Spring break is just around the corner, and what better way to create lasting family memories than a getaway to the charming beach town of Ocean City, MD? With its pristine beaches, bustling boardwalk, and an array of family-friendly activities, Ocean City is the perfect destination for families seeking a delightful escape with their loved ones. In this comprehensive guide, we'll navigate the must-visit spots and exciting experiences tailored for kids of all ages, ensuring your Spring Break is filled with joy, relaxation, and adventure.

Seaside Serenity: A Day at the Beach

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Kick off your Ocean City adventure with a day of sun, sand and surf. Pack a picnic, spread out a blanket, and let the kids unleash their creativity with sandcastle building. Grab a kite from the Kite Loft  or a skim board and other beach needs at Quiet Storm for more extended fun in the sun!



Boardwalk Bliss: Stroll into Nostalgia

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Take a leisurely stroll down the iconic Ocean City Boardwalk, where nostalgia meets modern fun. Spring is the perfect time to grab a bike and go for a stroll along the boards. Stop by Bike World at one of four locations on and off the boardwalk for a surrey rental to ride with the whole family.

With minimal crowd and cool breezes, this is the perfect family activity in OC. Treat the family to Thrashers French Fries, a boardwalk classic. Challenge each other to friendly games at the arcades, and explore the quirky shops for unique souvenirs. The boardwalk is a treasure trove of family bonding moments. Before you leave the boardwalk, grab a bucket of infamous Fisher's Popcorn, where caramel and popcorn make the perfect snack for your drive home! 

Jolly Roger Fun: Amusement for All Ages

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Roller Coaster Fun


For a day filled with laughter and excitement, head to Jolly Roger Amusements. From thrilling rides to classic amusement rides and games, there's something for every member of the family. Watch the joy on your little one's face as they experience the magic of amusement fun with the ocean as the backdrop. 

*Jolly Roger opens weekends for the seasons starting March 29. Be sure to check out their opening weekend festivities here!

Nature's Wonders: Assateague Island

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Wild Ponies


Embark on a nature-filled adventure to Assateague Island National Seashore. Witness the beauty of wild ponies roaming freely, explore the beaches, hike along the trails, and visit the Visitor center to see marine aquariums, touch tanks, exhibits, maps, and a film about the wild horses of the island. It's a tranquil escape where families can connect with nature and each other. 

18 Holes: Mini Golf through Imaginative Obstacles

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Mini Golf


Mini golf isn't just about sinking a ball into a hole -  at Old Pro Golf, it's about creating cherished memories that linger in the hearts of families, making it a timeless, family-friendly activity that brings everyone together. With each carefully calculated swing, both young and old engage in a friendly competition, navigating their golf balls through Nick's Mini Golf's imaginative obstacles like windmills, tunnels, and looping ramps.  

Family-Friendly Culture: Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

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For a dose of history and maritime adventure, visit the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Engage the family with interactive exhibits, showcasing the city's rich past. It's both educational and entertaining for curious minds. 

Surf, Sand, and Shopping: Local Surf Shops

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Immerse yourself in the beach culture by exploring local surf shops like K-Coast Surf Shop. Discover trendy beach ware, surfboards, and unique coastal accessories. Head to South Moon Under where it's not just shopping, it's a chance to bring a piece of Ocean City's laid back vibe back home with you. 


As you bid farewell to Ocean City, MD, relish in the memories created during this enchanting Spring Break escape. From sandy shores to thrilling rides, delectable seafood to moments of cultural exploration, Ocean City is a haven for families seeking joy and togetherness. Cherish these moments, and let Ocean City be the backdrop for a Spring Break filled with love, laughter, and family bonds.