Things to Do in Ocean City, MD

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Everybody needs to play nmiiature golf while in Ocean City, MD


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Lots of Things to Do in Ocean City, MD!

When you’re ready for something other than the beach, has it all covered with event listings, amusements information, exciting tours & charter information, watersports and jet-ski rentals, boat rentals, fishing information, and more.   (Keep an eye on our deals section for limited quantity discounts to popular Ocean City businesses.)

Most Popular Headline Events

  • Springfest – 5/2-5/5
  • White Marlin Open Fishing Tournament – 8/5-8/9
  • Air Show – 8/24-8/25
  • Bike Week 9/11-9/15
  • Oceans Calling Music Festival – 9/27 – 9/29
  • Sunfest – 10/24-10/27
  • Winterfest – 11/21 – 12/31

Craft Beer

Ocean City is becoming known as the best place for your next beercation, particularly in the Spring, Fall and Winter when you can arrange your visit around one of the Shore Craft Beer Fests which feature local craft breweries.

The Arts

There is an active Art League of Ocean City which is working to bring more local public art to the area. 

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Trimper Rides

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

Best of OC 2023

Odyssea Watersports

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Enjoy almost 3 miles of Boardwalk filled with hotels, restaurants and fun!


Explore Ocean City's 10 miles of beaches and find your perfect spot.

Assateague Island

37 mile long gem in the national and state park systems with miles of beaches, bike paths, acres of undeveloped natural habitats, and ponies


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What is ONLY in Ocean City, MD?

While Ocean City, Maryland hosts weekly events, annual conventions and festivals, is home to nearly 20 exquisite golf courses, endless shopping, amusement parks, mini golf. and the best watersports and fishing on the eastern seaboard, our town also has locations and characteristics unique to our little slice of heaven.

The 3 Mile Ocean City Boardwalk

Exploring the 3-mile boardwalk is a must, where you’ll find food, shops, games and amusements, and lots to see.  Check out our 360° Virtual Tour of the Ocean City Boardwalk. hosts the Best of Ocean City® awards and we have the Best of the Boardwalk winners here.

The Beach

Ocean City has miles of wide, white, sandy beaches that are free to the public.  From the Ocean City inlet at the southernmost end of the town across from Assateague Island, to the Delaware border, you can find unique locations all along the Ocean City beach.  Check out our Beach Guide for more information

Assateague Island

Assateague Island is home to both Chicoteague and Assateague.  This island is home to the world-famous wild ponies.  Please stay away, as they can kick and bite.  You will enjoy watching them roam the marshes and beaches of Assateague as they have done for generations.  Check out our Assateague Guide for entrance fees and camping information.

Amusements, Rides & Games, Arcades

Trimper Rides has an original 50′ carousel built by the Herschell-Spillman Company in upstate New York in 1912.  A similar carousel was also ordered for Coney Island, but that one burned long ago.  If you want to step back in time, then take a ride on this historic carousel – with or without a child to accompany you.   Jolly Roger also has some antique rides if you are looking for history.  Both parks have been in Ocean City for years, Trimpers since the late 1890s!   You will find the Haunted House on the Boardwalk was also built by a Trimper, this time Granville Trimper in 1964 has pulled generations of Ocean City goers through it’s dark passageways by train car.


If you’re bringing the whole family to Ocean City, be sure to check out all the free activities and kids activities, headlined by the free events hosted by the town each week in season. This includes movies and concerts on the beach, light shows along the Boardwalk, Family Beach Olympics, fireworks, and Sundaes in the Park. There are headline events that return year after year like the Ocean City Air Show, Bike Week, Sunfest, Springfest and Winterfest.  There are also Shore Craft Beer festivals, weekly concerts during the summer and larger concerts and performances at the Convention Center.  View Upcoming Events

Watersports & Boating

The waters of Ocean City offer some of the most popular activities. Rent a pontoon boat or jet-ski, try parasailing, take a boat tour on the OC Bay Hopper or sail on the Alyosha.  Ocean City also offers excellent kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing. Offshore is a rich sportfish fishing ground.  

The Best Things to Do for Kids

Rides and games at Trimpers, Visit one of the Arcades, Check out the Jolly Roger rides and amusements at the pier, and also the Jolly Roger waterpark.  What trip would be complete without mini-golf.  View our mini golf course listings, or read our Ocean City mini-golf guide. Check out our “Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in Ocean City” post from the blog.

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