances there. I also love the free movies and bonfires at Dewey Beach.”

Betsy Reamer: “Cape Henlopen State Park and Lewes beach. I love Lewes beach because I can take my grandson down there. It’s kind of a wave-less beach, which is perfect for him. Cape Henlopen State Park is such an amazing attraction—it’s 5,000 acres of beautifully kept natural landscaping.”

Paul Kuhns: “My favorite place to spend time outside is in Rehoboth Beach. I enjoy walking around town and along our beach and boardwalk.”

Top 5 March Events in the Delaware Beaches

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Mark Your Calendar for these March Events in the Delaware Beaches

The month of March is full of fun and exciting events in the Delaware Beaches, from Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach to Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Be sure to pick up a Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide to find even more events happening throughout the year.

Top 5 March Events in the Delaware Beaches

Here are our top five events happening in Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach and Lewes during March.

March 1: VegWinterFest

Stick to your resolution to eat better in the New Year by attending the VegWinterFest, Sunday March 1. This free festival, at the Lewes Public Library, is smaller version of Rehoboth Beach’s VegFest. Local chef Hari Cameron will teach a cooking class, demonstrate preparing plant-based whole foods and share best places to find fresh, local produce.

March 5: Beers for Barks

Raise funds for the Brandywine Valley SPCA while sipping craft beer at Beers for Barks. Come out to Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes for a beer. Twenty-five cents of every pint sold will be donated to the BVSPCA. Bring your pet to Crooked Hammock’s dog-friendly backyard.

March 7–8: 2nd Annual Delaware Resorts Health-Fitness & Leisure Expo

The 2nd Annual Delaware Resorts Healthy-Fitness & Leisure takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 7–8 at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. This free event will feature over 80 of the area’s top health, wellness, home care, fitness and leisure companies.

March 11–15: Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents the fifth annual Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival. The goal of the film festival is to deepen the awareness of Jewish cultures and experiences through the art of film.

March 14: 30th Annual Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival

Indulge your sweet tooth at the 30th Annual Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival. The Harry K Foundation hosts this event at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center. Proceeds from this event go to feeding hungry children throughout Delaware through the Harry K Foundation School Food Pantries’ Backpack Program and the Baby Pantry.

Things to Do this Spring Break in Bethany Beach

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Spend Your Spring Break in Bethany Beach

Spring Break is the perfect time of year for all ages to visit Bethany Beach. Whether you’re a family with children, a group of teenagers or young adults, this coastal destination has something for every interest. You’ll find countless things to do during your spring break vacation in Bethany Beach.

Click here to read about tips for planning a spring break in Bethany Beach.

Things to Do this Spring Break in Bethany Beach

Here are some of our suggestions on things to do during spring break in Bethany Beach.

Click here to read more about things to do in Bethany Beach.

Attend a Local Festival and Event

From late February to mid-April, Bethany Beach has plenty of events. There’s sure to be something happening during your spring break vacation. Mark your calendar for one of the food festivals, arts and crafts shows, races and more.

Spend the Day at a Local State Park

Everyone knows that Bethany Beach is famous for its sandy coastline, but did you know that the city offers plenty of outdoor activities away from the beach? Visit one of the local parks for hiking, biking, kayaking and more. Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park are perfect destinations for some fun in the great outdoors.

Click here to read more about outdoor adventure in Bethany Beach.

Cast a Line for Flounder

Bethany Beach is an angler’s paradise year-round. However, spring is when flounder start biting again. Head to a dock along the bay or ocean where you can reel in one of the species of fish that call these waters their home. You can also rent a boat or go on a fishing charter for a longer excursion.

Click here to read more about fishing in Bethany Beach.

Have a Meal Outside

When the weather warms up, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible outside. Bethany Beach has a number of restaurants with outdoor patio seating and several that are right on the water. Enjoy the fresh seafood catch of the day while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or inland bays.

Click here to read more about outdoor dining in Bethany Beach.

Toast to Your Spring Break

Spring breakers age 21 and older will love having a beer, wine or cocktail at one of Bethany Beach’s local bars, breweries or wine bars. Many of these locations have outdoor seating so you can enjoy your drink in the sunshine.

Click here to read about the best bars in Bethany Beach.

Click here to read about the Delaware Beach’s local libations.

Things to Do this Spring Break in Rehoboth Beach

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Spend Your Spring Break in Rehoboth Beach

Spring Break is the perfect time of year for all ages to visit Rehoboth Beach. Whether you’re a family with children, a group of teenagers or young adults, this coastal destination has something for every interest. You’ll find countless things to do during your spring break vacation in Rehoboth Beach.

