Stay near the Ocean City boardwalk in a comfortable hotel that has an on-site restaurant and an outdoor pool
Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus Ocean City
View the sprawling Atlantic Ocean during a peaceful stay at Best Western Plus Ocean City. With a stay that’s near the boardwalk, it’s easy to get lost in the nearby activities, to take long strolls and browse local shops, and to feel a nice balance between an urban and beach vacation.
- The hotel: is decorated with beach accessories/decor. Their lobby is covered in sea starfish and the rooms are painted with blue accents to match the nearby waters.
- Take a dip in their outdoor pool surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs and umbrellas. Or walk to Ocean City beach.
- Pump some iron at their on-site gym with treadmills and ellipticals.
- Grab a bite at their on-site restaurant or get a snack to go in the front lobby.
Ocean City, Maryland: Family-Friendly Boardwalk next to the Atlantic
Along Ocean City’s century-old boardwalk, you can savor wild-caught blue crab, play old-fashioned arcade games, and watch candy makers spin colorful saltwater taffy. The lively boardwalk, which stretches for 3 miles along Maryland’s eastern shore, helped earn Ocean City a spot on USA Today’s list of the “10 great places to have some fun on a boardwalk.” Kids can ride a ferris wheel and climb aboard one of the country’s oldest carousels at Trimper’s Amusement Park, a family-owned theme park open for more than 100 years.
Assateague Island National Seashore—a 37-mile stretch of salt marshes running from Ocean City down to Virginia—offers a peaceful reprieve from the boardwalk’s constant activity. The island’s famous wild horses gallop on the shores, and you can can climb up a vintage, candy-striped lighthouse, or hike the seaside forests to spot birds, including great horned owls, ruby-crowned kinglets, and great blue herons.