Dreary Day Delights



On a beautiful day, there are so many enjoyable options. Beaches, walking trails, golf courses, mini golf courses, arcades, rides, restaurants of all kinds – just take a look at this book and you’ll find more to do than time to do it!

But what do you do on an overcast or rainy day? After consulting this book, and various websites, including the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce (www.thequietresorts.com), the Bethany Beach website schedule

(www.townofbethanybeach.com), and issues of Delaware Today www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/Calendar/, and others, there are quite a few fun things to do.


Below is a short list of ideas. Be sure to consult the listed websites; phone numbers also are provided.


Bethany Beach Books

99 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930

www.BethanyBeachBooks.com, (302) 539-2522

This charming, independently owned bookstore has books for nearly every genre and is open year-round.


DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944

www.discoversea.com, (302) 539-9366

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum is located on Bayard Street and Ocean Highway, just seven blocks from the Ocean City, Maryland / Delaware State Line. Delmarva’s maritime past of shipwrecks and piracy is vividly brought back to life at DiscoverSea Museum. Donations are appreciated; however admission is free.


Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum

6400 Hobbs Road, Salisbury, MD 21801

www.esbhalloffame.org, 410-546-4444

Enjoy the rich history of baseball on the Eastern Shore. The Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum is located inside Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, which is the home of the Delmarva Shorebirds, a class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The museum is open for every Delmarva Shorebirds home game (doors open one hour prior to game time). At other times and during the off-season, the museum is open for tours by appointment only. Come celebrate our love for the players past and present by stopping in and visiting the museum. Admission is free.


Escape Rehoboth

20245 Bay Vista Road, #206, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

www.escaperehoboth.com, (302) 344-6125

Escape Rehoboth is a fun, interactive game taking place here at the “Nation’s Summer Capital.” While it looks like an ordinary room, it’s much more. Find hidden objects, figure out clues, and solve puzzles to earn your freedom!


Indian River Life Saving Station Museum at Delaware Seashore

25039 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

www.destateparks.com/attractions/life-saving-station, (302) 227-6991

Learn the history of the U. S. Life-Saving Service, the precursor to today’s U. S. Coast Guard, by visiting the original Indian River Life-Saving Station. Programs at the Life-Saving Station and other Delaware Seashore State Park locations are listed on the website. The state that started the nation welcomes you to explore the Delaware History Trail, a journey to experience Delaware’s historical treasures. The trail highlights significant locations statewide that have impacted the history of the state and our nation. (www.visitdelaware.com/delaware-history-trail).


Millsboro Lanes

213 Mitchell Street, Millsboro, DE 19966

www.millsborolanes.net , (302) 934-0400

Millsboro Lanes strives to stand above the rest. We offer a full service facility with a friendly staff that will show you that we set the standard for family entertainment. We have a complete Pro Shop and USBC certified coaches. We have an Arcade, Snack Bar, 24 lanes of Bumper Bowling, plus we offer Corporate and Birthday packages.


Nanticoke Indian Museum

27073 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, DE 19966

www.nanticokeindians.org/page/museum, (302) 945-3400

The Nanticoke Indian Museum is the only Native American Museum in the state of Delaware and is a National Historic Landmark. We are extremely proud of our heritage and invite you to visit us so that we may share our stories.


Ocean Lanes

115 72nd St, Ocean City, MD 21842

www.oceanlanesocmd.com, (410) 524-7550

Ocean Lanes is a 10 pin bowling center; and is open year round. We have bumper bowling for the kids and a complete snack bar serving great food items along with cold beers and wine. Looking for a break on your vacation, or some family fun? We are it. Open 7 days a week. Ocean Lanes is always a clean and relaxing family environment.


Rehoboth Beach Museum

511 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org/, (302) 227-7310

Rehoboth Beach Museum is a great place to visit and the exhibits show the history of having fun at the beach. Vintage bathing suits, post cards, photos and maps are on display. We have changing exhibits, too. Sand pails, surf boards and archaeological artifacts have all been on display. Why not visit? Little hands are welcome and the museum is handicap accessible. Admission is by donation, so it’s affordable, too. And if you’re looking for a great memento of your trip to Rehoboth Beach, our gift shop has lots of options.


South Coastal Library & Cultural Center

43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930

www.southcoastal.lib.de.us, (302) 539-5231

South Coastal Library & Cultural Center offers programs and services that educate, inform, and entertain people of all ages and interests. Refer to the article about the library in the Delaware Beaches section of this book.


Sun & Surf Cinemas

14301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842

www.fandango.com/sun-and-surf-cinema-8-AALNN/theater-page, (410) 250-1777

Sun & Surf Cinema, located on Coastal Highway at 143rd Street, is the first theatre in Delmarva to offer luxury power recliners and all reserved seating!


Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804

www.wardmuseum.org/, (410)742 -4988

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, strives to lead the way for advancing the understanding of wildfowl art and the interrelationships of art, nature and culture. Our program calendar

(www.wardmuseum.org/ProgramCalendar/tabid/146/Default.aspx) is updated regularly. Some events may require pre-registration and may not take place at the Museum so you will want to view the program details.

To do this, click on an event once you link to the calendar.