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Fontainebleau Hotel H Luxury Oceanview Guest Rooms H Indoor and Outdoor Pools H 2 Oceanfront Restaurants H Pool Bar, Beach Bar & Grill H Ocean Club Nightclub H Live Entertainment H Business Center H Fully Equipped Health Spa H Gift Shop and Jewelry Store H Kids Stay Free

Call 800-638-2100

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Old-Fashioned Charm by the Sea

Boardwalk & 2nd St., Ocean City, MD 21842

The Harrison Hall Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1951 and this year we would like to welcome you! Harrison Hall’s spacious front porch, overlooking the famous Boardwalk, invites you to linger with a warm cup of coffee to greet the morning sunrise. Comfortable guest rooms and the hotel lobby present an intimate atmosphere of an oceanfront home away from home. Amenities include an in-room refrigerator, CATV w/HBO and individually controlled air-conditioning. We serve coffee, tea, fresh fruit and provide the morning newspaper - all complimentary. We are within close walking distance of restaurants, shops and amusements. You’ll feel special at the Harrison Hall Hotel . . . it’s our tradition.

RESERVATIONS 800-837-3589

www.ocmdhotels.com/harrisonhall

“The perfect location, directly on Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk within walking distance of amusements, restaurants and Boardwalk shops.” The Plim Plaza Hotel boasts the longest olympic-size outdoor pool in town - surrounded by a large deck, three jacuzzis and the Carribean Bar & Grill with live music daily in season. Palm trees and tropical flowers flourish everywhere to create a private tropical paradise. Guest rooms include CATV w/HBO & the Disney channel, individually-controlled air-conditioning, inroom refrigerators and bathroom hairdryers. Remodeled oceanfront rooms include jacuzzi tubs. We also offer complimentary coffee, tea, fresh fruit and the newspaper. ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL MONEY SAVING PACKAGE PLANS! R e s e r va tion s

800-837-3587 / 410-289-6222 BOARDWALK & 15 ST., OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Telephone 410-289-6222

www.plimplazaoc.com

HARRISON HALL HOTEL • A Harrison Group Property

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Oceanside at 73rd Street

“Your family’s place at the beach“

Enjoy our spacious efficiencies which sleep six and include:

PO Box 540, Ocean City MD 21843 FOR RESERVATIONS:

410-524-7300 1-888-631-9900 or Book Online: www.beachmarkmotel.com

• Private balconies • Full size refrigerators • Cooktops • Microwave • Daily maid service • Cable TV • Air conditioning • Telephone • Olympic size pool • Ocean City’s largest pool area • Home of General’s Kitchen Coffee Shop ©2010 Aladdin Color Inc. - P.O. Box 500 - Lumberton NJ 08048 - www.aladdincolor.com - All Rights Reserved.

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Oceanfront at 19th Street on the Boardwalk

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We are your family’s place at the beach!

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apture the sunrise from your private oceanfront balcony or watch the sunset from one of our two sparkling pools. Enjoy breakfast and lunch in our spacious 100 seat coffee shop. Relax in clean, reasonably priced accommodations which include air conditioning, color television with cable, refrigerators, microwaves, telephones and daily maid service. We have 4 buildings, 156 rooms and 5 efficiencies for you to choose from.

We are located directly on the Boardwalk so you can discover and enjoy Ocean City, Maryland at The Sahara Motel .

Reservations Toll-Free 1-800-638-1600 Book Online: www.saharamotel.com

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WELCOME

a warm welcome... O

n behalf of the city council and citizens,

our environment so that Ocean City can be

welcome to Ocean City, Maryland,

enjoyed now and for generations to come.

the East Coast’s number one family resort destination.

We encourage all who visit us to help us keep our beaches clean. The 2011 Sea For Yourself guide is geared to assist you with all you need to

We are pleased to be your host as you enjoy our beautiful

know about Ocean City, Maryland. Vacation

beaches, outstanding golf, world-famous Boardwalk, fantastic

with us and make Ocean City a part of your

fishing, excellent accommodations and fine dining.

family tradition.

Ocean City is a year-round destination presenting special events and activities every month. Recreational opportunities abound for all ages.

Sincerely,

Water sports, deep-sea fishing, nature cruises, youth sports camps and more activities will be enjoyed in and around Ocean City. Numerous championship golf courses showcase the natural beauty of the area and offer golfers of all abilities great play throughout the year. The town is also pleased to present many free events and activities for your enjoyment. Our beaches are always free. Add to that free movies, free concerts and

Rick Meehan Mayor

special entertainment in our beautiful parks, and suddenly your family vacation takes on added value plus all the fun! Ocean City, Maryland takes tremendous pride in our 10 miles of clean, beautiful beaches and our wonderful family attractions. We realize the importance of protecting

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WELCOME

to our home... A

s Executive Director of the Greater Ocean City Chamber

Chamber of

of Commerce, it is a privilege to welcome you to our

Commerce,

exciting, year round resort.

we welcome you and are confident that

We hope that you too will discover what a special place Ocean City is. Our “jewel

you will enjoy

by the sea” offers many treasures for the young and young at heart. The Chamber of

our hospitality

Commerce, established in 1953, serves over 850 members representing a variety of

and natural

industries such as non-profit, government, hotels, motels, restaurants, amusements and

beauty. It is truly

entertainment, advertising, financial services, healthcare and more. We support the

a wonderful place

community and its thousands of visitors that come each year, generation after generation.

to visit…the feel of the

We are responsive to the needs of both the business community and the visitors by

white sand between your toes

providing information on where to stay, what to do and what to see. The Eunice Q. Sorin

and that first breath of fresh salt air just

Visitor and Conference Center, located on Route 50 east, is top notch. Come by and see

brings a feeling like no other. Enjoy!

us! We strive to maintain the integrity of all of our local businesses by ensuring that all

Warmest Regards,

visitors’ stays in Ocean City and the surrounding area are pleasant and rewarding and that they come back year after year. We communicate regularly with other area chambers and associations such as the Hotel/Motel Restaurant Association, the Town of Ocean City, the Ocean City Development Corporation and the Downtown Association to maintain the enhanced quality of services provided by businesses to locals and visitors alike. On behalf of the Directors, Members and Staff of the Greater Ocean City Maryland

Melanie Pursel Executive Director

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what’s inside 6 Welcome 14 Visitor Information 32 Beyond the Beaches 38 Bed & Breakfasts 38 Vacation Rentals 46 Timeshares 47 Camping 50 Hotels/Motels 92 Calendar of Events 108 Arts & Culture/Museums 113 Wineries 114 Golf & Recreation 128 Attractions & Amusements 136 On the Water/Fishing 142 Shopping & Services 145 Real Estate 146 Dining & Entertainment 163 Sweets & Treats 164 Weddings 165 Convention Center 166 Map

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COVER STORY: Three year old Molly soaks up the sun at the Ocean City Inlet, the local surfing beach, on one of its lifeguard stands. Photo by Jennifer Seay Photography. www.jeanseay.com

This publication is published by The Greater Ocean City, MD Chamber of Commerce For additional copies, please call: 1-800-OC-MD-FUN or log onto www.oceancity.org. For a copy of Ocean City, Maryland’s Meeting Planners Guide, please contact 410-289-2800 or e-mail: sales@ococean.com. For a copy of the Group Tour Planners Guide, please contact Ocean City Department of Tourism, 410-289-2800 or ndobrowolski@ococean.com or 1-800-626-2326 DISCOVER OCEAN CITY MARYLAND & SEA FOR YOURSELF 2011 The deadline for submitting activities for the 2012 Calendar of Events is September 1, 2011. To be considered, information must include the name and location of the event, date(s), times, admission fee if any, and the name, address and telephone number of a contact person. Event must be open to the public. Letters should be mailed to: The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Eunice Q. Sorin Visitor and Conference Center. 12320 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City MD 21842. 410.213.0144 or info@oceancity.org To have your business included, please contact the The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce 410.213.0552 NOTE: Schedules and events change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances. Please call to verify events, hours and admission charges. This is not a complete listing of all events or businesses in Ocean City, MD. Published by Lynch Printing, LLC | 410.213.9200

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FOR RESERVATIONS

1-800-638-1600

www.executivemotel.com

30th BaltimStreet & o Oceanre Ave. MD 21 City 842 Near Ocean City’s white sandy beach, The Executive Motel is convenient to the boardwalk, amusements, Convention Center and many fine restaurants. Enjoy our sparkling swimming pool perfect for children. Each room is air conditioned with daily housekeeping service, cable color television, telephone, small refrigerator and microwave. Reasonable rates for a family vacation.

WE ARE YOUR FAMILY’S PLACE AT THE BEACH!

cies at All Efficien anside 71st & Oce

FOR RESERVATIONS

1-888-631-9900 www.tidesmotel.com

The Tides Efficiency Motel is located just a few feet from the beach. Each unit includes a fully-equipped kitchenette, air conditioning, cable color television, telephone and daily maid service. Here you can take an exciting swim in the ocean or a relaxing dip in our sparkling pool.

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visitor infoRMATION

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Frontier Town Grand Hotel, Stowaway Grand Prix Amusements Harbor Day at the Docks Harborside Harrison Hall Hotel Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Oceanfront Hilton Suites Oceanfront Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Holiday/ERA Real Estate Homestead & Stonehaven Hotel Monte Carlo J/R’s The Place for Ribs Jolly Roger John Mick Photography Judith M Lambros & Hampton House Little House of Pancakes, The Long and Foster Real Estate Macky’s Bayside Madison Beach Motel Majestic Hotel Martin Fish Company Melvin’s Steakhouse Next Wave Photography Ocean City Hotel Motel Restaurant Association OC Air Show OC Car Show OC Maryland Vacations (iTrip) OCMotels.com OceanCityDeals.com Ocean 98.1 Radio Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Ocean City Factory Outlets Ocean City Golf Club Ocean City Golf Getaway Ocean City Golf Groups Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum Ocean City Weekly Rentals Oceanic Motel Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club Ocean Resorts Golf Club Ocean View Grill ocmdhotels.com

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VISITOR INFORMATION

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cean City, Maryland welcomes you to

an island renowned for its pristine 10 miles of white sand beaches, world famous Boardwalk, spectacular championship golf courses, wonderful accommodations, superb dining, boating, bay and deep-sea fishing, nature tours, water sports, art galleries, museums, antiques and outlet shopping.

a true american Whether you are in search of the perfect family vacation, girls’ or guys’ getaway or a romantic retreat, Ocean City fits the bill with an endless array of possibilities available throughout the year. In Ocean City you will find a wide selection

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of accommodations, including full-service hotels, luxurious condominiums, family owned and operated motels, bed and breakfasts, apartments and beach houses. Hospitality is our heritage and your enjoyment is Ocean City’s mission. Splash in the surf, or sit back and watch the waves roll in and out. Paddle a canoe or kayak. Take a hike on a nature trail. Fly a kite or build a sand castle. Explore the heritage of the Lower Shore by visiting scenic nearby towns and touring the wonderful wineries, museums and art galleries. Stroll along Ocean City’s wide

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stretch of beaches, free and open to everyone all year long. Also, many vacation

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VISITOR INFORMATION

“One of the East Coast’s most iconic boardwalks always delivers fun family entertainment come summer. Dating back to 1902, the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, is packed with restaurants, shops, amusements, nightlife, and hotels.” Shermans Travel July 2010 “Top U.S. Boardwalks”

beach town and... packages are available that incorporate

at sea on a head boat or charter boat in

many of these activities together!

search of white or blue marlin, bluefish,

WORLD FAMOUS BOARDWALK

alongside the beach and Atlantic Ocean.

Ocean City offers a variety of water

tuna and wahoo; or venture out in smaller

sport experiences. Rent a boat and glide

craft in the bay waters to catch flounder,

along the bay or take out a jet ski and dash

trout and sea bass.

across the waves. For a bird’s eye view of Ocean City, enjoy parasailing high above

Ocean City’s world-class Boardwalk is a 2-mile-plus gorgeous promenade

WATER SPORTS

NATURE ABOUNDS Enjoy a scenic afternoon or after dinner

the bay or ocean. You can also enjoy kayaking,

There are a variety of shops, amusements

evening cruise along our waterways.

canoeing, surfing,

and eateries to satisfy the entire family.

Eco-cruises provide the chance to see

kite boarding,

Many Boardwalk businesses have been

porpoises and whales off Ocean City’s

around for generations and have become

coast. Or enjoy one of the inland bay

a nostalgic tradition for our visitors that

cruises or kayak paddles in search of

come year after year.

wildlife closer to land. Numerous species of wild birds inhabit the area, including

FANTASTIC FISHING Since its founding in 1875, Ocean

pelicans, herons, egrets, piping plover and bitterns. A trip to nearby Assateague

City has drawn anglers from all over.

Island takes you to a natural treasure of

Beginning as a small fishing village, Ocean

barrier island life where the famous wild

City now boasts the title of “White Marlin

horses can be found wandering the island.

Capital of the World.” Spend a day out

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visitor infoRMATION body boarding and windsurfing. No vacation is complete without experiencing the ocean or bay salt spray on your face.

GREAT GOLF Ocean City is the premier golf vacation destination. Golfers can enjoy numerous area championship golf courses, including Ocean City’s own course, Eagle’s Landing, named one of the top 10 municipal golf courses in the U.S.A., all within a very short drive of the beach.

DINING Choose from many waterside settings for a fine dining experience. Since its earliest days, Ocean City has been known for its outstanding menu offerings and our restaurants offer everything from

where we call home famous Eastern Shore seafood fresh from

Restaurant Week each spring and fall for a

the docks, to a variety of ethnic cuisines.

sensational Ocean City dining experience.

Many notable chefs now call Ocean City home, much to the delight of visiting gourmands. Coastal cuisine is featured on

MAGICAL EVENINGS Ocean City takes its sunsets seriously.

many menus. Delicious seafood favorites

Have a seat on one of the waterside decks

including Maryland’s famous blue crab,

at restaurants beside the bay or at our

lobster, oysters, clams and fresh fish

downtown park, appropriately named

caught daily from ocean waters, tempting

Sunset Park, to wait for the big moment.

the discriminating diner. Be sure to enjoy

Then enjoy an evening stroll on Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk, the three-mile

Southern Living Magazine May 2009

promenade-by-the-sea. Amusement

Conventioneers and business travelers find

rides, specialty shops and vast assortment

Ocean City provides a unique gathering

of treats await your visit.

place all year long. The convention center

ENTERTAINMENT Each season in Ocean City, Maryland offers festivals, concerts, antique shows and arts and crafts events. The Roland E. Powell Convention

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“Extroverts who like action as much as the Atlantic swear by the Boardwalk experience of Ocean City, Md.”

also houses Ocean City’s attractive visitor center, an excellent place to start your visit to this seaside town. There are plenty of free activities and events that will bring added value to your Ocean City vacation. Of course,

Center is the perfect venue for

the beach is always free and now you can

conventions, shows and concerts.

take advantage of free evening activities

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visitor infoRMATION including, concerts and movies on the

for a day of fun and thrills, feast on

beach. All this and much more are yours

steamed crabs and corn, and when the

to enjoy in Ocean City, Maryland.

kiddies are tucked in for the night, relax on your own private balcony while the

PERFECT FOR YOU From inspiring sunrises over the

lapping waves gently lull you to sleep. There are endless combinations,

Atlantic to breathtaking sunsets on the

endless possibilities. Call our Customer

bay, every season offers a reason to visit

Service Specialists at 888-626-3386 or

Ocean City.

visit www.oceancity.org for advice on

Families have been vacationing in our

the sun. Custom make your getaway! Stay in

• Ten Best U.S. Boardwalks Sherman’s Travel - 2010

OC, From south to north and west

• All-America City – 2001, National Civic League

Although Ocean City, Maryland is

a charming bed & breakfast; tour local

a thin stretch of land, with the Atlantic

wineries and micro-breweries. Have

Ocean on one side and the Bay on

dinner on the water at the harbor. Top off

the other, it is a town jam packed with

the day with a relaxing evening paddle

exciting activities, dining and shopping

on a quiet pristine creek. Or perhaps

and offers a diverse experience

you’d prefer to stay in a deluxe oceanfront

depending on which part of the island

penthouse with plenty of room for the kids

you visit or where you decide to stay!

and grandkids. Take them all to the amusement park

It’s no secret Ocean City is a popular vacation destination and that’s confirmed by the more than 8 million who visit here annually and that reputation has gone national with recent acknowledgments by a variety of publications and organizations.

creating a special getaway just for you!

resort for generations. Visit our shore and make Ocean City, Maryland your place in

WE’RE KIND OF A BIG DEAL

The Downtown Region is the southernmost part of Ocean City from

• AAA Top Member Auto Travel Destination – 2003-2006 • Winterfest of Lights – ABA Top 100 Events in North America – ‘03, ‘05, ‘07, ‘09, ‘10 & ’11 • OC Air Show – ABA Top 100 Events in North America - 2011 • Beach Buddy 2004 – Recognized by the Natural Resource Defense Council for environmental achievements. • One of the “Best Boardwalks in America” – The Travel Channel - ‘04 • “One of the 10 Great Places to have Fun on the Boardwalk” – USA Today - ’05 • “Top 10 Family-Favorite Beach Towns in the Country” by the readers of Family Fun Magazine -’05 • Prime Site Award – Roland E. Powell Convention Center – Facilities & Destinations Magazine – ‘05 & ‘06 • Winterfest of Lights – ‘05 – Ranked #2 in America Online City Guide’s Top 11 Lighting Displays in the Country • One of America’s “Best Seaside Strolls” Reader’s Digest - ‘06 • Sunfest – Ranked #1 in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine – ‘10 • Springfest – Ranked #11 in nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine - ‘09 • “Ten Best U.S. Beaches” by Woman’s Day Online – ‘07 • Top 50 Motorcoach Destinations, National Motorcoach Network Inc. – ‘08 • Natural Resources Defense Council Five-Star Rating for cleanliness and safety of beach water.’08 & ‘09

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visitor infoRMATION the Inlet to 28th Street and is bustling

location to enjoy it all. Coastal Highway

the growing community of West Ocean

with the bright lights of the Boardwalk

runs the length of midtown and is lined

City. Once a quaint fishing town located

and larger crowds of vacationers. There

with stores, restaurants, night clubs, surf

minutes from the Inlet, West Ocean City

are a number of historical buildings that

shops and miniature golf. There are also

has evolved into a thriving area, full of

have maintained their original charm and

more mid-rise and high-rise condos and

year round neighborhoods. Restaurants

architecture. Many of the buildings have

hotels which are situated on slightly larger

and smaller hotels line the busy highway,

a plaque that states the year in which the

city blocks. In the summer, midtown

sharing the stretch of roads with retail

building was constructed.

enjoys a less crowded, more family

stores, specialty shops, grocery stores

oriented beach.

and office buildings. This is also where

You may also capture much of Ocean City’s unique history by visiting City Hall

North Ocean City runs from 91st

on 3rd Street or the Lifesaving Station

Street to 146th Street. As you go north

Museum at the inlet. With the Boardwalk

on Coastal Highway from downtown, the

near, and plenty of amusements and

buildings soar in size.

attractions to keep everyone entertained,

This is a quieter area with more year-

the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center is located. At the heart of West Ocean City is the commercial fishing harbor where hundreds of sport and commercial boats

Downtown Ocean City is a popular

round residents and neighborhood

dock and depart daily. The harbor

choice for many travelers who want to

streets, restaurants, sports bars and local

provides boats safe deepwater dockage

be in the heart of it all. Most downtown

eateries, many of which remain open year

and unobstructed access to the Inlet and

accommodations are of a smaller scale

round. There are also more shopping

open ocean. A handful of restaurants

and are situated on smaller city blocks.

centers and larger grocery chains.

are located along the harbor offering

The beach is at its widest point downtown

North OC is much less crowded than

unmatched views and a truly authentic

and is a very popular beach in the summer.

downtown, but the bus is easily accessible

experience. An annual event held each

all along Coastal Highway for a trip to the

October, Harbor Day at the Docks, was

boardwalk or downtown businesses.

created to celebrate the maritime heritage

Midtown Ocean City includes the area between 29th Street and 90th Street. A stay in Midtown is a wonderful central

Just across the Route 50 Bridge lies

of our region, and the beauty of the harbor.

ORGANIZATIONS Berlin Chamber of commerce 103 Main St., Berlin (410) 641-4775 www.berlinchamber.org

Downtown Association of Ocean City 605 S. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City (410) 289-1413 www.downtownassociation.net

Maryland Office of Tourism (410) 767-6288 General Travel Kit (800) 543-1036 www.visitmaryland.org

Greater Ocean City, MD Chamber of Commerce 12320 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City

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(410) 213-0144 · (888) 626-3386 www.oceancity.org

Ocean City Department of Tourism Visitor Center 40th St. Bayside, Ocean City (800) 626-2326 www.ococean.com

Ocean Pines Area Chamber 11031 Cathell Rd., Berlin (410) 641-5306 www.oceanpineschamber.org

Somerset County Tourism

OC Hotel-MotelRestaurant Association

Princess Anne, MD (410) 651-2968 1003 W. Main St., Crisfield, MD (410) 968-1543 (800) 521-9189 www.somerset.com

40th St. Bayside, Ocean City (800) 626-2326 www.ocvisitor.com

Surfrider Foundation Ocean City Chapter

P.O. Box 3342 Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645 (410) 713-2206 www.surfrider.org/oceancitymd 13708 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City Surfrider is a non-profit, grassroots (410) 250-2645 environmental organization whose www.elks.org mission is to heighten awareness of our Ocean City Elks serve all members of fragile & beautiful environment. We the B.P.O.E their spouses and guests. protect our waves, dunes & beaches Our Wednesday Bingo is open to and invite you to join us! Now in its the public. The Lodge banquet hall 25th year, the Surfrider Foundation has can be rented for weddings, parties, grown from a small group of dedicated anniversaries and birthdays.

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visitor infoRMATION surfers in Malibu, California to a global movement made up of over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide.

Wicomico County CVB Salisbury, MD (410) 548-4914 (800) 322-8687 www.wicomicotourism.org

No Appointments. No Hassle. Atlantic General Hospital brings you

Worcester County Tourism Snow Hill, MD (410) 632-3617 (800) 852-0335 www.visitworcester.org

also at select Rite Aids! All Atlantic ImmediCare locations are staffed by medical professionals who are affiliated with Atlantic General Hospital. So you know you’ll always receive the best possible care.

HEALTHCARE Atlantic ImmediCare

Two Convenient Options:

1001 Philadelphia Avenue Open May - October, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week for walk-in care (410) 289-0065 www.atlanticimmedicare.com

AtlANtic immedicAre – seAsoNAl cliNic Townsend Medical Center 10th Street, Ocean City, MD 410.289.0065

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

Open May – October, seven days a week, 8 am – 6 pm

Atlantic General Hospital 9733 Healthway Dr. Berlin (410) 641-1100 www.atlanticgeneral.org Not-for-profit acute care community hospital that has been providing quality health care for 15+ years. Recently expanded, this accredited state-of-the-art, 62-bed, facility combines old fashion personal attention with the latest technology and services. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 23

West Ocean City Injury & Illness Center 12308 Ocean Gateway, Ste. 3, West Ocean City (410) 213-0119 www.westocinjurycenter.com Walk-in urgent care facility with in-house x-ray and a line of orthopedic supplies. Open year round. Call for seasonal hours. Most insurance accepted.

AtlANtic immedicAre – rite Aid offices Millsboro Store 101 East DuPont Highway, Millsboro, DE 302.297.0397 Ocean Pines Store 11011 Manklin Creek Road, Berlin, MD 443.664.0190 Pocomoke Store 505 Linden Ave., Pocomoke City, MD 410.912.4232 Mon-Fri: 10 am – 8 pm Sat & Sun: 10 am – 5 pm

Peninsula Regional Medical Center 100 East Carroll Street Salisbury, MD (410) 546-6400 www.peninsula.org Peninsula Regional Medical Center is the 6th largest medical center in the state of Maryland – by bed count – providing a full scope of services that rival those offered in much larger metropolitan areas. We have received over 25 national awards, certifications and recognitions over the past four years, for the safety and care we provide patients and the outcomes they experience.

www.atlanticimmedicare.com

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 24

Always call 911 for life-threatening emergencies.

©2010 Atlantic ImmediCare. All rights reserved.

Healthcare where you are.

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VISITOR INFORMATION

O

cean City’s worldfamous Boardwalk

is a must-visit attraction. Its

F

rom its early days, the Boardwalk has always been a star attraction of the resort.

turn-of-the-century charm star ts with the traditional wood walkway. “Ocean City is the picture-perfect boardwalk. From the tiny train that chugs along the three-mile promenade to the antique carousel that dates back to 1902. Ocean City has kept its sense of a bygone era while keeping its attractions fresh,” notes the Travel Channel, which recognized the Ocean City, Maryland Boardwalk as one of the best in America. Starting as boards placed along the sand to accommodate guests of the early hotels and rolled up each evening, the Boardwalk was later built as a permanent structure and now stretches

welcome to a world three miles along the coast. The Boardwalk runs south to north,

with saltwater taffy, caramel popcorn, ice cream, funnel cakes, cotton candy,

starting next to the Inlet and stretching

chocolate-covered strawberries and

to 27th Street. An early morning bicycle

creamy fudge.

ride along the Boardwalk is a great way to begin every day in Ocean City. Numerous bicycle rental shops are conveniently

BOARDWALK’S AMUSEMENTS AND

located to get you on your way.

ARCADES.

Enjoy browsing through the Boardwalk shops for that perfect souvenir. Then take time to indulge in

From the antique carousel to a thrilling roller coaster ride, the amusements beckon all. Get a birds-eye view of the

a treat from one of the many eateries

barrier island from atop the ferris wheel

along the way. Eastern Shore seafood,

on the pier and test your skills at the many

Maryland fried chicken, pit beef barbecue,

games found along the southern end of

sizzling cheeseburgers, freshly baked

the Boardwalk and pier.

pizzas and famous french fries are just a

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CHILDREN OF ALL AGES ENJOY THE

The Boardwalk is a kaleidoscope of

few of the menu offerings available along

colors and sounds. Street performers

the Boardwalk. Satisfy that sweet tooth

entertain the passersby, while kites of all

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visitor infoRMATION

famous boardwalk shapes and sizes soar overhead. In July and August, you can go steps from the

selected evenings during the summer. While the Boardwalk has long been

all bringing their wireless devices. Back on the Boardwalk, be sure to take in the

Boardwalk to the beach at North Division

one of the most popular attractions in

Ocean City Firefighters Memorial at North

Street and enjoy concerts on Wednesday

Ocean City, the downtown overall has

Division Street.

evenings, all for free.

been getting a facelift in recent years

Hotels, motels, condos, bed & breakfast’s and apartments also line the

“Ocean City is the picture-perfect boardwalk. From the tiny train that chugs along the threemile promenade to the antique carousel that dates back to 1902, Ocean City has kept its sense of a bygone era while keeping its attractions fresh.” Travel Channel

Boardwalk, offering convenient access to the Boardwalk and beach. The wide range of accommodations offer something for everyone. Visitors entering Ocean City via the Route 50 bridge will see the beautiful Boardwalk archway on North Division Street, which serves as a welcome sign as you cross over the bay onto

At the Boardwalk’s northern end of

and the Boardwalk’s side streets are

27th Street, free movies and the Family

worth exploring. Somerset Plaza is an

Beach Olympics are held on the beach on

inviting place, with free Internet access to

this very special island. ...

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VISITOR INFORMATION AN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO A SAFE & ENJOYABLE BEACH ENVIRONMENT FOR YOU

T

he Ocean City Beach Patrol is a division of

the town’s Department of Recreation and Parks. OCBP consists of over 200 men and women dedicated to ocean rescue and maintaining a safe and orderly environment along the 10 miles of Ocean City’s beautiful beaches.

Keep your feet in the sand until the lifeguards hit the stands!

know your beach We invite you to learn more about

Memorial Day weekend. We maintain small

are beach patrol members who maintain

OCBP and what it is like to be a member

mobile patrols on four-wheel-drive vehicles

the surfing beach area and wear yellow

of this professional organization. We

to monitor the beach through the end

uniforms so they are not confused with

hope this information will assist you in

of October to be available should beach

SRTs.

making your stay in Ocean City as safe and

goers not heed our strong warnings.

enjoyable as possible.

SBF’s will inform you if you are on a surfing beach and show you the location

The beach patrol is on duty every day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting the

SURFING BEACHES Due to the large crowds that visit Ocean

of the nearest swimming beach. Surfing Beach Facilitators are trained similarly to

Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and

City during the summer months, surfing is

SRT’s and will gladly answer any questions

continuing seven days a week through the

not permitted between 10 a.m. and 5:30

you may have. On certain days when

p.m. However, two blocks each day are

inclement weather affects Ocean City, the

third Sunday after

set apart as daily surfing beaches. There

beach patrol captain may decide to allow

Labor Day.

is also a surfing beach located at the inlet

surfing in areas other than surfing beaches.

After

Monday – Friday. No swimming or wading

This decision is made daily with the input

Sunfest

is permitted at the surfing beaches, and all

of supervisors on the beach. If there are

weekend

surfers must wear ankle leashes. Surfing

low numbers of people on the beach, and

beach limits are established using the

the weather is poor and not predicted to

no longer mans guard

yellow stands. In addition, signs and flags

improve for the day, the surfing ordinance

stands on the beach,

are used to designate the area. Surfing

may be modified. On days of inclement

and strongly reminds

beaches rotate two blocks south each day.

weather, you can ask any SRT on the beach

Sunday of Sunfest weekend, usually the

the beach patrol

our visitors to enjoy the beach, but to stay out of the water until the following

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The daily surfing beach schedule is

if the surfing ordinance has been modified, available on our homepage, www.ococean. or call OCBP headquarters at 410-289-7556. com/ocbp. Surfing Beach Facilitators

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VISITOR INFORMATION PUBLIC EDUCATION OUTREACH PROGRAMS The beach patrol offers activities, programs, speakers and seminars to various groups such as scouts, church groups, camps, schools and civic organizations. They conduct these water/beach safety presentations both in Ocean City and throughout the region. If you notify the beach patrol prior to bringing a group to the beach we can provide a personalized safety talk in a reserved beach area, as well as personnel to work with your group. Safety training focuses primarily on drowning prevention and safety around the water. They also provide many helpful tips on how to keep children safe at the beach. These presentations and hands-on activities are critical in allowing the beach patrol to fulfill their three-part mission of education, prevention and intervention. If you have a group interested in a beach safety program or speaker, contact the beach patrol at 410289-7556 or e-mail ocbp@ococean.com. Ocean City is a great resort to visit anytime. On Memorial Day weekend, when thousands of beach goers come to Ocean City to enjoy the beginning of another summer season, and the white stands are manned by the best lifeguards in the nation, you’ll know that it is not a “ just-add-water” beach patrol. Many months of off-season work have gone into delivering one of the most professional and best beach patrols in the world, because we believe you deserve nothing less. Enjoy your upcoming beach season and rest assured that the number-one priority is the safety of every individual that steps foot on the pristine, white sand beaches we all know and love. If you want to learn more about the Ocean City Beach Patrol and the programs they offer, log onto www.ococean.com/ocbp. Always remember: “Keep your feet in the sand until the lifeguard’s in the stand!”

patrol...

Hospital wait times now available online and on the go! No one likes having to wait for medical services. That’s why we’re the first hospital in our region to offer up-to-the-minute wait time information for our emergency room as well as for outpatient services such as Xrays, blood testing and other lab services. You’ll find current wait times for the ER and select outpatient medical procedures displayed right on our web page. Not only that, you can now download a special AGH wait time app right to your mobile phone, so you’ll always have accurate, real-time information – right at your fingertips!

