Fun in OC

High School grads come to Ocean City for some fun in the sun! Do you like to dance or play volleyball or basketball? Do you like to bowl or surf the water slide? Would you like to learn how to windsurf or kayak? How about playing laser tag or paintball? Ocean City, MD has just the thing for you!

Ocean City’s amusements and arcades are fun for children of all ages. Compete with your kids on their favorite arcade games. Catch a spectacular view from the top of our Ferris wheel. Scream with delight on our roller coaster, or race go-karts. Maybe even skydive! Or savor the slower pace of our magnificent 1902 carousel.

From paintball to water parks, from laser tag to miniature golf – even speedboats and pirate ships – you’ll find something fun around every corner in OC ASAP.

TRIMPER’S CAROUSEL  One of the boardwalk’s oldest attractions is the carousel at Trimper’s Amusements. Dating from 1902 and installed in 1912, it’s the country’s oldest continuously operating carousel, featuring two tiers of elaborately carved and painted animals. It’s just one of more than 100 rides, games and amusements you’ll find at Trimper’s.

One of the best boardwalks in America.

The Travel Channel calls our classic wooden boardwalk one of America’s best. USA Today named it one of the nation’s “Top 10 Great Boardwalks.” In short, it’s three miles of highly concentrated fun – and one more reason to get to OC ASAP.

Start your day on the Ocean City boardwalk with a morning bike ride. You can bring your own, or rent from one of our many bike shops. Or if you’d rather just sit back and ride, the boardwalk tram can whisk you anywhere in minutes, while you enjoy a beautiful ocean view.

Day or night, there’s always something happening – and quite often, it’s free. Take in an impromptu show by one of our street performers, or watch exotic kites soar skyward on the refreshing ocean breeze.

Amusements and arcades are fun for children of all ages. Catch a spectacular view from the top of our Ferris wheel. Scream with delight on our roller coaster, or savor the slower pace of our magnificent 1902 carousel.

Hungry? You won’t be for long. Choose from famous Maryland crab cakes or delightful Delmarva fried chicken. Tear into a delicious cheeseburger, or savor a smoky pit barbecue. Fresh-baked pizza, or our famous French fries – with Ocean City dining, the menu is almost endless.

And that’s before you get to dessert. There’s luscious saltwater taffy, sweet caramel popcorn, thick creamy fudge, rich ice cream, fresh, hot funnel cakes, cotton candy and chocolate-covered strawberries.

After a boardwalk meal, you’ll be ready to shop – and you’ll find plenty of opportunities, not just on the boardwalk, but on many side streets as well. Check out Somerset Plaza, for example, featuring lots of stores, plus free internet access for everyone.

Up for some heroics? Relive the adventures of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, a predecessor of today’s Coast Guard, at the meticulously restored Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Children love the Aquarium Room, featuring huge saltwater tanks with an ever-changing display of amazing sea creatures.

At night, the Ocean City, Maryland boardwalk fills with music and fun. During the summer, you’ll find free family activities on the beach six nights a week, including concerts, bonfires, movies – even a beach Olympics!

And that’s just the beginning. Experience one of America’s best boardwalks for yourself. It’s one more reason to get to OC ASAP.

About skateboards, bikes and rollerblades.

To keep everyone safe, special regulations take effect in the summer. Bicyclists and rollerbladers must follow the schedules listed below. No skateboards are allowed on the boardwalk, or on public streets, alleys, sidewalks or lots. A skateboard park is available at 3rd Street and St. Louis Avenue. For the latest information on  skate park hours and regulations, call the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department at (410) 250-0125 or (410) 289-2695.Bicycles

Memorial Day through Labor Day

 

2:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

May 1 through Memorial Day

 

2:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Labor Day through September 30

 

2:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Holidays

 

2:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Sunfest

 

2:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Springfest

 

2:00 a.m. to 12 noon

October 1 through April 30

 

Anytime

Roller Skates/Blades

 

Weekdays

April 1 through Memorial Day

 

6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Labor Day through September 30

 

6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Weekends

April 1 until May 15

 

Sunrise to 12 noon

 

May 15 through Memorial Day

 

Sunrise to 10:00 a.m.

 

Day after Labor Day until September 30

 

Sunrise to 10:00 a.m.

Holidays

April 1 through May 15

 

Sunrise to 12 noon

 

May 15 through Memorial Day

 

Sunrise to 10:00 a.m.

 

Day after Labor Day through September 30

 

Sunrise to 10:00 a.m.

October 1 through March 31

 

Anytime

Springfest

 

 

Sunrise to 12 noon

Sunfest

 

 

Sunrise to 10:00 a.m.

It’s one of America’s best beaches. And it’s free.

It’s 10 miles of beautifully kept, family-friendly ocean beach. And it’s absolutely free – the way beaches should be!

Ocean City, Maryland’s beaches are perfect for swimming and sunning. For surfing or fishing. For kayaking or canoeing. During the summer, you’ll find free family activities six nights a week, including concerts, bonfires, movies – even a beach Olympics!

