10 Can't-Miss Things to Do in Ocean City
Take a ride back to your childhood on the historic Trimper’s carousel, while away a perfect sunny day on the white, sandy beach, or enjoy a perfect meal with that special someone in one of OC’s sublime eateries. There’s something for everyone in Maryland’s Atlantic jewel, Ocean City.
1 Take in the Sunrise on the Beach
A cool breeze holding off the summer heat; the morning calls of the gulls mingling with the roar of the surf; dolphins riding the waves, and that first orange blaze on the horizon—each day gets only one sunrise, and there’s no better place to see it than from the beach in Ocean City.
2 Meander the World-Famous Ocean City Boardwalk
Since 1902, Ocean City’s three-mile Boardwalk has been a top seafront destination where millions have made lasting memories of summer, sun and family fun. Rent a bike to cruise the boards all morning then stay all day and explore. Grab a cup of legendary Thrasher’s Fries (with extra vinegar!), wander the corridors of Ocean Gallery, and don’t forget to beat your best Skee-Ball score at one of the arcades.
3 Ride the Carousel at Trimpers
Once powered by a steam-engine, the brilliantly painted carousel at Trimper’s Rides and Amusements has been delighting families for over 100 years. Lions, giraffes, ostriches and even seahorses are just a few of the 45 magical creatures in the hand-carved menagerie of this old-world wonder.
4 Enjoy a Fishing Adventure
Drop a line off the Ocean City Pier or the Route 50 Bridge, surf fish from the shore, take the family on a head boat trip or board a charter and head for the canyons, which are home to tuna, mahi-mahi or huge billfish. Plus, you can catch a really big one here—Ocean City is the White Marlin Capital of the World.