Fun Experiences around Ocean City

Ride the Waves: Sea Rocket & Surf Lessons

Sea Rocket Adventures: If you’re looking for a high-speed adventure on the water, the Sea Rocket is your ticket to excitement. This thrilling speedboat ride offers breathtaking views of the coastline and a good chance of spotting dolphins. It’s perfect for adrenaline junkies and those who want to see Ocean City from a unique perspective. To receive a 10% discount on an Sea Rocket experience click here and enter the code “OCMDHOTELS10”.

Surf Lessons: Learn to surf with Wave Riding School in Ocean City, MD. Led by Brian Stoehr and his expert team, they offer 1.5-hour lessons for $99 in surfing, bodyboarding, skimboarding, and more. Suitable for all ages and skill levels, their unique teaching approach guarantees fun and success.

Sessions are available at 8:30 am or 5:30 pm. Book your spot by calling or texting 443-203-WAVE (9283) or online here

Family Fun & Thrills: Jolly Roger, Trimper Rides & Mini Golf

Jolly Roger Amusement Park: This iconic amusement park offers a blend of classic and modern rides that guarantee fun for all ages. From roller coasters to water slides, Jolly Roger is a playground of joy. The park also features mini-golf and go-karts, making it a perfect destination for family outings. See the front desk at an OCMD Hotel for more information on a discount.

Trimper Rides: Step into a world of nostalgia with Trimper Rides, a historic amusement park with over a century of entertainment history. Its vintage carousel, classic midway games, and a variety of rides capture the charm and magic of Ocean City’s past while providing endless fun for visitors today.

Mini Golf: Did you really visit Ocean City if you didn’t go mini golfing? Whether you’re navigating a pirate’s cove, a jungle adventure, or a fantastical world, mini-golf is a quintessential part of the Ocean City experience. It’s perfect for families, couples, and groups of friends looking to have a good time. Visit Nick’s Mini Golf for an exclusive discount if you are staying in one of our hotels. See the front desk at an OCMD Hotel for more information on a discount.

Outdoor Adventures: Assateague Island & Oceanic Fishing Pier

Assateague Island: Just a short drive from Ocean City, Assateague Island is renowned for its wild horses and pristine beaches. Whether you’re exploring the trails, enjoying a beach picnic, or camping under the stars, Assateague offers a serene escape into nature. Don’t miss the chance to witness the island’s famous wild ponies roaming free!

Oceanic Fishing Pier: Cast a line and relax at the Oceanic Fishing Pier. This iconic spot is great for fishing enthusiasts and those looking to enjoy the scenic views of the inlet. Look out for bluefish, stripers, shad, flounder, sharks and more! Open 24 hours during the season, it’s a peaceful place to soak up the coastal atmosphere, whether you’re fishing at dawn or stargazing at night.

Creative Escapes: Glass Blowing, Classes at the Art League of Ocean City & TC Studios

Glass Blowing at Jeffery Auxer Designs: Unleash your inner artist with a glass-blowing class in Berlin, MD. This hands-on experience allows you to create your own unique glass pieces under the guidance of skilled artisans. It’s a mesmerizing process that combines art and science, making it an unforgettable activity. Classes range in price from $35 – $95. Call 443-513-4210 for reservations or visit their website here for more info.

Classes at the Art League of Ocean City: For those who prefer a different artistic medium, the Art League offers a variety of classes from painting to pottery. It’s a wonderful way to tap into your creativity while learning from local artists. Plus, you get to take home your masterpiece as a unique souvenir of your Ocean City visit. Check out their schedule here to see what classes are coming up. They fill up fast so make sure you register early!

TC Studios: Another fantastic spot for art enthusiasts is TC Studios. Here, you can participate in various art classes, from pottery to canvas painting. The studio offers a relaxed environment where you can unleash your creativity. Whether you’re crafting something for yourself or creating a gift for someone special, TC Studios provides a wonderful way to spend a few hours immersed in the joy of making art.

Unique Experiences: Seacrets Distillery Tour, Shorebirds & Ocean’s and Country Calling

Seacrets Distillery Tour: Step back in time with a tour of Seacrets Distillery. Discover the art of crafting rum and other spirits while exploring the speakeasy-themed distillery. The tour offers a fascinating look at the distillation process and ends with a tasting session, making it a delightful experience for those who appreciate a good drink and a bit of history.

Shorebirds: Catch a Delmarva Shorebirds game, the local Minor League Baseball team. It’s a fun and family-friendly way to enjoy America’s favorite pastime. The atmosphere at the stadium is always lively, with plenty of activities and promotions to keep fans entertained beyond the game. Use this link to book a game.

Oceans and Country Calling: For music lovers, the Oceans Calling Festival is a must-attend event. Held annually, this festival brings together a diverse lineup of artists performing on multiple stages right on the beach. The combination of great music, ocean views, and a vibrant crowd makes for an unforgettable experience. This year is the first Country Calling music festival!

Upcoming Events

51st Annual White Marlin Open

Aug 5, 2024 - Aug 9, 2024

The White Marlin Open is the world's largest billfishing tournament, awarding over $105 million in prizes over 50 years.

Quick Paint Competition

Aug 18, 2024

Paint against the clock in downtown Ocean City for your chance at $650 total prizes!

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Ocean City Jeep Fest

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!

Ocean City Air Show 2024

Aug 24, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024

The Ocean City Air Show returns in August!

2024 Ocean City Bike Fest

Sep 11, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024

The largest motorcycle rally on the east coast is back in September!

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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!

Ocean City Running Festival

Nov 2, 2024

Join the Ocean City Running Festival on November 2, 2024!

Tracy Morgan

Nov 16, 2024

Catch Tracy Morgan live at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center! Enjoy an evening of laughter on November 16th at 7 PM. Tickets range from $45 to $55.

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