Dreaming of your next vacation? Look no further. Plan your Ocean City getaway today to get one step closer to beachfront sunsets and sand between your toes. Our seaside resort town is known for its vibrant boardwalk, sandy beaches, and thrilling amusement parks. If you’re planning a 2023 vacation to Ocean City, you’re in for a treat! Here’s a guide to help you make the most of your trip.

Designate Your Travel Buddies

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Family Bike Cart on the Boardwalk

Before you begin planning your vacation to Ocean City, it's important to consider who you're bringing along with you. Whether you're traveling with family, friends, or going solo, there's something for everyone in this vibrant seaside town.

If you're traveling with family, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities to enjoy. Take the little ones to Jolly Roger Amusement Park or Splash Mountain Water Park for a day of fun in the sun. You can also visit the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum for an educational experience.

For those traveling with friends, the boardwalk offers endless entertainment options. Grab a drink at a beachside bar or restaurant, hit the arcade, or take a spin on the Ferris wheel. You can also rent bikes or surreys and cruise the boardwalk together.

If you're planning a girls' trip, consider a ladies brunch or shopping around town. You can also take a sunset cruise or enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery. For the guys, don't forget your clubs as there are plenty of golf courses in the area, including the Ocean City Golf Club and Eagles Landing..


Choose When to Visit

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Boardwalk and Kites

Ocean City is a prime destination for your birthday trips, bachelorette parties, golf outings, work retreats, and those well-deserved vacations. And while the town certainly comes alive between Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends for the hot summer months, OCMD hosts exciting and unique events all year round.  The peak tourist season in Ocean City runs from May through September, with the summer months being the busiest. If you prefer to avoid crowds and save on accommodation, consider visiting in the shoulder seasons of spring or fall. The weather is still pleasant, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy.

Check out a few favorites below worth planning your trip around! And to keep up with and learn more about our calendar of 2022 events, visit the Ocean City Events Page!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival (March 12)

Springfest (May 5-8)

4th of July Music & Firework Show (July 4)

White Marlin Open (Aug. 8-12)

- Sunfest (end of Sept.)

- O.C.toberfest Events (end of Oct.)

- Winterfest (mid Nov.-Jan.)

Decide Where to Stay?

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Aerial View of Hotels and Beach

Our charming beach town offers a little something for every traveler! Hand-select your rental from our variety of hotels, condos, houses and campgrounds. From budget-friendly motels to luxurious oceanfront resorts, you can craft Pasteyour stay by checking out our Stay Page and narrowing your search by rental features like the following:

  • Location: Each Ocean City Beach District offers its own unique energy and gives each vacationer a different experience with its exceptional offerings.  Click here to learn more about our Beach Districts.
  • Pet Friendly (and check out our Pup-Friendly Guide to OCMD)
  • Balcony (for you sunset chasers!)
  • Pool (great for families traveling!)
  • Fitness Center (for keeping up your routine)

And as always, before booking, check out our Accommodation Deals -- featuring spa specials, golf packages, and discounted rates.

Narrow Down What to Do

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Family Playing Games at the Pier

We thought you’d never ask. In Ocean City, we have a whole ocean full of activities! Check out our full list of Things to Do, with plans to satisfy the adrenaline junkies, the family vacation-ers, the couples seeking a romantic getaway, and the bachelor party crews.

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Get Ready to Grub

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Crabcake Sandwich

Old Bay-coated crabs. Freshly-squeezed orange crushes. Wood-fired pizza pies. Jamaican Nachos. Is your mouth watering yet?! With 200+ restaurants and bars in OCMD, our menu options are literally endless.

To search by food craving and neighborhood, check out our Eat Page. But our biggest piece of advice? Don’t miss out on our waterfront views! Spend at least one meal dining at one of our bayside restaurants. Plan your sunset happy hours by heading over to our Top 8 Outdoor Dining Picks.

Ocean City, Maryland, is a great destination for a 2023 vacation, offering something for everyone. Whether you prefer a relaxing beach vacation or an action-packed adventure, you’ll find it in Ocean City. Just remember to book your accommodation early and plan your activities ahead of time to make the most of your trip.