The award-winning Ocean City Boardwalk is the 3 mile long, newly boarded home to Trimpers Amusements, Thrashers Fries, Jolly Roger Amusements, Fishers Popcorn, Dolles Candy, Kohl Bros. Ice Cream, Dumsers Ice Cream, Candy Kitchen, and many other businesses, attractions and eateries, both old and new. High above the boardwalk, you will see grand dame hotels like the Plim Plaza next to the newer high rises and condo buildings like the Grand Hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott, the Hilton, the Holiday Inn, the Howard Johnsons and the Days Inn.
The aroma of caramel popcorn, french fries with vinegar and Old Bay, and fresh baked pizza waft through the air as children’s laughter, the click-clack of the roller coaster, calls of hawkers trying to lure you into one of the game booths, the electronic sounds of the arcade, and the horn from the boardwalk tram tooting to clear it’s path echo in the background. While strolling the boards you can buy t-shirts and gold jewelry or get your hair braided or a new henna tattoo. There are luxury hotels and fine dining as well as budget motels and casual fare. Whatever your pleasure, your Ocean City vacation isn’t complete without a stop at the famous wooden boardwalk. It’s interesting, it’s reminiscent of days gone by, and it offers lots of entertainment, shopping and dining experiences that will leave your whole family exhausted, yet still wanting more. For a quick overview of all the boardwalk has to offer, continue reading:
New Year's Eve at EPIC
Promo Code: GRAND1 (One Night Stay)
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New Year's Eve at Cowboy Coast
Promo Code: COUNTRY (Two Night Stay)
New Year's Eve at Galaxy 66
Promo Code: GALAXY (Two Night Stay)
Oceanfront, on the boardwalk and perfectly situated in the center of activity and fun!
Perfect oceanfront boardwalk location! All rooms are efficiencies.
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Located on the Boardwalk South, Overlooking the Inlet. Harrison's Harbor Watch offers a wide variety of fresh fish, seafood and steaks with an excellent view of the inlet and Assateague Island. We invite you and your family to grab a seat at our Raw Bar or overlooking the Inlet and have... Read More >
This casual downtown eatery affords postcard-perfect views of the beach and Boardwalk from the ground-floor dining room and second-level deck. The menu features seashore favorites such as crab cakes, fish and chips and soft-shell crabs. Located between 2nd Street and 3rd Street... Read More >
Come to Shenanigans Irish Pub & Grille located on 4th Street and the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD. Enjoy live music, fine food and good beers on tap at Ocean City's best Irish Pub. Seems like only yesterday but we've now been serving friends in Ocean City for 25 years! If you've been here... Read More >
With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ocean, The Victorian Room Restaurant is an elegant and friendly place any time of the day. Offering entrees from the Land and Sea; as well as some favorite soups and sandwiches for lighter fare. Featuring California wines and... Read More >
Located on the 3rd floor of the brand new Courtyard by Marriott on 15th Street and the beach, the family-owned Captain's Table brings back its famous menu, featuring the freshest fish, seafood, vegetables and steaks, not to mention the impeccable service. Banquet rooms, meeting... Read More >
BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street and the bay Ocean City 410-524-7575 Dec. 19: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m. Dec. 20: Go With The Flo, 9 p.m. CAPTAIN’S TABLE 15th St. & Baltimore Ave. Ocean City 410-289-7192 www.captainstableoc.com Every Friday & Saturday: Phil Perdue CASINO AT OCEAN DOWNS 10218 Racetrack Road Berlin 410-641-0600 Dec. 20: New Dawn Duo, 4-8 p.m.; Bad Since Breakfast, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. FAGER’S ISLAND 60th Street and the bay Ocean City 410-524-5500 Dec. 19: Lauren Glick & Mike Armstrong, DJ Hook Dec. 20: DJ Groove Dec. 25: DJ Hook GALAXY 66… 66th Street, bayside Ocean
As 2014 comes to a close, what better way to start 2015 than head to Ocean City to celebrate the New Year? There is a diverse array of entertainment and festivities to suit everyone, as well as deals on hotel packages that are hard to resist. Numerous hotels in Ocean City are offering fantastic deals for New Years Eve, where you can have a great evening of entertainment and then head to your room for a good night sleep without having to go out into the cold and fight the traffic to drive home. Take, for instance, The Grand Hotel…. They are offering three different packages, which include accommodations,
- This Saturday, December 13, Ocean City’s fastest growing holiday tradition takes over town as SantaCon returns for the 4th year. In this local chapter of a worldwide phenomenon, hundreds of partiers donning the apparel of St. Nick will parade through town enjoying drink specials and raising money for charity. If you want to be part of Ocean City’s largest, most festive bar crawl, meet at the dead shark at the south of the inlet sharply at 3pm and join fellow Santas on a journey down Wicomico St before venturing out into the rest of town. If you love the holidays, donating to a good …
|Boardwalk's Best Caramel Corn||Fisher's Popcorn||Dolle's Candyland||Fisher's Popcorn|
|Boardwalk's Best Shop||Kite Loft||Quiet Storm||Quiet Storm|
|Boardwalk's Best Stands/Small Restaurants||Golden Plate||Alaska Stand||Alaska Stand|
|Boardwalk's Best Sit-Down Restaurant||Harrison's Harbor Watch||Shenanigan's||Captain's Table (in the Marriott)|
|Boardwalk's Best Bar||Hammerheads on the Beach||Purple Moose||Frog Bar / Shenanigan's|
|Boardwalk's Best Pizza||Tony's Pizza||Dough Roller||Piezano's|
|Boardwalk's Best Rentals||Dandy Don's Bike Rentals & Service||Atlantic Bike Co||B&F Bike Rentals|
|Boardwalk's Best Candy||Jessica's Fudge House||Wockenfuss||Wockenfuss|
|Boardwalk's Best Arcades||Playland||Sportland||Playland|
Think twice before visiting ocean city Maryland. The beaches are extremely dirty, the crabs are of poor quality, most of the hotels are run down filthy & nasty, and the police are always looking to ticket tourists to pull in revenue. I literally saw five cop cars back to back ticketing people. Also, the crime rate is high, especially vehicle break-ins. If you think you will have a peaceful nights sleep, think again, honking horns throughout all hours of the night, even if you are not near the boardwalk. Ocean city is a joke not a real vacation destination spot to take...
...something tells me we're a bit crazy to book this early, but we did it. Also, for the first time ever, we are going to stay on the Boardwalk (12th Street). We've stayed mid-town for the past five years, so it will be a bit of a change for us. One reason we booked so early is the fact that there are very few properties that have everything we want from them -- direct ocean front, 4+ bedrooms, Internet access and an elevator (as opposed to a multi-level townhouse). If anyone has any advice for staying in this area, I'll be glad to hear it!