Surf, Sand & Sun – Ocean City
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.
Indulge 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.
Families have been vacationing in our resort town for generations. We welcome you to start your tradition. Hospitality is our heritage!
Want to Save Some Money on Your Next Trip to Ocean City?
Major holidays and weekends are the busiest and most expensive times of year to visit Ocean City. Many hotels charge increased rates from Memorial Day through Labor Day. If possible, plan your family beach getaway for a weekday or in September when schools are back in session and rates are lower.
The closer you are to the water, the more expensive your hotel or lodging it’s going to be, bring a stroller and enjoy a little more walking.
There are a lot of free activities both on the beach during the day and in the evening – no need to spend a bundle on entertainment.
Save money dining out – there are a range of cheaper restaurants like burger places, or families can go out for pizza, pack a lunch or have a picnic on the beach!
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.
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