We all know to visit Ocean City, Maryland during the summer months, but what happens in a resort town during the off-season? Locals and seasoned tourists can agree that the months following summertime are some of the best times to visit Ocean City! With light traffic, good weather, and endless events- how do you spend your time in OCMD after the summer is over?
1. Festivals and Events!
Ocean City, Maryland is filled with fun festivals and events all year round! Visit OCMD for Endless Summer Crusin’ from October 10-13 for its 22nd year! Check out classic cars and cruisers from across the country at this legendary event for car enthusiasts! Or visit OCMD on October 26 for the Shore Craft Beer Fest! Enjoy 16 breweries, 40+ beers, and unlimited tastings!
2. Live Music
Live music in OCMD doesn’t stop when the weather cools down! In fact, there are still plenty of restaurants open that feature live music just for the off-season! Visit Seacrets Jamaica USA every weekend through the New Year of live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night until November, and Friday and Saturday night in December! Nicks House of Ribs also launches their Feelin’ Good Friday Solo Sessions throughout the off-season! Or visit Pizza Tugos for their Definitely Deck Party Unplugged every Friday night through the end of October!
3. Discounted Hotel Rates
The off-season is the perfect time to book your stay in Ocean City, Maryland. Hotels such as the Grand Hotel & Spa run awesome specials throughout the season that allow you to stay at top-of-the-line hotels at a discounted rate! Enjoy the same amenities at just a fraction of the price when you visit OCMD after summertime is over!
4. Holiday Celebrations
No matter which holiday is your favorite, Ocean City, Maryland has your celebrations covered! Bring your furry friend to the OC Boardwalk on October 19 for the OCtoberfest Howl-O-Ween Parade! Join over 100 pets and their owners dressed to impress in their best costumes to parade the Boardwalk! Or visit us in December for the OC Winterfest of Lights and ride through 58 acres of animated displays on the Winterfest Express and visit Santa at the end of the ride form November 21 through December 31!
5. Off-Season Specials
Locals and seasoned tourists can agree that one of the best parts of the off-season is the amazing food and drink specials at favorite local restaurants! Visit Sunset Grille for $7.99 lunches Monday-Thursday from 11 am – 2:30 pm! Or check out Pablos Bowls at Sinepuxent Farm in West OC every Wednesday for BOGO Wednesday- buy an acai bowl, get a smoothie half-off!
Really, we could list a million reasons why we love to visit Ocean City, Maryland during the off-season months, but you’ll just have to book your stay to see for yourself why the off-season is locals favorite time of the year!