Ocean City, MD

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A resort town with a sweeping shoreline and plenty of activities for families, this is one of Maryland’s foremost summer destinations. 

Ocean City, Maryland, is one of the most popular resort towns in the area. It has a busy boardwalk, an eight mile (13 kilometer) long beach and a wide range of family activities, including amusement parks and an ice-skating rink.

Wander along the three-mile (4.8-kilometer) boardwalk and take in the view. Visit one of the amusement parks for a roller coaster ride, water slides and a range of games and shops. 

Car lovers will want to explore Wheels of Yesterday, a classic car museum that is home to vintage cars such as a shiny gold 1960 Studebaker Hawk. For a different kind of museum experience, head over to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and be wowed by all kinds of unusual exhibits. Not far from this “odditorium,” you can take a dizzying look through Ripley’s Mirror Maze. At Carousel Resort, there’s an ice-skating rink open to the public year-round.

Once you’ve finished with all the activities on the boardwalk, head to the beach, which is well maintained and patrolled by lifeguards. Beach tags are required during summer for children aged 12 and over and can be purchased from beach-tag inspectors.

Stroll along the beach and watch the waves roll in. If you get hungry or want to pick up a souvenir, duck into one of the many shops and restaurants along the way. 
For something a little more adventurous, organize surfing lessons or go scuba diving. Fishing enthusiasts can jump aboard a charter boat and try their luck. Ocean City is known for its excellent marlin, tuna and wahoo fishing. 

Learn about some of the local history at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, located at the south end of the boardwalk. This museum has exhibits on storms, sea life and life-saving, and displays old-style equipment used to rescue people from shipwrecks.

Ocean City has much to offer, from clean beaches to lots of arcade fun.

Where to stay in Ocean City

Fenwick Inn
Fenwick Inn
2 out of 5
13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, 21842
The price is ¥20,146 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Ocean City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,319 reviews)
"No breakfast on site or any dining for that matter! No nightlife either!"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Fenwick Inn
Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort
Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort
3 out of 5
Oceanfront on 91st Street, Ocean City, MD, 21842
The price is ¥35,168 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Ocean City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,347 reviews)
"They need to clean up the rooms during occupied"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort
Grand Hotel Ocean City Oceanfront
Grand Hotel Ocean City Oceanfront
3 out of 5
2100 N Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD, 21842
The price is ¥40,623 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Ocean City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,767 reviews)
"I have been running from Washington DC to Ocean City for the past 20 years and driven pass it hundreds of times but never thought to stay here. The rooms are spacious, right on the boardwalk and food options right there on site. So convenient! They didn't have king beds and no full refrigerator. ..."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Grand Hotel Ocean City Oceanfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Coconut Malorie Resort Ocean City a Ramada by Wyndham
Coconut Malorie Resort Ocean City a Ramada by Wyndham
3 out of 5
200 59th Street on the Bay, Ocean City, MD, 21842
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Ocean City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,335 reviews)

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2022

Coconut Malorie Resort Ocean City a Ramada by Wyndham
Club Ocean Villas II by VRI Americas
Club Ocean Villas II by VRI Americas
3.5 out of 5
105 120th St, Ocean City, MD, 21842
Stay at this 3.5-star condo in Ocean City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Ocean City Boardwalk and Maryland Beach are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (29 reviews)
"Clean quiet community"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2022

Club Ocean Villas II by VRI Americas
Monte Carlo Suites
Monte Carlo Suites
3 out of 5
1107 N. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD, 21842
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly condo in Ocean City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in our reviews. ...
3.4/5 (25 reviews)
Would stay again
"Front desk staff was overwhelmed during our check in.. Phone was ringing off the hook and she was the only one there. Booked a suite so our party had more than 1 vehicle. They would only authorized one parking pass but ensured that if we wrote down the license plate number of the car without the ..."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Monte Carlo Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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