Things to do in the Fall

Off-season activities and businesses open year-round in Ocean City, MD

The 10 Best Things to Do in Ocean City in the Fall

  1. The Beach – Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the beach – it’s less crowded and still warm enough to swim.
  2. The Boardwalk – Walk it with your favorite furry friend!  (pets are allowed after Labor Day)
  3. Assateague Island National Seashore – Beach walkers paradise!  Find the wild ponies.
  4. Amusements -If the weather is good, many amusements stay open into October.  Check the individual sites for more information.
  5. On the Water – Fishing is a great option in the Fall.  Many of the other Watersports will have closed by Labor Day.
  6. View a Rocket Launch from Wallops Island
  7. Golf – View our list of golf courses in the Ocean City area.
  8. Dining – Check out the Best of Ocean City winners.
  9. Craft Brewery Tours – explore the thriving craft beer scene in Ocean City.
  10. Festivals & EventsOctoberfest, Sunfest, and more.

Too doggone cute: 15 photos from the Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade

There's a ton of fun events lined up each year for October and the new Sunfest weekend, but one parade down the boardwalk is an especially howlin' good time...


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

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


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


Search all events taking place in Ocean City throughout the year

Free Things to Do

How to stay busy and entertained for free in OC.

Arts and Culture

Music and theater from the Performing Arts Center, art exhibitions at the Art League of Ocean City, or live shows, there is art and culture in Ocean City!

"Things to Do" in Ocean City Open All Year

Ocean City is no longer a seasonal resort. Play all year at the following locations...
Featured Things to Do Open All Year

Tracks and Yaks

The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center

Chesapeake Ghosts Tours – Ocean City Ghost Walks

Game Room at the Carousel Hotel

Escape Room Downtown

Flagship Cinemas

Escape Room Midtown

Odyssea Jet & Prop Shop

Restaurants & Bars Open All Year

Ocean City is no longer a seasonal resort. Dine all year at the following locations...

Captain’s Table

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner


2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

28th Street Pit & Pub

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Blue Fish Restaurant and Sushi Bar

32 Palm

Atrium Cafe & Bar

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Spain Wine Bar

2023 Best of Ocean City Winner

Billy’s Sub Shop

Hotels & Lodging Open All Year

Find a place to stay for our favorite time of the year!

Top Choice! 360°

Grand Hotel Oceanfront

Top Choice!

Ashore Resort & Beach Club

Boardwalk 360°

Park Place Hotel


Hyatt Place Ocean City / Oceanfront

Top Choice!

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocean City

Best Value

Home2 Suites by Hilton Ocean City Bayside


Hilton Garden Inn Ocean City Oceanfront


Cambria Hotel Ocean City Bayfront