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Prepare to Be Amazed at the OC Air Show 2019

Direct your eyes to the skies this June when talented pilots dazzle crowds at the OC Air Show 2019! It’s a must-see event for the whole family, and one thing is for sure — June 15 and 16 will be two days you all remember for years to come. The daring stunts and aerial maneuvers that these pilots can pull off is simply breathtaking. This action-packed event truly has it all, and we can’t think of a better way to kick off the summer. Learn all about this year’s OC Air Show and reserve a comfortable vacation rental nearby!

Your Guide to the OC Air Show 2019

Watch parachute jumpers floating toward the beachfront

The Performances

Fans of the OC Air Show in 2017 should be pleased to find out that the U.S. Navy Blue Angels are returning once again! It’s always a treat watching them soar overhead, and they have certainly earned their role as the headliners of the Ocean City Air Show 2019. Spectators also get a glimpse of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team among many others. Keep an eye out for parachute jumpers floating toward the beachfront, too!Fun fact: The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly within three feet of each other during some of their formations!

The Viewing Spots

Aerial View of Downtown Ocean City Festival and Inlet
Find your viewing spot

All of the adrenaline-pumping action takes place on the beach from 14th Street to 17th Street. The prime location to see it all is the Air Show Center, which is commonly known as the “Aerial 50-Yard Line” for the show. You’re welcome to purchase tickets for several premium viewing areas here to enjoy it all to the fullest.

  • Drop Zone Beach: This is an excellent spot for avoiding the crowds and offers professional narration for the excitement. You may also purchase beverages and food from a local favorite, Grotto Pizza!
  • Flight Line Club: This private space features covered seating, professional narration, reserved parking, and lunch for attendees.
  • VIP Skybox: Finding a good viewpoint for the OC Air Show is important, and the VIP Skybox provides it. There’s a brand new double-lounge setup for 2019 and an outdoor viewing deck for spectacular, 180-degree views of the jets. After the show, attend the meet and greet to get signatures from your favorite pilots!
  • VIP Penthouse: If you’re looking for the crème de la crème of viewing spots, we’d like to introduce you to the VIP Penthouse area. This luxurious space is nestled ten floors above the beach with a rooftop balcony offering 270-degree views. It’s only available for 40 lucky attendees, though!

Visitor Tips and Info

Don’t forget your camera!

We want you to get the most from your Ocean City vacation, so we included these tips to help make it happen. Keep these in mind when planning your trip for the Air Show in June!

  • Purchase tickets in advance to save money on your admission!
  • If you’re not in the Flight Line Club, VIP Skybox, or VIP Penthouse, you’ll want to bring your own beach chair.
  • There is limited shade at the event site, so don’t forget to bring sunscreen or an umbrella.
  • Pets are not allowed on the beach.
  • Cameras are allowed, so take plenty of pictures to share with friends.

Don’t forget to check out the interactive exhibits and displays during the event!

Stay Steps Away From the Excitement!


Stay within walking distance of the OC Air Show!

All you need is a comfortable place to stay nearby, and you’re in for a memorable weekend in Ocean City, Maryland. That’s where we come in! Vantage Vacation Rentals has a portfolio of over 500 properties throughout the area, including several oceanfront rentals by the boardwalk. These properties put you within walking distance of the OC Air Show 2019, so you don’t need to worry about finding parking. Plus, some of them allow you to watch the action directly from your windows and balcony! What’s better than that?

Browse our list of Ocean City vacation rentals now and find your happy place!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.comEasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Raven Lunatics Beach Bash and Parade (5/30 – 6/1)

Ravens Beach Bash, Ocean City, MD

In Maryland, we love our Baltimore Ravens and we love “goin’ down dee ocean.” We also love parades. Every year, we put them all together for the Ravens Beach Bash and Baltimore Ravens Roost Paradein Ocean City. Now in its eighth year, this event draws Baltimore Ravens fans from far and wide, including attendees from over 50 different Ravens Roosts in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Come show some love to the two-time Super Bowl champs and help paint Ocean City, MD, purple during three days of fanatical fun.

Thursday, May 30

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat tailgate-themed buffet

Get your Ravens celebration off to a fast start at the Beach Bash Kickoff Tailgate at the Clarion Hotel. The party goes from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Help yourself to the all-you-can-eat tailgate-themed buffet. There’s a DJ to keep you moving along with free giveaways all night. You’ll mingle with Ravens alumni players, cheerleaders, mascots and fellow fans

Friday, May 31

Rise and shine for Bacon & Beer

Rise and shine for Bacon & Beer during the live remote broadcast of the legendary 98 Rock Morning Show. Expect four hours of the unexpected with Justin, Scott and Spiegel from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Things only improve from there, as the Miller Lite Beach Bash Pub Tour gets rolling from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. You’ll make your own draught picks as shuttle buses run continuously to six participating pubs: 

  • The Greene Turtle
  • Sunset Grille
  • Hooters
  • Micky Fins
  • Crab Alley
  • Harborside Bar & Grill

Registered participants get drink specials, a T-shirt, other free swag and chances to win Ravens tickets and autographed memorabilia. Sorry kids, this event is for fans 21 and over only.

