Ocean City, MD, sets the stage for an unforgettable guys' trip, balancing thrilling adventures, lively entertainment, and laid-back relaxation.

Ocean City, MD, truly lives up to its tagline, "Somewhere to Smile About," with its picturesque coastal charm and vibrant beach life. This seaside beach town boasts a unique charm characterized by its easy-going, laid-back and charismatic atmosphere. Ocean City is more than just a vacation spot; it's a lifestyle where beach days meet boardwalk nights, blending relaxation with excitement. From its expansive sandy beaches to its iconic boardwalk lined with eateries, shops, and amusement attractions, Ocean City is a playground for all ages. The area is also a destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering everything from surfing and paddleboarding to fishing and golfing. With a growing array of cozy accommodations, buzzing craft breweries, and diverse dining options, Ocean City is rapidly becoming a hotspot for those seeking the perfect blend of adventure, entertainment, and relaxation. It's an ideal destination for a guys' getaway, where the agenda is filled with fun, friendship, and unforgettable experiences.

Once your crew pins down those "mancation" dates, picking your Ocean City, MD, homebase becomes priority one. For those in pursuit of oceanfront elegance and award-winning excellence, look no further than the Ashore Oceanfront Resort Hotel, crowned with the 2024 USA TODAY 10 Best Reader’s Choice travel award and renowned for its captivating ocean views that elevate every moment of your stay. If you're all about vibrant energy and a love for music, Aloft Hotel in Ocean City is your perfect match, offering a lively social scene and cutting-edge tunes right in the center of all the action. And for those loyal to their hotel points, Ocean City boasts stellar options like the Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites and the Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City Oceanfront, both offering the pristine quality and comfort you love.

Day 1: Brews & Birdies

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Brews and Birdies in Ocean City, MD

Kick off an unforgettable adventure with your friends by playing a round of golf at the prestigious Links at Lighthouse Sound. Famous for its breathtaking scenery and the intricate design of the course, it boasts the longest golf cart bridge in the U.S., spanning almost 1500 feet, bringing a distinctive twist to your golfing experience. Or, opt for the serene bay-side setting of Eagle's Landing, where the fairways meet the water's edge. Grab a bite at their on-site eateries to fuel up for the day ahead.

If traditional golf isn't your thing, spice it up with mini-golf at one of our 15 local courses, or head to John Walter State Park for an adventurous 18-hole disc golf experience, adding a delightful twist to the game.

Spend a leisurely afternoon delving into the vibrant beer culture of Ocean City, MD. Begin your journey at The Other One Brewing, nestled in Ember’s Central on 23rd Street, where you can savor beers infused with the seasonal tastes and vibrant spirit of an Ocean City summer. Add a dash of adventure by heading upstairs for an exhilarating session of axe throwing. Continue your exploration at 45th St TapHouse, where an extensive selection of craft beers, delicious dishes, and breathtaking views of the bay await.

Still riding the high from the day? Keep the momentum going by diving into some bowling or billiards at a premier Ocean City venue, capping off an unforgettable day with your buddies. And for the ultimate experience, swing by The Original Green Turtle sports bar, where with over 70 TVs, it's hailed as the ultimate sports headquarters, ensuring you won't miss a moment of the action.

Day 2: Brunch, Boardwalk, and Beef

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Brunch, Boardwalk, and Beef in Ocean City, MD

Rev up for an action-packed day in Ocean City, MD, with a satisfying brunch at The Bayside Skillet, where a morning cocktail sets the tone for the day ahead.

Today, swap the golf clubs for some high-energy fun. Explore the Ocean City Boardwalk on rented bikes from Bike World, dive into arcade competitions, and bask in the stunning ocean vistas. For those seeking a thrill, Back Bay Adventures offers a range of activities including Headboat Bay Fishing, Private Fishing Charters, and even Private Boat Parties & Cruises for a lively time on the water. If you're in the mood for some terrestrial speed, hit up Jolly Roger Speed World for some exhilarating go-kart races.

Wind down the day with a hearty feast at Pit & Pub, indulging in their renowned BBQ brisket and ribs.

As the evening unfolds, immerse yourself in Ocean City's dynamic nightlife at Seacrets or Fager's Island, where live music and expertly crafted cocktails capture the vibrant spirit of the city.

Day 3: Surf, Spirits, and Sabor

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Surf, Spirits, and Sabor in Ocean City, MD

Conclude your Ocean City, MD adventure with an exhilarating lesson at The Wave Riding School, led by 2x US National Pro Tour Bodyboarding Champion Brian Stoehr. Kick off the morning with a caffeine boost from a local coffee spot, then hit the waves under Brian's expert guidance, with boards and wetsuits all set for your surf debut.

Post-surf, immerse yourself in Ocean City's vibrant craft spirit scene with a Distillery Tour at Seacrets Distilling Company. Secure your reservation to discover the meticulous process behind their celebrated spirits, and indulge in a tasting session that showcases the unique flavors and craftsmanship of their locally produced liquors. It's an enriching experience that offers a deeper appreciation for the art of distillation and the rich flavors of Ocean City.

Before you part ways and say your goodbyes, make sure you squeeze in a supremely satisfying Mexican meal at Papi’s Tacos. Here, the zesty and colorful dishes reflect the vibrant and joyful essence of your Ocean City adventures. It's the ideal send-off meal, wrapping up a journey brimming with discovery, friendship, and memorable experiences that leave you beaming with smiles.

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