Having fun in Ocean City is easy, especially with lots of things to see and do that are free! With 10 miles of beautiful coastline, sunny skies, and a variety of magnificent settings, Ocean City is a getaway that promises fun for kids and adults.  If you are looking for ways to ENJOY every bit of summer in OCMD - look no further. Here is a list of awesome outdoor activities to add to your Ocean City itinerary

Beach Days

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First and favorite on the list - the beach! You can head to Ocean City's beach, which is consistently ranked among the best beaches in the nation. Each beach is completely free to the public, to swim, body surf, or hang ten. Relax with a good book, build a sandcastle, or just soak up the sun - you won't regret it.


Summer Nights

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Nightlife zipper ride

 In the evenings, Ocean City offers the ultimate outdoor film experience showcasing family favorites against a backdrop of sea and stars. Check our calendar for listings and showtimes. In addition, kiddos and adults can dance their hearts (and feet) away to the awesome performances by local DJs. The fun takes place Monday nights right on the Caroline Street Boardwalk stage on the beach, so shoes are always optional. Check our calendar for dates and times.

Reel in the Fun

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Surf Fishing in Ocean City, MD Photo courtesy of Chris Stone Photography

The OC Fishing Pier lets you get out on the ocean (or at least over it) without getting your feet wet at all. Check out the surf action, catch a fish, or witness a magnificent sunrise over the ocean.

Cruise the Boards

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There is no better way to enjoy the scenic boardwalk than a morning cruise. If you’ve got a bike – either manual or electric, Ocean City has the perfect path for you. Experience scenic views in Ocean City, or venture off the island and discover the natural beauty of Assateague, and/or one of the coolest little towns in the United States (Berlin, MD).

Unwind under the stars

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Beach Bonfire

What goes together like salt water and sand? Beaches and Bonfires! And in Ocean City, MD many have turned beach bonfires into a long-held tradition. So, the next time you’re in Ocean City, MD, grab your S’mores supplies and make some memories around a campfire. But before you do that, make sure you apply for a permit.

Enjoy every inch of Northside Park

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Northside Park

Spend a day relaxing and playing in the recreational wonderland that is Northside Park, whose 58 acres take in a playground, grassy lawns for picnicking and sports, a footbridge, two piers, over 1 mile of walking and jogging paths and a state-of-the-art outdoor exercise area. Enjoy free live local music and fireworks every Sunday evening from June through September at Sundaes in the Park.

Take a Sunrise (or Sunset) Stroll

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Pier Sunrise

Ocean City is a runner’s (or walkers) paradise....especially at dusk and dawn. Check out our ode to gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Whatever spot you pick, the views are guaranteed to leave you with that golden glow.

Fly A Kite

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Boardwalk Kite

Kite flying is fun for the whole family and is sure to bring out the kid in all of us. Enjoy watching big and little kites soar on the beach in front of the Kite Loft during their daily giant kite show. In the evenings, get to know your stunt kite better with free lessons from 6-9pm.