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Fall Fun and Nearby Rentals in Ocean City, Maryland

After summer passes, Ocean City, MD has a fresh new feel. There’s an easygoing vibe and eclectic activities, so it’s easy to see why locals love living here. We recently previewed some of the biggest events coming to town for the fall. Now, we’re giving you the inside scoop on the best places to stay so you don’t miss a minute of the family fun.

Check your calendar and make plans for an autumn getaway. Book one of our recommended rentals below, or see the entire selection.

A Short Walk to Sunfest (September 19-22)

Celebrate the end of the summer season at Sunfest Weekend, Sept. 24-27 in Ocean City, MD.

Celebrate the end of the summer season at Sunfest, September 19th – 22nd in Ocean City, MD.

Sunfest is always one of the most popular fall events in Ocean City. This year will be no exception. The Inlet transforms into a vibrant celebration where the whole family can enjoy a lively mix of arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, kite displays and outstanding live music all day and night.

Make one of these rentals your Sunfest home base so you can walk there and back easily.

  • 509 Philadelphia Ave.—Bring family, friends, family of friends and your pets because this enormous single-family home sleeps 18! Enjoy six bedrooms, two bathrooms, a nice backyard, a white picket fence—the works! Located Downtown on 5th Street, you’re an easy walk from the Ocean City Boardwalk and Inlet area. Or feel free to hop on the bikes that come with the house. There’s always a great view of the main strip from your lovely front porch.
  • Bahia Vista I 104—The numbers add up for this beautiful bay front condo: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, sleeps 10, four blocks from the Boardwalk. When you’re not out and about at Sunfest or strolling the shore, soak in the upscale décor or relax on your balcony along the marina. You have vast, beautiful views of the bay, which is mere steps away from your chair.
  • Bahia Vista I 408—You’ll feel right at home, yet still on vacation, in this luxurious four-bedroom, three-bathroom bay front condo. The interior is professionally decorated and exquisitely furnished, with high-end finishes in each room. The biggest draw for this property is the private, wrap-around balcony with picturesque views of the bay, which glows gorgeous reds, purples and pinks at sunset.

Keep the Cars Parked for Wine on the Beach (September27-28)

Wine lovers can enjoy themselves responsibly at the 25th Annual Wine on the Beach Festival.

Bottle of red? Bottle of white? Perhaps a little of both? Wine lovers can enjoy themselves responsibly at the 25th Annual Wine on the Beach Festival, or Wine Fest. Sample, savor and purchase concoctions from more than a dozen Maryland wineries and craft beers from local breweries at the Ocean City Inlet. Dance the day away to a variety of live music provided by some of the region’s favorite artists and bands. Book one of these rentals within walking distance of Wine Fest and you can put a cork in the idea of driving.

Enjoy extra windows, more natural lighting and a private gazebo balcony with ideal views of the beach and Boardwalk.
  • Belmont Towers 601—You can’t get much closer than this: a three-bedroom, three-bathroom oceanfront condo right on the Boardwalk in Downtown Ocean City. It’s a corner unit, which means extra windows, more natural lighting and a private gazebo balcony with ideal views of the beach and Boardwalk. (Yes, the people watching is still strong in September). There’s even a gym on-site if you want to get in a good workout before you get festive.
  • Belmont Towers 808—Keep your eye on Wine Fest throughout your stay in this spacious, two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo. Recently renovated, it’s a side unit with a south-facing balcony, promising ocean-to-bay views as well as a clear shot of the Inlet festival tents and Assateague Island in the distance.
  • Royal Palm Court 2—Ideal for small groups, this adorable one-bedroom, one-bathroom bayside condo is loaded with recent updates, including an upgraded kitchen and new TVs, furniture and flooring. Get to the Inlet easily with a short walk or a tram ride.

Don’t Miss a Moment of Endless Summer Cruisin’ (October10-13)

Cruisin' Ocean City Boardwalk
Cruisin’ Ocean City Boardwalk

If you haven’t been to Ocean City for this spectacular showcase of classic and custom cars, make this the year you bring your crew. It’s a gearhead utopia, with 2,000-plus vehicles on display in multiple parades and exhibitions at the Inlet and Ocean City Convention Center. Set your course for one of these downtown rentals near the Inlet and join fellow car enthusiasts for something new each day.


