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Getting There

By Car -- From the north, take routes 113 and 13 to Route 1, and then Route 1A into Rehoboth. From the south, take Route 113 north to Route 26 east to Bethany Beach, and take Route 1 north to Rehoboth. From the west, take Route 50 across the Bay Bridge to Route 404 east; then take Route 9 east to Route 1 south. From Ocean City, continue up Coastal Highway as it turns into Route 1 to Dewey.

By Plane -- For visitors arriving by plane, the nearest airport is Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport.

Visitor Information

The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, 501 Rehoboth Ave. (tel. 800/441-1329, ext. 12 or 302/227-2233; www.beach-fun.com), is open year-round Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm. The Welcome Grove offers visitors a little history museum, playground, and farmer's market in summer, as well as the visitor center. Gay and lesbian travelers should visit www.camprehoboth.com.

Getting Around

By Public Transportation -- From mid-May to mid-September, DART First State (tel. 800/355-8080 or 302/739-3278; www.dartfirststate.com) operates a daily shuttle service down Route 9 from Georgetown to Lewes, and down Route 1 to Rehoboth and on to the border with Ocean City. Buses go down Savannah Road in Lewes and travel along Rehoboth Avenue to the Rehoboth boardwalk, the park-and-ride lot, and the shopping outlets. They stop at Ocean City, where passengers can catch the Ocean City bus. A daily pass is $2.10 per person -- or $7 per carload when parking at the park-and-ride lot on Shuttle Road off Delaware Route 1. Your pass is also good for one ride on Ocean City's bus; likewise, an Ocean City pass is good for one ride in Delaware.

The Jolly Trolley of Rehoboth Beach (tel. 302/227-1197; www.jollytrolley.com) operates a shuttle between Rehoboth Beach and south Dewey Beach. Buses runs Memorial Day through Labor Day, daily every half-hour from 8am to 2am; limited service is available in May and September. The fare is $2 for adults ($3 after midnight), $1 for children 6 and under. Bus stops are posted. Call for guided tours of Dewey and Rehoboth.

By Car -- Parking in Rehoboth Beach can be difficult. Metered parking at $1.50 an hour is in effect from Memorial Day weekend to mid-September, daily from 10am to midnight. The meters take only quarters but electronic meters along Rehoboth Avenue also take credit and debit cards -- and more of these machines are coming. Change machines are located in the first and second blocks of Rehoboth Avenue.

To park in a nonmetered area Memorial Day to Labor Day, get a parking permit. Permits for daily, weekly, or seasonal parking are available from the Parking Meter Division, 30 1/2 Lake Dr. (behind City Hall), from the Visitor Center at 501 Rehoboth Ave., or from real-estate offices. They cost $45 for a week, $30 for a 3-day weekend, $13 for a weekend day, and $8 for a weekday. The police will explain the rules and help you get change. Call tel. 302/227-6181 for information. Once you've parked, leave your car and walk. Almost everything is within a few blocks of the boardwalk and the main street, Rehoboth Avenue.

Special Events

Greyhound lovers converge on Dewey and Rehoboth beaches on Columbus Day weekend for the Greyhounds Reach the Beach Weekend (www.adopt-a-greyhound.org/dewey). This social gathering was started in 1995 by greyhound lovers who met informally over the Internet. About 3,500 ex-racers and their humans usually take part. It's a lot of fun to see and meet these graceful animals and their gracious owners.

The 3-day Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler's Festival at the end of October features a costume parade, trick-or-treating, a 5K race, and a fiddling contest. For information, contact the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce (tel. 800/441-1329 or 302/227-2233).

The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (tel. 302/645-9095 or www.rehobothfilm.com) takes place the first weekend in November.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.