Hate the wait? Get the real time anytime.

410-641-1100 www.atlanticgeneral.org ©2010 Atlantic General Hospital. All rights reserved.

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Just One Of The Many Reasons To Relax While You’re At The Beach As the region’s leader in specialty and subspecialty services, and as the 6th largest healthcare facility by licensed beds in Maryland, we’ve earned a reputation for providing quality care that measures up to some of the best in the country. That’s why HealthGrades® has recognized Peninsula Regional Medical Center consistently since 2002 with five star ratings and excellence awards in a variety of clinical areas. So whether you’re visiting for the weekend or live here year-round, rest assured if you visit Peninsula Regional Medical Center, you’ll receive exceptional healthcare delivered by exceptional people!

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VISITOR INFORMATION

I

f you are seeking a place to worship, the greater

Ocean City area is home to a diversity of faiths that reflect the spirituality of our community. Residents and visitors can choose from many different houses of worship representing a variety of Christian denominations and other world faiths.

houses of worship Worship

St. Andrew’s Catholic Center

Son-Spot Ministries/ Spirit Life Full Gospel

Atlantic United Methodist Church

410-250-0300 | 14401 Sinepuxent Ave. (Behind Sun & Surf Theatres)

410-289-1296 12 Worcester St.

410-289-7430 4th St. and Baltimore Ave.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church 410-208-2956

Temple Bat Yam/Daughter of the Sea 410-641-4311

Ocean City Baptist Church

Rt. 589 & Beauchamp Rd, Ocean Pines

410-289-6573 102 North Division St.

Reform Jewish Services 11036 Worcester Hwy., Berlin

410-250-0300 | 100th St./Coastal Hwy.

First Presbyterian Church 410-289-9340 13th St. & Philadelphia Ave.

the Worship Center (Assembly of God) 410-641-3325 10736 Ocean Gateway (Rt 50)

Holy Savior Catholic Church 410-289-0652 17th St. & Philadelphia Ave. 410-289-9419

St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church 410-289-0652 | 208 S. Baltimore Ave.

St. Luke’s Catholic Church St. Paul’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church 410-289-3453 | 302 N. Baltimore Ave.

St. Peter’s Lutheran church 410-524-7474 | 10301 Coastal Hwy.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church 410-524-0990 | 8805 Coastal Hwy.

Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit 410-723-1973 | 100th St./Coastal Hwy.

Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Services at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 410-524-7474 10301 Coastal Hwy

Holy Trinity Cathedral 410-641-4882 11021 Worcester Hwy., North of Rt. 90 This is not a complete listing of all houses of worship in the area. Please consult local papers for additional listings and service times.

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oc town ordinances H

ere is some important information regarding

the Town of Ocean City and its ordinances. If you need further information or assistance please be sure to contact the Town of Ocean City at 1-800-OC-OCEAN or visit www.ococean.com. OCEAN CITY HIGHWAY SAFETY: There are bus/bike lanes on both sides of Coastal Highway. Please do not park or drive in these lanes unless you are making a right turn. Be alert for bicyclists when entering or leaving the highway. Municipal buses always travel in the extreme right-hand lane on Coastal Highway. They stop and pick up or discharge passengers only at the designated bus stops, which are located every other block along the highway. When following a bus, please keep this in mind. Motorists must yield right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the street at a crosswalk, at any controlled intersection when obeying the traffic signals, and at any non-signaled intersection. BICYCLISTS must obey the same traffic laws as motorists and may receive citations for failure to obey these rules of the road. The most common violations committed by bicyclists are riding against the flow of traffic in the bike lane, and failing to obey traffic lights and stop signs. At night a headlight and rear reflector are required on all bicycles ridden in Ocean City.

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PARKING INFORMATION: Parking is available in city lots, private lots and on certain public streets unless otherwise noted. Ample free parking is available at the Park & Ride in West Ocean City. Park your car for the day and take the city bus for $1 round trip into Ocean City. This shuttle service operates seasonally from the Park & Ride to the S. Division Street Transit Center where passengers can disembark or pick a northbound bus. Please do not park in front of any curb painted red, or in front of any public or private driveways. Also, please note: When parking next to the curb, please park with the flow of traffic with your vehicle’s wheels within 12 inches of the curb.

RV PARKING: RVs and other oversized vehicles may not park in any municipal lot, public street or alley between June 1 and September 15 of each year by town ordinance. An oversized vehicle is considered to be 21 feet, 2 inches or more in length, and 6 feet, 8 inches in width, needing more than one parking space. For more information, call the Ocean City Police Department, 410-723-6610.

BOAT TRAILER PARKING: A person may not park a boat trailer on the public streets, alleys, or public parking lots from May 1 through October 1. A boat trailer may not be ticketed or towed unless a warning notice has been posted on the boat trailer at least 8 hours prior to ticketing or towing.

THE BUS SERVICE: IN OCEAN CITY, AVOID THE FUSS RIDE THE BUS! Don’t worry about finding parking near the Boardwalk or any favorite spot around Ocean City. For just $3, ride the bus all day anywhere in Ocean City, from the Inlet to the Delaware State Line, as many times as you wish. For just $1, ride the bus one way. Discount or coupon books are available. The service runs every day, 24 hours each day. Bus stops are located on most every other

block along Coastal Highway, Philadelphia Avenue and Baltimore Avenue. It’s the way to go! During summer, buses run approximately every 10 minutes. From October to Memorial Day, buses are operated on a reduced schedule. Municipal buses follow a route south along Coastal Highway and Philadelphia Avenue to South Division Street, where they make a stop at the Transit Center. They then travel north on Baltimore Avenue to 15th Street, turning left and continuing north on Coastal Highway to the 144th Street Transit Center near the Delaware line. Parking at the Ocean City Park & Ride on Route 50 in West Ocean City is free-take the bus into Ocean City for $1! Senior citizen non-resident half-fare discount bus passes for visitors over 60 years of age are available at City Hall (3rd St.), Convention Center Visitor Center (40th St.) and at Northside Park (125th St.). There is no charge for this non-resident bus pass and it does not expire. Half-fare applies to buses and ADA service, but does not include the Boardwalk Tram. Senior citizen resident pass is a photo ID that allows for free passage on the buses and during certain hours on Boardwalk Trams. They are available only at City Hall. Proof of residency, age and $7.00* fee is required. This pass expires two years from date of purchase. For more information call the Transportation Department at 410- 7231606 or City Hall at 410-289-8221. Those ADA eligible can call Transportation for at-home pick-up service and also request complete information on city buses which are equipped with wheelchair lifts. 410- 7231606.

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY: Please cross only at marked crosswalks, preferably those with pedestrian signal lights. Maryland law requires that pedestrians use the sidewalk where it is available, rather than walking in the street.

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VISITOR INFORMATION Please do not walk or jog in the bus/bike area on Coastal Highway. Hitch-hiking anywhere in Ocean City is prohibited.

CITY ORDINANCES TO NOTE: Drinking any alcoholic beverage in public is prohibited. This includes on any street, avenue, alleyway, any sidewalk, beach, parking lot and vehicle in any of these areas. Possessing an open container of any alcoholic beverage in public also is not allowed. Sleeping in any motor vehicle within the city limits of Ocean City is prohibited. Sleeping on the beach also is not allowed between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following day.

NOISE REGULATIONS: During Ocean City’s summer season, the resort has visitors and residents of all age groups and life styles. Please remember that your neighbor may be here to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet on the beach, as well as their accommodations during the night-time hours. It is unlawful for any person to make, cause or continue any loud, unnecessary, unnatural or unusual noise, or any noise which annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace and safety of others at any time, day or night. Ocean City strongly enforces its ordinance that no disruptive noises be made between 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m., in such a manner as to be plainly heard at a distance of 50 feet from the building or structure which it is located. Maryland Motor Vehicle Law and Ocean City Town Ordinance state that no loud noise from a vehicle may be heard at a distance of 50 feet from the vehicle at any time.

BEACH and BOARDWALK INFORMATION: A visit to the Boardwalk is always fun and entertaining. With many amusements, shops and food pavilions, the Boardwalk is one of Ocean City’s most exciting attractions. The 2.9 mile Boardwalk stretches from the Inlet in South Ocean City to 27th Street.

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The 10-mile stretch of beautiful beach in Ocean City is free and open to the public from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The remaining hours are used to clean the beach. No private vehicles are permitted on the beach at any time. When swimming in the ocean, enjoy the cool and refreshing waves, but remember to be careful. The ocean surf can be rough and it is best to swim only when lifeguards are on duty. Beach Patrol members are on duty from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily all summer to ensure your safety. Please obey the Beach Patrol when you are on the beach. They are there to protect you. It is recommended that you always swim near a lifeguard and ask your lifeguard about current conditions. Surfers may use either of the two rotating surfing beaches announced daily on local radio stations and on www.oceancitymd.gov These two areas are dedicated to surfing only for the day indicated. A segment of the Inlet area beach is available for surfing only, Monday through Friday, Memorial Day until Labor Day. For more information on surf beaches and beach conditions, call any of the area surf shops. Surf fishing is permitted in Ocean City. However, be sure you are not within 50 yards of swimmers or of anyone on the beach between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Pet Parents Animals are allowed on the beach or boardwalk at any time between October 1 and April 30. Any handler or owner of a dog must remove any waste deposited on public or private property not owned by person or owner in possession of said dog. Also, dogs must be kept on a leash when being walked in and around Ocean City. A Dog Playground is available at Little Salisbury Park at 94th Street. Contact Ocean City Recreation & Parks at 410250-0125 for pass sales information.

Boardwalk, certain regulations are in effect.

Skateboards Skateboards are not permitted on the Boardwalk, public streets, alleys, sidewalks and public lots. There is a skateboard park at 3rd Street and St. Louis Avenue. For up-to-date information on hours and regulations, contact the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department Office, 410-250-0125 or 410-289-2695.

Bicycles Bicycles are allowed on the Boardwalk as follows: Mondays through Fridays from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2 a.m. to 11 a.m. On Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend from 2:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.. Tuesday after Labor Day through Friday before Memorial Day, at any time, except for Springfest and Sunfest weekends, Friday through Sunday, from 2:00 a.m. To 12:00 noon, each day.

Roller Skates and Roller Blades Roller skates and roller blades are allowed on the Boardwalk as follows: On weekdays, April 1 through Memorial Day and then after Labor Day through September 30 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Holidays, Springfest and weekends from April 1 until May 15 from Sunrise to 12 noon. May 15 through Memorial Day , and weekends, holidays and Sunfest, and from the day after Labor Day until September 30 from Sunrise to 10:00 a.m. October 1 through March 31: Anytime.

Skateboards, Bicycles & Roller Blades on the Boardwalk To ensure the safety of the heavily-traveled

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visitor infoRMATION Harassment by Laser Pointer law (OC Local Ordinance Art II, Div 1, Sec 58-31). It is illegal for minors to purchase or possess laser pointers within the corporate limits of Ocean City. It is unlawful for anyone to focus, or shine a laser pointer directly or indirectly on another person or animal in any manner.

It is unlawful to sell a laser pointer without having a sign conspicuously posted at the point of sale or exchange advising potential purchasers of the Ocean City laser pointer law.

GRILLING IN Public Parking Lots

liquid propane, gas stoves or any similar apparatus, or bonfires shall be permitted on the beach or other public property without a permit from the Fire Marshal, except those public properties which provide grilling areas which are leased for private usage.

No fires of any kind which include barbeque grills, hibachis, gas fired grills,

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general information Area Code 410, 443 Zip Code 21842, P.O. Boxes- 21843 Tourism inquiries: www.ococean.com. 800-626-2326. 410-289-2931. Municipal inquiries: www.oceancitymd.gov. 866-770-8221.

Emergency Information Police-Fire-Ambulance

911

Non-Emergency Beach Patrol ..................................................... 410-289-7556;250-0125 U.S. Coast Guard Station.................................................. 410-289-7559 MD Natural Resources Police............................................ 410-548-7070 Maryland State Police ........................................................ 410-641-3101 Fire Dept. Headquarters, 15th St....................................... 410-289-4346 Lost and Found (Police Dept.) 65th St................................ 410-723-6611 Police Dept. 65th St............................................................ 410-723-6610

Heath Care Services

OC Transportation Dept...............................................410-723-1606 Recreation and Parks, 125th St......................................410-250-0125 Senior Citizens Activity Center..................................... 410-289-0824 Ticketmaster: Toll Free.................................................. 800-551-SEAT Visitor Information, 40th St............................................410-289-2931 Weather Information.............................. 410-289-2931;410-548-9262 Western Union............................................................... 800-325-6000

MUNICIPAL PARKING LOTS Fees apply from the first Saturday in April or Good Friday, whichever occurs first, through the third Sunday in October. Hugh T. Cropper Inlet Parking Lot, adjacent to the southern end of Boardwalk; open year round, ticketed fee system 24 hours a day. Ocean City Park & Ride, Rt. 50 just west of Harry Kelley Bridge; free parking, seasonal shuttle bus. 100th St. Parking Lot, bayside; daily, weekly (credit card only). April 15 - October 5 - Rest of the year free.

Atlantic General Hospital 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin........................................... 410-641-1100 PAY STATIONS/TICKETED PARKING LOTS Atlantic ImmediCare 10th Street....................................410-289-0065 Ocean City has instituted convenient pay stations for street 75th Street Medical Center............................................. 410-524-0075 parking and some lots. Look for the pay station to purchase Youth Health Center/Caroline St.....................................410-289-4044 parking time in a given area and post the voucher in your car windshield. These stations offer the option of cash or credit card Helpful Numbers payment. Municipal Airport..............................................................410-213-2471 Street parking payment is due for the hours between 9 a.m. and Animal Control ................................................................ 410-723-6649 midnight. Lot parking payment due 24 hours a day. AAA Emergency Road Service...................................... 800-222-4357 Note: After Oct. 15, ticketed parking lots are free to the public. Alcoholics Anonymous.................................................. 410-219-2117 In season, meters are 24 hours. City Hall, 3rd St. & Baltimore Ave. ........... 866-770-8221;410-289-8221 Convention Center, 40th St............................................. 410-289-2800 Worcester St., between Baltimore Ave. & Philadelphia Ave. Convention Center Box Office....................................... 410-289-8314 Somerset St. & Baltimore Ave. District Court, 65th St......................................................410-723-6935 Dorchester St. & Baltimore Ave. Greyhound Bus Service...........................800-231-2222;410-289-9307 N. Division St. & Baltimore Ave. Humane Society............................................................. 410-213-0146 4th St. & Baltimore Ave. Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Assoc..................................... 410-289-6733 1st St. & St. Louis Ave. Library, 100th St., bayside,............................................... 410-524-1818 61st St. & Coastal Hwy., bayside Mayor & City Council, 3rd St............................................. 410-289-8221 Post Office PUBLIC RESTROOM LOCATIONS 408 N. Philadelphia Ave........................................... (no phone at loc.) All locations are accessible for persons with disabilities. 7101 Coastal Hwy. ......................................................... 410-524-7611 Boardwalk at Worcester St. Public Works Maintenance, 65th St.............................. 410-524-0391 Boardwalk at Caroline St.

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VISITOR INFORMATION 3rd St. and St. Louis Ave. next to Skate Park Boardwalk at 9th St. Boardwalk at 27th St. Transit Center, South Division Street Park & Ride off Rt. 50, just west of Harry Kelley Bridge Transit Center, 144th Street *Changing of clothes is prohibited

PUBLIC SHOWERS Rinse off showers provided at the following locations: Caroline Street (4) Inlet Beach (4) 9th Street (2)

PUBLIC BOAT RAMPS - COUNTY Assateague Island Park, Rt. 611 at Assateague Island Bridge Gum Point Road off Rt. 589, West Ocean City OC Commercial Harbor, 12806 Sunset Ave., West Ocean City

PUBLIC FISHING PIERS Inlet Park, Downtown Ocean City at OC Inlet Chicago Avenue Boardwalk, bayside. (near 3rd Street) Ninth St. Pier, bayside Northside Park, 125th St., bayside Convention Center Park - 40th St., bayside For complete information, contact the Recreation and Parks Office: 410-250-0125 *Reflects price at time of printing and is subject to change.

Ocean City Is Accessible For Our Physically Challenged Visitors Ocean City is pleased to provide the following programs: ADA Paratransit Service Curb-to-curb bus service for those meeting ADA eligibility requirements. To schedule one business day ahead, call the Dept. of Transportation at 410-723-1606. Beach Access, Beach Wheelchairs Access to the beach is provided at certain locations along the beach and is designated by a blue sign on street entrances along Coastal Highway. The following is a list of Beach Access locations and where Beach Wheel Chairs are available (noted *) : Inlet Beach / Lot* Somerset St. Talbot St. N. Division 12th St. 25th St. 35th St. 37th St.

40th St.* 48th St.* 59th St.* 70th St.* 81st St. * 89th St.* 94th St.* 107th St.*

120th St.* 130th St.* 139th St. * 145th St.* (* Only) 7th St. 27th St. 30th St.

Beach wheelchairs are provided on the beach at certain locations by the Town of Ocean City from Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. When using one of the beach wheelchairs, it must be used within one block (north or south) of where the chair is assigned and kept. Beach wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis from the attending Beach Patrol and must be returned by 5 p.m. Beach wheelchair locations are subject to change pending availability. Beach wheelchairs are also available at the Ocean City Police Department ( 65th St., bayside, 410-723-6610) and the Ocean City Visitors Center in the Convention Center (40th St., bayside; 410-723-8610), for one or multi-days of use by advance reservation, depending on availability. Certain restrictions may apply. Beach wheelchairs are not to be taken into the water and are to be used only on the beach. The Town of Ocean City is pleased to help provide access to our beach for visitors with disabilities through the beach chair program. Donations to help purchase more chairs are gratefully accepted. For more information, please call 410-723-8610 or 410-250-5414. ... TTI MOBILITY PRODUCTS Fruitland, MD Phone # (410) 543-4323 Toll Free # (800) 576-4323 www.totravelindependently.com Delmarva’s only full service provider of vehicle and home mobility and accessibility products. Sales, service, rentals, scooters, wheelchairs, stair lifts, van conversions, porch lifts and ramps. Scooter and Van rentals available during your vacation.

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TRANSPORTATION

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nce you get here, a vehicle may be

the easiest way to get around Ocean City and our surrounding areas. Of course, taxis, limousines and rental cars are also available options. However, Ocean City does offer a great public transportation network.

getting you from IN OCEAN CITY, AVOID THE FUSS - RIDE THE BUS!

ALL ABOARD OCEAN CITY’S BOARDWALK TRAM! A great way to experience the sights and sounds of Ocean City’s Boardwalk is to hop aboard the Boardwalk tram.

Don’t worry about finding parking near the Boardwalk or any favorite spot around Ocean City. For just $3*, ride the bus anywhere in Ocean City, from the Inlet to the Delaware State Line. Ride all day, as many times as you wish! The service runs every day, 24 hours each day. Bus stops are located on most every other block along Coastal Highway, Philadelphia Avenue and Baltimore Avenue. It’s the way to go! Municipal buses follow a route south along Coastal Highway and Philadelphia Avenue to South Division Street, where they make a stop at the Transit Center. They then travel north on Baltimore Avenue to 15th Street, turning left and continuing north on Coastal Highway to the 144th Street Transit Center near the

The Ocean City Boardwalk Tram operates from the Inlet to 27th Street, a distance of almost three miles along the scenic Boardwalk. Boardwalk trams stop at most locations along the way to load or discharge passengers. Discount fares are available by way of punchcard. Inquire at either tram station, or as the tram conductor. Trams operate daily during summer as well as during both Springfest and Sunfest weekends. The tram operation is subject to prevailing weather conditions. See station operators or call 401.723.1606 or 410.289.5311 for further information. Don’t forget to inquire about the NEW unlimited ride day pass!

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Delaware line. For more information call Transportation Department at 410723-1606. Those ADA eligible can call Transportation for at-home pick-up service and also request complete information on city buses equipped with wheelchair lifts. WEST OCEAN CITY PARK AND RIDE Located on the south side of Route 50, just west of the Harry Kelley Memorial Bridge, the West Ocean City Park and Ride offers more than 700 free parking spaces, providing a convenient location for visitors to park and ride a shuttle into Ocean City or go to the Ocean City Factory Outlets. At West Ocean City Park and Ride, you can park for free and for

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TRANSPORTATION Discount booklets for Coastal Highway bus service also are

week, year round, except Thanksgiving,

available.

Christmas & New Year’s Day. Call 410-213-

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION $1* per person get a ride-all-day pass for the shuttle back and forth between the Park and Ride and the South Division Street Transit Center in downtown Ocean City and the Ocean City Factory Outlets during the season. Discount coupon booklets for the Park and Ride shuttle service are now available. The booklets contain 20 tickets for $15*.

Terminal building is open seven days a

OC Transportation Dept. 410-723-1606

2471 for additional information.

Salisbury/Ocean City/ Regional Airport

Shore Transit - 443-260-2300

The regional airport is located south of

Greyhound Bus Lines -

Route 50 approximately 30 minutes away

410-289-9307; 800-231-2222

from Ocean City, off Walston Switch Road,

DART Bus - 800-652-3278

just east of Salisbury. US Airways offers

AIRPORTS

regularly scheduled flights to and from Philadelphia and Charlotte. For US Airways

Ocean City Airport Municipal Airport, 3 miles west of town, off Rt. 611 on Airport Road, West Ocean City.

reservations: 800-428-4322. SalisburyOcean City Regional Airport 410-548-4827.

Private planes arrive/depart daily; Jet A and

*Reflects price at time of printing and is subject to

100 LL fuel available at competitive prices.

change.

Car rentals, taxi service, airplane rides, skydiving and flight instruction available.

here to there... 100 LL. (Self-service accepts all major credit cards.) Flight seeing: Tours are available for individuals who appreciate the beautiful Ocean City skyline. The Ocean City Municipal Airport is conveniently located just three miles west of town off Route 611. The airport is open year-round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Until May 15, hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. From May 15 to mid-September, hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Skydiving: For those who need an adrenaline rush and feel the need for alternative adventure. An 18-hole golf course and driving range are located adjacent to the field and a great variety of dining, entertainment and

Airport services include taxi and rental cars; conference room and pilot’s lounge; rest rooms; aviation fuel (Shell 100 LL and Jet A); tie-downs; auto parking; aircraft maintenance; Shell, Visa, Mastercard, Multiservice and AVCARD accepted; outside pay phone for after-hours flight plan calls; weather computer (Duats); lighted wind

hotel accommodations are close at hand. The Ocean City Municipal Airport welcomes visitors from astronauts to enthusiasts who only want to watch the grace and elegance of aviation on the shore. For more information, call the Ocean City Municipal Airport at 410-213-2471.

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BEYOND THE BEACHES The Barrier Island Visitor Center features beachcombing exhibits, educational brochures, nature films, a marine aquarium and touch tank.

EDITORIAL BY Rachelle Daigneault ASSATEAGUE island

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n 1967 an information center opened for public orientation to Assateague Island

National Seashore. It was clear from that first day that visitors wanted much more than a place to get a map and driving directions. The public wanted a place where they could come and learn about the island’s exceptional qualities. National Park Service staff set about providing educational services with ingenuity and pride, eventually serving as many as 300,000 visitors per year.

explore more on Park Rangers presented talks, slide shows, aquarium feedings and curriculum based education with the limited space and resources available and quickly reached capacity. Visitors were often unable to enter beyond the front doorway when aquarium talks topped more than 100 people in the small space. Today all of that is changed. The new Assateague Island Visitor Center contains a large store, exhibits, maps, telescopes, NOAA’s Ocean Today kiosk, oral history, a mural, and much more. Visitors can still take part in the Foster Horse Program. And of course, thanks to a generous contribution from the Assateague Mobile Sportsfishermen’s Association, a touch tank and aquarium complete the experience. There is something for everyone at this place where you can sit back and enjoy the view from a rocking chair on the deck, attend an aquarium talk, watch a film about the wild horses, or explore the educational

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offerings of the exhibits.

THE ISLAND The white sand beaches of this windswept barrier island are a major reason for visitors to flock to this beach. This 37-mile-long paradise straddles the Maryland-Virginia border and derives its name from the Native American word that

Travel magazine in 1994 as one of the 10 best state parks in the United States. Assateague National Seashore was voted Top 10 National Seashores and Lakeshores by Coastal Living Magazine. Before exploring Assateague, please take time to get to know the island by visiting the Barrier Island Visitor Center.

translates to” A Running Stream Between.”

Activities

The island is perhaps most famous for

Camping - The National Park offers 2

the wild horses that continue to roam the

campgrounds, Oceanside and Bayside,

beaches since the late 17th century. The

with some sites available year round.

horses are descendants of domesticated

Primitive outdoor facilities include chemical

horses brought to the island that reverted

toilets, drinking water and cold water

to a wild state. Park personnel warn visitors

showers. Any size camping vehicle can be

not to pet or feed the horses because they

accommodated (dump station only, no

are wild and can bite and kick.

hook- ups). There are also several backpack

The island consists of 2 parks;

and canoe-access campsites. Parking and

Assateague Island National Seashore

back country permits are required. The

and Assateague State Park. Assateague

State Park offers camping with bathhouses

State Park is Maryland’s only ocean park

with hot showers and flush toilets. A small

and was selected by National Geographic

camp store and snack bar are open in

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SNOW HILL

Snow Hill, our county seat, is a collage of handsome churches & manicured Colonial & Victorian-style homes. The

BERLIN Travel back into the past with a stroll down Main Street in the town of Berlin, just a short distance from Ocean City, Berlin boasts numerous structures on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the downtown commercial district is a true success story. Treelined streets, art galleries, antique shops, the restored Atlantic Hotel and The Globe once again captivate visitors.

historic district is well represented with over 100 houses over 100 years old, including 60 structures built before 1877. A historic walking tour brochure is available to guide you through town. Byrd Park, Sturgis Park and the National Park Service Chesapeake Gateways site, provide access to the river for canoes & kayaks. Rentals are available to explore the natural beauty of the bald Cypress swamps upriver or along Nassawango Creek.

BEYOND THE BEACHES

POCOMOKE CITY Pocomoke City, named after the dark, tea-stained waters of the Pocomoke River, is located 40 miles south of Ocean City. Pocomoke City’s commercial district is reminiscent of the early 20thcentury. Attractions include the Delmarva Discovery Center, the Costen House Museum, home of the city’s first mayor, and the Sturgis One Room School House Museum. The Pocomoke River has been designated a wild and scenic river by the State of Maryland and continues to be the centerpiece of the community.

the eastern shore summer. Any size camping vehicle can be

FISHING - Surf fishing is available with no

as bayside kayak tours, beach scavenger

accommodated (dump station and a few

saltwater licenses required. Fishing is

hunts, biological beach combs, salt marsh

hook-ups are available).

prohibited on lifeguarded beaches or in

exploration and junior ranger programs.

HIKING - Short, self-guided walks are

designated surfing zones.

Check at the Barrier Island Visitor Center

available on the Life of the Marsh, Life of

OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USE - ORV zones are

for program descriptions and schedules at

the Forest and Life of the Dunes nature

posted and maps are available at the

trails. Each is approximately one half mile

Barrier Island Visitor Center. Permits are

and has parking facilities.

available at the Ranger Station. A fee is

PETS - Dogs are permitted on a leash in

BIKING - Cyclists can use three miles of

charged for all permits. ORVs must stay on

the National Park. Pets allowed In Marina

paved bike path along Bayberry Drive and

marked oversand vehicle routes.

area to board vessels. Pets allowed in camp

Oceanside Campground. Summer bike

PICNICKING - Picnic areas are available at

loop J and Adjoining beach. Pets allowed

rentals are available at the end of Bayside

the state park beach, the National Park

Drive.

North Ocean Beach and at the Bayside

ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

CANOEING - Canoe rentals are available at

Recreation Area. Picnic tables and grills

the end of Bayside Drive. The trails through

are available at these sites. Swimming

the marsh, forest and dunes offer easy

Assateague Island National Park Service

www.nps.gov/asis Visitor Center 410-641-1441 Camping 410-641-3030

access for viewing. The Park Service offers

and Assateague State Park lifeguards

guided walks, talks, children’s programs

supervise the beaches during the summer

and seashore recreation demonstrations

season.

www.dnr.md.org Visitor Information 410-641-2918

daily in summer. Guided walks include

KIDS PROGRAMS - Assateague offers

Camping 888-432-CAMP (Monday-Friday)

explorations of Assateague’s birdlife, the

environmental education programs and

beach, salt marshes, bay and dunes.

day camps during the summer months such

the National Park or call 410-641-2120, ext. 20 at the State Park.

in day use Areas from Oct. 1 to April 30th.

ASSATEAGUE STATE PARK

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FREE FAMILY FUN

Everybody loves saving money on vacation, and in OC, you might not even take out your wallet. Almost every day we’ve got free activities for the whole family to enjoy, all summer long. • Family Beach Olympics • Movies on the Beach • Concerts on the Beach • Sunset Park Party Nights • Free public tennis and basketball courts • And more! And as always, Ocean City’s boardwalk and 10-mile beach are completely FREE! Check out all the Free Family Fun at ococean.com/things-to-do.

FESTIVALS

At Ocean City, we’ve got great festivals and events that happen all year long. Plan your next vacation around one of our most popular events, or check out more at ococean.com/events. SpringfeSt May 5-8, 2011 • FREE admission Celebrate spring and the upcoming summer season with four days of food, live entertainment, and arts and crafts. SunfeSt September 22-25, 2011 • FREE admission Our best and biggest festival is four days of food, live entertainment, arts and crafts, hay rides and more! Sunfest was named the #1 traditional arts and crafts show in the U.S by Sunshine Artist magazine. WinterfeSt of LightS November 17, 2011—January 1, 2012 Ocean City turns into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights with this event that was named a Top 100 Event by the ABA.

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PLACES TO STAY

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creature comforts of home whether staying in oceanside apartments, bayfront townhomes, luxurious high-rises or private beach homes. You might even begin to realize how easy it is to find yourself right at home in Ocean City.

BED & BREAKFASTS/ INNS ATLANTIC HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST 501 N. Baltimore Avenue (410) 289-2333 www.atlantichouse.com Experience the quaint 1920’s Victorian charm of the Atlantic House, located in Old Town Ocean City. Just a half block to the ocean and the boardwalk.

INN ON THE OCEAN 1001 Atlantic Ave. (410) 289-8894 (888) 226-6223 www.innontheocean.com MD’s only oceanfront B&B. All 6 rooms have private bath and are magnificently decorated for comfort. Gracious living room (Fireplace in winter), wrap around veranda.

VACATION RENTALS ALCORN’S BY THE SEA BEACH HOUSE 109 Wicomico St. (717) 413-1853 www.alcornsbythesea.com

BEACH REAL ESTATE, INC. 306 N. Main St. Berlin (410) 629-0224

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(877) 629-0224 www.oceancitybeachproperties.com We take pride in presenting some of the finest properties available for sale or rent in Ocean City. Whether you are looking for a new place to call home, investment property, commercial location or just some land, our experienced sales team is ready to serve. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 44

CAVALIER UNIT 204 TALBOT STREET (410) 310-1458 Full or mini-week condo rental. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living room, dining room. Free wi-fi access. Dogs under 25 lbs. welcome. Non-smoking.