This Oceanfront condo that overlooks the Beach, Boardwalk, amusement rides & more! 
  • Belmont Towers 604—For parade time, the best seat in the house is literally in your house. Or your balcony, to be more specific. Stay at this three-bedroom, three-bathroom oceanfront unit on the Boardwalk and enjoy perfect views of the car parades from your balcony each morning. Want to get a closer look?You’re only a short walk to the Inlet.
  • Time-N-Tide 7—At the quiet end of the Boardwalk off 26th Street, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo puts you right in the heart of the parade route. Just slide open the balcony door and you’re overlooking Philadelphia Avenue and all the classic cars rolling their way through town.
  • South Beach 703—Consider this the Cadillac of condos—a luxurious three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in an oceanfront building on 7th Street in Downtown Ocean City, MD. This beauty comes fully loaded with free linens, an indoor pool and gym, and views of the ocean, bay and Boardwalk.Staying here lets you get to the Inlet in no time flat.

Find Your Home for Fall Events in Ocean City, Maryland

You can book a beach rental near these and other fall events at a great low rate!

Make plans to visit Ocean City, MD during its second season. You can book a beach rental near these and other fall events at a great low rate! Vantage reservation specialists are standing by to help. You can also browse all options and book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com. Remember to book direct through Vantage so you get the lowest possible rates and the best possible selection.

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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.

What Are the Best Things to Do in Ocean City, MD, in November?

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that the only time to enjoy our coastal destination is in the summer! There are so many fantastic festivals and activities to enjoy year-round, especially when you visit Ocean City, MD, in November. If you’re curious to find out what makes it a great time to vacation, then you’re in the right place. Check out a few of our favorite fall activities, and take advantage of our incredible selection of Ocean City properties for a remarkable trip from start to finish.

The Top Activities in Ocean City, MD, in November

Tour Trimper’s Haunted House

One of the many benefits of visiting in the off-season is that you get to check out Trimper’s Haunted House! It’s one of the most iconic attractions on the Ocean City Boardwalk. And, although it’s primarily popular around Halloween, the haunted house typically stays open through late November. Step inside and ride in a coffin through several rooms of spooky scares — if you dare!

Get Shell Shocked

The weather cools down in November, but the celebrations don’t! Feel free to attend some of the fall’s hottest events, including Shell Shocked. Make sure you bring a hearty appetite for seafood and craft beer because there’s plenty of both during this must-see event at Fager’s Island. Help yourself to all-you-can-eat oysters on the half-shell and don’t be afraid to show off your best dance moves with the live music performances!

Witness the Winterfest of Lights

Another can’t-miss festival in November is the Winterfest of Lights. In fact, some people might say it’s their favorite reason to visit Ocean City! This spectacular display of twinkling lights and holiday festivities kicks off at the end of November and runs through December 31. Feel free to grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy a charming train ride through it all at Northside Park this year!

Local tip: If you prefer to stay in the boardwalk area of Ocean City, you’re welcome to get in the holiday spirit during the Light Up Downtown Winter Festival at the end of November.

The List Goes On!

These are only three of the many reasons to visit Ocean City, Maryland, in November. Of course, the list wouldn’t be complete without us adding the fact that there are fewer crowds on the beach, and temperatures can still reach the upper 60s. That means you can spend a quiet, relaxing day unwinding in your favorite spot by the shoreline and watch the waves roll in. Or, dress in layers and go for a romantic stroll with your special someone. Did we mention that parking in Ocean City is free beginning on November 1?

Enjoy Great Deals on Ocean City Vacation Rentals!

You can also score some sweet savings on your rental property in November.

Not only are there several fun things to do in Ocean City in November, but you can also score some sweet savings on your rental property. We have several excellent options for you to choose from, from the bay to the beach and even all the way up to Delaware’s family-friendly beach communities. Browse our entire list of properties and make sure you take advantage of our reduced prices as well as two-night rental options in the off-season. We hope to see you this November in Ocean City!

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.

How to Have the Best Thanksgiving in Ocean City, MD

What is your favorite part about Thanksgiving? There’s so much to love about this special holiday, from the delicious food to the time you get to enjoy with beloved family members and friends. And, you can add one more item to the list of things to love about it when you spend Thanksgiving in Ocean City, MD! You’re all invited to visit our coastal paradise this fall to make the most of it. 

Are you ready to accept the invitation? Find out why you should, and check out our recommendations below to enjoy the holiday to the fullest this year. Just don’t forget to peruse our selection of over 500 vacation rentals throughout Ocean City and reserve the ideal property for your whole group!