Saturday, June 1

Enjoy the purple spectacle fireworks and laser light show!

This is the big one—the Baltimore Ravens Roost Annual Parade. From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., revelers line Baltimore Avenue (of course!) between 19th and 26th streets in the downtown area of Ocean City. Fans will be treated to a procession of bands, floats and Ravens-related participants, including alumni and cheerleaders. There may even be a Poe sighting! And then there’s the true MVPs—the 50+ member roosts showing their team spirit.

Then it’s time to step off the sidelines and into the action during the Ravens Beach Bash from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Assemble a squad and head to the beach to show off your skills in the Ravens Beach Bash Flag Football Tournament. It’s a five-on-five format for players 21 and above.

There’s plenty of fun for all ages at the Bash, with all kinds of beach games, inflatables, giveaways, player appearances and a DJ spinning tunes the whole time. After you squeeze in a quick nap, suit up and close out the weekend with Ravens Light the Beach from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy the purple spectacle featuring fireworks and a laser light show, a huge bonfire and dance parties with live music.

Find your nesting place

Wake up to a gorgeous sunrise on your private balcony.

Want to stay close to the fun for the Baltimore Ravens Beach Bash and still have plenty of room for your whole team? Huddle up with Vantage. Our all-star reservation specialists will help you score a winning property and an awesome vacation experience in Ocean City with your fellow Raven lunatics.  

We still have availability (and great rates) for several popular properties, including. Make the right call. Contact Vantage today at 410-723-2002. Or browse all available properties and book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest rates and the best selection.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.comEasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Escape to a Gateway Grand Ocean City, MD, Vacation

Escape to Gateway Grand

One of Ocean City, Maryland’s, finest oceanfront resorts, Gateway Grand includes amenities that redefine luxury. Guests gush over the condos’ gourmet kitchens, spa bathrooms and generous open floor plans—all conveniently located on 48th Street near Midtown Ocean City’s most popular restaurants, bars and entertainment. This ocean block condo on a peaceful stretch of coastline offers you and your family the perfect balance of relaxation and activity. See for yourself just how spectacular a Gateway Grand vacation rental can be.

Serenity + Amenities at Gateway Grand

Wake up to this stunning view

Imagine stepping onto your sunny private balcony and gazing across miles of ocean on a breezy morning. That’s just the beginning of the peaceful experience you get at Gateway Grand.

These three- and four-bedroom condos offer stunning ocean, bay and coastal views. Just outside your door are 250 feet of pristine beachfront, plus an outdoor pool. After a long day of sunning, playing and reading on the beach, enjoy the convenience of your own indoor storage area for sandy beach chairs and umbrellas, plus outdoor showers for rinsing.


Take a dip in the Gateway Grand’s indoor pool

When you’re ready to take a break from the beach, indulge yourself in Gateway Grand’s indoor pool or resort-style fitness center. Work up a sweat using the latest strength equipment, exercise bikes, elliptical machines and treadmills with individual flat-panel televisions. And should you need anything to make your stay even more pleasant, the on-site concierge is standing by to help.

Beachfront Comfort and Style


Enjoy the designer gourmet kitchen

These Ocean City vacation rentals are so well-appointed, you may not want to leave the condo. Prepare everything from tasty snacks to fine coastal cuisine in designer gourmet kitchens with granite counter tops and an island dining area for sharing it all with family and friends. Other impressive kitchen details include under-the-cabinet task lighting, soft-close cabinet doors, architectural stainless-steel appliances and a digital beverage cooler.


Luxurious baths with Italian marble flooring.

For peak pampering, Gateway Grand condos feature luxurious owners’ baths with Italian marble flooring. Spa bathrooms also boast a double vanity with imported granite counter tops, a soaking tub with marble surround and separate glass-enclosed showers with multiple showerheads. Residences have three or four bathrooms, ensuring every guest has plenty of convenience and privacy. All condo floor plans are designed for maximum ease and comfort, equipped with nine-foot ceilings, laundry rooms with full-size washers and dryers, 42-inch flat screen televisions, and ceiling fans in every bedroom and living room.

Explore Midtown Ocean City—and Beyond

Seacrets

Relax and cool off at Seacrets

Staying at Gateway Grand residences puts you in the heart of the action and just a short walk away from dozens of favorite restaurants, beloved bars and Ocean City, MD’s most popular attractions. Cool off with an island-style frozen concoction at Seacrets, aka Jamaica USA, or delicious ice cream and shakes from Dumser’s Dairyland.

Looking for something a little more active? Bring the whole family together for a round of miniature golf or an adrenaline rush at Odyssea Watersports, which rents Jet Skis, pontoon boats and standup paddleboards. The Ocean City Convention Center is nearby as well, offering everything from sporting events and festivals to big-name concerts and car shows. You’re never far from fun at Gateway Grand.

