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Berlin, MD: One of the best small towns to visit in the U.S.

Voted one of the ’20 Best Small Towns to Visit’ in the USA, Berlin is a history buff's delight and features architectural styles going back nearly 200 years. But don't take our word for it, check out the town's traditional main street, which is teeming with shops and restaurants, as well as a host of Federal-era homes. Plus, the area has great parks and hiking trails, and the Atlantic is just a stone's throw away. All of this means that Berlin vacation rentals are really popular, so be sure to plan your trip in advance.

Things to do

Check out these lovely things to see in Berlin, MD

If you’re a history buff, the town of Berlin is proud to sport no less than forty-seven buildings on the National Historic Register. So, where to start? A visit to the Welcome Center will help point you in the right direction, where highlights of the Federal, Twentieth-century and Victorian architecture will take you to sites like the Taylor House Museum, the Calvin B. Taylor House, and Rackliffe Plantation House set along the shores of Sinepuxent Bay. There’s go-cart and live harness racing at Ocean Downs, plus they also have a casino where you may want to try your luck.


Shop 'til you drop along Berlin's historic main drag

As you stroll along Berlin’s quaint Main Street, you’ll find traditional red-brick buildings boasting restaurants and shops just chock-full of shopping opportunities for you to enjoy. You can go kayaking or canoeing in the serene marshlands, play a round of golf, or splash around at the local water park. There are some great biking trails in the area, plus you’re only a twenty-minute drive from the picturesque sandy beach in Ocean City. Berlin also has several parks where you can have a picnic while your little ones can burn off some energy.


It blows hot and cold, that's how it goes in Berlin, MD

During the summer months, the average temperature in Berlin, MD, runs to a sweaty 86°, while in the winter, the average can fall as low as 28°, though it only gets an annual snowfall of 8 inches and can boast 200 annual days of sunshine. The most pleasant times of year to visit Berlin are during the spring or the fall months, when temperatures tend to be cooler, plus you'll also get the added bonus of lower prices when booking Berlin vacation rentals. It's a win-win for everyone! Just take a sweater, and you'll be good to go.

Natural features

Wild horses couldn't drag me away

Established circa-1790, Berlin only has a population of approximately 4,500 residents, but it packs a punch. It's about 140 miles southeast from either Washington, DC, or Baltimore, MD. Berlin vacation rentals will put you near the only oceanfront park in the state, Assateague State Park, where travelers come to view wildlife including birds, deer, and even wild horses. The 43-acre Herring Creek Nature Park offers several bird-watching stations, plus you can enjoy the natural setting and family fun at Frontier Town High Ropes Adventure Park, just 5 miles from Berlin.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Berlin

The nearest airport is in Ocean City, MD (OCE-Ocean City Municipal), located 5.7 mi (9.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Salisbury, MD (SBY-Salisbury - Ocean City Wicomico Regional), which is 16.1 mi (25.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Berlin?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,045 vacation rentals near Berlin. From 615 Houses to 2,700 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Berlin for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Berlin?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Berlin:

  • Assateague Pointe: 50 vacation rentals
  • Bayside: 52 vacation rentals
  • Glen Riddle: 20 vacation rentals
  • Midtown Ocean City: 1,895 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Island: 189 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Berlin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Berlin. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Casino at Ocean Downs: 5,601 vacation rentals
  • River Run Golf Club: 5,613 vacation rentals
  • Frontier Town Water Park and Golf: 5,280 vacation rentals
  • Eagle's Landing Golf Course: 5,392 vacation rentals
  • GlenRiddle Golf Club: 5,592 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Berlin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Berlin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 615 Houses in Berlin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Berlin include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,700 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 628 rentals available
  • Cottages: 31 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Berlin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,561 vacation rentals with pool available in Berlin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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