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Thrilling Things to Do in Ocean City

Your heart races. Your pulse pounds. You feel your stomach drop.

You live for moments like this.

If this sounds like your idea of a perfect vacation, Ocean City, Maryland, is full of experiences just for you. Thrill-seekers have their choice of terrain: air, water and land. Some activities, like parasailing, combine domains. No matter what adventure you’re in the mood for, there are plenty of options for you and your fun-loving friends and family to explore.

Find the right place to catch your breath after a long exciting day. Browse Vantage’s current listings to choose the rental that suits your style.

The sky’s the limit

With tandem skydiving, a fully trained instructor will be in the harness with you.

Nothing screams “thrill” more than jumping out of a plane, strapped to another person, free falling at 120 MPH. At Skydive OC, adrenaline addicts can get their fix while taking in breathtaking views of the east coast and Atlantic Ocean.

Never been skydiving before? Not a problem. With tandem skydiving, a fully trained instructor will be in the harness with you to operate the parachute equipment securely. Tandem is a great option if you’d like to skip the full day of training and be ready to go in just an hour!

Take in even more of Ocean City, MD’s beautiful skyline by strapping yourself in for a wild ride with OC Parasail. You and up to two friends or family members can soar through the sky together at the altitude of your choice, from 400 to 800 feet.

Ride the wave of excitement

Hit full throttle and hang onto your hats!

Prefer the seas to the skies? We’ve got you covered. Bring your family aboard the OC Rocket, the fastest speedboat in Ocean City, Maryland. This is easily one of the best ways to spend an hour cooling off from the summer’s heat. You may even be joined by a pod of curious dolphins.

Under the Bridge Watersports offers a unique thrill: the fastest Banana Boat rides in Ocean City, MD. Peel off from the OC inlet, zooming north along Maryland’s coastline toward Delaware and back. You can also rent Jet Skis and zip around the bay behind Assateague Island at speeds of up to 55 MPH.

Speaking of speed, there’s plenty more of it when you head to Bayside Boat Rentals. Their Jet Boats are the fastest on the bay, equipped with 175 or 200 HP Mercury engines. Hit full throttle and hang onto your hats as you zoom around their eight square mile riding corridor.

Loops, spins, twirls and drops

A wet and wild time without leaving the land.

If you want a wet and wild time without leaving the land, stop by Jolly Roger Splash Mountain Water Park. Home to Popular Mechanics’ pick for #1 water slide in the country, the, Aqualoop, Splash Mountain is a must for anyone looking for an adrenaline rush.

While you’re at Jolly Roger, be sure to visit the largest go-cart facility on the East Coast: SpeedWorld. Take a wild ride in one of the 140 brand new carts debuted in the past two years. For the ultimate thrill, check out the Cyclone Cart Coaster. Combining the action of go-carts with the exhilaration of roller coasters, this one-of-a-kind ride is five stories and 1,500 feet of pure fun.

There’s even something for the budding thrill-seekers in your group. Trimpers Rides on the boardwalk offers family-friendly fun with everything from bumper cars to backwards roller coasters and teacups to tilt-a-whirls. Don’t get the wrong idea: This isn’t all kids’ stuff. If you’re feeling brave, try taking on the Tidal Wave or freefalling from the Freakout—just a few of the park’s craziest rides bringing intensity to the inlet.

Get scared silly

This is no ordinary haunted house.

What was that sound? Who’s there? If you’re ready to jump out of your flip flops, take a trip to Ocean City Screams Haunted House—an immersive experience full of fright unlike anything ever seen before at the beach. This is no ordinary haunted house. If you dare, you’ll climb aboard the mysterious S.S. Steelhead and discover what has happened on the ship in the past 50 years since it went missing. This is most definitely not for the faint of heart. Prepare to be shocked as you investigate the horrors that await within the haunted vessel.

See what all the excitement’s about

Find your place with Vantage and let the adventures begin!

