This 10-mile stretch of sand and surf is your classic American East Coast beach town.

For more than 120 years, Ocean City, Maryland, has been a favorite East Coast beach destination, with all the summery icons in their places: a lively boardwalk, two Ferris wheels and concessions selling classic beach-town treats, including fish and chips, fudge and ice cream — oh, and doughnuts from a local institution, the Fractured Prune.

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Explore Ocean City

  • North Ocean City
  • Town Center

North Ocean City

Overview

The area north of 33rd Street is a bit quieter than Ocean City proper. Colorful midcentury modern condominium buildings line the beach, with nothing but sunbathers and kite fliers for miles.

Known For

Dining, Beaches

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Town Center

Overview

For travelers looking for action, Town Center is the place to be. The area south of 33rd Street is home to most of the restaurants, shops and attractions. And at its center, the Ocean City Giant Wheel offers unobstructed views over the water.

Known For

Dining, Amusement Parks, Nightlife

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Nearby Hotels and Resorts

Stay in The Center of it All

Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.

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Take Three Days to Explore Ocean City, Maryland

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Explore the Boardwalk

From sunup to well after sundown, the boardwalk is always hopping — and that’s just where you want to be. Spend your day bouncing from the beach to the shops and from the fast-food joints to the arcades, soaking in all that this summer hot spot has to offer.

busy shoreline at night

Give the Amusement Parks a Whirl

An Ocean City beach vacation isn’t all about lounging in the sun. Hit the amusement parks that make this seaside town unlike any other East Coast destination. Start with a terrifying ride on the roller coaster at Trimper’s Rides before making your way to Jolly Roger Amusement Park for breathtaking views from atop its Ferris wheel.

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Hit the Links

Hit the links at one of the 17 renowned golf courses around town. Then make your way farther uptown for a more peaceful day on either Ocean City Beach or Maryland Beach. Finish up with an all-you-can-eat seafood dinner at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar.

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