We all know what to do when visiting Ocean City, Maryland during the summer months, but what happens in a resort town during the off-season? Locals and seasoned tourists can agree that one of the best times to visit OCMD is during the months following August. At Hileman Real Estate we compiled our top five reasons why you should make the trip into Ocean City this November.
Serene Beach Days
One of the best parts about visiting Ocean City, MD during the off-season is taking in and appreciating the natural beauty of the Atlantic Ocean off the Ocean City coast. Curl up with a blanket to watch a beautiful sunset, and listen to the waves crash down as you take a walk along the beach, or have a beach bonfire on Assateague Island. Don’t forget, your dogs are allowed on the beach and boardwalk between October 1 and April 30, so bring your pooch to the sand for some fun by the ocean.
Now is the perfect time for locals and out-of-towners alike to explore Ocean City cuisine at unbeatable prices. For a limited time, your favorite restaurants are bringing out their off-season specials! Be sure to check out this complete list of Specials before making your dining plans to be sure you’re always getting the best deal!
Winterfest of Lights
Visit the Winterfest of Lights in Ocean City this holiday season and ride the tram through the spectacular light show from November 21 – December 31. Find over one million holiday lights and hundreds of animated light displays as you ride through Northside Park. Sip on hot chocolate in the heated pavilion, or even take your photo with Santa. This one-mile journey takes you through 58-acres of lights and features a 50-foot Christmas tree! Admission to board the tram is $5 for guests 12 and older and FREE for children under 11.
Celebrate the Holidays
Ocean City, Maryland is always filled with unique festivals and events all year round! Check out the Light-Up Downtown Winter Festival at the Boardwalk and Ocean City Inlet from 2-6 pm on November 23 to watch the tree lighting. Or get some holiday shopping done at the 37th Annual Holiday Shopper’s Fair from November 29 – December 1 at the Convention Center.
Live music in OCMD doesn’t stop when the weather cools down! In fact, there are still plenty of restaurants open that feature lives local music just for the off-season! Harpoon Hanna’s has live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night through December. Or visit Fagers Island for live music throughout the week during the off-season!
Whether you’re visiting Ocean City for a well-deserved holiday vacation, or just making a weekend trip to your favorite beach, check out our rentals at Hileman Real Estate and plan your beach vacation today!