The beach is the primary reason people travel for hours to visit Ocean City every year. However, check out these day trip photos and you will see for yourself that there are many things to explore in the area. But, if you ever need a break from the beach, or the weather is not ideal for the beach, or you just want to explore more of the local area, there are plenty of places to visit just a short drive from Ocean City. Small historic towns such as Berlin Md, America’s Coolest Small Town in 2014, Snow Hill or Pocomoke will take you back in time. Wander along the small streets and visit the unique stores and restaurants these towns have to offer. If you want to get away from the crowds and traffic, spend the day on Assateauge Island, Md with the wild ponies and deer, and the long stretch of quiet beach. Head north into Delaware and explore some of their beach towns including Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach, or plan a shopping day at West Ocean City Tanger Outlets for great shopping deals. You are even close enough to Wallops Island to visit for the day and maybe you will be lucky enough to be here when a launch is scheduled. Take advantage of all the area has to offer, and you might just discover something new and very special.