Rehoboth beach feedback please

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Once again we're in the US for our holidays this June.  We're flying into Dulles airport Washington on the 9th June, staying 1 night, cos my pal in NY has bought my sons tickets for a game on the 10th in Washington.Dont know if its baseball or football, But they'll be happy bunnies whatever!

anyway I've had some possitive and negative reviews on Rehoboth beach and I'm that close to booking a house for 13days. I thought I'd pass it by you guys first.

 Mostly, I'd like to know what folk think of Rehoboth beach

Cheers
 
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My Aunt is a real estate agent in D.C. i'll give her a call tomorrow and ask... Best I can do since I have no idea...  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smiles.gif  
 
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Bug,
Welcome back. Rehoboth Beach is on the Eastern shore of Delaware (which you likely know) Mid Atlantic seaboard seafood. It's the BEST! You are 30 miles from Ocean City Maryland and 90 minutes from Annapolis the Maryland State capitol. Make sure you get crabs and oysters! I'm from Maryland so I am partial to the whole seaboard.
Being from Scotland you're familiar with the Atlantic waters you should really enjoy it. Go to the boardwalk and sample the saltwater taffy, and boardwalk fries. Thrashers in Ocean City on the boardwalk has great fries!
If you're there 13 days you'll likely want to spread out. Baltimore and Washington DC are only 3 hours away. If you have a couple of extra bucks to spend on your one night in the Dulles area go to L'Auberge Chez Francois for dinner. But make reservations weeks in advance. It's only 15 miles from Dulles.
www.laubergechezfrancois.com/
 
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thanks for the tip Chrose.but i expect well be looking forward to some American food on day 1
 
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Rehoboth is  Key West and Ptown mixed into 1 mid atlantic town. Some like it but it's not for everyone.  Here is a quote from the linked article.
 

 Today, Rehoboth attracts a gay following unlike any other beach on the East Coast

 
 
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I'm glad Geoff21 included the link to the article. If you read the article you see that the town is gay friendly, but by no means over run like Key West. It's a very small part and not even worthy of mention. There is so much more to the Eastern Seaboard!

Bug, if you're only spending the one night in the DC area if you're not too exhausted head to Georgetown in DC. Ton's of places with classic american food like the Old Ebbit Grill www.ebbitt.com/main/home.cfm, Clydes www.clydes.com/main/index.cfm, 1789 www.1789restaurant.com/main/index.shtml
Just to name a few!
Ahh I envy you, I wish I was going back. I do miss the place! Have a blast!
 
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Hi - I live in Northern Virginia (near Dulles) and have a house in Rehoboth.  My husband and I have actually just finished writing an iPhone app called "Rehoboth In My Pocket" - a travel guide to Rehoboth.  So, I'm kind of partial to Rehoboth ;-)  I would absolutely go.  It's got a small town feel, very walkable, with lots of big trees, cottages, some nice parks, and dozens and dozens of restaurants.  Be sure to stay downtown, not on Route 1, so you can just park and walk everywhere.  It's hard to pick a favorite restaurant, but my favorite may be Nage (which is actually on Route 1, unfortunately, but a fanstastic little place with ever-changing menu).  Also top notch are Pig & Fish (outstanding everything, reasonable prices), Hobos (local, green, organic, lots of veggie choices), Eden (romantic, expensive), and Blue Moon  - plus so many others...Planet X in an old cottage with porch seating, Cultured Pearl (which has fish ponds running the length of their very dramatic roof-top terrace), Porcini House Bistro's very inventive menu and tree-top seating... 
 

I'm happy to provide any other info needed.  Oh, the best fish & chips are at Go Fish!, a little British-themed place just 1/2 block from the boardwalk - owned by an ACTUAL Brit who ACTUALLY knows what fish & chips should taste like ;-)

Here's a link to our website - in the SWAG section we have some freebie and discount offers from Rehoboth merchants that you might like also.  www.RehobothInMyPocket.com  

Have a great visit.
 

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