You don’t even need to leave the complex to find activities for everyone in your crew. The Gateway Grand Kids’ Club is a wonderful place for children to play and make friends close to parents. They can try their hand at the latest video games on several televisions or kick back and play a classic card or board game. Meanwhile, parents can unwind with a cocktail and a movie at the Gateway Club Lounge. The lobby itself is an elegant space with breathtaking views and plush seating. There’s also a catering kitchen and seating areas for socializing, entertaining, playing games or just hanging out.

Book Your Gateway Grand Vacation in Ocean City

Plan your Gateway Grand vacation with Vantage now

Gateway Grand one of the most highly desirable destinations in Ocean City, Maryland. Plan your trip with Vantage now to get the dates and the property you want. Contact our team at 410-723-2002, or visit https://www.vantageoceancity.com/rentals/search-by-resort/gateway-grand. And remember to book direct through Vantage to get the lowest rates.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.comEasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

10 Watersports in Ocean City, MD, That You Need to Try

There’s nothing like cruising the waters of Ocean City as the sun glistens off the waves and warms your skin. Whether you’re traveling on a jet ski, paddleboard, or sailboat, the destination is the same — pure enjoyment! Check out some of the most popular watersports in Ocean City, MD, and experience them for yourself this year. By the time you get back to shore, you’ll have memories to last a lifetime! Just don’t forget to browse our vacation rentals before you go. We have a variety of properties along the beach and bay that are perfect for your adventures on the water!

Enjoy Fun in the Sun With These Watersports in Ocean City, MD

Paddleboarding

Enjoy paddleboarding at sunset.

Paddle your way to serenity! Paddleboarding is quickly becoming one of the hottest watersports in Ocean City, and you’ll soon find out why. It’s a lovely opportunity to slow things down and explore the beauty of the bay at your own pace. Don’t worry if you’re new to paddleboarding — our local guides will have you paddling like a pro in no time!

Paddleboard Rentals

  • 48th Street Watersports: Free basic lessons are included with your rental. Try their Sunset Paddle classes or Night Time Glow Boards Tours!
  • Odyssea Watersports: Their private beach with shallow water makes it easy to get a feel for the sport before venturing out further into the bay.
  • Walk on Water Paddleboard Company: Walk on Water has flexible rental options as well as lessons, tours, and even Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga!

Jet Skiing

Fun times jet skiing

Do you prefer a little excitement in your vacation? Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling jet ski adventure! Whether it’s your first time or your hundredth time riding a jet ski, you’re in for an incredible time. You can zoom along the water on your own or with up to three passengers, making it a fun family activity as well!

Jet Ski Rentals

  • Odyssea Watersports: Launch directly from their large, private beach and take a Kawasaki STX 15F for a spin. Or, rent one of their new Seadoo Trixx jet skis to try some fun tricks in the water!
  • Paradise Watersports: Hop on a Seadoo GTI jet ski and explore a section of the bay with plenty of room to roam around.

Kayaking

Kayaking fun on the water!

Grab a seat and get ready for some classic fun on the water! Kayaking is a great way to see nature, enjoy the sun, and get an upper-body workout. Of course, you’ll have a whole lot of fun in the process! Here are some local companies that can get you started:

Kayak Rentals

  • 48th Street Watersports: Rent single or double sit-on-top kayaks with free delivery to your favorite spot.
  • Odyssea Watersports: Explore the waters around small islands near Odyssea’s private beach area. Lessons are included with your rental of a single or double kayak.

Sailing

Enjoy the view.

Feel the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair as you cruise the coast in style! It takes some time to master the art of sailing, but it’s an incredible feeling once you get the hang of it. The guides at 48th Street Watersports can help!

Sailboat Rentals

48th Street Watersports: Make an appointment and get some quality practice on a single-sail catamaran or a 16-foot Prindle catamaran. Both beginners and experts are welcome!

Windsurfing

Enjoy the excitement of windsurfing!

You can also harness the power of the wind on a slightly smaller scale by windsurfing! It’s a combination of sailing and surfing, resulting in a spectacular experience for all who try it. Grab hold of your sail and zip along the rippling waters of Ocean City!

Windsurfing Rentals

48th Street Watersports: Select a board according to your skill level and experience the excitement of windsurfing! Basic and private lessons are available for beginners.

Deep Sea Fishing

Fishing Tournaments
Plan an Ocean City fishing trip.

Reel in a trophy catch worth bragging about with an Ocean City fishing trip! Our waters are home to a wide variety of fish, making it a paradise for anglers. Feel free to bring your boat or charter one with trusted companies in the area.

Fishing Charters

  • Bahia Marina: Choose from a variety of fishing boats with room for up to six passengers. Don’t forget to pack a cooler or stop by the tackle shop for food and drinks.
  • Ocean City Fishing Center: Select a charter based on the size of your group and what type of fish you’d like to catch. There are inshore boats for smaller fish and offshore boats for marlin, tuna, sharks, and more!

If you’re into competitive fishing, don’t forget to register for the Ocean City Tuna Tournament and White Marlin Open each summer!

