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How to Make the Most of Your Visit to Ocean City, MD, in December

A lot of people like to vacation in Ocean City, Maryland, during the summertime to soak up some sun and enjoy the warm weather. However, several savvy travelers know that our East Coast paradise is a wonderful winter destination as well. It’s especially enjoyable when you get the opportunity to visit Ocean City, MD, in December. Not only are there fewer crowds in the off-season, but you can also fill up on holiday cheer at a variety of festivities throughout the month. Check out our travel tips before you go and get ready for the trip of a lifetime this winter. Just remember to browse our Ocean City vacation rentals and reserve your favorite for the ultimate experience!

Helpful Information About Ocean City, MD, in December

The Weather

Of course, it likely won’t surprise you to find out that the weather cools down in the off-season. Daily temperatures in December typically range from the high 40s in the afternoon to the low 30s in the evening. Don’t let that deter you, though. It’s an opportunity to don your favorite cold-weather clothes and get cozy with mittens, scarves, and a warm jacket. It may even be a delightful change of pace for those of you who are tired of the heat of the summer!

The Festivities

If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays, then you’re in for the treat this December as Ocean City comes to life with cheer and festivities. ‘Tis the season, after all! Santa Claus is coming to town, and so are all of these incredible Ocean City, MD, events:

  • Winterfest of Lights
  • Light Up Downtown Winter Festival
  • Holiday Shopper’s Fair
  • Pizza Party With Santa
  • Holiday Artisan Fair
  • Christmas Parade

We hope you can extend your stay and join us for every festival this December, but we know you might have limited time or PTO days available. If you can only make it to one celebration, we highly recommend checking out the Winterfest of Lights at Northside Park that runs from the end of November through December 31. It’s truly a winter wonderland of twinkling lights, caroling, and holiday cheer. You’ll feel right at home and enjoy a strong sense of community even if you’re visiting from out of state!

Tip: Would you like to get some last-minute Christmas shopping done while you’re here? Check out our guide to some of the best Ocean City stores! You’ll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Seasonal Activities

You don’t have to attend events to have a whole lot of fun — there are so many fantastic things to do in Ocean City, MD, in the off-season! You can bundle up in warm clothes and go for a stroll on the beach or Ocean City Boardwalk, play indoor miniature golf, and explore fascinating museums like the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum and the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum in nearby Fenwick Island. There are plenty of activities for the whole family in December! Plus, you can always indulge in the delicious cuisine at our local restaurants. Many of them remain open through the wintertime!

Reserve Your Ideal Vacation Rental for December


Enjoy everything our town has to offer in December.

We are the area’s premier vacation rental provider, and that’s not just limited to the summer. Vantage Vacation Rentals is your go-to source for beautiful properties year-round, including the wintertime! In fact, you can score some incredible deals on properties throughout Ocean City and take advantage of our convenient rental options to enjoy everything our town has to offer in December. Whether you’re searching for a cozy condo along the beach or a beautiful townhouse by the bay, we’ve got you covered. 

Search through our full collection of vacation rentals today and take the next step toward the experience of a lifetime. Just remember to book direct on our website and take advantage of our current promotions!

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. 

6 of the Best Ocean City, MD, Christmas Events

What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? We highly recommend adding an Ocean City vacation to the list if it’s not on there already! It’s truly a sight to see as our coastal paradise comes to life with holiday cheer and fun festivities every year. You’re invited to experience it all, so make sure you don’t miss out. Check out our guide to the top Ocean City, MD, Christmas events, and reserve one of our vacation rentals today!

Ocean City, MD, Christmas Celebrations

Winterfest of Lights | November 21 to December 31

Anyone who has been to Ocean City, Maryland, during Christmas time won’t be surprised to find the Winterfest of Lights at the top of our list. If you can only make it to one celebration, this is the one to choose. The festivities run from the end of November all the way through December 31 at Northside Park with twinkling lights, caroling, gift shopping, and photos with Santa Claus. Make sure you save plenty of time to grab a cup of hot cocoa and take a ride on the Winterfest Express. It’s a mile-long ride with absolutely stunning light displays — perfect for romantic dates or family fun!

Light Up Downtown Winter Festival | November 23

Don’t worry if you’d like to stay in the Downtown Ocean City area for your holiday getaway. There’s plenty of holiday cheer to go around, like at the Light Up Downtown Winter Festival in November. It’s completely free for attendees and features fun activities for all ages at the Inlet. You can discover the perfect presents for everyone on your list from a variety of vendors, listen to live music, and watch in awe during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. 

