The mid-Atlantic beaches may not have crystal blue water like the Caribbean with palm trees, but when I think of going to the beach, this is where my mind goes. I’ve grown up with these beaches. On occasion I have been to prettier beaches, warmer beaches, with fancier hotels and restaurants. But Ocean City, Maryland is what I’m really familiar to.
For those of you who turn your nose up at Ocean City, I’d like to share what I think is fun about the place. Maybe there are too many rowdy teenagers on the boardwalk at times, but Ocean City is a big place, with lots to do!
Go fishing on the bay with friends. It’s pretty inexpensive to go out on a head boat on the bay or ocean, you just have to wake up early! However, it’s never too early for beer. Whether you catch a fish, a stingray, or nothing but seaweed, the boat ride is a blast all on it’s own.
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Seeking some faster paced thrills? Check out the rides on the boardwalk. They have a mutli-loop roller coaster and a bunch of other rides that swirl you around and get you dizzy. Day time has shorter lines, but at night you get to see all the lights. Both times of day you can get a good view from some of the rides.
Drop into one of the corny hotel bars and dance the electric slide! If you don’t feel like waiting in line at Seacrets, there’s nothing wrong with checking out one of these bars. They usually have live music or a DJ.