Ten miles of beautiful white sand, and one world-famous boardwalk, await you in Ocean City Maryland. Here days blend into night as families forget their worries and happily lose all track of time. So what's a family in Ocean City to do? Everything.
Fly a kite. Ride a bike, rollercoaster or Ferris wheel. Swim, surf or boogie board. Build a sand castle. Hit the arcade. Take a nap. When hunger strikes, consider stocking up on famous Maryland crab cakes and saltwater taffy. And when darkness falls, take in a concert or seek out a bonfire.
Of course, Ocean City's appeal extends way beyond the boardwalk. Home of the world's biggest billfish tournament, Ocean City affords you the chance to set sail and snare a marlin or other spectacular trophy fish. Golfers have their pick of 17 championship courses within a short drive, including the Jack Nicklaus-designed Bayside Resort Golf Club. And shoppers have access to a dizzying array of boutiques, specialty shops and outlets. Just 8 miles to the south sits Assateague Island National Seashore, where wild ponies roam the beach and more than 320 species of birds come and go.
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Bayside Skillet Crepe & Omelet (Ocean City). At this favorite of the locals since the '70s, you'll enjoy Crepes Kathryn with fresh fruit and Creme Chantilly as you overlook the beautiful bay. Or go for a satisfying cheeseburger or crab and cheese club sandwich.
Tutti Gusti (Ocean City). Tutti offers satisfying made-from-scratch Northern Italian dishes and an impressive wine list. Try an old favorite, like the crab cakes that are "held together with love" or one of their 15 daily specials.
Fager's Island Restaurant & Bar (Ocean City). Fager's is known for its beautiful view of the sunset. Enjoy a perfectly cooked steak topped with lump crab meat in the formal dining room, or go for something more casual in the tiki bar.
Tap Room (Fenwick Island). This favorite of islanders and tourists offers fine dining as well as a cozy, comfortable bar, and both feature hearty Eastern favorites. Try the scallop chowder or the lobster shepherd's pie, but consider making a reservation at this popular hot spot.
The Boardwalk (Ocean City). There's no need to venture far beyond your beach towel for a good time in Ocean City. This famous stretch features 3 miles of shops, arcades, restaurants and rides - all available as you stroll along the Atlantic Ocean.
The Atlantic Ocean. Bay and ocean fishing off the shores of Ocean City offer wonderful opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels. You can find founder, trout and seabass in the bay or reserve your spot on a boat and drop a line for tuna, mahi-mahi and marlin.
Life-Saving Station Museum (Ocean City). History buffs won't want to miss this museum, which sits at the southern tip of the famous Boardwalk. This quaint collection is housed in a restored building and includes shipwreck artifacts, a look at bathing suits through history and many other exhibits marking the history of the life-saving service.
Assateague Island. Once you've had your fill of restaurants and sunbathing, visit Assateague Island and get a glimpse of Ocean City's wilder side. See the island's famous wild ponies or take a hike along the Candleberry Nature Trail.
Fenwick Island Lighthouse. The Fenwick Island Lighthouse provides the perfect photo opportunity, as well as a look in to the history of ship navigation over the past 150 years. The lighthouse is open for tours May through October.
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