Holiday Shopper’s Fair | November 29 to December 1

Whether you’d like to shop til’ you drop or just pick up a few souvenirs, the Holiday Shopper’s Fair is a must. Over 150 vendors showcase their selections at Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Mid-Town! You’ll find so many eyecatching items here, like handmade candles, artwork, jewelry, and home decor. Plus, you can always put your shopping spree on pause to grab a bite and refuel at the food court!

Pizza Party With Santa | December 3

Kids love meeting Santa Claus and telling jolly old Saint Nick about all the gifts they want for Christmas. But, can you imagine how excited they’d be to hear they can have a pizza party with him? It’s the recipe for smiles, laughter, and lasting memories. And, that’s not all. Children can also celebrate their creativity with cookie decorating and arts and crafts activities!

Holiday Artisan Fair | December 6 to 7

It’s always a special feeling when you discover that perfect gift for a friend or family member. In addition to the Holiday Shopper’s Fair and the various local stores in town, you’re welcome to check out the Holiday Artisan Fair in early December. It’s a fantastic opportunity to pick up some last-minute gifts while supporting talented local artisans. 

Christmas Parade | December 7

Santa Claus is coming to town, and you can catch a glimpse of him during the annual Ocean City Christmas Parade! It starts at 11:00 a.m. when decorated cars, musicians, performers, and floats begin their festive journey from Old Landing Road up to 120th Street along Coastal Highway. The parade has been an Ocean City tradition for over 30 years, and it never disappoints spectators. Get there early to secure some prime real estate for watching it all!

Find Your Ideal Vacation Rental for the Festivities!


Make this year’s Christmas celebration truly memorable with Vantage Vacation Rentals!

Don’t all of these Ocean City, MD, Christmas events sound incredible? This list is a small taste of what you can expect here during the holiday season, and we don’t want you missing out! Make this year’s Christmas celebration truly memorable with Vantage Vacation Rentals. We have over 500 beautiful properties from Downtown to North Ocean City and beyond, so you’re sure to find the perfect option to suit your needs. Plus, you can score great deals with our current promotions and enjoy all of the benefits of visiting Ocean City in the off-season. Browse our vacation rentals today and get one step closer to your happy place for the holidays!

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 Different Sections of the Ocean City, MD, Beaches?

Are you ready to experience the ultimate vacation in Ocean City, Maryland? Before you purchase your plane ticket or pack the car and hit the road, make sure you have the perfect destination in mind. You might not realize how different each section along the Ocean City, MD, beach can be, especially if you’ve never visited our beautiful resort town before.

There are three distinct areas and neighborhoods, each with their own unique character and atmosphere. Which one is right for you? Read on to find out, and then book one of our vacation rentals to experience your favorite to the fullest!

A Guide to the Ocean City, MD, Beaches and Neighborhoods

Downtown

Dive into the excitement with a stay in Downtown Ocean City, Maryland! This southern section of the strip is overflowing with fun activities and tourist attractions from the Inlet up to 30th Street and offers the classic beach town experience. The main draw here is the Ocean City Boardwalk, a two-mile stretch with amusement parks, restaurants, shops, games, and views of the shoreline. You can easily spend an entire day here. And, after a fun-filled day, you might be able to catch some free fireworks displays and light shows. Don’t forget to go for a spin at Trimper’s Rides and try Thrasher’s French Fries!

It’s important to keep in mind that since the Downtown area has so many exciting things to do, it often attracts a lot of crowds. This is especially true during peak season in the summer. Arrive early to find parking or consider taking advantage of the Ocean City Beach Bus or the Boardwalk Tram to avoid the hassle of driving.

Tip: Some of the best events in Ocean City, MD, take place in the Downtown area. Keep an eye on the calendar and see if you can catch the excitement. There are several fantastic options year-round, like Endless Summer Cruisin’, Sunfest, Springfest, the OC Air Show, and many more!

Mid-Town

If you travel a little further to the north, you’ll find yourself in a slightly quieter section of the beach and Ocean City neighborhoods. Mid-Town is the ideal destination for those of you who want a more relaxing, family-friendly vacation with fewer crowds on the beach while still being a short distance from all the things to do Downtown. It’s truly the best of both worlds! Plus, it offers a unique atmosphere with smaller homes toward the south and high-rise buildings standing tall over the northern end.

