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What Are the Best Museums in Ocean City, Maryland?

Whether you’re a history buff, art lover, or you’re simply looking for something to do inside while you wait out the rain, we have some excellent suggestions. Each of these Ocean City, Maryland, Museums will provide you with an endless supply of wonder and fascination. Plus, they’re fantastic attractions for the whole family to enjoy together! Explore the possibilities and add them to your itinerary today. Just make sure you explore our list of Ocean City rentals, too, so that you can make the most of your next vacation. Many of them are within walking distance of these museums!

4 Must-See Museums in Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

Have you ever heard of the United States Life-Saving Service? Well, you can learn all about them and browse a variety of other displays at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum! This incredible attraction is located at the southern end of the Ocean City Boardwalk by the inlet. Feel free to explore the permanent collection, with options such as “Sands From Around the World” and “The Boardwalk of Yesterday.” Just don’t forget to keep an eye out for their special rotating exhibits and list of free programs in the summertime, too! 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

If you’re fascinated by unique displays, unusual artifacts, and interesting stories, then Ripley’s Believe It or Not needs to be on your Ocean City vacation itinerary. This popular boardwalk attraction is home to a variety of exhibits to pique your interest, like shrunken heads and a statue of the world’s tallest man. Feel free to snap a photo with him! After you tour the museum, you’re welcome to enjoy some bonus attractions like Ripley’s Impossible Laser Race and Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze.

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

Although it’s technically in Fenwick Island, the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum is well worth the short drive to the north. It’s full of actual artifacts that have been recovered from ships lost at sea. And, since they’re always finding more objects, there are consistently new and exciting things to see at the museum. (There are at least 10,000 artifacts inside!)

Tip: Don’t forget to check out the Fenwick Island Lighthouse while you’re in the area as well! 

Art League of Ocean City

The list of fascinating museums and great indoor activities in Ocean City doesn’t end there. If you’d like to get in touch with your creative side and paint a picture-perfect getaway, save time to visit the Art League of Ocean City. This gallery is open year-round with stunning paintings and crafts from talented artists and artisans. Plus, they offer classes for a wide range of ages and ability levels to help you get in the spirit of it all.

Explore Berlin, Maryland, for More History

In addition to all of these Ocean City, MD, museums, we recommend taking a short trip over to Berlin to immerse yourself in another atmosphere that’s full of history and charm. There are over 40 structures on the National Historic Register, and the Main Street is packed with art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Simply put, it’s a great place to spend an afternoon with such a wide variety of activities and historical attractions.

Rest Your Legs and Relax With a Vacation Rental Nearby


You can even choose a rental near your favorite museums and things to do in Ocean City.

After a full day of fascination, treat yourself to some relaxation! Plan ahead and make the most of your Ocean City, MD, vacation with Vantage Ocean City Rentals. We have over 500 wonderful properties for you to choose from, and they all come with great customer service and plenty of guest benefits. Whether you’d like to stay near the beach, bay, or boardwalk, there’s a property for you. You can even choose a rental near your favorite museums and things to do in Ocean City to save time and energy — you’ll be able to walk to them all!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.



Best Rainy Day Activities in Ocean City

It’s raining, it’s pouring—but lucky for you, there’s no shortage of indoor activities in Ocean City, Maryland. Don’t let the weather stop you from enjoying family-friendly activities, whether you’re looking for something active or just want to take it easy.

Of course, there’s no better excuse to sleep in than a rainy beach day. Browse Vantage’s cozy abodes for the perfect place to take shelter from the storm.

Family fun, minus the sun

Catch a flick and munch on some popcorn.

Rainy day activities for kids happen in Ocean City, MD, and beyond. Just a short drive away in Fenwick Island, Delaware, DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum is a favorite among Ocean City visitors year after year. Home to about 10,000 artifacts, the museum preserves the area’s maritime heritage through hands-on experiences like visits, lectures and programming. As new artifacts are recovered, the museum expands and changes over time, giving you something new to look forward to next year.

For a distinct and engaging afternoon, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! never fails to disappoint. Conveniently located on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, this quirky hub of galleries and activities includes a mirror maze, laser race and other newly renovated attractions. Use the code SUMMER19 for 20% off your visit!

Who doesn’t love a trip to the movies? Catch a flick and munch on some popcorn at one of Ocean City’s popular theaters: Sun & Surf on 143rd, Fox Gold Coast on 113th or Flagship Premium Cinemas in West Ocean City.

Friendly competitions aplenty

Head to OC Lanes for a game!

Bowling is a classic among rainy day activities in Ocean City, MD. Head to OC Lanes for a game, some food or even a drink on 72nd Street, open year-round.  

