Awards.Recognitions

The Resort Area of Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach, Delaware has received numerous awards over the years. In addition, the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has received awards.

Resort Area Awards & Recognitions

  • Rehoboth Beach named as part of Budget Travel's 20 Affordable American Boardwalks.  July 2018.
  • Survey Says . . . Chamber members recognized in "15 of Delaware's best restaurants, fests, 'wiches & more from 50-state review", are:
    - Wawas are the cleanest gas station bathrooms according to GasBuddy's restroom reviews from travelers
    - Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is the top attraction and the place to be according to ratings and reviews from users of Trip Advisor
    - USA Today suggests a three-hour walking tour through "one of America's great beach towns":  Rehoboth Beach is the best romantic activity.  "Stop for unique food and drinks at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants".
    - Yelp's algorithm, which combines users' rating and reviewes (excluding chains), named Henlopen City Oyster House in Rehoboth Beach as best restaurant.
    - USA Today chose Fork + Flask at Nage's annual Food and Wine Festival as best spring food festival.  "Guests can taste from more than 50 wines offered by region and paired with the restaurant's food".
    - According to Yelp, the most romantic restaurant is Rehoboth Beach's Blue Moon.
    - According to Foursquare's Swarm app, the restaurant with the most check-ins (with a rating of 8.1) is Rehoboth Beach's Purple Parrot with its American fare in an eclectic atmosphere.
    The above results were reported in the News Journal's "Mondaylife" on Monday, August 21, 2017.
  • Coastal Style Magazine's 2017 "Best Of" names Sea Witch Festival as Sussex County's "Best Festival or Event" - July 2017. 
  • Rehoboth Beach named one of the top 10 Northern beaches by Marinalife Magazine readers, July 2017.  View Article.
  • Rehoboth Beach named one of the "Top 20 Most Popular Summer Destinations in America, Based on Trip Advisor's Hotel Pricing Report", May 2017.  View Article
  • Rehoboth Beach named one of "15 Waterfront Towns You Absolutely Must Visit" by CarRentals.com, May 2017.  View Article.
  • Rehoboth Beach featured in "11 Mid-Atlantic Small Towns That'll Charm Your Socks Off" article.  March 2017 by wheretraveler.com.  View Article.
  • Resort Area featured in USA Today, "Climate, friendly businesses make Delaware beaches a year-round destination".  March 6, 2017.  View ArticleView PDF File of Article.
  • Top Value Reviews' list of Top 30 Greatest Small Beach Towns on the East Coast -- Dewey Beach, ranked 28th, was cited as a "high-end beach town destination that seems as if it has come straight out of a classic beach movie --restaurants and dance clubs overflow after dark".  August 2016
  • Coastal Living Magazine Rehoboth Beach Area Awards:
    - Best Place to See Live Music on the Coast
    - Best Beach in the USA
    - Best Beach Boardwalk
    - Happiest Seaside Town, April 2016
    - Best Beach Boardwalk Food
  • Readers of Coastal Style Magazine voted the Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers' Fetival a "Best Of" winner for 2015.
  • Rehoboth Beach named as one of the Best States to Retire 2015 by Kiplinger.com.  View Link and Article.  July, 2015.
  • Rehoboth Beach was choosen as "Favorite Beach" by radio station Eagle 97.7's Petch & Amy's 1st Annual Local Awards.  May, 2015.
  • Thrillist.com Named Rehoboth Beach One of the Fourteen Best Small Beach Towns in America.  View Link.  May, 2015.
  • Delaware Named Third Most Bike Friendly State in Country by the League of American Bicyclists.  View Article.  May, 2015.
  • Family Vacation Critic names Rehoboth Beach one of the 2015 Ten Best Beaches for Families....Again!  View Article.  April, 2015.
