Ocean City Stories

Maryland's Coast Agriculture Week

Celebrate farm life with Agriculture Week in Worcester County, which runs from August 3-11.   “From combines to crab races to countywide fairs, farm life will take center stage for this weeklong celebration,” said Melanie Pursel, director of Worcester County Tourism and Econ...

4th of July, 2024 Fireworks in Worcester County, MD

It’s crazy to believe that the 4th of July is almost here and summer is flying by. On Maryland’s Coast, we’re gearing up to celebrate Independence Day with a series of exciting fireworks events no matter what town you’re staying in. Here’s a rundown of the top fireworks...

Schedule for Your Weeklong Trip to OCMD

When you book a full week in Ocean City, MD, the last thing you want is to forget any of the amazing things you want to experience while you’re here! With so much to do, you need to have a plan so you don’t miss out! Explore OC has you covered with its schedule for a weeklong trip to OCM...

Lower Shore Museum Passport Program

Stop by one of the many museums dotted throughout the Lower Eastern Shore and learn more about the rich history we have to offer! Our museums help teach the long history of our shore communities, making them great places to begin your journey at the shore! Many of them are located in historic buildi...

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...

Celebrate Juneteenth and Explore African American Heritage in Worcester County

This Juneteenth, join Worcester County in commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It's a time to celebrate freedom, reflect on history, and learn about the rich African American heritage that continues to shape our community. Unforgettable Juneteenth Events: Freedom Wa...

Family-Friendly Summer Activities on Maryland’s Coast

Your vacation to Worcester County, MD is the perfect place to spend time with your little ones and family of all ages. No matter which one of our local towns you are visiting, there’s something everyone will love. Check out some of the most popular family-friendly activities this summer on Mar...

Top Gifts to Bring Back from OCMD

Vacations in OCMD have a way of flying by in the blink of an eye! If you’re pressed for time and need to select gifts for friends and family at home, don’t stress! Here’s a list of the top gifts to bring back from Ocean City, MD! Best Souvenirs, Treats, and Keepsakes from Ocean...

Charming Coastal Towns to Visit Near OCMD

Ocean City, Maryland has ample entertainment, restaurant, and outdoor activity options, but there’s also plenty to explore just outside the city! Interesting beach towns, quaint downtowns, and National and State Parks surround OCMD.  Plan a day trip to get to know the areas surrounding...

Best Captions for OCMD Beach Day Posts

If you’re lucky enough to be spending a day in Ocean City, Maryland, make the memories on your phone last with the best captions for your summer 2024 posts. Check out our list of our favorite captions to add to your OCMD beach day posts on Facebook or Insta! Social Media Caption Ideas for B...

Worcester County Trail & Greenways Presentation Meeting on May 23

Worcester County is known for its rich natural beauty and diverse landscapes, making it an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. With the aim of preserving these treasures and enhancing recreational opportunities for residents and visitors, Worcester County has worked with M...

Best Photo Spots on Maryland’s Coast

If you live locally or frequent Maryland’s Coast for vacation, you probably have a camera roll full of scenic snapshots in any of our towns. Whether it’s a sunset over the bay, the wild horses on Assateague Island, or even the lively, historic mainstreets of Snow Hill, Berlin, and Pocomo...

Sites to Explore the History of Ocean City, MD

The Ocean City, Maryland that we know today, with its countless family-friendly entertainment options, amusement and water parks, and miles of boardwalk, was not how the beach town began. You’ll get a whole new understanding of the roots, industry, and realities of OCMD. Learn more about how t...

Best Place for an Ice Cream Sundae in OCMD

There is something nostalgic about indulging in an ice cream sundae after a long day enjoying the sun, sand, and attractions in Ocean City, Maryland. With so many delectable ice cream establishments in and around OCMD, how do you choose? Use our guide below to find the best places for an ice cream s...

Hidden Gems for Shopping in OCMD

Want to shop where the locals go in Ocean City, Maryland? Next time you’re in town, check out these hidden gems in OCMD and take home all types of wonders you wouldn’t expect!  Ocean City, Maryland’s Best Kept Shopping Secrets The Boardwalk and the Outlets offer plenty t...

Spring Restaurant Specials in Ocean City, MD

Aren’t you ready to get out of the house?! Ocean City, Maryland has so much to explore and enjoy during the spring months. Great, off-season deals and warming temperatures make these OCMD spots must-eats!  28th St. Pit-N-Pub Daily specials and happy hour. Coins Pub and Restaurant...

Maryland’s Coast Spring & Easter Events 2024

The warmth of spring brings with it a rush of exciting events along Maryland's Coast! In all of our nearby towns, there are upcoming festivities and Easter celebrations on the way. If you’re local or visiting before the summer rush, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So, mark you...

Celebrate Trails Day on Maryland’s Coast

The picturesque town of Snow Hill, Maryland is preparing for Celebrate Trails Day on Saturday, April 27. This event will take place at the newly established trail system with Pocomoke River State Park and Forest, offering a morning of outdoor exploration, community involvement, and admir...

St. Patrick’s Day in Ocean City, MD 2024

St. Patrick’s Day in Ocean City, MD is not an event that is taken lightly by locals and visitors! Our beach town is the pot of gold at the end of your St. Paddy's Day rainbow as you enjoy activities like parading in green and pub-hopping with lucky drink specials. Grab your fellow leprecha...

Golf Courses Near Ocean City, MD

Escape to Maryland’s Coast for many ways to experience the landscapes in Worcester County, MD. One of the best ways to catch views of waterways, local marshes, and greens, is to enjoy a golf outing at one of the many premier resort golf clubs, each offering its unique charm and challenges. Whe...

Worcester County Trails & Greenways Master Plan

Welcome to Worcester County, where vibrant communities and stunning natural landscapes await exploration! In our ongoing efforts to enhance connectivity and promote outdoor recreation, we're excited to introduce the Worcester County Trails and Greenways Master Plan. This comprehensive initiative...

National Plan Your Vacation Day

The cold weather might make it hard to believe, but January 30th is National Plan Your Vacation Day! Here on Maryland’s Coast, we’re welcoming the thoughts of warm weather and time spent on the beach. The end of January reminds us to start looking forward to the summer and booking those...

Maryland's Coast and the Chesapeake Country All-American Road

Situated on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Chesapeake Country Byway extends a warm invitation to travelers, enticing them with its idyllic landscapes, historic allure, and a profound maritime legacy. This meandering route, winding through charming Maryland towns and revealing the splendor of the...

Fitness Guide for the New Year

As we approach 2024, we get excited for another year of life on Maryland’s Coast. Whether you’re facing the windy winter weather or the spring and summer sun, there are plenty of ways to stay fit and focus on self-care.  This new year, we’re giving our fitness guide recomme...

Winter Activities on Maryland’s Coast

The coastal charm of Maryland’s Coast doesn’t stop in the summer! The holidays bring winter activities for everyone to enjoy in all of our festive small towns. From Ocean City, MD to Snow Hill, and Pocomoke, immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with these upcoming events! Holiday Ev...