Click here to read about tips for planning a spring break in Rehoboth Beach.

Things to Do this Spring Break in Rehoboth Beach

Here are some of our suggestions on things to do during spring break in Rehoboth Beach.

Click here to read more about things to do in Rehoboth Beach.

Attend a Local Festival and Event

From late February to mid-April, Rehoboth Beach has plenty of events. There’s sure to be something happening during your spring break vacation. Mark your calendar for one of the food festivals, arts and crafts shows, races and more.

Spend the Day at a Local State Park

Everyone knows that Rehoboth Beach is famous for its sandy coastline, but did you know that the city offers plenty of outdoor activities away from the beach? Visit one of the local parks for hiking, biking, kayaking and more. Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park are perfect destinations for some fun in the great outdoors.

Click here to read more about outdoor adventure in Rehoboth Beach.

Cast a Line for Flounder

Rehoboth Beach is an angler’s paradise year-round. However, spring is when flounder start biting again. Head to a dock along the bay or ocean where you can reel in one of the species of fish that call these waters their home. You can also rent a boat or go on a fishing charter for a longer excursion.

Click here to read more about fishing in Rehoboth Beach.

Have a Meal Outside

When the weather warms up, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible outside. Rehoboth Beach has a number of restaurants with outdoor patio seating and several that are right on the water. Enjoy the fresh seafood catch of the day while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or inland bays.

Click here to read more about outdoor dining in Rehoboth Beach.

Toast to Your Spring Break

Spring breakers age 21 and older will love having a beer, wine or cocktail at one of Rehoboth Beach’s local bars, breweries or wine bars. Many of these locations have outdoor seating so you can enjoy your drink in the sunshine.

Click here to read about the Delaware Beach’s local libations.

5 Tips for Planning Spring Break in Bethany Beach

Plan the Best Spring Break to Bethany Beach

The cold temperatures may not have you thinking of taking a trip to the beach, but before you know it, it will be spring break. Bethany Beach is a popular destination for spring breakers of all ages. As you start planning your spring break getaway to Bethany Beach, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

5 Tips for Planning Spring Break in Bethany Beach

Here are five tips for planning the best spring break in Bethany Beach.

  1. Book Early to Find the Best Deals

Booking your trip to Bethany Beach early gives you access to early booking offers and deals. Hotels and airlines typically offer discounts when you make your bookings in the off-season. This is a time of year when demand is lower. As demand increases, so do the prices of hotels and airfare.

You’ll have your pick of Bethany Beach accommodations when you book in advance. Whether you want to stay in a conveniently located hotel or a beachfront vacation rental, the options will be virtually endless.

You can also be on the lookout for coupons from your favorite activities, attractions, restaurants, shops and more on daily deal websites.

Click here for Bethany Beach coupons.

  1. Make a Spring Break Bucket List

After you’ve figured out your spring break destination, start planning the Bethany Beach activities and attractions you want to experience. From the beach and boardwalk to bayside dining, shopping and entertainment, Bethany Beach has so much to offer. Once you’ve figured out what you want to do, it will be easier to start budgeting for your trip.

Click here to read about things to do this spring break in Bethany Beach.

  1. Plan Your Budget

As soon as you figure out where you’re going and what you want to do, start saving your money. When you budget for a vacation, you have to keep in mind all of your expenses, including accommodations, transportation, meals and activities. Plan out how much you want to spend on each and try not to go over that budget while you’re on vacation.

Click here to read more about planning a Bethany Beach vacation on a budget.

  1. Get to Know the Area Beforehand

Before you visit Bethany Beach, learn more about the area. Bethany Beach has so much more to offer than just the beach and boardwalk. Visit the restaurants and fun outdoor bars. Nearby Fenwick Island also has plenty of family-friendly activities and attractions.

Click here to read about visiting Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island..

  1. Utilize the Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide

When you arrive to Bethany Beach, be sure to pick up a Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide. Inside, you’ll find information on activities and attractions, as well as restaurants, shopping, watersports and more. There are also plenty of coupons towards some of the area’s most popular businesses.

Before you leave, browse DelawareBeaches.guide and download the Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide app for even more travel tips, recommendations, coupons and more.

