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8 OCMD Date Ideas for All Seasons

Love is in the air all year round at Ocean City, MD. Plan the perfect romantic beach getaway with these eight date ideas for any season:

1. Instagram-Worthy Park Picnic.

Northside Park is Ocean City’s biggest hidden secret, literally. This massive 58-acre park boasts full-size fields, a Wetlands Walkway, deluxe playgrounds, and – just happens to be your new favorite picnic spot. Grab a blanket, a frisbee, and your go-to carryout order, then head down to 125th street to watch the sun set over the marshy bay.

2. Boat-Watching at the Inlet.

Take your date for a beachy twist on a drive-in movie: Boat-watching at the Inlet in Downtown OC. Build a special playlist with their top jams, park your car facing the water, and watch the boats traveling in and out of shore across the coastline. If it’s warm enough, pop the trunk and snuggle up in your hatch!

Like any good drive-in movie, don’t forget the snacks. Stock up on Dolle’s and Candy Kitchen!

3. Bike the Boards.


Take in the Boardwalk views from two wheels! Throw on some sneakers and rent a pair of bikes from Bike World, just a few steps from the boards. Spend the afternoon exploring Downtown, taking pit stops at your favorite Inlet shops for a souvenir.

Lucky for you, our extended off-season hours allow you to bike the boards all day long!

4. Balcony Date Night.

Book the most EXCLUSIVE reservation in town: a table for two on your own waterfront balcony. Wine and dine your date from the comfort of your room, ordering takeout and to-go drinks from your favorite local spot! Get dolled up, grab some fresh flowers for the table, and enjoy a candlelight dinner overlooking the shore.

Plan your dream balcony date night by choosing the perfect rental. Check out our Deals Page for hotel and condo specials!

5. Give Pottery a Spin.

Artistic or not, you and your date will have a blast giving pottery class a spin! Book a class together at The Art League on 94th street, where they host pottery and painting classes for ALL levels of experience. Whether you end up with a gallery-ready piece or a charming pile of clay, the two of you will always be able to look back and remember the day!

6. Beach Bonfire at Assateague.


Just a few miles from the Ocean City line sits one of the most unique date spots on the coast – Assateague Island, home to more than 300 wild ponies. Surprise your date with a cozy beach bonfire, complete with an unmatched sunset view and their favorite OCMD meal!

If you’re looking to stay local for date night, head over to our Ocean City Bonfire Page for rules and directions on snagging an Ocean City bonfire permit.

7. Let Love Brew.

Craft a day to remember by grabbing a beach brew from one of our local small-batch breweries! Head over to Backshore Brewing Co., sitting right on the boards at 10th street. The two of you can go halfsies on a beer flight, sampling a mix of craft IPAs, stouts and lagers! Rank your favorites, then bring home a growler filled with your top hop from the day.

Visiting this FeBREWary? Register for our Love on Tap local craft beer event, taking place Feb. 26-28. Cheers!

8. Sunrise & Shell Picking.

At the beach, the early bird gets the seashells. Set your alarm for a sunrise wake up call, grab a cup of coffee and donuts from the Fractured Prune, and then head down to the beach to collect shells! The morning shore and untouched sand make for the perfect romantic scene. Display your treasures forever in a glass jar as a reminder of your trip!

Want to maximize your beach morning? Pick up a kite from The Kite Loft and see who’s a better pilot.

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