As we reach the midpoint of another exciting and beautiful summer here, we wanted to take a moment to highlight our unique hotel amenities available to everyone staying in season at our various oceanfront hotels throughout town, especially if you’re still thinking about booking for August! Of course, when you vacation in Ocean City, Maryland, you’re already surrounded by endless things to do. But what if you got more out of your stay? And for FREE? If you don’t already know about our full schedule of summer activities, let me give you the full rundown!
Swim with Mermaids & Storytelling
First of all, let’s talk about these majestic mermaids who visit us. What kid doesn’t want to swim with mermaids? Twice a week at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, the Hilton Suites Oceanfront, and the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, your kids have an opportunity to meet real-life mermaids! Located at their respective outdoor pools and activity pools, children can get their faces painted, hear past tales about the mermaids’ time in the ocean, get shells and bracelets, and have the chance to swim around with them! If the pools are closed due to inclement weather, no problem, the mermaids will relocate to the indoor pool. So come get your tails wet and make some mermaid friends!
Cascading Carlos the Fire Juggler
It wouldn’t be an OCMD getaway without seeing the amazing Cascading Carlos, guaranteed to delight the whole family. Watch as Carlos, with casual ease and grace, juggles bowling pins, swords, and who knows what else— all of which are usually on fire, by the way— and you get to sit back in amazement and awe! Kids and adults alike will get a thrill from the antics of Carlos as he performs his juggling and plate spinning skills, all the while balancing on a board and barrel beneath his feet. To make it even more engaging, children get the opportunity to participate along with him! (Minus the fire). Got an upcoming stay at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront? Carlos is at the tennis courts on Sundays and Thursdays beginning at 10 am! You can also find him twice a week at the Hilton and the DoubleTree Oceanfront!
(Fun fact: Did you know Cascading Carlos set a Guinness Book World Record at our very own Holiday Inn Oceanfront? In the summer of 2015, Carlos officially became the record title holder of Highest Diabolo Throw!)
Clown Camp with Lollipop the Clown
Down to clown? Join Lollipop the Clown and her bunny, Pinky Rose, for some arts and crafts! Kids get a fun chance at learning close-up magic tricks as well as themed activities that alternate daily, such as bead jewelry making and creating pirate hats! Also, upon finishing their projects, Lollipop will present the kids with prizes to commemorate their hard work! See Lollipop and Pinky Rose at the outdoor pool on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront.
Arts & Crafts with Miss Krys
Let your kids unleash their creativity with Miss Krys every Monday and Friday at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, the perfect way to unwind at 4pm after a fun-filled beach day. Take a piece of your vacation home to live with you forever, with shells and beach sand in a jar, and completed paper crafts the kids will be proud of!
Ray’s Hair Wraps
Then there’s Ray’s Hair Wraps! Ray has provided the best hair wraps in Ocean City since 1992, offering a wide selection of bright, vibrant colors! They cost $3 per inch, and everyone loves them! Hair wrapping sessions take place at the activity pool at the Holiday Inn Suites and take about 10 to 20 minutes per person, but Ray offers a sign-up sheet so the family can go play on the water slides until it is their turn!
Meet Princess Elsa (and friends!)
Thinking about planning a family stay at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites? Then there’s a good chance you and the family could run into Princess Elsa and Princess Jasmine! Oh yeah, and Moana has been known to visit as well! Every Thursday between 10 and 11 am, the princesses will be out by the children’s activity pool to take pictures, hand out magic wands, and interact with the kids!
Summer 2022 is alive and thriving!
From the exceptional locations on the beach, boardwalk, and in the heart of Ocean City, MD, to the array of modern amenities and ongoing activities, there’s no wrong way to vacation in OCMD, where you’re almost guaranteed a lifetime of great moments to remember.