Ocean City is the perfect place to spend time with your family as it’s only a few hours away from Baltimore. That makes it an easy day trip or weekend adventure, as you won’t have to worry about getting on a plane or making a long drive with anxious children. Ocean City is a medley of activity; including a Ferris wheel, arcade games for children, funnel cakes, popcorn, and little souvenir shops all up-and-down the boardwalk. Since there are so many things to do, it may be easy to forget to spend some time on the beach, but make sure you make time to soak up the sun.
Ocean City Boardwalk | © Ashley Harrigan/Flickr
Assateague Island is a part of Assateague State Park, which is Maryland’s only park that gives you a perfect oceanfront view. This state park is nestled perfectly in the middle of natural wildlife such as waterfowl, wild horses, and a front-row look onto the Atlantic Ocean. This is a fabulous place for a family to spend time together as camping is available at this park, along with surfing, fishing, sunbathing, and kayaking. There are a ton of water activities that will make spending family time together with the children more enjoyable.
Assateague Island | © m01229/Flickr
Port Discovery is all about children learning about creativity in a hands-on at this children’s museum. At Port Discovery, children can play and learn about making healthy food choices, as well as learn the importance of exercise and cooking fresh foods. This is a great family outing as parents are able to reinforce the different things their children are learning, while their children are having fun playing, reading, climbing, and even zip-lining.
Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 35 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 727 8120