Ocean City, Maryland

Vacation Guide to Ocean City, MD

Ten Great Photo Ops in Downtown Ocean City

Ten great photo ops in downtown Ocean City As you start to plan your summer vacation or visit anytime of the year to Ocean City,...

No, the Ocean City Boardwalk Does Not Close

We get lots of people asking whether the Boardwalk closes. The answer is no, not ever. The Ocean City Boardwalk is essentially just like...

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Fun in Ocean City, Year Round!

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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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The winning photo will be immortalized on our 'Best of Ocean City®' plaque. Visit www.oceancity.com/ocean-city-needs-you-choose-the-winning-photos/ to see the finalists and cast your vote! Voting ends April 16th. ... See MoreSee Less

The winning photo will be immortalized on our Best of Ocean City® plaque.  Visit https://www.oceancity.com/ocean-city-needs-you-choose-the-winning-photos/ to see the finalists and cast your vote! Voting ends April 16th.

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Picture on the bay side this morning. Just south of the Route 50 bridge near the Angler Restaurant and Bar. ... See MoreSee Less

Picture on the bay side this morning. Just south of the Route 50 bridge near the Angler Restaurant and Bar.

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Awesome picture ! Love seeing all the boats at the docks !


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Crabbing in Ocean City, MD

April 10, 2024 11:47 am

Here's a quick video on crabbing in Ocean City. Identify a female or male crab, find the best places to crab, and learn the rules and regulations. ...

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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.


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 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


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Hilton Oceanfront Suites

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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.

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