Parasailing

Parasailing Rides

The Ocean City coastline is a beautiful scene to admire from the beach, and it gets even better when you have a bird’s eye view of it all. Take your excitement to new heights and try parasailing during your visit! See if you can spot some dolphins playing in the water below!

  • OC Parasail: Choose between bayside or oceanside views at varying heights.
  • Paradise Watersports: The boats at Paradise Watersports have room for up to 12 people, so you can share the experience with your friends and family members!

Boat Tours

We would be remiss if we didn’t include some of our favorite boat tours in the list of water activities. Step aboard and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime on these speedboat trips!

Tours & Cruises

  • OC Rocket: Keep an eye out for dolphins on this exciting ride! Private charters are also available for memorable group outings.
  • Sea Rocket: Listen to music and learn fun facts about Ocean City’s local marine life during your high-speed cruise.

Swimming

Cool off in the surf!

If you prefer a more relaxing experience on your vacation, feel free to enjoy a delightful day at the beach! You can cool off with a swim in the ocean, grab a boogie board and ride the waves, or simply dip your toes in as you walk along the sand.

Water Parks

Jolly Roger Amusements & Splash Mountain Water Park

Jolly Roger Amusements & Splash Mountain Water Park

It might not be considered a watersport, but there’s plenty of fun to be had at the Splash Mountain Water Park in Ocean City, MD! Make a splash on rides like the Aqualoop and Eye of the Hurricane or enjoy a peaceful journey down the 1,100-foot Lazy River!

Enjoy All of These Adventures with Vantage Vacation Rentals!


Walk to your favorite waterfront activities.

Get one step closer to your ideal vacation by selecting one of our beautiful properties! We have over 500 rentals in Ocean City’s most beloved communities, putting you within minutes of the bay, beach, or boardwalk. That means you can wake up and walk to your favorite waterfront activities. We even offer discounts at Splash Mountain Water Park, and many of our properties feature pools so you can have more fun in the water!

Browse our Ocean City vacation rentals today and find your happy place!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Cruisin' Ocean City

Cruisin’ Ocean City 2019: Loud and Proud, 5/16 – 5/19/2019

It’s about to get loud around here. The 29th Annual Cruisin’ Ocean City Car Show rumbles into town May 16 – 19 for four legendary days of full-throttle fun. Gearheads from all over the country and Canada will bring and admire more than 3,000 hot rods, classic cars, street machines and custom trucks to Ocean City, Maryland.

For many people, Cruisin’ Ocean City is an annual ritual—a chance to reunite and talk shop with friends who share their passion and to make new connections. The entire town of Ocean City transforms into a car lover’s paradise, with spectacular vehicles as far as the eye can see and car shows and special events popping up all over. Much of the action takes place at the OC Convention Center Parking Lot and the Inlet Parking Lot.

The leading brands in the car business will also be on hand offering their latest innovations and favorite products during the Manufacturers Midway at the Inlet Parking Lot. Meanwhile, the Convention Center will host a Swap Meet as well as various vendors inside and out selling all kinds of merchandise.

Here’s a look at what else is coming down the road for Cruisin’ OC this spring:  

Boardwalk parades

Cruisin' Ocean City Boardwalk
Cruisin’ Ocean City Boardwalk

Morning traffic on the Boardwalk usually means a mass of joggers or bikes out to beat the midday heat. For the annual Cruisin’ Ocean City weekend, the Boardwalk turns into a showcase where proud car owners show off their rides during a daily parade. These parades are among the most popular events of the weekend, and they draw big crowds starting on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings starting at 8:00 a.m. The cars roll out of North Division Street downtown and proceed to the Inlet Parking Lot, where the parade ends and the day’s activities begin.

Hitting the strip

Endless Summer Cruisin in Ocean City, MD
Endless Summer Cruisin in Ocean City, MD

Cruisin’ Ocean City will return this year to the US 13 Dragway, just a quick drive north to Delmar, Delaware. Catch all the rubber-burning action with the No Prep Shoot-Out and other thrilling races, along with car shows, special guests and much more.

Seeing stars

Cars aren’t the only big attractions during Cruisin’ Ocean City. This year, country music legend Joe Diffie will kick off the festivities performing his catalog of hits at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 16. Diffie has five number-one songs to his credit, including “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock from the Sun” and “If the Devil Danced (in Empty Pockets).” Joe Diffie’s opening act is local favorite Jackson Dean, winner of the Maryland Music Award for Best Songwriter and Best New Breakout Artist. For ticket information, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-551-SEAT or visit them online. Fans of the Dukes of Hazzard can celebrate the iconic show’s 40th anniversary with none other than Daisy Duke herself, Catherine Bach. She’ll appear at the Ocean City Convention Center on Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, she’ll stop by the Beachside Inlet during those same hours. In addition, Ryan Evans from the hit show Counting Cars will greet fans on Friday at the Beachside Inlet from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Ocean City Convention Center.

