Ocean City Stories

Things to Do on Valentine’s Day in Ocean City

Love is in the air in Ocean City, Maryland this Valentine’s Day weekend! Plan a romantic weekend getaway with your special someone, and enjoy the salty ocean air in OCMD. Take a look at Explore OC’s complete list of Valentine’s Day things to do while you’re in town. ...

Things to Do to Celebrate the Holidays in Ocean City, Maryland!

Looking for Holiday Celebrations in Ocean City, Maryland? You’ve come to the right place! The Countdown to Christmas is on, and in Ocean City, the town is full of fun events and activities to keep the celebration going all month long! From holiday shoppers fairs to parades, check out all that...

Sunfest Celebrates 45 Years of Sun and Fun!

In Ocean City, Maryland, summer is just a state of mind! Locals and vacationers alike hold on to the very last bits of warm weather and sunshine as long as possible! Which is one of the reasons that the town of OC waits until the end of September to hold the largest event of the summer - Sunfest!...

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian and Vegan Dining in OC!

When living or vacationing in a resort town, there are two things that always go hand-in-hand; amazing views and even better food. When visiting Ocean City, Maryland you’re guaranteed to get both. However, when you have certain dietary choices or restrictions, eating out can prove to get sligh...

International Museum Day at OC Life-Saving Station Museum

International Museum Day Saturday, May 18 is International Museum Day. Generally, the point of this holiday is to raise public awareness on museums' role today in the improvement of society, on an international level. Worldwide, more than 40,000 museums participated in the event last year...

5 Reasons to Visit Ocean City In June

Join Us This June, You Won’t Regret It 5 Reasons Why You Should Explore Ocean City, MD This Month! Do you hear that? It’s the beach calling your name. Here in Ocean City, the weather is warmer, the water is cool, and the restaurants; well they’re just waiting for you! Don&rs...

Rainy Day Things To Do For Couples

We’ll be the first to admit that rainy days can be such a drag, but they don’t have to be! Whether the sun is shining bright or it's raining cats and dogs, there are plenty of entertaining things to do in Ocean City, MD! Believe it or not, inclement weather can encourage locals and t...

Cruisin OC: Special Event Zone May 15-20

Safe driving is always a must, especially as the streets fill with vacationers and tourists during the busy summer season. As Cruisin’ OC takes over town with hot rods, corvettes and countless unique motor vehicles this year, the streets of Ocean City are going to be monitored much more closel...

Leave Only Your Footprints

Sparkling salt water and crisp, clean sand along the beaches play a large part in what makes Ocean City’s coastline so welcoming. You’ve probably seen signs posted on the dunes and walkways reading “Leave Only Your Footprints.” We all know what it means-- don’t leav...

5 Reasons To Visit Ocean City, MD in the Month of May

Enjoy the gorgeous weather at the beach this spring in Ocean City, Maryland. From adventurous rides and mouth-watering food selections to gorgeous scenery, your trip will surely not disappoint. At the moment, vacationers world-wide are preparing their visit to the beautiful beach as temper...

Tips on Getting Around Town

Once you get to town, park your car and don’t move it again throughout your stay! There’s no need to be driving up and down Coastal Highway or dealing with any traffic during your vacation while there are so many forms of transportation to take advantage of! With the summer season ap...

Seagram's Escapes Releases Ocean City Crush

Ocean City, Md’s most famous summer cocktail, The Orange Crush, now a Seagrams flavor Over at Explore OC, we’d like to take a moment to thank Seagram’s for bottling our beach for ALL to enjoy! This summer sip on an Ocean City Crush anywhere in the USA! That’s right, you...

7th Annual Susan G. Komen Race

With a fundraising goal of $150,000 for this year’s race, the 7th Annual Susan G. Komen Race in Ocean City will be on Saturday, April 14th to raise money and awareness in order to find a cure for breast cancer. Specifically, money raised will go toward research for better detections and pr...

Route 50 Bridge Closures

Pay attention to your travel routes and times during the upcoming days! Starting Sunday, April 15 at 10 pm, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will be performing maintenance on the Route 50 drawbridge. Meaning that the bridge, known as the Harry...

Ocean City on a Dime

First and foremost, the best part about Ocean City, Maryland is absolutely free for everyone - the beach! But with week-long stays or even long-weekend trips, we understand you can’t spend your entire time sitting in the sand or swimming in the ocean. It’s easy to go out and spend mor...

Ocean City Bucket List

It’s almost impossible to narrow down a short list of must-do things in Ocean City, but we know of a few that you just can’t pass up! Thrasher’s French Fries This staple boardwalk phenomenon attracts vacationers with crispy fries topped with vinegar and sea salt. “Frenc...

St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans in Ocean City, MD

Every year, locals and visitors are drawn to Ocean City, Maryland to celebrate all of the much anticipated St. Patrick’s Day festivities.  Now that it is finally March, we wanted to let you guys in on all of the cool events that are happening around town. St. Patrick’s Day Parade...

Two Sides of Ocean City: Bayside vs Oceanside

From the tip of the boardwalk to the Delaware line, nine miles of restaurants, waterparks, shops, mini golf and so much more make up the town of Ocean City. When you first think of the beautiful beach town, the sandy beach on a sunny day is what comes to mind. But we know that as amazing as the town...

Get Salty for Margarita Day in Ocean City

Frozen or on the rocks? That’s the question you’ll be hearing this Thursday, Feb. 22 because not only is it President’s Day, it is also National Margarita Day! Tequila Mockingbird on 129th St., “home of the famous margarita,” seems like the perfect place to celebrate...

Ocean City Film Festival 2018

Over 100 films and artists from all over the world are coming to town March 9th-11th for Ocean City’s Second Annual Film Festival! Last year’s Film Festival took place June 8th-11th, and although it was a successful event during the summer season, the festival has moved to the off-sea...

Ocean City for ages 55+

Known as a tourist town full of family-fun and an exciting night-life for its younger visitors, Ocean City has many of hot spots and attractions for those over the age of 55. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite things, but it’s impossible to name them all.  Elks Lodge With...

Jolly Roger: A Destination You Won't Want To Miss

Did you know that January 31st is National Plan Your Vacation Day? Now we all know Ocean City is the best vacation spot around, however, we’re going to let you in on a little secret... Jolly Roger is the place to be! From their complete water park to a variety of roller coasters as wel...

Baecation in Ocean City this V-Day

Flowers, chocolate, and stuffed teddy bear all scream “Valentine’s Day,” but what better way to spend this special holiday all about love with your significant other than at the beach? With President’s Day on Feb. 19th, you can enjoy your long weekend in Ocean City! Watch a b...

Upcoming Occasions in Ocean City

As a happening town all months of the year, Ocean City is full of holiday celebrations, unbeatable restaurant deals and lots of excitement! So much happens, that we decided to break it down and give you a need-to-know overview for the upcoming months in town.   The farther in advance you pl...

#OC Foodie

From Rare & Rye to Ocean 13 to Red Red Wine Bar, the town filled its streets with new and exciting eateries this calendar year! With brand new restaurants like Shotti’s Point and Ripieno’s taking off, it was a big year for Ocean City in the food business. What’s even better?...