  • Rehoboth Beach named #4 in the USA Today's 10Best Reader's Choice for Best Coastal Small Towns.  View Link and Article.  March, 2015.
  • Sea Witch Festival named one of 10 Best Fall Beach Festivals for Families.  View Article.  September, 2014.
  • The Historic Lewes Farmers' Market (#70) and the Rehoboth Beach Farmers' Market (#71) were named to the www.thedailymeal.com Top 101 Farmers' Markets in America.  View Article.  Summer, 2014.
  • For the second year in a row Dewey Beach has been named a Superstar Beach by the National Resources Defense Council.  View Article.  July, 2014.
  • Rehoboth Beach named as one of the Best Family Beaches on East Coast.  View ArticleMay 2014.
  • The Delaware Shore was selected by "Where to Retire" magazine as one of "America's 100 Best Places to Retire."  September, 2013.
  • Coastal Living Magazine names Rehoboth Beach as as a one of their 10 Great Coastal Boardwalks.  June, 2013.  View Article.
  • NerdWallet Travel names Rehoboth Beach as part of their top 10 Family-Freindly Beach Towns.  June 11, 2013.  View Article.
  • FlipKey names Rehoboth Beach as one of the Top East Coast Beaches.  May 2013.  View Article.
  • Delaware ranked #5 as a Bike Friendly State by the League of American Bicyclists.  May 1, 2013.  View Article.
  • Rehoboth Beach selected as one of America's Best Little Beach Towns by Travel + Leisure.  May, 2013.  View Article.
  • Rehoboth Beach named in America's 10 Best Beach Towns by Parents Magazine.  2013. View ArticleClick Link.
  • Sea Witch Festival named one of the Best Fall Beach Festivals for Families by Family Vacation Critic.  View ArticleClick Link.  September 26, 2012.
  • Southern Delaware selected as Retirement Destination.  Selected by Where to Retire magaizine as a top retirement destination in the nation.  View Article.  August 14, 2012.
  • 2012 and 2013.  Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach are both awarded with Five-Star Award for Clean Water.  View Article.  June 27, 2012.
  • Rehoboth Beach named one of the Top 20 Best Vacation Destinations by Frommer's Travel Guides.  View Article.  June 2012.
  • Rehoboth Beach shares the vote with Bethany Beach for America's Best Boardwalk by the American Profile Magazine.  View Article.  April 25, 2012. 
  •  Rehoboth Beach selected as one of the Top 10 Best U.S. Beaches for Families in the nation by the Family Vacation Critic.  View article.  March 19, 2012
  • Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival Named Among America’s 100 Best Events: 1993, 1996, 2003, 2009 & 2012.  View article and scorll down to Delaware.
  • AARP “Dream City” View Article.  August 2006.
  • Readers Digest “America’s Favorite”
  • Named a 2006 Top Restored Beach by American Shore and Beach Preservation Association
  • Sherman’s Travels Top 10 American Boardwalks.  View article.
  • National Geographic’s Top 10 U.S. Boardwalks.  View article.
  • Southern Living’s Top 10 Budget Getaways.  View article.
  • Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach Receive National Recognition as Five-Star Beaches by the National Resources Defense Council for Superior Water Quality.  View article.
  • Delmarva Beaches Voted Among Cleanest in the Nation
  • Forbes Magazine Traveler No. 4 on Top Boardwalks List
  • Rehoboth Beach Voted Best Beach for the 2010 Express Best of Contest
  • Travel Writer Lynn Seldon Names Rehoboth Beach as One of “14 Great Beach Towns”  View article.

 

Chamber of Commerce Awards & Recognitions

  • Governor’s Tourism Award for Quality Service
  • Governor’s Tourism Award for Tourism Awareness
  • Governor’s Tourism Award for Public Sector Program
  • Governor’s Tourism Award “Outstanding Special Event”
  • Governor’s Tourism Award “Annual Hall of Fame Event”
  • Special Events Directory & Events Business News “Top 250 Events”
  • Six Time Winner of the American Bus Association’s Top 100 Events
  • Delaware Today’s Best Annual Event 2004 (Sea Witch)
  • Delaware Today’s Best Business Networking Group 2005