Take a carriage ride on the Boardwalk! Route starts @ Inlet Lot near Thrasher's, then north around the Pier, up to 4th St. on the Boardwalk, then south back to starting point. $10/person (under 3 FREE). Fri-Sun, 11 a.m.-5-p.m. More info, call (443) 783-1409
Winterfest of Lights — Nov. 21, 2013-Jan. 1, 2014
Named a Top 100 Event by American Bus Assn!
Board the train for spectacular lighted displays, such as 12 Days of Christmas, fairy tales & more. Enjoy hot chocolate, Gift Shop, live music & pictures with Santa himself! Northside Park (125th St & Bay) Sun-Thurs 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. or Fri-Sat 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Advanced tickets at OC Conv Center. Also be sure to drive down Ave. of Trees (15th-32nd St.) for more festive light displays.
Holiday Shopper`s Fair — Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2013
Annual holiday shopping event featuring unique handmade merchandise, such as nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry & ceramics. Great gift & household items. Children's activities, photo w/Santa & Non-Shopper's lounge. Fri./Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission. Call (410) 723-8605 for more info.
OC Life-Saving Station Open House — Dec. 1, 2013
OC Life-Saving Station Museum will be hosting a holiday Open House with FREE admission the entire day. Gift Shop will feature many unique items for your holiday shopping. Sun.10 a.m.-5 p.m. More info @ OCMuseum.org or (410) 289-4991
OC Christmas Parade — Dec. 7, 2013
Holiday parade with high school bands, floats & marching units. Parade Route from 100th St. to 115th St. on Coastal Hwy. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. More info @ (410) 524-9000.
Jingle Bell Fun Run 5K — Dec. 8, 2013
Run or walk under Winterfest of Lights at Northside Park (127th St. & Bay). Participants receive T-shirt, hot chocolate, cookies & refreshments. Bring a gift to registration for Toys for Tots. More info, call Chris Klebe @ (443) 497-4324 or email email@example.com
Annual Penguin Swim — Jan. 1, 2014
Start the New Year off just like the penguins do: with a chilly dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Pre-Register online, or same-day at Princess Royale (91st St.) @ 11:30 a.m. Swim is at 1 p.m. on Beach @ Princess Royale. Proceeds to benefit Atlantic General Hospital. Fundraising Prizes, Best Costume Contest & Recognition of Oldest/Youngest Penguins. More info @ PenguinSwim.AtlanticGeneral.org
Seminars, Fishermen Gear, Equipment & more at the OC Convention Center Fri. (11 a.m.-6 p.m.,) Sat. (10 a.m.-6 p.m.), & Sun (10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More info @ https://marylandwatermen.com/
Seaside Boat Show — Feb. 14-16, 2014
Boat-lovers & nautical enthusiasts will love this event at the OC Convention Center Fri.-Sun., 2/15-2/17/13. Browse 350 boats, 140 exhibitors, 50 boat dealers to see latest in sea-faring vessels & equipment. Adults $9/day. Kids $1/day. Adult Weekend tickets $15/person. More info @ http://www.ocboatshow.com/
Here in Ocean City, Maryland, you’ll find a multitude of things to do during your vacation with Vantage Resort Realty. Read on for recommended activities and attractions to make the most of your time.
Did You Say Food?: Boardwalk fries, crabcakes, caramel popcorn, pizza, steamed crabs, funnel cake, soft-serve ice cream, did we mention crabs?
The Boardwalk: Densely populated in the summer, the historic boardwalk is a big draw for all visitors to Ocean City. Ride your bike, take the tram, or walk the 3-mile-length of boardwalk. Enjoy arcades, pier rides or get an Old Time photo taken.
Golf, Golf, Golf: With over 15 picturesque and challenging golf courses, Ocean City lets you get your game on. And if the miniature variety is your thing, Ocean City is home to putt-putt courses all around Coastal Highway.
Assateague Island: Just eight miles from Ocean City, take a nature tour to get up close and personal with wild ponies walking the beach.
Chincoteague Island: For bird watching, Chincoteague is the place to be. Seabirds and shorebirds dot the landscape, perfect for catching in the lenses of your camera or binoculars.
Fenwick Island Lighthouse: Literally built on the Mason-Dixon Line, this inactive lighthouse is still a beacon of interest for visitors.
Museums: The Antique Classic Car Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, the Ocean City Historical Museum, and the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museums are just a few of the options for visitors to get a better feel for Ocean City’s history.
Crabbing: When in season, crabbing is a fun (and mostly free!) activity for kids of all ages. Grab a hoop net (or bait cage), rope and some bait and you’re set!
Take a Hike: Stroll the beaches, dipping your toes in the sand and let the sound of the ocean lull you into a sense of relaxation, setting the mood for your vacation.
Let’s Go Fly a Kite: Take to the beach with your own kite, or watch as others do, making colorful aerial displays in the sky.
Sand Castles and Seashells: See what your imagination has in store for you and dig up something grand with just a bucket and a shovel. Or scourer the sand for a sea-made souvenir of your vacation.
Get Your Shopping Fix: Hit up boutique stores, the boardwalk, or the outlets to get that perfect souvenir, new piece of clothing or even delicious fudge!
Don’t forget the views…
Get up early to take in breathtaking sunrises or end your day right with a sunset on the bay.
For more ideas on what to do during your stay, please speak with one of our Rental Coordinators.