Ocean City, MD is a top tourist town on the Eastern Shore but have you ever explored what the nearby towns have to offer? On Maryland’s Coast, we have the top 5 day trips that you’ll want to explore with your family the next time you’re in town.
Start planning today with our detailed guides to each location. There’s something for everyone to enjoy on each excursion!
Assateague Island is a quick detour off Route 50 with exquisite wildlife(including wild ponies), sandy beaches, and salt marshes. Assateague is a popular spot for surfing on the ocean but also canoeing and kayaking on the bay. The surrounding area is populated with local surf shops, farms, and breweries for all the essentials on your day trip.
Town of Pocomoke
The town of Pocomoke is known as “the friendliest town on the Eastern Shore”. Any history buff or nature lover will have a blast at the Delmarva Discovery Museum and Pocomoke River State Park. While you’re there embracing the sights, make sure to check out the locally owned small businesses-- coffee shops, antiques, deli’s, and more!
The beautiful, waterfront community of Ocean Pines is a great place to spend the day when you’re on the Eastern Shore. There are many recreational activities to enjoy like tennis courts, indoor pools, and award-winning golf courses. If you’re feeling lucky, try out the Ocean Downs Casino! Ocean Pines is also an excellent spot for dining with a variety of options. Choose from the Ocean Pines Yacht Club to friendly neighborhood restaurants, and everything in between.
If you’re a frequent OCMD visitor, you’ve probably seen signs on Route 50 for America’s Coolest Small Town. With a lively main street, historic preservation, locally-owned boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and more, that town is Berlin, Maryland. Rain or shine, enjoy community events like the weekly farmer’s market and sip on locally brewed beers at Burley Oak Brewing Company while watching live entertainment.
Historic Snow Hill
The town of Snow Hill was established in 1686 by English settlers and designated a royal port by William and Mary of England. Today, it preserves historic homes and pre-Revolutionary War structures for all to see. Along with historical significance, Snow Hill is known for the beautiful Pocomoke River wildlife and forestry that surrounds the town. Go for a kayak tour, browse antiques, and stop by local cafes and restaurants to have a successful day trip in this vibrant town.
Check out Maryland’s Coast for more adventures and places to explore in Worcester County. We can’t wait to share our beautiful home with you, naturally!