#5 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Delaware isn’t the first place most people think of for a summer getaway but if you’re looking for a sleepy beach town that’s a bit under the radar, Delaware’s the place to head this summer. Rehoboth’s known for its seafood, beautiful sunsets, and outdoor recreation opportunities that are some of the best on the Atlantic coast. Rehoboth’s long boardwalk is perfect for a stroll or bike and you can find a nice spot and just lounge on a patrolled beach like Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, or Bethany Beach. Delaware’s shore state parks are absolutely pristine, so be sure to check out Cape Henlopen State Park. With over 3,000 acres there’s plenty of hiking, camping, and swimming. The Walking Dunes Trail is an easy hike that travels through marshland and woodland, ending at The Great Dune.
Rehoboth’s great community vibe is inclusive, with lots of family-friendly events all summer long. August’s annual Sandcastle Contest will test your construction skills, while restaurant week has plenty of great deals, and June offers free tours of historical cottages.