Well, we saw and we conquered Rehoboth Beach a couple of weekends ago over Columbus Day weekend! Since Rehoboth is pretty close to D.C. – it’s on the Delaware shore, about a 2.5 hour drive from D.C. – it’s a no-brainer for a road trip with or without kids. It has always been on my travel bucket list, so it felt good to check this guy off!
We went with our good friends Matt and Kathryn and their daughter Addie, who Ava is good friends with. They had been to Rehoboth before so it was nice to have some seasoned tour guides.
I was curious to see how busy the beach would be given that it was officially “off-season”, but I think a lot of people had the same idea we had for Columbus Day, as there were a lot of people at the beach this weekend. While some restaurants and shops had already closed for the season, a lot of them were still open and hopping during the day and into the night.
Things To Do:
Of course we had to pack in as much beach as we could. The cooler ocean temperature did nothing to side rail the girls into splashing around in the water. Their giggles and excitement must have carried over to Kathryn and me.
And of course there had to be time made for sandcastle building.
Poor Luke actually didn’t make it to the beach at all over the weekend. It seemed that whenever Ava and Addie wanted to go to the beach, it was Luke’s nap time. He made good use of our airbnb though.
Ava was certainly living her best life getting ice cream every night of vacation…
We checked out Bethany Beach (about a 20-minute drive from Rehoboth) one afternoon and found a pretty good sized outdoor playground for the kiddos to play on for awhile.
The girls also just simply adored having each other’s company during the trip. A lot of their hanging out time happened in our airbnb in Matt and Kathryn’s room watching TV, or coloring at the kitchen table, or playing in the living room. It made my heart swell.
Places to Eat:
I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of dining options at Rehoboth, but I must say we all ate pretty well!
- On our first night, everyone except Tommy and Luke, headed to Mariachi for some Mexican food. (Don’t worry – I brought Tommy back dinner).
- On Saturday for lunch, we all headed to Dogfish Brewpub. I found a delicious sour beer that I liked (which of course I can’t remember the name of).
- When Tommy, the kiddos, and I needed an afternoon pick-me-up and an “adventure” to walk to, we headed to Rise Up Coffee. Ava got a strawberry smoothie and Mama got a latte and some freshly ground coffee to take home!
- For breakfast the next day, everyone except Kathryn, headed to Kaisy’s Delights. I really wanted to like this place ya’ll – it was such a cute little spot, with pink walls, but the food and experience was less than great. Maybe they weren’t used to taking large orders from groups, but our food took forever to come out, and we had to send multiple dishes back to get reheated because they were cold. And even after being reheated, they were still lukewarm at best.
- For another lunch we tried Dewey Beer Company and were so glad we did! Their food menu was pretty eclectic, not what you would expect from a brewery. I ordered the Shrimp & Chorizo Lo Mein and it was fantastic. Matt and I found a sour beer that we both loved, (and promptly bought some to bring home with us) one of the Secret Machines they had on tap.
- Before we headed home on Monday, we ate breakfast at Breakfast Guru and were very pleased with our orders.
Thanks Haskins for a great trip! We will definitely be heading back to Rehoboth again.