With a weather forecast that has this weekend in the 80’s and showing next weekend to be sunny and mid 70’s one could say that Ocean City, Maryland is experiencing quite the ‘Indian Summer.’ Simply the best way to describe it is ‘ahhhh.’  You would be surprised at the amount of opinions and message boards that discuss what an Indian Summer actually is, so to be clear, we here at the Harrison Group will be applying the Webster’s Dictionary definition to our Fall season. A pleasant, peaceful, or flourishing period occurring at the end of something, is how Noah Webster describes it. Noah and his defining expertise will never fail you. One might say, ‘How did he Noah it would be so nice?’ or ‘Noah way! He is so smart.’ or ‘Noah you didn’t just question Mr. Webster hisself!?.’ In short, Noah is right. Always. Summer, indeed, came and went and mother nature is still blessing us with something that is quite pleasant. Just like everywhere else on Earth, OCMD is subject to the four seasons, and each one brings it’s own offerings to the table. Winter is preparation, Spring has the promise of ‘what’s to come,’ Summer has all the attention and excitement, but Fall gives Ocean City, Maryland and it’s visitors something that no other season offers. It gives us beautiful warm weather with a warm Ocean to enjoy. Couple that with plenty of room to move around and it could be OCMD’s best season. Just walk out on the beach and boardwalk and you’ll notice a few things. Gone are the crowds, humidity, high heat, burning soles of your feet, the fight for a parking spot… And in it’s place is crisp fresh air, your own personal shoreline and a sky so blue it’ll have you whistling a Sinatra tune. By God, you can even catch a horse and carriage ride on the boardwalk!

By far the best time for crabbing (their fattening up for the winter), Fall brings much to do in OCMD. The 34th Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament and Corvette weekend are going on right now with the Off-Shore Boat Races this Sunday. Endless Summer Cruisin’ starts October 10th featuring it’s revved up boardwalk parades. A lot of restaurants around town, including our own Hemingway’s (17th St. in the Holiday Inn) and Brick House Pub (67th St. Holiday Inn), feature special menus and deals from October 13 - 27. At the latter part of the month is Octoberfest, complete with a corn maze, pet parade and The Great Pumpkin Race (not sure if Linus will show this year). For those active types, there is a 5K / 10 mile run at the end of October and for the ‘right brainers’ the Fallfest of Fine Art will be held in early November.

Fall also brings great deals on our hotel stays. We offer rooms as low as $37 a night at the Oceanic Motel, (quite arguably the best location and view in OCMD) boardwalk properties Harrison Hall & the Plim Plaza Hotel offer deals at $44 a night while the Quality Inn Boardwalk offers $69 a night. If your looking for something more luxurious, the Hilton offers as low as $119 a night and the Holiday Inn Oceanfront has a great 2 night stay deal for $94, which includes a 3 course gourmet dinner for 2, bottle of wine & breakfast for two! For all specials and deals please peruse our website: ocmdhotels.com

Take a good look at the above photo, the one of the boardwalk entrance. It shows people having summertime fun, doing summertime things. Guess what? And keep this between you and me, but all the activities depicted, they can all be had during the great season of Fall too. Shhhh.


‘That’s cool.’ or ‘Hey man, cool.’ or ‘Whoa, over there, now that is wicked cool!’ People recognize cool, and for different reasons. Cool can be applied to a wall paper pattern or even to a flying frog being hurled by a rocket (look up Wallops NASA Frog). Everyone is different, and so is their cool perception. Take for instance smart phones. Smart phone companies spend a ton of money making sure their gadget looks cool. You can’t sit through a commercial break without seeing some ...read more

There is a very big, 17th century Spanish ship docked bayside on 3rd Street in Ocean City, Maryland. It is amazing. El Galeon Andalucia is her name and she is magnificent. ‘Galleons’ are Spanish trade ships built and used from 1500 to the mid 1700’s. Consider the Andalucia a ‘newer body style’ to the boats Ferdinand Magellan used to first circumnavigate the planet. To describe it to someone that has not seen it is a little hard. She has six decks, 12 guns, 3 masts, seven sails, 170 ...read more

ROADTRIPPING IS THE BEST. It’s been around for a long time. Before the T-Model Ford, Chevy Corvette, the ‘Oregon Trail,’ and even before hippies started tricking out their air-cooled VW Vanagons, road trips have been an American favorite.  Countless movies, songs and books have been based on it. Look up Kerouac’s ‘On The Road.’ Arguably one of the most famous road trips in American History is when Sacagawea led those two other guys (what’s their names again?) across North America in ...read more

This upcoming Monday, is, THE BIG ONE. Before the sun begins to peak it’s rays above the horizon, before the rooster crows or the hound howls, and most likely, even before your first cup of coffee, anglers will have set out from Harbour Island, Ocean City on an adventure. An adventure for treasure. For these adventurers, like it has been for many years, the treasure they seek lies beneath the sea. But it is not gold or relics of old, it’s the creatures that live within it. The White ...read more

The Global Soap Project, Hilton Suites Participates

You might be surprised to learn that the leading causes of death for children globally are hygiene-related illnesses, which claim more than 2.4 million lives each year.  That’s nearly one-third of all child deaths.  Handwashing with soap is the single most effective way to prevent those deaths. In fact, soap is more effective than vaccines, medications, or clean water initiatives alone. Research has shown that soap can reduce the morbidity rates by more than 47% — meaning that ...read more

RAMPS. In roughly two weeks the Ocean City beaches will be full of these things. Concrete ramps, wooden ramps, steel ramps, vert ramps, kicker ramps, spine ramps, natural moving water ramps (waves) and every other kinda ramp in between. We can rest assure that Evel Knievel will be smiling down on Ocean City during Dew Tour weekend. No, Evel didn’t invent the ramp, or the wheel, but he was the first to cast the spell of RADICAL upon these simple machines. What he did was true magic ...read more

Red Bull Helicopter going inverted during the air show.

As in there will be planes in Ocean City.  June 8th through the 9th, Ocean City will be looking to the skies in awe as the 6th annual Air Show transcends.  There is nothing plain about this event with the nations top civilian performers demonstrating flight formations and cutting edge jet technology, this event is anything but for the birds!  The show is free and visible to those in close proximity to the boardwalk. Those seeking a more birds eye view, the Drop Zone and the Club ...read more

Cruisin the Ocean City Maryland Boardwalk

The transition into summer always feels the lengthiest.  As an Ocean City-zen, some indicators that summer is nearly here are all around; the influx of people, the option to go to more than one restaurant, the weather…the recent thunder storms. . .oh wait that’s not thunder!? It’s Cruisin’ Ocean City week!  The roar of the cars cruisin’ may fool a small child but not you. As an intelligent Ocean City frequenter you know this is the time of year when coastal highway is taken ...read more

Here in Ocean City, MD there’s quite a bit of living history. You can enjoy many of the same things today, that people enjoyed 50 and even 100 years ago. Trimper’s Carousel, Fisher’s Popcorn and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean are just a few that come to mind. One that might not come to mind on first thought, but is very much a part of Ocean City’s history, is the town’s skatepark. THE OCEAN BOWL. The Ocean Bowl’s roots run deep down on 3rd street, so deep, that it is, in fact, the ...read more

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