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Rehoboth Beach is a city that is situated in Sussex County, Delaware. This city covers an area of one and a half square miles and has a population of approximately fifteen hundred residents. The area on which the city rest has been occuppied for little over ten thousand years. Little evidence of the archeological past of this region remains, however due to it being destroyed by heavy development. In the sixteenth century, Europeans would visit the area, which was then inhabited by several Native American tribes. Some of these Indian tribes included the Sikkonese, the Nanticoke and the Assateagues. These Native American tribes were force to migrate to New York state by Dutch and British settlers. In 1873, Rehoboth Beach was incorporated by Reverend Robert W. Todd of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church of Wilmington. The name of the city is taken from a Biblical appellation that means “a place for all”. Today, the town markets itself as the “Summer Capital of the United States” and receives a large influx of visitors from the Washington, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virgina. It attracts these tourist because of its hometown charm, vibrant nightlife and exciting attractions. A popular attraction in the city is Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. This boardwalk is a mile long and connects tourists with the attractions of the city. All along the boardwalk are resorts, shops, restaurants, family amusement centers and arcades. The main street of the city, Rehoboth Avenue, connects directly with this boardwalk.
Another attraction around Rehoboth Beach is Delaware Seashore State Park. This park covers an area of twenty-eight hundred acres and attracts millions of visitors each and every year. Fenwick Island State Park is another prominent attraction in the area. This state park sits on three hundred and forty-four acres and was originally part of Delaware Seashore State Park. This park was founded in 1966 and renamed to Fenwick Island State Park in 1981. This state park is primarily under developed because it is just a narrow strip of peninsulat that is around three miles wide. Due to constantly shifting dunes, commercial development has been very difficult. Since Fenwick Island State Park borders Little Assawoman Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, visitors have the experience of two different coastlines on the same patch of lands. The bayside portion of the park is popular among fishermen, crab hunting, clamming and sailing. The Atlantic Ocean side of the park is popular for surfings, spear fishing and swimming. Amenities at the park include a bathhouse complete with changing rooms and showers. There is also food concessions and a gift shop located at the park.
Other attractions in the city of Rehoboth Beach include Funland, Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach, One Spirit Massage Studio, Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Nassau Gallery & Frame House, Midway Speedway, Anna Hazzard Museum, Rehoboth Beach, Virtual Fun Arcade & Playland, Beach Arcade, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Railroad Station, Rehoboth Beach Farmer’s Market, Stuart Kingston Gallery, Old Landing Golf Course, Creekside Golf Course, Legends and Lore Gallery, City of Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, Surfside Arcade, Rehoboth Beach Museum, Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts, Dogfish Head Brew Pub Tour, Grove Park, Lake Gerar, Silver Lake and Lake Gerar Tot Lot. The city also has a number of prominent restaurants which include La La Land Restaurant, Eden Cafe, Blue Moon Restaurant, Summerhouse Restaurant, Rusty Rudder Restaurant, Adriatico Italian Restaurant and the Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats. Hotels in the city include Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Brighton Suites Hotel, Summer Place Hotel, Admiral Hotel, Henlopen Hotel and the Breakers Hotel.