the end of the summer. You can also rent bikes from Wheels Bike Rentals, 4100
Highway One, Rehoboth or Atlantic Cycles 18 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth. If
cycling doesn’t do it for you then the Dart First Service, www.beachbus.com, run
a service between the resorts. Check out the web-page for timetables. The Jolly
Trolley also provides a fun way to travel, this probably more geared towards
tourists. It’s a whacky looking bus that drives around Rehoboth, you can’t miss
it! Nice to try once though!
There is plenty to do in and around Rehoboth Beach – you may fancy just lazing on the beach for the day, but for those of you who would like something more energetic to occupy your day there are activities such as horse riding, tennis, fishing and plenty of water sports and water slides at your disposal. If you fancy a bit of culture then there are plenty of museums and galleries in which to pass the time, and of course for you movie buffs there is a cinema. Finally for all you shopaholics you cannot miss the chance to visit the outlet stores in the area.Delaware is a tax-free state, so the price on display is the price paid, which is a huge advantage. The Rehoboth Beach outlets are rated in the top 20 in the country, and include outlets of Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Nike,
Reebok, Gap and Aeropostale – definitely a good place to spend those wellearned dollars. For further information on all these activities check out
Some of the most popular pubs frequented by J1ers in previous years include theRusty Rudder, Zoggs, Anglers, Starboard and the Summerhouse Saloon. Pubsand clubs generally close around 2am, and they are fairly strict on ID so be careful. Because Rehoboth is mainly a family beach resort, it wasn’t the best place for loud music and partying after 11pm. However, the neighbouring town of Dewey beach is definitely the place to party. With a variety of great pubs and live music, Dewey was definitely ahead of Rehoboth as regards nightlife.
We recommend that anyone who is going to Rehoboth tries to find accommodation in Dewey Beach, as the police are much less strict on noise after 11pm there, and there were generally less problems with the rentals. Commuting to Rehoboth from Dewey would be no problem if working in Rehoboth, the local bus that serves between the two generally allows students working in Rehoboth
to travel for free during the day. About two thirds of students who stayed in Rehoboth Beach in previous years found accommodation in apartments. The average rent in Rehoboth is between $85 - $90 p/week. The majority of studentsalso arranged accommodation before they arrived, so it is definitely worth checking out websites for accommodation – but be careful when it comes to
paying deposits etc – it is always safest to wait until you see the apartment before you hand over any cash, or at least go through reputable realtors so you don’t get ripped off. Some useful websites to try include www.craigslist.org (the best website for any seasonal accommodation in the States), www.beach-fun.com this website gives a list of Real Estate agents in the area. These are always good to check out, although make sure to check whether the agents charge a finder’s fee for finding you an apartment – often this can be as much as one month’s rent,so watch out. Also check out www.rehoboth.com andwww.prugallo.com for more accommodation listings.
The notice boards in The Chamber of Commerce and Post Offices may also be a good source of information. If you find a real estate agent that you wish to use, you can also check their credibility with the Chamber of Commerce.
Waiting tables is by far the best job a J1er can get over the summer, even though the basic wage is generally very low, the tips more than make up for it. However in most areas you must be 21 in order to work as waiters/waitress. Some restaurants that have employed J1ers in previous years are; Grotto Pizza (a very popular spot for J1ers to find work – check out www.grottopizza.com or call 302 227 3601), Ruby Tuesdays, Plaza Gourmet, Nicola Pizza (www.nicolapizza.com),
Coffee Mill Café, Camel’s Hump, Obie’s By the Sea and Madison’s Restaurant.
Here are some more restaurants to try:
Abstractions Sushi Bar and Restaurant The Back Porch Cafe
203 Rehoboth Ave 59 Rehoboth Ave
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar Arena's Famous Deli Bar
Other places to look for jobs include shops and factory outlets, like the Wacky Bear Factory (call 302 226 3200), The Happy Fish Inc. (email firstname.lastname@example.org), the T-Shirt Factory, Sun n’ Fun and the Nike Factory Store (call 302 2262950 or email Lori.Teletchea@nike.com). Also try Atlantic Sands Hotel (phone 800 422 0600) where there are also waiting jobs available, and Seaside Amusements Inc. (phone 302 227 2785 or email email@example.com.)
Tip between 15%-20% on your restaurant/bar bill or cab-fare. $1 per drink
Minimum wage is $6.15 p/h, except in tipping positions where it's $2.83 - $3.09
If under 21 don't look for bar/waiter/waitressing work. It's not legal to serve