Always a hit with young and old alike. Rides, arcades, shops, food, bike rentals, beach (tags required). Extremely family friendly, as Ocean City is a "dry" town--in my opinion, not the carnie/skanky atmosphere of Wildwood or Coney Island in Brooklyn. Police patrol on bikes; very safe. Must get Johnson's Popcorn (many flavors -- caramel is most popular!) and Kohr's soft serve. The 2 main attractions with rides are Gillians, located at one end of the boardwalk, and Castaway Cove, in the opposite direction. There is a movie theater and The Music Pier, which hosts concerts and orchestras throughout the year. Many parades and charity walks and other community events throughout the year as well. Of course, it's very touristy in the summer, but that's to be expected (and appreciated - for the economy!) . Always great to walk the boards or ride in the fall when it's less crowded. Beware of seagulls.....they WILL swoop down and take your food!