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Tips for a One-Day Trip to OCMD

Tips for a One-Day Trip to OCMD

What does the perfect day in Ocean City, MD look like? Whether you’re visiting for the first time or the hundredth time, making a plan is the first and sometimes hardest step! Maximize your time with Explore OC’s tips for a one-day trip to OCMD! 

Everything You Need to Know for a Day Trip to Ocean City, MD

Hit the Beach Early

There is nothing quite like having the beach (almost entirely) to yourself. Get a prime parking spot by starting your day off at the beach before noon, like a local. Enjoy the serenity of a swim in the waves and morning sun without the crowds. 

Lunch on the Boardwalk and a Stroll Beachside 

Take advantage of your time at the beach by enjoying a midday meal and a sweet treat, paired with souvenir shopping on the Boardwalk. Find out about super deals and great restaurants from Explore OC!

Go on a Mini-Adventure
OCMD is full of quick escapes that are fun for the whole family! Why not play a round of mini-golf or have a quick go-kart race?! Cool down in the bowling alley! After all, you’re only here one day and need to make the most of it! Check out Explore OC’s recommended things to do

Plan a Sit-Down Dinner 

Whether you’re ready to pick crabs or try some local rockfish, take the time to choose a local restaurant for dinner. With so many options to choose from in OCMD, you won’t be disappointed! Find restaurants, breweries, wineries, nightlife, and more on Explore OC!

Ride Rides at a Theme Park

Feel like a kid again with nighttime rides, arcade games, and a spin around the carousel as the sun goes down. Explore amusements and arcades in OCMD! 

Dance the Night Away

If the night still feels young, several beachside bars, live music venues, and clubs are open late in OCMD. Get the scoop on nightlife in Ocean City, MD!


No matter how you spend your day, OCMD has so much for everyone! Get information on the area, restaurant recommendations, and specials from Explore OC!