Enjoy Thanksgiving in Ocean City, MD

Dine and Unwind

What’s a Thanksgiving celebration without tasty food? It doesn’t matter if your group likes to stick to the classic, turkey and stuffing selection or cook up something different like vegan and vegetarian options. You can craft a full spread of enticing dishes with our many properties that feature fully equipped kitchens! We have options all throughout Ocean City and beyond so that you can stay near the bay, beach, or boardwalk, depending on your preferences.

Of course, they all come with comfortable accommodations for social gatherings before and after your meal (and maybe a cozy nap). Or, you can all take a stroll through town or along the beach and enjoy the cool, coastal breezes while you digest your food.

Tip: Would you rather take it easy and not worry about cooking a Thanksgiving feast this year? Consider making reservations at one of our favorite restaurants here!

Explore the Area

It might be the off-season in Ocean City, Maryland, but there are still plenty of fun activities to enjoy in the fall! Many businesses remain open even after Labor Day, and you won’t have to deal with as many crowds at local attractions compared to peak season in the summer. Feel free to choose your favorite spot on the beach and soak up the serenity, go for a bike ride along the Ocean City Boardwalk, and even get a head start on your holiday shopping. No matter what you choose to do, you’re sure to have a spectacular time together. Did we mention that parking is free in the off-season as well?

Entertain the Kids

If you’re planning a family vacation for a destination celebration, you’ll need some ideas to entertain the younger members of your family. Luckily, the Ocean City area offers a wide variety of kid-friendly activities that they’re sure to love! The Jolly Roger Amusement Parks® may be closed, but don’t worry. Old Pro Golf provides fun for the whole family with their miniature golf courses, including two indoor courses that are open year-round!

Also, who says you can’t mix education and entertainment? Not us! There are so many great museums in the Ocean City area to open their minds to new worlds of fascination. Consider bringing the kids along to the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum up in Fenwick Island to see salvaged artifacts, explore a unique history at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, or satisfy their curiosity with the odd exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Or, you can all explore the artwork and take a class in creativity at the Art League of Ocean City.

Celebrate

Don’t forget to check out the variety of fall events in Ocean City, MD, too! There are so many upcoming celebrations that you won’t want to miss, with festivities for all ages and interests. Here are a few events that are sure to convince you to extend your stay and celebrate with us along the coastline:

Watch in awe as Northside Park comes to life with twinkling lights and fun activities from the end of November through December 31st. It all leads up to a remarkable finale on New Year’s Eve with fireworks and music!

Would you rather stay in Downtown Ocean City instead of heading up to Northside Park? Don’t worry — you can still celebrate and get in the spirit of the holidays with the Light Up Downtown Winter Festival! There are shopping vendors, music, games, and even an enchanting tree-lighting ceremony.

This might not be exactly what you think of when you picture a “turkey trot.” The Turkey Trot Open in Ocean City, MD, is actually a golf tournament! Feel free to sign up for this four-person scramble tournament at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course and see if you can win cash prizes. Even if you don’t score a hole-in-one, you’re still welcome to enjoy a spread of delicious food following the competition.

It’s never a good time when you have to rush and do all of your holiday shopping at the last minute. Take the stress out of the process this year — get a head start at the Holiday Shoppers Fair that kicks off the day after Thanksgiving! There are over 150 vendors with unique wares to choose from as well as fun activities for the kids, including face painting. Treat yourself to something special, too!

Enjoy a Hearty Helping of Luxury for Thanksgiving

We make it easy to find your favorite happy place for Thanksgiving!

Where you spend your Thanksgiving can be just as important as what you eat or what you do during your celebration! We know that at Vantage Ocean City Rentals, which is why we’d like to host you all in one of our many beautiful properties throughout the area. 

Whether you’re planning an extravagant, large group gathering or you plan on enjoying the holiday with only a few family members, we have the perfect option for you. In fact, we have over 500 options! Don’t get overwhelmed, though, because we make it easy to sort through and find your favorite. Plus, you get the added benefits of our incredible customer service and special deals and promotions that you can’t find anywhere else!
Look through our collection of Ocean City properties today, and find your happy place for Thanksgiving!

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.

