Of course, who can go to Ocean City and not long for those spicy steamed crabs! With so many crab restaurants, shacks and shanty's, you won't have any trouble finding them, and then there are the carry-out's. Easily pick up a half bushel and fire up the stove for some corn-on-the cobb, whip up some slaw, and pour your favorite ice-cold beverage. And don't forget the extra Old Bay! The Maryland Blue Crab is revered all over the country. But you don't have to stop there, OC is a diner's paradise with super indoor and outdoor eatteries up and down the town.
While the Century I Association does not endorse these restaurants and other Boardwalk fares, many of our owners enjoy them and are provided here for your information only.
Within walking distance: Trattoria Lombardi's Restaurant (lombardisrestaurant.com @ 9203 Coastal Highway), Bull on the Beach (www.bullonthebeachoc.com @ 94th Street, Coastal Highway), Blue Fish (www.bluefishocmd.com @ 9401 Coastal Highway).
Ocean City Cassics: Thrashers Fries (www.thrashersfries.com), Dough Roller (www.thedoughroller.com, multiple locations) Dumsers (www.dumsersdairyland.com multiple locations), OC Crabs (www.ocmcrabs.biz), and Dry 85 OC (www.dry85.com)
Special Events, Festivals, Concerts, & Crafts
Springfest, Sunfest, and Bike Week in Ocean City are only a few venues that make Ocean City a must-visit. These events offer large craft and food tents set up on the inlet parking area and great entertainment. These venues have brought some of the most famous singers around like Clint Black, Leann Rimes, Troy Adkins, ZZ Top, Loretta Lynn, and The Fabulous Hubcaps. The Performing Arts Center in the Roland E. Powell Convention Center is Ocean City’s premier entertainment venue featuring famous musicians and comedians, plays and concerts. Dates and performers for 2021 are subject to COVID conditions and regulations. Visit Events | Ocean City, Maryland (ococean.com) for updates as they are made available.
The Boardwalk is the major tourist hub in Ocean City. It is the place to be. It's see and be seen every morning, noon, and night. It is food, tie-dyed shirts, jewelry, rides, beachwear, shops, attractions, parades of old and classic cars, and accommodations. People from all over
the country flock here...
and for good reason.
Ocean City Rentals & Real Estate
With the number of tourists pouring into Ocean City daily, the Century I Association thought we could offer a few suggestions for realty rental companies. The Association is not affiliated with nor do we endorse these companies, and they are simply listed for your information. Many of our rental units are contracted through these agencies by our unit owners. They include Vacasa Rentals OCMD, Coldwell Banker Vacations (cbvacations.com), Long & Foster Realty (lfvacations.com), Century 21 (www.century21newhorizon.com) and VRBO (www.vrbo.com), Century I Condominium Sales & Rentals on Zillow (www.zillow.com).
Every year Ocean City sponsors the White Marlin Open | World's Largest Billfish Tournament that often includes well-known celebrities. Prizes are given out according to catches of white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphin and shark. This year's tournament is to be held August 2-6, 2021 barring any unforeseen circumstances. Book early!
As you can imagine, Ocean City is a prime location for fishing as you have the Assawoman Bay on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Many mornings you will find someone down near the shore casting out for 'the Big One'. Fishing is also allowed off the fishing pier, Rt. 50 bridge, jetty and bayside. Headboats are plentiful for deep sea excursions.
The Ocean City Fishing Club opened its first pier and clubhouse in 1916. It is the only fishing pier in the city that extends over the Atlantic Ocean. The Ocean City pier extends 635' southeast from the Ocean City Boardwalk near the 14th street entrance. Facilities include a clubhouse with deck, storage facility, bait storage (refrigerator/freezer), bait/fish cleaning tables, sink, and tent shelter.
Balcony Views - Oceanside
Ocean City's shoreline stretches for 10 miles along the Atlantic Ocean.
The sunrises and sunsets can all be enjoyed from the amazing views offered in Century I.
Credit Sheryl Tomlinson