Ocean City, MD

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Welcome to Ocean City, Maryland

New for 2024 in Ocean City...

What's New, What's the Same, and How to Save Money!

Ocean City Hotels

2024 is going to a be great year in Ocean City, Maryland.  Some new hotels have opened, there have been some significant renovations of some of your favorite hotels, and the staffing levels appear to be improving.  Whether you are looking for a waterfront hotel, a hotel on the boardwalk, or a great way to save money on your stay (buy gift certificates to the Cambria or one of the many hotels in the OC Hotel Group! at 40% off!), you will find the Ocean City lodging you want to make your beach vacation perfect.

Restaurants & Bars in Ocean City

Restaurants are better than ever in Ocean City for 2024.  If you love the sophisticated vibe and great food at the Spain Wine Bar, you won’t be able to wait for Peter’s next two restaurants planned for the Ocean City area: a Lebanese restaurant in Ocean Pines and a fine dining facility with a French twist at the old Cowboy Coast property on Coastal Highway.  Captain’s Table has some great deals and is bringing you your favorites from years past.    The Angler is under new ownership, but we’ve heard the sunset cruises will still be offered and the inside is getting an upgrade!

Featured Hotels in Ocean City, MD

Top Choice! 360°

Grand Hotel Oceanfront

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Ocean City Hotel Group

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Featured Bars & Restaurants in Ocean City, MD

Captain’s Table

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Angler Restaurant and Bar

Things to Do & Events in Ocean City

As for things to do in Ocean City, you can find your tried and true favorites, or add something new to your vacation. There are more events than ever scheduled for Ocean City for 2024. Please let us know how we can help you plan your vacation or bring you information you want. If you have any questions you want answered, please ask us to add to our existing FAQs.   Please email Ann with any comments!

New Events in Ocean City

2023 was the first year for Oceans Calling and it was a roaring success.  2024 is already on the books and for the first time, there will be a “Country Calling” Music Festival in Ocean City October 4 – 5, 2024.  Details have not yet been released, but stay tuned.  If it’s anything like Oceans Calling, but with a country twist, we are sure it will be a success.

Fun Things to Do in Ocean City, MD

Trimper Rides

Nick’s Mini Golf and Ropes Course – 21st Street

2024 Guide to Ocean City, MD

It’s Time to Start Planning Your OC Vacation!

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.

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I thoughy they were blue

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Plan

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.

Webcams

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.

Parking

You can always get info on parking.
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Assateague Guide

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

Best of Ocean City®

See the 2023 Winners and vote for your favorite businesses to win in 2024.

WHERE TO STAY:  Ocean City Hotels & Motels

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

Top Choice! 360°

Grand Hotel Oceanfront

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Popular

Ocean City Hotel Group

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Staff Pick 360°

Hilton Oceanfront Suites

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Boardwalk 360°

Park Place Hotel

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WHERE TO STAY: Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rentals in Ocean City, MD

The lodging options in Ocean City include many vacation rentals in many of the apartments and condos scattered throughout the resort town.  These are great options for a larger group, if you want to cook, or if you just like a little more space.

There are also a lot of pet-friendly vacation rental options too.

Visit our Area Guide section to learn more about the different parts of Ocean City.

Featured Vacation Rentals in Ocean City, MD

Cavalier Condos 1 brs 2 2br Close to Boardwalk Groups Mini Weeks OK Parking Pets OK Walk to Boards

Newest Vacation Rentals on OceanCity.com

OCHG Bay Mist House

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

Bars & Restaurants

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!

Nick's Mini Golf

Your mini-golf and ropes course adventure awaits!

Watersports

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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