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10 Things to Do in Ocean City before Summer Ends

Here are our top 10 things to do in Ocean City before summer ends.

Cap Off Your Summer with these Ocean City Activities

Fall is just around the corner. Before the leaves begin to change and the temperatures drop, make the most of what’s left of summer in Ocean City. Here are our top 10 things to do before summer ends.

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  1. Hit the Beach One Last Time

A trip to Ocean City is best capped off by spending some time in the surf and sand. Visit Ocean City’s main beach and the town’s other nearby waterways for a day of fun on the water and in the sand. Even though school is back in session, a summer weekend is the perfect time to bring the whole family out for one last day at the beach.

  1. Stroll along the Boardwalk

While the Ocean City Boardwalk is accessible year-round, some of the best activities, attractions, restaurants and shops close after the summer. This may be your last chance to indulge in your favorite boardwalk bites, including Thrasher’s French Fries, Fisher’s Popcorn and more. Spin around on one of the thrilling rides at Trimper’s Rides and Amusements or Jolly Roger on the Pier.

  1. Experience Ocean City’s Water Sports

Ocean City, Maryland has 31.9 miles of waterways to explore. From bays and inlets to the Atlantic Ocean, there are a number of exciting ways to get out on the water when you visit. Try your hand at surfing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, parasailing and more.

Companies like Action Watersports and Odyssea Watersports are two of Ocean City’s premier water sport outfitters. Rent top-of-line watersport vehicles, including Kawasaki jet skis, kayaks and more for a day of fun on the water.

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Ocean City paddle boarding

  1. Have a Meal Outside

Ocean City has a number of fantastic restaurants, perfect for every appetite and budget. From family friendly and casual to fine dining and romantic—you can find a restaurant for every occasion. Before the summer season ends, enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner on an outdoor patio. You’ll not only have a great meal but also a fantastic view of the beach.

  1. Enjoy a Drink at a Beach-Front Bar

It’s not just eating you can do under the summer sunshine. Ocean City also has several bars with large outdoor patios where you can enjoy a locally brewed craft beer, glass of wine or frozen cocktail. Along with fantastic drinks, many of these bars also boast fun lawn games, fantastic views and live music. These drinking venues can be perfect for the whole family, including your pets.

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  1. Charter a Party Boat

Bid farewell to summer by chartering a party boat for some fun on the water with friends. What can be better than celebrating the summer season with a drink from a floating bar. These can be the perfect way to celebrate someone’s birthday, bachelor/bachelorette party and more.

Cruise Ocean City’s waterways in style aboard the OC Liquid Limo. This decked out vessel can transport guests to local bars by the water, dock for a swim or just ride around Ocean City and Assateague Island.

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  1. Hit the Links

Spend some time outside on the green as you take on 18 holes at one of Ocean City’s golf courses. Ocean City is one of the fastest growing golfing destinations on the East Coast. The scenic area surrounding Ocean City is just the starting point for great golf. Legendary players and course designers like Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills and Pete and P.B. Dye all lent their expertise to more than 17 championship courses in the area.

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  1. Spend the Day at Assateague State Park

There’s never a bad time of year to visit Assateague State Park but summer is certainly one of the best times of year for an outdoor adventure. The park, located on Assateague Island, is the perfect getaway for those looking to escape Ocean City’s more crowded beaches. Spend the day hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, camping and more.

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Assateague State Park beach

Image from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

  1. Have Some Fun on a Budget

Have some free fun before summer is over when you visit Ocean City. There are a number of exciting things to do in this coastal community that won’t break the bank. Explore the two-and-half-mile Ocean City Boardwalk or attend one of the free summer events. Save even more money by browsing our coupons.

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10. Take a Day Trip

Who says you have to spend your last summer days in Ocean City? If you need a change of scenery, hop in the car and take a day trip to one of Ocean City’s neighboring locales. Visiting one of these towns is also a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the summer season. Explore nearby Assateague Island, Berlin or Salisbury for more fun on Maryland’s eastern shore.