Ocean City, Maryland is truly paradise on Earth. There is a reason it becomes one of the largest tourist draws of the entire state during the summer months. People flock from all around the world to visit the natural beauty of the city. The water is cool and refreshing in the summer heat, but it also provides a completely different take on ocean life. If you are planning on a trip to Ocean City, you need to not only make sure to book it in advance (the city population explodes more than 100 fold when summer hits), but you need to know about the important visitor locations and the fun things to do in Maryland to truly experience what it has to offer. While there are hundreds of things for you to do, here is a list of some of the very best of Ocean City.
Jolly Roger Amusement Park and Pier Rides
This is technically two different locations, but there are fun amusement style rides for the entire family. The Jolly Rodger Amusement Park is located a bit further into town, but it is still close and within walking distance of other attractions. It has a roller coaster that provides a beautiful view of the beach and it really is great to ride it at night, so you can see the entire pier lit up. The Jolly Roger Pier Rides put amusement park style rides right at your fingertips. You don’t even need to leave the beach to have a fantastic time. After a comfortable, refreshing swim, you can head on up to take in the different rides available here. The Two Level Carousel is always a fan favourite.
Ripley Believe it or Not! Museum
Chances are, you have at least seen clips from the television show, paged through one of the books or been to one of the other museums scattered throughout the United States. This really is an entertaining little museum that is a must if you want to experience the best of Ocean City. When the weird and wild is something you truly enjoy, you naturally are going to like it here. So, whether you want to see shrunken heads or other oddities, make sure to at least stop on it. It is right on South Atlantic Ave and just a short walk from the beach.
Ever wonder what it was like to settle the United States and what earlier pioneers had to do to survive? Well, check out Frontier Town. Not only is it a full town built and maintained exactly as it would have been several hundred years ago, it is also a fun adventure park with plenty for the kids to do. They can check out the High Ropes Adventure or learn about the frontier days. Whether you are looking for amusement or something educational, Frontier Town has it both.
After all, when it’s called Ocean City, there’s going to be a beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see. If you have been to other locations where there is an ocean and beach, chances are it is somewhere down south, where the water is so warm it isn’t even refreshing any longer. At Ocean City, every dip into the water is cool and it really helps beat the summer heat.
Naturally, you are going to spend a good amount of time checking out the beach. Just make sure to visit some of the other locations as well. After all, there is so much to see and do when you are visiting Ocean City.