Ocean City, MD, USA

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Ocean City, MD, USA

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Rental Condos for Your Ocean City Vacation

Ocean City, Maryland is a great family beach town and the perfect place for a summer vacation. Rental condos, townhouses, and houses are all available to make you stay comfortable and fun. Many properties include facilities and amenities such as pools, cable television, outdoor barbeque grills, and air conditioning for your added comfort and enjoyment.

There Are Plenty of Activities at the Beach

Ocean City beaches stretch along the Atlantic Ocean from the Inlet all the way to the Delaware state line. Beach-goers can enjoy the sun and fun of the beach along with many other beach activities. Sea shell collecting, kite flying, volleyball tournaments, and sand sculpting are a few of the activities that people participate in. A good section of the beach is located right against the boardwalk, so food, games, and other attractions are readily available. Jet-skiing and other water sports also take place at the Ocean City beaches, both in the Ocean and on the Bay. Whether you want to just relax with a book in the sun or participate in one of the many activities, there is always something going on at the beach.

Great Dining Is Always a Treat

While some may prefer to snack the day away on boardwalk fare, others choose fine dining in the evenings. An abundance of local seafood is available at many fine restaurants in the area. Restaurants such as BJs on the Water and Phillips Seafood are classics in Ocean City. They serve locally caught crabs along with other local seafood specialties. Some may prefer the Italian dishes of Mario’s or barbequed ribs from Nick’s Original House of Ribs. Many restaurants are child-friendly though a few, especially those that are associated with bars, are not. Whatever you are looking for, Ocean City has a myriad of choices to suit your tastes

Outlet Shopping Is Conveniently Located

There is always the odd, rainy day when you take a beach vacation. A great way to spend a rainy day is shopping. The Tanger Outlets have locations in Rehobeth Beach, Delaware and in West Ocean City. Both centers have many fine stores, but the Rehoboth center is much larger and more spread out. Both centers have stores selling apparel, shoes, children’s wear, jewelry and accessories, home goods, kitchen goods, and specialty items. The many stores in both centers provide a variety of items so everyone is sure to find something.

Summer Weather in Ocean City is Beach Weather

Summers in Ocean City have the perfect weather for beach lovers. Average summer temperatures are in the high 80s with mostly sunny skies. There are occasional afternoon showers and thunderstorms, but most of the days are great beach days. Spring and fall see average temperatures in the 60s and 70s while winter temperatures average in the high 40s and low 50s. Summer time is definitely the best time to visit Ocean City and take advantage of the beach and all the attractions. Spring and Fall have pleasant weather but not always warm enough for the beach, though some enjoy these cooler temperatures.

The Best Ways to Get to Ocean City

Most people will drive to Ocean City. It can be accessed over two bridges from Maryland or from state route 1 in Delaware. Rental cars are a good choice if you need a larger vehicle to transport the people and luggage you will be bringing. Another way to get to Ocean City is to take a bus. You can take a Greyhound Bus from many locations to arrive in Ocean City. There are two airports that can serve the Ocean City region. The Ocean City Municipal Airport is small while the Wicomico Regional Airport in Salisbury is a bit bigger and only a 35 mile drive away. However you arrive, transportation within Ocean City is easy by local buses or by car.

Keep the fun rolling in Ocean City

There are plenty of ways to explore Ocean City, but rollerblading should be top of your list. As you speed down the boardwalk, wind in your hair, you’ll encounter the irresistible scents of the area’s famed street food, and get to see mimes, magicians, and musicians showcasing their skills. For an even greater adrenaline kick, whizz over to the Ocean City Skate Bowl Park, where rollerbladers and skateboarders can try their hand at the 13,000-foot street course, or on a number of challenges designed to put your abilities to the test.

Atlantic Avenue—the heart of Ocean City

Named America’s best boardwalk by The Travel Channel, and number 1 for food by USA Today, Ocean City’s Atlantic Avenue is a thriving hub of activity. A spin on the Ferris wheel opens up sweeping panoramas of sparkling lights and glistening waters, while a ride on an old-timey carousel from 1902 will bring out your inner child. No visit is complete without sampling the delicious delicacies served up by local vendors—savory crab cakes, fresh-baked pizza, and mouthwatering cheeseburgers are among the most popular snacks, while cotton candy, saltwater taffy, and creamy fudge make for an unbeatable dessert.

Ocean City weather made simple

The best time to take advantage of beachfront Ocean City vacation rentals is summer, when temperatures are at their peak and the sun casts this oceanfront gem in a spectacular light. It’s also the most popular time to visit the area, so demand and prices may well be a little higher. For a better chance of finding cheap Ocean City vacation rentals, the cooler winter months are the top choice. Average temperatures are in the mid-50s, so getting out and about is still a possibility, and you won’t have to worry about crowds at the main attractions.

A walk on the wild side near Ocean City

A 45-minute drive from your Ocean City vacation rental brings you to the celebrated loblolly pines and cypress swamps of Pocomoke River State Park. Visitors here can view white dogwood and pink mountain-laurel trees in the spring, when flowers are coming into bloom, and look for river otters, bald eagles, or any of the 50 species of fish who call the park home. The reserve offers a brilliant opportunity for a family retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk, and is a wonderful way to while away the hours in a serene outdoor setting.