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Best Of Ocean City, Maryland

May 5, 2011 12:04 AM

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Going downy ocean, hon?  Since you can’t spend the ENTIRE time on the beach, here are some places you won’t want to miss.
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Baja Amusements

12639 Ocean Gateway
(410) 213-BAJA (2252)
www.bajaoc.com/

Baja Amusements has miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats and an arcade.  There are even climbing walls, broken into three sections based on skill. There’s also a snack bar, so in case you get hungry, there are hot dogs and ice cream.  It’s fun for the whole family.

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Food

There are several great places to eat in Ocean City, but you’ll definitely want to get french fries from Thrasher’s (401 S. Boardwalk) and salt water taffy from Dolle’s (500 S. Atlantic Avenue).  Grab lunch from The Dough Roller (3rd Street and Boardwalk) and ice cream for dessert from Dumser’s (12305 Coastal Highway).  Don’t forget to bring back caramel popcorn from Fisher’s (200 S. Boardwalk).

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Marty’s Playland

Boardwalk at Worcester Street
www.martysplayland.com/

Marty’s Playland is one of the few places in Ocean City that’s open year-round.  No matter what sort of game you like to play, you’ll find it at Marty’s.  It’s a coin-operated arcade, so no pesky tokens.  They’re open from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum

401 S. Atlantic Avenue
(410) 289-5600
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This ode to all things weird will make your Ocean City trip complete.  There are 12 galleries—each with a different theme—and over 500 exhibits.  While there, you’ll see shrunken heads, two-headed animals and much, much more.  Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for children.  (Children under 5 are free.)

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Trimper’s Rides

Boardwalk and S. First Street
(410) 289-8617

While you’re in Ocean City, you have to visit Trimper’s.  There are over 100 rides, games and other fun things.  One of the rides is an antique carousel from 1902, but they also have a haunted house, roller coaster, mirror maze, Tilt-a-Whirl and Zipper, among many others.

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