Ocean City, Maryland, is buzzing with excitement as we welcome a wave of new dining spots, revamped hotels, and thrilling activities in 2024! Whether you're a local or planning your next vacation, here's your ultimate guide to the must-visit new additions in OCMD.

Dining Delights

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Route 66 Diner - OCMD Photo courtesy of Route 66 Diner - OCMD
Route 66 Diner - OCMD | 6909 Coastal Hwy Ocean City, MD 21842

Route 66 Diner - OC:  Exciting news for Ocean City! The iconic Route 66 Diner is now open in the old Dough Roller building on 70th Street, operating 24/7 during the summer months. This classic American diner offers breakfast around the clock, complemented by delicious lunch and dinner options starting at 2 p.m. The diner's nostalgic atmosphere is perfect for car enthusiasts and anyone craving great food any time of day.

Saltwater 75
Saltwater 75 | 115 75th St, Ocean City, MD 21842

Saltwater 75: Formerly BJs on the Water, Saltwater 75 offers stunning bay views and a spectacular place to watch the sunset. With a remodeled beachside bar featuring chairs facing the water and a side stage for acoustic music, it’s an ideal spot to relax on vacation. The new deck and outdoor bar facing the bay enhance the already chill atmosphere.

Kalamata Meze Bar Photos courtesy of Kalamata Meze Bar
Kalamata Meze Bar | 12849 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842

Kalamata Meza Bar: West Ocean City welcomes food enthusiasts with Kalamata Meza Bar. This spot offers fresh, flavorful small plates perfect for sharing, embracing the Mediterranean tradition of meze—a social dining experience fostering connection and conversation. Whether you're gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian, Kalamata is the perfect place to enjoy a warm, welcoming dining experience.

Taphouse West Bar & Grille
Taphouse West Bar & Grille | 12513 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842

Taphouse West Bar & Grille: Welcome to Taphouse West Bar & Grille, the heartbeat of West OC’s local scene! Known for their popular spot on 45th Street, Taphouse brings the same craft beer haven vibe to West Ocean City. With 24 beers on tap, a curated wine list, and craft cocktails, Taphouse West is where locals come together to savor the flavors of the Eastern Shore.

Hotel Happenings

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SeaLoft Oceanfront Hotel
SeaLoft Oceanfront Hotel | 4501 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842

SeaLoft Hotel: The Atlantic Oceanfront Inn on 45th Street has been completely transformed into the stylish SeaLoft Oceanfront Hotel. Wake up to stunning surf views and direct beach access at SeaLoft, and enjoy a short walk to local restaurants and the world-famous Seacrets Nightclub. Guests can also access amenities at the nearby Aloft, including bay views, pools, and a gym.

All-New Adventures

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Bayside 3rd Street Park
Bayside 3rd Street Park: Located between 3rd and 4th Streets bayside

Bayside 3rd Street Park: The newly remodeled Bayside 3rd Street Park spans two blocks between 3rd and 4th Streets. It features grassy lawns, walking paths, benches, and head-in parking along 4th Street. Families will love the inclusive playgrounds, while sports enthusiasts can enjoy the expanded Ocean Bowl Skate Park, new multi-court surfaces for tennis and pickleball, and reconstructed basketball courts.

Nick's Mini Golf
Nick's Mini Golf & Ropes Course | 2009 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842

Nick’s Ropes Course & Mini-golf: Ready for an adrenaline rush? Nick’s Ropes Course in Ocean City is a must-try! This two-level course features 26 obstacle stations, starting at 12 feet and reaching up to 24 feet, offering incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, Isle of Wight Bay, and Coastal Highway.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe It or Not! | 401 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842

Ripley's Believe It or Not!: Ripley's Ocean City is unveiling extraordinary new exhibits in 2024, transforming the attraction into an unforgettable journey. Highlights include a revamped mirror maze, a secret room, and the all-new Warehouse Gallery with a play structure and infinite oddities.

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum 2nd Location Photo courtesy of Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum
Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Additional Building | Corner of Dorchester Street and South Baltimore Avenue

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum: The iconic McGregor Building is being transformed into an extension of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. This expansion will preserve the building’s charming 1930s architectural look and showcase rare artifacts from Ocean City’s rich past.


Ocean City is evolving with new dining options, revamped hotels, and exciting activities. Make sure to explore these new spots and experience all that OCMD has to offer in 2024! Share your experiences with us and let us know your favorite new spot.