Ocean City, Maryland

The Best Time to Visit Ocean City Maryland is NOW

The sun and surf of Ocean City, Maryland, have been attracting visitors since Algonquian tribes first came to our beaches to fish and sun themselves. Europeans first arrived in 1524 when Giovanni da Verrazano surveyed the east coast of North America. By the 17th century, British colonists had moved north from Virginia and settled in the area.

Due to Ocean City’s isolation as a barrier island, the town remained a sleepy fishing village until 1875, when the Atlantic Hotel began welcoming visitors. The following year, the railroad bridged Sinepuxent Bay and a resort was born.

In 1878, heroes took up residence. The U.S. Life-Saving Service, an ancestor of today’s Coast Guard, established a station here. Their mission: to venture out in stormy seas and rescue shipwreck victims. The second station, built in 1891, is now the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, enshrining Ocean City’s history and saluting the brave men who worked here.

In 1900, the first boardwalk was constructed. Trimper’s Amusements opened shortly after. Unlike today, however, the boardwalk wasn’t a year-round fixture. The boards were actually taken up in the winter and stored until the following spring!

The 20th century brought a dramatic separation and some vital connections. In August of 1933, a powerful storm ripped open a new channel from the bay to the ocean. Engineers made the inlet permanent, and with its new harbor, Ocean City became one of the east coast’s premier sport fishing destinations – the White Marlin Capital of the World.

Today, Ocean City stretches along 10 miles of beautiful beach from the Inlet to the Delaware state line. Our classic wooden boardwalk offers nearly 3 miles of food, games and shopping. The Convention Center is a highly popular site for meetings of all sizes. And with more than 9,500 hotel rooms and 21,000 condominiums, we have accommodations for every need and taste.

In other words, there’s never been a better time to visit us than right now. Whether it’s a vacation, a wedding, a guys’ or girls’ getaway, or a weekend of golf or fishing, the best time to visit Ocean City is ASAP!

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