This district runs from 31st Street to 93rd Street with plenty of attractions and eateries in between, including some spectacular waterfront restaurants where you can pair delicious cuisine with stunning views of the bay and beach. It’s home to the ever-popular Seacrets restaurant and entertainment venue as well as Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill and Fager’s Island. You can also play miniature golf with the family, try a variety of watersports, browse boutiques, and attend spectacular events at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center and Ocean City Performing Arts Center!

Tip: In contrast to Downtown, Mid-Town offers free and convenient on-street parking! (Although, you can usually walk to all the best attractions.)

North Ocean City

Pure relaxation awaits you in North Ocean City from 94th Street to 145th Street. This is the most peaceful section of town where you can really escape the crowds and unwind on the less-crowded beaches. Or, when the weather isn’t ideal for fun in the sun, you can always enjoy several indoor attractions. The list of options includes indoor miniature golf, the Sun & Surf Cinema, and the Art League of Ocean City. Plus, you’re right near Fenwick Island, which is home to even more beautiful scenery and fun activities!

Of course, when you’re not sunbathing on the quiet beaches of North Ocean City, you’re welcome to explore Northside Park. This sprawling, 58-acre park provides everything you need for a memorable day outside with friends and family members of all ages. There are picnic pavilions, walking paths, sports fields, and a playground area for the little ones. You can even try your luck at the crabbing and fishing pier by the bay!

Tip: Feel free to check out free events at Northside Park in the summer, like Sundaes in the Park with ice cream, live music, and fireworks!

Find the Perfect Ocean City Vacation Rental for You

We look forward to making your next vacation the best it can be!

What do all of the neighborhoods and sections of the beaches in Ocean City, MD, have in common? Vantage Vacation Rentals has excellent properties available in all of them! That means you can choose your favorite area of town and stay in the heart of it all for a remarkable vacation you won’t soon forget.

Whether you want to stay steps away from the boardwalk in Downtown or enjoy a relaxing retreat in North Ocean City with gorgeous views of the beach, we have the ideal vacation rental waiting for you. All you need to do is browse our collection of properties and reserve it. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today! Just don’t forget to look through our list of current promotions and book direct on our website for the absolute best deal on your stay. We look forward to making your next vacation the best it can be!

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 and Save in 2020 with Ocean City, MD, Early Bird Vacation Rentals

Nothing gets you through a cold winter like knowing you have an amazing summer vacation planned. At Vantage, we want to give you something to look forward to AND save you money in the process!

We’re in the final stretch of our Early Bird campaign. Reserve an Ocean City, MD, rental for summer 2020 before October 31 and you’re guaranteed low 2019 rates. 

In addition to the savings, booking early means you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to finding your favorite spot, the best dates and preferred amenities in Ocean City. Is a swimming pool essential? How about an ocean view, or plenty of room for 15? Reserve now and you can check off all your vacation must-haves.

Below are some of the amazing properties offering special Early Bird savings. You can find more at www.VantageOceanCity.com. Book yours and make this winter an easy one!

Acropolis 4


Your group will love the enormous rooftop patio, balcony and five-person hot tub.

Featured in Coastal Style magazine, this sprawling, well-decorated 3,000-square-foot penthouse is without question one of the most sought-after properties in Ocean City. Encompassing the entire top floor of the luxury building—making it feel more like an upscale residence than a beach rental—it sleeps eight and offers ocean views from every window.

Luxury abounds in the details. With a private elevator and entrance, stone finishes, tumbled-travertine floor tiles, custom lighting and a gourmet chef’s kitchen with Viking appliances, you may not want to venture outside. But when you do, your group will love the enormous rooftop patio, balcony and five-person hot tub.

Gateway Grand 609

Unobstructed views of the beach through floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors span the entire unit.

If you prefer new builds, then you’ll love this Gateway Grand gem built just two years ago. The three-bedroom, three-bath oceanfront condo sleeps nine and has all the amenities on your wish list—soaring ceilings, a large open floor plan, professional interior design, memory foam mattresses, TVs in every bedroom and a huge 75-inch flat-screen in the living room. Then there’s the unobstructed views of the beach through floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors that span the entire unit. Step out onto your carpeted balcony for some salt air while taking in the views.

Located just across the street from Dumser’s restaurant and a stone’s throw from the tropically inspired Seacrets, you’re in the right spot for both fun and relaxation.