5 Tips for Planning Spring Break in Rehoboth Beach

Plan the Best Spring Break to Rehoboth Beach

The cold temperatures may not have you thinking of taking a trip to the beach, but before you know it, it will be spring break. Rehoboth Beach is a popular destination for spring breakers of all ages. As you start planning your spring break getaway to Rehoboth Beach, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

5 Tips for Planning Spring Break in Rehoboth Beach

Here are five tips for planning the best spring break in Rehoboth Beach.

  1. Book Early to Find the Best Deals

Booking your trip to Rehoboth Beach early gives you access to early booking offers and deals. Hotels and airlines typically offer discounts when you make your bookings in the off-season. This is a time of year when demand is lower. As demand increases, so do the prices of hotels and airfare.

You’ll have your pick of Rehoboth Beach accommodations when you book in advance. Whether you want to stay right along the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk or a beachfront vacation rental, the options will be virtually endless.

Click here to read about hotels in Rehoboth Beach.

Click here to read about Rehoboth Beach vacation rentals.

You can also be on the lookout for coupons from your favorite activities, attractions, restaurants, shops and more on daily deal websites.

Click here for Rehoboth Beach coupons.

  1. Make a Spring Break Bucket List

After you’ve figured out your spring break destination, start planning the Rehoboth Beach activities and attractions you want to experience. From the beach and boardwalk to bayside dining, shopping and entertainment, Rehoboth Beach has so much to offer. Once you’ve figured out what you want to do, it will be easier to start budgeting for your trip.

Click here to read about things to do this spring break in Rehoboth Beach.

  1. Plan Your Budget

As soon as you figure out where you’re going and what you want to do, start saving your money. When you budget for a vacation, you have to keep in mind all of your expenses, including accommodations, transportation, meals and activities. Plan out how much you want to spend on each and try not to go over that budget while you’re on vacation.

Click here to read more about planning a Rehoboth Beach vacation on a budget.

  1. Get to Know the Area Beforehand

Before you visit Rehoboth Beach, learn more about the area. Rehoboth Beach has so much more to offer than just the beach and boardwalk. Visit the local breweries, restaurants and fun outdoor bars. Nearby Dewey Beach also has plenty of family-friendly activities and attractions.

Click here to read about planning a trip to Rehoboth Beach.

  1. Utilize the Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide

When you arrive to Rehoboth Beach, be sure to pick up a Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide. Inside, you’ll find information on activities and attractions, as well as restaurants, shopping, watersports and more. There are also plenty of coupons towards some of the area’s most popular businesses.

Before you leave, browse DelawareBeaches.guide and download the Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide app for even more travel tips, recommendations, coupons and more.

Booking a Rehoboth Beach Vacation Rental

5 Tips for Booking a Vacation Rental in Rehoboth Beach

When you plan a trip to Rehoboth Beach, there are many things to take into account, including where you will stay. There are a number of fantastic hotels, motels and resorts in Rehoboth Beach, but renting a vacation property is the only way to truly enjoy the comforts of home while on vacation.

There are countless of vacation rental properties in Rehoboth Beach to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a romantic cottage-style home or something big enough for family and friends, there are plenty of options. It can be daunting with so many options. Before you book your Rehoboth Beach rental property, keep these tips in mind.

Click here to read more about Rehoboth Beach rental properties.

Booking a Rehoboth Beach Vacation Rental

Here are five tips for booking a vacation rental in Rehoboth Beach.

  1. Look for Properties with Multiple Reviews

A rental property may have spectacular photos that instantly capture your attention, however, pay attention to customer reviews. The best insight into how a rental property is comes from former renters. Reviews allow former renters to share their unfiltered experience at a property. They’ll also give you the inside scoop on the amenities, area and more.

  1. Avoid Scams by Booking through Reputable Sources

There are many sources for booking a rental property in Rehoboth Beach. While AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway and more are popular vacation rental websites, they often leave room for potential scammers. Rehoboth Beach has many rental companies to choose from, each offering different types of properties all across the city. These companies and their realtors are experts in Rehoboth Beach that will help find the perfect accommodation for your visit.

  1. Read the Fine Print

In life, we typically skim over the fine print of a contract. Before you sign anything and pay any money, be sure to read all of the fine print on the rental agreement. This includes cancellation policy, house rules, hidden fees and more. It’s important to know exactly what your stay in the rental entails before you submit your payment.

  1. Do a Damage Check

Once you arrive to your rental property, do a walk through to check for any damage. If you can’t do this walkthrough with the property owner or a realtor, take pictures to show to the owner or agency immediately. Best case is that the owner or agency already knows about any issues, but it’s better to be safe and protect your security deposit. You’ll also want to check that all of the utilities and appliances, including water, air conditioning units, lights and other electrical outlets, are working.

