So you are planning a bachelor party or bachelorette party in Ocean City, Maryland and you want some good ideas for the weekend. Since it is a time to spend with your best friends and maybe, soon to be family, we have come up with some intimate, fun recommendations. For your pre-wedding celebration, we know different people like different things. We will make suggestions for a high-octane activities and then more for a quieter weekend. Whether you want a spa weekend getaway with girlfriends for your bachelorette party or a paintball battle and deep sea fishing weekend with your bachelor party, we have you covered.
1Meet at a Local Brewery
Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats in Rehoboth, DE is less than an hour from Ocean City and features some brews that are only available there. Their brewery in Milton is a little farther, but depending on where you are traveling from, could be a convenient stop. Many other breweries are near Rehoboth, including Big Oyster, Crooked Hammock, Dewey Beer Company, Iron Hill, Thompson Island and more. If Salisbury is easier, try EVO Craft Brewing or Tall Tales. Berlin is home to Burley Oak. If you want to meet closer to your lodging in Ocean City, Hoopers in West Ocean City is open in the summer and is the home to Fin City Brewing. Many more options are nearby so download the Shore Craft Beer App to find which brewery is closest to you.
2Find Your Oceanfront Lodging
After your beer, come into Ocean City to check into your hotel or vacation rental. Both are available in Ocean City depending on what you like. Oceanfront is perfect for a bachelor or bachelorette weekend because it allows each member of your group to get up on their own schedule. The early risers can get a run or walk in on the beach before the rest of the group gets going. Not that sunrises are likely to be enjoyed by your group this weekend, but the possibility is always there with an oceanfront hotel. Find your favorite hotel here.
3Find your Favorite Restaurant
Seacrets is always a great bet. The food is good and it has that beachy, island theme. You can get tropical drinks, beer, or anything else you might want at one of their many bars. The best part is the party atmosphere once you finish dinner. You don’t have to go anywhere to enjoy this time with your friends, dancing, drinking, and reminiscing.
You can also enjoy fabulous craft spirits and take their distillery tour. Their distillery is adjacent to the Seacrets nightclub and offers insider tours with all kinds of secrets thrown in. You see more and learn more about the Prohibition era than you thought possible.
If Seacrets doesn’t look like your speed, you can find other options here.
4Head Out for Your Nightcap
Macky’s is a great place for dinner by the bay, but it’s also a great place to party the night away during the summer. You can dance, get a variety of drinks, sit by the bay and talk or do a combination of the options, adding others if you are creative. Macky’s is at 56th Street so you can get there by the Ocean City bus which runs frequently up and down Coastal Highway. There are also Ubers and taxis. Please don’t drink and drive.
Saturday is the Day for Play
Depending on how your night went, we have lots of recommendations for a day of sun and fun. You can’t come to Ocean City without a trip out on the water.
We recommend Liquid Limo for the wilder ride. We think this is a great way to enjoy your day with your friends before your wedding. You can bring your own food and beverages and enjoy as much or as little time as you like on the water. Our writer helped set the stage with an article on the Liquid Limo here.
6Sail Alyosha & OC Bay Hopper
These boats are options as well. Charter the Alyosha for a few hours or the day. Bring your food and drink and enjoy a trip into the ocean or in the bay behind Assateague. Anchor and swim away the hours or sail. Whatever your pleasure, owner Steve Butz or one of his captain’s will help you realize your dream day on the water.
7Rent a Jet-Ski
Before you start drinking of course. We love Odyssea Watersports where you can rent jet-skis, pontoon boats, kayaks and SEadoo Trixxes. They also own Liquid Limo so one can can do it all! This group will ensure that you have a wonderful time on the water with your groomsmen.
Ocean City is home to many golf courses and golf is aways a good option for Saturday of your bachelor party weekend. If you don’t want to tackle the regulation 18 hole courses or you haven’t saved enough time for a full round, try miniature golf.
Gear up and head to West Ocean City to the OC Paintball course. Run, dodge, and win – Best team heads back to the bar with bragging rights!
10Charter a Fishing Boat
Bringing home some fresh fish that you caught during an all-day or afternoon fishing adventure might just make up for your absence. There are head-boats where you and your groomsmen can buy passage on a boat that is already going out or you can charter the whole boat for your friends and head out to the fishing grounds off-shore. Fish for a few hours or all day, it’s relaxing on the water and you can enjoy some local craft beer that you bring in your own coolers.
11Walk the Boards
There is so much to do on the Boardwalk at any time of day or night. You can stop at one of the many bars or restaurants, you can each French fries at Thrasher’s, you can ride the rides at either Jolly Roger at the Pier or Trimper’s
12Beat Your Groomsmen at the Arcade Games
There are several arcades at the southern end of the Boardwalk where you can challenge your friends to a friendly competition. Skeeball, basketball and other arcade games can be found at Marty’s Playland. Who gets the most tickets wins – you can even give them to a kid on the way out if you want to cash them out yourself. Bumper cars are also a great way to show who is boss. Try Jolly Roger at 30th St.
13Race in Go Karts
You have to have a drivers license to engage in this sport, so leave the kids behind and bring your friends to Pro Track in West Ocean City where you can race at speeds up to 30 mph.
14Head Back to Your Hotel
You will need to refresh before starting the real party on Saturday night, so head back to your hotel before starting the evening refreshed. The Grand is right on the Boardwalk so if you decide you want an oceanfront hotel on the Boardwalk, this one is a good option. You can find your favorite hotel location with OceanCity.com’s Area Guide.
15Get Dinner & Drinks Before Heading Home on Sunday
Some hotels have fabulous bars and restaurants. The Harrison Group has over 10 hotels to and many restaurants to choose from, some with Prohibition Happy Hours, some with fabulous food, all unique and all interesting.
For some of you, a spa morning before you head home to the real world is a great way to wind up the Bachelorette Party Weekend. There are several spas to choose from in Ocean City and they offer everything from massages to stone therapy, facials and more. We know you’ll bring you new spouses back for more fun in Ocean City once you’ve tried even a few of these fabulous activities.
Whatever you choose to do, your Bachelor or Bachelorette Party in Ocean City, Maryland will be a weekend to remember.
I think OCSiren.com is the best bachelorette party option in OC!
They cater their vessel to meet the needs of their clients and it’s an excellent option for bachelorette parties! They are a coast guard certified vessel for 23 passengers plus 2 crew members. The vessel comes with your own private captain and personal bartender! The bar is stocked and the vessel is complete with a clean bathroom! They pick up and drop off at Pier 23 in the west OC commercial harbor. The website is OCSiren.com. One of the owners can be reached at 4432351095.
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