Belmont Towers 801

This oceanfront condo comes with a lovely sea breeze.

Hang on to your hats, because this oceanfront condo comes with a lovely sea breeze. The eighth-floor end unit sleeps 10, is right on the Ocean City Boardwalk and has a shaded gazebo-style balcony with panoramic views of the ocean, beach, Boardwalk, Amusement Pier, the bay and Assateague Island!

When you’re not taking in every sunrise and sunset, enjoy the condo’s gourmet kitchen, elegant furnishings and details like TVs with surround sound and Apple TV. Or head upstairs for a splash in the rooftop pool and dry off on the 11,000-square-foot sun deck.

Meridian 204E

This luxury condo has ocean views around every turn.

Are you ready to wake up to the sound of waves? This luxury condo has ocean views around every turn. Located just steps from the water, it can accommodate 10 and offers high-end finishes and plenty of little extras like make-up mirrors in all en suite bathrooms, a K-cup coffeemaker, flat-screen TVs in every bedroom and an enormous master bath complete with soaking tub.

Sun and surf are just a few steps away, as is the rooftop pool and dozens of the area’s most popular attractions, like Fager’s Island and Maui Golf.

Sunset Island 6 Seaside Mews


Enjoy a spacious open floor plan and a large gourmet kitchen with island bar.

This single-family Sunset Island beauty sleeps 12 and is located on a quiet tree-lined street in a premier gated community. Inside the six-bedroom home you’ll find tasteful furnishings and thoughtful touches on all four levels. With a spacious open floor plan and a large gourmet kitchen with island bar, you’ll feel like you’ve got a restaurant right in your home.

Though the beach beckons from only three blocks away, the resort amenities make leaving tough. Guests of this 37-acre private community are welcome to use indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, shoreline walking paths, private bayside beaches and interactive fountains.

St. Kitts 403

The 2,800-square-feet of space gives you the feel of a whole house with the convenience of a condo.

Taking a large family vacation or traveling with all your best friends? This beautiful condo in Midtown Ocean City sleeps 13, has parking for three cars and accommodates everyone on the huge wraparound balcony with magnificent ocean vistas!

The 2,800-square-feet of space gives you the feel of a whole house with the convenience of a condo. Your entire crew will feel pampered thanks to top-of-the-line furniture, bedding, appliances and electronics throughout the unit.

Last chance for Early Bird savings on your 2020 vacation!


Don’t wait, because Vantage’s popular Early Bird properties will go fast!

Book now and lock in 2019 rates for your perfect vacation rental in Ocean City, MD. Don’t wait, because Vantage’s popular Early Bird properties will go fast!

Be sure to book direct with Vantage online for the lowest rates and best selection. Or call one of our reservationists at 410-723-2002 to plan your trip. Find more information and properties at 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.

The Ultimate Guide to Ocean City, MD, Boat Rentals

If you are looking for a way to explore beyond the beach, there’s an easy way to make the most of your vacation. There are plenty of incredible Ocean City, MD, boat rentals that make voyaging out into the Atlantic easier than the Ocean City breeze! Every great adventure has to start somewhere. Use Vantage Vacation Rentals to find the perfect home base. Our stunning rentals are featured on every corner of Ocean City, MD, which makes finding your ideal vacation rental extremely easy. Start planning your stay now and book one of our luxury condos right on the beach!

Ocean City, MD, Boat Rentals

A seabound adventure of epic proportions awaits! From deep-sea-fishing charters to family-friendly cruises, an unforgettable experience can easily be built with any one of these boat rental companies. Read on to learn more about planning your day on the water!

Bayside Boat Rentals

Bayside Boat Rentals claims to be “the most exciting thing on the water.” Their selection of rentals that includes jet skis, pontoon boats, and jet boats lives up to their bold claim. This is the closest and most reliable option in Ocean City, MD, and is perfect for families who want to rent for a couple of hours or even the entire day. Build the ideal outing every time by using Bayside to plan your time on the water.

Odyssea Watersports

If you’re searching for a rental company with a lot of options, Odyssea Watersports may be your best bet. They offer everything from kayak and paddleboard rentals to liquid limo and pontoon boats. No matter what kind of adventure you’re looking for, you’ll find it here! Paddle your way through the surf or take the family out for a day full of salty air and fantastic memories.