What’s the biggest thrill of all? Hunting for and finding an Ocean City, MD, beach rental that keeps you close to the action and attractions. Find your place with Vantage and let the adventures begin! Make sure you book direct with Vantage to ensure you’re getting the best rates and selection. 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.

MD State Firemen’s Association Annual Convention and Conference: June 15 – 21, 2019

Firefighters and first responders from across Maryland will descend on Ocean City from June 15 to 21, 2019, for the Maryland State Fireman’s Association Annual Convention and Conference. MSFA’s 127th gathering features a week of intensive training, education and official association business.

But Convention week in Ocean City, MD, is also a time to relax and celebrate the contributions of those who provide volunteer fire, rescue and emergency medical services in Maryland. The entire team at Vantage would like to thank and welcome Maryland’s community heroes and their families. We’re making it easier to plan a great vacation around your time in Ocean City with an overview of the many fun activities on tap for the week.

Sunday: Treasure Hunt

You never know what you’ll find!

You don’t have to be a serious collector to appreciate the unique items for sale and trade during the Fire and EMS Memorabilia Flea Market. Patches, pins, antique gear, rare toys—you never know what you’ll find at this year’s flea market, taking place in the OC Convention Center Performing Arts Center Lobby.

Monday: Family Fun at Jolly Roger


Monday night is playtime at Jolly Roger

Monday night is playtime with a special MSFA family event at Ocean City’s famous Jolly Roger Amusement Park on 30th Street. One price gets you unlimited thrills with rides for all ages, unlimited chances for victory at mini-golf on two challenging courses and unlimited adrenaline boosts on the go carts at Speedworld.

Tuesday: Bulldogs and Bulls

Mack Fire Truck Rally on Tuesday

Mack Trucks, an icon of American manufacturing, has contributed mightily over the past century to the evolution of firefighting apparatus. You’ll have your chance to see historic and modern models up close during the Mack Fire Truck Rally Tuesday afternoon in the Convention Center North parking lot. When the sun goes down, saddle up for the 10th Annual Brotherhood Block Party at Cowboy Coast, hosted by the Ocean City FOOLS (Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society). It’s an unforgettable night of live entertainment, dancing, food and drink specials—and did we mention Maryland’s largest and most realistic mechanical bull? This event supports the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Wednesday: Join the Parade

Join the parade!

Midweek brings a favorite tradition among conventioneers and anyone lucky enough to be in town—the MSFA Parade in Downtown Ocean City. Parade participants line up in the Inlet parking lot and continue on a route between 16th and 30th Streets on Baltimore Avenue. Who was the best of the best? Find out during a ceremony awarding prizes and trophies at the OC Convention Center.

Thursday: Run Yourself Ragged

Run, walk, then cool off and relax.

The OC FOOLS are at it again, this time sponsoring the 5th Annual Hair of the Dalmatian 5K to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Runners and walkers will start and end at the Firefighter Memorial on the Boardwalk. Thursday afternoon, it’s MSFA Family Day at Frontier Town Water Park & Mini-Golf [in nearby Berlin, MD. The little ones can cool off in the shallow Western-themed wading pool and Splash Pad, while the bigger kids (and parents) swoosh through the twists and turns of three new waterslides. If you have anything left in the tank, head down to enjoy unlimited rides during MSFA Family Night at the Boardwalk Pier!

Friday: Hit the Links

Ready for some friendly competition? MSFA’s 27th Annual Golf Tournament begins with a shotgun start at 0800 at Eagles Landing Golf Course—an Ocean City, MD, favorite which Golf Digest has rated “Best in State.” This is a best-ball format where everybody wins, thanks to the complimentary breakfast bar and lunch at Assateague Crab House.

Stay Close to It All


Vantage keeps you close to the MSFA Convention

Your 2019 MSFA Convention week in Ocean City, MD, will be one to remember when you choose the right accommodations for your whole crew. Vantage is happy to help you find a vacation rental that keeps you close to the MSFA Convention action and offers plenty of room for everyone. Just get in touch with one of our reservation specialists at 410-723-2002 and we’ll get started. You can also browse vacation rentals and book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com. Booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates.

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.