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Summer beach trip

Reasons to Book a Summer Trip to Ocean City, MD

Summer is officially here, and there are many reasons to book a trip to Ocean City, MD. OCMD is one of the best places to visit for a summer vacation or weekend getaway. Come experience the ultimate summer getaway at the Grand Hotel in Ocean City, MD! The location is an easy drive, only a few hours from places like Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. 

Best Things to Do on a Vacation in OCMD

Shorten Your Travel Time

One of the best things about visiting Ocean City, MD, in the summer, is the convenient location. Our beloved beach town is less than three hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. Whether visiting for a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation, you can fit in many fun activities and delicious eats. 

Attend an Event 

Find a fun event every weekend in the summer. Watch the PBR Challenger Series at the Ocean City Inlet, featuring professional bull riders. Experience a heart-pounding air show with professional pilots and fighter planes. Watch a musical or concert at the Performing Arts Center or relax with Sundaes in the Park & Fireworks every Sunday at Northside Park.

Head to the Beach

We can all agree that the sound of waves and the sun’s warmth is incredibly relaxing. With almost 10 miles of beach, OCMD is the perfect place to decompress and unwind. Hang out at the beach and relax in your beach chair with a good book. Some days you can watch the surfers and might even be lucky to see porpoises swimming.

Take a Walk on the Historic Boardwalk

When you stay at the Grand Hotel, you’re steps away from the historic boardwalk in Ocean City, MD. If you’re an early riser, check out the sunset! Enjoy walking to the inlet, renting bikes, or running while breathing in the fresh, salty ocean air. 

Grab Thrasher’s fries and caramel popcorn from Dolle’s for an afternoon snack after a morning of swimming in the ocean. Shop for souvenirs or admire the view from the inlet and watch the fishing boats come and go.

Plan a Fun Day of Activities

Indoor and outdoor mini-golf courses are located every few blocks in Ocean City, MD, and are so much fun for kids and adults. Take the kids to the inlet and hop on rides at Jolly Roger’s Amusement Park at the Pier, visit a museum like Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, or play arcade games at Marty’s Playland

Book your stay with the Grand Hotel on our famous OCMD boardwalk overlooking the beach. Take advantage of our Summer Deals and enjoy 25% off on weekdays and 20% off on weekends. Plus, you can receive a $25 WAWA Gas Card with every reservation. Don’t miss out!