Day 1 You'll See:
- Beach Time
- Stroll the Boardwalk
Day 2 You'll See:
- Assateague Adventure Eco-Cruise
- Jolly Roger Amusement Park
- Planet Maze, Lasertron & Galaxy Golf
Day 3 You'll See:
Students will enjoy boatloads of great food and crazy fun while wandering and exploring to their hearts’ content on this awesome and educational fun-quest serving up all the best of Ocean City, MD, in one supercharged, three-day surf-and-turf play date!
Student groups planning a grand East Coast holiday will be happy to find a trip to this popular Maryland sun and sand center - the pride of the good people of Ocean City – on their itinerary; its spotless boardwalks and ten miles of clean, warm beach unfailingly attract hordes of visitors who are in search of the quintessential Eastern Seaboard experience. Shell-seekers, sand-castle architects, sun worshippers, Frisbee addicts, people watchers, bookworms, beach bums and bunnies will all enjoy the pristine slice of miles of white sand and find plenty of room to toss their towels, plunk down their water bottles and cast off their cares. A nice surprise? Beach access is absolutely free!
Stroll the Boardwalk
Visitors can’t help but fall under the sweetly nostalgic spell of Ocean Beach’s boardwalk, one of the finest in the Country. Officially known as Atlantic Avenue, the boardwalk boasts an incredible kaleidoscope of favorite eateries, fabulous shopping and entertainment, and classic fairway amusement. Bicycles and skates/blades are welcome – rent your ride and get a great work out while burning off those inevitable yummy splurges of Maryland crab cakes, Thrasher’s Fries, luscious salt water taffy, creamy homemade fudge, and yummy old fashioned ice cream. A nice surprise? Beach access is absolutely free, open to the public from six a.m. to ten p.m.
Assateague Adventure Eco-Cruise
The windswept Assateague Island National Seashore, world-famous for its bands of wild ponies that have freely roamed the area for hundreds of years is also a wildlife watcher’s and nature lover’s paradise. The beautiful island hosts a wide variety of flora and fauna - including over 320 species of birds who nest and rest there – affording them vital support and peaceful refuge amongst its 41,000+ acres of windswept beaches, waters, and woods. An Assateague Adventure Eco-Cruise tenders guests an all-inclusive experience, during which they will learn about one of America’s last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems, see the wild ponies in their natural habitat, dredge for clams, do a little crabbing and bird watching and so much more!
Jolly Roger Amusement Park & Treasure Golf
A stop by this good-time family fun park on the pier, set against the stunning backdrop of Atlantic sea and sky in Maryland hotspot Ocean City is an absolute must for checklist-driven travelers needing a little downtime. For under 20 bucks each, you and your travel mates can grab a cool wristband-your ticket to ride yourselves silly from 1-5 pm on a classic array of carnival favorites. The mini-golf pros in your bunch will want to accompany Professor Hacker on an adventurous expedition over mountains, into caves and behind waterfalls to discover hidden treasures; two fantastically unique 18-hole adventures await!
Planet Maze, Lasertron and Galaxy Golf
The newest concept in soft-play mazes is now open in Ocean City - an ultra-cool, soft-play indoor climbing extravaganza featuring jumping balls, giant slides, awesome foam forests and exciting activities that treat young guests to an absolutely amazing interactive adventure. Planet Maze’s “Lasertron” invites them to engage in an all-or-nothing team-oriented laser challenge, where senses awaken as players enter a glowing black-light atmosphere replete with spooky swirling fog and cool special lighting effects that pulse enthusiastically to the pounding music as red laser beams swipe wildly through the air in search of targets. Galaxy Golf course presents a state of the art, 18 holes intergalactic excursion loaded with aliens, space ships and special effects: follow a circuitous path through a cave, up a meteor, around foggy moats and past blazing volcanoes!
OC Life-Saving Station Museum & Aquarium
The “Ocean City Life Saving Station,” part of the Coastal System established by the United States Treasury Department for the saving of vessels in distress and lives in peril on the waters, was actively used by the U.S. Coast guard until 1964. After years of service and subsequent alternate duty as a town hall of sorts, the historic structure had fallen into such a state of disrepair it was slated for demolition. A group of concerned citizens rallied ’round and raised the necessary funds and the old station house was relocated and meticulously restored; official dedication as a museum commenced Christmas Day, 1978. Visitors to Ocean City’s tidy seaside showplace will discover a fascinating history of metamorphosis from a small fishing town to a favorite world-class resort destination. You’ll ponder intriguing artifacts recovered from the tragic wreckage of vessels long lost at sea and slip into the briny deep of the chilly waters just offshore where you’ll meet a fascinating menagerie of indigenous marine life housed in the Museum’s aquarium room.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Student groups on Ocean City getaway won’t want to bypass this popular area tradition. Ripley’s Believe It or Not boasts not ONE, but THREE amazing attractions in Ocean City – all part of the same crazy-creepy, frighteningly fun experience visitors have come to expect from this legendary purveyor of all things weird, wacky and wonderful. Odditorium features 12 themed galleries in 10,000 square feet on two floors-over 500 exhibits sure to tickle your fancy, trip that terror trigger and try even the wildest imaginations in your bunch. Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze encourages guests to lose themselves in a loopy labyrinth of mirrors and flashing LED lights, while Lazerace challenges them to navigate a wicked web of pulsating green lasers without breaking a single beam!