Everybody wins

Cruisin' Ocean City
Cruisin’ Ocean City

People put lots of long hours and hard work into their cars. And at Crusin’ Ocean City, many are rewarded for their efforts. There are opportunities to enter numerous contests and friendly competitions. On Sunday at the Beachside Inlet, during the Grand Finale Awards, attendees and participants will receive over 500 trophies and other honors, along with more than 3,000 giveaways.

Find your home base

Stay close to everything during Cruisin’ OC.

Ready to get your motor running and cruise on down to Ocean City, MD? Let the crew at Vantage help you find a place to stay that keeps you close to everything during Cruisin’ OC. Contact our reservation specialists at 410-723-2002 to book the right accommodations for your family and friends. Or browse and book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

This Is Where You Need to Go for Ocean City, Maryland, Shopping

Does your ideal vacation include hitting the town in search of cool shops with interesting finds? If so, you have to visit some of our favorite places for Ocean City, Maryland, shopping. Check out the boardwalk and meander down the bustling streets to peruse eclectic stores. Or, explore a few local malls that are full of unique apparel. Shopping while on vacation is the best way to purchase clothes or gifts that nobody else from your hometown will have! And, even if you’re not the biggest shopping fan, it’s always a good idea to pick up a thoughtful souvenir to commemorate your fantastic vacation. Make your trip that much more special by staying close to all of the sites you want to see during your getaway. Imagine being able to wake up, throw on some clothes, and walk down the street to all of the best shopping, excursions, and restaurants. Our vacation rentals are well within walking distance to anything you wish to do during your stay! Explore our properties and join us for your next trip to Ocean City, MD.

Your Complete Guide to Ocean City, Maryland, Shopping

67th St. TownCenter


Shop and eat at the 67th St. TownCenter

First on our must-visit list is the 67th St. TownCenter Midtown Boardwalk. This is a great shopping destination, in particular, because it hosts a wide range of stores that sell anything from beachwear to beach gear, specialty foods and candy, jewelry, and so much more! And, if you need a break from browsing these awesome stores, TownCenter is also dotted with delicious restaurants where you can cool off and refuel. Take a look at just a few of the best places to shop in this area:

Gear up for the Beach

Ron Jon Surf Shop

In search of the perfect beach hat

This is the place to go for all the beach gear you need during your sunny vacation. Pick up a new swimsuit, buy a boogie board to ride the cool waves, grab some sunscreen, and purchase some new shades all at this laid-back surf shop.

The Kite Loft

This unique store stocks beautiful, intricate kites for you to fly through the skies. Take a few minutes to look through their amazing selections, and get your own to sport while visiting the sandy shores.

Knick-Knacks and Souvenirs

Dolle’s Candyland

This is both a local and visitors’ favorite! A visit to the candy shop will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Enjoy classic saltwater taffy, homemade chocolates, fudge, caramel, and even specialty popcorn. But beware — if you enter, you may leave with more treats than you had planned!

Patty Jean’s Boutique

Get the perfect souvenir at Patty Jean’s! Enjoy the nostalgia of a printed postcard, purchase an Ocean City hat, and preserve the smell of the salty air with a candle.

Clothing and Accessories

Alexis Jade Boutique

For the latest, most stylish, coastal-inspired threads, this is the place to go! The unique boutique offers beautifully crafted clothes, jewelry, and accessories that you won’t find anywhere else.

Atlantic Gold

Explore sophisticated, custom jewelry at this lovely local establishment. Pick up a piece that reminds you of the beautiful shores of Ocean City, MD!

Gold Coast Mall

Have an Ocean City shopping spree!

The next destination for your shopping spree should be the iconic Gold Coast Mall. Most of the stores in this location are centered around clothing. So if you’re looking for some new additions to your closet, and maybe a small snack while you browse, this is the place to go! But, before you take off to this location, check to see which stores are having special deals and sales. Then, begin planning your visit to a few of these destinations:

Pick up Some Apparel

  • Peebles: Visit this establishment for name-brand apparel for the whole family.
  • Hat Land: You’re going to need a hat to block the rays of the sun!  Get lost in rows upon rows of unique designs and prints.
  • Gold by the Inch: There’s more than just gold at this location. Browse walls of custom jewelry and accessories for an affordable price!
  • TJ Maxx: It’s a classic store that always has great finds at great prices!

A Few Bonus Stops

OC Hair & Nail Studio

Why not completely treat yourself during your shopping spree? While you’re at the Gold Coast Mall, indulge in a fun indoor activity like getting your nails done! You’re going on vacation — you deserve to indulge.

Nori Sushi Bar & Grill

Since you’re already treating yourself to some of the finer things in life, take lunch at this delicious sushi bar. Dine on classics like California Rolls, or dabble in local specials like The Boardwalk which contains crab, avocado, and seared salmon with a honey glaze.