What You Need to Know About Horseback Riding in Ocean City, MD

Have you ever wanted to try horseback riding? Well, now is your chance, and we’re here to help make it a reality. Not only do you get to enjoy a peaceful adventure with these majestic creatures, but you also get to pair the experience with stunning scenery along the way. Whether you’re looking to plan a romantic journey through wooded trails or even ride along the shoreline, you’re sure to love horseback riding in Ocean City, MD, and the surrounding area. See our recommendations and local tips below, and don’t forget to browse our available properties to secure a beautiful retreat nearby!

Saddle up for Some Horseback Riding in Ocean City, MD

The Beach

Did you know that you can actually go horseback riding on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland, in the off-season? Feel free to bring your horse and strut the shoreline as you listen to the waves wash ashore and the seagulls sing overhead. There are just a few details you should keep in mind if you plan on riding along the beach:

  • You must get a permit from the City Clerk’s Office or online
  • Single-day permits cost $20, and seasonal passes are $50.
  • Horseback riding on the beach is only allowed from November 1 to March 30.

Holly Ridge Farm

Alternatively, you can take a short drive over to Holly Ridge Farm in Willards, MD. It’s one of our favorite attractions in the Ocean City area, featuring friendly instructors and beautiful, wooded trails that are open year-round for tours. Here, people ages 12 and above can hop on a horse and explore nature’s magnificence on a 1.5-hour ride through a wildlife sanctuary. If you have younger children, don’t worry. They can join the fun, too, with Family Fun Rides!

Assateague Island

If you’ve ever taken a boat tour to Assateague Island, you’ve likely caught a glimpse of the ponies that roam this peaceful coastline. While you can’t simply ride one of these wild animals, you can still enjoy some delightful horseback riding on Assateague Island in the Over Sand Vehicle Zone. Just make sure you check out the National Park Service’s website to ensure you abide by all rules and regulations and stay up-to-date with occasional closures. 

Make the Most of Your Visit With Vantage Ocean City Rentals

Take the next step on your path to paradise with our knowledgable team at Vantage Ocean City Rentals!

Are you planning a trip to our little stretch of paradise on the East Coast? If so, you’re already on your way to enjoying remarkable experiences that you’ll remember for years to come. Take the next step on your path to paradise with our knowledgable team at Vantage Ocean City Rentals! We have an extensive collection of over 500 properties throughout the area, so you can pick the perfect option near your favorite attractions and things to do in Ocean City, MD. Plus, we offer a long list of promotions and special deals that you can’t find anywhere else!

Browse our Ocean City rentals today and get one step closer to the ultimate vacation!

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.

Why You Need to Check out the Ocean Gallery in Ocean City, MD

Some people might describe it as charming, while others might say it’s a little funky. However you choose to characterize the Ocean Gallery in Ocean City, MD, it’s always worth a visit. This boardwalk attraction is far from your average art gallery and attracts visitors from near and far to browse the eclectic selection inside. Find out what makes it so special and plan your trip today! Who knows — you might find a treasure hidden within that would be the perfect addition to your home or make an excellent gift. You can even stay within walking distance when you book one of our vacation rentals nearby!

Ocean Gallery in Ocean City, MD: A Unique Staple of the Boardwalk

The One-of-a-Kind Appearance

Did you know that the structure of the Ocean Gallery is made out of recycled materials from all around the world? It’s just one of the many reasons why it’s such a unique store. The exterior appearance is sure to catch your eye as you stroll along the Ocean City Boardwalk near 2nd St. Feel free to let your initial curiosity lead the way inside this store that has remained here for over 50 years!

The Artwork

You’ll immediately notice several more details that set Ocean Gallery apart from other art galleries you may have visited. Don’t let the seeming lack of organization fool you or deter you from digging through the products inside. There are so many great finds here, from posters to original oil paintings and much more. You can even get a custom frame for one of your own images — perfect for when you want to commemorate your vacation in Ocean City, MD, in style.

The Owner

Have you ever met Joe KroArt? It will surely be a memorable experience if you do. He got his start in the industry at a young age, selling his paintings along the boardwalk when he was still in college. He eventually built the gallery on 2nd Street, and he actually created a lot of the artwork that you see on the outside of the building. Stop in, take a look around, and say hello to Joe the next time you’re in the area!

Plan the Perfect Vacation With Vantage Ocean City Rentals

Ocean Gallery is only 1/2-block away when you stay at #6 2nd Street!

