Just across the Delaware Bay from Cape May lies another favorite Philly shore destination: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. A solid two-hour drive south—sorry, urbanites, there really doesn’t seem to be a better way to get there than car—Rehoboth’s got a lot of the elements of the Jersey Shore Philadelphians love, plus a couple more. Namely: gorgeous pristine beaches and cute queers.
Often and lovingly dubbed Rehomo, the Delaware resort features a rich and welcoming community of gay and lesbian-owned businesses, LGBT-friendly beaches, and a location that draws queers and allies from Virginia, D.C., Philly and Maryland. The trio of Lewes, Dewey and Rehoboth) boasts some of the highest-quality water on the East Coast. In fact, the National Resources Defense Council lists Rehoboth as one of 35 nationwide Superstar Beaches. (Margate, Sea Isle, Avalon and Wildwood make that list, too.)