Bahia Marina

Bahia Marina is home to Ocean City’s largest collection of small boat rentals! Captain your own voyage or look to the experts for guidance. Either way, the perfect day on the water is waiting. Bahia Marina, as the anchor for Ocean City, MD’s, sportfishing scene, is also home to some of the best fishing charters on the East Coast. Spend the day out at sea, and use live bait to catch tuna, mako shark, mahi-mahi, and more from the deck of their state-of-the-art fishing vessels!

Where to Stay in Ocean City, MD

From beach-front villas to gorgeous homes with private pools, finding the right place to stay is never an issue.

No matter where your next Ocean City adventure takes you, Vantage Vacation Rentals is always available to help you complete your vacation. From beach-front villas to gorgeous homes with private pools, finding the right place to stay is never an issue. For instance, Gateway Grand 1012 is one of our properties that features beach access and incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean. We’re also currently running a promotion for this unit! For a limited time, get free linens, key fobs, and beach gear when you book your stay! An unforgettable getaway is just one click away

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.

Ocean City, MD, Thanksgiving Vacation Rentals

This year has already given you many reasons to be thankful—how about adding one more? Spend Thanksgiving—or Friendsgiving—in Ocean City, Maryland, and start building memories and traditions in a beloved coastal town.

The fall activities in Ocean City, MD, don’t slow down, but you’ll be able to enjoy them with less of a crowd. Whether it’s strolls on the Boardwalk, the cooler air, crabbing and fishing in gorgeous national parks, the serenity of nearby Assateague Island or just kicking back with a local craft beer, fall activities abound. Also, after October 1, dogs are allowed to traipse the Boardwalk and the beach, so you really can bring the whole family.

The event season is also still in full swing in late fall. Festival favorite Winterfest of Lights opens on November 21 with one million holiday lights and hundreds of animated light displays throughout Northside Park. Also a few days before Thanksgiving, on November 23, Light Up Downtown Winter Festival opens with holiday shopping, vendors, live music, games and prizes. On the big day, give yourself all the excuses to eat extra pumpkin pie by getting your jog on in the 12th Annual Fast and Furriest 5K Turkey Trot. Not looking to cook your turkey? Many popular restaurants offer Thanksgiving buffets and seasonal menus so you can enjoy the meal without the mess.

Keep on reading for a look at the great properties Vantage has available for your gathering. And take advantage of off-season rates and the many flex stay options, with shorter minimum stays and flexible check-in any day of the week. You can find even more options at VantageOceanCity.com

Sunset Island 2 Beachside Mews

This custom-built decorator’s showcase is perfect for your large Thanksgiving group.

This modern house was built with luxury and comfort in mind. There’s even a private elevator—the only one on Sunset Island! This custom-built decorator’s showcase is perfect for your large Thanksgiving group. With six bedrooms and four and a half baths, it’s great for large families. But if you need even more room, the property sits back-to-back with 1 Beachside Mews, which is also a six bedroom, four and a half bath luxury home. When booked together, these homes can sleep 24 and offer discount combined pricing.

Inside 2 Beachside Mews you’ll find upscale tropical décor including plantation shutters, soaring ceilings and dark stain tongue and groove wainscot porch ceilings. Add soaking tubs, seven flat-screen TVs, four floors, private balconies and a screened porch in a picturesque community and you’ve got a Thanksgiving to remember.

St. Kitts 201

You’ll love this large property right by the ocean on 87th Street.

If you’re looking for the convenience of a condo but the feel of a house, then you’ll love this large property right by the ocean on 87th Street. This five-bedroom has bright beachy décor and a large upscale kitchen with plenty of counter space, perfect for cooking your Thanksgiving meal. Double sinks make clean up easy too. The bedrooms are nicely arranged away from the living area and there are two master suites, making it easy for extended families. Best of all? It’s just half a block from the beach and walkable to neighborhood favorites like Bayside Skillet, Art League of Ocean City and Little Salisbury Neighborhood Park.

Ocean Bliss 404

Unique in its layout, the condo has two large levels, making it easy to find privacy even with large groups.

If you’re looking to be in the thick of the action this Thanksgiving, then the great Midtown Ocean City location of this five-bedroom, five-bath is perfect for your getaway. Right across the street from hotspot Seacrets and close to other popular restaurants like Fager’s Island and BJ’s on the Water, your group can happily leave the car behind. Unique in its layout, the condo has two large levels, making it easy to find privacy even with large groups. There are two master suites, a well-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, upscale appliances, custom lighting, ceramic tile and breathtaking views of the bay. Take them in from the comfort of the large living room or sip your coffee on the wraparound balcony.