Now that you’ve learned about one of the many unique attractions you can find in Ocean City, MD, are you ready to plan a one-of-a-kind vacation for yourself? If so, we’re happy to help. Vantage Ocean City Rentals has over 500 properties for you to choose from, with options for all budgets, preferences, and group sizes. We have you covered with everything from a bayfront townhome to a beachfront condo and everything in between. Plus, we offer a long list of current promotions and special deals to help you get the most out of your stay. Browse our collection of properties today to get started!

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.


What Are the Best Museums in Ocean City, Maryland?

Whether you’re a history buff, art lover, or you’re simply looking for something to do inside while you wait out the rain, we have some excellent suggestions. Each of these Ocean City, Maryland, Museums will provide you with an endless supply of wonder and fascination. Plus, they’re fantastic attractions for the whole family to enjoy together! Explore the possibilities and add them to your itinerary today. Just make sure you explore our list of Ocean City rentals, too, so that you can make the most of your next vacation. Many of them are within walking distance of these museums!

4 Must-See Museums in Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

Have you ever heard of the United States Life-Saving Service? Well, you can learn all about them and browse a variety of other displays at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum! This incredible attraction is located at the southern end of the Ocean City Boardwalk by the inlet. Feel free to explore the permanent collection, with options such as “Sands From Around the World” and “The Boardwalk of Yesterday.” Just don’t forget to keep an eye out for their special rotating exhibits and list of free programs in the summertime, too! 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

If you’re fascinated by unique displays, unusual artifacts, and interesting stories, then Ripley’s Believe It or Not needs to be on your Ocean City vacation itinerary. This popular boardwalk attraction is home to a variety of exhibits to pique your interest, like shrunken heads and a statue of the world’s tallest man. Feel free to snap a photo with him! After you tour the museum, you’re welcome to enjoy some bonus attractions like Ripley’s Impossible Laser Race and Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze.

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

Although it’s technically in Fenwick Island, the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum is well worth the short drive to the north. It’s full of actual artifacts that have been recovered from ships lost at sea. And, since they’re always finding more objects, there are consistently new and exciting things to see at the museum. (There are at least 10,000 artifacts inside!)

Tip: Don’t forget to check out the Fenwick Island Lighthouse while you’re in the area as well! 

Art League of Ocean City

The list of fascinating museums and great indoor activities in Ocean City doesn’t end there. If you’d like to get in touch with your creative side and paint a picture-perfect getaway, save time to visit the Art League of Ocean City. This gallery is open year-round with stunning paintings and crafts from talented artists and artisans. Plus, they offer classes for a wide range of ages and ability levels to help you get in the spirit of it all.

Explore Berlin, Maryland, for More History

In addition to all of these Ocean City, MD, museums, we recommend taking a short trip over to Berlin to immerse yourself in another atmosphere that’s full of history and charm. There are over 40 structures on the National Historic Register, and the Main Street is packed with art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Simply put, it’s a great place to spend an afternoon with such a wide variety of activities and historical attractions.

Rest Your Legs and Relax With a Vacation Rental Nearby


You can even choose a rental near your favorite museums and things to do in Ocean City.

After a full day of fascination, treat yourself to some relaxation! Plan ahead and make the most of your Ocean City, MD, vacation with Vantage Ocean City Rentals. We have over 500 wonderful properties for you to choose from, and they all come with great customer service and plenty of guest benefits. Whether you’d like to stay near the beach, bay, or boardwalk, there’s a property for you. You can even choose a rental near your favorite museums and things to do in Ocean City to save time and energy — you’ll be able to walk to them all!

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.



Get Your Fill of Thrills at Trimper’s Haunted House

Are you ready to venture through Trimper’s Haunted House? Feel free to test your bravery on this delightfully frightening ride in Ocean City, Maryland! Bill Tracy designed this spooky attraction in 1964, and it remains on the southern end of the Ocean City Boardwalk over 50 years later for all to enjoy. Consider this an invitation, and a dare, to step inside and conquer your fears. One thing is for sure — you’ll always remember your first journey through the house. Find out what to expect inside, and don’t forget to browse our list of vacation rentals if you’re planning a visit to Ocean City!

Trimper’s Haunted House: Enter If You Dare

Begin Your Terrifying Tour

Brave explorers and thrill-seekers are welcome to step inside Trimper’s Haunted House and grab a seat within one of their iconic, coffin-shaped vehicles. (You’ll even notice an ominous mark on the coffin that reads “Rest in Peace.”) And, so begins your chilling, fun-filled experience! 