CENTRAL RESERVATIONS 6200 Coastal Hwy., Suite 100 (410) 723-4111 (877) 736-8621 www.centraloc.com Best vacation rental properties in the Ocean City resort area! Great service before, during and after your stay. Rent by the week, mini-week or offseason weekend. Let us help you plan your upcoming family vacation rental or weekend getaway!

CENTURY 21 NEW HORIZON 8606 Coastal Hwy. (410) 723-4500 Rentals: (800) 756-8223 Sales: (800) 369-0101 www.CENTURY21newhorizon.com Sea Watch Condominiums - Sales & Rentals 11500 Coastal Hwy. (410) 723-1500 · (866) 928-2401 Braemar Towers - Sales & Rentals 13108 Coastal Hwy. (410) 723-1205 · (800) 723-5597 Century 1 9900 Coastal Hwy., Suite 2 (410) 723-1206 · (888) 897-2488 9400 Condominiums 9400 Coastal Hwy. (410) 723-5210 · (866) 410-9405 Rainbow Condominiums Sales & Rentals 11200 Coastal Hwy., Suite 103 (410) 524-3042 · (888) 524-3042 Real estate sales, vacation rentals of condos and beach houses by the week, mini-week (4 nights) and long weekends, as well as full season and long term. Wide variety of choices throughout Ocean City, including many oceanfront properties. From efficiencies to 5-bedroom penthouse. Wide range of amenities available. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 40

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Coldwell Banker/ Bud Church 7806 Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-7888 (800) 851-7326 www.coldwellbankerbudchurch.com Vacation rentals available throughout Ocean City. Condominiums, townhouses with 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms. We are a part of the Coldwell Banker property Network, providing all the services needed to help you buy, sell or rent your resort property. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 41

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Vacation Rentals (800) 633-1000 (MD) (800) 442-5626 (DE) www.cbvacations.com Rental Locations 52nd St. & Coastal Hwy 57th St. & Coastal Hwy Old Landing Road 104th & Coastal Hwy 119th St & Coastal Hwy 120th St. & Coastal Hwy Ocean Pines SouthGate

Welcome to the beautiful Eastern Shore. From the Oceanfront to the Bayfront, from efficiencies to sevenbedroom homes, for family reunions or romantic getaways, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has the perfect vacation spot for you. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 39

services to our premium family resort properties for more than 30 years. Whether it is golfing, beach activities or just a peaceful and romantic get-away, choose Defender Resorts and you will be sure to have the vacation you deserve. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 42

Diverse Protection Services Condo Realty Sales & Rentals 6015 Deer Park Rd., 7802 Coastal Hwy. (410) 723-0988 (800) 395-0988 www.condorealtyinc.com Offering weekly and seasonal vacation rentals throughout OC. Full service real estate company providing customers with buying, selling and renting services year-round. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 42

Defender Resorts Club Ocean Villas II 105 120th Street (410) 524-8452 www.defenderresorts.com Defender Resorts has been offering Professional Property Management, Resale and Rental marketing

Reisterstown, MD (443) 881-4014 www.DPScondos.com Travel insurance and accidental rental damage insurance for travelers. Provider to rental management companies as well as individual owners and timeshare owners who rent their units. Completely automated service!

Fountainhead 2 Bedroom Condo 116th St. Oceanfront (410) 484-5432 (Sept. 1- May 31) (410) 524-4441(June 1 - Aug. 31)

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The Harrison Apartments and Rooms 904 Baltimore Avenue (410) 289-9448 www.harrisonapts.com The Friendly People at the Beach! Family weekly vacation rentals. 1,2, & 3 Bedroom 1~800~395~0988 Apartments, Rooms, and Efficiencies with A/C, CATV, www.CondoRealtyInc.com Free Parking. Great Location Half block to beach and boardwalk, shops and restaurants. Family owned and OFFICE: 7802 COASTAL HIGHWAY OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND 21842 operated since 1926.

Holiday Real Estate 7700 Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-7700 www.holidayoc.com Rentals (800) 638-2102 Sales (888) 642-6251 Harbour Island (410) 289-0400 Heron Harbour (410) 723-0400 Thunder Island (410) 723-3900 West Ocean City (410) 213-7702 Holiday Real Estate offers a comprehensive management program featuring quality long-term and vacation rentals. Our experienced and knowledgeable sales associates specialize in resort properties. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 43

Homestead-Stonehaven Apts. 1308 N. Philadelphia Ave. (410) 289-7726 2-BR family apartments conveniently located close to the beach & Boardwalk. Free parking (1 car per unit.) Stores & restaurants nearby. Balconies. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 83

Long and Foster Real Estate Ocean City Main Office: 11701 Coastal Hwy., #2 (410) 524-9411 · (800) 843-2322 West Ocean City/Ocean Pines Office 12216 Ocean Gateway (410) 208-3224 · (877) 208-7368 The Quay Office: 10700 Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-0700 · (800) 843-2322 The Capri Office 11000 Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-1100 · (800) 843-2322 The Plaza Office 9800 Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-2005 · (800) 843-2322 www.LFVACATIONS.com

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PLACES TO STAY (Long and Foster Real Estate Con’t.)

Make Tracks to the Beach!

Sales Ocean City Main Office 11701 Coastal Hwy (410) 524-1700 · (800) 992-7777

Ocean City, Maryland Sales and Rentals

West Ocean City Office (410) 213-8500 · (800) 693-4031 Real Estate sales and vacation rentals in Ocean City and surrounding areas. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 44

Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc. offers a great selection of premiere condominiums and homes along Maryland’s breathtaking beach for resort vacations and sales. For resort vacations call us or go online to www.LFVACATIONS.com. Don’t delay. Prime vacation weeks are filling up quickly and availability is limited!

the Mallard Family Apartments 603 N. Baltimore Avenue (410) 251-8251 (888) 285-2864 www.themallardapartments.com

RESORT RENTALS Ocean City Resorts 800-THE-BEACH • 800-843-2322 West Ocean City/Ocean Pines Resorts 877-208-7368

Marigot Beach Condominiums 101st Street Oceanfront (410) 524-3535 (800) 638-2100 www.marigotbeachcondos.com Spacious oceanfront one, two and three bedroom condominiums with large oceanfront balconies and free wifi. Reserved parking, fully equipped including first set of linens & towels. Use of all amenities of Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel. Renting nightly, split-week and weekly. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 2

www.LFVACATIONS.com RESORT SALES Ocean City Sales 800-992-7777

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Marty’s Playland Apartments 5 Worcester St (410) 289-7271 www.martysplayland.com

Mayflower Apartments (formerly King Charles Apartments) 1207 N. Baltimore Ave. (410) 708-0863 www.ocfamilyrentals.com

Miramar Condominiums Two 15th Street (410) 520-3028 www.miramaroc.com Ocean City’s newest luxury beachfront condominiums. We have 2 and 3 bedroom units for sale or rent. We are currently taking reservations for 2011.

Ocean City Weekly Rentals 700A Philadelphia Ave. (410) 289-7888 (800) 851-8909 www.ocwr.com We offer affordable, quality vacation getaways in Maryland’s premier beach resort…for less than the price of a hotel! Our various locations provide a choice of North, South, Bayside, Oceanside and Boardwalk Oceanfront. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 49

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PLACES TO STAY Ocean Terrace Family Apartments 121 Baltimore Ave. (410) 289-7827 (888) 571-6240 www.oceanterraceoc.com

OC Maryland Vacation Rentals 12417 Ocean Gateway Suite B-11-170 (410) 941-0018 (888) 220-1345 www.itrip.net iTrip is an international vacation property management company. OC Maryland Vacation Rentals is our Ocean City representative. We are not involved in the sale of properties. This allows us to concentrate solely on our specialty – the management and rental of vacation properties. We put heads in beds! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 46

ResortQuest Ocean City 8001 Coastal Hwy (410) 524-3780 (877) 567-8008 www.ResortQuestOceanCity.com Vacation rentals & real estate sales in OC. Offering fullyequipped, privately-owned vacation rentals, all just steps to the beach & in the heart of fantastic family amusement, wild water sports, classic beach eats & more.

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Sea Grace at North Beach REALTORS 12600 Coastal Hwy (410) 250-4433 (800) 331-5755 www.northbeachrealtors.com We specialize in vacation rentals, property management, and beach sales. With 2 offices to better serve you – we care enough to do our very best – because we love what we do! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 45

Vantage Resort Realty, LLC 5200B Coastal Hwy. (800) 555-4099 www.VantageOC.com Vantage is the premier provider of vacation rentals in Ocean City and the Delaware Beaches. Whether you’re looking for a 4-bedroom Oceanfront Condo, a 5-bedroom house or an economical bayside weekend, Vantage has access to the best rentals in the area. We provide features and benefits that are normally only found at 4 or 5 star hotels. They include: Complimentary 24 hr. Concierge, Free Gym membership, Starter Amenities & Daily Newspaper delivery. See hundreds of photos online with real time property search at www.VantageOC.com or call: 800-555-4099 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 46

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PLACES TO STAY WINDJAMMER CONDOMINIUMS 46th St. Oceanfront 4503 Atlantic Avenue (410) 289-9409 www.ocwindjammer.com The Windjammer; an ocean front, family oriented, pet friendly, rental condominium with studio’s and 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units. A perfect location for reunions, family vacations, social gatherings of all kinds, and special celebrations on our private ocean front courtyard. We are within walking distance to the convention center and Seacrets. When you stay with us you can encounter the joy of an early morning sunrise, a day of relaxation and recreation on the beach, and you are always close to the boardwalk, amusements, recreation, and world class restaurants. Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV with HBO, A/C, FREE WIFI and laundry facilities on site. Once you find us, you will never look for another place again. We are YOUR home away from home on the ocean!

TIMESHARE DEFENDER REALTY CLUB OCEAN VILLAS II 105 120th Street (410) 524-8452 www.defenderrealty.com Since 1990 Defender Realty has offered a wide variety of services within its organization. We have drawn upon its well balanced licensed real estate management team to become a source of strength. Our resale programs are real and we understand the complexity of the business with no up-front fees. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 45

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campfires, ghost stories and s’mores. What could be better? Ocean City and its surrounding area offers a wide variety of camping facilities for both recreational vehicles and tent camping. Our area campgrounds provide a wonderful alternative to the usual beach accommodations. Have the best of both worlds - the beach and the boardwalk during the day and a peaceful sleep underneath the stars at night. Set away from the hustle and bustle of the beach, these campgrounds offer endless activities and

Frontier Town Campground Rt. 611., Berlin (410) 641-0880 (800) 228-5590 www.frontiertown.com Highly rated four-star family resort with a bayfront campground, Western Theme Park, Water Park, Miniature Golf, Gift Outlet, rental units and camping cabins. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 48

Island Resort Campground

entertainment for the entire family. For those who may prefer things a little less rustic, camping cabins and R.V. rentals are the perfect option. And for those wishing to experience even more nature on their camping trip, Assateague Island National and State Park offers two oceanfront campgrounds where you can fall asleep next to beach dunes and wake up with the wild ponies in the morning.

CAMPING Castaways RV Resort & Campground

9537 Cropper Island Rd., Newark (410) 641-9838 (888) 641-9838 www.islandresort.org Family-owned facility minutes from Ocean City and Assateague. Large RV sites with full hookups. Features 2 pools, kiddie pool, catch and release fishing, playground and gazebo. Golf cart rentals, camping cabin rentals. Accepts RVs. Offers electric, water and sewer hookups, bathhouse, laundry and camp store. Pets allowed on leash. April – October.

POCOMOKE RIVER STATE PARK

12550 Eagles Nest Rd., Berlin (410) 213-0097 www.castawaysrvoc.com “Come Experience “OC as it Should Be” with a stay at Castaways RV Resort and Campground. Located on the Beautiful Sinepuxent Bay and overlooking Assateague Island, we are THE CLOSEST CAMPGROUND TO OCEAN CITY. Castaways offers 378 full hookup RV sites, all with 50 Amp electric and Wi Fi to the site. We also offer beach cottage and rv rentals. Come relax on our private beach, have a cool drink at our Tiki Bar, or ride our courtesy shuttle to local beaches. Check us out on the web at www. castawaysrvoc.com or phone 410-213-0097.

3461 Worcester Hwy., Snow Hill (410) 632-2566

Treasure Beach RV Park 37291 Lighthouse Rd. (Rt. 54), Selbyville (302) 436-8001 www.treasurebeachrvpark.com 1,012 full hookup sites on 110 acres. Located on bay 1 mile from ocean, and minutes from Ocean City, MD. Open April to October. Seasonal, Daily and Tent sites by reservation available. Campstore, internet access, arcade, playgrounds, skateboard park, cable tv, restrooms/hot showers, Laundromat, 2 pools, boat ramp, fishing, crabbing. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 49

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R.V. PARK BAYFRONT CAMPING ONE MILE TO ThE ATLANTIC OCEAN

1 MILE WEsT ON RT. 54 IN FENWICk IsLANd, dE ONLY MINuTEs FROM OCEAN CITY, Md FOR REsERvATIONs CALL: 1.302.436.8001

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PLACES TO STAY waterside vacation A tranquil awaits you at Treasure Beach.

Take advantage of the many exceptional amenities offered at our clean, family oriented campground. • 1012 Seasonal & Daily Sites: Bayfront, Waterfront, Wooded • Water, Electric, Sewer, Cable TV & Picnic Tables • Daily, Seasonal & Tent Camping from April to October • Arcade & Activity Center with planned activities for all ages • General Store & Laundromat • Boat Ramp, Crabbing Pier & Fishing Pond • 2 Swimming Pools & Kiddie Pool • Playground & Skate Park • Two Bathhouses with Hot Water Showers

1.800.851.8909

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We offer affordable, quality vacation getaways in Maryland’s premier beach resort... For less than the price of a hotel! Our various locations provide a choice of North, South, Bayside, Oceanside and Boardwalk Oceanfront. Each of our fully furnished units includes air conditioning, color cable television, full kitchen with microwave and coffeemaker, full bath, private parking plus many extras. Visit our website: www.ocwr.com for unit pictures, rental rates, specials, testimonials, amenities lists, etc.

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choose from, ensuring that each stay is as comfortable and memorable as possible. From luxury suites and oceanfront rooms to bed and breakfast inns and economy chain motels, the lodging options are as plentiful as their locations. Wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean in one of our many oceanfront selections. Or end the day relaxing in your room with a spectacular sunset over the bay in one of our various bayfront rooms. This section will help you figure out the perfect place to stay for your Ocean City getaway with charts highlighting a wide variety of amenities. So whether you want a traditional family favorite or a boutique hotel, or whether staying for a few days, a week or the summer, it is all waiting for you in Ocean City. ...

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CONVENIENTLY LOCATED RIGHT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR VACATION PLANS With functionality and convenience, Courtyard by Marriott® is perfect for your next business or leisure trip. High-speed internet access, indoor/ outdoor pool, fitness room, meeting room & guest laundry. The local’s favorite for 55 years, the family owned Captain’s Table, featuring the finest seafood, steaks and poultry in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Book your next event or party in our banquet room. Ocean City’s Newest Oceanfront Full-Service Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City Oceanfront 15th St. & N. Baltimore Ocean City, MD 21842 To reserve your room, call 1-800-MARRIOTT or visit Marriott.com

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Take a Step Back in Time... Historic Architecture Accented by Modern Conveniences...

One of the oldest hotels in Ocean City, the Atlantic Hotel was built in the 1800’s. Today, the Atlantic Hotel reflects the best of both worlds: the historic architecture of the past featuring luxury and class, combined with the modern conveniences of the new generation. Large Parking Lot Elevator Service Heated Swimming Pool Large Sundeck overlooking the Beach & Boardwalk Special Rates (for rooms only) 15% off a week’s stay OR stay 3 nights and get the 4th night free (Sunday - Thursday) Atlantic Hotel Oceanfront · Family Owned & Operated Since 1922 410.289.9111 · www.atlantichotelocmd.com · 800.3.ATLANTIC SeaForYourselfVacationGuide_2011.indd 51

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Indulge your senses on our world famous beach day or night, one of the most beautiful in the nation. Relax in the cool shade under an umbrella, enjoy a swim in the Atlantic Ocean, or dive into our Olympic size pool. • Rooms, Suites, Efficiencies & Condos • Closest Oceanfront Hotel to Ocean City Convention Center • 25 Meter Olympic Pool with Diving Board • Food & Beverage Service on the Beach & Pool Deck • Free Children’s Activities • Beach Volleyball Court • Game Room • Umbrella and Beach Equipment Rentals • Coconuts Beach Bar & Grill • Beach House Restaurant • Free Wireless Internet Access • Check our website for Hot Deals and Specials

37TH STREET & OCEANFRONT • OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

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• Friendly & Knowledgeable Staff • Preferred Tee Times • Complimentary Club Cleaning • Complimentary Storage

• Clean, Comfortable Accommodations • All Taxes, Carts & Green Fees • Meal Vouchers May be included with Any Golf Package

THE ACCOMMODATIONS: • Refrigerator, Microwave & Coffee Maker • Free Hi-Speed Wireless Internet • Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board

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126th St. & The Bay • 410-250-7800 www.holidayxp.com • 122 Rooms & Suites • Next to Northside Park, Olive Tree Restaurant , & Blue Ox Bar & Grill • Complimentary “Express Start” Breakfast • Outdoor Pool & Sundeck • Indoor Pool w/ Whirlpool • Whirlpool Suites also available

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BEST LOCATION IN TOWN!

5th Street & The Boardwalk For Reservations Call :

410-289-9455

www.tidelandscaribbean.com info@tidelandscaribbean.com

• Convenient location for shopping, restaurants & amusements • Deluxe spacious accommodations • All rooms are located on the ocean front, oceanview or oceanblock • Deluxe efficiencies complete with sleeping area, sitting area, sofa beds & kitchenettes • Non-smoking rooms available • Telephone service in all rooms • Color cable TV • All rooms are heated & air conditioned • All rooms have individual balconies • Oceanfront & oceanview rooms have beautiful views of ocean & beach • Rooftop pool & sundeck perfect for sunning yourself by day & watching the beautiful sunsets by night • Elevator service to all floors • Daily maid service • Building is handicap accessible • Friendly & accommodating staff • Free parking • Ice & vending machines • Cribs available • Beautiful guarded beach

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TWO ROOm SuITES with KINg SIzE BEDS When booking your Ocean City vacation this year, consider a TWO ROOm SuITE. Our suites offer the advantages of PRIVACY without having to book two separate units. This results in COST SAVINgS, while still being able to share vacation experiences together with family or friends. Our suites feature two rooms with king size bed in first room and one king bed/sofa bed, dinette area in second room. Kitchen area with refrigerator and microwave. 2 telephones, 2 TVs, AC. Partial ocean and bay views, individual balconies. We also have suites with VIEWS and direct access to our TROPICAL POOL DECK. BLuEFIN POOLSIDE BAR & gRILL SERVINg BREAKFAST, LuNCh & DINNER

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HARRISON GROUP RESORT HOTELS 410.289.1470, 800.399.6820 www.ocmdhotels.com

Find the perfect, oceanfront hotel for your Ocean City vacation. Whatever you’re looking for, we have the accommodation to suit your needs.

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OCEAN CITY DEALS & FREE STUFF Search Over 80 Hotels ~ Compare Rates ~ Book Online & Save! ~ FREE Meals & Things To Do ~ 410.213.2400 Best Rates Guaranteed. Search, Book & Save. Play www.OceanCitySpecials.com Games & Win Prizes. OC MOTELS, LLC P.O. Box 460 410.524.0001, 800.638.3244 www.ocmotels.com

Stay with us during your next Ocean City beach vacation and enjoy comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. Our properties are just steps to the beach and are convenient to Ocean City attractions, the Boardwalk, amusements, shopping, restaurants, golf courses and more.

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ALBRIGHT’S MOTEL EFFICIENCIES N. 1st St. & Boardwalk 410.289.9205 www.albrightsmotel.com

This is a small family owned efficiency motel. Park your car & walk steps to the Boardwalk & attractions. Clean, comfortable & reasonably priced. Find out why our customers return year after year.

ATLANTIC HOTEL OCEANFRONT Wicomico & Boardwalk Streets 410.289.9111, 800.328.52685 www.atlantichotelocmd.com

Modern conveniences in a beautiful, historic, 100-year-old hotel facing the Atlantic Ocean beach and the famous boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland.

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BREAKERS HOTEL #3 3rd St. 410.289.9165, 800.283.9165 www.ocbreakers.com

We invite you to experience Ocean City’s finest boutique hotel, located downtown overlooking the Boardwalk with convenient beach access. Offering oceanfront, family-friendly suites along with king and double bed rooms, custom furnishings, elevators and free parking. A non-smoking facility.

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COMFORT INN BOARDWALK 5th St. & Boardwalk 410.289.5155, 800.282.5155 www.comfortinnboardwalk.com

Discover the comfortable accommodations and gracious hospitality of our luxurious oceanfront, oceanview, and oceanblock efficiencies, complete with sleeping area, sitting area, kitchenette, bath, cable television and so much more!

COMMANDER HOTEL 14th St. & Boardwalk 410.289.6166, 888.289.6166 www.commanderhotel.com

Oceanfront on the Boardwalk. Guest laundry onsite. Jacuzzi rooms. Balconies. Meeting Room.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 15th St. & Boardwalk 410.289.5008, 800.MARRIOTT www.marriott.com

91 room oceanfront hotel on boardwalk featuring mini water park, business center and hospitality suite. Luxury Suites available.

DAYS INN OCEANFRONT 23rd St. & Boardwalk 410.289.7161, 800.926.1122 www.daysinnboardwalk.com

Located on Ocean City’s most sought-after Boardwalk, we offer a variety of accommodations to suit your needs. From rooms and suites to efficiencies and studios, we have something for everyone!

EDEN ROC MOTEL 2000 Baltimore Ave. 20th St. & Boardwalk 410.289.6022, 800.800.4826 www.ocedenrocmotel.com

A charming “Art-Deco” style motel, reminiscent of Miami Beach circa 1960. A family run business since 1966. We have a premier location at 20th Street with our original 37 unit motel fronting Baltimore Avenue and our 12 unit efficiency building directly on the Boardwalk.

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Located at the top of the boardwalk, every room boasts an ocean view with a private balcony. The Flagship offers both rooms and efficiencies complete with kitchenettes. Enjoy a cool drink at Riptide Pool Bar adjacent to the children’s playground.

GRAND HOTEL OCEAN CITY 2100 Baltimore Ave. 21st St. & Boardwalk 410.289.6191, 800.447.6779 www.grandhoteloceancity.com

Boardwalk Hotel and Conference Center featuring 251 ocean view and ocean front guest rooms. Each guest room complete with microwave, refrigerator, wet bar, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, electronic safe. Large balconies with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Game Room, Salon and Multiple Dining Options. 9000+ sq. ft. Conference Center.

HARRISON HALL HOTEL 15th St. Oceanfront on the Boardwalk 410.289.6222, 800.837.3589 www.ocmdhotels.com

Old fashioned charm by the sea, this Victorian Era hotel is one of the town’s original gems. Boasting a spacious front porch with rocking chairs, Harrison Hall also has in-room refrigerators. Because of its convenient location in the heart of the boardwalk, they are just minutes from a wide variety of shopping, dining, and amusements in downtown Ocean City.

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES Oceanfront on the Boardwalk at 17th St. 410.289.7263, 866.627.8483 www.ocsuites.com

Unprecedented luxury located directly on the Boardwalk, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites offers oversized suites replete with residential sized, fully stocked kitchens within the rooms. Each of the rooms feature a queen sized sleeper sofa as well as a luxurious Jacuzzi tub in addition to a private balcony that overlooks the ocean.

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We’re Not The Howard Johnson Your Parents Took You To! Oceanfront and oceanview rooms with two double beds and full size sleep sofa, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, 25” cable TV. Spacious, private balcony with every room.

HOWARD JOHNSON OCEANFRONT PLAZA 12th St. & Boardwalk 410.289.7251, 800.926.1122 www.hjoceanfrontplaza.com

We’re Not The Howard Johnson Your Parents Took You To! Recently renovated rooms and common areas. 32” flat screen TV’s. Oceanfront, sideview and standard accommodations include refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker and spacious private balconies.

INLET LODGE HOTEL 804 South Boardwalk 410.289.7552, 800.By Inlet www.inletlodge.com

Authentic 1940’s motor lodge with the nostalgic seaside feel of historic Old Town Ocean City. Family oriented. Reasonable rates. Full service bar and vintage soda fountain serving the best breakfast on the Boards. Unique views of Assateague. Steps from Boardwalk amusements, shopping, dining, fishing and the beach.

LAMBROS & HAMPTON HOUSE HOTEL APARTMENTS 407 N. Boardwalk 410.289.7582, 800.564.7582 www.ochamptonhouse.com

Conveniently located oceanfront on the boardwalk. Enjoy all that Ocean City has to offer. Come relax on our beautiful oceanfront veranda. You will feel at home in the warm friendly atmosphere. Choose from efficiencies, one, two, or three bedroom apartments. All with full kitchens, A/C, parking, some with oceanfront decks. Weekly & Daily rates.

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MAJESTIC HOTEL 7th St. & Boardwalk 613 N. Boardwalk 410.289.6262 www.ocmajestichotel.com

The Majestic Hotel is centrally located on the Boardwalk at Seventh Street, directly facing the beautiful beach and Atlantic Ocean. We are conveniently located next to several shops, arcades, rides, restaurants and churches.

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Both Oceanfront and Non-Oceanfront 500 sq.ft. each, 2 Queen Size Beds, Queen Size Sofa Bed, and Full Size Kitchen. Rooms: 1 or 2 Double Beds ApARtmEnts: 1 & 2 Bedroom

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Oceanfront at 20th Street • 410-289-6022 2000 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842

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PARK PLACE HOTEL Between 2nd & 3rd St. on the Boardwalk 410.289.6440, 888.212.7275 www.ocparkplacehotel.com

Oceanfront Hotel located on the Boardwalk. All rooms have kitchenettes with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Amenities include private balcony, in-room safe and voice mail. For over 110 years the Conner Family has been in resort hospitality. This generation proudly offers a deluxe, full service boardwalk hotel with a great view of ocean and bay. Park Place Hotel overlooks clean, well guarded wide beaches and the fun-packed waves of the Atlantic. Best of all, the amusements are only a few blocks away.

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PARADISE PLAZA INN 3 9th St. & Boardwalk 410.289.6381, 888.678.4111 www.paradiseplazainn.com

The Paradise Plaza Inn offers both ocean view and oceanfront accommodations for your comfort with a variety of room types, including a wide selection of suites many furnished with relaxing whirlpools. The sights and sounds of the ocean can be enjoyed from your own private balcony at our ideal location of the 9th street and the Boardwalk.

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Many a fish story has begun on the docks of the Oceanic Motel. Located at the end of the boardwalk, they overlook the famed Ocean City Inlet. Rooms feature refrigerators and surround the outdoor swimming pool. Guests can swim in the peaceful bay at their private beach and watch the famous Assateague Island Ponies just across the Inlet. Feel free to cast a line off their private docks or rent jet skis from the nearby rental shops. At night, guests can dine at Harrison’s Harborwatch Restaurant & Raw Bar and enjoy the rides at Trimper’s Amusement Park.

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PHILLIPS BEACH PLAZA HOTEL 13th St. Oceanfront 410.289.9121, 800.492.5834 www.phillipsbeachplaza.com

Welcome to the comfort, convenience and charm of Phillips Beach Plaza Hotel. It’s truly a hotel for all seasons. Our oceanfront setting features exquisitely appointed guest rooms, apartments and efficiencies. Our courteous and congenial staff will promptly attend to all your needs.

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PLIM PLAZA HOTEL 2nd St. Oceanfront on the Boardwalk 410.289.6181, 800.837.3587 www.plimplazaoc.com

Watch the sun rise over the horizon from one of the rocking chairs located along the spacious front porch of this landmark Ocean City hotel. All rooms come with refrigerators. During the day relax on the beach or stretch out on the back sundeck. Just off of the pool is the Caribbean Pool Bar which features lunch fare and daily live music.

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QUALITY INN BOARDWALK 17th St. & Boardwalk 410.289.4401, 800.837.3584 www.qiboardwalk.com

Located directly on the boardwalk, the Quality Inn offers incredible views at affordable rates. Every room features a fully stocked kitchenette as well as complimentary guest laundry. Conveniently located on the south end of town, they are just minutes from a variety of Ocean City attractions including shopping and dining.

RIDEAU MOTOR INN 1st St. & Boardwalk 410.289.7221, 800.743.3289 www.ocean-city.com/rideau

Conveniently located downtown overlooking the Boardwalk & beach. Walking distance to amusements, marinas & churches. Parking on site. Balconies

SAHARA MOTEL OCEANFRONT 19th St. Oceanfront 410.289.8101, 800.638.1600 www.saharamotel.com

Choose from direct Oceanfront, Oceanview, Poolside, West or Tower buildings – all are reasonably priced and just steps away from the Ocean City Boardwalk, amusements, restaurants and shopping. Rooms equipped with refrigerator & microwave and some have private balcony. Efficiency units available oceanview or poolside.

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ake the opportunity to relax while soaking up the ocean and sun at the Commander Hotel. We offer oceanfront suites, indoor pool, outdoor pool, oceanfront restaurant and lounge, hi-speed internet on-site, handicapped access, free parking and custom golf packages. All rooms have private balconies and include fullsize refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. We are within walking distance to major entertainment and dining. Rediscover the hotel where excitement and relaxation have been a standard for generations.

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Luxury oceanfront boardwalk hotel and suites. Jacuzzi tubs in suites. Wireless internet, premier channels and DVD players in every room. Located in the heart of downtown Ocean City. Close to amusement parks, restaurants, outlet shops, golf courses, boating, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, nightlife & more!

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DOWNTOWN OCEAN CITY (Inlet to 28th Street) ADMIRAL MOTEL-HOTEL, THE 9th St. & Baltimore Ave. 410.289.4805, 800.292.6280 www.ocadmiral.com BURGUNDY INN, THE 1210 Philadelphia Ave. 410.289.8581, 800.428.1108 www.burgundyinn.com

Rooms, efficiencies, large and small apartments. A/C, color TV and private bath. Open April to September.

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The Boardwalk experience without the Boardwalk price! Just 1-1/2 blocks from the beach! Short walk to entertainment, attractions, restaurants, shopping, and more. Efficiencies, poolfront, & family rooms, and 1-, 2-. 3-Bedroom Suites available. Bike & boogie board rentals on site. Senior Week grads welcome. Open year round.

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BUCKINGHAM HOTEL 1405 Baltimore Ave. 14th St. & Baltimore Ave. 410.289.6246, 800.787.6246 www.ocrooms.com CABANA MOTEL 1900 Philadelphia Ave. 410.289.9131 www.cabanamoteloc.com

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CRYSTAL SANDS MOTEL 1705 N. Baltimore Avenue 410.289.6458, 800.846.9499 www.crystaloc.com DUNES MANOR HOTEL Oceanfront & 28th Street 410.289.1100, 800.523.2888 www.dunesmanor.com

Oceanfront! ALL guest rooms are oceanfront with private balcony! Complimentary afternoon tea served daily. Only 1 block to Boardwalk!

DUNES MOTEL Oceanfront & 27th Street 410.289.4414, 800.523.2888 www.ocdunes.com

Located at the North end of the Boardwalk! East building offers ALL Oceanfront Efficiencies with a full kitchen & balcony! West building offers poolside Standard Accommodations with refrigerator & microwave. Open mid-February through mid-October.

