Funland#3 in Best Things To Do in Rehoboth Beach
Family-owned and operated since 1962, this amusement park is a popular staple on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. Featuring 19 rides, 16 midway games and an arcade, the old-fashioned park is perfect for kids (and parents) who need a break from the beach. Rides range from a carousel for smaller children to a haunted mansion for big kids (and those young at heart), while games such as whack-a-mole and Skeeball can bring out your competitive side. Some rides have height requirements or restrictions, but recent visitors said there is enough variety for almost anyone to enjoy the park.
It's free to enter the park, but rides and games will cost you between 25 cents and $2. You can save on fares by purchasing multiticket booklets. They never expire, so if you don't use them all during the season you can bring them back the following year. The park is open seasonally from May to September and hours vary by day. For more information or to check current hours, visit the park's website.
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#1 Beach and Boardwalk
It's what sun worshippers and beach bums come for: the shore. It can get crowded during peak season (May to August), but beachgoers say the sands are clean and the waves are typically calm, making it very family-friendly. The beach is backed by a mile-long boardwalk that's packed with shops, restaurants and bars. While recent visitors noted that the boardwalk isn't as long as others in the region (like those in Ocean City, Maryland, or Atlantic City, New Jersey) the variety of local businesses ensures that visitors will never run out of things to do.
The beach is free to visit and is reachable from numerous access points, but the sands are off-limits between 1 and 5 a.m. each day for safety reasons. Lifeguards patrol the beach inside the city limits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays (and until 5:30 p.m. on weekends). If you drive, you'll have to pay for parking – either at metered spaces, which cost $2 per hour, or by purchasing a parking permit that ranges from $10 during the week to $15 over the weekend. Extended parking permits are also available. For more information on beach rules and regulations, check out the City of Rehoboth Beach website.
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