What to do in Ocean City, MD

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Ocean City Beach featuring a beach and waves as well as a small group of people

Ocean City Attractions

There are opportunities for fun around every corner in Ocean City. From adventurous excursions to popular tourist attractions, this unique small city has got the lot. Ready to begin planning your travel itinerary?

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Ocean City must see attractions

1. Ocean City Boardwalk

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.
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Ocean City Boardwalk featuring rides

2. Ocean City Beach

Ocean City Beach is a long stretch of coast on the Ocean City barrier spit, where you can make the most of the gorgeous Atlantic coastline. Choose one or more ways to enjoy this lifeguard-patrolled, family-friendly beach in the heart of Ocean City. Swim, sunbathe, check out local events and explore the boardwalk. Surf the breaks that roll in from the ocean, ride a horse, surf fish and kayak.
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Ocean City Beach which includes rides and a sandy beach as well as a small group of people

3. Jolly Roger Amusement Park

Gear up for a day of outdoor fun and excitement when you plan to visit Jolly Roger Amusement Park. The sprawling site is a collection of four pay-as-you-go theme parks in one. Enjoy roller coasters, watch circus shows, play adventure golf and splash into pools after speeding down waterslides.
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Jolly Roger Amusement Park

4. Maryland Beach

When the sun shines bright on Ocean City, visit Maryland Beach and bask in the family-friendly vibe. This northern tip of the resort’s shoreline boasts deep-blue Atlantic waters and fine golden sands. Plan to spend a day at Maryland Beach playing sports, enjoying the views and taking leisurely walks.
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Maryland Beach

5. Roland E. Powell Convention Center

Ocean City’s Roland E. Powell Convention Center is the thrilling hub for a fantastic range of entertainment options. Book tickets to a live music concert and check the schedule for dance performances and family-friendly shows. The venue is surrounded by Ocean City’s renowned bayside and seaside attractions.
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Roland E. Powell Convention Center

6. Inlet Park

Inlet Park offers opportunities for easygoing recreation at the southernmost point of the Ocean City peninsula. From ocean views to public art and shopping, there’s plenty to do here on a non-beach day. Schedule time to discover Inlet Park when visiting the many attractions of Downtown Ocean City.
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Inlet Park

7. Northside Park

Popular Northside Park stretches across lush grassy areas and sports fields, with everything you need for fun days in the outdoors. Pack a picnic and choose an idyllic spot for a leisurely lunch or work off some energy playing your favorite sports. Check the schedule for family-friendly concerts during summer, including live music shows.
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Northside Park which includes a bridge and a river or creek

8. Trimper's Rides

Visit Trimper Rides for carnival fun near the Ocean City Boardwalk. Choose your favorite rides to suit all ages. Highlights include an antique carousel and a roller coaster. Enjoy carnival-style food such as hot dogs and cotton candy between rides. Best of all, the exciting attractions are just steps from the beautiful beach.
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Trimper\'s Rides

9. Jolly Roger at the Pier

Experience fun-filled thrills while you view the coastal scenery at Jolly Roger at the Pier. This pier-based fun park features a wide array of carnival-style games and exciting amusement rides, all with a view across Ocean City’s beautiful Atlantic coast. Perfect for the young and the young at heart, Jolly Roger at the Pier has plenty in store for a fun day out.
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Jolly Roger at the Pier

What to do in Ocean City

Free Things to Do in Ocean City

Sightseeing on a shoestring budget in Ocean City? Spend time instead of cash on awesome experiences.

Northside Park - Make this place among your first stops if you're chasing fun during your time away.

Roland E. Powell Convention Center - Strike up a conversation with a few locals and find out why many tourists call in at this place.

Ocean City Beach - Read a great book or listen to some music while you're soaking up those rays.

Sunset Park - Prepare a picnic and enjoy a relaxing stroll around the gorgeous plant life.

Things to Do in Ocean City with Kids

You'll find plenty of fun activities to do with your kids in and around Ocean City. Keep everyone entertained with our family friendly experiences.


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What can you do in Ocean City for free?
Your time away in Ocean City needn’t blow the budget with free attractions like these to explore:

  • Ocean City Boardwalk
  • Ocean City Beach
  • Maryland Beach
  • Casino at Ocean Downs

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