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HOTEL MONTE CARLO 216 N. Baltimore Avenue 410.289.7101, 877.375.6537 www.TheHotelMonteCarlo.com

Efficiencies, most with private balconies, include microwave and refrigerator. New luxury suites to accommodate families include 2 queen beds and sofa bed with kitchenette. Jacuzzi rooms available. Sundeck with panoramic views and so much more!

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KING CHARLES HOTEL 12th St. & Baltimore Ave. 410.289.6141, 800.498.0356 www.kingcharleshotel.com

Comfortable/Quiet/Family Oriented/Clean & Modest. All rooms equipped with microwave, refrigerator, phone, cable TV, AC, maid service & private bath. Free parking & coffee. 2 private balcony rooms.

KING ARMS MOTEL 2403 Baltimore Ave. 410.289.6257 www.kingsarmsmotel.com MADISON BEACH MOTEL 27 9 N. Baltimore Ave. 800.245.3211 www.ocrooms.com

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Oceanblock efficiencies with 2 double beds, sofa bed, sundeck. Private balconies. Coffee shop (seasonal.)

Conveniently located on First Street and Baltimore Avenue near the boardwalk, shopping, dining and entertainment. All guest rooms have www.sleepinn.com/hotel-ocean_city-md199 balconies and offer features like refrigerators, coffee makers, curved shower rods, hair dryers, pillow-top mattresses, irons, ironing boards, voice mail and cable television. Select rooms also have microwaves and sofa sleepers. Ask about our rooms that have ocean views.

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SPINNAKER MOTEL 18th St. & Oceanblock 410.289.5444, 800.638.3244 www.ocmotels.com SURF SIDE EIGHT 206 8th St. 410.289.7090, 800.546.7873 www.surfside8.com

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SEABONAY OCEANFRONT 28th St. Oceanfront 410.289.9194, 800.638.2106 www.ocmdhotels.com

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SLEEP INN SUITES 11 N. Baltimore Avenue 443.664.4020, 877.770.4020

TALBOT INN 311 Talbot Street 410.289.9125, 800.659.7703 www.talbotstreetpier.com

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Downtown on the bay. Two blocks from beach and boardwalk. Activities for the entire family at our dock. Rooms have a great view. Flagship M.R. Ducks Retail Shop.

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BAREFOOT MAILMAN MOTEL 35th St. & Oceanside 410.289.5343, 800.395.3668 www.barefootmailman.com

400’ to beach. Close to Convention Center. Elevator, in-room phone & cable with HBO. Large rooms & efficiency units. King & double bed in each. Pets Welcome.

BEACHMARK MOTEL 73rd St. & Coastal Hwy. 410.524.7300, 888.631.9900 www.beachmarkmotel.com

Spacious efficiencies with 2 double beds & pullout sofa. A/C, cable TV, telephone, daily maid service. Balconies.

BEST WESTERN OCEAN CITY HOTEL & SUITES 55th St. & Coastal Hwy 443.664.4001, 866.664.4004 www.bestwesternocsuites.com

Large fully equipped rooms; 2 room suites available. Complimentary continental breakfast. Only 1 block to beach and less than 1 mi to convention center. Centrally located to all the best attractions & amusements. Great rates!

BONITA BEACH HOTEL 8100 Coastal Hwy. 410.520.0400, 866.520.8282 www.bonitabeachhotel.com

Oceanside one-room suite with efficiency kitchen. Full-size refrigerator, microwave & coffee maker in all rooms. Private balcony, cable TV. Non-smoking. Sundeck, laundry.

CASTLE IN THE SAND HOTEL 37th St. & Oceanfront 410.289.6846, 800.552.7263 www.castleinthesand.com

Closest oceanfront hotel to Convention Center. Suites, efficiencies & condos. Free kids activities in season. Beach waitress service.

THE EDGE HOTEL AT FAGER’S ISLAND 200A 56th Street Bayside 410.524.5400, 888.371.5400 www.fagers.com

Elegant, all-suite water view boutique hotel featuring fireplaces, double Jacuzzis, Italian linens & terry robes, feather beds and designer furnishings. Spectacular sunset views over Isle of Wight Bay. Romantic. Intimate. Private. Casual & fine dining at Fager’s Island Restaurant. Nightclub with live entertainment on weekends. Outdoor decks. Daily sunset celebration. Catered events & weddings. Great seasonal rates & packages!

EXECUTIVE MOTEL 30th St. & Baltimore Ave. 410.289.3101, 800.638.1600 www.executivemotel.com

Near OC’s white sandy beach. Convenient to Boardwalk, amusements, Convention Center. Reasonable rates for a family vacation. Small refrigerator & microwave.

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EXCELLENT BOARDWALK LOCATION! OCEAN CITY, MD

9TH ST. & BOARDWALK For your comfort, the Paradise Plaza Inn offers both oceanview and oceanfront accommodations with a variety of room types, including a wide selection of suites. Many rooms are furnished with relaxing whirlpools. When it’s time to unwind, enjoy the sound of the ocean from your own private balcony.

Call and Inquire About Our Couple and Family Packages.

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LIGHTHOUSE CLUB HOTEL AT FAGER’S ISLAND 200 56th Street Bayside 410.524.5400, 888.371.5400 www.fagers.com

Elegant, all-suite water view boutique hotel featuring fireplaces, double Jacuzzis, Italian linens & terry robes, feather beds and designer furnishings. Spectacular sunset views over Isle of Wight Bay. Romantic. Intimate. Private. Casual & fine dining at Fager’s Island Restaurant. Nightclub with live entertainment on weekends. Outdoor decks. Daily sunset celebration. Catered events & weddings. Great seasonal rates & packages!

MARIDEL MOTEL 101 42nd St. & Coastal Hwy. 410.289.7665, 800.333.1734 www.maridelmotel.com

Next door to the Convention Center. Rooms include 2 double beds, microwave, refrigerator, telephone, daily maid service, on site parking and cable TV.

PRINCESS BAYSIDE HOTEL 4801 Coastal Hwy. 410.723.2900, 888.622.9743 www.princessbayside.com

Outstanding location. Newly remodeled rooms, some overlooking bay. Private beach, watersports center, steps to ocean. Next door to Seacrets, “Jamaica USA.”

QUALITY INN OCEANFRONT 54th St. Oceanfront 410.524.7200, 800.837.3586 www.qioceanfront.com

Directly on the ocean, this NEWLY RENOVATED tropical oasis features a 5 story atrium filled with exotic plants, birds and tropical fish pond. Efficiency rooms come with a fully stocked kitchenette as well as a private balcony. Children enjoy the outdoor playground.

QUALITY INN AND SUITES BEACHFRONT 3301 Atlantic Avenue 410.289.1234

Oceanfront property. Rooms offer kitchenettes with balconies. Six blocks to the boardwalk and convention center. Close to Jolly Roger Amusement Park and public transportation.

RODEWAY INN OCEANFRONT 29th St. & Oceanfront 410.289.7291, 800.531.9700 www.rodewayinnoceanfront.com

Beach & ocean at your door. Boardwalk 1 block. Convention Center 11 blocks. Amusement park, restaurant & lounges are within walking distance.

SEACRETS HOTEL 117 W. 49th St Bayside 410.524.4496 www.seacrets.com/hotel

Seacrets Hotel is the place for people to stay, right next to the party at Seacret’s! Stay here and your entrance is free! One & Two bedroom units available. Each unit has a Kitchen, living room & balcony.

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Located directly on the beach, this family friendly hotel offers kitchenettes in every room. Oceanfront rooms feature private balconies that overlook the Original Pool Bar. Featuring a swim up bar, countless hammocks and live music, this Pool Bar is an Ocean City landmark.

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HOLIDAY INN OCEANFRONT 67th Street Oceanfront 410.524.1600, 800.837.3588 www.holidayinnoceanfront.com

Located directly on the ocean, the new Hilton Suites has set the standard for luxury beachfront accommodations. The all suite property features residential sized kitchens as well as an oversized Jacuzzi tub in all rooms. With every room facing the ocean, the views from their private balconies are unsurpassed.

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HILTON SUITES OCEANFRONT 32nd Street Oceanfront 410.289.6444, 866.729.3200 www.oceancityhilton.com

The Flamingo Motel has been family owned and operated by the Brous family since 1963. We are now a second generation business with three ocean view buildings. We have many types of units to choose from so we can suit any family’s needs; rooms - efficiencies - kitchenettes - suites. Also, we have a great downtown location on 31st Street. We’re close to the Boardwalk, restaurants, amusement parks, shopping and entertainment.

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FLAMINGO MOTEL 31st St. & Baltimore Ave. 410.289.6464, 800.394.7465 www.theflamingomotel.com

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O C E A N C I T Y, M A R Y L A N D

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13801 Coastal Highway • Ocean City, MD 21842

410.250.1100 • 800.492.1873

A BLOCK FROM THE BEACH

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your best vacation value W E A R E C LO S E TO I T A L L The Fenwick Inn has been a landmark hotel in Ocean City, continuing to provide the best service, quality and value to thousands of beachgoers. When comfort, convenience and value are important, the Fenwick Inn is your ideal solution for vacations, short getaways or just an impromptu beach escape. Our location puts you within reach of the area’s most popular attractions, shopping and local sites. Whether strolling the Boardwalk, walking the beach, soaking up the sun or shopping for the best deals...

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201 Spacious Guest Rooms Microwaves and Refrigerators in All Rooms Large Game Room Conference and Banquet Facilities for up to 250 High Speed Internet Access Complimentary Lobby Coffee Service Popular Seasonal Packages One Block to the Atlantic Ocean’s Beach

EXCLUSIVE GOLF PACKAGES The Fenwick Inn is a golf package tradition in Ocean City. Our hotel offers a great lodging value and customizable packages to play the best courses in the area at reasonable rates. Packages include: Deluxe accommodations, guaranteed preferred advance tee times, golf cart and taxes, numerous meal options for breakfast and dinner at many area restaurants. Courses include: The Beach Club, Rum Pointe, Glen Riddle Man O’ War and War Admiral, River Run, Lighthouse Sound, Eagle’s Landing, OC Golf Club, Nutter’s Crossing, Bear Trap Dunes, Bayside, Bay Club, Ocean Pines Country Club, Deer Run, Baywood Greens and Heritage Shores.

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Fully-equipped efficiencies with 2 double beds, range, refrigerator, microwave & CATV with HBO & Disney. Private bath. Daily maid service. Off-street parking.

SUN ‘N FUN MOTEL 29th St. & Baltimore Ave. 410.289.6060, 800.638.3244 www.ocmotels.com

Economy priced. Two double beds. Refrigerator and microwave. One block to the beach and amusement parks. Balconies.

THUNDERBIRD BEACH MOTEL 32nd St. & Baltimore Ave. 410.289.8136, 800.638.3244 www.ocmotels.com TIDES MOTEL 71st St. & Oceanside 410.524.7100, 800.638.1600 www.tidesmotel.com

Two double beds, microwave and refrigerator. One block to the beach and amusement parks. Balconies. Oceanblock efficiencies with fully-equipped kitchens, full-size refrigerators. Steps to the beach. Reasonable rates for a family vacation.

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SEA BAY HOTEL 60th St. & The Bay 410.524.8100, 800.888.2229 www.seabayhotel.com

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CAROUSEL RESORT HOTEL & CONDOS 118th St. Oceanfront 410.524.1000, 800.641.0011 www.carouselhotel.com

Oceanfront resort with 237 rooms and suites and 97 2 & 3 bedroom oceanfront condos. Fantastic indoor ice skating rink, saunas, whirlpool and game room.

CAYMAN SUITES 125th St. & Oceanside 410.250.7600, 800.546.0042 www.caymansuites.com

Oceanside. Suites with living room (sleep sofa) and separate bedroom (king or 2 double beds.) All with efficiency kitchen. 2 TV’s, hair dryer, iron and ironing board; most with private balcony.

CLARION RESORT FONTAINEBLEAU HOTEL 101st St. Oceanfront 410.524.3535, 800.638.2100 www.clarionoc.com

Luxurious oceanview rooms with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, standing balcony. Nightclub with live entertainment, health spa. In season beach bar & grill with live entertainment, summer children’s program. Seasonal & holiday packages. Pets Welcome.

COMFORT INN GOLD COAST 112th St. & Coastal Hwy. 410.524.3000, 800.228.5150 www.comfortgoldcoast.com

Newly Renovated Beautiful bayside hotel with whirlpool suites. Conveniently located next to many restaurants, movie theater & the Gold Coast Mall.

ECONO LODGE OCEANBLOCK 145th St. & Oceanblock 410.250.1155, 800.638.3244 www.ocmotels.com FENWICK INN 138th St. & Coastal Hwy. 410.250.1100, 800.492.1873 www.fenwickinn.com

Efficiencies with two double beds/sofabed. Private balconies. Seasonal coffee shop.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 126th St. & The Bay 410.250.7800, 800.465.4329 www.holidayxp.com

Bayside with 122 rooms, 66 suites, “Express Start” Breakfast. All rooms include microwave, refrigerator, & coffeemaker. Adjacent to Northside Park.

PRINCESS ROYALE FAMILY RESORT & CONDOMINIUMS 9100 Coastal Hwy. 410.524.7777, 800.476.9253 www.princessroyale.com

Oceanfront 2 & 3-BR condos & suites. Fully-equipped kitchens. 4-story atrium, tennis, mini-golf & gift shops.

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An attractively decorated 84 room motel with kitchenettes. Free deluxe continental breakfast, self served in lobby daily. Convenient for shopping, restaurants, lounges, pier, amusements and of course, walking the “boards”. Oceanfront boardwalk, swimming pool and deck. Indoor heated swimming pool. Golf packages available. Beautiful, wide, sandy guarded beach. All rooms equipped with sleeping area, sitting area, baths and kitchenettes. All rooms are located on the oceanfront, oceanview or oceanblock. Elevator service. 25” Cable TV in all units with HBO & Disney. Telephone service in all units. Free parking. All rooms heated and air conditioned. All rooms have private balconies. Children under 12 stay free.

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SEA HAWK MOTEL, THE 12410 Coastal Hwy. 410.250.3191, 800.942.9042 www.seahawkmotel.com SERENE HOTEL 120th St. & Oceanblock 12004 Coastal Hwy. 410.250.4000, 800.542.4444 www.serenehotel.com

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An 1895 landmark hotel located in the historic district in the Village of Berlin. DeLuxe Victorian Period Rooms, Suites & Gardner’s Honeymoon Cottage. Drummer’s Café for Lunch & Dinner daily – casual & fine dining. Outdoor Dining in Season. Open Year Round. Seasonal Entertainment. Atlantic Ballroom for Social/Corporate Events & Weddings. The Bedtime Inn is conveniently close to the Ocean BEDTIME INN City Park and Ride, one block from the outlet 12534 Ocean Gateway shopping and dining, and just one mile from the 410.213.0376 beaches. We have a game room with pool tables, www.bedtimeinn.com basketball and volleyball courts and free parking. All-suite hotel, pay per view movies, HBO, ESPN, COMFORT SUITES data ports, free local calls, across from OC Factory 12718 Ocean Gateway Outlets. 1 mile from beach & Boardwalk. Jacuzzi 410.213.7171, 800.424.6423 rooms. www.comfortsuitesoceancity.com FRANCIS SCOTT KEY FAMILY RESORT Ranked #10 by TripAdvisor for family resorts in the USA. Affordable discount packages, 12806 Ocean Gateway promotions, putt-putt golf and indoor theme 410.213.0088, 800.213.0088 pool. www.fskfamily.com ATLANTIC HOTEL & DRUMMER’S CAFE 2 N. Main Street - Berlin 410.641.3589 www.atlantichotel.com

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DUNES MANOR HOTEL All Oceanfront Rooms...All Specially Priced! � ALL Guestrooms are Oceanfront with a Private Balcony!

� Complimentary Wireless Internet

� Refrigerator, Microwave & Coffeemaker in all Guestrooms

� Meeting & Banquet Facilities

� Complimentary Morning Coffee � Oceanfront Restaurant & Lounge � Complimentary Afternoon Tea � Heated Pool, Jacuzzi & Sundeck � Outdoor Dining & Beach Bar, in-season � Exercise Room � One Block from Boardwalk!

800-523-2888

28TH STREET & OCEANFRONT / OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND 21842

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Meet me at Macky’s...

“Where Life is Good!”

Fresh Fish Daily, Crab Cakes, Certified Angus Beef, Baby Back Ribs, Pasta, Plus All Your Eastern Shore Favorites

Enjoy Dining Right on the Bay!

Serving Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Fare • Full Carry-Out Menu • Children’s Menu Available

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Francis Scott Key Family Resort 12806 Ocean Gateway (Rt 50) 800.213.0088

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Cayman Suites Hotel 125th St. & Coastal Hwy 800.546.0042

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PLACES TO STAY

Large Oceanfront and Poolside Units. Rideau Motor Inn on the Boardwalk

• Sparkling Swimming Pool • Color Cable TV • Refrigerator, Microwave & Phone in Every Room • Individually-Controlled Air Conditioning & Heat • Fireproofing & Soundproofing • Free Parking on Premises • Groups Welcome; Call for Rates

Boardwalk and North 1st Street (PO Box 220), Ocean City, MD 21842 800.RIDEAU9 410.289.7221 410.289.7222 www.ocean-city.com/rideau

Madison Beach Motel · 1/2 Block from Beach & Boardwalk · Parking · Outdoor Pool · Great 2nd Level Sundeck · Close to all the activities 9 N. Baltimore Ave. Ocean City, MD 21842

Ocean City has to offer!

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hotel Monte carlo - 3rd street all efficiency oceanside hotel

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hotel Monte carlo suites - 11th street each suite accoMModates up to 8 guests

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o t k c o l B f l a H lk a w d r a o B & h c a Be • Convenient to restaurants, shopping & amusements • Outdoor swimming pool • Free WiFi Internet access in lobby • Courteous daily maid service • Ice & vending machines • Friendly accommodating staff • Free on-site parking (one space per room) • Efficiencies accommodate 4 & 6 • Apartments accommodate 8 & 10 • No pets please

1-800-406-8060 All rooms have: • Two double beds • Microwave • Refrigerator • Telephone • Hair dryer • 26” flat screen LCD TV with free HBO • Individually controlled air-conditioning or heating

20th Street & Baltimore Avenue Ocean City, Maryland 21842 1-800-406-8060 toll-free 410-289-6745 www.empressmotel.com

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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cean City is home to some of the most anticipated events of the year. From the Worlds Largest Billfish Tournament, to the OC Air Show there is always something exciting going on around town.

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o matter what the season, Ocean City is full of events all year long. Enjoy scanning through the next few pages which includes our calendar of events and a list of our

most popular, ongoing events.

Event dates & times subject to change. change Please check www.ococean.com or call 800-626-2326 to confirm events before traveling long distances & making plans. Compiled by the Department of Tourism, Town of Ocean City, MD, and The Greater Ocean City, MD Chamber of Commerce

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EVENTS CALENDAR ALL YEAR LONG

November 18 - January 2

January 28-30

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Winterfest of Lights

Bingo - Wednesday nights

Townwide & Northside Park,

138th Street / Across from the Fenwick Inn

125th St. & Bay

Annual East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Expo Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Doors Open 5:30PM / Early Birds 6:30PM

Begin your

Show visitors can expect to find all types

Regular Games 7:00PM

new year

of gear, equipment & services related

Must be 18 to enter hall during bingo.

enjoying the

to inshore & offshore fisheries, as well

$1000.00 JACKPOT

sparkling

as all facets of the aquaculture industry.

410-250-2645

displays at

Admission. Fri., 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sat., 10

the holiday

a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

spectacular

Kelly Barnes | 410-604-0909

Winterfest of Lights. Travel the avenues of

info@marylandwatermen.com

Ocean City to Northside Park where you

www.marylandwatermen.com

january

can ride the Winterfest Express to see the many animated displays. Admission is $4 per person. 9 years & under are free. Sunday - Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

february

Friday & Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326) www.ococean.com

January 15-16 Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay “The Art of the Wild…The Excitement of

January 1

the Sea.” This quality fine art exhibition & sale features acclaimed painters,

Mayor & City Council Open House

sculptors, carvers, model ship builders &

City Hall, 3rd St. & Baltimore Ave.

fine crafts of this genre.

February 6

Mayor & City Council members greet

Sat., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Superbowl Sunday Scramble

visitors in the beautifully decorated

Donald A. Hastings | 410-524-9177

Eagle’s Landing Golf Course

City Hall. Themed exhibits & displays,

duckmandon@comcast.net

Tailgate party with 18-hole scramble

live entertainment, storytellers, light

www.donaldsduckshoppe.com

tournament. Scoring is done in traditional football manner awarding points for

refreshments. Outside exhibits include Ocean City Police, Fire & Emergency

January 15-16

touchdowns, field goals, extra points &

Services departments.

North American Craft Show

penalizing for safeties.

Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Eagle’s Landing, 410-213-7277

410-289-8931. 800-OC-OCEAN

Juried craft show includes exhibitors

www.eagleslandinggolf.com

January 1

displaying their talents to create unique items ideal for giving or to keep as a

February 12-13

AGH Penguin Swim

special décor. Includes a variety of media

OC Collector Car Auction

Princess Royale, 91st St. & Ocean

& price points. Admission includes entry to

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Celebrate New Year’s Day by “getting

the Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival. Music.

Premier indoor collector car auction

wet for a good cause.” A cool dip in

Food available.

featuring hot rods, classics, muscle cars

the Atlantic helps raise money for local

Sat., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

& more crossing the auction block.

hospital, Atlantic General.

Donald A. Hastings | 410-524-9177

Admission. Sat., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.;

Saturday. Registration, noon.

duckmandon@comcast.net

Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Swim, 1 p.m.

www.donaldsduckshoppe.com

Meredith Hennen, 410-798-6304

Toni Keiser | 410-641-9678

www.oceancitycarshows.com

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Admission. Sunday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Saturday. Festival, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.;

31st Annual Ocean City Hot Rod & Custom Car Show

877-322-2310

parade at 12 p.m.

Convention Center, 40th St.

www.acdaspirit.com

Buck Mann | 410-289-6156

march

www.DelmarvaIrish.org

March 12

Premier indoor

AGEHR, Area III, Handbell Ringers Spring Festival Concert

car show

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

showcasing some of the top featured

The American Guild of English Handbell

cars in the mid-Atlantic along with special

Ringers, Area III gather for their spring

attractions & live entertainment.

festival, which culminates in a concert

Admission. Sat., 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.;

filling the ballroom with 350 ringers &

Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

beautiful music. Participants from all over

Meredith Hennen | 410-798-6304

the Mid-Atlantic. Registration required to

www.oceancitycarshows.com

participate in event; concert free & open to

& Bay

the public. Saturday at 4:45 p.m.

February 18-20 Seaside Boat Show Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Debbie Henning | www.areaiii.org

February 25 - 27 & March 4-6, 11-13 & 18-20

March 12 St. Patty’s Day 5K

pontoon, inshore & offshore boats & wave

St. Patrick’s Indoor Soccer Tournaments

runners. Boat accessories, crafts, insurance

Northside Park, 125th St. & Bay

309 N. Atlantic Ave.

& finance representatives available. At

Great annual event that has grown

Ocean City, MD 21842

the “Boat Show that Works for Kids,” all

larger over the past 20 years! Estimated

Chris Klebe | 443-497-4324

proceeds go to area youth programs.

attendance over 150 teams over four

Charlie McClure | 443-370-9202

Admission. Fri., 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.;

weekends. Please check schedule for age

www.octrirunning.com

Sat., 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

groups. Registration, OC Recreation &

info@octrirunning.com

Charlie Dorman | 410-632-3676

Parks, Kim Kinsey or Lynda Brittingham,

www.ocboatshow.com

410-250-0125. | www.oceancitymd.gov/

March 18-20

Recreation_&_Parks/

See over 300 boats, including sail,

Shenanigans Bar & Grill

Reach the Beach Rec. & School Open Nationals

March 12

Home, Condo & Garden Show / Art & Craft Fair

OC Job Fair

Convention Center,

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

40th St. & Bay

One of the largest cheer competitions

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fresh ideas on

on the East Coast. The best of the best

OC Chamber of Commerce

decorating, remodeling,

recreational & school cheer teams compete

410-213-0552

accessorizing or building your home all

February 26

for a national title.

under one roof. See what’s new, compare

March 12

products & find bargains at your leisure!

877-322-2310

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Artists will complement the Home &

info@acdaspirit.com

60th St. south to 45th St.

Garden Show by showcasing their most

www.acdaspirit.com

Annual parade & festival celebrates the

creative unique craft & gift items, décor &

“wearin o’ the green.” 30th anniversary

accessories. Admission includes entry to

February 27

of Maryland’s second largest St. Patrick’s

Home, Condo & Garden Art & Craft Fair.

Reach the Beach Dance Nationals

Day Parade. An Ocean City tradition with

Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.;

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

entrants including marching bands, floats,

Sun., 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Mike Wicklein/

Dance teams from the East Coast compete

law enforcement groups & more. Followed

Starr George | 410-213-8090.

for a chance to be named national

by entertainment, food & beverages

oceanpromotions@beachin.net

champions.

available at festival.

www.oceanpromotions.info

Admission. Sat., 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.

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EVENTS CALENDAR Exhibitors displaying unique hand-crafted

March 20

April 2-3, 15-17

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Concert Community Church at Ocean

Adult Basketball Tournament Northside Park Recreation Complex

lawn & garden décor, toys, florals, fine

Pines, Rt. 589 Admission at adult & student

125th St. & Bay

art, caricatures & more. Door prizes.

levels. Sunday, 3 p.m.;

Perfect for those looking for a little friendly

Kids Fair: Continuous events, activities

pre-concert talk, 2 p.m. 888-846-8600

competition. Team entry allows you to join

& entertainment including Beanny the

www.midatlanticsymphony.org

with friends & test your skills against others

Easter Bunny, egg hunts, coloring tables,

for tournament champion. April 2-3 Ages

magic & puppet shows, clowns, face

35 + Up, April 15-17 Mens Open Ages 18+

painting, dancing, games, contests & more.

Up. Registration,

Admission includes Easter Kids Fair.

Ron Strickler | 410-250-0125

Fri & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;

april

items including wearable art, jewelry,

www.oceancitymd.gov/recreation_+_parks Mike Wicklein/Starr George. 410-213-8090

April 2-3 Reach the Beach All Star Internationals Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

ONGOING EVENTS April 1 - October 30 Julia A. Purnell Museum Exhibit 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill

“Eye of the Beholder” The changing standards of feminine beauty through the 19th & 20th centuries.

oceanpromotions@beachin.net www.oceanpromotions.info

April 23

American Cheer & Dance competitions.

Spring Celebration

One of the largest all star & college events

Main St., Berlin

in the country. Admission.

A celebration of the season held on

Sat., 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.;

Main Street in downtown Berlin. Have

Sun., 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.

breakfast with the Easter Bunny, enjoy local

info@acdaspirit.com

entertainment, crafters and food vendors

www.acdaspirit.com

and watch the Easter Bonnet Parade. Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

April 10 Ocean City Bridal Show Rox Weddings & Events Lighthouse Sound

Olive Mawyer | 410-641-4775 www.Berlinchamber.org

April 28- May 1

866-472-3012 | 410-289-7699

Region 19 Sweet Adelines Competition

www.oceancitybridalshow.com

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

12-4 p.m.

Twenty-seven choruses from the Mid-

April 14 Hooked Rug Exhibit

Atlantic region compete for medals & the opportunity to represent Region 19 at the

Dunes Manor Hotel,

international convention. Exciting chorus

Delmarva Hunting Traditions

28th St. & Baltimore Ave.

& quartet performances along with the

Exhibit: View our new exhibit that explores the role of hunting and outdoor life on local history and culture.

Traditional hooked rug exhibit featuring

“Show of Champions.”

an extensive variety of rugs, wall

Saturday at 8 p.m. Admission.

hangings, pictures & more in primitive or

Fran King | 717-529-3129

tapestry style. Exhibit held during the 17th

www.region19sai.org

annual MD Shores Rug Hooking School.

General Admission allows entry to all exhibits. Tues. - Sat., 10a.m.-4p.m.; Sun., 1-4p.m. Claire Otterbein | 410-632-0515 www.purnellmuseum.com

Thursday, 12 noon- 8 p.m.

April 29- MAY 1

Janice Russell | 410-289-4110

MD International Kite Exposition

Ocrug@aol.com

On the Beach, N. Division St.- 6th St.

www.marylandshores.blogspot.com

Expo features impressive ground & air demonstrations of color & imagination.

April 22-23 Easter Art & Craft Fair / Kids Fair Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Activities include sport kite demonstrations, giant kites, & lessons in kite making. Events & other competitions such as candy drops

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may

The OC Downtown Association kicks off the summer season with 6th annual event.

in the USA. Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Jay

Taste & help judge the resort’s finest crab

Knerr, 410-289-7855 | www.kiteloft.com

soups for a small fee. Enjoy music, clowns, facepainters, magicians. Local community

APRIL 29- MAY 1

group exhibits.

Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition & Art Festival

Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Downtown Association | 410-289-1413. www.downtownassociation.net.

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay Carvers & visitors from around the

MAY 5-8

world convene for the most prestigious

Springfest

competition of wildfowl art. Event

Inlet Parking

includes judging, benefit auction, classes

Area

& seminars, demonstrations, children’s activities & over 100 exhibitor booths of artisans & art supplies. Admission. Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with award ceremony at 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art 410-742-4988, ext. 120 www.wardmuseum.org

APRIL 30 Ocean City, MD Half Marathon / 5K Event Ocean City Inlet Parking Lot 2 South 2nd St. Ocean City, MD 21842 Chris Klebe | 443-497-4324 Charlie McClure | 443-370-9202 www.octrirunning.com info@octrirunning.com

APRIL 30

SALUTE TO THE SERVICES

Celebrate the arrival of spring & summer

May 21 - June 22

arts & crafts & food vendors galore. Over

Townwide-Ocean City Special discount program honoring those serving community & country by participating Ocean City tourism partners. Many hotels, motels, restaurants & attractions offer discounts during this time to active & retired military, police, EMS & fire personnel showing their credentials. Some restrictions apply. Information can be found on www.salutretotheservices. com. Ocean City HMRA, 800-626-2326, inquire@ocvisitor.com

along with gourmet vendors, commercial

Board Walkin’ for Pets

in Ocean City! This festival is four fun-filled days of continuous entertainment, clever 184 crafters in two huge big-top tents, vendors & food vendors offering everything from the exotic to traditional Eastern Shore fare. Entertainment is free with the exception of nighttime headline acts on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. Free parking is available at the West Ocean City Park & Ride. Park free & ride shuttle bus to Springfest for $1*. Ride the Boardwalk Tram to the Inlet for $3 each way. Express trolley shuttles will depart from the south lot of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center at 40th Street, ride all day for $2*. Admission to the festival is free; so bring the entire family to enjoy this wonderful spring event. Festival runs Thurs.-Sat., 10

Inlet at South End

MAY 1

a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Worcester County Humane Society annual

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Season Finale

Tickets for headline entertainment on sale

fun event - walk-a-thon on the boards! All proceeds benefit the Ocean City area’s

Community Church at Ocean Pines, Rt. 589

Box Office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.

no-kill pet shelter. Bring your pet for a fun

Sunday, 3 p.m.; Pre-concert talk at 2 p.m.

to 4 p.m. or by calling TicketMaster at

day on the boards to help the animals or

Pat Barrett | 888-846-8600.

