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Ocean City

Known for Beaches, Dining and Walking

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

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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.

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Things to do in Ocean City

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

Swim in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, relax on soft white sands or stroll by the arcades and shops on the exciting boardwalk at this family-friendly city beach.

The old classics get a new spin at this waterfront fun park, which has an exciting collection of wild rides, high-octane roller coasters and traditional amusements.

Victorian-era grandeur meets modern-day action in Berlin’s preserved town center. Check out boutique shops, local art galleries and a dynamic dining precinct.

Fascinating local coast guard history and an extensive collection of nautical artifacts await at this museum on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

If you love sport fishing, look no farther than this central Ocean City marina. Pack your tackle, bait and angling gear and set off on a fishing adventure.

Tickets & Tours

Discover why Delaware's sunset is best seen from the water during a guided stand-up paddleboard lesson and tour at dusk. Welcome evening with the exquisite sights of Rehoboth Bay all around you, and pick up tips and tricks for how to improve your stand-up paddleboard technique.

Tickets & Tours

Located Behind the Bay Resort Motel in Dewey Beach 135 Dagsworthy Street, Dewey Beach Feel the gentle sea breezes wafting in from the Atlantic during a guided stand-up paddleboard excursion in Rehoboth Bay.

Tickets & Tours

Learn the basics of kayaking with an ACA Certified Kayak Instructor while enjoying a 60 minute guided kayak excursion on the Rehoboth Bay. Paddle along the shallow waterways while birds soar above. Look for Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron and Bald Eagles that frequent the area.

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How to Spend a Weekend in Ocean City

Whether you want to run with wild horses, chow down on crab, or stroll the boardwalk, Ocean City promises an unforgettable weekend.

How to Spend a Weekend in Ocean City

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