Take a trip to a botanical wonderland, get knocked off the edge of your seat at a patriotic performance from several international bands, or explore our nation’s capital with Ocean Pines as the Recreation and Parks Department takes the wheel for several bus trips this spring.
“We make it easy for you to get away for the day,” said Denise Sawyer, director of communications for the Ocean Pines Association. “The Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department has some fun and exciting day trips planned to regional shows, sports events and they are all at great rates.”
TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C. | Spend the day exploring the beautiful National Mall, enjoying the many museums or visiting the historical monuments in Washington D.C. on Monday, April 22. The bus will drop off participants at the National Mall at approximately 10:30 a.m. and will head back to Ocean Pines at 3 p.m. The fee for transportation only is $50.
INTERNATIONAL TATTOO SHOW | Norfolk, Va. will be the featured destination for a bus trip on Sunday, April 28. The visit will include the call of the trumpets, the beat of the drums, the wail of the pipes– the mighty sound of the Virginia International Tattoo show. The patriotic performance showcases more than 900 international performers, which makes it great for all ages and interests. The cost is $95 per person, which includes a VIP seat and transportation.
LONGWOOD GARDENS SPRING BLOOM | On Saturday, May 4 stroll through more than 245,000 spring bulbs in bloom in the Idea Garden & Flower Garden Walk, then wander through Peirce’s Woods where native azaleas and foam-flowers abound.
“Longwood Gardens Spring Bloom is an incredible sight you will not want to miss,” said Sawyer. “You will have the opportunity to see all the gardens during our guided tour, so be sure to bring your walking shoes and have your camera ready.”
The bus will depart Ocean Pines at 8 a.m. and arrive at Longwood Gardens at 1 p.m. It will depart Kennett Square, Pa. for a 6 p.m. arrival back in Ocean Pines. The fee, which includes transportation and a guided tour, is $60 for adults.
These trips are open to the public and buses will depart from the Ocean Pines Community Center, located at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. Reservations are required. Refunds will not be issued for cancelations unless vacant seats can be filled.
For more information or to register, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052. Information regarding additional recreational programs, including an online version of the Ocean Pines Activity Guide, is available at OceanPines.org.