Shop 'Til You Drop in Ocean City
Whether it is the thrill of a good deal, the relief of finding the perfect gift, or just the fun of browsing the shelves, shopping has become more than a necessity—it is a passion.
Love to shop? Well, you've come to the right place! Ocean City has amazing shopping opportunities fit for every age, every taste and every wallet. Whether you are looking to indulge in something special or shopping for souvenirs for those back home, you're sure to find something exceptional in the wide array of Ocean City's fabulous shops.

Head to the Boardwalk for the best in surf and skate clothing at one of the many souvenir shops, and select all the gear needed to ride the waves including boards, wetsuits, swimwear and apparel. Pick up all your beach gear, and treat yourself to a new bathing suit! While there, take advantage of the many specialty food stores. Ice cream is always a welcome treat on a hot summer day, or snag your favorite food, be it gourmet cheeses, chocolate or even some of Maryland's famous blue crab. Don't forget about your loved ones back home and bring them a great souvenir. Your friends and family will love the plethora of fun t-shirts and nautical home décor available for sale.

Meander through the streets of downtown Ocean City, which is a mix of historic buildings and revived structures. Here you will find shopping for wallets of all sizes. Splurge on a piece of artwork to take the coast home with you, or sample some saltwater taffy while perusing the collections. Remember your trip to Ocean City forever with a piece of jewelry or new wetsuit for your newfound love of surfing, or just enjoy a freshly-squeezed lemonade to beat the heat.

Drive a few miles inland to the historic town of Berlin. While it is just seven miles away from the sandy beaches of Ocean City, the quaint town of Berlin is miles away from ordinary. The historic town is picture perfect, with red brick buildings, stone churches and period wooden homes framed graciously by magnolias, sycamore trees and tulip poplars. With the warm character of the southern Eastern Shore, Berlin has a resort-like feel combined with the quiet and historic charm of a turn-of-the-century village.

Filled with local artists, you can find art galleries, antique shops and boutiques. Fine arts and crafts can make for great souvenirs, and you're sure to find something unique. Browse through the one-of-a-kind antique shops to find a vintage treasure, or purchase a gorgeous piece of artwork or handcrafted house item. A stroll down Main Street is like a trip back in time.

When a resort town is almost 150 years ago, there are a lot of stories to be told, history to be learned and trinkets to be found. Antique shops abound whether it's to venture further inland or further south to the Eastern Shore. Whether you seek vintage postcards or Victorian lamps, this treasure hunt could go on for days.

Sometimes resort towns are home to a unique store that won't thrive elsewhere. Whether that be an independently owned pet store, a high end cigar store, or a local winery, be sure to flip through this magazine for an idea of what's here. If you're always a season late on your swimsuit fashion, be sure to check out our swimwear section. What's hot right now, what flatters you, or just go retro... plus, where to find it so that you can wear it.

There are plenty of places to shop, and whether you stick to the Boardwalk or venture downtown or to Historic Berlin, you're sure to find something that will please. Bringing a piece of Ocean City home with you is a great way to relive your vacation all year long.

—Chelsea DeAngio