Our Ultimate Ocean City Summer Bucketlist

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Whether you're planning a trip to Ocean City or are a resident of the area looking for some exciting things to do, we have you covered! Known for its laidback vibe, small town feel, a wide variety of outdoor activities and much more, Ocean City offers its locals and visitors the best in adventure and exploration. While Ocean City has been highlighted to be a top beach vacation destination and attracts visitors from all over the world, there is much more to be explored throughout the area, especially in the warmer months! 

Here's our ultimate Ocean City summer vacation bucketlist:

Boardwalk & Amusement Rides

If there's one thing to add on to your Ocean City itinerary, it's the Ocean City Boardwalk. With three miles of boardwalk to explore, there are plenty of shops and dining spots to stop and enjoy while strolling the boardwalk. There is always something happening on the boardwalk and many times, it's free! Pick up a souvenir or grab a bite to eat, USA Today named it one of the best boardwalks for food. 

Seeking a thrilling adventure during your vacation? Trimper's Rides offers several rides and arcade games for an action-packed getaway. Rides include bumper cars, a kiddie ferris wheel, spinning coaster and so much more. For a larger amusement park, Jolly Roger is a great option! At Jolly Roger, you'll find the Splash Mountain Water Park, Speedworld, miniature golf, rides, games, concessions, gift shop. Free parking and free admission included!

Cool Off with Ice Cream

Escape the summer heat and treat yourself to a delicious ice cream sundae. Dumser's Dairlyand is a Maryland favorite and for good reason! Dumser's has been a part of the Ocean City Boardwalk since 1939 serving quality and fresh ice cream made daily. Stop by any of their seven locations for a wide variety of homemade ice cream, milk shakes, sundaes, floats and more. 

Elevate Your Golfing Skills on the Green

Want to spend time on the green during your Ocean City vacation? Ocean City is home to 17 championship golf courses designed by some of golf's most notable players. Many of our golf courses offer challenges for any skill level. Tee off at Ocean City's premier golf course, Eagle's Landing, offering views of Sinepuxent Bay and Assateague National Seashore. Or play a game at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links, named as one of the Top 5 Golf Courses in Maryland by Golf Digest. This Scottish-style links is the only area course to feature bent-grass on the fairways and greens. No less than 17 of the 18 holes have a bay view with several holes having direct bay frontage, where you can start your ball over the water to shorten the hole.

Check Out the OC Life-Saving Station Museum

Originally named the Ocean City Life-Saving Station, the Life-Saving Service and later the U. S. Coast Guard actively used the building until 1964. Today, the museum shares the history of the Ocean City, Maryland, the Worcester County coastal region, and the historical role performed by the United States Life-Saving Service. The museum features a permanent exhibit and an aquarium room with wildlife that inhabits Ocean City's ocean and bays. 

Hit the Beach 

Of course, no trip to Ocean City is complete without a trip to the beach. Pack your beach towel, sunscreen, beach chair, and any other beach necessities and enjoy the 10 miles of Sandy beach that OCMD has to offer.

Find Your Ocean City Vacation Rental

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Now that you know all of our top recommendations for a summer in Ocean City, it’s time to find a vacation rental to call your home away from home. Whether you prefer rentals with a pool or rentals with a view, we cannot wait to host you at one of our Ocean City, Maryland vacation rentals. There’s no better time to start making memories!