14 Date Night Ideas in Ocean City, Maryland

Looking to spice up your date nights in Ocean City? Whether you’re a local searching for fresh date night ideas or a visitor eager to explore the charm of our coastal town, you’re in for a treat! Ocean City offers a variety of fun experiences perfect for couples seeking romance and adventure. From strolls along the boardwalk and seafood dinners to playing mini golf or enjoying the boardwalk arcades, Ocean City is the perfect backdrop for unforgettable moments with your special someone. Join us as we dive into a curated list of date night ideas guaranteed to ignite the spark and create lasting memories in Ocean City.

1. Mini Golf

Ocean City boasts all kinds of outdoor mini golf during the season, but there are two great indoor mini golf courses by Old Pro Golf on 68th and 136th, so no matter the weather you can enjoy some friendly competition with your date.

2. Arcade Fun

Channel your inner child and challenge each other to classic arcade games along the boardwalk. The boardwalk features two extensive arcades – Sportland and Marty’s Playland! Make sure to check their hours because they have different hours depending on the time of year.

3. Ax Throwing

For an adventurous twist, try your hand at ax throwing. It’s a unique and thrilling experience that will surely get your adrenaline pumping and maybe even vent some stress. Ocean City has two great ax throwing places: one in West Ocean City, OC Battle Axe, and the other, OC Axe on 23rd Street in the Embers complex.

4. Bowling

Keep the fun rolling with a night of bowling at Ocean Lanes on 72nd Street. It’s a classic date night activity with a competitive edge.

5. Paint Night

Get creative together at OC Paint Experience. Choose from painting your pet, one of their gallery pieces, or even paint your partner for a memorable and artistic date.

6. Art Classes

Explore your artistic side together at an Art League class. From watercolor and pottery to drawing and jewelry making, there’s something for every couple to enjoy. Check out the selection of classes at artleagueofoceancity.org.

7. Trivia Night

Put your heads together and test your knowledge at a trivia night. Several restaurants and venues in town do off-season trivia nights – Taphouse Tavern, Harpoon Hanna’s, and Ocean Downs, just to name a few.

8. Karaoke

Let loose and serenade each other with your favorite tunes at The Sandbar on 33rd Street. It’s a great way to bond over your favorite music and have a blast together.

9. Escape Room

Put your problem-solving skills to the test with an escape room challenge. Whether you’re in downtown, midtown, or uptown, Captive Ocean City and Escapomania have plenty of great themed options inspired by pirates, witches, and even Dracula, so you’re sure to find something that fits you and your dates’ interests.

10. Ocean Downs Casino

Feeling lucky? Spend a glamorous evening trying your hand at gambling at Ocean Downs Casino off of Route 50. 

11. Catch a Show

The Ocean City Performing Arts Center has a great lineup of upcoming events from theatre productions and musicals to live game shows and stand up comedians and even a symphony orchestra. Catching one of their shows is a fun and unique way to spend an evening.

12. Watch a Movie

Cozy up together and enjoy a movie night at one of Ocean City’s theaters that feature luxurious recliners: Flagship Cinemas in West Ocean City or Fox Gold Coast Theater on 113 Street. It’s a classic date night option that never disappoints.

13. Ice Skating

Embrace the winter season by going ice skating together at the Carousel Hotel. It’s a romantic and playful way to spend time together on the ice.

14. Bonfire on the Beach

End your date night with a romantic bonfire on the beach. Snuggle up together under the stars and enjoy the sound of the waves crashing nearby. Make sure to get a permit before setting up! You can apply at ocbonfires.com.

Bonus Idea 

Balcony Dinner

For the ultimate date night, treat your special someone to a romantic getaway complete with dinner on your private balcony overlooking the ocean. We’ve got plenty of oceanfront accommodations perfect for any budget. But if you want to take it the next level, check out our hotels with in-house restaurants (Hilton, Doubletree, Holiday Inn & Suites, and Courtyard) and get your food delivered right to your room!

No matter which activity you choose, these date night ideas are guaranteed to make your time in Ocean City unforgettable. So grab your special someone and get ready for a night of romance and adventure in our charming coastal town.

Upcoming Events

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Anime Ocean City

Apr 27, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024

Anime lovers rejoice, Ocean City's newest annual event returns in April!

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Springfest

May 4, 2024 - May 7, 2024

Celebrate Spring and the upcoming Summer season at Springfest's 33rd Anniversary!

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Jay Leno Live at the Performing Arts Center

May 16, 2024

Jay Leno performs live at the Ocean City Convention Center on May 16th, 2024!

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33rd Annual Cruisin’ Ocean City

May 16, 2024 - May 19, 2024

A 20+ year car show that will feature over 3,000 Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, and Trucks participating in events at the OC Convention Center, Inlet Parking Lot, and various car shows throughout town.

PBR Bull Riding Ocean City

May 31, 2024 - Jun 2, 2024

Bull Riding returns to Ocean City, Maryland on May 31st!

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Ocean City Grand Prix 2024

Jun 7, 2024 - Jun 9, 2024

High speed boat racing along the Ocean City coast!

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Ocean City Jeep Week

Aug 22, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024

The biggest, most popular Jeep event in the mid-Atlantic returns to the Ocean City beaches on August 22nd!

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Ocean City Air Show 2024

Aug 24, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024

The Ocean City Air Show returns in August!

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Ocean’s Calling Music Festival

Sep 27, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024

A three day festival in partnership with musicians O.A.R. featuring over 30 performances on 3 stages, all on the classic Ocean City Boardwalk.

Country Calling Music Festival

Oct 4, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Country music takes over Ocean City, Maryland on October 4th and 5th, featuring over 25 artists and three different stages along the beach and boardwalk!

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Endless Summer Cruisin’

Oct 10, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024

If you miss Cruisin' OC in May, you get another chance to see more hot rod action in October!

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