The Boardwalk is lined with stores and shops of all kinds, as well as restaurants, amusement parks, arcades, and live entertainment. Miniature golf courses with unique themes are popular with families in search of a fun activity for the kids. The two amusement parks on the Boardwalk provide old-fashioned entertainment with an assortment of classic thrill rides and roller coasters.
Beyond the options of the Boardwalk, Downtown Ocean City offers over 100 unique shops, restaurants and galleries. Asbury Avenue shopping district or “the avenue” is the ideal spot to find your perfect souvenir, pick up some groceries or simply explore the many options. After a day of browsing the Downtown shops, you can find a delicious meal from the wide selection of Downtown restaurants that are open year round.
The waters of the Great Egg Harbor Bay on the opposite side of the island support a thriving ecosystem that is perfect for boating, fishing, kayaking, nature walks, and other outdoor activities. Rental equipment is available from a number of local shops where you can find fishing rods, kayaks, small boats, and whatever else you need for your outdoor activities.
When you’re looking for a place to stay in Ocean City, plenty of hotels, rental houses, condominiums, and campgrounds means you have tons of options when selecting your accommodations. Hotels on the Boardwalk are located in the heart of the community, and most of the other hotels and motels are often no more than a few blocks from the ocean. Browse through our business directory for listings of the many Ocean City hotels and motels.