800-551-SEAT, in Baltimore/Washington,

adopt a shelter dog for the day by making

www.midatlanticsymphony.org

call 410-481-SEAT. www.ticketmaster.com.

at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center

General information about the festival call

arrangements prior to the walk-a-thon. Registration fee. 9 a.m. to noon, rain or

MAY 14

800-626-2326. www.ococean.com.

shine! Prizes, refreshments & give aways. 410-213-0393 or 443-880-0059

White Marlin Festival & Crab Soup Cook Off

*Prices subject to change

http://www.boardwalkinforpets.com

Somerset Plaza at of Somerset St. (Just off the Boardwalk)

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classics, street machines, muscle cars &

Berlin Blues & Jazz Bash

more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests,

Main St., Berlin

special attractions, boardwalk parades,

Berlin Jazz & Blues Bash, The Berlin Jazz

manufacturers vendor midway & more.

and Blues Bash is a celebration of music

Admission.

and art. The event features two outdoor

Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.;

stages of live jazz & blues, plus select art

Sun., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

and food vendors to heighten the festival

Meredith Hennen | 410-798-6304

atmosphere.

www.cruisinoceancity.com

Olive Mawyer | 410-641-4775

infoevent@aol.com

www.Berlinchamber.org

May 21

May 13-14

Spring Car Cruise

Festivals of Music

Berlin, MD

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Classic cars cruise the streets of Berlin.

Music festival for middle, junior & high

With music in the streets and local shops in

school instrumental & choral organizations.

theme, thousands of visitors come to see

Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

classic cars from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s roar

Parade on Boardwalk, Sat., 9 a.m.

up and down the streets.

Kurt Hargleroad | 800-323-0974

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

www.festivalsofmusic.com

Olive Mawyer | 410-641-4775

May 18

May 28-29

PLAY IT SAFE MAY 31 - JUNE 17 High school graduates from the class of 2011 are invited to participate in free, fun activities including karaoke, beach volleyball, windsurfing, kayaking, rock climbing, midnight bowling, basketball, mini golf, laser tag, paintball & much more. All events are alcohol & drug free, encouraging responsible fun while celebrating. Lois Twilley 410-632-1100. www.playitsafeoceancity.com. www.ococean.com.

JUNE 5-9 Ocean City Restaurant Week

International Museum Day

Spring Arts & Crafts Show

OC Life Saving Station Museum,

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Sample the culinary

South end of Boardwalk

Ocean City’s only Memorial Day weekend

delights that

Enjoy free admission to the museum &

craft show featuring vendors displaying

Ocean City has to

explore Ocean City’s best-kept secret.

garden accessories, jewelry, candles, florals,

offer. Participating

Interesting displays on history, the lore of

wood crafts & homemade items. Home

restaurants offer

the sea & more.

grown plants for sale for your yard or patio.

fixed-priced

Wednesday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

menus with two &

Sandy Hurley | 410-289-4991

Janice Cropper | 410-213-0735

three course meals. No tickets or passes

Sandy@ocmuseum.org

Cropperjl@aol.com

required, but reservations are appreciated.

june

800-626-2326 Ext. 2

OC Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Assn.

www.ocmuseum.org Julia A. Purnell Museum 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill Free admission to celebrate museums

City-Wide

www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com

June 4-5

around the world. Wednesday, 10 a.m. -

Dick Gelfman’s Ride Across MD

4 p.m. | Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515.

Francis Scott Key Family Resort

www.purnellmuseum.com.

& OC Area Motorcycle ride (but cars & trucks welcome)

May 19-22

to benefit fight against breast cancer.

Cruisin’ Ocean City

Ride begins in Columbia & ends in OC.

Convention Center,

Participants raise money for breast cancer

40th St. & Bay

& enjoy touring Maryland. Registration.

Inlet Parking Lot

Nicole Gunther | 410-992-9999

Popular car show

www.rideacrossmaryland.org

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EVENTS CALENDAR June 4

trick trucks to slammed SUVs, from crazy

June 12

Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts Annual Parade

classics to super bikes the OC Car Show

Captain Schoepf Relay

has something for everyone. Combine that

7th St. on the Beach

Route to TBA.

with top name companies with interactive

Current members of the OC Beach Patrol

Annual parade showcasing over 50

displays, vendors with everything for

as well as alumni relay a classic steel buoy

member roosts from MD, DE & PA, as

your ride and Ocean City’s biggest name

the 10 miles of Ocean City’s beach. Relay

they show pride for the Baltimore Ravens.

performances live on the OC Car Show

is run from lifeguard stand to stand, then

Players, cheerleaders, mascots, bands,

Stage. The event is simply the best

enters the water to relay back to starting

floats & more appear in this two-hour

entertainment of the Summer! For updates

point at 7th St.

parade. Featured appearance by the Pep

on artists and special guest appearances

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Band of Baltimore’s Marching Ravens.

check the website. Tickets sold at the door.

Kristin Joson | 410-289-7556

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Brian Stoehr | 302-436-0183

kjoson@oceancitymd.gov

Sue Draper | sdraper65@verizon.net

www.occarshow.com

www.councilrr.com

occarshow02@aol.com

June 13

June 11

June 11-12

31st Annual Mid-Atlantic Classic Chevy Festival

OC Air Show

Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645 Scholarship Golf Tournament

OC Beach & Boardwalk

Start 8:00 a.m. | $95.00 per person includes

Francis Scott Key Family Resort

The Popular

breakfast at Eagles Landing & dinner at the

12806 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD

OC Air Show

Elks Lodge. Refreshments on the Course.

21842 | Boardwalk Cruise 8:30 a.m. Awards

returns!

410-250-2645

3:00 p.m. Free to Public Car show open to

Featuring

all Chevrolets. Chinese Auction, Auction,

major aircraft

June 14

Games, 50/50. Proceeds to a Charity.

performances

Flag Day Ceremony

Hosted by Mason - Dixon CCC.

from the U.S.

Flag Plaza at Northside Park,

Robert K. Bowie | 302-732-3241

Air Force and U.S. Navy as well as other

125th St. & the Bay

KNJBowie@aol.com

divisions of the United States Military.

The Town of Ocean City will observe Flag

Performances will also include civilian

Day with a special ceremony. The Mayor

June 11

aerobatic performances. Events will be

will lead a brief program recognizing

Village Fair

visible along the entire length of the

veterans and the flag. There will be a pause

Main St., Berlin

Boardwalk creating an inspiring experience

for the “Pledge of Allegiance.” OC Police

The old time Village Fair is fun for the

for visitors while they enjoy all that Ocean

Department Color Guard will present the

entire family, a huge variety of crafters,

City’s beach and boardwalk have to offer.

colors & the national anthem will be sung.

food vendors, and lots of entertainment.

Spectators may enjoy the show free

Tuesday, 7 p.m. | 410-250-0125

It also hosts the Berlin Idol Contest, an

of charge but VIP seating is available.

www.ococean.com

Antique Road Show and the traditional

Hospitality events scheduled, sponsors

favorite Bathtub Races.

welcome. Shows begin at noon Saturday &

JUNE 18

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, with rehearsal day on Friday.

OC 5 Mile Boardwalk Run

Olive Mawyer | 410-641-4775

General information | 800-626-2326

Ocean City Boardwalk Arch

www.Berlinchamber.org

www.ocairshow.com

Ocean City, MD 21842

June 11-12

Express Trolley Service for the Air Show

Charlie McClure | 443-370-9202

10 Anniversary OC Car & Truck Show

leaves the Convention Center south lot &

www.octrirunning.com

travels directly from 40th Street to Show

info@octrirunning.com

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Center at 16th Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

One of the east coast’s largest automotive

each show day. Fare is $2 & is transferable

JUNE 18

and culture events comes to Ocean City

to the regular Coastal Highway bus service

OC Fitness Challenge Weekend

with the most amazing vehicles that grace

as well as Park & Ride Shuttle Service.

Eagles Landing Golf Course, Shot Gun

Chris Klebe | 443-497-4324 th

To register for this event or for more

the pages of your favorite automotive

information: www.octrirunning or

magazines. From tuners to exotics, from

www.livelongfitness.com | 410-213-1078

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EVENTS CALENDAR JUNE 18 Viewtrail Metric Century Bike Ride Stephen Decatur Park US 113 and Bay St.

july

Great spectator event as the 2011 rookie class demonstrates its skills & participates in training exercises. Thursday, 7:30 a.m.

Berlin, MD 21811

Kristin Joson | 410-289-7556

Chris Klebe | 443-497-4324

kjoson@oceancitymd.gov

Charlie McClure | 443-370-9202

July 9

www.octrirunning.com

Captain Craig Swim

info@octrirunning.com

14th St. on the Beach Open to the public, competitors swim

June 18-19

a measured mile with the prevailing

Art’s Alive Northside Park, 125th St., Bayside

current to a finish line located at 13th St.

Ocean City’s 10th annual fine art festival

Awards presented. Commemorative t-shirt

features more than 100 artists selling their

included with registration. Ginny Craig half-

treasures & competing for awards. Visit with the artists as they exhibit their work around the picturesque lagoon at beautiful Northside Park. Discover that art is alive for the entire family in Ocean City! Listen to lively music while you enjoy lunch at the Artists’ Café. Children can enjoy free creative art activities. Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326) www.ococean.com

June 18-24 MD State Firemen’s Assoc. Conference & Parade

ONGOING EVENTS MOVIES ON THE BEACH June 28 | July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 & 30 | August 2, 6, 9 &13 Location 27th St. & The Beach

Enjoy games & a movie on the beach with our 16-foot projector. Each week a general audience movie is presented free of charge. Bring a blanket & enjoy the night beside the ocean. Games & activities begin at 7:30 p.m. Movie starts around 8:30 p.m.

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

mile swim also available. Registration fee; begins at 5 p.m. | 410-289-7556 kjoson@oceancitymd.gov

July 15-17 OC Tuna Tournament OC Fishing Center, off Rt. 50 & Inlet Isle Lane Come see over 100 boats weigh in large tuna in hopes of winning over $500,000 in cash. Weigh-ins Fri.& Sat., 4-7:30 p.m.; Sun., 4-7 p.m. 800-322-3065 | www.ocfishing.com

July 18-22 Starpower National Talent Competition

Parade, Downtown OC

July 4

Annual convention for the Maryland Fire Rescue Service. Training programs,

Fireworks & Concerts

business meetings & exhibits. The public is

N. Division St. & the

Starpower is one of the largest talent

invited to come in & “meet the firemen” &

Beach; & 125th St.

competitions in the world for dancers

see exhibits. Mon. & Tues., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.;

Northside Park.

who qualified at regionals held across the

Wed., 9 a.m.- noon. Wednesday afternoon

Free concert begins

United States. Ocean City is the world

Annual Parade, Inlet to 9th St. & Baltimore

at 8 p.m., followed by fabulous fireworks at

championship where dancers will win

Ave. Equipment, bands, & floats. (approx. 3

9:30 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket & enjoy

scholarships, trophies & prize money.

hours) on Wednesday. www.msfa.org

the evening beside the ocean on the beach

8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

or enjoy the uptown event at Ocean City’s

301-870-9550

Northside Park recreation area.

www.starpowertalent.com

JUNE 19

Assateague Assault Sprint Triathlon 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326) Assateague State Park at 7:15 am

www.ococean.com

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

July 25-27

Berlin, MD 21811

July 7

Jesus at the Beach Music & Ministry Festival

Chris Klebe | 443-497-4324 Charlie McClure | 443-370-9202

OC Beach Patrol Rookie Graduation

St. Beach

www.octrirunning.com

Downtown Beach between pier

Christian praise & worship music,

info@octrirunning.com

& Inlet Beach

dance, prayer & Holy Spirit ministry.

7307 Stephen Decatur Hwy.

Convention Center 40th St. & N. Division

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EVENTS CALENDAR Baptism in the ocean on Wednesday after the morning meeting. Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.,

august

SUNDAES IN THE PARK

at Convention Center; 7-10 p.m. on the beach. Dick or Gary | 410-289-1296 www.jesusatthebeach.org

July 7, 14, 21,28 Sunset Park Party Night S. Division St. & the Bay Bring a chair! Ocean City’s bayside park hosts a night of entertainment. Come & enjoy an evening beside the bay. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. 800-626-2326 www.ococean.com

July 30 Greek Festival Convention Center, 40th Street and the Bay Why suffer with long airport lines & huge airfare bills? Enjoy the sights, sounds & flavors of a trip to Greece right here in the beautiful Ocean City Convention Center where everyone is welcomed to be Greek for the week! Traditional Greek Fare available. Enjoy shopping at any of the vendors featuring original & reproduction art, jewelry, clothing and more. Live entertainment. Admission. Fri. & Sat., 12 noon - 11 p.m.; Sun., noon - 9 p.m. St. Georges Greek Orthodox Church 410-524-0990 or visit www.stgeorgesbythesea.org

July 30 OC Beach Patrol Crew Competition 8th St. (Surf Avenue & the Beach) Watch the OCBP lifeguards compete against each other in events & demonstrate their athletic skills. Saturday, 6 p.m. Kristin Joson | 410-289-7556 kjoson@oceancitymd.gov

August 5-7 Annual Sidewalk Sale Berlin If you are looking for good bargains, you do not want to miss Berlin’s Annual Sidewalk Sale. For three days, businesses in downtown Berlin move their merchandise to the sidewalks and offer tremendous discounts. Fri & Sat 10-5 p.m. & Sun 11-5 p.m. Debbie Frene | 410-641-2998

August 6 Kids Crab Round-up Lagoon Dock, Northside Park, 125th St. & Bay Fun morning of crabbing & learning about the Maryland Blue Crab. Open to all children 12 years of age & younger accompanied by an adult. Free event. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Bob Gilmore, Ocean City Parrotheads opbobgil@aol.com

August 6 Blessing of the Combines Downtown, Snow Hill Celebration of local farming & rural life with petting barnyard, parade of combines & tractors, food vendor & a tractor pull. Saturday, 11-4 p.m. Kathy Fisher 410-632-3838 kfisher44@verizon.net

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ONGOING EVENTS July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 Northside Park, 125th St. & Bay Bring your chair or blanket, even your picnic for the entire family & enjoy free local & regional musical groups. Create your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Free family concert series offered every Sunday evening in July & August from 6-8pm. Children’s entertainment also presented each week. 410-250-0125

CONCERTS ON THE BEACH

July 6, 13, 20 & 27 August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 N. Division St. Beach Free live entertainment. Relax beside the cool atlantic on warm summer nights. Tribute bands & local favorites entertain from 8 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair & enjoy the evening. 410-250-0125

HERITAGE ART FOR KIDS

July 7 & August 11 Julia A. Purnell Museum 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill Kids can drop in on these afternoons to learn more about an aspect of museum’s collection through handson projects. Admission. 1-3 p.m. Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515. www.purnellmuseum.com. Additional program on July 21.

FAMILY BEACH OLYMPICS

July 5, 12, 19, 26 | August 5 & 12 27th St. Beach. Each Tuesday evening features a variety of contests for all ages. Events may include sand castle contests, tug-of-war, relays & more. All activities are free & are offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. www.ococean. com. 410-250-0125

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EVENTS CALENDAR August 8-12

demonstrations and sales. Kids’ activities,

White Marlin Open

pie-eating and baking contests, live

Harbour Island, 14th St.

entertainment. Held on the grounds of the

& Bay

Taylor House Museum. 12 - 6 p.m.

World’s largest billfish

Susan Taylor | 410-641-1019

tournament. Thousands watch fish weigh-ins

August 4, 11, 18, 25

money. Registration fees for participating

S. Division St. & the Bay

boats. Spectators see weigh-ins free of

Bring a chair! Come & enjoy an evening

charge. Jim Motsko | 410-289-9229

of music beside the beautiful bay.

www.whitemarlinopen.com

Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.

ONGOING EVENTS September 1 -October 30 Delmarva Needle Art Show & Competition Julia A. Purnell Museum 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill

Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. $3 million in prize Sunset Park Party Night

800-626-2326 | www.ococean.com

August 13-14 Dub Magazine Car Show & Concert

AUGUST 21 - SEPTEMBER 1

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

At the end of

The World’s Largest Custom Car Show Tour

the summer,

invades Ocean City once again with the

hotels and

hottest rides on the planet, the biggest

motels located

celebrities and performances and the

throughout

best place to see the latest and greatest

Ocean City will feature great deals.

products from automotive and lifestyle

Featuring free night stays when staying 3

hitting the market. The DUB Show is proud

nights or longer and great beach bargains

to announce Ocean City as a stop on

offering discounts up to 25% off. Along

the 2011 tour. The event showcases cars,

with great deals on accommodations, there

trucks, bikes, trikes and everything you can

are lots of amazing free events! Be sure to

imagine all under one roof! This is the last

check out www.oceancityhotelweek.com

big bang of the summer in Ocean City. You

for the list of participating properties.

don’t want to miss this! www.occarshow.com Brian Stoehr | 302-436-0183 www.occarshow.com

View our popular exhibit of needle art by local artists. Includes quilts, embroidery, needlework, knitting, crochet and more. Entries are due August 24.

Hotel Week

september

Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Claire Otterbein 410-632-0515 www.purnellmuseum.com original oil & watercolors, woodworking & furniture, stained glass, glass art, oils, scents, candles & pottery & ceramics. Unique items for gifts & household. Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ahastings@ocshows.info

September 15-18 Delmarva Bike Week Ocean City Area Tens of thousands of

August 12-14

motorcycle

Worcester County Fair

enthusiasts enjoy activities & rides

Byrd Park, Snow Hill

throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. A

Old-fashioned fun with livestock &

variety of small & large motorcycle related

horse shows, children’s activities, live

displays & exhibits from large corporations

entertainment, food & craft vendors,

to small builders. Free entertainment,

vintage motorcycle day, car show, dog

charity rides. Three locations include

shows & indoor exhibits.

Seacrets, Harley-Davidson, Seaford &

Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.;

Winter Place Park in Salisbury.

Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.;

Earl Ludy | 410-957-4076. www.worcestercountyfair.com

September 2-4

August 14

Labor Day Weekend Art & Craft Festival

Berlin Peach Festival

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Annual peach celebration includes displays,

A tasteful mix of mediums including

Sun., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. www.delmarvabikeweek.com

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EVENTS CALENDAR & crafts, live music, food available & more.

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

September 22-25

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Sunfest Kite Festival

14k, sterling jewelry, beads, precious &

On the Beach, 1st St. – 6th St.

Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m. -7 p.m.

semi-precious stones, crystals, classic &

Bring the family & let your spirits soar!

Christina Nokes | 410-280-3306

contemporary designs & more. Admission.

Enjoy three days filled with spectacular

www.winefest.com

Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;

kite flying. Thousands of spectators travel

jj.wine@verizon.net

Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

to see master kite flyers from around the

Barbara Haney | 804-746-7663

world showcase their aerial displays of art.

Tote1523@treasuresoftheearth.net

Thurs.-Sun., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

September 22-23

Admission.

October 1

Jay Knerr | 410-289-7855

Harbor Day at the Docks -

www.kiteloft.com

A Waterfront Heritage Festival in the West

Annual Sand Castle Home Tour

OC Commercial

Ocean City Area

September 23-25

Art League of Ocean City’s popular event

Fiddler’s Convention

features a self-guided driving tour of 10

Main St., Berlin

for a maritime heritage festival on the

unique Ocean City area homes. Ticketed

Three days of free, live, Bluegrass music

docks in the commercial fishing harbor.

admission.

on Main Street in Downtown Berlin.

Seafood cooking demonstrations, fish

Thursday & Friday, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Music lovers of all ages travel from across

cleaning techniques, local food available,

Nancy Howard | 410-524-9433

the region to hear competitors vie for

live entertainment & much more. Free

www.artleagueofoceancity.org

thousands in cash prizes. The event kicks

admission; great event for the entire family.

off with a concert on Friday night, followed

Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

by an Acoustic Music Competition all day

www.ocharborday.com

September 22-25

Harbor Area. Join us

Sunfest

Saturday and closing with a free Bluegrass

Inlet Lot

Gospel Jam on Sunday morning.

Ocean City’s

Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.;

Ocean City Coin & Currency Show

most popular

Sun., 11a.m.- 2 p.m.

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

festival! Popular

Olive Mawyer | 410-641-4775

Thirty or more coin & currency dealers

entertainers

www.Berlinchamber.org

buying & selling, plus free appraisals & free

highlight four days of fall fun with arts & crafts, big-top tents, food vendors & more. All entertainment is free with the exception of evening headline acts. Nothing delights

october

the eye more than our artisans’ unique

October 1-2

admission. Sat., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Carl Ostiguy | 443-623-7025 www.coinshows.com

October 1-2

designs of fine art & distinctive crafts. Try the bold taste of the Eastern Shore with

Chesapeake Celtic Festival

fabulous food. Children’s activities are

Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum

available on Saturday & Sunday. Festival

Snow Hill

hours,

Celebrating the history & culture of all

Thurs-Sat.; 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.;

Celtic nations- Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle

Sun., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

of Man, Cornwall, Brittany (France), Galicia

800-626-2326

& Astanas (Spain). Music, dancing, art,

www.ococean.com

storytelling, athletics, marital arts, crafts,

Free parking is available at the West Ocean

lifestyle re-creation, dogs, sheep herding & more. Admission.

City Park & Ride. Park free & ride shuttle

SEPTEMBER 30 - October 1

bus to Sunfest for $1*. Ride the Boardwalk

Winefest on the Beach

Tram to the Inlet for $3* each way. Express

Inlet Parking Lot

410-632-2032 | www.celticfest.net

trolley shuttles will depart from the south

Wineries from across

furnacetown1832@aol.com

lot of the Roland E. Powell Convention

the Mid-Atlantic

Center at 40th Street; ride all day for $2*.

region as well as

*Prices subject to change.

micro-brew beer. Arts

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EVENTS CALENDAR October 2-16

October 7-8

Ocean City Restaurant Week

Oktoberfest / Art & Craft Fair

City-Wide

Convention

Riding Academy of Howard County. Fri.,

Sample the culinary

Center, 40th St.

registration at Holiday Inn at 67th St.

delights that

& Bay

from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., car shows and

Ocean City has to

(Oktoberfest) Eat,

boardwalk parade at the Inlet from 8:30

offer. Participating

drink & be merry with schnitzels, wursts &

am to 5:30 p.m. Parade begins at 4 p.m.

restaurants offer fixed-priced menus with

barrels of bier. Three full days & two nights

Registration fee to enter cars, no charge for

two & three course meals. No tickets

of continuous entertainment including the

spectators. 410-590-5630

or passes required, but reservations are

Pennsylvania Villagers, Jolly Polkateers II,

www.freestatecorvette.com

appreciated. OC Hotel-Motel-Restaurant

Happy Wanderers, Alpen Rose Dancers,

Assn., 800-626-2326 Ext. 2.

Side by Side Productions & more.

www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com

Admission includes craft show.

October 6-8

Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.

Bifida Association of MD, the USO at BWI-Marshall airport and Therapeutic

October 22 Brews on the Beach Craft Beer Festival Hooper’s Crab House, West OC

32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament

(Art & Crafit Fair) TWO FULL Days and

Sample over 90 beers, Live entertainment,

Nights of continuous entertainment

Noon – 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Ocean City Surf Anglers

(Pennsylvania Villagers, The Happy

www.hooperscrabhouse.com

Approx. 100 6-person teams participate

Wanderers, Mike’s Bavarian Bandstand,

each year. Prizes and trophies are awarded.

The Alpen Rose Dancers & Side by Side

Takes place on the beach from about 20th

Productions) Over 100 exhibitors displaying

Coastal Style Expo

street to 120th street.

holiday items, gifts, wearable art, jewelry,

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Scott Wallace | 410-213-0646 for an

sports memorabilia, fine art, candles &

The one weekend each year where Coastal

invitation packet.

home décor complement the traditional

Style Magazine comes to life! Featuring

style Oktoberfest show. Admission includes

exhibitors in the fields of interior design,

Oktoberfest. Fri., 11a.m.– 6 p.m.;

flooring, jewelry, high-end kitchen & bath,

Endless Summer Cruisin’

Sat., 10 a.m. –6 p.m.;

travel, custom swimming pools, financial

Inlet Parking Lot

Mike Wicklein/Starr George

advisement & more. Also a “Viking Chef

Hot rod car show features more than 1,500

410-213-8090.

Competition.”

customs, muscle cars, street machines,

oceanpromotions@beachin.net

Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

classics & more. Live entertainment,

www.oceanpromotions.info

Jon Westman | 410-213-9491

October 6-9

MID-October

www.coastalstyleexpo.com

manufacturers’ midway, boardwalk parades & special attractions. Admission.

October 8

Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m. -5 p.m.;

Fall Car Cruise

Sun., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Berlin | Registration at 8am Event 10-2pm

Julia A. Purnell’s Birthday Party

Meredith Hennen | 410-798-6304

Classic cars cruise the streets of Berlin.

Julia A. Purnell Museum,

www.endlesssummercruisin.com

With music in the streets and local shops in

208 W. Market St., Snow Hill

theme, thousands of visitors come to see

Our gift to you: Free admission & birthday

classic cars from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s roar

cake. Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Family Campfire on the Beach

up and down the streets.

Claire Otterbein | 410-632-0515

130th St. on the Beach

Olive Mawyer | 410-641-4775

www.purnellmuseum.com

with a good old-fashioned campfire.

October 14-15

October 29-30

Entertainment storytelling, music &

Corvette Weekend

refreshments. S’mores & hot chocolate

Inlet, Boardwalk & Townwide

Boardwalk costume parade,

offered. Bring your beach blankets, warm

Hosted by the Free State Corvette

family events & more.

clothes & the whole family for a night out

Club, this is a great event for Corvette

Contact the Ocean City Chamber of

on the beach. Friday, 6-8 p.m.

enthusiasts and owners. Car shows, road

Commerce for more information.

Linda Brittingham | 410-250-0125

rallies, a boardwalk parade and other

www.oceancity.org

www.ocsportscamps.com

related activities raise money for Spina

October 7

Bring your family for a night of fun

October 27

Halloween Family Fun

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artists & outstanding crafts persons

Swing for Youth Golf Open

exhibiting their creative talents. Admission.

Eagle’s Landing Golf Course

15th Annual Christmas Craft Expo

Four-player Florida scramble with best

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

two balls out of four. Each participant will

Find a unique holiday gift for a special

receive cart & greens fees, gift certificate

person, or something for your own home.

to golf shop, sleeve of Titleist Pro VI balls,

Admission includes Fine Art Show.

raffle tickets & mulligans. Benefits OC

Both Events: Sat., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.;

Recreation Boosters. For registration &

Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

information, Eagles Landing:

Donald A. Hastings | 410-524-9177

Bob Croll | 410-213-7277

duckmandon@comcast.net

www.eagleslandinggolf.com

www.donaldsduckshop.com

October 29

November 19

Seaside 10 Miler / 5K

Turkey Trot

Ocean City inlet parking lot

Eagle’s Landing Golf Course

2 South 2nd St. Ocean City, MD 21842

One of the last chances for a great golf

Chris Klebe | 443-497-4324

tournament before cold weather. Four-

Charlie McClure | 443-370-9202

player scramble for adults, includes a

www.octrirunning.com

turkey feast after play. Grab your friends

info@octrirunning.com

& join us at Ocean City’s award-winning course. Saturday. For information, Eagles

October 30

Landing, 410-213-7277

Halloween Spook-out Party

www.eagleslandinggolf.com

Northside Park Complex, 125th St. & Bay Participants of all ages can have a howling

November 25-27

ONGOING EVENTS November 17-Jan. 1, 2011

Winterfest of Lights : Townwide & Northside Park, 125th St. Enjoy this award-winning holiday paradise created for the whole family! More than one million holiday lights sparkle throughout your favorite beach resort. Tour the avenues of Ocean City to see seasonal décor then it’s on to Northside Park to see hundreds of animated lighted displays. Relax in the heated tent, enjoy entertainment on selected nights & sip hot chocolate at the Winterfest Village. Browse Yukon Cornelius’ gift shop for a special gift & have a photo taken with Santa. Board the Winterfest Express to tour the lights, including the themed exhibits of your favorite fairy tales. Admission is $4 for those 10 years & older, & FREE for those 9 years & younger. Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri.Sat., 5:30-10:30 p.m. 800-626-2326; 410-250-0125 www.ococean.com

good time with events that include carnival

Holiday Shopper’s Fair

games, arts & crafts, hayrides, snacks &

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

December 3

much more. Costume contests scheduled

Holiday shopping extravaganza with

A Nutcracker Christmas Celebration

throughout the event. Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

unique handmade merchandise along

Julia A. Purnell Museum

Chris Clarke | 410-250-0125

with toys, nautical items, florals & more.

208 W. Market St., Snow Hill

www.ocsportscamps.com

Children’s activities are offered, an

An event inspired by the beloved Christmas

november

appearance by Santa & a non-shoppers

ballet. See a display of nutcrackers & enjoy

lounge. Admission. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5

refreshments inspired by the Nutcracker.

p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Children can work on a nutcracker craft to

Janice Cropper, 410-723-8605

take home. Admission.

800-626-2326. www.ococean.com

Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

december

Claire Otterbein | 410-632-0515 www.purnellmuseum.com

December 3 Christmas Parade Tentative Route: 100th St. north to 115th St., North Ocean City Wonderful holiday parade with school bands, floats, horses & llamas, marching

November 5-6

units & Santa Claus. Many activities in Gold

Fallfest of Fine Arts

Coast Mall following the parade.

Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay

Saturday, 11 a.m. Elaine V. Jarvis

Two shows under one roof offers fine

410-524-9000 Honijarvis@cs.com.

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ONGOING EVENTS DECEMBER 125

Victorian Christmas Berlin Through the month of December, downtown Berlin transforms into a beautiful Victorian town with special events held every weekend. A Christmas parade kicks off the season. Visit Santa and take a free horse and carriage ride through the town. Olive Mawyer | 410-641-4775 www.Berlinchamber.org.

DECEMBER 4 Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645 Coats for Kids Golf Tournament Eagles Landing Golf Course, Shot Gun Start 10:00 am | $30.00 per person, includes lunch at Eagles Landing. | ALL proceeds to Worcester County Gold & Buckingham Elementary School. 410-250-2645

DECEMBER 11

The Reindeer Run 5K To register for this event or for more information: www.octrirunning or www.livelongfitness.com 410-213-1078

DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve

Townwide celebrations at your favorite hotel or restaurant. Enjoy ringing in the new year at your favorite summer place. Many Ocean City hotels, clubs & restaurants offer special packages or menus for this special Saturday night. Call your favorite spot or 800-OC-OCEAN for general information. www.ococean.com

DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve Bus Rides Town of Ocean City The Town of Ocean City offers free bus services for New Year’s Eve from 6 a.m. New Year’s Eve to 6 a.m. New Year’s Day. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326) www.ococean.com

DECEMBER 1-JANUARY 2 Winterfest of Lights

Townwide & Northside Park, 125th St. & Bay Begin your new year enjoying the sparkling displays at the holiday spectacular Winterfest of Lights. Travel the avenues of Ocean City to Northside Park where you can ride the Winterfest Express to see the many animated displays. Admission is $4 per person. 9 years & under are free. Sunday - Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30p.m. Friday & Saturday 5:30p.m. - 10:30p.m. 800-OC-OCEAN (800-626-2326) www.ococean.com

JANUARY 1, 2012 AGH Penguin Swim

Princess Royale, 91st St. & Ocean Celebrate New Year’s Day by “getting wet for a good cause.” A cool dip in the Atlantic helps raise money for local hospital, Atlantic General. Saturday. Registration, noon. Swim, 1 p.m. Toni Keiser | 410-641-9678 www.atlanticgeneral.org

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When you arrive stop by our state-of-the-art Welcome Center to pick up discount coupons to attractions and events as well as local newspapers, brochures and flyers. We are conveniently located at the corner of Rt. 50 and Rt. 707 in West Ocean City.

