As the leaves begin to change colors and the air becomes just a touch cooler, Ocean City comes alive for the what the locals call a “Second Season”. Wide open beaches become your playground. Warm ocean swells sooth the soul. Hotel prices go down and the area’s fun level goes up! It’s really the best Ocean City has to offer, but less expensive and more expansive.

The good news about the Second Season, a lot of the attractions in Ocean City remain open through the Second Season, surrounding area’s such as Berlin, Maryland and Assateague Island National Seashore are the go-to spots to enjoy during the Fall months.

With the leaves changing colors and the temperatures just right, Berlin, Maryland (America’s Coolest Small Town) is the perfect place to spend a day strolling through the historic streets, shopping at one of the many unique stores, or walking through one of its park trails. Looking for something a bit more fun? Berlin is home to its very own Oktoberfest. Head on down to Historic Berlin on October 19 from 12-5 and enjoy music, local food, and, of course, beer! The area’s most popular breweries will take to the street and serve up their best for you to enjoy. Best part? The weather for the event is looking beautiful! Think this weekend is too soon to plan a vacation? Think again! Baltimore Style Magazine just named Ocean City, Maryland the 2019 Best Local Travel Destination for its close proximity to surrounding areas and its ease of travel to get here. So, as soon as you’re done reading this sentence, head on over to ocmdhotels.com and reserve your room today!

Just a short drive away is Assateague Island National Seashore. Spend the day observing unique wildlife and roaming ponies as you walk the trails that weave their way through the island. Want a more traditional beach day? Assateague Island is the perfect place to spread out under the sun. Or take a stroll down the coastline looking for the many types of seashells unique to the East Coast. Another great thing about a beach day at Assateague is the crowds are significantly smaller. This is great for families with small children who enjoy outwardly expressing their excitement about being at an award-wining beach. I mean, who isn’t excited about that? Fun fact: Baltimore Style Magazine also named Ocean City, Maryland the 2019 Best Place to Take the Kids. Reasons like open beaches at Assateague, fun attractions in town, and family friendly hotels like the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Holiday Inn Suites, and Hilton Oceanfront are some of the reasons it earned this award.

Still not convinced that Second Season is all that and a bag of chips? All of these Second Season activities are made sweeter with the OCMD Hotels Second Season Savings. We take our award-winning hotels and offer up amazing deals so that you can spend a little less and enjoy a lot more. Check out our Specials page and see how you can enjoy some Second Season savings.

After a fun day of exploring the Fall fun in Ocean City, you’ll probably be ready for a dining experience to top off the perfect day. OCMD Hotels is home to some of the locals’ favorite restaurants. Our restaurants offer up unique, local cuisine that can’t be found any where else. We offer award-wining dining experiences that are sure to have you considering returning again the following night. And we won’t blame you if you do.

The list of things to do during Ocean City’s Second Summer is extensive (check it out here and there’s always a nice relaxing day at the beach. So we invite you to join us for Second Season and experience Ocean City in a different way!


It’s late August, early September, and you’re think-ing to yourself, “The Summer is over, I missed my chance to soak up the sun and dig my toes in the sand!”. As you let out a cry of regret, you hear the famous infomercial catchphrase in the background, “But wait, there’s more!” That’s right, there’s more fun and loads more sun to be had in Ocean City, Maryland in 2019! So take a deep breath, relax, and keep on reading to learn about all the awesome events yet to ...read more

Do you feel that? The warmer days and nights. The days where a jacket isn’t necessary. The tough morning decision whether to wear shorts or pants? That right there is what we call Spring. And with Spring rolling in it’s that time where you begin to itch for some much needed beach time! And if it’s the beach you’re after, we got you covered with the clean, award-winning Ocean City beach. But let’s just say you’re thinking about doing a little more this year with your OC ...read more

These amazing photographs come to us courtesy of Heather P. Shreve; author, historian, screenwriter, and great great granddaughter of Rosalie Tilghman Shreve, who build and owned the Plimhimmon Hotel in the late 1800s. It was the third hotel on Ocean City’s beachfront and would much later come to be known what we today call the Plim Plaza.

I know what you’re thinking. It’s a suspicious headline coming from a website that wants you to venture to the beach. But have we ever lead you astray, reader? Has science? The notion that nature has a therapeutic effect is not a new one. In fact, back in the 18th century, Victorians were commonly prescribed trips to the shore to alleviate certain pains. What is it about the beach that’s so beneficial to our mental and emotional well-being, anyway?

When it comes to why, ...read more

With Thanksgiving upon us it is safe to say that our Holiday season has begun. We hope this finds you in good company and in a happy, relaxed and festive spirit. The weeks ahead are sure to be packed with holiday going-ons, planning, visiting and shopping of all varieties. With the power punch that is the Christmas Season it’s good to set a few days aside for a relaxing getaway, especially with friends and family and loved ones, or even solo. So in the spirit of holiday relaxation ...read more

Summer is for beaches, Fall is for the leaves, and the Holiday season is for Hallmark movies. Those Hallmark movies always seem to take place in the most picturesque little holiday towns. Happy locals that know everyone, Christmas lights everywhere, carriage rides, cute restaurants with friendly staff and amazing food, adorable family-owned one-of-a-kind shops, and, of course, top it all off with a little romance. What if I told you that all of the above could be found in America’s ...read more

Take advantage of these Snowbird Airshow Specials at the conveniently located Harrison Hall and Plim Plaza boardwalk hotels on May 23rd for an event you don’t want to miss! Join us from 2:00 to 4:00pm on 3rd St. for an afternoon of outdoor aerial excitement.

You’ve felt the heart pulsing rush of the Air Force Thunderbirds and the US Navy Blue Angels, but now it’s time to celebrate our allied neighbors and their riveting feats as they fly over our resort area for the very first time. ...read more

With Summer 2018 just around the corner, and everyone counting down the days until their toes are buried deep into the warm sand, we bring you exciting news about our completely renovated hotel that will soon join the Ocean City skyline.

Introducing the DoubleTree by Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront, the newest vacation destination in Ocean City, Maryland. Previously the Quality Inn & Suites Beachfront, the hotel has undergone a complete renovation, inside and out, top to bottom, to ...read more

Just like Snoop says, “It ain’t no fun if everyone can’t have none.”

That might not be a direct quote but what he means is that when we all come together and share, we’re a happier race, living in a happier place. There is a similar idea preached locally. United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s mission plainly states ‘To create and enhance opportunities for making a positive and lasting impact in Education, Financial Stability and Health for all.’ The Harrison Group is behind ...read more

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