Ocean City, Maryland, is an Atlantic Ocean resort comprising white sandy beaches and numerous holiday attractions. Its nickname of the ”White Marlin Capital of the World” comes from the sport of game fishing that draws many visitors. The location is a coastal strip stretching for some 9 miles with hotels on the beach
. The beach that now forms Ocean City was formed when a hurricane of 1933 separated the land of Ocean City from Assateague Island.
When to visit Ocean City
Average July temperatures are around 84ºF and consequently mean that the summer is the time to visit the resort and book a room at one of the oceanfront hotels
. High school seniors travel to Ocean City
for a spell of post-graduation partying in the early summer. The winter climate in January dips to 28ºF and the resort is thus less inviting but out of season you can avoid the summer crowds.
How to get to Ocean City
The closest airport for flights to Ocean City
is the Salisbury-Ocean City Regional Airport (SBY) and the main thoroughfare through Ocean City is the Coastal Highway (Philadelphia Avenue). The resort is walkable and trains run the length of the boardwalk.
Ocean City attractions
The southern tip of the resort is the Ocean City boardwalk
, a centre for restaurants and shopping and hotels such as the Quality Inn Boardwalk
. Trimper's rides and amusement park
dates from the late 19th century. In West Ocean City one of the most popular attractions is Wheels of Yesterday
, a collection of classic cars. For those who prefer to stay in a hotel near Ocean City
possibly the best bet is to book a hotel on Assateague Island where you can be closer to the region's wildlife.
Where to stay in Ocean CityClarion Resort Fontainebleau
is a typical beachfront hotel
conveniently near the Ocean Plaza mall
and popular with conventions and large parties. Alternatively, the Dunes Manor Hotel
is ideally placed for the Jolly Roger Amusement Park
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