Campfire on the beach

September closes the door on the lively summer season Ocean City offers, but October rings in a solitary, blissful time of year known by the locals as ‘Second Season’. Where the soft sandy beaches are quiet and sweeping, Ocean City still ensures an experience during the Fall that will fulfill your need for a beach getaway. Relish in a refreshing dip in the sparkling cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the wide-open beaches that have been warming up all year for you. ‘Second Season’ is a new awakening for Ocean City and is offering a variety of perks for travelers like you who want to relax, revitalize and recharge.

This Fall will offer endless events that will make your trip worthwhile. Right down the coast, alongside the inlet, is the home of the annual Sunfest — home to one of Ocean City’s most treasured events for 40 years and counting, happening from Sept. 30 - Oct. 3. With an abundance of art, food vendors that will make your taste buds dance, craft beer, and live music (both local and out-of-state), Sunfest is the perfect event to gather your families and friends to kick off the breezy October season. Cheers with your friends and enjoy a cold pour at the shore! The Shore Craft Beer Fest is making its annual appearance on Oct. 23rd at the scenic Sunset Park and is ready to serve you local brews that will make your stay in Ocean City a ‘hoppy’ one.

Steering away from the festival scene, cruise on down to see the annual Hot Rod Show Oct. 7 - Oct. 10 which is the ultimate event to experience a plethora of classic cars, trucks, customs and more. Just a week after, rev your engines for Corvette Weekend, which will be zooming around the corner on Oct. 15 - Oct. 17 downtown at the inlet.

Want to unwind and discover the once voted coolest small town in the country? Historic Berlin is just a short 15-minute drive outside of Ocean City and the heart for locally-owned shops, restaurants, breweries, and more. Experience all the perks this charming, quaint town has to offer.

Looking for complete isolation with whimsical, wild ponies that roam the beautiful lands and beaches of the Eastern Shore coastline? Assateague Island State Park is a short road trip right outside of Ocean City that will provide you with relaxation, trail hiking, and even camping! With vast, rolling sand dunes, scenic trails that overlook the park, impeccable views, and clear starry skies at night, Assateague is an optimal hangout spot for all who indulge in everything nature.

Since ‘Second Season’ is driven by a variety of happenings, you’ll need a place to stay! Luckily, with the area not being too crowded, Ocean City prices declining during this time of year will have you intrigued. You can save up to 28% off now through January 31st if you book at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront. We’re also offering discounts if you chose to book your stay at the DoubleTree Oceanfront, Quality Inn Oceanfront and the Hilton.  At our hotels, you will find all the amenities required for a serene experience. We offer luxury suites with full kitchens, large efficiency units with fully-equipped kitchenettes, and spacious guest rooms to choose from, most with private balconies featuring sweeping ocean views. Our indoor and outdoor pools will allow you to take in that warm Autumn sun and relax poolside with a book in one hand and a drink in the other.

Fall is prime time to indulge in a different kind of vacation than Ocean City is originally known for. Second Season will allow you to do more and spend less. Ocean City is a top-tier destination to get away from day-to-day life. Put your mind at ease and be pampered with luxury, comfort, and fun… because you deserve it!


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