Summer Weekend Travel Guide: Ocean City, Maryland

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I have recently decided that it is time to start traveling closer to home. There are a few places on my local travel bucket list that I definitely need to cross off. I think we could all have a place or two like this. You know, ridiculously close and incredibly popular, but you just haven’t gotten there. For me, that place is Ocean City, Maryland. So when I saw that it was listed as the fifth most popular summer weekend destination in the US, according to KAYAK’s Summer Travel Hack Guide, I knew I had to start planning the trip.


If you want to plan your own summer weekend getaway, check out KAYAK’s “TravelHacker” guide. It features a list of 10 cities that are among the most popular weekend destinations for summer weekend travel based on KAYAK user data. It also provides average airfares per month, tells you when is the best time to book each destination, and includes some awesome travel tips. It greatly simplifies your ability to plan trips with easy guidance. Don’t know where to go this summer? This is the guide for you! Pretty cool, right?


So after reading TravelHacker’s Guide to Kayak Ocean City Maryland, I decided to get going and create a summer weekend itinerary in Ocean City, MD. I wanted to do some research on Ocean City and put my travel goals in writing. KAYAK actually has an amazing planning tool called Trips. that I used to create my itinerary (simply email your reservation receipts, regardless of where you booked (email protected), and KAYAK will organize them into an itinerary for you, free of charge). Although I haven’t been there yet, I was able to pinpoint exactly what I’d like to do on my first weekend in OC.


Founded in 1875, the resort town of Ocean City, as you might imagine, is famous for its beach and historic 2.5-mile boardwalk. It receives up to 8 million visitors each year and is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the East Coast. If you love being near the water, this is the place for you.


USA Today has consistently ranked Ocean City’s Boardwalk as one of the “Best Boardwalks to Eat” and has been rated in the “Top 10 Boardwalks to Visit in the US.” by National Geographic. Did someone say amazing food? I’m so into it!


Besides relaxing on the beach and strolling the boardwalk, I wanted to do a few things a little out of the ordinary while in Ocean City. Don’t get me wrong, I love miniature golf and water parks as much as any other girl, but those places can wait. Ocean City is definitely a water sports lover’s dream with everything from surfing to jet skiing to fishing charter trips. But, on my itinerary to Ocean City, I made time for a morning SUP lesson (I can’t wait!).


On Sunday I made time for a boat ride to nearby Assateague Island to catch a glimpse of the island’s famous wild horses. The horses are believed to be the survivors of a Spanish ship that sank off the coast. Something I’ve always wanted to do.


As far as restaurants go, Ocean City seems to have too many great options. I chose restaurants that had outstanding reviews and menus to match. And who can resist some hot, fresh French fries?


This is the itinerary for a summer weekend in Ocean City, MD that I did with KAYAK Trips. For anyone who has been to Ocean City, MD and has any suggestions, please comment below. We would love you to share your Ocean City Maryland Travel Tips! Kayak_LongWeekend_Itinerary

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