We’re officially in the last third of the summer (sorry students and teachers). This is about the time where most of us start a list of all of the things we have left to do before summer bows into fall and we get all pumpkin-crazed and football obsessed. But if you’ve have enough of the typical Florida locations to travel, why not consider something a little more unique? Like an Ocean City vacation!
Ocean City, Maryland has everything that you could want for the lingering heat of August. Catch some rays while hitting up an amusement park, gain a wealth of knowledge at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, or do the obvious—spend a few days at the beach!
This family-friendly location is wonderfully accessible, filled with lively outdoor attractions, and is sure to make for a memorable vacation for you and the family. But where do you start? That’s where we come in.
Below, we’ve narrowed down the best of the best places to go and things to do for your week-long trip to Ocean City.
It goes without saying that Ocean City does, in fact, live up to its name. The town is surrounded by beautiful beaches, lively shore-side shops, and of course the Ocean City Boardwalk.
The Boardwalk was awarded one of the best in the country by The Travel Channel, National Geographic, and USA Today. So it’s likely that you’ll want to spend multiple days here. But for the first day we recommend you kick back on the beach, soak up some rays, absorb the atmosphere, then head over to the boardwalk for a quick walk around. Maybe pick up some salt water taffy and scout out spots for the upcoming days.
So you’ve rested up, survived the jet lag or the groggy post-car ride feeling and now you’re ready for some adventure. Well, nothing gets the adrenaline pumping on your Ocean City MD vacation faster than an amusement park!
Trimper’s Rides and Amusement Park, located on the Boardwalk, features all kinds of attractions from thrill rides to family-friendly to kiddie rides and beyond. Jolly Roger Amusement Park also has plenty of entertainment to keep you busy all day long, such as mini golf, roller coasters, and more! You can also hop on over to Frontier Town and head out to the water park and play a round of cowboy mini golf!
Take a break from the heat and get off the street into one of Ocean City’s fine museums. Hit the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum on the pier where you’ll see over 500 exhibits, artifacts, and oddities from around the world.
Another classic idea for a day trip—again, located right on the Boardwalk—is the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum. The museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of life saving on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia and features photos of the Ocean City marine life, interactive playrooms for the kids and a brand new exhibit called the Stormy Sixties.
Looking to get out further into the open waters of the pristine Atlantic? Go out deep sea fishing! West OC Watersports is one of the hottest boating companies around. The family owned and operated business takes adventures out and around Ocean City for a great fishing excursion. Even if you’re “all set” on the fishing, you can rent a pontoon and spend the day tubing on the bay! After you’re done, dry off and go grab some grub or check out another great beach around the area.
Day 5 is where you treat the kids as well as yourself. Take the youngsters over to Planet Maze Lasertron and Lost Galaxy Golf to expend some energy during the day. Once they’ve worn themselves out, you could always put them down for naps while you and your significant other go out for cocktails or if you don’t have kids, plan a romantic restaurant tour to sample delicious cuisine and cocktail specials!
Need a little more excitement with your beach time? Want activities to help you stay fit after all the dining out? Ocean City offers plenty of rentals for watersports like kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, jet skiing, parasailing, and more. Take the whole family out and try something new for your vacation!
Cap off your vacation with a trip back to the boardwalk and scoop all of those souvenirs you’ve been eyeing all week to commemorate your trip! Ocean city also has a very popular outlet plaza, Tanger Outlets, that will allow you the chance to walk around and shop at some great discounted prices. With all the money you save purchasing a timeshare resale, you’ll certainly have a lot more to spend!
So now that we’ve built the itinerary for you, we have one more special thing just for you. We feature plenty of Ocean City timeshares for sale and Ocean City timeshares for rent at greatly discounted prices in our inventory. Our timeshare resale specialists make it quick and easy for you to find the perfect, affordable vacation accommodations so you don’t have to waste time and money booking those overly priced hotels. Want to talk to us first? Give our timeshare resale specialists a call at 1-877-815-4227!