Surf, Sand & Sun – Ocean City

Ocean City, Maryland

Dear Family – Welcome to Ocean City, Maryland!

Ten miles of picturesque, pristine and free beaches. Enjoy an early-morning ride on our three-mile boardwalk, ranked one of the Best Boardwalks in America by the Travel Channel. And, USA Today ranked Ocean City one of the top 10 great places in the country “to have some fun on a boardwalk.”

Some of the best things in life are free, and in Ocean City, you can find plenty of fun and free things to do on your family vacation in Maryland. During the summer, our town presents free movies, concerts, bonfire story-telling, museum programs and beach games to entertain the entire family. Our newest downtown attraction is Sunset Park featuring free concerts and breathtaking sunsets.

Ocean City BoardwalkIndulge in a little outlet or dine at our famous restaurants, which feature everything from famous Ocean City seafood (yes, which includes steamed crabs) to down-home cooking to haute cuisine. Want to catch your own seafood? Ocean City offers surf fishing, sport fishing, and every year, the White Marlin Open: the world’s biggest billfish tournament.

Best of all, you can get to OC ASAP. We’re just a short drive on major highways from Baltimore, Washington, Wilmington, Philadelphia, New York, central Pennsylvania and Tidewater Virginia. Perfect for a week’s vacation, a romantic weekend (even a seaside wedding, or a guys’ or girls’ getaway, year-round.

Ocean City is the perfect beach resort all year long.

Each season finds festivals and concerts, antique shows and arts and crafts events. The Roland E. Powell Convention Center provides the perfect venue for conventions, shows and concerts. The center also houses Ocean City’s attractive visitors center, a good place to start your visit to this seaside town.

Family friendly activities are the focus. Evening bonfires on the beach on Thursday evenings in summer. Sundaes in the Park family concert series. Free concerts on the beach. All this and much, much more are yours to enjoy in Ocean City, Maryland.

Ocean City Family Vacation

Families have been vacationing in our resort town for generations. We welcome you to start your tradition. Hospitality is our heritage!

Go ahead, plan your trip. You’ll rediscover just how much fun it is to be together. Because from arcades to amusement parks, from refreshing salt-water breezes to fresh salt-water taffy, from beach to boardwalk, OC is all about family. Your family. We hope to see you soon.

Love, xoxo

Ocean City


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