What To Do In Ocean City, Maryland

Millions travel to Ocean City, Maryland each year, with many looking for an escape from the big city life, while others are just trying to get some rest and relaxation. Whatever the case may be, the East Coast resort destination has something to offer everyone. While Ocean City has been modernized to fit today’s lifestyles, there are several destinations that still preserve old world charm.

 

Ocean City Boardwalk


History

Ocean City, Maryland began as an isolated fishing village. The property, where the town sits once belonged to Thomas Fenwick. However, a businessman named Isaac Coffin was responsible for attracting visitors from the eastern seaboard to the area, even though it was nothing more than sandy beaches. The visitors enjoyed their vacation, gathering seashells, basking in the sun and taking an occasional dip in the ocean. The first beachfront inn was added in 1869, with 250 available beachfront lots more storefronts, attractions, restaurants and hotels would soon fill them.

 

Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City is a happening place, with weekly events planned year around. Many of the more reserved visitors will skip all the attractions and head straight to the luxurious beaches. For the adventurous members of the group, there is the three-mile boardwalk, which features restaurants, hotels, bike sharing expeditions and amusement parks. The Ocean City Boardwalk was founded in 1902, by a group of hoteliers, whose logic was tourists would appreciate a resort destination along the ocean, where attractions, businesses and hotels were within walking distance of each other.

  • Jolly Roger Amusements
  • Dandy Don’s Bike Rentals
  • Trimpers Amusements
  • Arcades
  • Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum


Seasonal Celebrations

During the summer, Ocean City hosts a variety of free events, all of which take place on the beach. From concerts to movies to beach Olympics, there will always be an event for everyone to partake in for absolutely free. The Winterfest of Lights (Northside Park) and July 4th celebrations just happen to be the most popular events, drawing thousands of locals, newcomers and tourists. Other events include:

  • Berlin’s New Years Eve Celebration
  • New Years Even Fireworks
  • Ocean City Air Show
  • Sunfest
  • Bike Week
  • Endless Summer Cruisin’
  • White Marlin Open
  • Springfest
  • Senior Week


Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum

Everyone enjoys museum tours, but nothing is quite like the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum. It is an iconic Museum located on Atlantic Avenue, with lots of life-size displays, kid’s corner, videos of major hurricanes, historical artifacts, an extensive sand collection, vintage life saving equipment and the occasional scavenger hunt.

Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum
813 S Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, Maryland 21942
(410) 289-4991

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