DescriptionOcean City is a resort town on a 10-mile barrier island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and a chain of coastal bays and the mainland to the west. The Ocean City Inlet, connecting the sea and the bays, offers sport fishing boats and pleasure boats a safe harbor with access to the ocean.
Visitors can go windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking and sailing. In addition to these water activities, several golf courses highlight the area’s natural beauty.
The Roland E. Powell Convention Center at 40th St. and Coastal Highway brings in arts and crafts shows, antique shows, car shows and conventions; phone (800) 626-2326.
In mid-May the city hosts Cruisin' Ocean City, where rock 'n' roll and cars mingle. Sundaes in the Park, held Sunday evenings mid-July through August at Northside Park on 125th Street, offer entertainment and fireworks. During the holiday season (mid-November to late December), hop on the boardwalk tram and admire the spectacular sights at the Ocean City Winterfest of Lights, where 800,000 lights share the scene with animated characters and oversize ornaments.
InfoOfficeThe Greater Ocean City, Maryland Chamber of Commerce/Eunice Q. Sorin Visitor & Conference Center 12320 Ocean Gateway Ocean City, MD 21842. Phone:(410)213-0552 or (888)626-3386
Self-guiding toursA brochure detailing a self-guiding tour of the downtown historic district is available from the visitor center located in the convention center. The chamber of commerce also offers a variety of self-guiding tour brochures.
ShoppingTanger Outlets, on US 50 at 12741 Ocean Gateway, offers more than 30 stores. The boardwalk has the allure of plentiful surf and souvenir shops.