Tip: Keep in mind that the haunted house is part of Trimper’s Rides, and you’ll need eight tickets or a wristband to enjoy it. Trust us — it’s worth every ticket!

What You’ll See

Of course, you’re likely curious about what scares await you inside. Let us give you a little sneak peek without revealing too much. After all, we don’t want to ruin all the fun and surprises! The ride was expanded in 1988 and has undergone updates since it was originally built in 1964, but 20 of Bill Tracy’s original “stunts” still remain. Some of them include the Knit Wit, Old Mill, Birthday Party, Swamp Ghost, and Cuckoo Clock. If you’d like, you’re welcome to take a virtual tour of some of the stunts and attractions inside!

What Else You Should Know

We’re always happy to help you make the most of your vacation in Ocean City, MD, so we thought we’d share some bonus tips and recommendations. 

  • The ride takes a total of five minutes.
  • It’s usually open from early March until late November.
  • We recommend calling Trimper’s Rides to confirm the most current hours.

Don’t forget to explore the rest of the Ocean City Boardwalk, too! It may be the off-season, but there are still plenty of attractions and tasty bites to enjoy.in the area. Or, you can simply enjoy a peaceful stroll or bike ride with ocean views and coastal breezes.

Find Your Happy Place in Ocean City!

Your happy place is just a couple of clicks away!

You can’t complete the perfect vacation without Vantage Ocean City Rentals! Not only do we offer over 500 excellent properties throughout the area — but we also offer superb customer service and a long list of current promotions and deals so that you can get the most out of your stay. Your happy place is just a couple of clicks away. 

Explore all of the possibilities and get one step closer to the vacation of your dreams 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.

5 of the Best Bars in Ocean City, MD

Sometimes, all you need is an ice-cold drink and gorgeous views to enjoy the perfect evening. The bars we listed below provide that and so much more! Whether you’re looking to unwind with your favorite cocktail or dance the night away to live music, there’s a local hotspot for you. Discover some of the best bars in Ocean City, MD, and get ready for several fun-filled nights during your vacation. You can even book one of our beautiful properties in the area and stay near your favorites!

Grab a Drink at One of the Best Bars in Ocean City, MD

Fager’s Island

Grab a seat outside among the cool breezes and bay views.

Fager’s Island offers fine dining, casual dining, live music, events, and more in a magnificent setting. What more could you ask for? Of course, Fager’s Island also boasts one of the top bars in Ocean City. Grab a seat outside among the cool breezes and bay views while you sip on your drink of choice. Their menu features several craft beers on tap and a selection of 32 wines by the glass!

Seacrets



You can easily spend an entire day here!

Seacrets in Ocean City, MD, is more than a bar. It’s a destination! This waterfront attraction serves as an endless source of fun with great food, refreshing drinks, and plenty of live entertainment. Make sure you take a trip to “Jamaica, USA” during your visit and see what makes it such a special place. After enjoying their happy hour specials, join the excitement at the Nite Club, Tiki Stage, or Beach Stage. With so much to do, you can easily spend an entire day here!

Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill

Sit back, relax, and drink in the coastal vibes.

Sit back, relax, and drink in the coastal vibes at Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill. Macky’s is nestled right along the bay with tasty drinks available all day long. The drink menu includes everything from beer and wine to frozen cocktails, perfect for cooling off after a morning at the beach. In the evening, you can celebrate with a variety of weekly events including Party Under the Palms on Saturday nights!

Fish Tales

Laid-back atmosphere with an extensive drink menu.

Bahia Marina isn’t just a popular spot for fishing charters. It’s also home to one of our favorite local bars! Fish Tales in Ocean City, MD, features a laid-back atmosphere with an extensive drink menu. Whether you’d like to sip on a chocolate mudslide or fresh-squeezed orange crush, their bartenders have you covered. Just make sure you try some of the delicious seafood while you’re there!

Teasers Bar

A fantastic place to unwind, enjoy the views!

Another fantastic bar awaits just across the bridge in West Ocean City. Teasers is the dockside bar of the Sunset Grille, located just outside of the restaurant. It’s a fantastic place to unwind, enjoy the views, and catch some live entertainment. Teasers Bar also provides unbeatable views of local fishing tournaments, like the White Marlin Open in August!

Stay Within Walking Distance of Your Favorite Bars

Simply walk over and enjoy drinks with family and friends.

