Top 4 Things To Do in Ocean City NOW

Top 4 Things to do in OC during the shoulder season… Especially Easter Weekend!

Are you craving the warm sunshine, gleaming on the sand? Are you longing for the breezy, salty air and sound of waves crashing on the beach? Is your family in need of a great escape after the seemingly never ending, cold, winter?If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time for you to plan a weekend getaway to your favorite beach town! Don’t wait for summer— there’s already tons happening in the shoulder season! Take a look at the top 4 things to do during the shoulder season in Ocean City and get your much needed dose of vitamin SEA in OCMD!

ocean city beach
Trimper Rides amusement park

1. Grand Re-opening Weekend

Starting off our list may be the most obvious, but most ideal for the entire family…Trimper Rides, of course! Grab your gang and celebrate our 130th season with both indoor and outdoor rides, along with your favorite boardwalk games that you played as a kid! Events will be held every weekend, beginning April 8th thru Memorial Day weekend! You’ll be just steps away from the best beach on the Eastern Shore while feeling like a kid again in our nostalgic amusement park! Rain or shine, wristbands let you ride all rides and experience fun for all ages!

Boy playing arcade game during OC shoulder season!

2. Marty’s Playland Arcade

Continue embracing your inner child and head over to Marty’s Playland arcade! Marty’s Playland is the perfect rain or shine activity and offers one of the largest game and prize selections in Ocean City. Did you know they are more than just a video arcade?! If you’re planning for an overnight stay, Playland offers weekly apartment rentals on the second floor that are proven to have the perfect view of the boardwalk and beach. Stay where you play and head to Marty’s, this shoulder season! Insider note: rentals are 50% off until Mar 1, 2023 and 25% off until May 1, 2023. Book now!

sunrise at ocean city!

3. The Ocean is Always Open

Seas the day and head to the beach! Let the waves hit your feet and the sand be your seat while your entire family takes advantage of this completely free activity. Weather permitting, be sure to wake up early and watch the sunrise, collect seashells, and build a sandcastle! No matter the temperature, wind is almost always guaranteed here in OC. Take advantage of the strong ocean breeze and fly a kite! Why wait until it’s officially summer to start soaking up the sun?

OCMD Boardwalk

4. Take a Walk!

Stroll Ocean City’s iconic Boardwalk! Take advantage of the perfect photo ops as you pass Trimper’s historic Carousel, indulge in a post-lunch, soft serve cone, window shop at your favorite boardwalk stores, and take in the unforgettable views this town has to offer. Furthermore, the off-season is the perfect time to take your furry friends on a peaceful excursion down the boards! As you wander, remember that you’re walking on a piece of history! Originally constructed in 1902, the Ocean City Boardwalk is the foundation of your favorite beach town.

Trimper Rides 130th Season

Events will be held throughout the entire 130th season. Guests can purchase wristbands at the park or online. All park events are weather-dependent. Stay up to date on April weekend information and other upcoming events by visiting and following us on Facebook and Instagram.


Make the most of your time in Ocean City

Trimper Apartments

Gorgeous view from the Trimper Rides Apartments!

It’s never too early to start planning for summertime. Stay where you play and book your oceanfront getaway!

Marty’s Playland

Play the day away at Marty's Playland arcade!

Marty’s Playland is the perfect rain or shine activity and offers one of the largest game and prize selections in Ocean City.