Ocean City, MD is a resort beach town located in the mid-Atlantic less than 20 minutes from the border of Delaware. During the summer, this ordinarily small community of about 7,000 year-round resident swells to well over a quarter million weekend visitors.
But it doesn’t have to be summer time to visit Ocean City. Hordes of travelers visit this idyllic beach town gem for its lush, challenging golf courses, abundant bay and deep-sea fishing, Casino at Ocean Downs entertainment complex, and the family-friendly Delmarva Discovery Center. Explore authentic shipwreck recreations and other seafloor treasures at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum at the boardwalk’s south end inlet. This museum is one of the last places to learn about the U.S. Life-Saving Service, the predecessor to today’s Coast Guard.
Have a history buff in the family? Take a tour of the town’s historic sites, including the 1870 Victorian Italianate style Costen House, which features original, 19th century medical instruments from Dr. Isaac Costen’s collection. Visit Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, which consists of 25-wooded acres with indoor and outdoor exhibits like a weaving house, blacksmith shop, an iron furnace and other meticulously restored 19th century structures. Naturalists can take a stroll on the mile-long walking trail, part of the bordering Nassawango Preserve, an off-season birding and environmentalist destination.
When you book a room at an IHG hotel in Ocean City, all of these activities and attractions will be just minutes from your front door. At day’s end, you’ll feel good knowing you have a relaxing room, world-class amenities and friendly staff waiting for you. Book with IHG today.