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.


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, and