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Top 5 Reasons to Visit OCMD in September

Who says that summer stops in August? In Ocean City, MD the weather is still beautiful, and the water is at its peak will into September! This is why September has been hailed as locals summer to those who live at the beach year-round. If you’re looking for a last-minute getaway, then you’re in luck in OCMD.

Not only is the weather gorgeous, but many local restaurants and amusements stay open as well to accommodate those beach lovers that are looking for fewer crowds, and subsequently, less traffic! So, why exactly should you visit Ocean City during the month of September? Allow the local experts at the Grand Hotel & Spa walk you through our top things to do in the offseason!


  1. Catch a Ride

Ocean City, MD is home to not just one, but two Amusement Parks that remain open as long as possible through the off-season! Check out Jolly Roger at the PierJolly Roger SpeedWorld, and Jolly Roger Mini Golf to get your last taste of speed and fun until next Spring! Similarly, Trimpers Rides also remains open with rides for the entire family, Friday farmer’s markets, live music, and more!


  1. Relax at the Beach

When we said that the water is still warm, we really weren’t kidding! In fact, locals say that the water is actually at its peak temperature throughout September, and even into the first days of October! A reminder that lifeguards are only in their stands during limited time through the month of September, so we advise not to get in unless there is a lifeguard in their stand.


  1. Perfect Weather for Biking! 

During the month of September, the crowds have officially left town, leaving a much more quiet beach and boardwalk for you and your family to enjoy! This means it’s the best time to enjoy a bike ride on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Consider bringing your own ride, or renting from the various bike rentals in OCMD, and take a leisurely ride down the boards.


Pro Tip: When you book your beach retreat at the Grand , you’re booking boardwalk access which is perfect for taking your bike out on the boards without having to worry about crossing the highway!


  1. Save Money

Who wants to spend all of their hard-earned vacation money on booking a hotel room? At the Grand , we want you to make the most out of your Ocean City getaway, which is why we offer several vacation packages for you! Check out our Fall for the Beach special that runs now until November 30th, offering you 30% off weekday, and 20% off weekend stays!


  1. Watch the Skyline

You’ve truly never experienced all that Ocean City has to offer if you haven’t watched the sunrise over the ocean and set over the bay! There’s nothing like checking out these views with the sand in your toes. However, one of the more practical ways to catch them is right from your hotel room! Book an oceanfront, or oceanview room at the Grand and catch the sun rising up, or a bay view room to watch the sun going down!

Are you ready to book a vacation that you’ll never forget? We can’t wait to see you at the Grand Hotel & Spa! Please contact our vacation specialists with any questions that you may have!