Spectacular dawns bursting over the ocean… magnificent sunsets over the bay… and in between, a day filled with seaside activities or, if you prefer, pampered leisure. Nestled on the Atlantic coast, Ocean City Maryland is a stunning gem of a vacation spot, and if you have not yet included it in your travel plans, you should.
Water and outdoor activities abound. For those who love watersports, the beachside community offers a wide variety of experiences. Boat and Jet Ski rentals are available at numerous locations along the water. For the more adventurous, there is parasailing high over the ocean, or try doing your own thing, skimming along exploring the bay or oceanfront in a kayak or balancing on a paddleboard. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a fun-loving novice, there is an activity to suit your skill and comfort level, and plenty of expert advice.
How about sport fishing? If heading out to the deep water excites you, then you might be interested to know that Ocean City has been called the “White Marlin Capital” of the world. Fishing charters are available online or in person from reputable local fishing guides who will provide you with your best chance to hook “big one” during your stay.
Want to get out and see the sights? Just ten minutes from Assateague Federal Park, a stay in Ocean City Maryland makes a trip to watch the wild ponies easy. Your visit to the park will be a special experience for the entire family.
Is golf your game? With 19 championship courses in the area, Ocean City is a premier golf outing destination. Some hotels offer all-inclusive golf packages. Duffer or a pro, you will have the chance to include play at some of the region’s most exclusive and beautiful courses during your stay in Ocean City.
When you are ready for a break, you can kick back on the beach or take a stroll along Ocean City’s famed Boardwalk. This landmark site dates back to 1902 when local hotel owners decided to install a wooden walkway along the beach so that customers could walk from one location to another without losing their view of the ocean. Maintaining the atmosphere of its origins from over a century ago, its three miles of recently replaced wooden boards are lined with hotels, shopping, dining and amusement for all ages and tastes.
With numerous choices in hotel accommodations throughout the city, from the centrally located Princess Bayside Beach Hotel to the many fine hotels along the Boardwalk, you will have no problem tailoring your stay to your budget. All of the hotels offer easy access to beaches on both the Atlantic and bay sides of the island. Some even have their own beach areas where you can relax and enjoy the sea breezes and sunshine in private.
And after you have marveled at another beautiful sunset over the bay, you may want to explore and enjoy the vibrant nightlife in this little city by the sea. Choose from local craft beer micro-breweries, fine dining at superb restaurants, or happy times at an Irish pub.
Or, there is the option to enjoy the evening quietly under a star-filled sky, walking hand in hand perhaps, soft sea breezes and fresh air washing over you as you stroll the shoreline. The nights are as beautiful as the days at Ocean City and a special time to share with someone else.
If you haven’t discovered Ocean City Maryland yet, you may want to make your plans soon to see what you’ve been missing.