Ocean City’s indoor mini golf courses promise just as much fun—if not more—as those that are outdoors. Old Pro Golf’s two indoor course locations at 68th and 136th Streets are top rated on Yelp, giving adults and kids alike the chance to showcase their skills. 

Escape Rooms have risen in popularity as a fun way for families to work together and find a way out! Ocean City, Maryland’s Escapomania has three locations with a variety of themed rooms and levels of difficulty. Bring the whole gang for a rainy day brain workout.

Activities for adults on rainy beach days

Test your luck at the Ocean Downs Casino.

Visiting Ocean City without kids? Head to Berlin, Maryland, to test your luck at the Ocean Downs Casino when weather keeps you off the beach. To get there, you can catch their free shuttle service at hotels throughout Ocean City, Maryland. Whether you’re a pro at poker or slots is more your speed, Ocean Downs Casino gives grownups the chance to let loose on rainy days.

Additionally, for those 21 years and older, the Seacrets Distilling Company provides tours with a historical twist. For $10, you get three free samples—and an afternoon of fun and relaxation.

Rain or shine, take it slow

Browse boutiques on rainy days at the beach.

Shopping on 67th Street has a little bit of everything: food, clothing, toys and more. Browse boutiques and taste some treats at your own pace on rainy days at the beach. The Tanger Outlets in West Ocean City, MD, are another great option to explore your favorite stores. 

Even on a rainy day, the Boardwalk is full of energy and activities. Stop at one of Flashback Old Time Photos’ two locations for a trip to the past, or play for the prize at Marty’s Playland. 

The Art League of Ocean City’s Center for the Arts features a two-story gallery, a pottery studio, classrooms, an art library and five working artist studios. Every month, the gallery displays new exhibits of regional and local artists where visitors of all ages can immerse themselves in the arts.

Book a Vantage vacation today


Make sure you book direct with Vantage!

Vantage has plenty of places for you to stay during your Ocean City, MD, getaway. Make sure you book direct with Vantage for the best prices and availability. Call 410-723-2002 or check out VantageOceanCity.com

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Sunfest Weekend | Sept. 24-27

Enjoy 4 days of entertainment, food, arts, crafts, vendors, hayrides & family activities in one of your favorite places at the beach! Ocean City`s annual last hurrah of summer  the popular Sunfest  comes to the downtown Inlet & Boardwalk area September 24-27. Admission is FREE, with food & crafts for sale throughout the weekend.

Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, Wynonna & More
Tickets can also be purchased at Ticketmaster for this year`s headlining evening performances, which include 90`s hit bands Gin Blossoms & The Spin Doctors (Sat.), country legend Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise (Fri.), and classic 60`s & 70`s singer Tony Orlando (Thurs.). A smaller outdoor stage will also feature free daytime entertainment from a variety of talented local and regional musicians, with appearances by radio personality and Ocean City fixture, DJ Batman. Click here for a detailed Sunfest schedule.

Paint the Sky at Sunfest Kite Festival
While you`re in town, stroll north along the Boardwalk to take in the colorful sights of the Sunfest Kite Festival. Sponsored by The Kite Loft, this event highlights master kite flyers from around the country as they show off their skills and flying works of art. Spectators can participate in kite-making workshops, games, and kite battles. On Saturday at 1:00 p.m., The Kite Loft will be giving away free kites to the first 100 kids between the ages of 5 and 12. Visit their website for a complete Kite Festival schedule.

Looking for More Fun Activities?
Also coinciding with Sunfest are several other fun events that visitors will love.

11th Annual Sand Castle Home Tour A self-guided driving tour of 10 of the area`s most beautiful homes, taking place Sept. 24-25 from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (tickets are $30 through Art League of OC)

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Be dazzled by a huge variety of artisans & vendors showing off fine & fashion jewelry, sterling silver & wire-wrapped jewelry, beads, pearls, loose gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils & more. Admission is $5 for adults (kids 16 & under are free) at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Sept. 25-27. More info at Treasures of the Earth.

Treasure Hunt at the Beach Dig in the sand for buried treasure in front of Park Place Jewelers on 3rd St., Sept. 26 (4 p.m.) & Sept. 27 (1 p.m.). Prizes include jewelry, diamonds, gemstones & gift certificates. Register in-person at Park Place Jewelers starting on 9/23. Free entry with $15 donation to Believe in Tomorrow Children`s Foundation.

Horse & Carriage Rides Take in the sight and sounds of downtown Ocean City on a quaint horse & carriage ride. $10/person, with kids 3 & under for free. During Sunfest, rides will begin at 1st St. & the Bay near De Lazy Lizard. Call (443) 783-1409 for more info.

Celebrate the close of a fantastic summer at Sunfest! Take advantage of off-peak rental rates & our Get a Free Night deal going on now at select homes in some of our most popular communities, such as Sunset Island, Belmont Towers, Meridian & more.