Maryland is filled with bonafide summer playgrounds, and one of its premier vacation spots is Ocean City. Ever since the Algonquins came here to fish hundreds of years ago, this coastal town - only three hours from Washington, D.C. - has been a hotbed of activity. Lucky for you, our diverse selection of Ocean City vacation homes provide the perfect home base to explore this fun-filled area!
The historic state of Maryland is known for its past and the boardwalk should fall under the can't-miss category on your itinerary. Originally built in 1900, the three-mile wooden gangway features food, arcade, and shopping options for the entire family. Take your bike down the wooden planks and try a bit of saltwater taffy - or a world-renowned Maryland crab cake. Ride the 100-year-old carousel at Trimper's Rides.
If you're interested in history, stop by the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. This must-see museum sits on one end of the boardwalk and features exhibits and memorabilia about the Worcester County coastal region and the origins of the U.S. Coast Guard. Children will love the aquarium and shipwreck exhibitions. Another boardwalk attraction that will interest guests of all ages is Ripley's Believe it or Not!, featuring more than 500 oddities that have to be seen to be believed (there's even a real shrunken head!).
The Ocean City Center for the Arts boasts a two-story gallery that includes an art library and pottery studio. Exhibits change monthly and feature local and regional artists. If wandering throughout the area is more your style, Ocean City has a couple of lovely green spaces at which to picnic and take in the scenery. The 58-acre Northside Park is the largest in town, and offers guests baseball fields and a soccer field as well as a fishing lagoon and expansive gym. Little Salisbury Park is a local favorite, with two tennis courts and a basketball court as well as the town's art league.
The Europeans first arrived in the early 1500s, but it wasn't until 1875 that Ocean City became synonymous with summer fun. With numerous outdoors activities - from sunbathing to windsurfing to horseback riding to biking - and a plethora of cultural sites, our Ocean City condo rentals offer something for everyone!
Every summer, thousands of people head to its sunny shores to eat, drink, and be merry. Try your hand at fishing for white marlin (the city is the world capital of the sport!), join a day camp in the activity of your choice, or venture on a sailboat and tour the barrier islands. After your day full of adventure, head back home to your vacation rental and rest up for tomorrow's fun! However your choose to spend your time, you'll find that there is something for everyone when you stay in this scenic coastal wonderland.
What would Ocean City be without sun, sand, and surf? The 10-mile beach is what attracts visitors each summer, and it's where most spend the majority of their stay. Frolic in the waves, kite surf, or fly a kite on a warm summer's day. You can watch for dolphins or professionals at work building sand castles. Kids will love the beach volleyball nets and the weekly Family Beach Olympics (through July and August). The beach plays host to movie nights, as well as concerts and firework extravaganzas.
Nearby Assateague Island is a site to behold. A protected national seashore, you get secluded sandy beaches amid coast bays on this barrier island eight miles south of Ocean City. Look for the famous Assateague's wild horses, descendants of the domesticated variety who roam this barren land freely, or try your had at clam digging. The beach will draw you but the horses will make you return year after year.
Ocean City is situated on the Maryland-Delaware border, making it an easy gateway to the mid-Atlantic region. Take a trip to the nearby scenic Ocean Pines neighborhood and enjoy a quiet day on the water. You're not far from the sleepy coastal hamlets of Maryland's eastern shore, nor sports-centric Baltimore or beautifully-maintained Annapolis, the state capital. Washington D.C. is also just a couple of hours away, as are the historic Virginia and Maryland towns that surround our nation's capital.
Sun and fun await you in this historic summer playground. Our Ocean City condo rentals are your best bet to take in this action-packed town on the state's Atlantic coast!
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