Top Family Staycation Resort Activities in Northern Ocean City, MD

Princess family staycation

If you are ready for a family staycation close to home, Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort has everything you need for a luxurious seaside getaway. In Ocean City, MD, this beachfront property offers many amenities and excellence in service for a memorable and extravagant family vacation.

  • Stay near home in luxury at our coastal hotel for a dream vacation with your family.
  • Explore your local area with fresh eyes, have fun taking part in the touristy things, and visit other sites you overlook during the year with our travel tips.
  • Spend time discovering new foods, shops, and adventures with our staycation ideas.

Is it time for more than just a movie night with your family? Explore your own city from the comfort of our high-end hotel. There is no need to travel to an exotic destination to get a break from household chores and have the best vacation ever. Read on to learn the best staycation ideas so you and your family get exactly what you need from your weekend getaway.

Local Hotel

Our lavish beachfront resort is the destination of choice for families who travel in style. Enjoy a walk along the beach, lounge poolside, dine in one of our top restaurants, or spend the day at our award-winning spa. We offer the best of the best for each member of your family, with on-site activities and proximity to adventure in Ocean City. Unwind from the day’s escapades with a cocktail and retreat to the luxury of our spacious accommodations.

Luxury Accommodations

With a variety of suites and luxury living club rooms, you can relax in our indulgent spaces. Our rooms are the perfect place for a weekend trip, with large living rooms, full kitchenettes, and private balconies. Lounge in your decadent hotel retreat at the end of a fun day and enjoy room service, ocean views, and more.

Dining Options

Indulge your taste buds with the coastal-inspired dishes of our oceanfront dining. Enjoy our coffee shop with hand-made pastries in the morning, have a cocktail and a snack by the pool, and satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream by the ocean. Enjoy elevated luxury in our members-only private lounge, or have groceries delivered to your suite for an evening of relaxation in your hotel room.

Electric Bike Rental

Get out and explore the area with a Pedego rental. Families love trying out these electric bikes and experiencing the coast’s beauty in a fun and unique way.

Staycation Resort Activities

When you vacation with us, you get the best of Ocean City without leaving our property. Enjoy swimming, dining, and relaxing, exploring with electric beach cruisers, taking fitness classes, or shopping in our boutique store. Our resort has endless opportunities for family adventure by the ocean.

Olympic-Size Indoor Swimming Pool

Enjoy a getaway at any time of the year with our indoor pool and hot tub located in our four-story tropical atrium. Relax with lounge chairs, poolside dining, and social seating spaces.

Events Lineup

Our event staff ensures you have events to remember on your vacation agenda. From beach yoga and water aerobics to live music events, family bonfires, and swimming with mermaids, we are serious about your fun.

Day Spa

Indulge in our on-site, award-winning salon and spa. Pamper yourself with first-class service, superior products, and deluxe spa treatments.

Art Gallery

Peruse the Princess Gallery to explore our exhibition of local art. Join us for cocktails and conversations with our local artists each first Friday of the month.

Kids Activity Center

Relax and let our activities staff ensure your family stays busy and happy during your stay. We provide games, events, and crafts to keep your little ones entertained.

Your Own Backyard

There are numerous things to experience with your family in Ocean City. However, spending time near your home doesn’t have to be boring. We have a few ideas to make your vacation days the best.

Fun on the Shore

With a name like Ocean City, you need to spend some time on the beach. No matter where you are, you are close to the water, giving you many ways to have fun. So rent your umbrellas and beach chairs, and let us set up the perfect spot for your family to enjoy some time outside.

Out on the Water

Ocean City offers many family-friendly boat tours and cruises. Whether you have little ones or teens, the area offers a wide variety of options. You are sure to find the boat cruise just right for your family. Tour the area by water, catch and release fish, dredge for clams, and more. You will likely see lots of local wildlife on your adventures, like birds, wild ponies, and dolphins.

Adventure on the Boardwalk

No Ocean City adventure is complete without a trip to the boardwalk. With over two miles of the best fun in the U.S., your family will love exploring. Some of the many options for excitement include:

  • Amusement park rides: With a mix of indoor and outdoor rides for all ages, everyone will find something they love.
  • Arcade games: There are many arcades along the boardwalk, offering a fun way to get out of the sun on a hot day or dodge a rainstorm.
  • Restaurants with playgrounds: If you have young children, this is a definite bonus for your staycation. Ocean City has numerous dining spots with large play areas, so you can relax and enjoy your meal while your children play.
  • Mini golf: You won’t have any trouble finding a place to play miniature golf with your kids in Ocean City.
  • Food: Indulge in salt-water taffy, fudge, ice cream, and more while you adventure by the shore.

Championship Golf Courses

Take advantage of your weekend to experience the world-class golfing of Ocean City. With many picturesque championship courses to choose from, you do not want to miss an opportunity to play a legendary game. At Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort, we make it easy with customized packages that include your golf experience.


Spend the day perusing the three miles of stores along the boardwalk. Shop the deluxe boutiques, jewelry stores, gift shops, and more. Ocean City has impressive deals, high-end luxury, and everything in-between for the ultimate shopping experience.

Nature Adventures

For active families, explore the trails of the Assateague Island National Seashore. Go hiking, cycling, or birding for an exhilarating day of outdoor activities.

Local Events

Ocean City offers events year-round, from air shows to movies on the beach to dance parties and parades, making your vacation incredible. Get social with community events, festivals, and more.

You Deserve the Best

At Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort, we know your family wants an unforgettable travel experience. You can enjoy the best in luxury accommodations and amenities close to home at our resort. Once you experience our difference, we will become your favorite destination in Ocean City, MD.

Book your stay today or contact us at 1-800-476-9253 to find out more about our vacation packages, exclusive memberships, and more.