Ocean City Stories

Virtual Learning in Ocean City, MD

Are you ready to learn and play at the beach this fall? This school year is looking a little different for everybody, but if there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that Ocean City is full of fun learning opportunities for you and your family! You deserve a trip to the beach this year, and it just so...

Jeep Week 2020 in Ocean City, MD!

The East Coast’s premiere Jeep Week is back for 2020 and it’s better than ever for Jeeple People from near and far! Take the wheel and head into Ocean City on August 27th through the 30th for one of the largest Jeep events across the US!  Set your early bird alarms to watch the f...

Boat Rentals in Ocean City, MD

Are you looking for the best, most reliable boat rentals in Ocean City, Maryland? At Explore OC, we’ve got you covered! We know that you can’t wait to be out at sea, and we want you to make the most of our vacation (or staycation)! This is why we’ve rounded up the best boat rentals in our favorite b...

White Marlin Open 2020

Welcome back to the White Marlin Capital of the World, Ocean City, MD! The infamous White Marlin Open is back in OCMD for its 47th year on the shore, bigger and better than ever with new surprises and larger prizes. Head into OCMD to watch in suspense as the fates change with the tip of the scale wi...

Ocean City Hidden Hangouts #2

Situated uptown next to the Fractured Prune and Pizza Tugo’s is Ocean City’s Best Sports Bar, established in 1976. Watch all sporting events on over 50 HD TVs when you visit this establishment, famous for its crab pretzels and crab dip.    This restaurant is an Ocean City staple and is now franchi...

Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in Ocean City, Maryland

Friends of Explore OC,    At Explore OC, we are thrilled to report that Governor Hogan has officially announced that our restaurants are able to reopen their outdoor dine-in services for the first time in months!   As we continue to take strides toward effectively responding to the COVID-19 pand...

OC Hidden Hangouts: Real Raw Organics

Did you guess our first Ocean City Hidden Hangouts location correctly? Located between Ish Boutique and Barn 34 is home to Ocean City’s premier organic shop, Real Raw Organics. Specializing in raw, living kombucha in a variety of flavors, this brewery-cafe has quickly become a one-of-a-kind Ocean Ci...

Local Mother’s Day Specials in Ocean City

Are you looking to surprise mom with a delicious Mother’s Day meal this year? In these strange, unprecedented times, it’s important to remind our loved ones that we care. Even if you can’t spend Mother’s Day with mom, consider spreading the love by ordering her a bite to eat from a local, Ocean City...

Local Cinco de Mayo Specials in Ocean City

Are you looking for Cinco de Mayo specials in Ocean City? These are strange, unprecedented times that we’re living in, and the Town of Ocean City has been pulling together to offer carry-out and delivery options during this season. Cinco de Mayo is traditionally a town-favorite, with friends gatheri...

Local Online Classes

COVID-19 has caused hundreds of our local Ocean City businesses to close their doors. In an effort to limit the spread of this pandemic, Americans have been encouraged to restrict their movements among the public and self-quarantine. To help break the monotony of staying at home, some local business...

Ocean City, Maryland Restaurants Open for Carryout and Delivery

Friends of ExploreOC,  Nationally and beyond, this has been a very challenging time for all of us. As we continue to take strides toward effectively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing shutdowns and cancellations of some of our local restaurants, bars, and events.  We are proud to a...

Ocean City St. Patrick's Parade 2020

Follow the rainbow to Ocean City, Maryland on March 14th for the 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! The parade begins promptly at 12:00 pm from 60th Street and heads south to the Judge's Stand on 44th Street.  Dress in your best green attire and bring your lawn chairs for a day of merriment in O...

Ocean City Film Festival

Visit Ocean City, Maryland and celebrate art at the 4th Annual Ocean City Film Festival, taking place Wednesday, March 5th, through Sunday, March 8th. Founded in 2017, the Ocean City Film Festival works in collaboration with the Art League of Ocean City to integrate the artistic element of visual me...

Shore Craft Beer Fest in OCMD

Head into Ocean City, Maryland and celebrate Love on Tap with the 5th Annual Shore Craft Beer Fest: Love on Tap! On February 29, from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, enjoy unlimited beer tastings from more than twenty of your favorite breweries.    Learn the history and her...

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. ...

Valentine’s Day Dinner in Ocean City, MD

Celebrate love in Ocean City, Maryland this Valentine’s Day weekend! Plan a weekend getaway, or a night on the town, at your favorite beach resort. Treat your sweetheart to a romantic dinner at the beach and enjoy fabulous deals at your favorite OCMD restaurants. Take a look at Explore OC’s complete...

FeBREWary in Ocean City, Maryland

Celebrate FeBREWary in Ocean City, Maryland, Maryland’s official month-long celebration of craft beer. Ocean City is hosting fun, craft brew events all month long, making February the perfect time to grab your friends and plan a getaway to OCMD.    Try a new release from your favorite local brewer...

Ocean City Movies on the Beach

Visit Ocean City, Maryland this summer for FREE movies on the beach! The Carousel Hotel on 118th Street will be hosting a free beachside movie night and handing out free glow sticks for the kids. Every Wednesday, beginning at dusk (approximately 8:30 pm), starting June 3rd through August 26th. Bring...

Where to Watch the Big Game in OCMD

Are you looking for Super Bowl Parties in Ocean City, Maryland? Super Bowl LIV takes place this Sunday, February 2, at 6:30 pm. Year after year millions of football fans and commercial-lovers alike tune in to watch the big game at their favorite restaurant or bar. If you’re planning on visiting Ocea...

What’s New in 2020 for Ocean City?

What’s New in 2020 for Ocean City? In a resort destination like Ocean City, Maryland, there’s always something new and exciting for tourists and locals to enjoy during the upcoming summer season. In 2019 we saw additions such as Aloft Hotel, Bad Monkey in West OC, Shotti’s Point, and safety barrier...

Head into OCMD for the Delmarva Art Expo

Celebrate art in Ocean City, Maryland at the annual Delmarva Art Expo! Hosted at the Ocean City Convention Center, the Delmarva Art Expo invites vendors from across the Eastern Shore to showcase the various art forms that they create.  Explore the Vendors Infinity Graphics: Robert Schamerhorn, an...

Visit OCMD for the East Coast Commercial Fishermen & Aquaculture Trade Expo

Head to Ocean City, Maryland on January 17-20th for the 45th East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Expo! Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, join expert anglers and fishing novices alike during this three-day event.  The East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aqua...

Futsal Classic in Ocean City, MD

Visit Ocean City, Maryland on January 10-12 for the Ocean City Futsal Classic! Enjoy watching indoor soccer at the beach at Northside Park. Check out the unparalleled competition of the exhilarating world of futsal, be inspired by the great team-building opportunities, and bring your favorite soccer...

Ocean City, MD Restaurants Open Year Round

Looking for a bite to eat in Ocean City, Maryland? The off-season is the perfect time for locals and visitors to explore Ocean City cuisine at a fraction of the cost. While many businesses in town close their doors for the winter, not opening until spring, a handful stay open to satisfy customers al...

Dolle's to Open in Berlin, Maryland!

Ocean City’s favorite sweet spot, Dolle’s Candyland will soon be available in Berlin, Maryland! Just one year after expanding with their West Ocean City location, Dolle’s will expand again with a shop on Berlin’s Main Street, with hopes of being opened by mid-April.  The new Berlin location will ta...