Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Ocean City

The ocean views and wildlife create a pretty picture of Ocean City. This walkable city is known for its bird watching, biking and golfing. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Ocean City

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Ocean City has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Steel Pier (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Playland's Castaway Cove (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Congo Falls Adventure Golf (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Haunted Golf (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Boardwalk Adventures Water Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Wonderland Pier (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)

Seasonal weather in Ocean City

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 84°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Ocean City

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Ocean City is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Snicklefritz Reef (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Ocean City Beach (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Corson's Inlet State Park (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Lakes Bay (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Atlantic City Beach (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Altman Playground (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Ocean City

Fly into Atlantic City, NJ (ACY-Atlantic City Intl.), the closest airport, located 12 mi (19.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County), which is 25.9 mi (41.7 km) away.

Where to stay near Ocean City?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,536 house rentals near Ocean City. From 652 Houses to 700 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ocean City is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Ocean City?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ocean City:

  • Gold Coast: 254 vacation rentals
  • Gardens: 242 vacation rentals
  • Merion Park: 104 vacation rentals
  • Riviera: 447 vacation rentals
  • Diamond Beach: 154 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Ocean City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Ocean City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Playland's Castaway Cove: 2,100 home rentals
  • Congo Falls Adventure Golf: 2,102 home rentals
  • Corson's Inlet State Park: 2,842 home rentals
  • Boardwalk Adventures Water Park: 2,096 home rentals
  • Discovery Seashell Museum: 2,106 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ocean City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ocean City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 652 Houses in Ocean City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ocean City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 700 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 113 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 27 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ocean City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 142 vacation homes with pool available in Ocean City.

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