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Hello! Just wondering, I know Memorial Day weekend tends to be quite busy, but what about the rest of the week? If I were to go Tuesday-Thursday the week after Memorial Day weekend, what are the chances of it being crowded? Thanks!
Submitted by Chris L, Columbia, Maryland December 5, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: December 5, 2017

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Memorial Day Weekend is the kick off to summer. Yes this weekend (and the weekends after)  can be very busy but Monday-Thursdays' don't really get into full force till July.

If you do want to try to miss the crowds then book a place at the northern end of Ocean City.

Places like the Comfort Inn Gold Coast or Clarion Resort Hotel come to mind.


Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: December 5, 2017

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It's a busy week, but not as busy as it will be the weeks following with Senior Weeks starting the first full week of June. It will be busy around the boardwalk, but if you stay farther north past the boardwalk you will be fine.  Check out hotels on the upper end of the boardwalk like the Grand Hotel on 21st St. or the Flagship on 26th St,  the Dunes Manor on 29th or the new Doubletree Hotel on 33rd .  Any of these hotels will provide easy access to the boardwalk tram that you could ride down to the far end of the boardwalk where the rides and games are when you want to do that.  

Farther up,  check out Castle in the Sand on 37th St., the Atlantic Oceanfront Inn on 43rd,  the Holiday Inn Oceanfront on 67th or you can opt for far north at the Princess Royale Hotel on 90th, or the Carousel on 118th St.

Be sure to check out http://www.ococean.com/accommodations for deals and specials, and booking information. 


North Ocean City

Insider since: 2014

Answered: December 7, 2017

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Hi Chris,

Great time  to go down and get good rates as well as often some good sales too. The stores are asking room for new stuff so that helps your pocket. Also a great chance to get some pretty shells as well! Last of all good meal deals during the week at restaurants. Enjoy!


North Ocean City

Insider since: 2014

Answered: December 7, 2017

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Hi Chris,

Great time  to go down and get good rates as well as often some good sales too. The stores are asking room for new stuff so that helps your pocket. Also a great chance to get some pretty shells as well! Last of all good meal deals during the week at restaurants. Enjoy!


Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: December 6, 2017

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It is definitely less crowded later in that week and the following weekend


Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: December 6, 2017

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Hi Chris,

The weekend is busy, but not sold-out.  After Monday, the number of people really diminish.  It would look more like a Fall week, than a summer week.  I do not think it would feel crowded.