Enjoy comfort and convenience in Ocean City with Vantage Vacation Rentals! We have a long list of properties throughout the area, with options for every traveler. Many of them are steps away from these local bars, so you never have to worry about parking! You can simply walk over, enjoy drinks with family and friends, then head back and rest up for more fun things to do in Ocean City, MD. Check out our current promotions and find your happy place today. Your future self thanks you!

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.


Book Now Pay Later

Book Now, Pay Later | Ends Feb. 28th

Book Now to Hold Your Perfect Spot

With five weeks of winter still to go, chances are you’re dreaming about a summer vacation in Ocean City, MD this year. Why let a little thing like your bank account get in the way? That’s why we’re rolling out our unique Book Now, Pay Later offer. After all, if you’re going to be enjoying your vacation later, why should you have to pay for it now? So now through the end of February, you can reserve your dream vacation with just a $500 deposit.

Here’s How it Works:

    • Choose the vacation rental you’d like with a $500 deposit (per week booked)
    • Pay the remainder of your deposit by April 1st
    • The balance of your reservation is due 30 days prior to your arrival date

At this time of year, many guests are waiting for their tax refund to arrive (or maybe even still saving up for vacation). But we want to help make your vacation dream a reality without having to wait.

Please note that the Book Now, Pay Later special is valid only on select weekly rentals during the period of June 23-September 1, and some properties may be excluded. Feel free to speak with a vacation coordinator at (410) 723-2002 to see if your desired vacation rental is included. Hurry – this offer ends February 28th. The sooner you book, the more choices you’ll have!

Check out a few of our top communities below, or browse our entire inventory of vacation rentals HERE.

Sunset Island

Sunset Island is gated community located at 67th St. and the bay. Brightly colored homes on peaceful, tree-lined streets welcome guests with high-end decor and tons of modern upgrades. Accommodations range from 3-bedroom condos to 6-bedroom homes/townhomes. This fun, family-friendly resort is known for its quaint island atmosphere and some of the area’s best amenities such as indoor/outdoor pools, state-of-the-art fitness center, community clubhouse, library, on-site restaurant (The Landing), interactive fountains, and fishing/crabbing pier. There is even a private bayfront beach, which is great for little ones who love to play in the water, but aren’t big enough to brave the ocean waves yet.

Gateway Grand

The pinnacle of luxury and comfort, the Gateway Grand resort is one of Ocean City’s best oceanfront locations. Situated along a peaceful stretch of coastline on 48th St., these luxurious 3- and 4-bedroom condos feature ocean and bay views, high-end decor, and resort-caliber amenities such as beautiful indoor and outdoor pools, large fitness center, parking garage with 24-hour security, on-site concierge, and kids’ game room (with the latest video games, board games and flat-screen TVs). Head down to the beach to play in the sand and surf, or venture out to explore all the hot spots in this part of town such as Seacrets, Macky’s, Fager’s Island, Dumser’s Dairyland, Odyssea Watersports, Maui Golf, and more! All of this, and just a short drive or bus ride from the north end of the Ocean City Boardwalk (about one mile away).

Belmont Towers

Guests who like to be right where the action is will love Belmont Towers. Conveniently located directly on the Ocean City Boardwalk and along the Atlantic Ocean, Belmont Towers is within walking distance of hundreds of shops, restaurants, rides & activities. Park your car once when you arrive in Belmont’s secure parking and then walk everywhere you need to go. Guests can choose from elegant, 2- and 3-bedroom units with great views of the Ocean, Inlet, Bay, and Assateague Island. Amenities include a rooftop pool, spacious sun deck, fitness center, on-site sauna, and even a putting green. Thanks to Belmont’s Boardwalk location, this is one of the perfect spots for guests attending events that are held in the Inlet area such as Springfest, Cruisin’ Ocean City, OC Air Show, OC Car & Truck Show, Ocean City Jeep Week, OC Bikefest, Sunfest, and so much more.

Don’t wait another day to get your 2018 Ocean City vacation lined up and take advantage of our Book Now, Pay Later campaign. Search VantageOceanCity.com using your desired dates, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, location within town, and so much more. Or give us a call at (410) 723-2002, and we would be happy to suggest some vacation rentals that fit your needs and budget.






