When traveling to most eastern seaboard towns, visitors flock to the boardwalk.  Ocean City, Maryland is no exception.  Ocean City’s boardwalk is approximately 2.2  miles long; it begins at the southernmost point of the peninsula, referred to as the Inlet, and runs up to 27th Street.  There are a number of named streets along the way before the numbered streets begin.  The boardwalk has been revamped in recent years.  It runs alongside the sand and the Atlantic Ocean, where the Army Corps of Engineers is continually replenishing the sand.  The boardwalk area has some of the widest expanses of Ocean City’s beach.  The boardwalk itself now has a companion concrete walk, specifically for the tram cars and bikes. A nice smooth riding area for your bikes, heeyls, scooters, and especially for the tram car!  Along the two plus mile stretch, you will find ample t-shirt shops, souvenir and sundry shops, eateries, small bars, a kite shop, and street performers.  Among the highlights of the boardwalk are the original Thrasher’s Fries, Bull on the Beach, Edward’s (a large two-story shop with clothing, gifts, souvenirs, décor, etc.), Dumser’s Dairyland, Kohr Brothers Ice Cream, Tony’s Pizza with upstairs deck overlooking the ocean, and more.  The boardwalk is a great place to bike in the early morning.  You will find multiple bike shops where you can rent single bikes as well as doubles and quads just off the boardwalk.  A number of hotels and condos also have frontage directly on the boardwalk – great for people watching!  Ocean City’s boardwalk is clean and patrolled by the local police at all times.  It has also recently been named one of the top ten great boardwalks in the country by USA Today.