Tanger Outlets

Outlet shopping at the beach

At Tanger Outlets, there’s nothing but great deals every single day. Often, outlets are full of overstocked products, which allow them to sell name-brand items for huge discounts. For this destination, you’re definitely going to need to use the store map to navigate your way around the large complex! You’ll love browsing through the stores you already know and love at reduced prices. Trust us — your wallet will thank you later. Here are just a few of the endless stores you can find. If you want to see others, take a look at Tanger’s complete list!

  • Adidas
  • Coach
  • Gap
  • J. Crew Factory
  • Michael Kors
  • Nike
  • Old Navy

Book a Vacation Next to Your Favorite Ocean City Shops

Vantage Vacation Rentals has everything you need to fulfill your ideal getaway. Not only are many of our rentals located just steps away from the best Ocean City, Maryland, shopping destinations, but we also offer guest benefits to enhance your stay. Enjoy discounts on area attractions like Splash Mountain Water Park as well as free gym passes for your workout needs! And, upon request, we’ll even arrange to have your groceries delivered straight to your door, so you’re stocked on arrival. Browse our properties and discover how we create the best vacations in Ocean City, MD.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Try 8 of the Best Ocean City Boardwalk Restaurants

So many seafood choices,
including fresh oysters!

It’s a bright, sunny day in Ocean City, MD. You’re walking along the boardwalk, basking in the salty air. Some make their way to the beach to work on their tans. Others enjoy shopping in eclectic stores or trying out the thrilling boardwalk rides and games. As you look around to choose your next move on this wonderful day, your stomach begins to growl. Now, you start to smell the aroma of sweet treats wafting in the breeze while people walk by holding hot funnel cakes. You know what to do — it’s time to try out some of the best Ocean City Boardwalk restaurants!

However, you can’t begin your restaurant-sampling adventure if you don’t have a place to stay nearby. With Vantage Vacation Rentals, you can enjoy accommodations directly on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. You’ll love being so close to everything our beautiful destination has to offer.

Ocean City Boardwalk Restaurants for All Your Dining Needs

If you’re wondering when to visit Ocean City, MD, for the best dining experience, you’ll be happy to know that the boardwalk stays open year round! Browse through this collection of restaurants to begin planning your perfect vacation!

Quick Snacks

Love’s Lemonade & Funnel Cake

If you’re looking for classic boardwalk fare, you’ve come to the right place. Love’s Lemonade & Funnel Cake is a small stand that serves a wide range of items. Find freshly squeezed lemonade, corn dogs, chicken tenders, shaved ice, hot dogs, and so much more! Of course, you can’t leave the stand without trying their famous funnel cakes that come in a variety of crazy flavors.

Thrasher’s French Fries


Best french fries on the O.C. boardwalk!

In a time filled with change and innovation, Thrasher’s French Fries sticks to their original way of creating the savory, golden snack. Since 1929, the establishment provides fresh, hand-cut fries to Ocean City, Maryland. They let the deliciousness of the potatoes speak for themselves by only offering salt and vinegar as a topping and by frying them in peanut oil. For any spud lovers out there, you have to try this simple yet perfectly calculated recipe for the best french fries on the entire boardwalk!

Piezano’s Pizza

Sometimes, pizza is the perfect fix to satisfy your hunger. We suggest checking out Piezano’s Pizza when you’re craving a cheesy slice of heaven! This food stand was first established in 1962 and has served the boardwalk in Ocean City ever since! Grab a slice of fresh pie made from scratch every day for a truly doughy delight.

Beers and Bar Bites

9th Street Taphouse

Classic American bar bites

Unwind from the bustling boardwalk with a stop at the 9th Street Taphouse. Here, you’ll love the selection of over 35 craft beers on tap. Pair your choice with classic American bar bites like burgers and wings. This is a popular venue for live music, perfect for kicking back and enjoying the tunes over a hearty, delicious meal.

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub

Stop by Shenanigan’s Irish Pub for an interesting fusion of Irish cuisine with Ocean City, MD flair. Enjoy sampling Irish classics while sitting on the outdoor patio overlooking the stunning water. And, it wouldn’t be a true pub without a fantastic selection of draft beers to quench your thirst.

Fresh Seafood

Fresh Chesapeake & Delaware Bay oysters

Bull on the Beach

No trip to the boardwalk in Ocean City is complete without sampling local seafood. Bull on the Beachoffers a raw bar that’s sure to cure your craving for freshly caught delicacies like oysters and clams. They also offer steamed shrimp, steamed mussels with garlic butter, crab cakes, fresh flounder, and more!

Harrison’s Harbor Watch

For a fine dining option filled with exquisitely crafted seafood dishes, you have to visit Harrison’s Harbor Watch. Try a Maryland classic, rockfish, for some authentic local flavors. Or, opt for delicious seafood pasta filled with shrimp, lump crab, and mussels, or indulge in shrimp ravioli topped with lobster cream sauce. They also have a raw bar featuring Chesapeake & Delaware Bay oysters, as well as freshly shucked clams. To top it off, this is the best place to enjoy gorgeous views of the inlet with your dining experience!

Find Your Happy Place in Ocean City, MD

Steps away from Ocean City Boardwalk restaurants.