ENTER ONLINE TO WIN A FREE OCEAN CITY VACATION GETAWAY! www.oceancity.org

The Greater Ocean City Maryland Chamber of Commerce Eunice Q. Sorin Visitor and Conference Center 12320 Ocean Gateway | info@oceancity.org

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OCAir Show It’s All New for 2011...

Air Show Weekend

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All of this in a resort town dedicated to hospitality boasting the historic Ocean City Boardwalk and adjacent storefronts. It’s a weekend opportunity you cannot miss! Make your hotel reservations early and watch for air show information at OCAirShow.com starting in December, 2010 as we build a whole new aviation experience!

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A new June event is dawning for 2011 as the OC Air Show breaks formation with the previous two years offering a fresh line-up of fast moving jets, aerobatic performances and vintage aircraft. General public viewing on the beach is free. Premium viewing options are available near 16th Street. Not only will you have the opportunity to view an amazing display of aircraft from the beaches of Ocean City, Maryland, but also to enjoy pre and post air show activities throughout the weekend!

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ARTS & CULTURE

visually inviting & EDITORIAL BY STEVE GREEN

Maryland’s Eastern Shore, particularly the

Street and the bay, are continually

W

coastal region, is home to many talented

changing their fine art offerings. They

artists. There are too many artisans to

rotate their artists on a monthly basis and

mention here, but if you don’t believe us,

open new exhibits at the beginning of

simply stroll through some of these studios

every month.

e all need a little bit of culture in our lives to

give us the proper perspective

and you will agree. You will find all sorts of

and confirm our sense of

mediums on your trek, from photography,

Ocean City and Worcester County have

place. The Greater Ocean

pastels and watercolors to pottery,

a rich history, and that’s why a stop in to

woodworking and jewelry designs.

browse through the many museums is a

City area can certainly fill that void, and any visit to the area

must. Most of the local galleries, including the Art League of Ocean City on 94th

While on the Boardwalk in Ocean City,

should include a stop at any

be sure to stop in the Ocean City Life-

one of the wonderful and

structures in the resort, with exhibits,

sophisticated art galleries and

featuring changing trends over the years,

studios as well as the inspiring

more.

and historically accurate museums.

Saving Station Museum, one of the oldest

shipwreck artifacts, bathing suits and much

More museums can be found to the west in Berlin and Salisbury and to the south in Snow Hill and Pocomoke. All of them may be enjoyed either for free or for a nominal fee.

The OC Life Saving Station is one of the oldest structures in Ocean City. Built in 1891, the building once served both the US Life-Saving Service and the U.S. Coast Guard. 108

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COME FOR AN HOUR

unique

OR STAY FOR THE DAY! • Borrow a backback, explore self-guided nature trail • Bring a lunch, picnic on the deck

... Downtown Walking Tour Guides

• Tour the air conditioned galleries, admire internationally acclaimed sculpture and paintings

Looking for something fun, educational, and free?! Take the self-guided walking tour of the upper Downtown area between 3rd and 15th streets. The walking tour highlights the historical and architectural significance of 49 buildings in this unique part of town.

• Browse the Museum Store, great selection for adults and children For special admission coupons, latest activities and exhibits Visit: www.wardmuseum.org GALLERY AND MUSEUM STORE HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Noon-5 p.m. NATURE TRAIL HOURS: Daily – Dawn to Dusk

Copies of the brochure are free and can be picked up at: City Hall (Baltimore Ave & 3rd St), Downtown Association Office (605 S. Baltimore Ave), OCDC office (108 Dorchester St), Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum (813 S. Atlantic Ave) & the OC Chamber of Commerce (Rte. 50)

Berlin

Visit us in

Dining

909 S. Schumaker Drive • Salisbury, MD 21804 • 410-742-4988

Shops

www.BerlinChamber.org

Galleries

Historically cHarming • artistically alive

Where You’ll Find Something Unique Everyday

Galleries & Select Shops Open Late

Join Us EvEry sEcond Friday For oUr art stroll

www.ChooseBerlin.org

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ARTs & CULTURE Art in ocean city

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cean City abounds with natural beauty. It is

no wonder that many artists choose to reside here. Art lovers appreciate the annual Art’s Alive event presented by the Town of Ocean City each June. Over 100 artists and artisans present their wares at this juried show around the lagoon at Northside Park. This year the show is scheduled for

Clockwise: Artist Jim Adcock, Artist Jody Veader, Arts Alive Event, Local Artist at work.

June 18 & 19.

local artists in o.c. But original artwork can be found yearround at the Art League of Ocean City. Tucked behind the water tower on 94th

are free and open to the public, and light

installed at the Ocean City Chamber of

refreshments are served.

Commerce on Rte. 50 in West Ocean City,

Throughout the year, art workshops and

and at the Visitor Center at the Ocean City

St. bayside, the mission of the non profit

lectures offer opportunities to learn about

Convention Center on 40th St. & Coastal

organization is to promote the visual arts

a wide variety of topics and mediums.

Highway.

in Ocean City through exhibits, education,

Local, regional and nationally known artists

and public art projects. The ALOC is

teach classes for adults and children from

at 502 94th St., next to the tennis courts.

a haven for artists and art lovers alike,

beginner to advanced levels. Workshops

The gallery is open year-round Tuesday

offering another dimension to a vacation

are open to the public, and there is a

through Friday from 11-4PM, and Saturday

at the beach. The building serves as the

discount on fees for league members.

and Sunday from 1-4PM. Extended

center for the visual arts in Ocean City and contains gallery and classroom space.

The league’s outreach into the

The Art League of Ocean City is located

weekend hours are offered in the summer.

community doesn’t end with exhibits and

For more information or to become a

The gallery overflows with original

workshops. In partnership with the Ocean

member, call (410) 524-9433 or go to

artwork by local artists. Exhibits change

City Development Corporation, local Art

www.artleagueofoceancity.org

monthly and include paintings, drawings,

League members have painted a dozen

mixed media, photography and three-

electric utility boxes in the Downtown area

dimensional works, insuring a wide variety

with colorful murals. Some of the themes

of art for visitors. Opening receptions for

include: marine life, boats and the ponies

the exhibits are held the first Friday of each

of Assateague.

month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The receptions

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MUSEUMS

FURNACE TOWN LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM 3816 Old Furnace Road, Snow Hill (410) 632-2032 www.furnacetown.com www.worcestermuseums.org e-mail furnacetown1832@aol.com 19th Century iron furnace and industrial village buildings on 25 wooded acres. Museum, iron furnace, weaving house, kitchen garden ,blacksmith shop, church, woodworker’s shop, privy, farm implement building print shop, broom house. Lifestyle building, pavilion, picnic area and the Nature Conservancy’s Paul Leifer Trail. Buildings and grounds open April 1-October 31. Off-season, grounds and trails are available for walking during daylight hours.

Art League of Ocean City 94th Street (410) 524-9433 www.artleagueofoceancity.org

CALVIN B. TAYLOR HOUSE MUSEUM

208 Main Street., Berlin (410) 641-1019 www.worcestermuseums.org www.taylorhousemuseum.org e-mail taylorhousemuseum@verizon.net Circa 1832. Beautifully preserved Federal style, early nineteenth century house museum. Local antiques, artifacts and written histories allow visitors a glimpse into the lives GIRDLETREE BARNES BANK of many who left a mark on history and modern culture. 2804 Snow Hill Road (Route 12), Girdletree Memorial Day weekend to October on Mon,Wed,Fri & Sat. (410) 632-1641 1:00-4:00 p.m. www.worcestermuseums.com e-mail java2008@comcast.net COSTEN HOUSE MUSEUM Circa 1902. One of the country’s smallest banks complete & HALL WALTON GARDEN with walk-in vault and antique teller cages. Exhibits and 206 Market Street, Pocomoke memorabilia from this rural community’s past. Self-guided (410) 957-3110 tour of blacksmith’s, building, feed store, freight station, www.worcestermuseums.org parsonage, and period antique and general store. May e-mail normamiles@aol.com -September Tues & Thurs. 1:00-4:00 p.m. Circa 1870 Home to the Dr. Isaac Costen, family physician and first mayor of Pocomoke. Exhibits the lifestyle of the Costen family from 1870-1920. Exhibits furnishings from 1870 to 1970 including Dr. Costen’s medical instruments. Also features Victorian Italianate architecture and beautiful garden. May-Oct.

DELMARVA DISCOVERY CENTER 2 Market Street, Pocomoke (410) 957-9933 www.worcestermuseums.org Delmarva’s newest interactive Nature and Heritage Center and home to the area’s largest public aquarium exhibit. The Delmarva Discovery Center features engaging and interactive exhibits covering Native American Heritage, River Ecology, Steamships, Railroads, Shipbuilding and more. You will find fun and educational exhibits for children, families and visitors of all ages. Located along the scenic Pocomoke River this beautiful 1920’s era warehouse has been beautifully renovated to house art, jewelry, books and educational items for children. While at the Discovery Center you can take a walk on the ‘Discovery Nature Trail’, enjoy a river cruse on the Bay Queen or visit other historical attractions within walking distance. Wed thru Sat. 10:00 -4:00 p.m. Sun. 12:00-4:00 p.m.

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ART & CULTURE JULIA A PURNELL MUSEUM 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill (410) 632-0515 www.worcestermuseums.com www.purnellmuseum.com email@purnellmuseum.com Est.1942 The “Attic of Worcester County”. Numerous exhibits interpreting the history of Worcester County over the last 500 years. Native American History, historic fashions, Victorian general store and needle artwork. Needlework competition. September & October. Special fiber events throughout season. April-October.

MAR-VA THEATRE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 103 Market Street Pocomoke City (410) 957-4230 www.worcestermuseums.com www.marvatheater.com e-mail info@mar-vatheater.org The historic Mar-Va Theater was built in 1927 as a vaudeville theater and silent movie house. The theater was remodeled in 1937 in the highly decorative art deco style using rich velours and colorful damask. Gold embossed acostical paneling was added to accommodate the new “talking” movies. The theater closed in the mid-1990’s and fell into disrepair. In 2003 it was bought by what became the Mar-Va theater Performing Arts Center, Inc.

MT. ZION ONE ROOM COUNTRY SCHOOL Ironshire & Church Streets Snow Hill (410) 632-1265 octhebeach.com/museums worcester county museums.org email: kpfisher@intercom.net Circa 1839. Restored complete with McGuffy readers, quill pens, ink wells, slates and water bucket. The desks are positioned around an iron pot-bellied stove. Open by appointment year round.

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Museums of Worcester County 5 Church Street (410) 641-1311 www.worcestermuseums.org

QUEPONCO RAILWAY STATION 8378 Patey Woods Road Newark (410) 632 0950 (410) 641-0067 www.ocmuseum.org Circa 1910 Queponco Railway Station is a symbol of earlier times when the railroad was a vital part of daily life. Exhibits of railroad equipment and memorabilia. Open the first and third Saturdays, May - October

RACKLIFFE PLANTATION HOUSE Berlin www.ocmuseum.org www.rackliffehouse.com Currently under restoration, this 1740’s Georgian structure is believed to be the only property of its vintage along the mid-Atlantic seaside to be open to the public. The original land grant dates to 1677 and included 2200 acres of waterfront property. Rackliffe House Trust has entered a long-term agreement with the Md Department of Natural Resources to restore the manor house to its original appearance and to establish a coastal heritage center that interprets the development of local seaside civilization. Located within Assateague Stage Park behind the Sarbanes Ecology and Teaching Lab. Also conveniently located near the National Park Service Visitors Center.

STURGIS ONE ROOM SCHOOL AND HERITAGE HOUSE 209 Willow Street Pocomoke City (410) 957-1913 octhebeach.com/museums Circa 1900. The only African-American one-room school remaining in Worcester County. The School and Heritage House have been lovingly restored and preserves, promotes and protects the rich cultural heritage of the community’s families who attended Sturgis from 1900 to 1937. Open May - October.

WHEELS OF YESTERDAY 12708 Ocean Gateway (Rt. 50) (410) 213-7329 www.wheelsofyesterday.com

Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum 813 S. Atlantic Avenue (410) 289-4991 www.ocmuseum.org One of the oldest structures in Ocean City (built in 1891) houses the history of the town and of the U.S Life Saving Service (predecessor of today’s Coast Guard) marine aquariums, shipwreck artifacts, antique bathing fashions, and “The Boardwalk of Yesterday” are among the many fascinating displays. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 111

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

909 S. Schumaker Dr. Salisbury (410) 742-4988 www.wardmuseum.org ST. MARTINS Named in honor of Steven and EPISCOPAL CHURCH Lemuel Ward, whose vision and Route 113 & 589 artistry in carving decoys pioneered Berlin the transition in the role of the decoy (410) 289-4160 from a working tool to an expressive Circa 1756 Flemish bond brick wildfowl sculpture. The museum offers structure served as a “chapel of ease” ample parking, nature trails, museum during Maryland’s colonial era. Much of store, interactive theatre and changing the original building has been retained exhibits. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 109 and restored. Vintage “1600’s” weddings available. OPEN April-Oct. Sat.1:00-4:00 p.m.

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WINERIES

N

othing more excellent nor more

valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God. – Plato

per amore di vino... A

meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.

- Anthelme Brillat Savarin

and B’s as well as kayak outfitters have incorporated these tours and products as part of a package to truly get the most out of your vacation experience. ...

Experience the bold or sweet, nutty or floral bouquet of some of the Eastern Shores best wines. A variety of exciting and sophisticated taste experiences await you in the Ocean City region, with a number of established and up and coming vineyards. Immerse yourself in the culture through tours and educational seminars that will truly delight your senses. Most vineyards infuse their products in local restaurants to enhance your dining experience through parings, so be sure to ask your server for recommendations.

FENWICK WINE CELLARS 38016 Fenwick Shoals Blvd. Selbyville (Fenwick Island), DE (302) 436-1500 www.fenwickwinecellars.com Delaware’s newest award-winning farm winery. Offering a large selection of fine wine and unique gifts. Tasting daily. Located 2 miles west of Coastal Highway on Rte. 54.

The first record of wine making in Maryland dates back over three hundred years by Tenis Palee while Winefest at the Beach prepares to celebrate its 16th annual show in 2011.

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he most scenic and challenging golf courses

in the mid-Atlantic can be found around Ocean City, Maryland, and the natural beauty of the coastal area is a perfect match for the game. Lush fairways roll through pristine marshes, wetlands, and magnificent pines, maples, oaks, cedars and dogwoods.

best golf courses... Wildlife abounds and water comes into

Ocean City’s championship golf courses

numerous other championship golf courses

play on many holes. Golfers of every skill

are nationally recognized with golfing

to choose from for the perfect golfing

level will find the selection of area courses

challenges for every skill level. Signatures

vacation.

fit to a tee. Courses in the Ocean City

holes at some of our courses bear names

area provide a range of possibilities for

such as “Test of the West,” “Devil’s Island,”

lesson plans, junior golf programs and

everyone, from budget conscious to high-

and “Beast of the East.” Ocean City’s

clinics for all ages are offered. A wide

end. You’ll find courses designed by Arthur

highly rated municipal golf course, Eagle’s

variety of golf packages are available

Landing is a spectacular seaside golfing

throughout the year. With the area’s

paradise with a sweeping cista of land,

mild temperatures, you will find almost

Hills, Gary Player, Pete and P.B Dye, Dr. Michael Hurdzan and

Jim Furyk among other water and sky. notables in the field.

Located just minutes from Ocean City,

Driving ranges, practice facilities and

any day of the year is just right to play a round. Choose from weekend to

Eagle’s Landing Golf Course overlooks the

mid-week packages and a variety of

serene Sinepuxent Bay and the unspoiled

accommodations. Ask your hotel about

beauty of Assateague Island National

available packages.

Seashore. Eagle’s Landing Golf Course has

Tee up in Ocean City, Maryland and

received many awards for its design and

discover the fun and adventure of a

course conditions, including the rating of

conveniently located great golfing getaway.

“4th Best Course in America” and Top 100 courses and rated Four Stars by Golf Digest

...

Magazine. In addition to the Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, the Ocean City area boasts

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Quality Tee Time

This Vacation

F BAG PACK YOUR GOL Vacations are about spending quality time with your family and friends. There’s no better place to connect while in Ocean City than on the golf course. With 17 of the most scenic and challenging courses on the East Coast to choose from, Ocean City Golf Getaway helps make planning a little quality time on the links easy and affordable for everyone. Some of our courses offer Summer Vacation rates that are half of the regular rates.

Call Today and Ask About Our: Great Summer Rates Exclusive Stay & Play Specials Great Tee Time Availability

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LINKS AT LIGHTHOUSE SOUND

THE BEACH CLUB GOLF LINKS

100 Clubhouse Dr., Ocean Pines (888) 4PLAYHERE (410) 641-6057 Pro Shop www.oceanpines.org NUTTERS CROSSING GOLF CLUB Delmarva’s only Robert Trent Jones designed golf course. Open to public. 30287 Southampton Bridge Rd. Group rates available. Salisbury SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 117 (410) 860-4653 (800) 615-4657 www.nutterscrossing.com OCEAN RESORTS

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DEER RUN GOLF CLUB 8804 Logtown Road Berlin (410) 629-0060 (888) 790-4465 www.golfdeerrun.com Deer Run is known as “the friendliest golf course in the Ocean City area.” Come out and play your best game ever. Deer Run Golf Club is a great golf destination and was named one of Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play for the 6th year in a row!

GLEN RIDDLE GOLF COURSE Glen Riddle, Berlin (410) 213-2325 (866) 441-4536 www.glenriddlegolf.com

St. Martin’s Neck Rd, Bishopville-1 mile west of OC (410) 352-5767 (888) 554-4557 www.lighthousesound.com

OCEAN PINES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

WWCC GOLF CLUB OC GOLFING 101st Street Oceanfront (410) 524-3535 (866) 624-6534 www.ocgolfing.com Custom golf packages for the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel and Marigot Beach Condominiums. Choose your dates, golf courses, and oceanview hotel rooms or oceanfront condominiums and we’ll create a package just for you. No surcharges, no package fees, no hidden extras – just personalized service.

10655 Cathell Rd., Berlin (410) 641-5643 www.oceanresortsgolfclub.com Donated to Wor-Wic Community College in 2008, this 18 hole, Par 72 course has undergone extensive renovations including a newly paved parking lot & cart paths. Open year round to the public. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 117

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Getting to Ocean City, MD is easy! It’s just three hours from Philly, three hours from Washington, D.C., and four hours from New Jersey! With championship golf courses designed by legends of the game such as Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills, Gary Player, Pete and P.B. Dye and more, why not just hop in your car and get down here!

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collin harrington As an OC local, Collin Harrington has been around the water his whole life. He has worked on boats off and on with his dad and brother since he was twelve. His parents, Stormy and Bev have a charter boat company called Tiki Adventures. When he got older, he took up wakeboarding in the Florida Keys and is now a Professional Wakeboarder. Collin is currently living in Orlando, Florida, and pursuing his professional career. He will occasionally be a surprise guest on the Tiki when not occupied by the pro tour or doing photo shoots for his sponsors, such as Quicksilver. His other passion is surfing world class waves and when in the Caribbean he enjoys trying to out surf his brother and dad.

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Since its opening in 1991, Ocean City, Maryland’s Eagle’s Landing Golf Course has blazed a trail of excellence that few courses, public or private, could hope to equal. The first certified Audubon Sanctuary in Maryland, Eagle’s Landing is nestled along the shores of the Sinepuxent Bay, offering spectacular vistas in every

direction. Just minutes from Ocean City’s worldrenowned boardwalk, Eagle’s Landing is truly unique. Lush Bermuda grass fairways, gently sloping greens, and a dedication to upholding the tradition of the game all combine to make Eagle’s Landing a golfing experience that shouldn’t be missed.

Golf Digest magazine has repeatedly cited Eagle’s Landing for its superior design and playability, rating it: • The 7th best Golf Course in Maryland • 45th in the Top 75 Most Affordable Public Courses in America

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GOLF & RECREATION photography and editorial by Kalen Foley

H

ave you ever thought, what’s the most popular

beach activity? You may not think of it, but Boogie Boarding, or correctly called BodyBoarding is arguably one of the most popular past times in Ocean City, Maryland.

professional athlete What you may not know about this

part of our world team with our other world

all over the world to bodyboard and to be

beach past time is that Brian Stoehr, a

team riders like Andy McDonald (legendary

perfectly honest I love living in the Ocean

bodyboard professional, calls Ocean City

pro skateboarder), Ronnie Renner (pro

City area. There are places around the

his home.

BMX rider) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Olympic

world that have more consistent waves, but

Silver Medalist Snowboarder). We are now

many people don’t realize just how good

professional bodyboarder on the east coast

focusing on getting new people involved in

the waves in Ocean City can get. When its

and is one of the towns very own local

the sport and Brian is the perfect individual.

good at home, there is no place I’d rather

celebrities. In a sport dominated heavily by

He has created an ideal all American image

be. That combined with all the elements

Hawaiians, Stoehr is one of the best known

and with his camps and clinic that he does

Ocean City in general has to offer make

names worldwide. With 2 US National Pro

right there in Ocean City and he knows just

this the best place in the world to live...in

Tour Championships under his belt (2008

how to help people enjoy the ocean to the

my eyes!”

& 2009) and ranked in the top ten on the

fullest and keep them safe and comfortable

US Pro Tour for over 10 years, Stoehr is one

at the same time,” said Michael Peterson

amazing tricks you can imagine on those

of the most accomplished athletes in his

of Airwalk.

very boards we all have so much fun in the

Stoehr is presently the only paid

sport.

Brian Stoehr grew up in the Ocean City

Stoehr is recognized with national

area and graduated from Stephen Decatur

If you see someone doing the most

ocean with, chances are it’s our very own Brian Stoehr.

endorsement deals. Companies like

High School. His practice and dedication

So hit the waves in Ocean City and try

Airwalk, who now makes signature series

in our Maryland waves turned him into one

out some of your own bodyboarding tricks,

boards with his name, help promote this

of the best bodyboarders in the world.

it is an exhilarating ride!

athlete.

When asked about living in Ocean City, he

“Airwalk is thrilled to have Brian as a

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said “I’ve been blessed to be able to travel

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GOLF & RECREATION Even though Bryan is our only professional athlete here in Ocean City, the Eastern Shore has plenty of Adventure sports for you to enjoy! OC offers almost limitless opportunities for boating, canoeing, kayaking & sport fishing. Want to be above the water? Soar above one of the East Coast’s top parasailing destinations! While you’re looking down at the waves, check out the two ocean side beaches reserved specifically for surfers! Not a water bug? Try out the skate park or how about world class golfing? Whatever your love of sports is, Ocean City has something for all!

in oc...

Tom Morey invented the bodyboard after breaking his surfboard. He couldn’t afford to buy a new one so he tried to invent a new method of riding waves. Ocean City, Maryland | 2011 Official Vacation Guide | www.oceancity.org

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cean City, Maryland’s beaches and

Boardwalk are a natural attraction for children of all ages but this tourist location is not all sand and waves. Whether you want to surf, sail, toss a ball, raise a racquet, or just spread out a picnic blanket, Ocean City, Maryland has plenty of places to play just waiting for you.

get outside and... RECREATION FACILITIES

on 125th St. and the bay, is Ocean City’s

Tennis, everyone?

For sports enthusiasts, the Ocean City

largest and most popular park facility.

Set up a tennis outing for friends, family or

Recreation and Parks Department operates

The 58-acre complex boasts three lighted

co-workers. Reserve a court (or courts) by

a variety of activities to keep fit and have fun.

softball/baseball fields, a lighted soccer

submitting a facility use application and a

For scheduling, fees, field and equipment

field, multipurpose field, fishing lagoon,

$30 down payment. Fees are $14 per court

rental, or information on any of the parks or

concession stands, two tot lots, picnic

hour from 7 AM -1 PM and $10 per court

activities listed below, call our Recreation and

area, two piers, a gazebo, walking/jogging

hour from 1 PM - 8 PM for the Premier or

Parks Department at (410) 250-0125, or visit

paths, a 14,200 square foot gymnasium and

Fast-Dry courts. During the off-season most

www.oceancitymd.gov

a sports center annex with a 21,000 square

facilities are available at no charge. Players

foot multi-sport gym arena among other

must abide by posted rules.

Biking, hiking, canoeing and more!

features. OceanCityTennisCenter (61st Street): 6

There’s so much to do outdoors in the OC

The Ocean Bowl Skate Park

area. For maps and information on bike

at 3rd Street is a popular attraction for

routes, hiking trails, boating and more, check

kids. It’s the place to be for skateboarders

out www.visitworcester.org or contact the

and inline skaters. Ocean Bowl Skate Park

O.C. Chamber of Commerce for maps and

contains a pool bowl, vert ramp, mini ramp

Gorman Park (136th Street): 1 Hard Court

local outfitters.

and concrete street area.

Downtown Recreation Complex (3rd

Playgrounds can be found at the

Skate Park: 3rd St. & St. Louis Ave. Open

3rd St. Park, Robin Park, Little Salisbury

year-round. Call 410-289-2695.

Premier Courts / 3 Fast-Dry Clay Courts Little Salisbury Park (94th Street): 2 Hard Courts

Street): 2 Hard Courts Our Tennis Center, an official USTA

Park, Gorman Park, North Surf Park and

Welcome Center, boasts six Premier courts

Northside Park. Northside Park, located

and 3 Lee Fast-Dry clay courts. The Premier

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GOLF & RECREATION Volleyball nets will be set up on the beach for summer. They are open to everyone at no charge. Nets are available at 2nd St., 4th St., 5th St., 7th St., 9th St. and 11th St.; and 10 courts at Dorchester Street.

BIRDING Birding and nature walks are scheduled throughout the year at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, 410-6322032. Delmarva Birding Weekend takes place the last weekend in April at various locations throughout Worcester County. Call for your free bird guide and checklist at 800-852-0335.

BASKETBALL: Courts are located at 4th St. & St. Louis Ave; 94th St., Bayside; 125th St., Bayside (indoors).

CYCLING: Cycle the Viewtrail 100,

get active... Court cushioned system greatly reduces

UP FOR VOLLEYBALL?

stress and fatigue on your back and knees,

The Dorchester Beach Volleyball Park

yet gives the true bounce of a hard court.

(between Dorchester and Talbot Streets,

It’s been featured in Davis Cup, Federation

just off the boardwalk) offers 10 public

Cup, ATP and WTA tournaments. If you’re

courts for pick-up games from June

a soft-court enthusiast, the Lee Fast-Dry is

through September. Courts can be

the best available. Tennis Center courts can

reserved for $20/hour (residents) and

be reserved May 15 - Sept 15, with some

$25/hour (non-residents). To organize a

Premier courts open year-round. On-site

tournament, just fill out a special events

parking, lighted courts, restrooms and a

permit. There’s a $35 application fee, with

pro shop are available.

a minimum reservation fee of $100/day.

TAKE THE FIELD

a 100-mile circular loop through rural Worcester County. A brochure and map accompany this trail. Also available is the Great Delmarva Bicycling Trail. This trail map offers hundreds of miles of cycling trails throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. To order, call 800-852-0335.

HIKING: A number of hiking trails exist in both the Pocomoke River State Forest and Park and at Assateague Island National Seashore. Some are handicap accessible. For a complete listing of trails, call 800-852-0335.

Restrictions apply; call 410-250-0125 for more information.

Sports fields can be reserved by the hour, based on availability. Additional fees apply

BEACH VOLLEYBALL always

for lighting or other special requests. The

makes for an enjoyable outing. The

cost is $25/hour for OC residents and $30/

Dorchester Beach Volleyball Park

hour for non-residents. You can also have

located between Dorchester and

fields lined for softball or baseball ($60 per

Talbot Streets off the Boardwalk has

field) or soccer, lacrosse or field hockey ($92

10 public courts available for pick-up

per field).

play through September. Other public nets can be found scattered up and down the beach.

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GOLF & RECREATION Rent what you need. Softball equipment bags include three bats and six balls. They can be rented for $20/day (residents) or $25/day (non residents). Bases are available for an additional $5. Volleyball equipment bags contain one net and two balls. (Standards are not included.) They can be rented for $20/day (residents) or $25/day (non residents). The Downtown Recreation Complex offers fields for youth baseball and softball and adult softball and soccer. Northside Park offers a softball/baseball/ soccer field and multi-purpose open space. Call (410) 250-0125 for more information.

Ocean City’s time capsule is located here.

St., bayside. Tennis court, racquetball SUNSET PARK: S. Division St., Bayside Assateague. DOWNTOWN RECREATION COMPLEX: ball fields, skate park, (in-line skating

NORTH SURF PARK: Laurel Rd., Bayside.

and skateboarding), 2 tennis courts,

Off 142nd St. Open space for

playground equipment, area for fishing in

picnics, tot lot.

Bay.

water sports you want. ROBIN PARK: 28th St. Landscaped open space, playground equipment. OCEAN CITY TENNIS CENTER: 61st St. Lighted tennis courts, 6 Premier Courts, 3

LITTLE SALISBURY 94th ST. PARK:

or co-workers? Two full gymnasiums

Bayside, next to Art League building.

soccer. Reservation fees are $30-36/hour (residents); $44-50/hour (non-residents). Extra fees may apply if you require a supervisor, or if you need equipment set up or taken down.

PUBLIC PARKS INLET PARK: Southernmost park with viewing binoculars and information signs.

pavilion area.

3rd St., Bayside. Basketball courts,

Want to reserve a gym for friends, family

can also be used for volleyball or indoor

FIESTA PARK: Off Fiesta Road, 141st St. Wooded park with nature trails and picnic

Lee Fast-Dry clay courts.

available at Northside Park. These gyms

court, playground, picnic shelter.

promenade with views of the bay and

Hit our gyms.

and four indoor basketball courts are

GORMAN PARK: Derrickson Ave. at 136th

Tennis courts, playground, basketball court, dog playground. JAMESTOWN PARK: Landscaped promenade off 116th St., Bayside. NORTHSIDE PARK: 125th St., bayside. 58 acres with lighted ball fields, fishing

Watercraft everywhere. In OC, you can rent almost any kind of watercraft imaginable. Race across the waves on a jet ski, or glide high above with a parasail. Kayaking and canoeing are also available, in the ocean or in the tranquil bay waters. Surf’s up – ocean and bayside. Our waves have welcomed surfers and boogie boarders for decades. Two beaches are reserved every day for surfers; their locations rotate daily. In addition, one section of beach along the Inlet is reserved for surfers. It’s open Monday through Friday during the summer, except on July 4th.=

lagoon, ADA accessible playground, picnic

For a list of the day’s surfing locations,

area, two piers, jogging paths, sports

plus the OC surf report, you can:

fields, indoor gymnasium.

