Ocean City, Maryland

Visitor Information, Webcams, News & Vacation Planning

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Welcome to Ocean City, Maryland

2023 Guide to Ocean City, MD

Fun in Ocean City, Year Round!

Why People LOVE Ocean City, Maryland

  1. The Beaches! 10 Miles of continuous sandy beaches, all free to the public. Take a look at our 360 Degree virtual tours or webcams.
  2. Fun for Everyone! Ocean City also has plenty of inshore and offshore activities. Watersports, boat & jetski rentals, over 18 golf courses nearby, exploring Assateague Island, boardwalk amusements & shopping, just to name a few.
  3. Beachfront & Oceanfront Accommodations! Most of Ocean City’s hotels, motels & vacation rentals are oceanfront or within a block of the beach or bay.
  4. Affordable With so many lodging options, free beaches and free events, Ocean City is one of the best value beach vacations on the East coast.
  5. Dining & Nightlife. You’ll never have a hard time finding a great place to eat or get a drink in Ocean City.
  6. The Boardwalk. Exploring the classic 3-mile long boardwalk. 
  7. A Family Friendly Beach Vacation!  
  8. Beach Weddings  Get married on the beach!
  9. Events Plan your trip around one of the many headline events.
  10. Breweries & Craft Beer. There are many craft breweries nearby, including a new brewery in the new Ember’s building.
Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort

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Ocean City's Winterfest of Lights. Have you visited yet?
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Ocean Citys Winterfest of Lights. Have you visited yet?
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The Art League of Ocean City MD has their First Friday Opening Reception this Friday on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local and regional artists. This is event is FREE, and all are welcome. www.facebook.com/events/1460523091176231/?ref=newsfeed ... See MoreSee Less

The Art League of Ocean City MD has their First Friday Opening Reception this Friday on 94th Street. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits by a variety of local and regional artists. This is event is FREE, and all are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/1460523091176231/?ref=newsfeed

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The Winter Boardwalk

November 27, 2023 9:57 am

The Ocean City Boardwalk is open all year long! Some businesses keep their door open every day, some just on weekends, some just open when the weather is decent. No matter which businesses are open, you can always walk the Boardwalk, getting some fresh air and exercise. Just bring your hat and gloves instead of flip flops and sunscreen! ...

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Plan Your Vacation

Travel Guides and General Information

After you explore the Plan, Stay, Eat & Drink and Things to Do sections, expand your horizons by checking out some of the other information OceanCity.com offers that will help you have the perfect vacation.  Plan your trip to coincide with or avoid big events.  Check out the live Ocean City webcams to see what the beach and boardwalk look like.  Or… check out the Boardwalk Guide or Assateague Guide to discover more about the area.

Boardwalk Guide

Everything you want to know about the Ocean City, MD boardwalk.


Live cams around Ocean City. See what's happening right now in OC.

Ocean City with Pets

If you are bringing your furry friend there is a guide to help you navigate Ocean City.

General Information

This is the section with the answers to most of your other questions.


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Assateague Guide

Wild ponies, wide open beaches, no houses, pets allowed

Best of Ocean City®

See the 2022 Winners and vote for your favorite businesses to win in 2023.


Ocean City, Maryland Hotels, Condos, & Lodging

The lodging options in Ocean City are mostly Hotels and Condominium Complexes, with most of them being oceanfront. You’ll just need to decide what part of town you want to stay in.

If you want to be on the beach and boardwalk and in the middle of the action look in the Downtown & Midtown area.  That will put you closest to the boardwalk, amusements, shopping, beach, dining and minimize any driving.  The larger hotels are located here.

For those who prefer condos & a quieter area, look in North Ocean City.  Visit our Area Guide section to learn more about the different parts of Ocean City.

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Hotels, Motels, Condos, & Vacation Rentals

Search the Ocean City, MD Lodging directory and guide to find the perfect place to stay on your vacation. View Hotels & Lodging

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Grand Hotel Oceanfront

Top Choice!

Ashore Resort & Beach Club

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Hilton Oceanfront Suites

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Park Place Hotel


Food & Drink

Where to Eat in OC

Ocean City has one of the most diverse restaurant selections available on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Fine dining, award-winning wine lists, craft breweries and local bars and restaurants with farm-to-table menu items and local seafood.  You’ll find great burgers, barbecue, and many vegetarian options as well. Don’t miss the Ocean City crab houses and there are some that will deliver. When you’re ready to get your drink on you’ll find everything from relaxing cocktails by the beach to lively bars and clubs. Visit our FOOD & DRINK section to browse restaurants by area and for popular Ocean City restaurant recommendations.

Outdoor Oceanfront Dining in Ocean City

Bar’s & Restaurant’s

Places to eat & drink in Ocean City. Ocean City Restaurant Guide

Captain's Table

Perfectly prepared lobsters & steak! Breakfast & Dinner. Located Inside the Courtyard by Marriot on the Boardwalk

The Shrimp Boat

WEST OCEAN CITY - The place to go for local crabs and fresh seafood. Dine-in, outdoor seating, take-out and catering.

Things to Do

What to Do in Ocean City

Of course, we have our beaches and our beach guide will help you navigate your vacations. OceanCity.com is full of tips and ideas to keep everyone happy & busy.  View event listings, discover exciting tours, parasailing and jet-skiing options, boat rentals, fishing information, free activities and more. Ocean City is a growing craft brewery destination and is host to the popular Shore Craft Beer Fests featuring local craft breweries. There is an active Art League of Ocean City working to bring more local public art to the area.

Headline Events & Festivals

In addition to the town’s Springfest, Sunset, and Winterfest celebrations, we have big events that attract thousands like the Ocean City Air Show and Bike Week.

Pontoon boats at Bayside Boat Rentals
Pontoon boats at Bayside Boat Rentals

Things to Do in Ocean City

View our activity guide for information on Watersports, Boat & Jet Ski Rentals, Amusements, Mini-Golf, Golf Courses, Assateague Island, and of course THE BEACHES! Find Activites & Events

Ocean City Amusements

Trimper's Rides

Trimper's Rides offers rides, food, and amusements for all ages!

Jolly Roger Amusements

Jolly Roger at the Pier, Splash Mountain, Speed World & Mini-Golf


Odyssea Jetski Rentals

Winner of the Best Jetski Rentals in Ocean City. Pontoon Boat Rentals, Kayaks, more.

Bayside Boat Rentals

Pontoon Boat Rentals & Jetski's

Special offers and Discounts

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