Vantage Vacation Rentals offers over 500 lovely properties, and many of them are steps away from these Ocean City Boardwalk restaurants. They offer much more than convenient locations, though. Our properties also feature spectacular amenities and exclusive guest benefitsjust for choosing Vantage. Browse our accommodationsto take the first step toward your vacation in Ocean City, Maryland. You’re just a couple of clicks away from your paradise!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Aerial View of Downtown Ocean City Festival and Inlet

Ocean City Springfest and Running Events

Springfest 2019 (May 2 – 5) and Running Events in Ocean City, Maryland

Flowers blooming, birds singing, bands rocking, sneakers pounding—that’s how we usher in springtime in Ocean City, Maryland. To celebrate the warmer temps and longer days, Ocean City hosts special events for revelers and runners of all ages. Here’s a look at what’s happening this spring—and why you should plan on making the trip.

Ocean City Springfest 2019

Springfest
Springfest

It’s a springtime tradition like no other—a four-day festival in the Ocean City Inlet Lot, free and fun for all. Springfest 2019, held May 2–5, features music, over 30 food vendors, unique arts and crafts and family-friendly activities under four huge big top tents.

You’ll find two stages featuring a continuous variety of musical performances throughout the day. And Springfest has an evening entertainment lineup that will rock you. It all starts with Almost Queen on Thursday—giving fans the next best thing to the full Freddie Mercury experience. On Friday, Grammy award-winning artist LeAnn Rimes brings a career full of hits to the stage. Saturday is a journey back in time with Night Ranger and their special guests, The Reagan Years. Tickets for each performance are available at the Ocean City Convention Center Box Office or online at Ticketmaster. Getting around for Springfest 2019 couldn’t be easier. The Springfest Express offers visitors direct service to the Inlet Lot from the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. This non-stop express ride costs only $3 with all-day boarding, and parking is free at the south lot of the Convention Center. You can also ride the Boardwalk tram to the Springfest grounds for only $3 per person one-way. Want to learn more about Springfest 2019? Just call the friendly folks at the Ocean City Recreation & Parks Department at 410-250-0125, or toll-free 1-800-626-2326.

Put some spring in your step  

Spring is running season, and Ocean City, MD, welcomes hardcore and casual athletes for its popular 2019 running events.

Running season in Ocean City, MD

The famous OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon/5K 2019 takes place on Saturday, April 27—one week before Springfest. The 13.1-mile course starts in the natural splendor of Assateague Island, takes you along scenic route 611 and finishes in the historic downtown Ocean City Inlet. Military members pay a reduced half marathon registration rate. The after party includes food and refreshments, plus live music and the award ceremony. Proceeds from the race benefit Worcester Youth and Family Counseling.

On Saturday, May 11, lace up for a good cause with the 4th Annual Lyme Disease Awareness 5K Run/Walk on the Boardwalk. The race starts and finishes next to the Inlet parking lot. Join your fellow runners and walkers at the Cork Bar after for a celebration. All proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit group Fight the Bite, which educates people about tick-borne illnesses.

Plan your spring escape today


Enjoy the relaxing view

Whether you’re running, dancing, eating or just taking it all in, Ocean City, Maryland, has an event for you this spring. To plan your stay near all the action, contact a friendly Vantage reservation specialist today at 410-723-2002 Or browse and book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Explore the Ocean City Boardwalk

Aerial view of the Ocean City boardwalk

The Ocean City boardwalk has earned spots on top travel lists and in the hearts of visitors, but you don’t need to take their word for it. Come and experience it for yourself! This iconic strip is home to tasty food, unique souvenirs, fun rides, and more. Over two miles of entertainment await you, and many of the best activities are free! People have made countless memories here, and we’d like to help you do the same.

Check out our local tips and book one of our vacation rentals nearby to make the most of your boardwalk adventures!

The Ultimate Guide to the Ocean City Boardwalk

Take a Journey in Time

Did you know that the Ocean City boardwalk dates back to 1902? It all started over 100 years ago when hotels wanted to make it easier for guests to explore the shore. What began as a temporary installment eventually became a permanent structure in 1910. A storm devastated the boardwalk in 1962, but it wasn’t long before it was back and better than ever. Today, it runs from inlet north to 27th Street, providing endless excitement and beautiful oceanfront views.

Join the Fun

Fun on an Ocean City boardwalk carousel

Ask ten people about their favorite activities on the boardwalk, and you’ll get ten different answers. There’s just so much to love! Search for treasures at souvenir shops, test your skills at carnival games, and go for a spin on a variety of amusement park rides. Or, grab a seat on a bench and relax among the warm sunshine and cool sea breezes. You might even see some talented street performers! Here are a few popular attractions that might become your new favorites:

Treat Your Taste Buds

When hunger strikes on the boardwalk, you’re always a short walk away from delicious food. Grab a meal at one of the local restaurants or satisfy your sweet tooth with treats like funnel cake, ice cream, and caramel popcorn. Just don’t forget to try some of Thrasher’s famous french fries! Let the enticing aromas lead the way to these fantastic eateries:

Attend Must-See Events

Ocean City beach lights

Would you like to add some excitement to your vacation? Some of Ocean City’s biggest celebrations take place at the Inlet Parking Lot by the boardwalk! From car show to concerts, there’s something for everyone. Mark your calendars for one of these upcoming events, and get ready for a memorable experience in Ocean City!

