Taking day trips from your Bethany Beach rental house can be a fun adventure. There are many things to do for the entire family, and travelers of all ages in close by cities, from watching the wild horses to an education in our nation's history.
Close to Bethany Beach vacation homes is Ocean City, Maryland where you can find fun adventures. Get up early and take the short ride to catch a beautiful sunrise, take a walk or bike ride on the three-mile Boardwalk or relax and take a tram ride. During the evening hours, enjoy the arcades and entertainment on the Boardwalk. For some family fun, join in the Beach Olympics on Tuesday evenings June 29 through August 10. They are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the 27th Street Beach. It's a fun time of relay games, tug of war, sand castle contests and more.
Run with the Ponies
Just a few miles from the action of the boardwalk is the Assateague Island National Seashore, where the ponies run wild. The area stretches through Maryland and Virginia with about 160 horses on each side. These ponies are usually seen in groups of five to ten and have been running on the Seashore since the early 1600s.
New Jersey's Ocean City
Just a short ride from Bethany Beach vacation homes, about 50 miles, you will find another Ocean City, this one is on the Jersey shore. This day trip lends itself to the kids. At Playland's Castaway Cave, your family will find 30 amusement rides, go carts, mini golf and more, all designed to entertain kids of all ages.
A little further into New Jersey is a playground designed for the adults in the family. Sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean is the Atlantic City Boardwalk, which is home to Vegas style casinos, fantastic restaurants and many things to do. Although there is an accent on the games of the casinos, it is not difficult to find family things to do as well. Get a little history by visiting the Abescon Lighthouse or go on an adventure to watch dolphins in their habitat.
Just a little further away is the historic city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Whether you want to tackle the history on foot, a tour or by horse-drawn carriage, this city offers many things to do. In a day you can see many historic sites including, the Liberty Bell Independence Hall, famed flag maker Betsy Ross's house and much more. Begining your tour at the visitor's center will get your day off on the right foot. You can purchase tickets for the attractions and find public transportation options. The city is home to many shops and restaurants to choose from, and you can't leave without a Philly cheesesteak sandwich.
Day trips from Bethany Beach offer a host of things to do for visitors. Vamoose.com has a large listing of Bethany Beach vacation homes to choose from. Sort your search for a rental based on size, price, location and amenities offered.