On a a recent trip to the ocean along the Washington coastline, I found myself with a car load of kids (okay… two) who were feeling a bit bored. We were staying in a rented house out in the Ocean City area, just north of Ocean Shores.
It’d been a fun road trip to the central coast area and we’d done all the favorite stuff, rented scooters on the beach, walked for hours, gone for beach drives, collected shells, ridden go karts, and more. The weather had been good but we all of a sudden had a day of rain and, after a nice relaxing morning of staying inside, the kids were going a bit stir crazy. I looked around for some indoor activities, we’d already been to the arcade in Ocean Shores, I found a link online to the Aberdeen YMCA.
I’ve never really thought of the YMCA as a vacation attraction, but as I explored their website I saw that they had a pool equipped with waterslides. Open swim time that day was from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and since we were not members, there was a minimal day pass fee for guests which was entirely reasonable.
Once inside, the kids had a blast in the pool, the hot tub, and of course on the waterslides. It ended up being the perfect rainy day weather escape plan and it was easy to get to from the beach.
The rest of our beach stay went perfectly, but I’m very grateful for our midday excursion to the Aberdeen YMCA.