Shopping in Ocean City

There are plenty of shops to satisfy every age, style and budget.

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Maryland Natural Resource Police

Before you get the boat trips and fishing excursions started, you may want to refresh yourself on some of the laws set forth by the Maryland Natural Resource Police. 

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Happy Hooker Bay Fishing

When you visit Ocean City, take a bay fishing trip aboard the Happy Hooker.

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Seacrets is Ocean City’s Caribbean Escape

Seacrets takes on a laid-back beach vibe through the décor, Jamaican-inspired cuisine and entertainment.

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Amusement and Theme Parks in Ocean City, MD

Looking for amusement and theme parks in Ocean City, MD? Check out all the fun that happens at the boardwalk and beyond!

The fun truly never stops when you’re in Ocean City! Amusement and theme parks in Ocean City, MD come in all shapes and sizes—each with a different backdrop to give you the true Ocean City experience! Head to the Boardwalk to find Trimper’s Rides and a marveling carousel! Baja Amusements hosts a challenging mini golf course! Step into true western territory when you get to Frontier Town where you’ll get the opportunity to see wild west shows as well as take horse and carriage rides! Jolly Rogers is not to be missed as you must see their giant ferris wheel! Find out more information below as well as coupon opportunities! 

Amusement and Theme Parks in Ocean City, Maryland

Trimper’s Rides

S. First Street and The Boardwalk | 410-289-8617 |

With over 100 rides, Trimper’s is not to be missed! Find the oldest carousel in the nation, many thrilling and family rides, as well as games. It’s truly perfect for the whole family! Read more about Trimper’s Riders here.

Baja Amusements

12639 Ocean Gateway (Rt. 50) | 410-213-2252 |

More than just rides, you’ll find all sorts of activities perfect for all ages! There’s an 18-hole mini golf course, 8 go-kart tracks, an arcade and so much more! Click here for $1 OFF any go-kart ride! Read more about Baja Amusements here

Frontier Town

8430 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin | Western Theme Park: 410-641-0057 | Water Park: 410-641-0693 |

Get ready for a day of full-fledged adventure at Frontier Town! Grab your suit and head to their water park, play a round of golf, brave the high ropes adventure park and zip lines and more! Read more about Frontier Town here.

Jolly Roger

30th Street and Coastal Highway | 2901 Coastal Highway | 410-289-3477 |

Each location offers a variety of exciting rides, so be sure to visit each! The 30th Street location offers scenic train trips, bumper cars, a free circus and more! Then at the Pier location you’ll find a 2-level carousel, ferris wheel, speed world and more! Read about the Pier location here. Read about the 30th Street location here. Click here to get $5 OFF any multi-park pass!

Safety Tips for Kids at Amusement Parks

A vacation to Ocean City is guaranteed to be jam packed with fun! There is so much to do—the ocean, water activities, attractions and more! Amusement parks are just one of the many fun things you can do with your family while visiting. Beachside amusement parks are full of rides and activities, but you may be concerned with safety.

The amusement parks in Ocean City want to keep you and your children safe so that you can feel free to enjoy your time. However, there may be a few things to consider when planning a trip to an amusement park with the kids. When spending the day at a park, here are a few precautions to keep in mind so that your children are having fun and being safe.

Stay with Your Kids or Let Them Go?

In our modern age, most parents are reluctant to let children out of their site even at a kid-friendly amusement park. However, some of the parks, such as the Jolly Roger Splash Mountain Water Park will allow parents to let their children enter the park alone. Some parents may choose to do this because everyone is charged for park entry even if you do not plan to go on the water rides (the amusement park section has no entry fee since everything is on a pay-by-the-ride basis). If you decide to do this, drop your kids at the front gate. Then instruct your kids to meet you at the exact same location at a specific time. Make sure they know how important it is to be timely. However, smaller children should always have a parent or guardian with them.

What to Do if You Get Separated

Train your children to know what they should do if separated from you at an amusement park. Point out the uniform of someone who works at the park so they will be able to identify someone who can help rather than just go up to a stranger.  With older kids, you can often simply make sure everyone has a park map and knows where and when to meet up if you get separated. Be sure to instruct your children not to go off with strangers.

Age-Appropriate Rides

Make sure that you check out minimum height restrictions before going to an amusement park. Many parks have these restrictions listed on their websites. It would be a shame to find out the day you go that your child is too short to ride anything.

Even if your child is tall enough to ride a ride, does that mean they should? Sometimes we want to push our kids to try new things, but this may result in scaring them more than empowering them. It’s okay to encourage your children to be brave, but if they are insistent they don’t want to ride don’t force them.