  1. Ask the Property Owner for Tips on the Area

After you book or once you arrive to your Rehoboth Beach vacation rental, don’t be afraid to ask the realtor or property owner for some advice and/or suggestions. They can be your local guides who give you tips on the area, things to do nearby, parking and more. Or, just pick up a Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide or visit DelawareBeaches.guide to find attractions, activities, restaurants, coupons and so much more.

5 Tips for Planning a Vacation to Bethany Beach on a Budget

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Save on Your Vacation to Bethany Beach

A trip to Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island is the perfect time to unwind and let your cares drift out into the ocean. From finding the perfect hotel or beachfront rental, to enjoying all of the watersports, attractions and activities possible, it’s easy for your vacation to become pricey. However, a trip to Bethany Beach does not have to break the bank.

Fun in the sun on Delaware’s coastline can be enjoyed on any budget. As you’re planning your Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island vacation, keep these helpful money-saving tips in mind.

Click here to read more about Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island.

5 Tips for Planning a Vacation to Bethany Beach on a Budget

Here are five tips for saving money when you visit Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island.

  1. Avoid Peak Vacation Times

Major holidays and weekends are the busiest times of year to visit the Bethany-Fenwick area. Many hotels charge increased rates from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition to this time of year being more expensive, it’s also when the beaches are most populated, meaning rooms typically get booked faster than normal.

If possible, plan your beach getaway for a weekday or in September when schools are back in session and rates are lower.

Fortunately, Bethany Beach was named one of the 10 Best Uncrowded Atlantic Beaches, so chances are you’ll easily find your own piece of paradise no matter what time of year you visit.

  1. Plan Your Vacation Ahead of Time

Planning your vacation ahead of time is one of the best and easiest ways to save money. This gives you more time to budget and plan for the accommodations, attractions and activities you’ll want to enjoy when you get to Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island.

Click here to read about family-friendly attractions in Fenwick Island.

If you plan on taking your vacation in the summer, start planning now. Winter is the best time of year to plan your summer vacation. Not only will you have the excitement of your trip for months, you will also be able to take advantage of early booking offers.

Click here to read more about planning your summer vacation in advance.

  1. Start Saving Early

Once you have your dates set, start saving your money. When you budget for a vacation, you have to keep in mind all of your expenses, including accommodations, transportation, meals and activities. Instead of getting overwhelmed by this number, put a little aside from each paycheck up until your trip. Every cent can help make sure you have the funds for a fantastic trip.

  1. Choose Accommodations Away from the Busy Areas

While it may be tempting to want to stay right near the beach and near the best attractions in Bethany Beach, it can be more expensive.

There are plenty of great hotels, motels and campsites that are less expensive and away from the busier parts of town. Rental properties can also be more budget friendly compared to hotels. Take advantage of your rental home’s kitchen to save on meals.

  1. Utilize the Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide

When you arrive to Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, be sure to pick up a Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide. Inside, you’ll find information on family-friendly activities and attractions, as well as restaurants, shopping watersports and more. There are also plenty of coupons towards some of the area’s most popular businesses.

Before you leave, browse the DelawareBeaches.guide for even more travel tips, recommendations, coupons and more.

Click here for Bethany Beach coupons.

5 Tips for Planning a Vacation to Rehoboth Beach on a Budget

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Save on Your Vacation to Rehoboth Beach

A trip to Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach is the perfect time to unwind and let your cares drift out into the ocean. From finding the perfect hotel or beachfront rental, to enjoying all of the watersports, attractions and activities possible, it’s easy for your vacation to become pricey. However, a trip to Rehoboth Beach does not have to break the bank.

Fun in the sun on Delaware’s coastline can be enjoyed on any budget. As you’re planning your Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach vacation, keep these helpful money-saving tips in mind.

Click here to read more about planning a trip to Rehoboth Beach.

5 Tips for Planning a Vacation to Rehoboth Beach on a Budget

Here are five tips for saving money when you visit Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.

  1. Avoid Peak Vacation Times

Major holidays and weekends are the busiest times of year to visit Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches. Many hotels charge increased rates from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition to this time of year being more expensive, it’s also when the beaches are most populated, meaning rooms typically get booked faster than normal.

If possible, plan your beach getaway for a weekday or in September when schools are back in session and rates are lower.

