The East Coasts Number One Family Resort

By: Elizabeth Ann Wares

Ocean City, Maryland has been referred to as the "East Coast's Number One Family Resort". The title comes well deserved because it hosts numerous activities and events that will appeal to every member of the family. In addition the area has accomodations to meet your tastes, no matter what your budget may be.

Come here in the summer time, and experience the Atlantic Ocean. There are tons of activities to participate in, including boogie boarding swimming, kite flying, surf fishing, jogging, bodysurfing.

Also in spring, summer or fall, charter boats take anglers out of Ocean City to fish for blue fish, tuna, wahoo, shark, and marlin. One of the things that Maryland is famous for is it's blue crabs. Crabbing for Maryland's infamous blue crabs can be done from the bayside fishing piers. These bays, which are west of Ocean City offer a wide variety of watersports. Come here to go windsurfing, powerboating, fishing, jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing and sailboating, just to name a few.

Golfers can choose from nine award-winning courses. surrounded by wetlands and marsh near Ocean City.

Many of the local hotels and motels offer golf packages all year long.

The Convention center is a big attraction for many venues. Concerts, festivals, and everything from car to boat shows are open to the public. These events are held throughout the year at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. So there is always soemthing to see or do at the Convention Center.The Center is located in the middle of Ocean City, with lots of parking available. There are additional exhibit halls, meeting rooms, and a full-service kitchen that can serve 2,500 people. So it makes a great place to hold a group meeting. The Convention Center also houses Ocean City's new, beautiful Visitor Information Center, a great place to start your visit.

Ocean City is home to some of the finest dining and nightlife on the East Coast. Whatever you are hungry for, it's right here. There's everything from the "local seafood" specialties to Pizza and world-famous Thrasher's french fries. Do you like ethnic foods? How about Italian or Chinese or Greek, and everything in between. If you like the night life, there's plenty of that as well. Restaurants and clubs in Ocean City have the whole enchilada when it comes to entertainment. There are sports bars, jazz and blues bars, rock 'n roll, and country. It's all here.

Are you bringing kids, or adults who act like kids? There are (2) amusement parks, numerous arcades, miniature golf, go-kart tracks, and many movie theaters available. Ocean City also has (2) malls, a and discounted Shopping Outlets.

There are lots of events happening in the winter months, too. Ocean City's annual Winterfest of Lights Celebration features hundreds of lighted displays with over one million lights. Where else could you see a nautical theme with Santa fishing for tuna or how about Santa riding the waves, on his surfboard?

Ocean City, which is Maryland's only oceanside and bayside resort, has become a year-round fun destination.

Elizabeth Ann Wares is the webmaster of Airfare X:

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