Rehoboth Beach or VA Beach

Jul 30th, 2004, 08:30 AM
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Rehoboth Beach or VA Beach

I am trying to help one of my friends plan a trip to either Rehoboth Beach or Virginia Beach. Which place would you consider to be better?
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Jul 31st, 2004, 11:21 AM
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Is your friend male or female, how old? Are they going alone? Where are they coming from? These are 2 very different places....VA beach has a big boardwalk, kids/families, etc....ReHo has a beautiful beach, nice restaurants(not that Va beach doesnt), lots of outlet shopping + tax free, very gay touristy. Personally I prefer ReHo because of location and the beach itself among other things.
Jul 31st, 2004, 11:51 AM
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The only thing those two beaches have in common is that they're both on the ocean! I would always suggest Rehoboth over VA Beach, as I think it's plenty family-friendly enough without being painfully tacky, crowded and generally low-class.
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Jul 31st, 2004, 11:59 AM
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I'd also suggest Rehoboth Beach. It is a classy D.C. weekend resort area with plenty of shopping both on Rehoboth Avenue and Route 1 Outlets. There is also the option of going to Delaware State Beaches which are much less crowded and cleaner. It is also convenient to the Cape May/Lewes Ferry which can take you over to Cape May for some antique shopping.

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Jul 31st, 2004, 02:33 PM
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Definitely Rehoboth. Don't let thet fact that it's a "gay-friendly" beach town discourage you. Unlike places like P-town, it is still VERY family oriented and beachy. It just happens to attract a lot of gays and lesbians from the mid-Atlantic and the kinds of "upscale" and "urban" restaurants, bars, and shopping that such a crowd entails. All the better, actually, because it means you can get great cocktails and great French Fries and taffy.
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Jul 31st, 2004, 04:46 PM
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REHOBETH!!! i hate va beach, REHo also has a nice boardwalk with rides and shopps, i was only in va beach one time and i will never go back, actually i do not remember seeing a boardwalk with rides or anything like that, i also thought the people were more "lower class" and rude
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Jul 31st, 2004, 11:03 PM
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Lucienne, please excuse me for jumping into your post without having a reply to your specific question.

My concern is with a response by MIKET who for some reason, known only to him, decided to include a remark about Provincetown on Cape Cod which had nothing to do with your specific question and was totally erroneous. The remark implied that "P-town" as he called it, was not family-oriented.

For travellers, who might read this response and get the wrong impression of Provincetown I wish to present this disclaimer to them.

I would guess that over 25% of all visitors to Cape Cod include a trip to Provincetown during their vacation. With over 6 million visitors per year to the Cape this includes a whole lot of families.

While a family visit to Provincetown does not include a boardwalk with carnival rides, it does have HISTORY: The Pilgrim Monument and Museum (The pilgrims landed here first), Whale-Watches and National Seashore beaches.

So, note to MIKET: Next time you decide to put a knock on a destination, make sure you know what your talking about.

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Aug 1st, 2004, 07:15 AM
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Not to get us sidetracked, Gene, but I have been to P-town as well as Rehoboth and they are vastly different places. That's the point I was trying to make. I think P-town is a wonderful place to visit and I love going there, but there is no mistaking it is a major gay destination which could make it less attractive to some families or non-gays. That doesn't take away from its historical significance and idyllic scenery.

In contrast, Rehoboth still feels like a more typical, mid-Atlantic beach town with all the kitsch and family appeal that goes with it.
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