Where to stay around Ocean City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,374 vacation rentals near Ocean City. From 560 Houses to 649 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ocean City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Ocean City?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ocean City:

  • Gold Coast: 237 vacation rentals
  • Gardens: 208 vacation rentals
  • Riviera: 416 vacation rentals
  • Merion Park: 98 vacation rentals
  • Grand at Diamond Beach: 165 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ocean City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ocean City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Boardwalk Adventures Water Park: 2,034 vacation rentals
  • Discovery Seashell Museum: 2,043 vacation rentals
  • Corson's Inlet State Park: 2,737 vacation rentals
  • Playland's Castaway Cove: 2,040 vacation rentals
  • Congo Falls Adventure Golf: 2,041 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ocean City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ocean City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 560 Houses in Ocean City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ocean City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 649 rentals available
  • Cottages: 28 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 28 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ocean City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 124 vacation rentals with pool available in Ocean City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Welcome to New Jersey's favorite family resort

    Founded in 1879, Ocean City has been in the seaside resort biz for longer than most. Its year-round residents number in the thousands, but it hosts over 3 million visitors every year. It's been a dry city for 150 years, a fact that has helped the OC burnish its reputation as the ideal place to bring the kids. You're never too young, or too old for that matter, to paddle a kayak, hunt for seashells, or doze in the sun. Then, it's time for some serious business: ice cream, salt water taffy, and a ride on the Ferris wheel.

    A quintessential boardwalk made for the young at heart

    The center of the action in Ocean City is the beach. No wait, the boardwalk. Beach. Boardwalk. It's too hard to say. Sunbathing is a key pastime on the city's sandy stretches, both those on the Atlantic and the quieter beaches by the bay. There's also parasailing, surfing, and every other water sport imaginable. Then there are the 2.5 miles of classic seaside boardwalk, lined with souvenir shops, movie theaters, and mini golf. Ocean City doesn't serve alcohol, but it makes up for it with enough dining options (pizza, pasta, pancakes, fudge!) to satisfy the kid in you.

    Enjoy ocean views from the comfort of your water slide

    Area attractions help Ocean City keep its family friendly vibe strong. On the boardwalk you'll find OC Waterpark, with waterslides and a lazy river that offers views of the Atlantic. For the landlubbers in your party, Gillian's Wonderland Pier has rides for them, too, from merry-go-rounds to tilt-a-whirls. When you're too dizzy to continue, take a break at the Ocean City Historical Museum, a community resource that offers exhibits and artifacts of the area's history. After a day on the sand, kids will be amazed at what's on display at the Discovery Seashell Museum.

    Ocean City's ocean breezes take the edge off summer heat

    Ocean City shines in summer. Between May and September, temperatures hover in the 80s and kids of all ages flock to the beach. Humidity can be high, and heat waves intense, but a sea breeze blowing off the Atlantic usually keeps things reasonable. If you're interested in saving a penny or two on your Ocean City vacation rental, try booking in late fall or early spring. The weather might be too cool for swimming, but it's perfect for strolling. You'll avoid the crowds, too. Just remember that some restaurants and parks close up when the temperatures go down.

    The OC is for dolphin families (and butterfly families) too

    Your Ocean City vacation rental will surely be set on land, but the city itself is 40% water. That means beaches, wetlands, and wading waterfowl. Head to Howard Stainton Wildlife Refuge for some of the best bird watching in the state. Spot terns and black skimmers hunting prey in spring and summer, and migrating birds taking off in fall. For an even wider variety of wildlife, take the nature lover in you to Corson's Inlet State Park, where dolphins frolic offshore and butterflies add color to the marsh grasses and sand dunes.