Explore OC ASAP.
Where's the boardwalk? The fishing? The nightlife? This handy interactive map divides OC into six convenient areas. Click on a region, and see what's happening there ASAP! Shopping or sunning; beaches or birding–you'll find whatever you're looking for. So you can start planning the Ocean City vacation that's perfect for you.
West Ocean City mixes water with bargains.
Whether you're looking to reel in a white marlin or some serious bargains, West Ocean City just across the U.S. 50 bridge to OC – is the place for you. The Ocean City fishing fleet is based here, offering plenty of opportunities to go after the big ones, including billfish and bluefish. Or if you're ready to bag a bargain, Ocean City Factory Outlets gives you a choice of 40 national retailers selling at deep discounts. Best of all, West Ocean City is just a mile from all the fun and excitement of Ocean City, so you'll never be short of things to do.
One of the nation's outstanding boardwalks.
It's like a buffet that's three miles long. Or a shopping mall. Or a stage. Or all of them put together. We call it the boardwalk. And the Travel Channel and USA Today both named it one of America's best.
Bike it, stroll it, or ride the tram. However you do it, you'll soon see what all the buzz is about. Foods of every description: wonderful Maryland crab cakes, sizzling French fries, fresh, hot pizza, overstuffed sandwiches, and luscious saltwater taffy.
Duck into an arcade and try your hand at your favorite game. (Or try a new one.) Scream with delight on the rollercoaster, or enjoy a ride on one of America's oldest working carousels.
Ready to shop? The boardwalk is ready for you with beachwear, T-shirts, toys and any number of surprises. And in summertime, the street performers turn all the world into a stage – where you may become a player at any moment.
Need a little respite? Head down to the inlet, and watch the fishing boats head in and out to sea.
In short, the Ocean City boardwalk is three miles of concentrated, family-friendly fun, where ocean breezes are scented with the lovely aroma of French Fries and caramel popcorn, and adventure waits at every turn. You just have to experience it for yourself, ASAP.
Midtown centers on you.
Ready to step out for dinner, dancing and nightlife? It's all just a few steps away. In the mood for a romantic stroll along the ocean? Or a spectacular bayside sunset? Whichever you prefer, it's just a short distance away. Including a wide selection of public parks, and fishing, crabbing and water sports on the bay. If you'd like to be in the middle of the all the action – and the quiet – OC has to offer, Midtown is for you.
A little more laid-back.
In North Ocean City, the pace is just a little bit slower. Condominiums are more common. But you're still within easy reach of restaurants, nightlife and all of OC's other attractions. The town's largest park, Northside Park, is in this area, offering a wide selection of fields and gyms available for rent, plus a paved jogging/walking path. You can also enjoy crabbing and fishing there. North Ocean City is home to first-run movie theaters and the Gold Coast Mall, which offers enclosed shopping all year round. So if you're looking for a quieter getaway that's still close to the action, look into North Ocean City.
Bayside. It's a different side of OC.
Bayside combines calm, sheltered bay waters with the fine food and nightlife Ocean City is famous for. Boats of all kinds – canoes, kayaks and personal watercraft – cruise the tranquil bay. There's plenty of fishing, too: flounder, trout and sea bass abound. But when you're ready to step out, Bayside is ready for you, with restaurants and nightlife for just about every taste. It's the western side of the island, yet it's both sides of OC.
Oceanside. Close to the ocean, and much, much more.
Park your car – you probably won't need it. Oceanside is the area east of Baltimore Avenue and Coastal Highway, where you're usually 2 blocks or less from one of America's cleanest, most attractive beaches. Better still, you'll never pay a beach fee. Choose from a wide variety of hotels, summer rentals, motels or condos. There's something for every taste and budget. And for a special, unforgettable treat, get up early one morning and take in the beautiful ocean sunrise. Oceanside is truly a beach lover's paradise.