Stay on the lookout for several free events in the summer months, like live music, laser light shows, and fireworks, too!

Visitor Tips

Navigate the boardwalk like a pro with our local tips! Here’s what you should know before you go:

  • Ocean City Boardwalk parking is limited, especially in the summertime. Luckily, you can take advantage of the Ocean City Beach Bus or the Boardwalk Tram.
  • Or, rent a bicycle from Dandy Don’s and pedal your way to your favorite attractions!
  • Pets are welcome on the boardwalk from October 1st to April 30th.
  • Hours vary between businesses. Visit their websites for the most up-to-date information.
  • Get a sneak peek at the excitement before you arrive via the Ocean City Boardwalk Cam!

Stay Within Walking Distance of the Boardwalk!

Just a few steps away from the boardwalk


If the Ocean City beach boardwalk sounds like the place for you, we can help you enjoy it to the fullest. Vantage Vacation Rentals has a wide variety of properties nearby in Belmont Towers, Bahia Vista I, OC Boardwalk Suites, Oceans Pointe, and South Beach. After waking up to the sweet sounds of the ocean, simply walk over to your favorite boardwalk attractions. Plus, all of our rentals come with a suite of guest benefits, like discounts around town and free gym passes!

Explore our portfolio of properties now and find your happy place!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Family Looking At Artifacts In Glass Case On Trip

Fun Indoor Activities in Ocean City, MD

Don’t let the weather rain on your parade! When the forecast looks bleak, simply add these indoor activities in Ocean City, MD, to your itinerary. (They’re plenty of fun even if it’s not raining!) Whether you’re exploring the oddities at Ripley’s Believe It or Not or competing for the putt-putt champion at an indoor mini golf course, you’re in for a fantastic time. Check out some of our top recommendations below, then book your stay and enjoy them all!

Discover Some of the Best Indoor Activities in Ocean City, MD

1. Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

Save some time to check out the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum this year! The U.S. Coast Guard once used this Downtown destination until 1964, and now it harbors a wealth of information and artifacts from history. Step inside and explore a variety of permanent exhibits, like Sands From Around the World and The Boardwalk of Yesterday. Don’t forget to check out the Wreck in the Offing which commemorates the heroic deeds of the United States Life-Saving Service!

2. Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Are you fascinated by strange stories and peculiar artifacts? If so, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is the place for you! Satisfy your curiosity by heading to the boardwalk and entering a world of bizarre wonders. After exploring the exhibits, test your navigation skills in the mirror maze or see if you can conquer Ripley’s Impossible Laserace. This museum in Ocean City, MD, offers fun for the whole family!

3. Ocean City Center for the Arts

Ocean City Center for the Arts

Get in touch with your creative side with a visit to the Ocean City Center for the Arts! There’s a two-story gallery, pottery studio, classrooms, and so much more. You won’t have any trouble finding fun things to do here. When you’re not viewing the exhibits, try your hand in their art classes on everything from watercolors to sculptures!

4. Indoor Putt-Putt at Old Pro Golf

Who says you can only play mini golf outside? Not the folks at Old Pro Golf! They offer two indoor courses, so you never have to say no to a friendly mini-golf challenge. Grab your friends and family and see if you can score a hole-in-one at the Undersea Adventure course at 68th Street or Safari Village at 136th Street. Indoor mini golf is also one of the best winter activities in Ocean City, MD, because these courses are open year round!

5. Shopping Around Town

Shopping in Ocean City

Your friends might be jealous that you’re vacationing in Ocean City, Maryland, but bringing back fun souvenirs is sure to put a smile on their face! Take a stroll through the Gold Coast Mall or the Tanger Outlets and see what treasures you find. Don’t forget to treat yourself to something special, too!

6. Dining at Ocean City Restaurants

There’s no better excuse for staying indoors than enjoying the incredible restaurants in Ocean City, MD. Our coastal paradise is full of delicious foods to satisfy your hunger and leave you wanting more. Whether you’re craving fresh seafood or hearty barbecue, there’s a tasty menu with your name on it. You might even be able to pair your meal with live music performances! Check out a few of our favorites at our Area Restaurants page.

7. Enjoy a Relaxing Afternoon in Your Vacation Rental

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There are so many fantastic indoor activities in Ocean City, Maryland, including relaxing with your friends and family in a cozy vacation rental! Vantage Ocean City Rentals has a wide selection of properties to help make that happen. You can lounge inside and watch your favorite movies, cook a delicious meal in your full kitchen, and spend some quality time together. When the weather clears up, you’re just a short walk away from your favorite outdoor attractions!

Explore our Ocean City vacation rentals and find your happy place today!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

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