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Plan Your Trip to Ocean City: Best of Ocean City Tourism

By Jessica H.

Explore Ocean City

Easy-going Ocean City is all about summertime family fun doing the activities Americans have enjoyed for generations: eating salt-water taffy, flying kites over sand dunes, playing putt-putt golf. Amusement parks deliver on merry-go-rounds and Skee-Ball action, while renowned golf courses offer another kind of play. And its proximity to Philly and the D.C. area only adds to its appeal.

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Where to Take the Family in Ocean City

For a fun weekend escape with your brood, it doesn't get better than Ocean City.
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  • Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum
    If the weather isn't great for the beach, take your clan to the Life-Saving Station Museum. Inside, you'll learn all about storms and sea life in Ocean City. Other highlights: beach vacation artifacts, shipwreck finds, mermaids, and more than 200 samples of sand from around the world.
  • Nick's Mini Golf
    A round of mini golf is a must when in Ocean City. Nick's Mini Golf has six locations in the area and every one is different, including a Jurrasic Park-themed course full of life-size dinos.
  • Northside Park
    When you've had enough of the beach, Northside Park is a great alternative. The 58-acre complex is a kid's dream with three baseball fields, a soccer field, a fishing lagoon, a foot bridge, two playgrounds, a picnic area, and several walking/jogging paths.
  • Ocean City Boardwalk
    The Ocean City boardwalk is one of America's best. It's three miles long and full of arcades and treats like cotton candy, fudge, hot funnel cake and more. There's also a carousel and ferris wheel you won't want to miss.
  • Ocean City Performing Arts Center
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    Check out a show at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center. There's always something fun and exciting going on that the family will love.
  • Fun City Arcade
    The arcade at Ocean City is legendary. You could literally spend hours (and lots of money!) playing hundreds of games and it's always a blast.
  • Bayside Boat Rentals
    Book a pontoon tour of the bay. You'll stop at various points along the way and from the deck you can crab, fish, picnic and swim.
  • Ocean City Beach
    You'll want to spend an afternoon with your brood just hanging out at Ocean City Beach.
  • Crab Alley Restaurant
    You can't come to Ocean City with your clan without indulging in a crab feast. So put on the bibs and crack away.
  • Justine's Ice Cream Parlour
    Ice cream, anyone? Justine's serves the best cones in town, with more than 40 premium flavors including hand-dipped ice cream, soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurts, sorbet and sherbets.

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Ocean City Is Great For

Eating fresh seafood 'til you burst

Outdoor adventures for the whole family

Chasing a sugar rush with saltwater taffy and ice cream

Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean City

Ocean City is known for some of its popular attractions, which include:

If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Ocean City between December and February, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between March and May.