Rainy Day Activities

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Rainy Day Activities

Not every day at the Jersey Shore can be sunny and warm. Some days, there will be rain, but that shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the many fun activities this city offers. Head out and explore some rainy day kids’ activities in OCNJ like Jilly’s Arcade, the Ocean City Historical Museum and the Ocean City Free Public Library.

What to Do in Ocean City When It Rains

Rainy days are a great time to explore the many hidden gems of the area. Some of the many things to do in Ocean City when it rains include:

Visit the Aquarium

One of the best Ocean City rainy day activities is the aquarium. See local and exotic sea life while learning more about the ocean ecosystem. If you time your visit right, you can participate in one of the aquarium’s many activities for a fun, hands-on learning experience.

Play at the Arcade

Grab a few rolls of quarters from your hotel concierge or a local bank, and head out with the kids to Jilly’s Arcade. With old classics like Skee-Ball and Pin Ball, to more modern choices like Racing Games and Basketball Shot, there is plenty for everyone to do — and since you’ll be right on the boardwalk, you’ll know as soon as the skies begin to clear up again, so you can get back to your beach vacation.

Head in With Indoor Miniature Golf

When you’re trying to come up with Ocean City, NJ kids’ activities that will keep you dry during a rainstorm, miniature golf may not be the first option to come to mind. However, with indoor and air-conditioned courses available at a variety of locations, it might be just the right choice to keep your family entertained and active.

Learn About the Past at a Historical Museum

If you’re looking for something both fun and educational to do with your kids on a rainy afternoon in Ocean City, NJ, look no further than the  Ocean City Historical Museum. Here you and your family can learn all about how the boardwalk began, the fishing town history and a general overview of Ocean City as a whole.

Stop Into the Public Library

If you have a family full of readers, then there’s no better stop on a cold or rainy day than the OCNJ Free Public Library.  Take refuge from the bad weather and let your kids get lost in a world of fantasy or intrigue by checking out a few of their favorite books.

Check out a Movie Theater

Visiting a movie theater is a classic solution for rainy days, and Ocean City offers plenty of theater options. Catch a new film you’ve been meaning to see, or watch a classic the whole family will love. Ocean City also has local theaters that allow you to immerse yourself in this coastal town’s rich history.

Want More? View the Events Calendar!

Making lifelong memories you’ll cherish with your family is easy when you go to Ocean City. Many businesses and organizations in the area host parties, parades, festivals and more year-round, so there is always something new to see or experience. 

Along with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, Ocean City is home to many unique festivals and art shows that let you make your next vacation truly unforgettable. Whether you’re looking for indoor activities in Ocean City for a rainy day or are trying to plan your trip before your arrival, many wonderful experiences are waiting for you at the shore!

Are you looking for an event? View our calendar here and subscribe to the calendar so you never miss out on the fun.

More Than Just a Sunny Beach

No matter where you choose to spend your rainy day at OCNJ, you are guaranteed to have a great time. Get inspiration with the location listings below, or learn more about what there is to do in the area!

Bookateria Two

  • Address:

    1052 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-398-0121

Congo Falls Miniature Golf

  • Address:

    1132 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-398-1211

Downtown Merchants Association

Glazed Over Studio

  • Address:

    704 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-398-8880

Haunted Golf

  • Address:

    824 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-391-7777

Jilly’s Arcade

  • Address:

    1168 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-385-1234

Medieval Fantasy Miniature Golf

  • Address:

    1336 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-938-0579

Ocean City Arts Center

  • Address:

    1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-399-7628

Ocean City Free Public Library

  • Address:

    1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-399-2434

Ocean City Historical Museum

  • Address:

    1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-399-1801

Partyology Firm

  • Address:

    411 E. 8th Street, Ocean City, NJ 8226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-601-4227

Sun Rose Words & Music

  • Address:

    756 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-399-9190

Surf Mall

  • Address:

    1154 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-398-1533

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