For many generations, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. dwellers have made Ocean City, Maryland one of the hottest places to travel to in the United States. But the truth is that many people from all over the country love to come to Ocean City to take advantage of its beautiful, free beaches and friendly, family atmosphere. Catch a glimpse of dolphins frolicking in the waves, smell the fresh salt air, and enjoy the sound of the waves gently lapping on the shore by staying in an Ocean City vacation rental for a week.
The beaches of Ocean City are meticulously cleaned every evening so that in the morning, the freshly combed beach sand awaits sun worshippers and swimmers. Ocean City rental properties are reasonably priced, abundantly available, and waiting for families in need of a first-class vacation. It’s easy to travel light when one can rent beach chairs and umbrellas at many places along the shore.
In the evening, the boardwalk is a hot place to walk, bike or find tasty food to eat. Amusement rides and games are also in abundance to entertain and create wonderful vacation memories. Enjoy the tantalizing smells of popcorn, pizza, and saltwater taffy. There are some amazing shops along the boardwalk as well, offering Ocean City souvenirs, high-quality jewelry, boogie boards, and beach towels.
Nearby most Ocean City vacation rentals there are plenty of fine dining establishments that offer fresh seafood and gourmet cuisine as well as something for everyone on the menu. Keep in mind that Maryland blue crabs and crab cakes are considered a wonderful local delicacy. Later in the evening, many bars and drinking establishments offer musical entertainment from local and nationally known bands.
Want to play off the beach? Ocean City has a wonderful selection of family-friendly water parks, miniature golf courses and go-cart tracks. On a rainy day, there are a variety of nearby outlet malls offering some of the finest brand-name shopping available on the East Coast. Or, choose from many different movie theaters and treat the family to a fun feature film.
Ocean City also makes it easy to get around town by providing inexpensive public transportation. Every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., public buses make regular stops all along the main drag, Ocean Highway. The boardwalk tram provides inexpensive travel up and down the boardwalk for tired travelers who want to sight-see.
Explore Ocean City and discover a new favorite place to vacation for everyone in the family. And as the locals say, “C’mon down the ocean, hon!”