Things to Do in Ocean City, Maryland
Ocean City, Maryland, is most definitely a city to consider before going on your next family vacation
. Aside from the beautiful beaches
, there are many terrific attractions surrounding all the sun and sand. From sightseeing cruises
to amusement parks, Ocean City has an activity for the whole family to enjoy together as a family. Once you have spent a week here, you will find yourself wanting to return time and time again.
This amusement park offers a little something for everyone. For those who love to feel the wind through their hair, they have eight different go-kart tracks to choose from with go-karts designed for everyone. If you want to feel like a real race car driver, try their rolling thunder stock car track and speed around their course as you try to defeat your competitors. If water is more your style, they have bumper boats for ages six and older. For the more adventurous family members who like to feel at one with nature, they have two rock climbing walls, each set up with a course for beginners, intermediates and experts. In addition to the fun for the older members of the family, they have kiddie rides for the tots, and a safari golf course, complete with waterfalls and lagoons.
12639 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City, MD 21842
No trip to Ocean City would be complete without a cruise on the open sea. You can take a sightseeing cruise of Ocean City on the Duckaneer, an authentic pirate ship, complete with water cannons and all. If some deep sea fishing is more your style, hop on the Happy Hooker and let them take you to areas of the ocean filled with flounder and rockfish. For more excitement, take a ride on the newest and fastest speedboat, the OC Rocket. Sit back in your seat and enjoy the ride as the experienced staff takes you for a fast-paced ride on the Ocean, giving you a close-up glimpse of dolphins playing as you speed past them.
Talbot Street Pier
311 Talbot St.
Ocean City, MD 21842
Frontier Town and Western Theme Park
Frontier town is not your average theme park. Not only are there many great activities to be enjoyed here, there are also camping facilities on the premises. Those who camp receive discounts at the theme parks which surround them. You can start your day by visiting frontier town, which is replica 1860. Here you can live your day as a can-can girl, a cowboy, or an Indian, costume and all. Then lasso up the family and head over to the waterpark. There you find giant waterslides, lazy rivers and activity pools. For the smaller guests, they have wading pools with covered wagon mini-slides and cactus fountains for them to play under. If you get hungry, you can have lunch at the Painted Pony Poolside Grill, or head back over to Frontier Town and relax in the Painted Pony Retsaurant and Saloon.
Frontier Town: Western Theme Park
8430 Stephen Decatur Hwy
Berlin, MD 21811
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