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beyond_the_beach.jpgLooking for ideas for your group tour? Ocean City's "Beyond the Beach" brochure is your complete guide to group tour activities in OC that are sure to please any crowd.

We've also assembled some favorite themes below: "Heritage Touring" for the historically inclined, "Relaxation at the Shore" for those just looking to kick back and "Seaside Adventures" for lovers of nature and the ecology.

But don't just take our word for it. We've also posted some of the most recent itineraries of other groups who are coming to enjoy everything Ocean City, Maryland has to offer. Feel free to browse around, choose one of the sample itineraries, or create your own. Either way, we look forward to seeing your group in OC soon.

 

 

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Additional Ideas from the Ocean City Area!

Cake to Cake

When you tour the Ocean City region you will enjoy excellent accommodations and the sea air! Situated beside the roaring Atlantic Ocean, our 10- mile Boardwalk is just the place for long walks, a few reflective moments beside the ocean or a fun dinner with friends at one of the Boardwalk eateries. Or enjoy dining out on the town, Ocean City offers everything from boardwalk fries and cotton candy to the finest in elegant dining with classically trained chefs.
 
You’ll want to tour Assateague Island to see the world-famous wild ponies, visit the Life Saving Station Museum at the end of the Boardwalk that has the absolute best view of Assateague and the Ocean City Inlet waters.
 
Travel to the historic fishing town of Crisfield where you can board tours to Smith or Tangier Islands in the Chesapeake Bay. On land, experience a lunch where you can enjoy crab cake, see how crabs are steamed, picked and prepared as you await the delectable Chesapeake region delicacy. 
 
Smith Island Cakes have been named Maryland’s official dessert. This multi-layer  confection has become a famous favorite at meals and you can see how they are made and assembled. Talk with Smith Island native bakers and get a glimpse of how life was when the waters teamed with seafood and production and shucking houses were big business!

Famous Route 50 Corridor

You may have seen Tom Brokaw’s series “American Character Along Highway 50”
 
Well, it begins right here in Ocean City!
 
"A description of the route in a 1954 brochure remains surprisingly fitting today: "Above all, Famous Fifty is a pleasure route designed for the enjoyment of America and its varied wealth of history and natural grandeur."

Highway 50, the central most transcontinental route in the United States, is one of the nation's most historic roads. It spans over 3,000 miles, traversing 12 states and Washington D.C., as it stretches from Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic coast to Sacramento, California in the west. Along the way it passes through farmland and suburbs and even the occasional city."
 
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http://www.usanetwork.com/highway50/hw50/route.html

Your tour begins as you travel across the Chesapeake Bay. It affords one of the most scenic views in the country. It’s said that you take a sign of relief when you cross to the Eastern Shore of Maryland- away from metropolitan cities and traffic to the scenic and charming Eastern Shore.

Make your way down the “Shore” on famous Route 50 as you tour historic St. Michaels. Explore the African American experience in Cambridge where Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County and ran the Underground Railroad.  The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is famous for its Atlantic Flyway location and wildlife viewing.

Near Vienna, Maryland, Route 50 crosses the salt-water marshes and this charming town boasts a quaint museum complete with a replica of a pearl button factory.

A few minutes later in Mardela, see the Adkins Museum complex and then travel on to your base of touring the Shore, Ocean City! In all its seaside splendor Ocean City offers hotels, dining, the nearby Assateague ponies and much more.

When you arrive on Route 50 you will see the Atlantic Ocean and you have gone as far east on Route 50 as you possible can!

To learn about Ocean City hospitality properties that offer these tours and packages contact Norma Dobrowolski at the OC Dept of Tourism/CVB. 800-626-2326 or ndobrowolski@ococean.com.