Your Guide to Ocean City’s Local Parks

Local Parks Provide Family Fun Away from the Beach

A vacation to Ocean City is guaranteed to be packed with family fun. Whether you’re spending the day at the beach or just strolling along our famous boardwalk, there’s something for the whole family. But fun in the sun doesn’t have to stop at the beach. Ocean City is also home to several wonderful parks and playgrounds.

Downtown Recreation Complex

The Downtown Recreation Complex, on Third Street, has a way for everyone to get active. Make a reservation and utilize the lighted multipurpose ballfield and tennis courts. Challenge your family to a game of softball or show off your racquet skills on the tennis court. The complex’s Victorian-themed promenade area is an ideal spot for fishing and crabbing. Skateboarders and inline skaters will love the Ocean Bowl Skate Park. The 17,000-square-foot concrete-based park is a skater’s paradise, complete with a pool bowl, mini ramp and vert ramp.

Gorman Park

Tucked between a residential neighborhood off 136th Street, Gorman Park has something for everyone. For those looking to break a sweat, there is a tennis court, a three-wall racquetball court and a large field perfect for playing catch or kicking a soccer ball. Kids will love the playground with slides and swings. Those looking to just take in the scenery will enjoy the pavilion or a spot on the landscaped grass.

Inlet Park

A large Native American wood sculpture greets you at the entrance of Inlet Park, located at the southern-most end of Ocean City. Bring your own binoculars or pay a quarter to use the binocular stands and take in the spectacular views of the bay. With these views, Inlet Park has become a popular spot for taking photos, especially during sunset.

Little Salisbury Park

Art meets athletics at Little Salisbury Park on 94th Street. Play a match of tennis or a game of basketball on these public courts. Kids will love running up and down the children’s playground. The park is also home to the Ocean City Art League’s Center for the Arts. This newly-built non-profit facility has a two-story gallery, a pottery studio, art library, working art studios and events for kids throughout the year.

Northside Park

Northside Park is Ocean City’s largest and most popular park. The 58-acre property features three lighted softball/baseball fields, a lighted soccer field, a fishing lagoon, two playgrounds, walking/jogging paths, a footbridge, a 14,200-square-foot gymnasium and a 21,000-square-foot multi-sport sports arena. Northside Park also boasts not one, but two playgrounds and picturesque picnic areas. This multi-use park is the site of several free family-friendly events like movie nights and Fourth of July fireworks. Every Sunday from June to September, stop by for Sundaes in the Park. Enjoy a free concert while snacking on an ice cream sundae available for purchase. The evening ends with a firework display.

Ocean City Dog Playground

While dogs are not allowed on the beach and boardwalk from May 1 – September 30, there is a special playground for man’s best friend. Located in Little Salisbury at 94th Street, the OC Dog Playground is divided into two sections: dogs under 28 pounds and dogs over 28 pounds. Day passes can be purchased for $5 per dog.

Ocean City Tennis Center

Owned and operated by the Town of Ocean City, the Ocean City Tennis Center boasts six premier tennis courts, three fast-dry clay courts and four courts for players under 10-years-old. Forgot your equipment at home? The center also has a tennis shop to purchase everything you need for a great rally. Courts are available for reservation from mid-May through the end of September, and can be booked up to one week in advance.

Robin Park

Robin Park, off 28th Street and Robin Drive, is perfect for younger children. Kids will love the playground, complete with swings, slides and plenty of places to climb. While the kids play, pack a picnic and relax on the landscaped open space.

Sunset Park

Ocean City’s newest park, on S. Division Street, is a promenade offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Assateague Island, the Ocean City Commercial Harbor and the Sinepuxent Bay. Sunset Park also features an outdoor stage. Throughout the summer and early fall, catch concerts and performances while watching the sunset over the Isle of Wight Bay. The Sunset Park Party Nights are held once a week. While the concerts are free, beverages including beer are available for purchase. Free movie nights are also held at the park during the summer.

Perfect Picnic Parks

Treat yourself to a relaxing day outdoors. Enjoy a picnic with friends and family, or just sit back with a good book on one of these grassy refuges in Ocean City.

North Surf Park is a small neighborhood park with rolling turf, scattered trees and open vistas.

Ocean City’s newest promenade, Jamestown Park, is perfect for a quiet stroll and or a peaceful picnic.

As soon as you get off the Harry Kelley bridge, you’ll see a beautiful fountain. The Marlin Sculpture and fountain marks the entrance to Entry Park, a quaint park with bench seating.

Fiesta Park is a wooded park located on 141st Street and Bayside. This park has ample picnic seating. When you finish eating, take a walk through the park on one of the nature trails.