Your Ocean City Travel Guide to the Boardwalk

Ocean City travel has forever been defined as golden shores and slow seas, the great Maryland coast. Since its establishment in 1869, it has been a favorite of travelers from across the world--beckoning them with temperate summers and its famed Boardwalk. This three-mile sprawl offers countless shops and amusements, making it the ideal destinations for families. And BBOnline suggests exploring all the little charms here to find. They won't disappoint.

Trimper's Rides 
700 South Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, MD 21842-4085
(410) 289-2779‎
trimpersrides.com

Stroll from your Ocean City Bed and Breakfast to this unique park. One of the first built along the Boardwalk, it was established in 1887 as a series of hotels and small diversions. But, quickly, it evolved into a ride-filled wonder, drawing attention from across the country. It still does. Spanning several acres, Trimpers now offers over 100 rides (each crafted to loving nostalgia) and a year-round schedule. Children will thrill with its carousels and water-flumes while adults will enjoy its novelty shops. It's fun for everyone. Trimpers is open from noon to midnight daily. No reservations are needed.

Ocean City Life-Saving Museum 
813 South Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, MD 21842-4088
(410) 289-4991‎
ocmuseum.org

Ocean City travel is not always left to bright lights and laughter. It can instead be devoted to the past. With the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum, guests can learn of the sea and how it has shaped both Maryland and the town itself. From shipwreck ruins to diary entries from famed captains to even tales of mermaids, there is much to see. Visitors will be amazed by the impressive collections of maritime artifacts and the museum's efforts of preservation (environmentalism is always touted). It's not to be missed. Scheduling a trip here can be challenging, however, as the hours often change: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday (Memorial Day to Labor Day); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (Labor Day through September 31); and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (October and May).

Ripley's Believe It Or Not 
401 South Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, MD 21842-4028
(410) 289-5600‎
oceancity.ripleys.com

No attraction captures the spirit of Ocean City more than the Ripley's Believe It Or Not complex. This combination of museum, mirror maze, candy factory and more allows guests to indulge in happy afternoons. Travel from your Ocean City Inn to this beloved establishment, experiencing the wild, the wonderful and the always unexpected. Ripley's encompasses all things strange--with over 500 artifacts to discover and hands-on exhibitions. Get lost in a forest of mirrors; battle against time as you weave through a laser maze; explore shrunken heads and forgotten histories. It's all here. Ripley's Believe It Or Not is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily Memorial Day through Labor Day and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Labor Day through Memorial Day. Group reservations are suggested.

Ocean City travels offers all the joys your family needs for a vacation. BBOnline encourages you to discover them as well.