Ocean City Boardwalk

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Ocean City Boardwalk featuring rides

Discover a diverse collection of specialty stores, arcades, amusements, restaurants and bars on this classic wooden boardwalk on Ocean City’s waterfront.

Whether you’re beginning your day with a scenic bike ride or ending it with a whirl on the pretty Ferris wheel, the Ocean City Boardwalk is the perfect place to experience the city’s magnificent waterfront. Stretching for 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) across Ocean City’s Atlantic foreshore, the Ocean City Boardwalk offers old-fashioned amusements and delights alongside modern restaurants and bars.

A great way to enjoy the waterfront without the crowds is to rent a bicycle and take a ride along the boardwalk in the morning. If you prefer a slower start to the day, take in views of the white-sand beaches over a hot coffee and begin your stroll along the scenic promenade. You can also sit back and enjoy the view from the convenient tram that runs along the length of the boardwalk.

Peruse the Ocean City Boardwalk shops. Pick up souvenir T-shirts and jewelry or treat yourself to a new hairstyle. Stop by the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum to learn the stories of the city’s coast guard. Buy a snack from one of the boardwalk vendors. Caramel popcorn, cotton candy, Maryland-style French fries and crab cakes are just some of the traditional favorites on offer at the boardwalk diners.

Try your luck on the arcade games in the boardwalk’s game booths and enjoy the boardwalk’s fun-filled amusements, such as the roller coaster or the Ferris wheel. Take a ride and watch the city light up as twilight falls.

Experience Ocean City’s local food and drink scene at one of the restaurants that line the boardwalk. The city’s first brewery is located here, as well as several atmospheric bars. Attend free music concerts, cinema screenings and family activities most nights of the week during summer at Ocean City Beach.

Ocean City Boardwalk is located on Ocean City’s stunning downtown waterfront. The boardwalk is free to visit, but some attractions and events may have admission costs. The boardwalk is open year-round. Enjoy gorgeous waterfront views from your hotel, motel or condominium on the boardwalk or stay nearby in downtown Ocean City.

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Top Hotels Close to Ocean City Boardwalk

Comfort Inn Boardwalk
Comfort Inn Boardwalk
2.5 out of 5
507 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD
The price is $50 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Ocean City, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Ocean City Boardwalk and Ocean City Beach. Ocean Bowl Skate Park and Jolly ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (929 reviews)
"Enjoyed everything"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Comfort Inn Boardwalk
Hyatt Place Ocean City / Oceanfront
Hyatt Place Ocean City / Oceanfront
3 out of 5
1 16th Street, Ocean City, MD
The price is $84 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Offering direct access to the beach, this Ocean City hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Ocean City Boardwalk and Jolly Roger at the Pier. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (927 reviews)
"Enjoyed our stay. Staff very friendly and accommodating with anything we needed and done in a timely manner. Room was clean and beds are very comfortable. Breakfast was very nice. Good variety to choose from. Would add a pancake or waffle machine."

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Hyatt Place Ocean City / Oceanfront
Monte Carlo Boardwalk / Oceanfront Ocean City
Monte Carlo Boardwalk / Oceanfront Ocean City
3 out of 5
1101 Atlantic Ave, 11th St. and Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD
The price is $76 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Ocean City, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Ocean City Boardwalk and Ocean City Beach. Isle of Wight Bay and Midway Shopping ...
3.9/5 Good! (725 reviews)
"NICE!!!"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Monte Carlo Boardwalk / Oceanfront Ocean City
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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Comfort Inn Boardwalk
Comfort Inn Boardwalk
2.5 out of 5
507 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD
The price is $50 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Comfort Inn Boardwalk
Hyatt Place Ocean City / Oceanfront
Hyatt Place Ocean City / Oceanfront
3 out of 5
1 16th Street, Ocean City, MD
The price is $84 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Hyatt Place Ocean City / Oceanfront
Monte Carlo Boardwalk / Oceanfront Ocean City
Monte Carlo Boardwalk / Oceanfront Ocean City
3 out of 5
1101 Atlantic Ave, 11th St. and Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD
The price is $76 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Monte Carlo Boardwalk / Oceanfront Ocean City
Holiday Inn & Suites Ocean City, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn & Suites Ocean City, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
1701 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD
The price is $93 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Holiday Inn & Suites Ocean City, an IHG Hotel
Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites
Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites
4 out of 5
3200 N Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD
The price is $103 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites
Hotel Monte Carlo Ocean City
Hotel Monte Carlo Ocean City
3 out of 5
216 N Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD
The price is $84 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 5
Hotel Monte Carlo Ocean City
Grand Hotel Ocean City Oceanfront
Grand Hotel Ocean City Oceanfront
3 out of 5
2100 N Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD
The price is $56 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Grand Hotel Ocean City Oceanfront
Dunes Manor Hotel and Dunes Suites
Dunes Manor Hotel and Dunes Suites
3 out of 5
2800 Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD
The price is $80 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Dunes Manor Hotel and Dunes Suites
Cambria Hotel Ocean City - Bayfront
Cambria Hotel Ocean City - Bayfront
3 out of 5
13 SAINT LOUIS AVE, Ocean City, MD
The price is $93 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Cambria Hotel Ocean City - Bayfront
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.