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Visiting Ocean Downs in Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City, Maryland is filled with fun destinations, and Ocean Downs is just one of them! Ocean Downs is a wonderful place ideal for travellers who want to try their luck at the casino. Based in the town of Berlin in Maryland it is located close to Ocean City and offers a harness racing track. The amazing thing about this destination is that it is perfect for a night out with fellow travellers.

The Casino 

Tourists will adore heading to the casino that offers around 800 slot machines and electronic games that will keep travellers amused. There are plans in the future to add casino space and ten table games to enhance the area even more. Travellers sometimes just head down for the thrill of trying these games out rather than watching the horse-racing. Tourists will adore the fun atmosphere here at this brilliant destination that will keep them completely engaged. Couples will definitely enjoy this venue for date night as well as groups of friends.

Horse Racing 

The Standard-bred harness racing has been running for more than 65 years at Ocean Downs. It offers daily simulcasting of both this and thoroughbred races to entertain visitors. The racing meet runs during the summer months and draws a huge crowd of visitors. The races are run on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday nights and there are horsemen from across the bay involved usually. There is picnic-style seating available that keeps fans close to the track, which gives race nights an exciting feel to it as if tourists are at a festival event. This is a great venue for children who love to watch the jockeys and horses run a race.

Where to Stay

There are many brilliant restaurants in Ocean City MD but travellers should try out the lovely offering at the Grand Hotel and Spa. This amazing residence offers lovely rooms with bay views that contain a range of amenities including a television, mini-fridge and coffee maker. The air-conditioned living spaces have free Wi-Fi internet and contain beautiful furniture that will make any guest feel at home. The residence has five eateries that offer meals such as American-style breakfasts and freshly baked pizza. Tourists will appreciate the indoor and outdoor pools, the sauna and popular Aqua Spa that provides plenty of amazing therapies. Travellers will adore venturing to this destination for a holiday as it has great staff members.

History

The MD Grand Hotel is found close to Ocean Downs making it easy for travellers to get there. Travellers will be very pleased to learn about the history of this amazing venue that has focused on horse-racing for a long time. Tourists standing in the main grandstand of the track can turn their heads to the east towards old barns, Muddy Creek. There are trees there that hide the former grounds of Glen Riddle Farm where the famous horse Man O’ War was kept during his racing career in the early 1900s. Tourists will adore visiting this fantastic destination as it will provide a wonderful evening of entertainment and fun for all ages.

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