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What to do in Rehoboth Beach, DE in March 2010?

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What to do in Rehoboth Beach, DE in March 2010?

My mom, sister, and I are traveling to Rehoboth Beach, DE in March of next year (2010), and I'm trying to put together a short list of fun things to do; especially, since it will likely be too cold to do much more on the beach than sit bundled up in our winter coats. My sister and I normally visit Rehoboth with my dad's side of the family, renting a cottage in the Pines for a week or more. Now, my mom would really like to go and I want to make it a memorable and fun time for her. We're 42, 44, and 67, we like history, the arts, being moderately physically active (walks, hikes, and bikes and some team sports like volleyball), and of course: SHOPPING! and EATING. Some of my happiest memories of Rehoboth are the times I spent with my family, sitting on the benches overlooking the ocean, worn out and contemplating my shopping victories on the "Ave" and at the Rehoboth outlets while enjoying a vinegar-soaked cup of Thrasher's Fries and dreaming about the bushel of blue crabs we'd be tucking into for dinner! If you have an idea or two for things to do in Rehoboth in March, I'd greatly appreciate your posting them here.

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1. Re: What to do in Rehoboth Beach, DE in March 2010?

If you like to eat and you will be there on a Monday night don't miss Bethany Blues. They have an all you can eat Ribs and barbque special for $19.95 .They are on RT1 northbound side between Rehoboth and Lewes.

The Dogfish brewery in Milton is open for tours .It's interesting and there are free samples.

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Sounds like you might enjoy the Rehoboth Beach Museum http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org/j/ and Rehoboth Art League http://www.rehobothartleague.org/index.html

Depending on how long you'll be there, and what types of food you like, you might consider ordering a discount dining card: www.delawarebeachguides.com/BeachORIGINALS/

It's $20 but if you even use it twice you'll more than pay for the card. Just be sure to read each restaurant's restrictions -- they're posted on the website.

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My husband and I have visited Rehoboth in the office season. We really enjoyed taking a side trip to Berlin, MD (near Ocean City). It's got a lot of small-town charm, antiquing, and good places to eat.

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4. Re: What to do in Rehoboth Beach, DE in March 2010?

You might get good weather -- you never know! Sometimes we get a few beautiful weekends in March.

Anyway, I agree with the previous posts regarding the museum and the art league. You'll find all kinds of off season specials at the restaurants so it's a great time for foodies.

You might want to come for Chocolate Festival weekend, March 6.

rehomain.com/downtown_happenings/chocolate.h…

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In March, Rehoboth Beachs holds its annual Chocolate Festival at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. It will be March 6th 2010. It is only $2 for admission. Sounds like something you girls might enjoy---especially if you love chocolate!! Here is a link for more information:

rehomain.com/downtown_happenings/chocolate.h…

I'm not sure if ALL the museums are open year round, but you could check and see. There is the Rehoboth Beach Museum, Anna Hazzard Museum, Nanticoke Indian Museum, Cannonball House, Zwaanendael Museum, and Lightship Overfalls all within a 15 minute drive of Rehoboth Beach.

Also, you could visit the Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. You could check out Fort Miles Historic Area, the Scenic Overlook and the tall Observation Tower. In the off season, there is no admission fee for the entrance to the state park. They have a cute nature center there with small aquariums with fish & stuff in it too (but you might want to check if it has winter hours). You can still do the seaside nature trails and hikes though if you have a nice weather day! If you like the ride bikes, then you can do the Junction & Breakwater Trail that connects Lewes to Rehoboth Beach.

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry runs year round too. So, you could always take a cruise over to Cape May, NJ for the day. My grandmother used to take us kids across and back just for the cruise. They do have interior deck in addition to the exterior deck, so you can even cruise on a chilly day. They have a cute gift shop and small snack bar on board too. Its nothing fancy, but a nice short cruise across the Delaware bay. You can take your car over if you want to drive around Cape May OR drive up to Wildwood or Atlantic City for the day!

If you like beer OR wine, you can look into the Nassau Winery tour (near Lewes, the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery tour (in Milton) or the BrewPub tour at Dogfish head in downtown Rehoboth Beach. The FREE BrewPub tour in downtown Rehoboth is only on Tues, Wed & Thurs at 4:30pm. Here is a link to info on the Dogfish Head tours:

dogfish.com/community/events/tours/index.htm

The Tanger Outlets will be open year round. So, if you ladies like to shop..we have 3 large outlets to shop, in addition to Peebles Dept. store, Walmart, Fashion Bug, and lots of little boutique shops. Check out second street in Lewes too for their quaint shops.

If you ladies like to golf there are plenty of golf courses to choose from in the area including Baywoods, Old Landing, Midway Par 3, Marsh Island, The Rookery (Milton), Bear Trap Dunes (Ocean View), and Bethany Bay (Bethany Beach). I know it sounds strange to golf in March, but I know some people who enjoy golfing in the cooler weather.

