The breakdown on spring break

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The breakdown on spring break

The view of ocean skies is a view not to miss. Walking on the Boardwalk is much more enjoyable when the sun is setting.

The view of ocean skies is a view not to miss. Walking on the Boardwalk is much more enjoyable when the sun is setting.

Abby West

The view of ocean skies is a view not to miss. Walking on the Boardwalk is much more enjoyable when the sun is setting.

Abby West

Abby West

The view of ocean skies is a view not to miss. Walking on the Boardwalk is much more enjoyable when the sun is setting.


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Rehoboth Beach is one of the most popular vacation spots and, with summer and spring break rapidly approaching, students here at Patterson Mill are scrambling to find the perfect vacation spot such as Rehoboth Beach. With so many options available it can be overwhelming to plan a vacation, so here are the top ten things to do while enjoying a stay at Rehoboth Beach.  

Thrasher’s French Fries 

The first stop on the list is Thrasher’s French Fries. What is a trip to Rehoboth without them? Thrasher’s French Fries were introduced in 1929 when Mr. J.T Thrasher created a food concession stand that was only focused on one item, fries.  He wanted to produce “the best tasting french fry ever eaten- past, present, or future.” He managed to do just that. With two locations on Rehoboth Avenue and Wilmington Avenue, both of which are conveniently located on the Boardwalk, anyone is sure not to miss out on these famous fries.  

Candy Kitchen 

The second stop on the list also happens to fall in the food category, Candy Kitchen. Just like Thrasher’s, there are also two locations, with the first one being located on Coastal Highway and the second one on Rehoboth Avenue. Candy Kitchen started in 1937 by a man with the name Sam Taustin. He opened a Boardwalk candy shop where he would sell homemade fudge and saltwater taffies. Nowadays, Candy Kitchen sells a wide variety of candy and toys, such as stuffed animals, lollipops, gummies, gum, and mints. Anyone visiting Rehoboth Beach should stop by and they will surely leave with more than just one bag of candy.  

 The Ice Cream Store 

The third stop on the list is The Ice Cream Store. Just like Thrasher’s and Candy Kitchen, The Ice Cream Store is also located on Rehoboth Avenue. With over 100 different ice cream flavors anyone is guaranteed to find a flavor they’ll love. Their menu has a wide variety of treats that consist of scoops, milkshakes, fresh fruit smoothies, chillers, waffle cones and bowls, and homemade hand dipped ice cream. If someone is searching for a bit of an adventure, they could try the ghost pepper ice cream flavor. This flavor is so daring that people are required to sign a waiver to eat it. The ingredients consist of African vanilla ice cream, a strawberry sauce drizzle, and mashed with a flavor of several hot sauces and ghost peppers, which is one of the world’s hottest peppers. With the endless flavor options, nobody will ever leave this shop bored! 

Dolle’s Candyland 

The fourth stop on the list is Dolle’s Candyland, which is also located on Rehoboth Avenue. In 1906, a man named Rudolph Dolle went to find the perfect piece of land for his hand carved carousel in Ocean City, Maryland. Four years later in 1910, Mr. Dolle purchased a small saltwater taffy stand on the same property as his carousel. This was the start of Dolle’s Candyland. Nowadays this shop has many different locations, including a location in Rehoboth Beach, where anyone can visit Dolle’s and find lots of delicious treats like taffy, caramel, fudge, and mints.  

Quiet Storm Surf Shop 

The fifth stop on the list is Quiet Storm Surf Shop. Located on Rehoboth Avenue, this is a shop nobody would want to miss. Quiet Storm carries many name brand clothing items, such as Vineyard Vines, Rainbow Sandals, Yeti, Patagonia, and Sanuk. They also have a wide variety of trendy jewelry, as well as bathing suits. Keep in mind the shop is on the higher side when it comes to price. The shop maintains a fun and friendly atmosphere, all while preserving that small shop feel. Anyone should stop by and pick up all their favorite brands.  

Tanger Outlets 

The sixth stop on the list is Tanger Outlets. Although it is located on Seaside Outlet drive which is a little farther away from the boardwalk, it is most definitely worth the visit. With stores like Alex and Ani, Claire’s, Forever 21, Kate Spade, LOFT, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Pandora, every shopper of any age can enjoy this outlet center. Tanger Outlets also features a variety of restaurants to solve anyone’s hunger. Some of these restaurants include Applebee’s, Chipotle, and IHOP. The kids are not forgotten either, as there is a large playground for kids to enjoy. Abigail Ingoglia, freshman, says she always loves a visit to Tanger, “There’s a lot of stores and places to eat and spend time with family.” Anyone could stop by on their way home from Rehoboth for some fun shopping for everyone!  

Jungle Jim’s River Safari Waterpark 

The seventh stop on the list is Jungle Jim’s River Safari Waterpark. Jungle Jim’s is located on Country Club Road. There are so many fun activities to do in this waterpark where anyone would need a whole day to spend there. Jungle Jim’s includes a waterpark with huge slides, batting cages, bumper boats, and mini golf. It is also the largest waterpark in Delaware, which is impressive. The water park includes a wave pool, rope climb, kid’s spray ground, a lazy river, activity pool, a kiddie pool, and multiple giant waterslides. With so many experiences available everyone can have loads of fun at Jungle Jim’s River Safari Waterpark. Everyone should plan their summer day trip to include a stop at Jungle Jim’s.  


The eighth stop on the list is Funland. Funland is located on Delaware Avenue directly on the boardwalk. The amusement park began with two brothers by the name of Allen and Don Fasnacht. They were operating a small picnic park in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. During a trip to Rehoboth Beach in 1961, the two brothers visited Rehoboth Beach Sports Center and met Mr. Dentino; this is where they learned that Mr. Dentino was interested in selling his business. When the Fasnacht brothers returned home, they bought Mr. Dentino’s business. Following the purchase, the park was expanded with rides, games, and additional land, until it became what is now: Funland. The park contains many thrilling rides such as a carousel, pirate swing, a kiddie wheel, and a tot play place. Bring kids to Funland for an exciting experience they’ll love.  

Ryan’s Mini Golf 

The ninth stop on the list is Ryan’s Mini Golf. Everyone loves a good game of mini golf, and no one brings it better than Ryan’s Mini Golf. Hands down the coolest part of this course is that it is located on a roof of a building, which brings the ability to enjoy the incredible views Rehoboth has to offer. The course is also conveniently located on the Boardwalk. Ryan’s also offers low prices affordable for everyone. Anyone is sure to get their family game of mini golf in at Ryan’s Mini Golf.  

Zelky’s Beach Arcade 

The tenth and final stop on the list is Zelky’s Beach Arcade. What is a beach without an arcade? Zelky’s is also located on the Boardwalk, convenient for after-swim gaming. The arcade consists of many classic arcade games such as ski ball, claw machines, and racing simulators. Nobody can forget their wide variety of prizes, with the smaller prizes including candy, bracelets, and bouncy balls, while their bigger prize selection includes electronics, water guns, beach balls, and beach toys. The arcade is most magical at night time because of all the glowing lights illuminating the moonlight Boardwalk. Everyone should stop by and unwind after a long day at the beach for some fun family competition.  

Now that the best places to visit in Rehoboth Beach have been broken down, planning a spring break or summer vacation will be a lot less stressful now knowing the must-see places. Now go get planning! 

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