Family-Friendly Fall Travel Guide to Ocean City, Maryland

With its pristine beaches, exciting boardwalk, and a plethora of family-friendly activities, Ocean City is the perfect place to create lasting memories with family and friends, especially in the fall season.

Ocean City offers a wide range of accommodations to suit every budget and preference. Capital Vacations manages three resorts in the area: St. Tropez, Ocean High and Boardwalk One.

Our team assembled a few suggestions to help you plan an unforgettable fall getaway to this coastal gem. Our “Top Ten” family-friendly activities include the following:

1. Beach Fun

Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the less crowded beaches. Spend your days building sandcastles, flying kites, collecting seashells, or simply basking in the warm fall sun.

2. Boardwalk Adventures

Ocean City’s famous boardwalk comes alive in the fall. Take a stroll, rent a bike, or ride the iconic tram to explore shops, arcades, and indulge in the world-famous Thrasher’s French Fries and Fisher’s Popcorn.

3. Amusement Parks

Visit Trimper’s Rides and Jolly Roger Amusement Park for thrilling rides, games, and family-friendly entertainment.

4. Watersports

Try your hand at paddleboarding, kayaking, or parasailing. There are plenty of rental shops and guided tours available for all skill levels.

5. Mini-Golf

Ocean City is known for its numerous mini-golf courses, such as Old Pro Golf and Nick’s Mini Golf, which are perfect for some friendly family competitions.

6. Fishing

Fall is an excellent time for fishing in Ocean City. You can go surf fishing, crabbing, or book a charter boat for deep-sea fishing adventures.

7. Nature Exploration

Take a day trip to Assateague Island to see the famous wild ponies and explore nature trails. The island is a short drive from Ocean City.

8. Indoor Activities

In case of inclement weather, visit the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum or Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum for some educational and interactive fun.

9. Dining

Don’t miss out on Ocean City’s diverse culinary scene. Try local seafood dishes, Maryland crab cakes, and boardwalk-style snacks. Some family-friendly dining spots include Dumser’s Dairyland for ice cream, Fish Tales for waterfront dining, and Bull on the Beach for crab feasts.

10. Attend Local Events and Festivals

Fall in Ocean City brings various events and festivals, such as Sunfest (September) and Endless Summer Cruisin’ (October), featuring classic cars. Check local event calendars for events and festivals scheduled during your visit.

Ocean City, Maryland, is a fantastic destination for a family-friendly fall getaway. Whether you are seeking relaxation on the beach, exciting boardwalk adventures, or outdoor exploration, Ocean City has it all. Pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and get ready for an unforgettable autumn escape in this charming coastal town.

Getting There

By Car: Ocean City is easily accessible by car, with Route 50 being the primary route. It’s a convenient drive from major cities in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

By Air: If you prefer to fly, the nearest major airport is Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY), located about 30 minutes from Ocean City. Alternatively, you can also fly into Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and rent a car for the drive to Ocean City.

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Poolside Building Renovations & Elevator Out Of Service

Poolside Building Renovations & Elevator Out Of Service

Our poolside building is currently undergoing renovations, including new siding, entry doors, painting of railings, staining of walkways, and balcony painting. The project is expected to last 8-9 weeks, aiming for completion around mid-May. Additionally, please be aware that the elevator is out of service. The parts for replacement are expected to arrive on 6/11/24. Prepare for potential disruptions and plan accordingly. Stay updated for any changes to the timeline.