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Ocean City, MD Restaurants Open Year Round

Looking for a bite to eat in Ocean City, Maryland? The off-season is the perfect time for locals and visitors to explore Ocean City cuisine at a fraction of the cost. While many businesses in town close their doors for the winter, not opening until s... READ MORE

Dolle's to Open in Berlin, Maryland!

Ocean City’s favorite sweet spot, Dolle’s Candyland will soon be available in Berlin, Maryland! Just one year after expanding with their West Ocean City location, Dolle’s will expand again with a shop on Berlin’s Main Street, with hopes of being open... READ MORE

New Year’s in Ocean City, Maryland

Welcome in the New Year in Ocean City, Maryland! The town is filled with tons of fun events and activities to keep you, as well as your friends and family, busy all night long. Choose from dinners and parties around town, ball drops, and even a firew... READ MORE

26th Annual Penguin Swim in Ocean City, MD

Celebrate New Year’s Day by “getting wet for a good cause!” Head into Ocean City, Maryland and kick off the New Year with the 26th Annual Penguin Swim! The Penguin Swim will take place on New Years Day when hundreds of participants will jump into the... READ MORE

Christmas Dinner in Ocean City, Maryland

Planning on enjoying Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Dinner in Ocean City? While so many across the Delmarva are beginning to craft their dinner menus for the holidays, others are deciding on a fun and relaxed holiday dinner out. Ocean City is filled... READ MORE
After 16 years of service, West Ocean City restaurant, Alex’s Italian Restaurant is closing its doors. Owner, Alex Fraschetti has decided to retire and will be serving his final customers on Thursday, December 19, 2019.  Fraschetti decided that it w... READ MORE

Comic-Con 2019 in Ocean City!

It’s time to bring out your best costumes because Comic-Con is back in Ocean City, Maryland! Visit the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on December 14th from 9 am - 8 pm for a fun day filled with comics, cosplay, anime, art, and so much more!  Com... READ MORE
Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock down Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Maryland on December 7th for the 37th Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade! The parade begins promptly at 11:00 am from Old Landing Road and heading North to 120th Street. ... READ MORE

Black Friday Deals in Ocean City

Head into Ocean City, Maryland on Black Friday for the best deals on the Eastern Shore! There’s nothing better than getting your Christmas shopping done early, well, besides maybe getting all the gifts you need at an awesome sale price! At Explore OC... READ MORE
Plan your vacation and head into Ocean City, MD for the 37th Annual Holiday Shoppers Fair! For just three days from November 29 through December 1, the Roland E. Powell Convention Center will transform into a shoppers paradise for eager gift buyers t... READ MORE
Interested in spending Thanksgiving in Ocean City, Maryland this year? You already know that at Explore OC, we love the Off-Season, which is why we’ve created a list of the best ways to celebrate your Thanksgiving in Ocean City this year!  Thanksgiv... READ MORE

Thanksgiving in Ocean City, Maryland - 2019

Looking for Thanksgiving Specials in Ocean City, Maryland? There’s nothing worse than making your holiday plans only to find out that the place you wanted to go to is closed. Explore OC has rounded up all of the restaurants in Ocean City that will be... READ MORE

Things to Do in Ocean City this November

The holidays are upon us and your presents is requested in Ocean City, MD. The town is filled with tons of fun holiday events and activities to keep you and your family busy right through November. Yule be sorry if you miss out, so plan your holiday... READ MORE

Off Season Specials in Ocean City!

Looking for Off-Season Specials in Ocean City, Maryland? You've come to the right place! As the temperatures drops and the cold-fronts set in, locals in Ocean City, MD are trading in their swimsuits for a sweater and are returning to their favorite r... READ MORE
Head into Ocean City, Maryland this weekend and celebrate O.C.toberfest with the 5th Annual Shore Craft Beer Fest! On October 26th from 12:30-4:30 pm at Sunset Park, enjoy unlimited tastings from 16 of your favorite breweries, live music, and more at... READ MORE
Some Ocean City favorites will be featured on Cooking Channel's Man v. Food on Tuesday, October 22, at 10pm. Be sure to tune in to see local restaurant Fish Tales's delicious jumbo lump crab cake sandwiches! Learn how they're made right here in Ocea... READ MORE
In Ocean City, Maryland we love the holidays! From October through the New Year, the town is jam-packed with tons of fun events and activities for the entire family! Check out a full list of events below and visit OCMD this October for all of your Ha... READ MORE

Check Out Paranormal Activity in OCMD!

Ghostly Greetings! Fall is in the air and Ocean City, Maryland is gearing up to celebrate one of our favorite holidays, Halloween! Join the town of Ocean City in investigating paranormal activity and chance encounters with lingering spirits that stil... READ MORE
If spending time with your dog is one of your favorite activities, then you’re in good company over at ExploreOC! Welcome fellow dog people! You already know that when it comes to you and your pooch, you’re better together, and planning the perfect v... READ MORE

It's Restaurant Week in OCMD!

It’s that time of year again! While the rest of the town is busy decorating and gearing up for holiday celebrations, establishments participating in Ocean City, Maryland's Restaurant Week are prepping their kitchens and preparing their menus to serve... READ MORE

Visiting OCMD During the Off-Season

We all know to visit Ocean City, Maryland during the summer months of June through August, but what happens in a resort town during the off-season? Locals and seasoned tourists can agree that the months following summertime are some of the best times... READ MORE
Raise your glasses to 25 years of Wine on the Beach! Launched in 1994, Wine on the Beach has quickly become an Ocean City tradition for friends and family to gather together and learn more about Maryland wines, taste new products, and stock up on fav... READ MORE

Sunfest Celebrates 45 Years of Sun and Fun!

In Ocean City, Maryland, summer is just a state of mind! Locals and vacationers alike hold on to the very last bits of warm weather and sunshine as long as possible! Which is one of the reasons that the town of OC waits until the end of September to... READ MORE

Flounder Pounder is back on September 8th!

Flounder Pounder is back on September 8th in Ocean City, Maryland! Hosted at the legendary Bahia Marina, this one of a kind tournament gives beginner and expert anglers a one-day chance to test their skills and cast their hooks into the water for the... READ MORE