Introducing Ocean City
The OC is where you’ll experience the American seaside holiday at its tacky best. Eat a sandy hot dog on the beach, buy a T-shirt with unprintably obscene slogans, drink to excess with students and watch families argue over a round of mini-golf. Did we mention the water’s great and there’s an awesome national park nearby?
Extending 2.5 miles from the inlet to 27th St, the boardwalk is the center of action. The visitor center (410-723-8600; 9am-5pm) and local hotel-motel-restaurant association (410-289-6733; www.ocvisitor.com), in the convention center on Coastal Hwy at 40th St, can help you find lodging. Many establishments are only open during temperate months; prices plummet off-season. Traffic is jammed and parking scarce in summer.
Last updated: Sep 21, 2008