Check our local radio stations Call the OC Beach Patrol at 410-289-7556 Visit www.kcoast.comsurfreport.cfm Visit www.town.ocean-city.md.us/ocbp/ Surfing.htm This may not be a complete listing of recreational opportunities and facilities. For more information, contact Worcester County Tourism Office, P.O. Box 208, Snow Hill, MD 21863 800-852-0335 or 410-632-3110 www.visitworcester.org

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GOLF & RECREATION YOUTH RECREATIONAL AND SPORT CAMP INFORMATION

T

he Ocean City Recreation and Parks

Depar tment offers a number of youth sports and recreational camps during the summer. Camps are held for golf, boogie boarding, skateboarding, soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse and more. The following is a listing of camps scheduled for 2011.

youth recreation... CAMP HORIZON

Description: For all of the campers out

ALL STAR BASKETBALL

Ocean City Elementary School

there between the ages 3.5-5, Scamper

Northside Park Recreation Complex

Dates: (1 Week Sessions)

Camp is just what you are looking for! This

Dates: June 27-30, August 1-4

June 20-August 5

camp is full of various activities and field

Description: The Ocean City All-Star

Description: Camp Horizon is Ocean

trips full of fun. Registration is limited to 24

Basketball Camp is the perfect medium to

City’s premier summer day camp

participants per session so register early!

teach youth hopefuls the basic skills

program. Providing participants with

*For more information visit www.

of basketball. The refinement of

creative, recreational and educational

ocsportscamps.com or call Chris Clarke at

learned skills and advancement

opportunities, Camp Horizon promises

(410) 250.0125

into strategy and conditioning

to keep your child busy through athletics, events, and field trips full of fun for

OC BASEBALL CAMP, POWERED BY RIPKEN BASEBALL

those children ages 5-12. *For more

Northside Park Recreation Complex

information visit www.ocsportscamps.

Dates: June 29-July1

com or call Chris Clarke at (410)

Description: Instructors certified in the

250.0125

Ripken Way will help young area ballplayers

arts and crafts, quiet games, special

are strengths of the

develop their baseball skills in an exciting

SCAMPER CAMP

and fun environment. All Skill Levels are

Ocean City Elementary

encouraged to attend! Boys and girls ages

Dates: (1 Week Sessions)

7-17 years-old are welcome. *For more

June 20-July 29

information visit www.ocsportscamps.com or call Al Handy at (410) 250.0125

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GOLF & RECREATION program and will benefit hoopsters of

Wednesday with a PIZZA PARTY on

all ability levels. Boys and girls ages

Thursday! *For more information visit

7-16-years-old are welcome. *For more

www.ocsportscamps.com or call Lynda

Eagles Landing Golf Camp

information visit www.ocsportscamps.

Brittingham at (410) 250.0125

Eagles Landing Golf Course

com or call Al “Hondo” Handy at (410) 250.0125

Brittingham (410)250.0125

Dates: June 27-30, July 11-14

Ravens Youth Football Camp Description: Spend your summer vacation Northside Park Recreation Complex

learning the rules of the game, golf

Endless Summer Boogie Board Camp

Dates: August 1-4

etiquette, the equipment needed to play,

Description: Are you ready for some

improving your golf game and much more!

Endless Summer Surf Shop,

FOOTBALL! Non contact football that

Opportunities for adults to enjoy golf with

38th and Coastal Hwy

is! This camp is offered to boys and

their child are also available, along with

Dates: June 27-29 , July 11-13 , July 25-

girls ages 7-16 offers the participants to

boys and girls ages 8-16 but registration is

27, August 15-17

cover receivers, rush the passer, play all

limited! *For more information visit www.

Description: Ocean City’s Endless Summer

positions and score a touchdown. Have a

ocsportscamps.com or call Al “Hondo”

Boogie Board Camp will teach you how to

little fun before football season begins by

Handy at (410) 250.0125.

ride the waves like a pro. Learn from some

participating in a program full of football

of the best instructors on the East Coast

and lots of fun. *For more information

Jr. Beach Patrol

while you enjoy the best thing that Ocean

visit www.ocsportscamps.com or call Kim

Location: Beach Patrol Headquarters,

City has to offer…the OCEAN! Students

Kinsey at (410) 250.0125

109 Dorchester Street

must be 8-years-old and above and must

Dates: July 5-July 8, July 12-July 15, July 19-July 22, July 26-July 30, August 2-5,

information visit www.ocsportscamps.com

Fast Break Girls Lacrosse Camp

or call Ron Strickler at (410) 250.0125

Northside Park Recreation Center

Description: Engage in swimming activities,

Dates: July 18-July 21

rescue teachings, safety first aid, learning

Cheerleading Camp

Description: This camp is for girls ages

of the water and waves and much more

Northside Park Recreation Complex

6-16 who are looking to improve their

during Junior Beach Patrol Camp. A

Dates: August 15-August 18

lacrosse abilities including ball handling,

learning program that helps you step right

Description: Rah Rah Rah! Catch the Spirit

passing, catching, checking, shooting,

up to the ranks of Beach Patrol material.

at Ocean City’s Cheerleading Camp.

guarding and much more. This four-day

OCBP teaches these boys and girls the

Participants are taught cheers, chants,

camp is designed to suit players of all

basics of beach patrol duties. Junior Beach

tumbling, and stunts. This camp is geared

abilities and instruct them on basic game

patrol is open to all children ages 10-17

toward participants of all skill levels. We

knowledge, stick skills and strategy.

years old. *For more information visit

emphasize learning through the basic skills

*For more information visit www.

www.ocsportscamps.com or call Craig

of cheerleading and spirited fun. Boys and

ocsportscamps.com or call Lynda

Southard at (410) 250.0125

girls ages 6-16-years-old are welcome!

Brittingham at (410) 250.0125

already know how to swim. *For more

*For more information visit www. ocsportscamps.com or call Lynda Brittingham at (410) 250.0125

Girls All-Star Basketball Camp

August 9-12

Lax’n at the Beach; Boys Lacrosse Camp Northside Park Recreation Complex

Northside Park Recreation Complex

Dates: July 5-July 8

Showtime Dance Camp

Dates: June 20-23

Description: It is a guarantee that your son

Northside Park Recreation Complex

Description: The Ocean City All-Star

will become an even better player after

Dates: August 8-August 11

Basketball Camp is the perfect medium

he learns the skills and drills during this

Description: Twist, turn, and mambo your

to teach young hopefuls the basic skills

camp. Lax’n at the Beach is a great way

way through the week in the Ocean City

of basketball. The refinement of learned

to improve shooting, passing, cradling,

Dance Camp. This offers both boys and

skills and advancement into strategy and

catching and more. Children will compete

girls the opportunity to learn ballet, jazz

conditioning are strengths of the program

in individual contests and play games

and tap dancing skills while having fun

and will benefit hoopsters of all ability

each day. Boy’s age’s 8-16 years old are

in relaxed environment. Campers should

levels. Girls ages 7-17 are welcome.

welcome! *For more information visit

bring a non-perishable lunch Monday,

*For more information visit www.

www.ocsportscamps.com or call Lynda

ocsportscamps.com or call Lynda

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GOLF & RECREATION Brittingham at (410) 250.0125

Park. *For more information visit www.

information visit www.ocsportscamps.com

ocsportscamps.com or call Kim Kinsey at

or call Ron Strickler at (410) 250.0125

FOR THE LOVE OF SOCCER CAMP

(410) 250.0125

Northside Park Recreation Complex

OCEAN CITY TENNIS ACADEMY

OC COASTAL BAYS BIOBLITZ CAMP

Dates: July 11-July 14, July 18-July 21,

Ocean City Tennis Center

Northside Park Recreation Complex

July 25-July 28

Dates: June 27-30, July 5-July 8, July 11-

Dates: TBA

Description: For all you soccer lovers

14, July 25-28, August 8-11

Description: Become a wildlife scientist and

out there, For the Love of Soccer is

Description: Tennis Academy is a camp

learn what you can do to make our world

an instructional program to improve

designed to instruct players of all skill

a better place for the coastal bays and our

children of all ability levels. Participants

levels. Games, activities, and refreshments

animal friends. Campers will connect with

will dribble away with refined skills, a

will be part of the fun to be had during

nature, hone observation skills and develop

better understanding of the international

this camp. Boys and girls ages 6-15 years

a sharpened sense of the natural world.

game of soccer and wonderful memories.

old are welcome. *For more information

*For more information visit www.

Boys and girls ages 6-14 are invited to

visit www.ocsportscamps.com or call (410)

ocsportscamps.com or call Kim Kinsey at

join. *For more information visit www.

250.0125

(410) 250.0125

BAYSIDE VOLLEYBALL CAMP

WRESTLING CAMP

Northside Park Recreation Complex,

Northside Park Recreation Complex

PEE WEE TENNIS CAMP

Dates: TBA

Dates: August 1-4

Ocean City Tennis Center,

Description: Campers will learn the

Description: Campers will combine fun and

ocsportscamps.com or call Kim Kinsey at (410) 250.0125

61st Street & the Bay

fundamentals of volleyball including how to

wrestling fundamentals as well as advanced

Dates: June 27-30, July 5-8, July 11-14,

serve, dig, set and spike! Instruction will be

techniques. Features open mat time as

July 25-28, August 8-August 11

catered to the player’s age and ability level

well as outstanding conditioning and

Description: Pee Wee Tennis Camp is

allowing for both beginners and advanced

guidance on weight training and nutrition.

where all of the aspiring Andre Agassi’s

players to excel in this program. Boys and

*For more information, visit www.

and Maria Sharapova’s gather for summer

girls ages 8-16 years old are invited to join.

ocsportscamps.com or call Ron Strickler at

fun. Participants will learn basic strokes

*For more information visit www.

410.250.0125.

and foundations in order to be successful

ocsportscamps.com or call Lynda

in tennis. Boys and girls ages 4-7 are

Brittingham at (410) 250.0125

welcome. *For more information visit

FISHING CAMP Northside Park Recreation Complex and

www.ocsportscamps.com or call (410)

WINTERFEST SOCCER CAMP

Talbot St and the Bay

250.0125

Northside Park Recreation Complex

Dates: July 6-8, August 17-19

Dates: December 27-29

Description: This exciting camp will teach

OCEAN BOWL SKATEBOARD CAMP

Description: Don’t let the cold weather

children the skills and knowledge needed

keep you from brushing up on your soccer

for a lifetime of fun catching fish! Learn

Ocean Bowl Skate Park,

skills. The Winterfest Soccer Camp is the

casting skills and how to tie flys and lures

3rd Street & St. Louis Ave

perfect place to keep your soccer skills

as well as engage in “hands on” nature

Dates: June 20-June 23,

in-check over winter break. Boys and girls

based activities. *For more information,

July 18-July 21, August 8-August 11

ages 6-16 can learn new strategies while

visit www.ocsportscamps.com or call Ron

Description: Boys and girls ages 6-17

having fun during Winterfest Soccer Camp.

Strickler at 410.250.0125

can join in as we celebrate another year

*For more information visit www.

of Ocean Bowl Skateboard Camp! With

ocsportscamps.com or call Al “Hondo”

the assistance of professional skaters and

Handy at (410) 250.0125

...

Ocean City legends participants learn the in’s and out’s of skateboarding. Its no

SCIENCE CAMPS

wonder that this camp has become such

Northside Park Recreation Complex

a success. For skaters of all abilities, come

Dates: August 8-11

improve your skills, learn new skills, make

Description: Have fun at one of our great

friends and have fun at Ocean Bowl Skate

science camps. Half day sessions.*For more Ocean City, Maryland | 2011 Official Vacation Guide | www.oceancity.org

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ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS

T

he carousel at Trimper’s Amusements has been in continuous operation since its 1912 installation. It is the country’s oldest continuously operating carousel. Featuring two tiers of elaborately carved and painted animals, this Herschel-Spellman carousel dates from 1902.

fun for all ages... F

rom the adrenaline rush of waterslides and the thrill of go-cart racing to the tranquility of kite

flying on the beach, Ocean City has

Consider an amusement park, arcades,

an endless array of attractions and

billiards, indoor miniature golf, laser tag,

amusements for visitors to choose from.

movie theaters, Assateague Island Visitors

Kids of all ages love our famous threemile long boardwalk with plenty of carnival games and amusement rides at the Inlet and the Pier. But the fun doesn’t end there! Spend quality time together at our fun amusement parks, themed miniature golf courses and thrilling waterparks around town. And the Ocean City Convention Center is always bustling with an endless choice of fun events and festivals staggered throughout the year. Not such a perfect beach day? Don’t worry! Ocean City also offers a variety of attractions and amusements indoors.

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Center, museums, art galleries, bowling,

“Families love this seaside town for fun in the sun. In addition to the boardwalk, there are fun attractions like mini-golf and water parks.” – Women’s Day “The 10 Best U.S. Beaches” June 2008

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ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS

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ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS video rentals, fitness spas and bingo ... just to name a few. Be sure to stop by the Ocean City Chamber Visitors Center on Route 50

Have a Ball at Ocean City’s Greatest Party Place

in West Ocean City to pick up your Rainy Day Entertainment and Activities Guide. So whatever you choose to do - bumper boats, batting cages, climbing walls, rodeo, horseback riding, skydiving - there are certainly plenty of exciting amusements and attractions in Ocean City to satisfy even the most demanding thrill-seeker. ...

ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS BAJA AMUSEMENTS 12639 Ocean Gateway West Ocean City (410) 213-2252 www.bajaoc.com Baja offers the best family fun in Ocean City. 8 Go-kart tracks, mini golf, family and kiddie rides and much more. Located in West Ocean City just 1 mile over the Rt. 50 bridge on the right. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 130

Home of Your Next Birthday Party, Family Reunions, End of Summer Celebration or Team Building Party!

To Plan Your Party 410.524.9645 For more fun photos & to blog: www.oldprogolf.com

CAPE MAY – LEWES FERRY 43 Cape Henlopen Drive Lewes, DE (800) 643-3779 www.CMLF.com Take a Break From the Ordinary! Convenient round-trip ferry service for travel or day trips between Cape May, NJ and Lewes, DE. Onboard restaurants, bars and gift shops. Recommend reserving 24 hours in advance. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 130

FLASHBACK OLD TIME PHOTOS N. First Street on the Boardwalk Somerset Street on the Boardwalk 120th Street & Coastal Hwy in the Ocean City Square Shopping Center (410) 289-2598 www.oldtimephotos.com Creating family memories that last a lifetime! Authentic costumes & historic props from 1860-1940. No appointment necessary. “Children, family & group portraits” ready in minutes. Award-winning children portraits. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 132

136th Street Safari Village & Arcade-Indoor Caribbean Pirate 68th Street UnderSea-Indoor | Dinosaur 28th Street | Ocean City’s Only 27 Hole Course 23rd Street | Temple of Dragons Taylor Colimore Celebrates her 10th Birthday Party with friends & family and won 1,000 Arcade Tickets!

FRONTIER TOWN WILD WEST SHOW & WESTERN THEME PARK Rt. 611, (4 miles S. of Rt. 50), West Ocean City (410) 641-0057 (800) 228-5590 www.frontiertown.com Western Theme Park featuring a rodeo, train ride, stage coach ride, gunfights, Can Can show, Indian ceremonial dancing, bank robberies, paddle boats, etc. Admission includes all rides & shows. Horse & pony trail rides available for additional nominal fee. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 48

$1.00 OFF Per Person Good for any size group at all 4 locations

Temple  of Dragons 23rd St. ( Seasonal) • Temple of Dragons 23rd St. (Seasonal)  St. (Seasonal) ( Seasonal) Renaissance Castle 28 28ththSt. • Renaissance Castle Prehistoric  Dinosaur 68th St. Round) • Indoor UnderSea/Dinosaur 68th(Year St. (Year Round) th Pirate  Ship / Village/Carribbean Safari Village 126thPirates St. ( Year Round) • Indoor Safari 136 St. Code: SFYVG 2011

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ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS Funcade Family Fun Center 9th St. & Boardwalk 905 Atlantic Avenue (410) 289-7415 Located between 9th and 10th on the boards, this is the best family arcade on the boards. Fun for the entire family! Great games, great prizes, great fun!

Grand Prix Family amusements 12424 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City (410) 213-1278 www.grandprixoc.com Grand Prix offers fun & excitement for all ages, 8 go-kart tracks, bumper boats, climbing wall, batting cages and more. Located on Rt. 50 in West Ocean City just 1.5 miles over the Rt.50 bridge on the left. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 130

Holly Ridge Farm Equestrian Center Serving Ocean City, Berlin & Salisbury (410) 835-2596 www.hollyridgefarm.com

Jolly Roger 30th St. & Coastal Hwy. & at the Pier on the Boardwalk (410) 289-3477 www.jollyrogerpark.com Ocean City’s largest family amusement facility! Best deal on the beach! Buy a Passport to FUN! Just one pass gets

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ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS you admission to BOTH locations! It’s what family fun is supposed to be! Free Parking, buses welcome. Group rates. Discount packages. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 129

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! MARVELOUS MIRROR MAZE, CANDY FACTORY

lf, Waterpark, Mini-Go ! re mo d an rts GoKa

401 S. Atlantic Ave. (Pier Building on the Boardwalk) (410) 289-5600 www.oceancity.ripleys.com Can You Find Your Way Out? Over 100 Mirrors, LED lighting and digital sound! A totally new concept in amusement design, it provides a different experience every time you enter. The Marvelous Mirror Maze features 1,600 square feet of mirrored paths, surprising corners, dead ends and continuous circles. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 132

OLD PRO GOLF 6801 Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-2645 & (410) 524-9645 www.oldprogolf.com Indoor home of your next birthday party, family reunion or team building party. Four locations – Six golf courses. 23rd St – Ocean City’s only 27 hole course 28th St – Temple of Dragons 68th St – Under Sea (Indoor) / Dinosaur (Outdoor) Newest Course 136th St - Safari Village & Arcade (Indoor) / Caribbean Pirates (Outdoor) SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 131

400ft. Lazy River North Ocean CIty (Fenwick Island, DE) Located on the corner of Coastal Hwy & Rt. 54 www.vikinggolfamusements.com | 302.539.4027

PLANET MAZE/LASERTRON/LOST GALAXY GOLF 3305 Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-4386 www.planetmaze.com O.C.’s only indoor & outdoor entertainment center. Featuring children’s indoor climbing maze & ball pit. Teens & adults love the all new lasertron lasertag game, where virtual reality reaches new heights! And everyone plays the “out-of-this-world” 18 hole miniature lost galaxy golf. Open year-round. Snack bar and arcade on premises. Group rates available. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 133

THUNDER LAGOON WATERPARK 38960 Island Street Fenwick Island, DE (302) 539-4027 www.vikinggolfamusements.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 133

TRIMPER RIDES OF OCEAN CITY Between S. 1st & S. Division Streets on the Boardwalk (410) 289-8617 www.trimpersrides.com An amusement park on the Boardwalk, featuring a 1902 Herschel Spellman hand-carved Carousel. Also the home of the Tidal Wave Coaster, the Freak Out, Ocean City, Maryland | 2011 Official Vacation Guide | www.oceancity.org

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ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS the Inverter and many more fun and exciting rides for children of all ages. Fun is what we are all about! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 135

VIKING GOLF & GOKARTS 37078 Coastal Hwy. (Corner of Coastal Hwy., 7 Rte. 54) Just North of OC Fenwick Island, DE (302) 539-1644 www.vikinggolfamusements.com

WATERPARKS THUNDER LAGOON WATERPARK 38960 Island Street (Corner of Coastal Hwy., & Rte. 54) Just North of OC

Fenwick Island, DE (302) 539-4027 www.vikinggolfamusements.com Features a 400ft themed lazy river, six slides, a 2800 square ft activity pool, and a new themed interactive kiddie pool. Try our black hole body slide, our twister doubles slide or experience 250 gallons of water cascading from our unique tipping Viking ship. Relax in our loungers or while floating along the tropically themed lazy river and interactive water gadgets. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 133

30th St. & Coastal Hwy. & at the Pier on the Boardwalk (410) 289-3477 www.jollyrogerpark.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 129

Rt. 611, (4 miles S. of Rt. 50), West

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Hit the boardwalk. At just under three miles, the Ocean City, Maryland boardwalk is a perfect family bike ride, an invigorating walk or run, or a relaxing tram ride. At night the boardwalk comes to life with rides, arcades, performers and so much more.

Take 6, free. Enjoy our 6 nights of free family fun. Enjoy Sundaes in the Park. This favorite family event combines a free concert with ice cream for a small fee at Northside Park. While parents enjoy the music, children will enjoy special entertainment just for them. Boogie on the Beach, free. Enjoy free concerts for the entire family, Bonfire Hour, free. Join us & enjoy the leaping flames, and a wide variety of lively speakers and storytellers. Catch a Free Movie Under the Stars, free on the beach. Families can gather for fun activities and a movie right on the beach. Family Beach Olympics offer such activities as sand castle contests, tug of war, relay games and more. Children must be accompanied by parents or guardians.

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Stop counting calories. Ocean City restaurants serve up boardwalk fries, Maryland crab cakes, hot, fresh pizza, juicy Delmarva fried chicken, sweet saltwater taffy and some of the finest dining in the mid-Atlantic. Give your diet the day off.

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Catch the sun’s ups and downs. Sunsets are spectacular on the inlet as the sun sinks down toward the bay. And a glorious sunrise on the Ocean City beach is worth getting up early for.

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Go back in time. Explore Ocean City, Maryland’s colorful history at the Life-Saving Station Museum, or take a walking tour of our historic downtown area. Catch Assateague’s wild ponies. The famous ponies are just nine miles from OC, along with nature trails, deer, foxes and thousands of birds. Do some serious shopping. Hit our outlets, the boardwalk, enclosed mall, boutiques or do some antiquing in nearby Snow Hill and Berlin.

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Drop a line or grab some crabs, free. Take advantage of the abundance of opportunity to teach your kids to fish or crab at one of our free piers and fishing areas on the bay. Or if you are up for the big catch of the day, check out deep sea fishing excursions or stay close to shore on a bayside headboat.

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Fore! Ocean City is home to some of the most scenic and challenging courses in the Mid-Atlantic region. Or if putt-putt is more your speed you will find a number of those fun course in town.

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Plan your return trip to OC ASAP. There’s so much to do, you’ll never fit it all into one visit. So scope out what you’d like to try on your next Ocean City vacation, and make your reservations now!

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ON THE WATER

FISHING & MORE

F

rom the sparkling waters of the coastal bays and

nearby rivers, to miles and miles of wide-open sea, Ocean City, Maryland attracts anglers from all over to enjoy great fishing.

hook, line & sinker Ocean City proudly claims the title of the “White Marlin Fishing Capital of the

ships and artificial reefs. Both headboats and chartered craft

Public boat ramps provide access to area waters for those who have

World.� The Gulf Stream is just a short

head out to sea on a daily basis in

their own boats. Public boat ramps

distance offshore and is easily reached

season. Headboats mostly operate on a

can be found at Assateague Island Park,

by boat to fish for bigeye and yellowfin

first-come, first-served basis, but you can

Rt. 611 at Assateague Island Bridge; Gum

tuna, mako and dolphin, plus trophy fish

call ahead of time to make a reservation

Point Rd off Rt. 589 and the Ocean City

such as white marlin, blue marlin and the

to ensure your place. Charter fishing

Commercial Harbor on Sunset Ave. in

occasional sailfish. The larger fish feed in

boats are also available for bookings.

West Ocean City. Please note the parking

Great catches have also been pulled from

of boat trailers is prohibited in the Little

the piers and other fishing areas around

Salisbury area of Ocean City (87th St.,

Ocean City including the Route 50

Bering Rd.), and boat trailers are not

bridge. Surf fishing off both Assateague

permitted to be parked on public streets

and Ocean City beaches yields fine

or in municipal parking lots.

and around the canyons of the Gulf Stream and haunt the relics of sunken

catches of bluefish, sea trout, kingfish and more. Public fishing piers can be found at

Please check with your hotel/motel or condo regarding boat trailer parking prior to bringing your boat to Ocean

the following locations: Inlet Park in

City. Most marinas have space available

downtown Ocean City at the Inlet;

to park trailers and boats for a fee. Boat

Third St. Pier, bayside; Ninth St. Pier,

rentals also are available.

bayside and Northside Park, 125th St., bayside.

Enjoy your special time on the water in Ocean City, Maryland. ...

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ON THE WATER

white marlin open One of the most anticipated events of the summer is the White Marlin Open, the premier fishing tournament of the year in Ocean City. Long known as the “World’s Largest Billfish Tournament,” this year’s event, scheduled for August 2-6, marks the White Marlin Open’s 37th year of exciting fishing action. The White Marlin Open generates terrific competition, excitement and great angling achievements. Not only is the tournament the world’s largest in number of boats and anglers, thousands of dollars are offered in prize money. Four Maryland State Records have been landed while fishing the White Marlin Open. Weigh-ins are held each evening of the tournament at Harbour Island Marina and are open to the public free of charge. Boats usually fish from two to four hours offshore, so generally the activity at the weigh-ins is busiest from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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For more information, write: White Marlin Open PO Box 737, Ocean City, MD 21843 or call 410-2899229. www.whitemarlinopen.com

HARBOR DAYat the docks a Waterfront Heritage Festival

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ON THE WATER

Martin Fish Co., Inc. 12929 Harbor Rd.

West Ocean City, MD 21842 410-213-2195

Where the boats unload…. We sell locally caught fresh fish & seafood

Available Raw or Steamed at our Fish Market

Family Owned & Operated Since 1958

ON THE WATER

AYERS CREEK ADVENTURES 8628 Grey Fox Lane, Berlin

(443) 513-0889 · (888) 602-6288 www.ayerscreekadventures.com Escape from the ordinary. Beautiful calm water location provides the perfect paddling experience for first-time to advanced paddlers. Offering canoe and kayak rentals and guided tours. Featuring full moon and sunset paddles with post paddle bon-fire, organic cheeses, and local wines. Day paddles with gourmet organic lunch options.

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 139

DUNCAN’S SPORT FISHING Fisherman’s Marina, West Ocean City

(410) 641-4604 www.ocean-city.com/islander

JUDITH M FISHING 2107 Herring Way

(410) 251-5859 www.judithmfishing.com Join us for a deep sea fishing trip aboard the 75’ “Judith M”. We also offer sunset cruises and bay fishing trips aboard the 50’ “Tortuga”. Visit our website at www.judithmfishing.com

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OCEAN PRINCESS, INC. 307 Dorchester St. | (410) 289-6226 www.theoceanprincess.com

SUPERFUN ECO TOURS 11848 Assateague Rd., Berlin (410) 656-WILD (9453)

(888) 41-KAYAK (52925) www.superfunecotours.com

SuperFun provides unique kayak tours of the amazing Barrier Island ecosystem of Assateague Island. Join our professional guides for an unforgettable natural adventure. Rated #1 activity on TripAdvisor!!

TALBOT STREET PIER Talbot Street & the Bay (410) 289-9125 · (800) 659-7703 www.talbotstreetpier.com Ocean City’s classic downtown vacation experience. The Pier offers Ocean City’s largest tour boat fleet for fun and adventure, take a narrated nature cruise, let your children hunt for pirate treasure, enjoy bay fishing or offshore charter fishing at its best, get that adrenaline rush from a speedboat ride or kick back on an evening adult

cruise. Hungry or thirsty? Great food, cold drinks and live entertainment await you at the legendary M.R. Ducks Bar & Grill. And don’t forget to visit M.R. Duck’s original apparel shop for your vacation souvenirs. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 138

TANGIER ISLAND CRUISES, INC. 1001 West Main St., Crisfield, MD

(410) 968-2338 · (800) 863-2338 www.tangierislandcruises.com Visit historic & charming Tangier Island aboard the Steven Thomas, a 90 foot boat, Coast Guard approved throughout & designed for your comfort & safety. Walk the paths visited by John Smith in 1608 & settled by John Crockett in 1686, and where most of the population of about 500 still speak with an Elizabethan accent & enjoy a unique way of life. Daily cruises departing from Crisfield, MD May 15th thru October 15th.

MARINAS

BAHIA MARINA On the Bay between 21st & 22nd Sts.

(410) 289-7438 (888) 575-3625 www.bahiamarina.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 141

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ur area can be a delightful alternative

to huge shopping centers because of the personalized service and one-of-a-kind selections. Bargain-hunters will be happy with the Ocean City Factory Outlets featuring over 40 national retail stores. While others will be pleased with a quaint stroll down Main Street in Berlin which offers several antique and specialty stores as well as many farmer’s markets. Whatever your shopping style may be, you will be sure to find it here, along with a level of personalization above the rest.

shop till you drop... ...

SHOPPING / RETAIL Blue Heron Gifts 300 Coastal Hwy. Village of Fenwick Shopping Center Fenwick Island, DE (302) 537-1677 www.blueherongifts.com

Children’s Book Garden 11809 Ocean Gateway (Route 50 West) West Ocean City 410-213-9500

Fenwick Wine Cellars 38016 Fenwick Shoals Blvd. Selbyville (Fenwick Island), DE (302) 436-1500 www.fenwickwinecellars.com

Gold Coast Mall 115th Street & Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-9000 www.goldcoastmall.com

Joseph House By the Sea 16th St. Layton’s Plaza (410) 289-7025 www.thejosephhouse.org

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The Kite Loft 5th St. & Boardwalk (410) 289-6852 131st St. & Coastal Hwy (410) 250-4970 · (800) 682-5483 www.kiteloft.com Where the fun begins. The country’s largest kite retailer. Our two locations offer an exciting array of stunt kites, banners, flags, windsocks, garden items and aerial toys!

Martin Fish Company 12929 Harbor Rd., West Ocean City (410) 213-2195 www.martinfish.net Martin Fish Co.,Inc. is a locally owned and operated retail/wholesale seafood business. Fresh catches or seafood products are sold in the retail market or delivered to our local restaurants. Come to “Where the boats unload”! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 140

OC Family Discount Coupon Book

www.oc-coupon.com The 2011 Family Discount Coupon Book is quite a deal. It has 125 coupons worth $2,200 from 107 enterprises covering Ocean City, Berlin, Snow Hill, and the surrounding areas. It’s the best kept secret in Ocean City – ONLY $10.00. It’s a great fundraiser too!

Ocean City Factory Outlets 12741 Ocean Gateway (Rt. 50), West Ocean City, (410) 213-7898 www.ocfactoryoutlets.com Aeropostale, Bass, Calvin Klein, Children’s Place, Dress Barn, Gap, Harry & David, Izod, Jos. A. Banks, Kitchen Collection, OshKosh B’ Gosh, PacSun, Rack Room Shoes, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Wilson Leather & More! Open year-round-just 1 mile from beach & boardwalk! For sales, coupons & group package info visit www.ocfactoryoutlets.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 143

(410) 251-8888 · (877) 556-3624

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Park Place Jewelers

RVCA, Roxy, Quiksilver and Fox. Largest selection of sandals anywhere, names include Reef, Sanuk, Rainbow, and Teva. Sunglasses by Oakley, Electric & Costa. Maryland’s Largest Surf Shop on the Boardwalk at Division St. and the original location at 75th St. & Coastal Hwy. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 11

Between 2nd & 3rd St., Boardwalk at the Park Place Hotel (410) 289-6500 Rt. 50 White Marlin Mall next to Dollar Tree - (410) 213-9220 www.parkplacejewelers.com Two locations! Complete jewelry selection! Diamonds, gemstones, gold, Sunsations silver, specialty sea life and nautical (410) 250-8200 jewelry. Locations 143rd St. & Oceanside 140th St & Bayside | 125th St & Bayside 94th St & Bayside | 76th St & Bayside Paws & Claws, 58th St & Bayside | 46th St & Bayside Etc. 45th St Village | 25th St & Oceanside 11934 Ocean Gateway, 10th St & Boardwalk (Rt. 50 East) West Ocean City 9th St & Boardwalk (410) 213-7490 5th St & Boardwalk www.pawsclawsetc.com 2nd St & Baltimore Ave 1st St & Baltimore Ave Quiet Storm Surf Shop Rt. 50 (Next to Carabbas) 1 N. Division St. on Boardwalk (410) 289-7000 75th St. Coastal Hwy. | (410) 723-1316 Quiet Storm Surf Shop carries all the top names in clothing and equipment you need for an awesome summer. Brands include Hurley, Billabong,

SERVICES Concierge by the Sea P.O. Box 740, Lewes DE (302) 228-2014

www.conciergebythesea.com Concierge service offers grocery shopping with delivery, linen & equipment rental, crib rental, assistance with special events.

