Things to Do in Ocean City, MD

Aerial view of the Ocean City beach

Are you visiting Ocean City, Maryland, and looking for the top things to do in town? At the Boardwalk Hotel Group, we know how to have fun, and want all of our guests to make memories that will last a lifetime during their beach vacation!

This is why our local experts have rounded up the best ways to enjoy your oceanfront vacation.  Here are the top five things that are a must-do when you book your stay to our favorite beach town!

  1. Enjoy Biking on the Boardwalk

What’s your favorite thing to do before you hit the sand? Wake up and hit the boards to enjoy a leisurely bike ride on the iconic Ocean City Boardwalk. Not an early bird? No problem! The Ocean City Mayor and Council voted to extend the hours that bicycles are allowed on the Boardwalk until 2:00 pm daily.

Check out local bike shops to rent your ride, or bring your own from home! Our personal favorite local shop? Dandy Don’s Bike Rentals! Dandy Don’s is conveniently located in the same building as the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, and offers a wide variety of bicycles for everyone, including beach cruisers, surreys, banana bikes, and Ocean City’s only “Boardwalk Cars”!


  1. Relax with Unmatched Views

Which do you prefer, a breathtaking sunrise, or an unforgettable sunset? Luckily for you, when you visit OCMD, you don’t have to choose! Watch the sunrise from your oceanfront hotel room, and head to a bayside restaurant or bar in the evening to watch the sun go down over the bay. Can’t wait until you visit? Check out our Ocean City Live beach cams for real-time views from our BHG Hotels and beyond!

  1. Head to Jolly Roger Parks

Do you have a need for speed? Or maybe you’re looking to splash around at the #1 destination in Ocean City? No matter what kind of fun you’re after, Jolly Roger Parks in Ocean City, MD has it all! Enjoy unmatched views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Giant Wheel at Jolly Roger at the Pier, head to 30th St. with your family for a round of mini-golf, or take the kiddos for some fun and amusements at the 30th St. Amusement Park!

  1. Take a Stroll on the Beach and Boardwalk

If you can’t tell, we’re pretty big fans of the Ocean City Boardwalk here at Boardwalk Hotel Group! This is why we always suggest to our guests that one of the best ways to enjoy our favorite beach town is to take a stroll down the classic wooden boards. The Boardwalk is lined with shops, amusements, and some of the most amazing food in town. Or, walk the Atlantic coastline with 10 miles of Ocean City sand and waves!

  1. Dinner and Happy Hour Specials

Are you looking for happy hour specials in Ocean City? There are plenty of things that we love about our favorite beach town, and a good happy hour just happens to be one of them. Ocean City is also home to some of the best seafood and restaurants on the Eastern Shore. If you’re looking for a pub, bar, or restaurant in town that’s hosting Happy Hour specials simply click this link to find today’s specials at all your favorite places!

Are you ready to make oceanfront memories without the oceanfront price tag? Save big with Boardwalk Hotel Group Two Night Weekday Special! Available at Howard Johnson® By Wyndham Oceanfront Plaza Hotel, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham Oceanfront Inn, and Days Inn® By Wyndham Oceanfront. Book two weekday nights, Tuesday through Thursday (Tues. and Wed. or Wed. and Thurs. night stays) at just $179.95 per night!

Contact the Reservation Specialists at Boardwalk Hotel Group and book your beach vacation today!