Are you ready to learn and play at the beach this fall? This school year is looking a little different for everybody, but if there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that Ocean City is full of fun learning opportunities for you and your family! You deserve a trip to the beach this year, and it just so happens that September is one of the best months to visit our favorite beach town.
Relax where the sun is always shining, and check out our top five reasons for taking a study break in Ocean City, Maryland this school year.
Top 5 Reasons to Virtually Learn in OCMD
1. Science is Everywhere
Take your schooling offline for a bit and learning outdoors in Ocean City, where science is literally everywhere! From the wildlife in the largest estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay, to the marshes and wild horses at Assateague Island, the area surrounding OCMD has it all! Feeling adventurous? Drop your line and try your hand at fishing, discovering the wonders of our bay and ocean!
2. Take a History Lesson
Not only is Ocean City full of science, but it has a rich and interesting history, too! Visit the OC Life-Saving Museum to learn all about this history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service in Ocean City. Enjoy a trip to the museum and see aquariums with local critters, Sands of the World, "A Wreck in the Offing" an exhibit featuring very rare artifacts of US Life-Saving Service, Surf's Up Riding the Wave of Change a chronicle of surfing in OCMD, Laughing Sal and the "Boardwalk of Yesterday" and so much more!
3. Art Class by the Beach
Who doesn’t love art class?! Visit the Ocean City Center for the Arts to check out work by local artists, or even take an art class! Looking to take home a unique memory from your trip to the seashore? Bring the crayons, colored pencils, and paints, and create your own rendition of an Ocean City sunrise or sunset!
4. Free Public Library!
Did you know that Ocean City, MD is home to its own free public library? Enjoy browsing through the library at your own pace, or order online for free curbside pickup. The Ocean City Library also offers virtual summer programs that you and your family can enjoy throughout the school year!
Pro Tip: If you’re looking for a fun, historical read, check out Buck Mann’s Vanishing Ocean City: Memories From Maryland’s Famous Beach Resort, or Ghosts in the Surf!
5. Recess at the Beach!
The secret to a truly relaxing beach trip? Wear those kids out with recess at the beach! The weather is beautiful and the water temperature is still warm throughout the month of September, and even into October! Take a dip in the water, or place a game of tag on the beach to help release some of that pent-up energy from a day of schoolwork!
While you’re in town, don’t forget to check out our Super Deals to save BIG on your favorite Ocean City restaurants and food, things to do, and shopping! How do they work? It’s simple! Local businesses partner with Explore OC to offer you exclusive discounts that you won’t find anywhere else. Just choose your deal, enter your email, and be sure to click the "Claim" button, and your Super Deal with be emailed to you!