Oceans Pointe 202


With its 12th Street location, you’re just a few steps away from OC favorites.

You can’t get more central than this oceanfront condo right on the Ocean City, MD, Boardwalk. With its 12th Street location, you’re just a few steps away from OC favorites like The Kite Loft, Candy Kitchen, Fisher’s Popcorn and Thrasher’s French Fries. Inside the condo, your sandy feet will appreciate upscale tile flooring in every room, including the bedrooms. Decorated in a neutral palette, there’s an open kitchen, a large master bath with separate jetted tub and shower and a large balcony perfect for people-watching. In November, you’ll be in the heart of the seasonal activity, with holiday markets right at your doorstep.

Southwinds A 

There’s a children’s room with four single beds, beanbag chairs and a bench reading nook.

Celebrating Thanksgiving with lots of little ones? This lovely duplex, newly built in 2018, sleeps 14 and has very kid-friendly sleeping arrangements. There’s a children’s room with four single beds, beanbag chairs and a bench reading nook. The adults will love the upscale décor—the apartment was recently featured in Metropolitan Magazine—and all the tech features like six flat-screen TVs, geothermal HVAC and Tesla solar panels. The unit has a large modern kitchen, making the Thanksgiving prep easy, and plenty of seating, between a large dining table and outdoor seating on the two balconies, both with partial ocean views. Parking for four cars—a rarity for condos—makes this perfect for a holiday celebration.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the beach!

Book a Thanksgiving holiday rental with Vantage and enjoy everything the fall has to offer.

There are still great Ocean City, MD, rentals available, with all the space for your Thanksgiving family dinner or Friendsgiving feast, but these properties won’t last long. 

Book a Thanksgiving holiday rental with Vantage and enjoy everything the fall has to offer. You can find even more properties at VantageOceanCity.com. Book direct online for the best rates! 

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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.comEasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

How to Have the Best Trip From Baltimore, MD, to Ocean City, MD

Baltimore is a beautiful city, but every once in awhile, you need a break from it all. Mix it up with a road trip from Baltimore, MD, to Ocean City, MD! Our coastal destination is a ten-mile strip of paradise with pristine beaches on one side and a gorgeous bay on the other. We’re confident that you’ll love it here, but we wanted to make sure you’re fully prepared before your vacation.

Check out the helpful tips below, and book one of our rentals to make sure you have a comfortable place to unwind after your drive and experience Ocean City to the fullest!

What to Know Before You Travel From Baltimore, MD, to Ocean City, MD

Why Ocean City Is the Ideal Destination

Are you getting tired of the hustle and bustle of life in Baltimore? Ocean City, Maryland, provides the perfect escape from it all. The coastal scenery and casual atmosphere here will make all of your worries seem like distant memories. Best of all, it’s only a three-hour drive away!

How to Get There

If you’re planning to visit Ocean City, we recommend driving. Not only will you save money and avoid the stresses of the airport, but you’ll also get to spend quality time together in the car and check out some incredible places along the way. Your best bet is to take US-50 E from Baltimore to Ocean City.

Would you like to split up the driving time? Consider stopping in Kent Island for some fresh seafood and small-town charm. You can also take a small detour later in your drive to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, MD. It’s a fantastic place to get some fresh air and get closer to nature before continuing to Ocean City.

What to Do When You Arrive

Whether it’s your first or hundredth visit, there are always new and exciting things to do in Ocean City, MD. First of all, feel free to stretch your legs with a walk along the beach or explore the Ocean City Boardwalk. It’s a good starting point to get a feel for the area, play some games, browse shops, and grab a bite after your journey. Plus, you can enjoy these additional activities and attractions during your vacation:

Find Your Ideal Place to Stay in Ocean City


Take the first step today and explore our collection of properties!

Of course, you need a place to stay so that you can enjoy the ultimate Baltimore to Ocean City road trip. That’s our specialty at Vantage Ocean City Rentals! Trust us to provide you with an extensive list of excellent properties, top-notch customer service, and exclusive promotions and deals.

Simply put, we offer a superb guest experience from the moment you arrive and settle into your property until the moment you leave. It’s important to make the most of your vacation — nobody knows that better than us. Take the first step today and explore our collection of properties! We have options for all budgets, group sizes, and preferences. See you 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.comEasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

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.