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 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!

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