high season: mid-May to mid--September
low season: November to March
shoulder season: April to mid--May, mid-September to October
Weather InformationOcean City experiences fairly mild weather throughout the year. Summer is the warmest time to visit, when humidity is low and high temperatures average in the upper 70s and mid-80s. Fall sees warm days, with average highs dropping from 78 in September to 58 in November. Winter can be chilly, with occasional snow and average temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Spring is pleasant, with calm ocean breezes and temperatures averaging in the 60s and 70s.
Crowd InformationAbout half of the eight million visitors who come to Ocean City annually visit in the summertime. Weekends can get particularly busy during this time. Several major events attract large crowds throughout the year, including the Fourth of July celebrations, St. Patrick's Day, Cruisin' Ocean City in May, White Marlin Open in August, Delmarva Bike Week in September, and Winterfest of Lights from mid-November through January.
Closure InformationSome hotels, restaurants, shops, and attractions may close in late October and reopen between Presidents' Day and St. Patrick's Day. Almost everything is open again by April.
When to SaveThe least expensive time to visit is during the winter low season, but you can also save money during midweek in the high season. The most expensive times are high-season weekends.
Information provided by Ocean City Convention and Visitors Bureau and Department of Tourism