Ocean City Factory Outlets

#6 in Best Things To Do in Ocean City
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Key Info

12741 Ocean Gateway

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Shopping, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.0scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

If the Boardwalk doesn't satisfy your yen for spending, the Ocean City Factory Outlets should do the trick. Located on the mainland just north of the Ocean Gateway, this sprawling outdoor shopping center boasts popular stores such as Aéropostale, Gap, Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Pac Sun. There are also plenty of places to eat here, making it easy to spend several hours perusing and purchasing.

The outlets open their doors from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The outlets hours vary during the winter months. For more information, check out the official website.

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When the summer rolls around, head to the Ocean City Beach for sun, sand and surf. Running along the entire 10-mile-long east coast of the island, you're sure to find the perfect spot to spread your towel. If you're looking for a rowdier atmosphere, recent travelers recommend sticking to the southern end of Ocean City, where the neighboring Boardwalk makes for great people watching and seafront dining. For a quieter, family-friendly beach, head north past the Boardwalk; although there are fewer amenities here, you won't have to deal with the hustle and bustle of passersby.

"Rehoboth and the Jersey beaches just can't touch Ocean City for beauty, safety, and cleanliness, and the city itself is also great: lots of free parking, friendly people, and excellent restaurants," raves one TripAdvisor user. The beaches are free and open to the public between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.; lifeguards patrol the beaches between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. You can find easily accessible public restrooms nearby along the Boardwalk.

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