And when you’re ready for more fun, one of America’s best boardwalks (as ranked by the Travel Channel) is only a few steps away. Get out early for an invigorating bike ride, shop an almost endless variety of stores, or head for the arcades and amusements.

Build a castle. Hit the waves. Or just kick back and relax. Ocean City’s beaches are proof that the best things in life are free – and a major reason for you to get to OC ASAP.

About our beaches.

Ocean City’s beautiful beaches are free and open to the public from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. (We use the overnight hours to keep the beaches clean and beautiful.) For your protection, the Ocean City Beach Patrol is on duty between 10:00 AM and 5:30 PM. Please be sure to obey their instructions, swim near a lifeguard at all times, and have a buddy with you when you’re in the surf. Please note also that by Town Ordinance, throwing balls or Frisbees and other sports are not allowed on the beach between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM from May 30th through September 15th.

 

Public restroom locations.

NOTE: All locations are accessible for the physically challenged.

•           Boardwalk at Worcester St.

•           Boardwalk at Caroline St.

•           3rd St. and St. Louis Ave. next to Skate Park

•           Boardwalk at 9th St.

•           Boardwalk at 27th St.

•           South Division Street Transit Center

•           Park & Ride off Rt. 50, just west of Harry Kelly Bridge

•           Transit Center, 144th Street

Public rinse-off showers

Rinse-off showers are provided at the following locations:

•           Caroline Street (4)

•           Inlet Beach (4)

•           9th St. (2)

Beach Access

Ocean City’s beaches are for everyone. So we provide access for the physically challenged at several locations. Look for the special blue signs at these street entrances along Coastal Highway:

Inlet Beach, Somerset St., Talbot St., N. Division 12th St. 25th St. 35th St., 37th St., 40th St., 48th St., 59th St., 70th St., 81st St., 89th St., 94th St., 107th St., 120th St., 130th St., 139th St., 145th St.

 

Ocean city has plenty of things to do with a very low budget ,here are a few free things to do in Ocean City :

–  Take in the excitement of the OC Boardwalk at night.

–  Learn something new at The Life-Saving Museum’s fun facts session

–  Take in a day on the beach

– Stroll the boardwalk

– Play a game of beach volleyball

– Catch some waves

–  Walk the beautiful beach

– Fly a kite

–  Take in the professional sand castle display by the boardwalk

– Dolphin watch

–  Ride a bike in Northside Park

–  Get up early and watch the sun rise over the beach

–  Watch the sun set over the bay

– Have a picnic on the beach

–  Birdwatch

– Read the plaques on the boardwalk benches

– Visit Assateague Island

–  Window shop on the boardwalk and along Coastal Highway

– Rollerblade

– Visit the inlet and watch the boats come in

– Have a sandcastle building contest with your friends

–  Search for seashells

– Watch the beach combers at night

–  Enjoy one of the Sunset Party Nights events on the bayside.

–  Body surf

–  Explore the commercial fishing harbor in West Ocean City

–  Take a jog down the boardwalk or in Northside Park

–  Swim in the ocean

–  Count the number of banner planes along the coast

–  Work on your tan – but don’t forget to wear sunscreen

– Stroll the docks at one of the marinas and see the catch.

– Stroll historic downtown Ocean City

–  People watch

–  Read a good book on the beach

–  Let the kids enjoy the big wooden playsets located every few blocks along the southern end of the beach

–  Visit the outlet shops in West Ocean City

–  Strike up a conversation with a local

– Take in the sights and sounds of the rides and games on the boardwalk

– Drop a line in the ocean or catch some crabs in the bay

– Stop by City Hall and view the new pictorials of Ocean City’s history

–  Chase sand crabs on the beach

– Celebrate International Museum Day May 18 with free admission to the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

– Take a hike on one of our nature trails

– Stargaze on the quiet night beaches

– Build a human pyramid in the sand and stay still long enough for a photo

– Sit back and take in that unmistakable scent of fresh ocean air

–  Watch the surfers at one of the dedicated surfing beaches

–  Take a moonlight stroll on the beach with your significant other

–  Watch the parasailors glide over the bay and ocean

–  Play basketball at one of the public courts

– Raise a racquet at one of the bayside tennis courts

– Watch the colorful kites fly over the sky in front of the Kite Loft

–  Make footprints in the sand and watch the waves wash them away

– Cast a fishing line from one of the public fishing piers

–  Stop by the visitor center located in the Convention Center and learn more about things to do and see

– Visit the new Ocean City Library at 100th Street

–  Tweet from the beach or update your Facebook status

– Take in the Ocean City Firefighters Memorial on the boardwalk at N. Division Street

–  Catch the free ice skating show at the Carousel

–  Write a beach-inspired poem

–  Play Frisbee or catch

–  Daydream

–  Build a sand fort and decorate it with seaweed and shells

–  See the sand crabs glow in the dark at night and catch them with a flashlight

–  Put on goggles and view the ocean under water

–  Close your eyes, take a deep breath and just relax

–  Float in the ocean – but make sure you don’t drift too far

–  Have a conversation with an Ocean City lifeguard about beach safety

–  Make a seashell necklace or bracelet

– Write messages in the sand