Also, you might want to see what the Delaware Film Society has lined up. They have a winter series called Delmarva Roots that they will be doing on a Friday in Milton at the Milton Theater. The Art House Theater also does a showing throughout the year at the Midway Theater #14. You can always check their website to see what else they are sponsoring throughout the year. Here is a link to the winter series & Art Theater I mentioned:

rehobothfilm.com/film_events_delmarva_roots.…

rehobothfilm.com/film_events_art_house_theat…

AND if you get a rainy or snowy day, you can always go to the Midway Theater to catch a new release movie. OR you can see what the Milton Theater has going on. They seem to have a mixture of live plays, live performances and cinema style movies. Check their websites for dates, times & performances:

http://www.miltontheatre.org/

fandango.com/rehobothbeachmidwaymovies,rehob…

Of course if you get a nice day, you can walk around the boardwalk and check out the beach. You won't be able to swim or sunbathe, but you can still watch the waves, look for seashells, walk the shoreline & watch the seagulls. And, you can always eat at any one of the many, many restaurants we have in the area.

If you don't mind driving an hour North to Dover, DE...there are tons of musuems to visit there including the Air Mobility Command Museum, Biggs Museum of Art, Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Delaware Archaeology Museum, DE State House Museum, Delaware State Police Museum, John Dickinson Plantation, Johnson Victrola Museum, Legislative Mall & Hall, Museum of Small Town Life and Barratt's Chapel & Museum. Just check the dates & hours before you drive up there!! In addition, Dover has a shopping Mall and the Dover Downs Casino. **There is also a casino in Harrington, DE and a casino & racetrack in Wilmington, DE**

Well, I hope this helps. I'm sure there are even more things to do, but that's what I've come up with so far. If I think of anything else, I'll be sure to let you know! Have a great trip!!

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6. Re: What to do in Rehoboth Beach, DE in March 2010?

Daisy,

This post is so informative, it should be saved as a "what to do off-season" sticky or FAQ or whatever keeps it readily available. I presume you DEs know how to do that. Hope it can be preserved and not get buried as just a reply to a query. More links would add to its usefulness; I'd be happy to help do some of that research. PM me if you want some help.

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Also, if you want to travel South towards Ocean City,MD (about an hour drive from Rehoboth)...then you can go ice skating at the Carousel (hotel). They are open to the public, but charge an admission fee & skate rental fee. They have a boardwalk there too, but it is probably closed up for the season too. However, you will pass through Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach & Fenwick Island on your way to OC. You can always stop and take a peek at each beach/town. Also, in Fenwick Island there is the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum & it is open on weekends in March. So, you could stop there along the way. If you make it to OC, then you could cross over the bridge and take a peek at the Assateague Island National Seashore--beach with wild free roaming horses. That is pretty neat!!

Here are a few links:

carouselhotel.com/ocean-city-md-ice-rink.php

www.nps.gov/asis/planyourvisit/hours.htm

http://www.fenwickislander.com/oc.htm

Again, hope this helps! AND I'll keep on thinking of more ideas for you.

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8. Re: What to do in Rehoboth Beach, DE in March 2010?

The POLAR BEAR PLUNGE has been rescheduled due to our forcasted Nor'easter this weekend. It is usually the 1st Sunday in February--but the rescheduled date is now in March.

So, IF you will be in town March 12-14th, you can participate in the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge activities OR just be a spectator!! IF you want to register for the event, you can pre-register online OR at the Sands or event tent as the event approaches. There will be a restaurant chili contest (saturday from 3-6pm) and an ice sculpting event (saturday 10am-morning at rehoboth bandstand). There will be activities for the kids too. The actual PLUNGE will now be at 1pm on Sunday. Here are a few links to activites/schedule of events and registration:

http://www.plungede.org/festival/index.asp

http://www.plungede.org/festival/schedule.asp

Hope this helps!!

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9. Re: What to do in Rehoboth Beach, DE in March 2010?

I agree that daisyferret1's posts are full of accurate and good suggestions.

Dining---here is a link to a site that lists all kinds of RB dining discouts by the day of the week : http://www.localsonlyblog.com/

Outside: For a safe bike ride, rent bikes in RB and get the map for the Junction-Breakwater trail at the shop. You can go all the way to Lewes or even Cape Henlopen, mostly off the roads, or you can just do part of it. You can also hike it. For a short walk on the trail, park in the lot behind the first outlet mall on the east side north of RB, and walk in and walk north. There is a boardwalk section over a creek marsh where you can look out over the marsh toward the ocean. Or drive north on Rt I and turn right (east) by the WaWa and drive to the marked parking area by the farmhouse being restored, and walk in to the trail from there.

The Gordon's Pond trail in the state park north past Henlopen Acres and North Shores (just keep driving north by the ocean north of the Henlopen Hotel) is an easy biking or walking trail where you might see migrating birds (take your binoculars). Also walking the beach in front of Gordon's Pond is great; you can walk north all the way to Cape Henlopen if you have the time and energy.

Primehook Wildlife Refuge (on the road on the way in to Broadkill Beach) has some good wooded hikes. If you've never been in to Broadkill Beach, it's like going back to the '60's.

Find a restaurant overlooking the bay in Dewey Beach to watch the sunset. You may just want to have a drink and an appetizer; those restaurants aren't known for having outstanding chefs.

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