  1. Plan Your Vacation Ahead of Time

Planning your vacation ahead of time is one of the best and easiest ways to save money. This gives you more time to budget and plan for the accommodations, attractions and activities you’ll want to enjoy when you get to Rehoboth Beach.

If you plan on taking your vacation in the summer, start planning now. Winter is the best time of year to plan your summer vacation. Not only will you have the excitement of your trip for months, you will also be able to take advantage of early booking offers.

Click here to read more about planning your summer vacation in advance.

  1. Start Saving Early

Once you have your dates set, start saving your money. When you budget for a vacation, you have to keep in mind all of your expenses, including accommodations, transportation, meals and activities. Instead of getting overwhelmed by this number, put a little aside from each paycheck up until your trip. Every cent can help make sure you have the funds for a fantastic trip.

  1. Choose Accommodations Away from the Busy Areas

While it may be tempting to want to stay right near the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk or in an oceanfront property near the best attractions, it can be more expensive.

There are plenty of great hotels, motels and campsites that are less expensive and away from the busier parts of town. Rental properties can also be more budget friendly compared to hotels. Take advantage of your rental home’s kitchen to save on meals.

Click here to read about hotels in Rehoboth Beach.

Click here to read about camping near Rehoboth Beach.

Click here to read about rental properties in Rehoboth Beach.

  1. Utilize the Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide

When you arrive to Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, be sure to pick up a Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide. Inside, you’ll find information on family-friendly activities and attractions, as well as restaurants, shopping watersports and more. There are also plenty of coupons towards some of the area’s most popular businesses.

Before you leave, browse the DelawareBeaches.guide for even more travel tips, recommendations, coupons and more.

Click here for Rehoboth Beach coupons.

5 Reasons to Book Your Delaware Beaches Summer Vacation in Winter

Why You Should Start Planning Your Summer Vacation in Winter

With the cold temperatures fast approaching, you may be dreaming of warmer temperatures and lounging on the sand in Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach or Lewes. Instead of daydreaming, start planning. While there are several months left of snow and dreary winter weather, that doesn’t mean you can’t think ahead to the summer months. Winter is the perfect time to start planning your Delaware Beaches vacation.

5 Reasons to Book Your Delaware Beaches Summer Vacation in Winter

  1. Get First Dibs on Your Days Off

The summer months offer several desirable days to take off for a vacation to Delaware Beaches. Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day are highly sought-after weekends for a getaway, meaning it can be harder to get these days off. Your coworkers may also be planning to travel on popular days like these, but when you start planning your summer vacation in winter, you’ll have first dibs.

  1. You’re More Likely to Take Your Vacation

According to an annual report from the U.S. Travel Association, more than half of Americans don’t use all their paid vacation days. When you book your travel early, chances are that little will stop you from actually putting work on the back burner. It also gives you something to look forward to in the months leading up to your trip.

  1. More Time for Budgeting

Planning your Delaware Beaches vacation months ahead gives you time to budget and start saving your money. As you start making your vacation plans, you have more time to keep in mind how much all of the activities and attractions you’ll want to experience will cost.

  1. Take Advantage of Early Booking Offers

Booking your trip to Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach or Lewes early gives you access to early booking offers and deals. Hotels and airlines typically offer discounts when you make your bookings in the off-season. This is a time of year when demand is lower. As demand increases, so do the prices of hotels and airfare.

You’ll have your pick of Delaware Beaches accommodations when you book in advance. Whether you want to stay right along the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk or a vacation rental, the options will be virtually endless.

Click here to read about hotels in Rehoboth Beach.

Click here to read about vacation rentals in Rehoboth Beach.

You can also be on the lookout for coupons from your favorite activities, attractions, restaurants, shops and more on daily deal websites.

Click here for Delaware Beaches coupons.

  1. More Options for Delaware Beaches Activities and Attractions

As you start planning your Delaware Beaches summer vacation in winter, you’ll notice all the area has to offer in terms of fun and relaxation. Not only can you enjoy these activities and attractions at a lower price since you booked ahead, you’ll also have your pick at more of them. Same as you have first dibs at vacation days when you plan ahead, you’ll have more options when it comes to some of the most in-demand things to do in Delaware Beaches.

Click here to read about things to do in Delaware Beaches.

Booking your Delaware Beaches summer vacation in winter gives you plenty of time to figure out exactly what you want to do in this coastal city. For more information on hotels, restaurants, services, attractions and activities, visit DelawareBeaches.guide or pick up a Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide when you arrive.