Inns such as the Bellmoor trim their rates in the fall.
Inns such as the Bellmoor trim their rates in the fall. (By Prakash Patel)
Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Why go: An already mellow beach enclave becomes even more relaxed once the children are back in school.

Temperatures: In September, average air temperatures range from the upper 70s during the day to low 60s at night. Water temps are around 70 degrees. October sees a range from the upper 60s to low 50s, with water temps in the low 60s.

Lodging: As in other beach towns, rental houses, motels and hotels are widely available. Rehoboth's B&Bs often are booked for early autumn weekends, but rooms at inns can be found, some for less than half the summer rate. The Bellmoor (800-425-2355,, for instance, charged $245 a night for a queen-size garden room during a summer weekday; the weekday rate is $115 during the fall.

Don't miss: The 10th annual Independent Film Festival will show 100 features, documentaries and short films Nov. 7-11; admission varies per film (around $9).

Other events: Queen Latifah and Dionne Warwick are among those performing at the 18th annual Autumn Jazz Festival Oct. 10-14; prices vary by show. . . . The Oct. 26-28 Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler Festival includes hayrides, a five-kilometer foot race and costume contests for humans and dogs.

More info: Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, 800-441-1329,

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