A visit to Ocean City, Maryland is the highlight to any summer, from the bustle of the boardwalk to the quiet walks on Assateague, every day is a new opportunity to soak up some fun in the sun! Some enjoy their vacation with a cone from the Alaska Stand, and others by dining oceanfront.
We all know and love our Ocean City perks, but there are plenty of new adventures and activities awaiting that you might not have thought of! At Explore OC, we asked the locals to curate a list of their favorites spots for you and your family to enjoy some new and exciting adventures the next time you’re in town!
Escape Rooms are live-action, team-based games where players work together to discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks while racing against the clock! Riding the wave of escape rooms massive worldwide popularity, Ocean City offers two different escape rooms filled with different fun puzzles to solve. Explore Dracula’s Library at Captive Escape Rooms, or step into Wonderland at Escapomania. Each escape room has multiple theme options so you never have to do the same puzzle twice!
Ripley's Believe it or Not
Ripley’s Believe It or Not is already a staple on Ocean City’s boardwalk, but have you checked out Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze or Impossible Laserace? If not then now is the time to go because for a limited time Explore OC is bringing you Super Deals to each Ripley’s attraction. Check out our Super Deals Here!
Frontier Town High Ropes Adventure Park
You’ve been to Frontier Town to watch their legendary Western Shows, but have you tried out their High Ropes Adventure Park? With three separate courses suspended 12-40 feet through the forest, each takes you through a series of bridges between platforms made of ropes, cable, zip lines and challenging wood configurations. If you’re brave enough to make it through all three, you’ll have conquered 47 total obstacles and over 1,200 feet of zip lines! Frontier Town will be open for weekends only after Labor Day (9/02)!
Herring Creek Nature Park
Herring Creek Nature Park is a hidden-away gem that is often missed by tourists on their way to the beach. Right off of Route 50, the park is a quiet spot to take a hike on the trail, admire the wildflower fields, or watch wildlife from one of the bird watching stations.
Woodward WreckTangle Ninja Obstacle Course
New to Ocean City in 2019 is the Woodward “WreckTangle” obstacle course located at 3rd street near the Ocean Bowl Skate Park. This obstacle course includes climbing and balance challenges, as well as rope swings and the famous warped wall. Challenge your friends and family and compare your time with competitors around the country. Perfect for team-building exercises, bragging rights, and plain and simple fun.
Go-Karts at Speedworld
Bring your friends and family to Speedworld and immerse yourselves in the world of racing! Step up and race Indy-style with their Formula One cars, take a Sunday drive on the Grand Prix Track, or experience the world's first go-kart roller coaster on the Cyclone! Speedworld is now open with their off-season hours! From 9/4 - 9/8 Speedworld opens at 11am-TBD and beginning on 9/11 through the first weekend of October, Speedworld will only be open Friday, Saturday, and Sundays from 11am-TBD!
OC SUP & Fitness Floga Classes
Soak up the sun and get in on the action when you try out SUP Flowga! At OC SUP & Fitness you’ll find everything from beginner lessons to Flowga where you can try your hand at Yoga with a twist! Ditch the studio and let the board be your mat because this class combines your favorite Yoga routines and puts them on the water. Develop better balance, coordination, and strength when you relax on your board. Click here for more details!
Dandy Dons Bike Rentals & Service
If you’ve ever visited Ocean City, it’s no secret that one of the best ways to enjoy the boardwalk is in the early morning hours via a bicycle. The boardwalk is lined with shops to rent your own bike or surrey while you cruise the boards in search of breakfast or that perfect cup of coffee. However, you have not really experienced that early morning ride until you’ve done it by one of Dandy Don’s “Boardwalk” Car. The original car was first purchased in 1996 and Dandy Don has been searching the internet ever since to find new cars to add to his fleet. There are currently five cars available to rent and each includes AM/FM radios with CD players and can fit two passengers. Open 9am-3pm (business depending) throughout September! Click here to find more details and save money with our Super Deal!
Malibu Surf Shop Surf Lessons
Since 1993, Malibu’s Surf Shop has been offering private surfing lessons for locals and tourists of all ages and skill levels to try their hand at this exciting sport. Lessons are offered by professional instructors who have grown up on the beaches of Ocean City and believe that private lessons are the best way to learn. Lessons are offered in the morning and some afternoons and surfboard rentals are available!
Ice Skating at the Carousel
Cool off from the hot summer sun and have the most fun indoors at the Carousel Resort Hotels very own Ice Skating Rink! This indoor ice rink is perfect for all skill levels with ice walkers available for beginners and skates to rent. The Carousel also features FREE live ice shows for you and your family to come and watch, click here for more details!
In just over 9 miles of land, Ocean City is packed with every kind of fun and adventure that you could imagine! Try out these fun activities and check out even more Things To Do when you Explore Ocean City!