There are plenty of places to go within walking distance from the condo. Within a couple of blocks, you can find at least 8 dining options, convenient stores, a used book store, clothing stores, a beach sundries store, and a hair salon.
The boardwalk, one of the main attractions in Ocean City, is approximately 10 minutes by car. Bus service is available for $1 per trip or $3 for unlimited use all day. The buses for the boardwalk stop across the street from the condo approximately every 10 minutes during the summer. A trip to the boardwalk will normally take approximately 20 minutes by bus..
In the morning, until 11 AM, bikes can be rented for riding on the boardwalk. From 11 AM to midnight, the Boardwalk Tram runs up and down the length of the boardwalk (approx. 3 miles). This is a great way to scope out your next lunch or dinner stop or just people watch. You can board or get off the Tram anywhere along the boardwalk. While you are on the boardwalk, don't miss the attractions including Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, Thrasher's Boardwalk Fries, Trimper's Rides, Fisher's Popcorn, Lifesaving Museum, Dolle's Salt Water Taffy, Trimper's Haunted House, Wokenfuss Candies, the Pier, Dayton's Famous Fried Chicken, the Kite Loft, Dumser's Ice Cream, Ocean Gallery, and the Firemen's Memorial which includes a piece of steel beam from the World Trade Center..
There are many daytime activities for the family in Ocean City. There are no less than 20 mini-golf courses, including two indoors. Jolly Roger's Amusement Park, Splash Mountain, and Go-Karts are loads of fun. Jetskiing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and speedboat, banana or pontoon boat rentals are some of the boating activities at OC. Buccaneer pirate tours, Assateague Adventues boat tours, deep sea fishing tours, and OC Rocket speedboat tours are some of the other boating activities. Parasailing, skydiving, scuba diving, and surfing is available for the adventurous crowd.
At night, activities include many clubs, including Seacrets which is ranked in the top 10 nightclubs in the US. There is a Karaoke club at Angelos, Comedians as Princess Royal, movies at Gold Coast Mall, ice skating shows at the Carousel, mini golf at all of the courses, bowling, the Casino and horse racing at Ocean Downs, listening to music performers in many of the local establishments, and walking along the boardwalk.
If outlet shopping is your bag, you're in luck! There is an outlet mall just across the bridge on RT 50 and there are a large number of outlet malls just north on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach in Delaware where there is no sales tax.
There is a show or event going on almost every weekend at the convention center. Close to OC is Assateague Island National Seashore where you can drive through the park and see the wild horses. Next to OC is the historic town of Berlin which hosts the annual Jazz and Blues Bash and is home to the Burley Oak Brewery with tours every Saturday afternoon.
If you are a golfer, the OC area has more than 15 courses within a 30 minute drive. Some of the more popular courses include: Eagles Landing, Bayside Resort GC, Links at Lighthouse Sound GC, Ocean Pines G&CC, Ocean City GC, Bear Trap Dunes GC, GlenRiddle GC, Nutters Crossing GC, Assateague Greens Golf Ctr, Ocean Resorts WWCC GC, Pine Shore Golf Course, River Run Golf Club, The Beach Club Golf Link, The Bay Club, Deer Run GC, Salt Pond GC, Cripple Creek G&CC, and The Peninsula G&CC.
Known as the White Marlin Capital of the World, OC is host to many charter boats for catching marlin, tuna, shark, and other big game fish. Each August, hundreds of captains from all over the country come to OC for the White Marlin Open, the world's largest billfish tournament and compete for millions of dollars in prize money.
Ocean City has hundreds of restaurants to choose from. Of course the seafood is superb but there are also many other varieties of food available. There are a number of restaurants that specialize in ribs, a number of upscale burger restaurants, excellent Italian, Asian, and Greek. Lot's of pizza and BBQ choices as well. Breakfast fare in OC is excellent with a number of pancake houses, crepe restaurant, and chipped beef style breakfasts. Then there are the crab houses. Everyone has their favorite; we include our favorite restaurants in the Guest Handbook that we send to guests. Our suggestion is that unless you plan to pick at crabs for more than two hours, your best bet is to purchase the crabs by the dozen. You get larger and tastier crabs and less work on your part. There are a number of large AYCE restaurants including Phillips, Embers, and Bonfire. There are also a number of fine dining restaurants including Fagers, Frescos, Captains Galley and Captains Table.
Of course one of the main attractions for Ocean City is just East of the condo - the Atlantic Ocean. With its beautiful beach. ocean breeze, and wonderful surf, there is nothing else like it the world.