The Landing in Sunset Island, Ocean City MD

Taste the Best of Ocean City, MD

Perfect Day of Food in Ocean City

From fresh-off-the-boat seafood to tropical frozen drinks, take a trip to the Caribbean without leaving Ocean City.  As you cruise down Coastal Highway, you’ll notice no national chain restaurant.  Ocean City prides itself on fresh and local food! With hundreds of delicious local restaurants, the Vantage Team narrowed down a few of our favorite spots. Leave the pots and pans at home – let us be your guide for the perfect day of food!

Breakfast
  • Barn 34 – Treat your taste buds to delicious food! Located in a barn-styled building on 34th St., this one-of-a-kind restaurant will have you coming back for more. Try Vantage’s favorite Captain Crunch French Toast! Located just one block away, the community of Summer Beach (pictured) offers 1-, 2- and 3-BR oceanfront and ocean block condos. Leave your car in the garage and walk everywhere!
  • Sahara Café – Eat like a local! Known for its “Sunshine Breakfast” menu, Sahara Café is the perfect way to start your vacation day. After filling your bellies, ahead over to Harbour Island 102M! Whether you lounge on the private bayfront balcony or splash in the pool, this recently remodeled 2-BR/2-BA condo serves up a great time.
Lunch
  • Longboard Café – This casual surf-themed bistro (pictured) will have the whole family hanging 10! Make sure to taste Vantage’s favorite Baja Fish Tacos.  Nestled behind this local café is the premier gated community – Sunset Island. With brightly colored homes and upscale condos, your family will love Island Life!
  • The Landing – Guests staying at Sunset Island will also love the resort’s on-site restaurant (large picture at top of page), which is located next to the community’s private beach and pool area.  Relax with a drink or appetizers as the kids play, then treat the whole family to lunch while enjoying beautiful views of the bay.  The Landing’s menu includes delectable items that the whole family will enjoy, such as wraps, burgers, seafood, salads, and more.
  • The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grill – From the tasty Chesapeake burger to the old bay seasoned crab dip, no one does Maryland better than the Greene Turtle! Stop by the Original Greene Turtle in North Ocean City for fun-filled time. After your tasty lunch, grab your beach chairs and relax at Sea Drift 12A #101. Make this 2-BR/2-BA ocean block condo your home away from home!
Happy Hour & Drinks
  • Coconuts Beachfront Bar & Grill – Enjoy a taste of island life! Dip your toes in the sand and quench your thirst with Coconut’s signature drinks. No shoes encouraged! Stroll the beach back to Sovereign Sea 406 – a lovely 2-2R/2-BA condo with gorgeous partial beach view.
  • Fish Tales – Reel-in a great time! Located in the Bahia Marina, Fish Tales has something for the whole family. From a fun-filled playground to bay front hammock, enjoy your food in paradise. After a night at Fish Tales, swim over to Marlin Drive 1934 – a spacious 5-BR/3-BA bayfront home. Sleeps 16!
  • Seacrets – Welcome to Jamaica, USA! Located along the bay on 49th St., Seacrets (pictured) is known for its laid-back island atmosphere – complete with palm trees, a sandy beach, and a waterfront bar. You can’t visit Ocean City without enjoying a drink (or two) at Seacrets! Continue the luxury at Gateway Grand 207 – a 3-BR/3-BA oceanfront condo. Amazing amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center and kid’s game room!
Dinner
  • Fager’s Island – Whether you splurge with fine dining or sip on a tropical drink, stop by Fager’s Island (pictured) for Ocean City’s best sunset. Don’t miss more amazing views at Meridian 1001W. Whether you enjoy drinks on the balcony or dive into the surf, this 4-BR/3.5-BA penthouse promises luxury.
  • Ropewalk – Get hooked on amazing seafood! From the children’s playground to fire pits to the sunset views, good times are mandatory at Ropewalk. The relaxation continues at Osprey 2 – a gorgeous 4-BR/2.5-BA townhouse. With ocean views and beach décor, you will not want to leave!
Dessert
  • Dumser’s Dairyland – Make Dumser’s your new family tradition! Since 1939, this family owned restaurant has treated visitors to the best ice cream on the shore. After a food filled day, fall asleep to the waves at Caravelle 9. Beach-goers will love this oceanfront 4-BR/2.5-BA townhouse!

Don’t forget the missing ingredient for your perfect day of food: a fantastic vacation rental. Give us a call at (410) 723-2002 to speak with a Vacation Coordinators or browse VantageOceanCity.com today!