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8 Reasons Why Ocean City Winters Are Underrated

Salt, Sand & Wifi. Ocean City, MD. brings that summertime, beach town charm all year long! Check out our top 8 reasons why you should be road tripping to the beach this off-season:

1. Self-care starts at the beach.


Let’s face it, we’ve all been couch potato-ing pretty hard this winter...or all of 2020, really. A safe change in scenery is just the motivation you need to dive into those New Year’s resolutions! Practice mindfulness while overlooking the crashing waves, get a sweat going at one of our local parks or treat yourself to some much-needed TLC from Creative Day Spa. You’ll be surprised by just how much a little vitamin sea will leave you refreshed.

2. Explore the perks of going virtual.

We promise, our balcony views are better than your work-from-home setup. While online learning and teleworking have been an adjustment for many, virtual setups give you the opportunity to try something different! One big perk of working from wherever? The ability to take a lunchtime field trip to the OC Life-Saving Station Museum or Ocean City Center for the Arts for a brain break.

Hand-pick your beachside workspace for the week by checking out our variety of vacation rentals and hotel deals. Looks like the bullet below can help you out with that.

3. *Nudge, Nudge* Hotel Deals.

The winter season is PRIME for snagging great deals on hotels and vacation rentals, allowing you to choose between our thousands of bayside and oceanside condos, hotel rooms and homes. Take a look at our Winter Wellness Packages, custom-built for your comfort during the in-between season!

A few great deals to check out:

- Aloft Winter Retreat Package

- Country Inn Suites Winter Package

- Creative Day Spa

- Fairfield Relax & Recharge

- Hilton Breathe Easy Package

- Holiday Inn Oceanfront Total Wellness Package

- Hyatt Place Relax at the Beach

- Residence Inn Spa & Golf Package

4. Three words: Indoor Mini Golf.

Better start practicing your putt for a couple of rounds at Old Pro Golf! Hanging out on 68th street between The Dough Roller and The Kite Loft, this Ocean City staple has been providing good ole friendly competition for the last 50+ years. Drive down and dive into this indoor undersea mini golf adventure today. Loser buys Dumser’s!

5. Local Eats.

Because everybody knows that crab cakes taste better at the beach. Lucky for you, Ocean City hosts TONS of restaurant specials this time of year! Find a new fave dinner spot by checking out some local deals below:

- BJ's on the Water Winter Specials

- Harpoon Hanna's Sunday & Monday Dinner Special

- Harpoon Hanna's Crab Cake Tuesdays

- Harpoon Hanna's Wednesday & Thursday Prime Rib

- Longboard Cafe

- The Shark on the Harbor Winter Specials

Head over to our Seasonal Restaurant List for more restaurants that are open!

6. Pup-Friendly Beach & Boardwalk.



Feel the sand beneath your paws! Between October 1 - April 30th each year, Ocean City welcomes your four-legged friends onto the beach and boardwalk. Get ready for ALL the tail wags! Book from our list of Pet Friendly Accommodations and view our full Pup-Friendly Guide to OCMD for more info.

7. Those Outlets you LOVE.

For whoever needs to hear this: our outlets are open allllll year long. Kick off your road trip with a spree at our Ocean City Outlets, right on Route 50 just before the bridge into Downtown OC! Whether you’re upgrading your work-from-home sweats or in the market for some cool new kicks, swing by the outlets where all of your favorite shopping spots are just steps away.

8. Ice Skating...At the Beach?!

You read that right. Grab some hot cocoa and skate over to The Carousel Resort Hotel’s Indoor Ice Skating Rink!* Sitting on 118th street, this oceanside winter wonderland offers public skating and FREE, nightly ice shows. Don’t be shy in extending your stay here! The Carousel Resort hosts a whole array of family-friendly amenities, like their indoor pool and game room.

*Ice Rink reopens 1/22/21.

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