Ocean City Stories

What's Happening in Berlin, Maryland?

A variety of new eateries, a candy store and even a meadery are among the new businesses calling Berlin home. Summer is bringing several new businesses to downtown Berlin. The Buzz Meadery opened last week and Dolle’s Candy Land and Pop’s Kitchen by DeNovo’s are set to open in t...

Family-Friendly Hotels in Ocean City, Maryland

Fun is built-in at these overnight accommodations on Maryland’s Coast. Although travel has changed this summer with what our nation is facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still open and ready to offer up some great family fun, while social distancing. Businesses have put strict safe...

Sustainable Dining on Maryland's Coast

Local sourcing. Sustainable dining. Regional craft brews. Local vineyards. Dock-to-Table. Farm-to-Table. Organic ingredients. All-natural. Never ever. Antibiotic and hormone-free. Farmer markets. Local agriculture. Type any of these terms into an internet search and find restaurants near your loc...

Al Fresco Dining on Maryland’s Coast

Grab a table with a view at these Worcester County restaurants. It’s fall, which on Maryland’s coast means it’s prime time for outdoor dining. Comfortable temperatures, salty breezes, and spectacular views complement every menu. From street-level patios to roof-top decks, sunny...

Fall, Beercations, Festivals and Craft Beer on Maryland's Coast

Those who have been trying to keep an eye on the craft beer scene of Maryland’s Eastern Shore lately can hardly blink without missing something new: a new beer, a switch to cans, take-out, and delivery options. You can even buy beer online from some breweries and have it sent to you. The COVID...

Light Up Maryland’s Coast

Celebrate the holiday season in Worcester County Maryland’s Coast is Open for the Holidays. Our coastal communities have many safe and welcoming ways to capture the season’s magic. Light up your holidays and warm your winter at the only place where the ocean meets land. To help plan y...

Birding Along Maryland’s Coast

Birding along Maryland’s Coast is wild in winter! In Worcester County, we have more than 200,000 untouched acres of beach and bald cypress, and miles of farm fields, rivers, and creeks await. Few places on the East Coast still provide such opportunities for solace and mindf...

Ocean City Area Ranks High on GolfWeek's 2020 Best Courses You Can Play

If you’re looking for the top tier of Mid-Atlantic golf destinations, your search begins and ends in Ocean City, Maryland. This bustling resort town features a wealth of championship golf at an exceptional value. Beyond its acclaimed fairways and greens, there are abundant outdoor activities,...

Best Boardwalk Bites in Ocean City, MD

Our beach town is popular for many things but the boardwalk and the amazing food might be the two biggest attractions. Looking for the best boardwalk bites in Ocean City, Maryland? You already know Explore OC has you covered.  Eating good food is an important part of any vacation and lucky f...

Memorial Day Weekend Ocean City, MD 2021

This is the most wonderful time of the year for beach and summer-lovers everywhere. It’s Memorial Day weekend in Ocean City, MD! The long weekend bustling with the first beach trip of the year is a time to look forward to.  Are you spending your time off in Ocean City, Maryland? At Exp...

Cruisin' Weekend OCMD 2021

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and get excited for the 30th annual Cruisin’ Weekend in Ocean City, Maryland! This nationally recognized event is a car lover’s paradise bringing thousands of classic cars, hot rods, customs, street machines, and more.  Come on out May 20 to 23 at the Ocean...

Springfest OCMD 2021

Are you ready for Springfest 2021? Springfest is BACK and better than ever this year in Ocean City, Maryland! 2021 marks the 30th year of Springfest and we can’t wait to celebrate. Join us for a beach trip and experience a fun weekend filled with music, food, arts and crafts, and so much more! At E...

Things to Do With Toddlers in Ocean City, MD

You want the whole family to have a good time on your beach trip right? Well, Explore OC has a list of many fun things to do with toddlers during your stay in Ocean City, Maryland. Kids want to stay entertained at every moment and it can be a challenge to keep up with their short attention spans. ...

Best Parks in Ocean City, MD

With the warm weather here to stay, we know you must be excited about the beach, but do you know about the best parks in Ocean City, Maryland? Our coastal town has much to offer and the sandy beaches are just the start! If you’re looking for a spot to take your kids, go for a run with your dogs, or...

Things to Do Outdoors in Ocean City, MD

Are you looking for things to do outdoors in Ocean City, Maryland? We’ve been stuck inside long enough- it’s time to embrace this warmer weather and spend time outside. While the beach is great and certainly one of our favorite places to be, Ocean City has much more than that to offer!  If you’re l...

Craft Breweries and Wineries Near OCMD

Are you interested in craft breweries and wineries near OCMD? It’s no secret that Ocean City has become a hotspot for delicious and local craft beer. With so many new places to try, Explore OC is here to keep you in the loop and share some of our favorite spots.  Craft Breweries Near O...

Ocean City Film Fest

Are you excited for the 5th Annual Ocean City Film Festival? The week-long event taking place March 4th to March 11th will be streamed virtually for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home! The Ocean City Film Festival partners with the Art League of Ocean City to bring together filmmakers from...

Open Restaurants in Ocean City, MD

Are you looking for open restaurants in Ocean City, MD? The weather is getting warmer and summer is just around the corner! We know that you’re excited about Ocean City beach trips, but so many of your favorite restaurants are already open in Ocean City, MD, and ready for visitors! Psst, an...

The Wienermobile is Coming to OCMD

BIG news for Ocean City and the surrounding areas… the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to town! You don’t want to miss this-- the iconic 27-foot Wienermobile is a sight to relish!  Hotdoggers “Relish Rachel” and “Spence With the Sauce” will be cruising...

Farm-to-Table Dining in Ocean City, MD

If you’re looking for farm-to-table dining in Ocean City, MD, we know just the place. What’s important to you when dining out? For some, it’s the kind of food, atmosphere, or price. In Ocean City, MD, we have restaurants that pride themselves on having the freshest ingredients that...

Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in OCMD

Are you looking for things to do for Valentine’s Day in OCMD? On these chilly February days, celebrating love is a warm and welcomed break on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re livin’ local or visiting our favorite beach town for some much needed rest and relaxation, Ocean City...

Where to Watch the Big Game in Ocean City 2021

Are you looking for where you can watch the big game in Ocean City? Now that it’s February and the holiday season has passed, we have Super Bowl LV to look forward to! Football games have definitely been a little different this year but we’ve finally made it and are excited to celebrate!...

Winter Wellness in Ocean City, Maryland

Things To Do in Ocean City During the Winter Feeling cooped up during the winter months? Whether you live locally in Ocean City during the offseason or are visiting, we have some tips on how to stay happy and healthy, taking care of your wellness this winter.    Healthy Eating...

The Buzz Meadery Bottle Release

This holiday season, support local businesses and visit the Buzz Meadery in Berlin, MD. On Wednesday, November 25 from 11 am - 6 pm, the Buzz Meadery will be releasing five new bottles, and will be joined by local artisan vendors for a holiday pop-up shop that you don’t want to miss!  The Buzz Mead...