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
Balcony Views - Assawoman Bay Side
This beautiful view of Assawoman Bay is seen through the huge bayfront windows from the comfort of your own Century I condo or from the sunset patio. Seagulls find this spot particularly interesting and will gather by the thousands at times. The fishing here intrigues and draws fisherman from all around with so many species available. Depending on the wind, rain, and tides the view changes by the hour.
Balcony Views - Fireworks
Ocean City keeps the fanfare going with fireworks at Northside Park and downtown on the beach at North Division. Fireworks are sent up from West Ocean City and Ocean Pines. Secrets usually have a firework display as well. All firework displays are visible from the sunset patio. This is a sample of North Side Park fireworks on the 4th of July.
There are usually a number of personal fireworks over the beach and the bay. Fireworks are not allowed on Century 1 balconies.
...and so much more!
There is so much more to see and do while you're in Ocean City. Moped rentals, parasailing, OC air show, dinner cruises, putt-putt golf, water parks, carnival rides, whale watching expeditions, deep water fishing trips, and the list goes on and on. Plan well and enjoy it all.
Fun In the Winter
There is still plenty of fun to be had in the winter. Many restaurant's and mini-golf courses are open. Winter fishing is always fun for the true sportsman. The Winter Festival of Lights is a walking tour through a Holiday Light Display open after dark from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve. Fireworks begin in the mornings on the beach at Division Street and at Northside Park, and on the beach by amateurs and some hotels. Ice Skating is available at the Carousel Hotel.
Assateague Island National Seaside
Check out the Assateague Island website at firstname.lastname@example.org and see all the great family events going on daily in season. The island is located on the right hand side of Rt. 50 as you make your way to the beach. First and foremost you must drive through the park and see the wild horses. Read about their history at the link above and all of the events you can get into while there like camping, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting and much more.
Century I offers the most incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Assawoman Bay. Ocean City's shoreline stretches for 10 miles. It would be no surprise to see a big group of dolphins dipping up and down on their way toward the jetty in the mornings, and then back again north in the evening. Seagulls often visit close to the balconies for a quick peek and on occasion you will have a birds-eye view of the Coast Guard's rescue helicopter flying oceanside almost close enough to land on your balcony! It is an awesome and welcoming sight.
Hurry down to the beach early morning and reserve your space! Umbrellas are for rent on the beach throughout the season (not through Century I). Lifeguards are extremely strong swimmers and really know their stuff. They take charge of the beaches from 10:00am through 5:30pm in season. Always watch and listen to the lifeguards and stay close to your little ones.
Enjoy the spectacular sights of the Atlantic Ocean as you have your morning coffee with family watching the sun come up in all it's natural glory. The sights and sounds from this magnificent balcony-studded oceanfront building are both spectacular and energizing for the soul.
The Pier on the ocean near the parking lot is a spectacular sight, especially at nighttime when it's full of sparkles and laughter in the amusement park. There is plenty to do for all ages.