What is ONLY in Ocean City, MD?
While Ocean City, Maryland hosts weekly events, annual conventions and festivals, is home to nearly 20 exquisite golf courses, endless shopping, amusement parks, mini golf. and the best watersports and fishing on the eastern seaboard, our town also has locations and characteristics unique to our little slice of heaven.
The 3 Mile Ocean City Boardwalk
Exploring the 3-mile boardwalk is a must, where you’ll find food, shops, games and amusements, and lots to see. Check out our 360° Virtual Tour of the Ocean City Boardwalk. OceanCity.com hosts the Best of Ocean City® awards and we have the Best of the Boardwalk winners here.
Ocean City has miles of wide, white, sandy beaches that are free to the public. From the Ocean City inlet at the southernmost end of the town across from Assateague Island, to the Delaware border, you can find unique locations all along the Ocean City beach. Check out our Beach Guide for more information
Assateague Island is home to both Chicoteague and Assateague. This island is home to the world-famous wild ponies. Please stay away, as they can kick and bite. You will enjoy watching them roam the marshes and beaches of Assateague as they have done for generations. Check out our Assateague Guide for entrance fees and camping information.
Amusements, Rides & Games, Arcades
Trimper Rides has an original 50′ carousel built by the Herschell-Spillman Company in upstate New York in 1912. A similar carousel was also ordered for Coney Island, but that one burned long ago. If you want to step back in time, then take a ride on this historic carousel – with or without a child to accompany you. Jolly Roger also has some antique rides if you are looking for history. Both parks have been in Ocean City for years, Trimpers since the late 1890s! You will find the Haunted House on the Boardwalk was also built by a Trimper, this time Granville Trimper in 1964 has pulled generations of Ocean City goers through it’s dark passageways by train car.
If you’re bringing the whole family to Ocean City, be sure to check out all the free activities and kids activities, headlined by the free events hosted by the town each week in season. This includes movies and concerts on the beach, light shows along the Boardwalk, Family Beach Olympics, fireworks, and Sundaes in the Park.
There are headline events that return year after year like the Ocean City Air Show, Bike Week, Sunfest, Springfest and Winterfest. There are also Shore Craft Beer festivals, weekly concerts during the summer and larger concerts and performances at the Convention Center. View Upcoming Events
Watersports & Boating
The waters of Ocean City offer some of the most popular activities. Rent a pontoon boat or jet-ski, try parasailing, take a boat tour on the OC Bay Hopper or sail on the Alyosha. Ocean City also offers excellent kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing. Offshore is a rich sportfish fishing ground. Try the 2021 Best of Ocean City Winner, Tortuga Bay Fishing
The Best Things to Do for Kids
Rides and games at Trimpers, Visit one of the Arcades, Check out the Jolly Roger rides and amusements at the pier, and also the Jolly Roger waterpark. What trip would be complete without mini-golf. View our mini golf course listings, or read our Ocean City mini-golf guide.
Check out our “Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in Ocean City” post from the blog.