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The Best Time of Year to Visit OCMD

At the Grand Hotel, we think visiting Ocean City, MD is fun year-round! We know you’re looking for one of the best times to plan your trip, and spoiler alert: it’s now! September is a great time of year in OCMD, and we can’t wait to tell you why.

It’s not too late to enjoy weekend getaways and embrace the last few weeks of the summer season and warm weather. Not convinced? Here are the top 5 reasons you should book your stay in Ocean City, MD now!

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Ocean City this September

  • Less Traffic & Crowds

Do you hate sitting in traffic and waiting in long lines? SAME. Sometimes, the busy months of summer can look like this in our buzzin’ beach town. Coming to Ocean City in the later months gives you more space to enjoy the beach, dine at your favorite restaurant, experience the rides at Jolly Roger Amusement Park, and so much more. 

  • The Weather

In the middle of summer, like July or August, you’re faced with the hottest temperatures of the year. When you visit during those months, you also have a higher chance of thunderstorms that will limit your beach time. In September, the weather is still warm enough to enjoy a beach day without the miserable heat!

  • The Water is Warm

Another great reason to visit the beach in September is the ocean water temperature. If you came to visit OCMD anytime from May to early August, the weather might’ve been hot enough for you to jump in the ocean, but the water was probably pretty cold. Forget that! Come visit when the water is so cool and refreshing, you’ll want to spend all day in it.

  • Savings & Deals

The early bird might get the worm, but good things come to those who wait! The Grand Hotel offers exclusive discounts when you book your stay from September 12th to 30th. Our Endless Summer deal gives you 40% off your room. You don’t want to miss that!

  • End of the Season Events

Some of the best Ocean City events take place during this time of year. Take a trip down the road to Salisbury for the National Folk Festival, an iconic event full of culture and fun entertainment. Then, OC Bikefest is in town for bike lovers near and far to experience. End the month with Sunfest’s four fun-filled days of arts, crafts, delicious food, hayrides, and more. 

There’s no time to lose! Book your stay with the Grand Hotel today and capture every last beach day. Contact our reservation specialists to have the best trip possible!