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Visit the Ripley's Museum or the Life Saving Station Museum on the boardwalk, or even the Wheels of Yesterday Museum in West OC. Head to Assateague and visit the Nature Center there and drive through the park and see the wild ponies. Watch a show at the OC Jamboree. Go shopping at the Ocean City Outlets. Catch a movie. Go bowling! Have a picnic in your hotel. When my kids were small, we'd head for the fish market, get some crabs and shrimp (already steamed), then head for the grocer and get a red checkered plastic tablecloth, some corn on the cob, chips, and paper plates, (and a cooked chicken if the kids didn't eat seafood) and spread it out on the balcony or the floor of the hotel room and have an indoor picnic! Then we'd play board games till bed time. Always something to keep them busy.
We are in OC the 2nd week of June every year and we've encountered rainy days. My children have found many things to do during inclement weather without any problems.
1. Swimming - if your hotel has indoor pool.
3. Boardwalk - if not pouring, grab umbrella and stroll in the rain.
4. Ice Skating at the Carousel
6. Mini-Golf (2 indoor courses)
8. Life Saving Museum
9. Dining - restaurant with kids area (Blue Ox or Greene Turtle are my children's favorites)
I normally keep one or two special things planned for rainy days such as a scavenger hunt, shopping at the Salisbury Mall, or any one of the above activities. Then if we don't have rainy day(s) during our vacation week, we just do them the last couple days of our vacation. It works well and the kids think they are getting special surprises.
Miniature golf (great indoor courses at 68th and 136th Streets) and lots of great outdoor courses all over town.
Go Ice Skating at the Carousel.
Bowling at Ocean Lanes at 72nd street (call ahead to check for lane availability 410.524.7550) note: cash only.
Go to the movies.
Visit one of the arcades on the boardwalk. Marty's Playland is our favorite.
Planet Maze (33rd Street) has an arcade and fun laser tag games.
Go to the Salisbury Zoo. It is a nice local zoo and it is free! Often it may be raining in OC, but clear in Salisbury. They also have a huge playground in the park right next to the zoo. It is about a 30 minute drive from OC.
Visit the Assateague Visitor's Center. They have interactive displays, movies, and a touch tank that kids love. It is also free!
Delmarva Discovery Center - Lots of exhibits on cultural and ecological topics relevant to the Pocomoke River and Eastern Shore areas. Has some aquarium exhibits. In Pocomoke City, abut 50 minutes from OC. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Fee for entry.
Have a great time in OC!
Lazer Tag at Planet Maze
The Candy Kitchen Retail and Production Complex on 53rd St. Watch candy being made and a create your own Sundae Bar.
Visit the Christmas Spirit Shop on 33rd St. Pick out an ornament to remember your trip
The Arcades on the Boardwalk
Check out the Worcester Public Library on 100th st. They often have free programs for kids and adults.
Take a ride to Fenwick Island to go shopping at the Sea Shell Shop. Be sure to go upstairs to the Shipwreck Museum.