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5 Reasons You Should Road Trip to Ocean City, MD.

If you’ve never visited the shores of Ocean City, MD., you’re missing out. While the reasons to road trip to our beach town are endless, below are five of our favorites:

1. 10 Miles of Beach Bliss.

 

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You can’t road trip to Ocean City, MD., without seeing, well, the ocean. Our coast hosts 10 long miles of boogie boarding, ocean air, sunbathing beach bliss.

Catch the rays Downtown by the Boardwalk and grab a slice at The Dough Roller between waves! Or bring your crew Uptown to spread out for a cornhole match and a relaxing read. Wherever you lay your towel down in the sands of OCMD, there’s never a bad view.

2. The Boardwalk.

 

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Hugging the shore Downtown is our iconic Boardwalk, home of the “oohh’s” and “aahh’s” of Marty’s Playland, the Instagram photo opps on Trimper’s ferris wheel, the post-dinner soft serve at Dumser’s, and the unforgettable pier sunsets.

Originally constructed in 1902, the Ocean City Boardwalk is a piece of hand-laid history -- and quite literally -- the foundation of our beloved beach town. Experience the serenity of the Boards with a morning bike ride or feel the electricity of a bustling summer night, ride tickets in-hand.

3. Dinner (& Drinks) With a View.

 

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The best part of a vacation? Reuniting with your people. Oh, and the food. With Italian grandma-approved pizza joints, critically acclaimed fine dining, and our favorite bayside-view restaurants and bars, this town can satisfy even the pickiest of foodies.

Build the happy hour of your dreams by handpicking a dining spot to suit your trip! Looking for live music? An on-site playground for the kiddos? Freshly-squeezed crushes? Any way you slice it, we’ve got you covered. (Which reminds us, read up on our 9 Must-Try Pizzas in OCMD before you head our way!)

Check out our Eat Page to start planning your dining spots.

4. Breathe in the Great Outdoors.

 

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We would have named our city “A beach town with really fun outdoor spaces for everyone,” but it just wasn’t as catchy as “Ocean City.”

While you could happily spend a full week here “beach-bumming” it, we have an endless list of wide open spaces and activities for some much-needed outdoor rejuvenation. To name a few:

- Northside Park: A 58-acre park with full-size fields, deluxe playgrounds and a paved activity trail circling the park.

- The Bays: Our bays host a range of activities, from boat and jet ski rentals to kayak and paddleboarding options.

- Fishing Piers: Drop a line surf fishing, by boat, or check out our public piers.

- Assateague Island: A year-round camp spot, nature trail destination and home to over 300 wild ponies.

- Pup-Friendly Spaces: Check out our parks, trails and outdoor businesses that welcome your furry friends year-round.

5. *Hint* The Deals.

 

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Because we want you to experience everything that Ocean City has to offer, we aim to make our coastal getaway affordable for everyone! Start planning your road trip with our variety of Hotel Deals, Dining Deals, Golf Deals, and more!

And if you don’t know where to start, you better believe we have recommendations:

- A Day in OCMD: 3 Itineraries for Everyone

- 11 Parent-Approved OCMD Family Spots

- 8 OCMD Date Ideas for All Seasons

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a lifelong visitor, get ready to take a road trip to Ocean City and start making memories today. We’ll see you soon!

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