The summer vacation to Ocean City, Maryland has become the staple trip of families all across the country. Our little town has so many wonderful things for families to experience, from beaches to water parks to miniature golf! The Ocean City vacation is a time-honored tradition of families big and small, something that is sure to remain the case for years to come.
But the Eastern Shore has so much more to offer, exciting locations you and your family may want to visit on your next vacation. So, consider taking a day trip to one of these fun, family-friendly places and spice up your 2018 vacation!
A great place to visit for families and nature lovers alike is Assateague Island! Spend the day hiking on the three scenic hiking trails or go kayaking on the bay. But the most famous feature of Assateague? The ponies! There are over 150 wild ponies who’ve made their home on the tiny island. For the horse lover in your family, this is one attraction you don’t want to miss.
If you’re looking for something more peaceful to do, visit one of the local small towns, Berlin, Snow Hill, or Pocomoke. Berlin was voted America’s Coolest Small Town in 2014 and proudly strives to live up to that title to this day. Check out the local art scene or go antiquing— there’s lots of low key fun to be had in Berlin. Snow Hill is home to Furnace Town, an outdoor museum that gives visitors the authentic experience of a 19th Century village. Pocomoke, the locally-known “friendliest town on the Eastern Shore,” is home to the Delmarva Discovery Museum. This museum is dedicated to all the diverse local culture. For the historian in your family, these are activities in which you’ll want to partake.
Got a space fanatic in the family? Head over to Wallops Island! This little island is one of the four major rocket launch sites in America! Take the kids to witness science in motion and watch a rocket launch. Take a tour of the NASA Flight Facility while you’re there. It’s sure to be a blast!
If you’re hoping for a shopping spree, head over to the Salisbury Mall! If you don’t want to travel that far, visit the outlets in West Ocean City! You can also visit the biggest outlets on the Eastern Shore, Tanger Outlets in Rehobeth! There’s so many shopping malls to choose form, you’ll shop till you drop!
And, as always, don’t forget to book your home away from home with Shoreline Properties! We offer over 500 condos and townhouses, so hurry and make a reservation before they all get booked! See you this summer!