Welcome to Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City, Maryland, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Isle of Wight Bay on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is the premier resort town of the East Coast. An ever-popular family vacation spot, OC offers miles of sandy beach lined by a wooden boardwalk with shops, restaurants, hotels, and amusements, and breathtaking views at all times of the year.

An Ocean City vacation is synonymous with “family fun.” The town of Ocean City is best known for hosting special events like Senior Week and the White Marlin Open; amusements including Jolly Roger, Trimpers Rides, and an abundance of water parks; live entertainment and nightlife from comedy clubs to late-night rounds of mini golf; and iconic Ocean City restaurants and snacks from Fisher’s Popcorn to Thrasher’s famous french fries.

Of course, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. You’ll want to explore everything the region has to offer, all the way from Ocean City’s Inlet and fishing pier to West Ocean City, and all the way to Berlin, Md. We can help you plan your trip… But be warned, once you visit Ocean City, you may never want to leave!

OceanCity.com is the most comprehensive Ocean City vacation guide, where we feature new restaurants, hotels, and things to do in OCMD every day. Plan your trip for spring now. We’re always happy to help.

Planning your Ocean City vacation

If you don’t know where to start, try following these four steps that make planning an Ocean City vacation exceptionally easy. Find general Ocean City information here.

  1. First, choose a place to stay from our list of all the hotels in Ocean City. Just conduct a brief search, which can be customized with your budget and preferred location and amenities. We have motels and vacation rentals for you to explore, too.
  2. Next, take a look at our restaurant listings to get a sense of the culinary diversity in town. There’s truly something to please every palate (just remember, we are known for our crabs and seafood…).
  3. Don’t forget to plot your list of things to do. From watersports and amusement parks in the summer to holiday events in the winter, there’s always something for all members of the family, in any weather.  

Finally, now that your entire trip is just about planned, the vacation countdown is on! Take a look at some of the most picturesque webcam views in town, and browse Ocean City articles while you wait. Have a look at our store for discounted gift cards and Ocean City deals, and we’ll be seeing you soon.

Home to The Best of Ocean City® 

Whether your getaway is planned to the minute or you prefer to take it day-by-day, you’re bound to have an excellent time in Ocean City. Don’t be sad when it’s over, either. Instead, relive your trip by voting in The Best of Ocean City® competition to honor your favorite restaurants, bars, and activities. Also, feel free to submit us your best Ocean City photos — we might just post them on our site.

Grand Hotel & Spa

Grand Hotel & Spa

2100 Baltimore Ave Ocean City, MD

Amenities, attractions, and location. These are some of the major factors to consider when choosing accommodations for your Ocean City, Maryland vacation. An awesome view doesn’t hurt either.

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Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

10100 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD

As one of the finest Ocean City Hotels, the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel offers luxury and comfort to its guests. Gorgeous rooms with a majestic view of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Ocean City this Spring

Put a little “spring” in your step and spend a relaxing weekend in Ocean City this season. The weather’s warming up, but the beach and Boardwalk are still pretty quiet!

1. Indulge in peace in Ocean City’s parks, or beach. 

2. Enjoy a getaway weekend in one of the great hotels at shoulder-season rates.

3. Treat yourself with some take-out from our great restaurants.

4. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a nearly-empty beach and Boardwalk. The summertime crowds are not here yet.

5. Pick up guides and brochures at the Convention Center & Visitors Bureau, then explore the town’s history at the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum.

6. Leave your congested neighborhood to stay in a quiet neighborhood here in Ocean City..

7. Catch an early ocean sunrise, then later watch the sunset over the bay. 

8. Visit Assateague Island and check out the horses. You can camp on the beach all year long.

9. Pack up your four-legged friend‘s belongings too, because they are welcome in Ocean City. (Pets are permitted on the beach or Boardwalk between October 1st and April 30th.)

10. Finally, explore the Shore – Worcester County is Maryland’s vacation jewel with attractions from Pocomoke to Berlin.

If you’re looking for even more things to do, we’ve got 100 ideas that are completely family-friendly and free right here. See more free things to do this spring.

The Hotels at Fager's Island

The Hotels at Fager's Island

201 56th Street Ocean City, MD

Your dream vacation is all on one island at Fager’s Island, and that includes lodging, too. Both The Lighthouse Club and the Edge Hotel sit on Ocean City’s bayside and offer an atmosphere of privacy and relaxation that’s unparalleled to anywhere else in town.

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Holiday Inn Oceanfront

Holiday Inn Oceanfront

6600 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD

Discover the scenic beauty and vibrant energy of Ocean City, Maryland when you escape to our tropical beachfront hotel resort. Offering spacious, family friendly guest rooms, modern amenities, and a location just minutes away from attractions and dining.

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