5 Family Activities in Ocean City, MD, and Bethany Beach, DE
Jun 6, 2022 at 8:00 AM in Things to Do
If you’re headed to the adjacent Ocean City, Maryland, and Bethany Beach, Delaware, chances are likely that your itinerary includes one major thing: soaking up lots of sunshine and swimming in the waves at the area’s beautiful and popular beaches. However, after you’ve enjoyed all the sun and surf, what’s the family to do?
If you’re looking for some ways to cool off or just shake the sand from your shoes for a bit, try one of these five favorite family activities in Ocean City and Bethany Beach.
1. OC Paintball and Sports Center
For competitive families and friend groups, there’s no greater way to spend an afternoon than having some fun at a paintball center. This particular center is open to children, with low-impact options for those under the age of 10, for a safe experience for everyone. There’s no need to have played before and there are multiple paintball fields to choose from. Play in a forest, on a World War II battlefield replica or within abandoned buildings.
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2. Barn Hill Preserve of Delaware
Got some animal lovers in the family? Barn Hill Preserve offers Animal Education Programs for the whole family. Their enthusiastic educators teach kids (and adults) about conservation, animal habitats, diets, and adaptations while showing them animal ambassadors from around the world. You can even do Kangaroo Yoga!
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3. The Mermaid Museum
If, though, you’re dying to get inside and in the air conditioning, you might want to head to the Mermaid Museum. The unique museum is the place to go for any mermaid-lovin’ kid and even the adults will be intrigued by the oddities and artifacts on display. Don’t miss the gift shop, where you can pick up your very own mermaid tail.
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4. The Ocean City Performing Arts Center
If, though, you’d most like to kick back and enjoy a show, you can head to the Ocean City Performing Arts Center. The new, 1,200-seat venue offers a range of entertainment, from Broadway-style shows to summer concerts to dance performances. Recent and upcoming events have included variety shows with famous celebrity impersonators, country music concerts, musicals and more.
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5. The Millville Boardwalk
Have a little fun just a few steps away from the beach, at The Millville Boardwalk. You’ll find miniature golf, a creamery serving up scoops of small-batch ice cream and even an arcade. The boardwalk is also often home to a range of special events, such as live music concerts, ping pong competitions, yoga classes and more. Be sure to check the boardwalk calendar before your visit!
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There are tons of options when you’re traveling to Ocean City, Maryland, and Bethany Beach, Delaware. Whether you’re looking for something to do, a place to stay or somewhere great to eat, you have tons to choose from — and that’s why Discovery Map is making your visit even easier. Check out the Discovery Map guide to get top recommendations on all of the above, plus more.