Explore more of the Eastern Shore when you visit Ocean City by taking a day trip to nearby Salisbury.
Image from Wicomico County Convention and Tourist’s Bureau/Ruth Ann Workman
Experience Salisbury, Maryland
When you visit Ocean City, you certainly don’t have to spend all of your time there. Just a short drive from Ocean City are charming towns that offer plenty to see and do as well. Explore more of the Eastern Shore when you visit Ocean City by taking a day trip to nearby Salisbury.
About Salisbury, Maryland
Despite being the largest city on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Salisbury has a small-town feel. Just 30 minutes west of Ocean City, Salisbury has a peaceful atmosphere along with fantastic options for shopping, dining, entertainment and more.
Things to Do in Salisbury
In Salisbury, you’ll also be able to attend a Delmarva Shorebirds baseball game, experience the local craft beer scene and indulge in the flavor of the Eastern Shore.
Here are some of our other favorite things to see and do in Salisbury, Maryland.
One of the most popular attractions in town is the Salisbury Zoo, nestled among the tress in a shady park along the banks of a branch of the Wicomico River. The Salisbury Zoo is the perfect destination for animal lovers.
Founded over 50 years ago by the City of Salisbury, the zoo’s mission is to further animal conservation and environmental awareness while providing a friendly, relaxing environment with educational and recreational opportunities.
Naturalistic habitats, provided for animals native to North, Central and South America, include a diverse array of animals including spectacled bears, spider monkeys, bobcats, bald eagles and one of the nation’s finest waterfowl collections.
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Another popular attraction in Salisbury is The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Here you’ll find the most comprehensive collection of wildfowl carving in the world. The Ward Museum is on the campus of Salisbury University and features a world-renowned collection of the indigenous North American art form of woodcarving.
Find everything from antique working decoys to internationally acclaimed contemporary sculptures and paintings at this entirely unique museum. Several galleries explore the history and heritage of the art form, examining the relationship of man and nature. Changing exhibits, educational programs and tours guarantee loads to do for each member of the family.
The Country House
No trip to Salisbury is complete without a visit to The Country House, “The Largest Country Store in the East.” You’ll quickly discover why customers from across the country say it’s “worth the trip.”
Browse more than 21,00 square feet of Eastern Shore treasures, antique reproductions, country primitive home furnishings, gifts and collectibles.
Outdoor Attractions in Salisbury
There’s no shortage of outdoor experiences to be had in Salisbury. Go for a bike ride on the nationally recognized Sea Gull Century bike road. Or, visit the scenic Pemberton Historical Park. There you’ll find streams and ponds perfect for kayaking or canoeing. The park also has nature trails that are great locales for spotting the area wildlife.