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Any suggestions on things to do for a family of 4, with two 14 year old boys? 
Submitted by Brandon L, Baltimore , Maryland July 2, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 2, 2013

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I have four kids ages 12 to 19 who have come to OC their whole lives, and we still find new and fun things to do with them every year. You will have not trouble finding fun things for your kids to do.

Here are a few suggestions beyond just walking the boardwalk and enjoying the beach.

Go to an amusement park or water park. Trimper's and Jolly Roger are both great choices.

Go out on a kayak Tour -I've been out twice recently with Superfun Eco Tours - they do a great job and are a lot of fun. We are planning to go back in a few weeks!

Play some Laser Tag at Planet Maze (410.524.4386)- It won't fill the whole day, but is can be great fun. The Insiders did this together a few years ago.

Ride Go Carts at Baja Amusements (410.213.2252) in West Ocean City.

Play a Mini Golf - Old Pro (410.524.2645) has several courses, including 2 indoor ones. Planet Maze also has a course co-located with their Laser Tag arena.

Play some Paintball at OC Paintball (410.213.2266) in West OC.

Go out on a  Tour Boat. Here are a few: great options: Sea Rocket 410.289.3499, OC Rocket 410.289.3500, Assateague Adventure 410.289.3500 (Nature cruise boat), Duckaneer 410.289.3500 (Pirate Cruise)

If you want to go out on a fishing boat try The Angler 410.289.7424or  Judith M - 410.289.7438. For the bay, the Happy Hooker or Tortuga or Bay Bee are both great options.

Have a Crab Feast - Bahama Mamas (410.289.0291), Captain's Galley (410.213.2525), or Phillips (410.289.6821) should all be able to accommodate you.

Have a great fun time in OC!


Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: July 2, 2013

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I suggest fishing. Since they are under 16, they do not need  a license.  There are some great places in OC to fish.  The pier at Sunset park, the 2nd to 4th St Bulkhead, (adults can fish without a license here as well), 9th st. Pier, Northside Park at 125th St (no license for adults here also) and behind the Convention Center on 40th.  The last two spots are also great for crabbing too, no license required for kids or adults to crab.

Endless Summer offers free surfing lessons Tues, Wed, and Thurs. evenings.  Salty runs a great program and my kids love it!  No board? Board rental is only $15. Call the shop to reserve a spot. http://endlesssummersurfshop.net/


Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 3, 2013

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There's all lkinds of things that you can do:  Go Cart rides at Jolly Rogers, Splash Mountain Water Park, walk the boards, take a 1/2 day fishing trip aboard the Judith M out of Fish Tales, parasailing, bowling, crabbing and there's always the movies on a rainy day.


Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 3, 2013

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Ahhh.  Where to start and to finish with the list

first sports:  volleyball on the beach, game of soccer or baseball at Northside Park.

second: fishing and crabbing on the beach, off the piers, at the bayside parks, etc

third:  mini golf at one of the many Old Pro or other fine mini golfing places all over OC

finally: strolling the boardwalk, jolly roger park, trimpers rides, planet maze lazer tag, arcades, ice skating at the Carousel hotel, plan a scavenger hunt for them, Ripleys Museum, flying a kite from he Kite Loft.......,,,,,,,,


Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 2, 2013

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Sure! 

Go parasailing

Rent jet skis

Play Laser Tag at Planet Maze

Go ice skating at the Carousel Hotel

Play mini golf

Ride go carts at Baha or Grand Prix in West OC

Go fishing

Do a nature cruise

Go kayaking at Ayers Creek

Go to Ocean Downs and watch the horse races

Try windsurfing or learn to surf!

Take a bi plane ride

There are lots of free activities during the summer weeks like free movies on the beach, family olympics, free concerts, and free laser light shows!   http://ococean.com/things-to-do/100-free-oc-activities


Camp Hill, PA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 2, 2013

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Brandon, I say turn them loose and let them go explore.  There is so much to do in town, I'd say head to the boardwalk....... arcades, games, rides, fishing, and more..... that's should keep them entertained for several days.  During the day, I'd say plant their butts on the beach, get them boogie boards, and go to town in the ocean........ used to keep me busy from sunrise to dusk.


Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2018

Answered: July 2, 2013

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The beach is always a great bet!  You could always sign the boys up for some surfing lessons.  Be sure to stay at a hotel with an indoor pool and arcade....the Princess Royale is a great place with both of these amenities.  A condo is also a great way to have a great family vacation....the Golden Sands, Quay, and Capri come to mind with those amenities as well.

Places about town to visit:  one of the many putt putt places, the movie theater in northern OC, go cars at Baja Amusements on Rt. 50, and the boardwalk,

When they get hungry, take them to Thrasher's Fries on the boardwalk or the Dough Roller or Quicky's for pizza.  If they love ice cream, be sure to take a trip to Dumser's.

If it is raining, take them to Planet Maze for some laser tag and arcade games.


Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 2, 2013

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Try Super Fun Eco Tours for an amazing tour of Assateague Island.


Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: July 2, 2013

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I suggest fishing. Since they are under 16, they do not need  a license.  There are some great places in OC to fish.  The pier at Sunset park, the 2nd to 4th St Bulkhead, (adults can fish without a license here as well), 9th st. Pier, Northside Park at 125th St (no license for adults here also) and behind the Convention Center on 40th.  The last two spots are also great for crabbing too, no license required for kids or adults to crab.

Endless Summer offers free surfing lessons Tues, Wed, and Thurs. evenings.  Salty runs a great program and my kids love it!  No board? Board rental is only $15. Call the shop to reserve a spot. http://endlesssummersurfshop.net/


Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 2, 2013

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So much in Ocean City but here is a start

beach

boardwalk

games

arcades

rides

food

mini golf

jet ski

fishing

ride bikes on the boards (morning only)

and much much more


Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 2, 2013

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Hi Brandon, Laser tag is always fun as well as mini-golf.