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Oceanfront Properties for Your Ocean City Vacation


This could be your Ocean City, Maryland, summer vacation

Enjoy your first sip of morning coffee as the radiant sun shimmers over the Atlantic Ocean—seabirds gliding by, waves lapping the empty shore. Take a stroll on the beach any time of day because it’s just a few steps from your front door. And fall asleep each night to a soothing serenade from the sea.   

This could be your Ocean City, Maryland, summer vacation when you choose an oceanfront rental from Vantage. Our spacious one- to three-bedroom condos are perfect for couples and families looking to soak in a panoramic ocean view, feel the sand between their toes and lose their worries in the salty breeze.  

Here are just a few of our wonderful waterside offerings.

Century I 101

Century I 101 with exquisite bay view and balcony

What’s unique about this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo that comfortably sleeps six guests? Its two floors—one featuring a bedroom with an exquisite bay view and balcony, the other boasting yet another bedroom with a bay view and an oceanfront balcony.

Still not enough ocean? The Century I 101 elevator opens its doors right to North Ocean City’s pristine beach. Later, take a dip in the indoor pool and a walk to Trattoria Lombardi’s Restaurant, or maybe the wine bar and bistro Liquid Assets. Of course, you can always stay home, prepare a delicious meal and admire the stunning scenery. 

Other amenities include:

  • 3 flat-screen TVs
  • Dining area
  • Fitness room

Acropolis 4


Featured in Coastal Style magazine

If you’ve ever wanted to experience living in a penthouse, Acropolis 4 is the vacation rental property for you. Featured in Coastal Style magazine as a “Prestigious Property,” this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence is luxury at its finest. Custom lighting, a gas fireplace, a private elevator and flat-screen TVs help you relax in style. Fix your favorite meals in the gourmet kitchen with a double oven, convection microwave and expanded stovetop. There’s even a wet bar for happy hour.

And that’s just the inside of your condo. Atop Acropolis is a rooftop patio with an inviting hot tub and breathtaking views of the sparkling ocean and bay. The beach isn’t the only attraction that’s just steps away. Walk a few minutes and you’ll find popular shops and restaurants, including Dead Freddie’s Island Grill, Fager’s Island and Galaxy 66 Bar & Grill.

 Other amenities include:

  • Private entrance
  • Provided linens
  • Washer/dryer

Irene 301


Comfortably accommodates 10 guests

Looking for a little more space to spread out on your summer vacation? This newly decorated three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo comfortably accommodates 10 guests. Choices are the name of the game at Irene 301, with king, queen, pyramid bunk and bunk beds, as well as two private covered balconies. After a long day at the beach, step inside to enjoy swimming in Irene 301’s indoor pool or relax in the sauna.

In the evening, cook a scrumptious meal in your fully stocked kitchen and cuddle up for a family movie. Or take a break from cooking and head to the Gold Coast Mall just across the street offering a variety of restaurants—Italian, American, Mediterranean, sushi—and shopping.

You’ll also enjoy:

  • Washer/dryer
  • Outside shower
  • Three high-speed elevators

Antigua 803


Enjoy expansive views of the ocean

This is what dream vacations are made of: a completely renovated condo, totally free from the stresses of daily life. Antigua 803 is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit that sleeps six. Its open living room with expansive views of the ocean is perfect for any family gathering. Everyone in your group will enjoy the wealth of perks that come with the property, including a heated outdoor pool, kiddie pool, sauna and volleyball area.

You’re within walking distance of many favorite local restaurants and shops, and the famous Ocean City boardwalk is just a short drive away.

Other amenities include:

  • 3 flat-screen TVs
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Outside shower

Rainbow 505


Your own private balcony overlooking the ocean

Welcome home to Rainbow 505—a three-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation rental on “condo row” in beautiful North Ocean City. Its many windows and private balcony overlooking the ocean invite a certain brightness that adds serenity to your retreat.  

When you’re finished at the beach, cool off in the crystal-clear outdoor pool, or soak up more rays on the sun deck. There’s even a kiddie pool for the little ones.  

You’re within an easy walk of some of the area’s top destinations, such as the Gold Coast Mall and the original Greene Turtle. Satisfy your sweet tooth with fudge, salt water taffy and hand-dipped chocolates at the Candy Kitchen, an Ocean City institution.

You’ll also enjoy:

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Elevator
  • Two parking spaces

Salty Sands I 302

This is my happy place!

Create a vacation to remember in this recently remodeled one-bedroom, one full/one half bathroom unit. It’s easy to make yourself comfortable here, with new furnishings, décor and high-end touches throughout. Wake each morning to the sun beaming in from the doorway of your private balcony. Spend long days on the beach and in the ocean just a few feet away. At night, feast on fresh local seafood and your own dishes in the state-of-the-art kitchen, complete with new appliances and granite countertops.

You simply can’t beat the location of Salty Sands I 302. Within just a few minutes you can walk to hotspots like Seacrets, Dumser’s Dairyland and the Ocean City Convention Center.

Other amenities include:

  • Free HBO
  • Washer/dryer
  • Elevator

Book your oceanfront oasis now


A fabulous summer stay with Vantage!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have a fabulous summer stay at one of our oceanfront rentals in Ocean City, MD. Contact a friendly Vantage reservation specialist at 410-723-2002 to choose one of these or our other beautiful vacation rentals. You can also 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.

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.

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.