Love is in the air all year round at Ocean City, MD. If you're looking for a romantic getaway or a fun day out with your significant other in Ocean City Maryland, you're in luck! Our seaside resort town has plenty of date ideas that are perfect for any season, whether you're looking to take a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk, enjoy some seafood by the water, or catch a breathtaking sunset over the ocean. In this blog, we'll share with you 8 OCMD date ideas that will help you create lasting memories with your loved one, no matter what time of year it is. So grab your partner's hand, and let's get started!
Instagram-Worthy Park PicnicBack to Top of List
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.
Boat-Watching at the InletBack to Top of List
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!
Bike the BoardsBack to Top of List
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!
Balcony Date NightBack to Top of List
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!
Tap in to Your Artistic SideBack to Top of List
Artistic or not, you and your date will have a blast giving your artistic side 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. Or, check out T.C. Studios for your own artistic 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!
Beach BonfiresBack to Top of List
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.
Let Love BrewBack to Top of List
Craft a day to remember by grabbing a beach brew from one of our local small-batch breweries! Head over to the new The Other One Brewing Co. sitting right on Coastal Highway in the new Embers Building. The two of you can go halfsies on a beer flight, sampling a mix of craft IPAs, Porters and Ales! Try the Morning' Jay which is a coffee porter brewed with medium grounds provided by the Neighbor's at Jay's Cafe. You will feel rejuvenated.
Sunrise & Shell PickingBack to Top of List
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.