If you’re vising Ocean City for the first time you’re not going to want to miss out on some of the classic attractions that have made this area so famous. Check out our list of the top things to do in Ocean City to ensure you have an amazing visit.


The Ocean City Boardwalk is certainly one of the biggest attractions for visitors coming to Maryland. In fact, the travel Channel named it one of America’s best boardwalks, and USA Today included it on their “Top 10 Great Boardwalks” list. Whether you want to bike, rollerblade, walk, or shop your way along this 3-mile stretch of excitement, there will be no shortage of things to do no matter the time of day. There are bars, museums, and arcades, even a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Then, there’s the food. Crab cakes, smoked meat, fried chicken, pizza, fries, and more. For dessert you can choose from a long list of Boardwalk favorites like popcorn, funnel cakes, cotton candy, and the list goes on!

The best part is, when you stay at Beach Plaza in Ocean City, all of these amazing attractions are right on your doorstep.

Water Sports / Beach

There’s no limit of water activities to keep you busy for a day in the sun in Ocean City. Whether you’d like to explore the waters on a jet ski, speedboat, kayak, canoe, or ride the waves on a surfboard, there are many rental outlets available with exactly what you need right on the beach. If you’d like to embrace your inner adrenaline junkie and take in a bird’s eye view of the boardwalk and beach, there is also parasailing available!



If golf is your game, Ocean City has you covered. There are 17 championship courses appealing to golfers of all skill levels. Our courses have been widely recognized by a number of organizations such as Golfweek and Golf Digest. When you book your visit to Ocean City, be sure to pack your clubs!

Eco Tourism

Eco Tourism is huge in Ocean City. Make no mistake, the lights, sounds, and excitement of the boardwalk is great, but it’s also nice to take a day and get away from it all. If bird watching, cycling, or hiking is more your style, Worcester County is the place for you. Check out their website for more info on how you can get back to nature during your stay in Ocean City!

You may be planning your first trip to Ocean City, but by following our tips above, and staying at the Beach Plaza Hotel, it certainly won’t be your last. To book your accommodations with us, give us a call at 410.289.9121. We’d be happy to help you plan some great activities during your stay.