Top 9 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Ocean City, MD
Heading to Ocean City, MD for a summer vacation? Here are the top 9 activities that get our vote for good old-fashioned, affordable family-friendly fun!
- Beach it of course!
You can’t come to Ocean City, MD and not hit the sand. Ocean City itself has more than 10 miles of beautiful sandy beaches with free parking north of 10th street. If you’re looking for a beach with a little more privacy, visit Assateague Island State or National Park where your only neighbors might be the wild ponies that roam freely.
- Experience all the boardwalk
has to offer, both day and night. Bring your bike from home or rent one for an hour and ride up and down the boards enjoying the morning sun and ocean breeze. Come back in the evening to eat your way along the 2.5 mile span of famous grubs, fried food and sweet treats. Work off the extra calories late night by running around the arcades and rides at the inlet.
- Be adventurous
Take a speed boat ride up and down the coast of Ocean City, MD on the Sea Rocket. Don’t forget to bring your camera to take pictures of all the dolphins you see along the way!
- Hang ten
Spend a couple of hours with an instructor from one of the local surf shops around town and bring home something to really brag about!
- Take a break from the beach
Head to Frontier Town near Aassateague for some water park and Wild West fun! Parents can enjoy the lazy river while the kids race down the slides during the day and in the evening when the temperatures cool down, you can get discounted tickets to step back in time at Frontier Town’s Best of the West Exhibition.
- Enjoy a round of golf
Whether it is championship or mini style you’re in the mood for, Ocean City, MD is home to 17 championship golf courses, most with beautiful water views and twilight rates after 4 p.m. There are also 34 miniature golf courses in Ocean City, promising fun for the whole family. Visit 1 of 4 Nick’s Golf locations to receive a free game of miniature golf for every four players.
- Experience an amazing birds eye view of Ocean City
Fly high above the Atlantic Ocean with Sea Rocket Adventures Parasailing.
- Visit Northside Park
Ride up to 125th street in Ocean City, MD for acres and acres of recreation and park fun for all ages and sizes. Anglers can fish free with online registration and each Sunday during the summer, the park offers free concerts, sundaes and fireworks beginning at 7pm!
- Hang out at the dock
Find that perfect spot for late afternoon/early evenings at Sunset Marina to watch the sport fishing boats come in. If you get lucky, you might even get to see a large fish get weighed. Stick around and enjoy a meal at Sunset Grille and take in the breathtaking sunsets.
We hope you enjoy your trip to Ocean City, MD, cross off some bucket list items while you are here. Let us know what your favorite and affordable family activities are in Ocean City, MD!