Information & Facts
You name it, you can do it on holiday in Ocean City. Activities
as diverse as boat trips, paint ball fights, golf, go-karting,
gambling, sailing and cycling are all on offer. Watersports of all
sorts are available.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Ocean city is urbanised, a little noisy and can get extremely
crowded during the summer months. Not the best holiday resort for
those looking for some peace and quiet.
After the sun sets, Ocean City's Boardwalk and the Ocean Highway
lights up as party-seekers explore the hundreds of clubs, pubs and
bars offering a wide variety of attractions from hot DJs to live
entertainment and dancing.
Ocean City prides itself in tempting the taste buds of all ages
and persuasions in keeping with its affordable family holiday
image, but the gourmet's choice in this resort is irresistible
fresh seafood including clams, mussels, oysters, crab and lobster.
The city has more than 22,000 restaurant seats, most of them al
fresco with views of the Bay, and that is without the take-away and
delivery joints, many of the restaurants touting 'all you can eat'
Besides delicious seafood visitors can take their pick of a
gamut of international flavours like Chinese, French, Italian and
Mexican. Recommendations include Smoker's BBQ Pit for ribs and
chicken, On the Bay Seafood for Maryland crabs, and the the
award-winning Fager's Island Restaurant with its spacious outdoor
For avid holiday shoppers, Ocean City's 20-block Boardwalk and
the town's Gold Coast Mall are the stuff of dreams, bursting with
speciality and boutique shops, as well as a number of brand name
factory outlets. Souvenir shopping is particularly enjoyable with a
host of fascinating things to seek out and take home. Golfers are
well advised to check out the local golf shops where bargains are
to be had.