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We are visiting for a mini family vacation September 2nd- September 4th. I am looking for some fun things to do with our boys (preferably free, but inexpensive will work as well).  Also I was wondering if it is fine to swim in the ocean in jean shorts if I don't want to wear a bathing suit?

Submitted by Heather N, Hagerstown MD on August 19, 2019
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Fishing is always an option that can be free or inexpensive. The OC Fishing Pier at the Inlet is a fun place to go out and cast a line and you don't need to have a fishing license on their pier.



Ocean City, MD Answered: August 21, 2019 Insider Since 2011

Yes, you are fine swimming in the ocean with jean-shorts.

Some inexpensive things to do include:

Take a drive down to Assateague to see the horses (You can drive about 3 miles in the free area).

Go to the Salisbury Zoo about 30 miles west of OC. It is free!

Visit the Art League Gallery at 94th Street (Free).

Spend some time at one of OC's Parks.

Checkout this list of free things to do in OC.

Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: August 20, 2019 Insider Since 2010

The ocean water will still be at it's warmest so yes hit the beach during your stay. Have Fun.

Troy F.

Troy F.

Hanover, PA 17331 Answered: August 20, 2019 Insider Since 2008

Jean shorts are fine.  People wear a variety of bathing attire.  There are no real rules as far as I know.

For free things, check out https://ococean.com/things-to-do 

Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: August 20, 2019 Insider Since 2010
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