Impressions Printing 5-68th Street Unit #14 (443) 497-3476 5104 Frolich Lane Hyattsville, MD (301) 583-8300 www.impressdc.com

Independent Tattoo 36666 Bluewater Run W., Unit 3, Selbyville, DE (302) 436-5581 www.independenttattoo.com Independent Tattoo is located on Rt. 54, 4 miles west of Ocean City, MD. Custom tattoos are our specialty although walk-ins are welcome. We use hospital sterilization with single use, disposable needles. Our portfolios are online at www. independenttattoo.com where you’ll also find t-shirts, stickers, artwork and more! Open year-round.

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SERVICES / Photography John Mick Photography (410) 251-8607 www.johnmickphotography.com Creates beautiful family beach portraits, model portfolios and wedding albums in and around the resort area. Create priceless memories. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 144

Next Wave Studios 10029 Bonita Dr. (410) 430-2208 www.nextwavestudios.com Professional photographer located in Ocean City. We photograph high school seniors, weddings and family beach pictures. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 144

ROX WEDDINGS & EVENTS 1406 Chicago Avenue, Ste 102 (410) 289-7699 (866) 472-3012 www.roxenterprises.com Weddings & beach portraits – all inclusive beach wedding packages! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 164

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REAL ESTATE

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f you lived here, you’d be home. Real Estate is

all about location...right? Well with a location that has a 3 mile nationally renowned boardwalk, 10 miles of pristine beaches, the charm and culture of a quaint town and the close proximity to four major cities, Ocean City has the location covered.

a place called home Whether visiting the historic town of Berlin, Maryland, filled with old-town charm or taking a lazy Sunday afternoon stroll down the Boardwalk, you are sure to find the adventure or the quiet retreat you are searching for in a home. ...

REAL ESTATE Defender Realty Club Ocean Villas II 105 120th Street (410) 524-8452 www.defenderrealty.com Since 1990 Defender Realty has offered a wide variety of services within its organization. We have drawn upon its well balanced licensed real estate management team to become a source of strength. Our resale programs are real and we understand the complexity of the business with no

up-front fees.

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 45 ResortQuest Ocean City 8001 Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-3780 (877) 567-8008 www.ResortQuestOC.com Listing and selling homes, townhomes and condos in Ocean City and the surrounding coastal communities. Also, offering comprehensive vacation rental and homeowner association management services.

Panco, KATHERINE Associate Broker, CRS, GRI, RRS Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 12003 Coastal Hwy. Office: (410) 723-8554 (877) 565-2272 ext. 58554 Cell: (443) 235-6222 www.kathypanco.com 2009 Ocean City Citizen of the Year 2007 President Ocean City Chamber of Commerce

1999 President Coastal Association of Realtors 1997 REALTOR of the Year / Community Service Award Real estate “sales” covering Ocean City, MD and the lower DE seashore area. Providing professional real estate assistance and services for real estate buyers and sellers since 1982.

Richardson, Courtney B. Realtor 6200 Coastal Hwy. Ste 101 (410) 520-8062 (800) 400-6275 www.IknowOC.com Contact a true OC local for the inside scoop! Resort real estate specialist serving Ocean City, Ocean Pines, & Berlin. Ready to assist buyers & sellers with short sales/foreclosures, rental/investment properties, summer vacation homes, and primary residences. Be sure to visit my website to view all area listings: www.IknowOC.com

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VISIT WWW.OCEANCITY.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DINING

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cean City is truly becoming a culinary

destination in its own right. An array of restaurants line both sides of the streets from West Ocean City and downtown progressing Northward along Coastal Highway with cuisine to suit every palate.

eats and beats... The more than 300 restaurants, nightclubs,

THE NIGHTLIFE EXPERIENCE The day may be ending as the sun sets, but the fun for many is just beginning. Partying in Ocean City can be a truly unforgettable experience. Here are a few things to remember when heading out for the night: 1. Standard closing time is 2:00am 2. Certain establishments may require cover charges. 3. Please remember to tip your bartender for each drink. 4. If you do have one too many, you can always catch the Bus (they run 24 hours a day with stops along Coastal highway) or call one of our several readily-available cabs. Or ask a bartender to call for you. (Hailing a cab is prohibited.) 5. You may not possess an open container of any alcoholic beverage in public.

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bars and taverns that dot the resort area, provide conventioneers, vacationers and residents plenty of options for nightly ventures. Whether it’s a quiet dinner with views of the bay, ocean and Assateague Island, or a night of carousing with friends in the clubs, the Ocean City area has it all. Any and all of your dining and partying needs can be met in this resort. Ocean City is also known for its incredible nightlife. And this town definitely knows how to throw a party. There truly is something for everyone - from dance clubs, karaoke bars and party boats to sport bars, lounges and martini bars. So come see for yourself what makes Ocean City pulse with action when the sun goes down. ...

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DINING 32PALM RESTAURANT 32nd St. Oceanside Located in the Hilton Suites Oceanfront (410) 289-2525 www.ocmdrestaurants.com Located on the lobby level of the Hilton Suites Oceanfront, this stunning restaurant offers an eclectic menu based on Western Caribbean cuisine, while mixing in succulent Eastern Shore favorites. Enjoy the extensive wine list and save room to finish your meal with a gourmet dessert. AAA 3-Diamond Award Winner.

APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR 12849 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City (410) 213-7395 www.therosegroup.com Enjoy our 2 for $20 menu or one of our other great menu items like our sizzling steaks, signature salads, sandwiches, burgers, kids menu & delicious desserts. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 159

ATRIUM CAFÉ 54th St. Oceanside Located in the Quality Inn Oceanfront (410) 723-1646 www.ocmdrestaurants.com Whether you join the friendly staff for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, you can relax beneath towering palms and enjoy the lush landscaping, calls of the exotic birds and view the tropical fish pond. The Atrium Café is a unique place to meet friends for one of their famous frozen drinks after a relaxing day on the beach, or to wake up your winter! Truly a Tropical Experience!

BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street & the Bay (410) 524-7575 www.bjsonthewater.com Come join us at BJ’s on the Water for fun, food and atmosphere with a true Ocean City history. Here, you can jam to live music, watch sports on one of the many TVs, see the boats go by and marvel at the parade of ducks that come for the daily 1 p.m. feeding. Dine indoors or outdoors on a menu that features tantalizing appetizers, Eastern Shore crab cakes, fresh seafood, sizzling steaks, sandwiches and selections from the raw bar. Children can choose from a super kids menu. Our entire menu is served 11:00 am to 1:30 am year round.

THE BLUE OX BAR & GRILL 127th St. & Coastal Hwy., Bayside (410) 250-2440 www.theblueox.com Fun sports bar meets great family dining! 30 TV’s, game room, Keno, great H.H., Outside Deck, Kid’s menu, Wings, burgers, Ocean City, Maryland | 2011 Official Vacation Guide | www.oceancity.org

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days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in our restaurant and at the bar. Banquet room, meeting facility and private dining room are available BRASS BALLS SALOON/HOOTIES as well, making the Captain’s Table the perfect place for your next party, 1105 N. Boardwalk (Between 11th & wedding reception or corporate 12th Streets on the Boards) function. (410) 289-0069 Breakfast til 1 p.m. daily. Two Boardwalk Decks. Great View. Great CONNER’S food. Great drinks. Casual dining at its BEACH CAFÉ best. Nightly entertainment. Between 2nd & C’mon down! 3rd Streets SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 147 on the Boardwalk (410) 289-4105 www.connersbeachcafe.com

tropical drink menu. Happy hour & lunch specials daily.

15th St. & Baltimore Ave. (410) 289-7192 www.captainstableoc.com The Local’s favorite for 55 years is all new but still serves the finest seafood, steaks and poultry in a comfortably relaxed atmosphere. Located on the 3rd floor of the new Courtyard by Marriott on 15th Street and the beach. The family-owned Captain’s Table brings back its famous menu, while offering a children’s menu. Open 7

DENOVO’S TRATTORIA

sandwiches, crabcakes, soups, salads, steak, fish & more. Private room perfect for parties/meetings.

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THE CORAL REEF CAFÉ 17th St. & Boardwalk Located in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (410) 289-2612 www.ocmdrestaurants.com Enjoy the casual atmosphere in the four-story Atrium, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Omelettes, specialty salads and sandwiches with a Caribbean flair. Full dinner available in the relaxed atmosphere. Extensive

DAVINCI’S BY THE SEA 15th Street on the Boardwalk (410) 289-2974 www.davincisocmd.com DaVinci’s has been providing family friendly traditional Italian fare on the boardwalk for 23 years. Homemade sauces, pan sautés, and three generations of family recipes set the pace. All entrees include unlimited salad and bread, too! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 156

11310 Manklin Creek Rd. Ocean Pines (410) 208-2782 www.denovos.com Casual Dining with an Italian Flair!! DeNovo’s offers breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday starting at 7:30 am. A wide variety of specials are offered daily from pasta dishes to garden fresh salads, savory soups and fresh fish platters. Beer & wine is

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HoME oF THE oRIgINAL

FuLL MENu 11A.M. - 1:30 A.M. DAILy LuNcH & DINNER SpEcIALS Fresh Fish · Chicken · Burgers · Seafood Homemade Soups · Steaks · Pasta

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days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in our restaurant and at the bar. Banquet room, meeting facility and private dining room are available BRASS BALLS SALOON/HOOTIES as well, making the Captain’s Table the perfect place for your next party, 1105 N. Boardwalk (Between 11th & wedding reception or corporate 12th Streets on the Boards) function. (410) 289-0069 Breakfast til 1 p.m. daily. Two Boardwalk Decks. Great View. Great CONNER’S food. Great drinks. Casual dining at its BEACH CAFÉ best. Nightly entertainment. Between 2nd & C’mon down! 3rd Streets SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 147 on the Boardwalk (410) 289-4105 www.connersbeachcafe.com

tropical drink menu. Happy hour & lunch specials daily.

15th St. & Baltimore Ave. (410) 289-7192 www.captainstableoc.com The Local’s favorite for 55 years is all new but still serves the finest seafood, steaks and poultry in a comfortably relaxed atmosphere. Located on the 3rd floor of the new Courtyard by Marriott on 15th Street and the beach. The family-owned Captain’s Table brings back its famous menu, while offering a children’s menu. Open 7

DENOVO’S TRATTORIA

sandwiches, crabcakes, soups, salads, steak, fish & more. Private room perfect for parties/meetings.

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THE CORAL REEF CAFÉ 17th St. & Boardwalk Located in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (410) 289-2612 www.ocmdrestaurants.com Enjoy the casual atmosphere in the four-story Atrium, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Omelettes, specialty salads and sandwiches with a Caribbean flair. Full dinner available in the relaxed atmosphere. Extensive

DAVINCI’S BY THE SEA 15th Street on the Boardwalk (410) 289-2974 www.davincisocmd.com DaVinci’s has been providing family friendly traditional Italian fare on the boardwalk for 23 years. Homemade sauces, pan sautés, and three generations of family recipes set the pace. All entrees include unlimited salad and bread, too! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 156

11310 Manklin Creek Rd. Ocean Pines (410) 208-2782 www.denovos.com Casual Dining with an Italian Flair!! DeNovo’s offers breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday starting at 7:30 am. A wide variety of specials are offered daily from pasta dishes to garden fresh salads, savory soups and fresh fish platters. Beer & wine is

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the BeSt BBQ riBS under the Sun! Enjoy indoor or outdoor oceanfront dining on the boardwalk! Certified Angus Beef™, fresh local seafood, lite fare & more!

BreakFaSt Served daily FeBruary thru deceMBer. • FaMily owned and operated • open year round • catering availaBle • Full Bar • children’S Menu • parking • caSual dining • Slow cooked BBQ • traditional eaStern Shore atMoSphere

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www.oceanviewgrill.coM 16th Street & the Boardwalk • ocean city, Maryland 21842

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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT available with Happy Hour prices in our bar & lounge as well as weekly drink specials available restaurant wide. Catering is customized to fit your needs. Come to DeNovo’s ….we make the food and you make it happen...located in the South Gate of Ocean Pines!!!

DOUGH ROLLER RESTAURANT South Division Street & Boardwalk - (410) 289-3501 3rd Street & Boardwalk - (410) 289-2599 41st Street & Coastal Hwy. - (410) 524-9254 70th Street & Coastal Hwy. - (410) 524-7981 Route 50 Westbound West Ocean City - (410) 213-7862

www.DoughRollerRestaurants.com Five family-friendly locations around town! Join us for breakfast (served at West OC, 3rd, 41st and 70th Street locations) featuring overstuffed omelettes paired with the best pancakes on the beach, lunchtime for a hand-tossed pizza, or our hearty Italian dinners. South Division and West OC locations serving Dayton’s Fried Chicken! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 149

FAT DADDY’S SUBS, PIZZA, WINGS Baltimore Ave. Between Dorchester & Talbot Sts. (410) 289-4040 82nd St. & Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-8228 www.fatdaddysocmd.com Family owned & operated since 1985. Affordable prices, casual comfortable atmosphere. Great subs, fresh dough pizza, jumbo buffalo wings and healthy fresh salads. Dine in/ Carry out/ Delivery Late till 4 a.m. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 157

THE GLOBE 12 Broad Street, Berlin (410) 641-0784 www.globetheater.com Nestled in the historic downtown Berlin, MD minutes from the beach, The Globe is an exciting, unique & comfortable dining experience. Enjoy a cocktail at the famous Coppertop Bar, bring the family to dine in our restored movie theater dining room or gather with friends and loved ones upstairs in The Balcony Art Gallery & Lounge. Lunch, dinner or Sunday Brunch, there is always something to see at The Globe – local, regional and national entertainment, local artwork, movies, games and more. Make a day of it and indulge at The Globe.

THE ORIGINAL GREENE TURTLE SPORTS BAR & GRILLE 116th St. & Coastal Hwy. Bayside (410) 723-2120 www.thegreeneturtle.com Something for everyone: 50 TV’s, game room, apparel store, Keno, entertainment, Kid’s menu, catering, the Best H.H., Mon.-Fri., Wings, burgers, sandwiches, Crabcakes, soups, salads & more. Carry out shop open seasonally.

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The ArT of ITA TAlIAn TAl lIA Cook ookIng ookI Ing ng on The BoArdwAlk lk! Cele eleBrATIng 21 YeArs rs · Endless Salad & Bread · Homemade Alfredo’s · 15 Items under $15 · Children’s Menu · Fresh Veal, Seafood · Catering Facility · Indoor/ Outdoor Dining · 20 Wines for $20

HALL’S RESTAURANT 60th St. & Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-2305 www.halls-oc.com Serving 3 Great Buffets! Breakfast Buffet featuring Eggs Benedict. Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet, featuring Snow Crab Legs and the New Pizza, Pasta, Soup, Salad and Dessert Buffet upstairs.

HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL 12841 S. Harbor Road West Ocean City (410) 213-1846 Why Harborside? Cause its good to have fun. We are family friendly. Casual atmosphere, and our orange crushes, well they are the Original! Great Food and Happy Hour specials. Stop by and meet our friendly staff and have a drink and a bite to eat. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 148

HARRISON’S HARBOR WATCH RESTAURANT & RAW BAR Boardwalk South overlooking the Inlet (410) 289-5121

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410.289.2974 | www.davincisoc.com Plenty of FREE Parking! 15th Street and the Boardwalk

www.harborwatchrestaurant.com Seafood, fresh from the docks to your table. Enjoy the absolutely freshest catch in town, Harbor Watch is in constant communication with local fishermen as they return from the sea, and their chef’s meet the boats at the docks to choose the daily catch of the day. Beautiful view overlooking the Ocean City Inlet, the Atlantic Ocean & Assateague Island. Ocean City’s most unique Raw Bar features their famous made to order Oyster Stew, a wide variety of hand shucked raw oysters, clams, steamed shrimp, Alaskan & Snow crab legs.

HEMINGWAY’S AT THE CORAL REEF 17th St. & Boardwalk Located in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (410) 289-2612 www.ocmdrestaurants.com Serving the best island flavors. The menu features local favorites as well as an innovative interpretation of Floridian and island cuisine. Enjoy fresh seafood and Caribbean

specialties in our Key West style dining room with original artwork showcasing the life of Ernest Hemingway. Gourmet dessert and coffee menu.

HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT & OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel 101st Street Oceanfront (410) 524-3535 · (800) 638-2100 www.clarionoc.com Breakfast, Sunday Breakfast Buffet, Lunch & Dinner overlooking the ocean. Menu featuring fresh seafood, beef, veal and chicken. All-You-Can-Eat Prime Rib – Crab Leg – Seafood Buffet. Live entertainment. Wine Spectator Best of Excellence Award.

J/R’S THE PLACE FOR RIBS 62nd St & Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-7427 131st St & Coastal Hwy. (410) 250-3100 www.JRSRibs.com Family friendly atmosphere. Serving BBQ Babyback Ribs, Beef Ribs, Pulled Pork, Steaks, Seafood, and Chicken. Outstanding Prime Rib and O.C’s best

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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Lump Crab Cake. Carry Out, Full Bar, TV’s, Game Room. Just dang good! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 159

La Hacienda Mexican Food & Spirits

8003 Coastal Hwy. · 80th St. & Coastal Hwy. (410) 524-8080 · (800) 297-8081 www.oclahacienda.com

Lighthouse Sound Restaurant St. Martin’s Neck Rd, Bishopville 1 mile west of OC (410) 352-5250 · (888) 554-4557 www.lighthousesoundrestaurant.com

The Little House of Pancakes

7307 Coastal Hwy. · 74th St. & Coastal Hwy. (410) 520-0407 www.ocpancakes.com Serving a full Breakfast menu with omelettes, eggs, waffles, kids menu and pancakes til 3 p.m. Dinner served May – September. Limited Breakfast menu available at dinner plus subs, sandwiches, baby back ribs, pizza and Kids menu. Call for Winter hours. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 159

Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill 53rd St. Bayside (410) 723-5565 www.mackys.com Macky’s is a laid back Bar & Grill serving great food and drink in a fabulous family setting. The rustic waterfront restaurant and bar is open air, has a private white sandy beach with a tropical feel. The cocktails are cool, the beer is cold, the welcome is always warm and at night Macky’s heats up! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 74

Nick’s Original House of Ribs 145th St. & Coastal Hwy. (410) 250-1984 www.nickshouseofribs.com Nick’s Original House of Ribs is famous for baby back ribs, jumbo lump crab cakes, juicy Black Angus steaks, prime rib, burgers, barbecued shrimp and Nick’s fabulous onion loaf. Top off one of our great meals with a cool Banana Daiquiri or Strawberry Colada and you’re in paradise.

Ocean View Grill 16th Street on the Boardwalk (410) 289-3012 www.oceanviewgrill.com The Ocean View Grill offers oceanfront breakfast all year. Dinner is made up from a great selection of local seafood & BBQ favorites.  Acoustic entertainment at the bar on weekends makes the OVG a one stop for a great time! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 154

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Japanese Steak & Seafood House & Sushi Bar

410.213.7711

Where ev erything happens before your eyes...

410.213.7711 12741 Ocean Gateway #603 Ocean City, MD 21842 Located in the Ocean City Factory Outlets

PAUL REVERE SMORGASBORD Boardwalk & 2nd Street (410) 524-1776 www.ocmdrestaurants.com With over 100 items to choose from for just $12.99 for adults, $7.99 for children 9 – 12, $5.99 for children 5 – 8 & children ages 4 and under eating for FREE, this is the way to go on an evening at the Boardwalk! Enjoy Seafood, Italian, Mexican, Ribs, carving station featuring Roast Beef, Baked Ham, and Roast Maryland Turkey and much more. Enjoy the extensive Salad Bar & Dessert Bar with an Ice Cream Sundae station!

PHILLIPS BY THE SEA 13th St. in Phillips Beach Plaza Hotel (410) 289-9121 · (800) 492-5834 Phillips Crab House 21st St. & Coastal Hwy. (410) 289-6821 · (800) 549-2722 Phillips Seafood House 141st St. & Coastal Hwy. (410) 250-1200 · (800) 799-2722 www.phillipsseafood.com Three Ocean City locations each with their own unique personality!

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Specializing in Maryland Style Seafood and an All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet at the 21st Street and 141st Street locations. Serving both A la Carte and carryout. Group tours welcome. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 155

PIZZA HUT www.pizzahutmd.com 132nd St. & Coastal Hwy – (410) 250-3288 28th St. & Coastal Hwy – (410) 289-5331 Route 611, West OC – (410) 213-8150 Rt. 589, Ocean Pines – (410) 208-1916 Route 13, Pocomoke – (410) 957-2202 Ocean City Delivery – (410) 250-2000 Ocean Pines Delivery – (410) 208-1977

PRIMO HOAGIES 13209 Coastal Highway (410) 250-0522 www.primohoagies.com

REFLECTIONS RESTAURANT 67th St. Oceanside Located in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront (410) 289-5252 www.ocmdrestaurants.com The ultimate in French and American

cuisine, featuring the only Tableside Flambe cooking in Ocean City. Enjoy their unique, eclectic menu and award winning wine list. Chef’s specials & Early Bird specials daily. Delectable dessert and coffee drinks to top off your meal. AAA 3-Daimond Award Winner.

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Glen Riddle Golf Club House, West OC (410) 213-9444 · (888) 632-4747 www.ruthschris.com

SAKURA JAPANESE STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE & SUSHI BAR 12741 Ocean Gateway, #603 (in the Ocean City Factory Outlets) (410) 213-7711 www.sakurasteakhouse.com Come dine at the restaurant “Where everything happens before your eyes”. The Chef’s prepare only the freshest ingredients with great care and beautifully presented in a way that delight the eyes as well as the taste buds. Children’s menu available. Lunch served June through October.

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2 for $20 The one and only REAL DEAL in the neighborhood.

1 AppEtizER +2 EntREEs

$20

74th St. & Coastal Hwy. 7307 Coastal Hwy. Call for Winter Hours

Carryout Available Kiddie Menu Available

Much More than Pancakes

You call it in.

Breakfast · Lunch · Dinner Summer Hours: 6:30am - 9:00pm

Outdoor Dining · Pancakes & Waffles Served All Day Lunch & Breakfast Served Year Round Beer, Wine, Liquor, Bloody Marys, Mimosas & Coffee Drinks

410.520.0407

We bring it out.

OCEAn CitY AppLEbEE’s View our menu on www.ocpancakes.com

Route 50 (next to the OC Outlets) p 410.213.7395 www.therosegroup.com

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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Be sure to check out our menu on www.sakurasteakhouse. com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 158

SEACRETS BAR & GRILLE 117 W. 49th St., Bayside (410) 524-4900 www.seacrets.com It’s Jamaica, USA. Bayfront paradise. Tropical plants, cool libations, island-style food, rafts in the water, 17 bars indoors & out, live entertainment. Find us & get lost. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 154

SEASIDE DELI, BEER & WINE 73rd Street Bayside on Coastal Hwy (410) 524-7207 www.seasidedelioc.com “Great Food Made By Weird People” same ones for 25 years. Loaded Subs & Sandwiches, fresh soups & salads made here. Fast, friendly service. Comfortable Family Atmosphere. Eat in or Carry Out. Free WIFI, 5 TV’s, Lottery. Large Selection of Beers and Wines. OC’s Smallest Bar, ASK THE LOCALS ABOUT US! We take Visa, MC, AMEX & Discover

SHENANIGAN’S IRISH PUB & GRILLE 4th St. & Boardwalk (410) 289-7181 www.ocshenanigans.com Dine day or night on our great oceanfront deck. Irish music nightly. Remember to Eat, Drink & Be Irish @ 4th Street! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 160

SUB MARINA 12703 Sunset Ave. West Ocean City (410) 213-2868 www.submarinaoc.com

WATERMAN’S SEAFOOD COMPANY 12505 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City (410) 213-1020 www.crabsoc.com We are a family friendly restaurant, which serves high quality seafood at reasonable prices. Since 1982 Waterman’s has been serving up Eastern Shore Tradition. Waterman’s offers a carryout and fresh seafood market, a downstairs dining room and bar area, as well as an upstairs dining room and a sports bar.

YOKOZUNA RESTAURANT 11403 A Coastal Hwy Gold Coast Mall (410) 524-7412 www.yokozunaoc.com Yokozuna proudly serves best sushi in town! Always fresh seafood ingredients! The sake bar at Yokozuna offers a hand-selected extensive sake collection, ranging from the classic to the newest brands. Dine-in or carryout, always friendly service and great atmosphere! Great kids menu! Use OC2011 promotion code to get 10% OFF your entire order.

THE SHARK ON THE HARBOR 12924 Sunset Avenue, West Ocean City (Located on the commercial fishing harbor) (410) 213-0924 www.ocshark.com We care about what you eat. It’s that simple. All natural proteins, locally caught seafood and fresh local produce are the foundations on which our menu is built. Open for lunch and dinner year round. Features posted on line daily. Reservations recommended. Fresh. Local. Organic. Taste The Difference.

THE STERLING SEAFOOD GRILL & OYSTER BAR 67th St. Oceanside Located in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront (410) 289-5252 www.ocmdrestaurants.com Enjoy fresh seafood selections, lite fare, specialty salads, hot soups and sandwiches. Or order from the Raw Bar featuring oysters on the half shell, steamed shrimp, clams, crab legs and our famous oyster stew. The extensive drink list features a wide variety of martinis, frozen specialties, beer & wine. Daily Specials & Happy Hour. “A Casual Atmosphere catered by Reflections.”

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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT LOCAL MUSICIANS

T

he live music scene in Ocean City is brimming

with talent and diversity, spreading over a vast number of musical genres and styles, ranging from the jukebox hits of yesterday to thought provoking and moving original pieces of today; some of Clockwise: The Electric Company, Lauren Glick, Bryan Russo Full Circle, Opposite Directions

which can be heard quite literally all over the world.

local musicians... For years, Ocean City has been branded

a “cover band” town, and even though the

lyrics that bite.”

If you dig jam bands and roots music,

band Full Circle…a can’t miss show for all ages.

resort boasts some of the finest musicians

check out the Electric Company, a

singing other people’s songs on the East

talented quartet led by Nate Clendenen

Cowboys are a resort favorite mixing all

Coast, there are also a growing number

and head G-13 songwriter Johnny “Suit”

your favorite island music with a country

of bands and songwriters who play all

Sybert. Each show is a foot stomping

twang that has taken them to Nashville and

over town supporting songs they wrote

mix of country, Americana and good old

all over the Mid-Atlantic region.

themselves.

fashioned rock n roll.

Lower Class Citizens is a raucous rock

If mellow music is more your thing,

Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater

There’s Rastafarians, jazz cats, mellow melody makers, rockers and singer

and roll quartet born and raised right here

there are a variety of acoustic acts like

songwriters and pretty much any other

on the Eastern Shore. Looking to have

Opposite Directions, 20 year veterans of

style of musicians here in Ocean City….

your face melted off with Led Zeppelin-like

the local scene, who are one of the most

so be sure to take in a show when visiting

riffs and soulful vocals bellowed to the back

enjoyable and talented duos on the entire

Ocean City, and try to resist the urge to yell

row, then don’t miss a LCC show next time

island. They can pretty much sing your

“Freebird!”

you visit the island.

favorite song in a way you may have never

Bryan Russo is a bluesy singer songwriter whose songs have been featured in indie films, surf movies, and

heard before, and you’ll never forget their

...

fantastic live shows. Lauren Glick is a talented songstress

heard in 18 countries thanks to the Internet.

with a powerful voice that will make you

Whether on the piano or the guitar, Russo

remember your favorite Janis Joplin

has been likened to a cross between Tom

records. She sings with a variety of acts,

Waits and the White Stripes and his sound

including the blues trio the Moodswingers.

has been described as “the blues stomping

Also, be sure to check out Glick’s former

on pop melodies, with a soulful voice and

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ENTERTAINMENT CASINO AT OCEAN DOWNS 10218 Racetrack Rd. Berlin (410) 641-0600 www.oceandowns.com The Casino at Ocean Downs, opening late 2010, will be Maryland’s first Eastern Shore Casino. Located just west of the Ocean City beaches, Ocean Downs features over 750 of the best paying slots plus electronic blackjack and roulette table games. Live Harness Racing is offered seasonally while Simulcast Racing continues year-round. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 162

musician spotlight Jimmy Charles, Ocean City Native and Nashville recording star says he officially became a National Recording Artist when “Whatever It Takes” was played on Every Clear Channel Country Station across the Nation in September of 2009! Jimmy is a Soulful, Genuine and Passion filled Country Singer and Writer. He was a Season 9 AMERICAN IDOL Hollywood contestant and opened side stage for Montgomery Gentry and Lady

OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel 101st Street Oceanfront (410) 524-3535 (800) 638-2100 www.clarionoc.com Dance the night away to some of the area’s favorite bands or enjoy sporting events on the multiple hi-def large screen TV’s including two jumbo TV’s. “Where the big kids play.”

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Antebellum. Jimmy grew up in Ocean City, MD, where Sports, Fishing, Crabbing, Sailing, Boating, Beach and of course playing and writing music (Since Age 15) were his favorite activities. Jimmy moved to Nashville in November of ‘08 to fully develop himself as a Singer, Writer and Performer. Jimmy also sings and gives Motivational Speeches to Young Children in Elementary schools encouraging them to chase their Dreams!

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SWEETS & TREATS

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re you a lover of all that is chocolate? Do you

have a sweet tooth for ice cream, salt water taffy, candy apples and all that is sweet? Well Ocean City has plenty to offer to help cure that craving.

have a sweet tooth? Take a stroll down our

frozen yogurt at one of our newest

FRACTURED PRUNE

boardwalk and enjoy

additions to Ocean City, Bodacious

North Bay Shopping Center 125th Street & Coastal Hwy. (410) 250-4400 www.fracturedprune.com

the many tastes that “are” Ocean City.

Buckets. A treat that’s a favorite of the whole family.

Starting with hand

As you venture out into the small towns

crafted chocolates

that surround us in Worcester County, you

WOCKENFUSS CANDIES

and salt water taffy

will find many more offerings, such as the

1st St. & Boards 7th St. & Boards Rt. 50 West OC (in the White Marlin Mall) (410) 213-0314 (888) 282-0314 www.candycounter.com We are a family-owned Ocean City favorite for over 40 years. In addition to salt water taffy and creamy fudge, we are known for our delicious chocolate selection and our gourmet caramel apples. Our West OC store and our 5 locations in Baltimore are open year-round.

and moving on to those delicious hand dipped candy apples and cotton candy. There are many local business that have

“Smith Island Cake,” which is our state dessert and decadent cupcakes. Whatever your tastes may be, gourmet, homemade cakes, signature desserts, boardwalk specialties there is something

been known here for their unique treats

scrumptious waiting for you in Ocean City,

and family recipes for many years. In 2010

MD.

Dolle’s Candyland Celebrated 100 years in business on Ocean City Boardwalk.

...

SWEETS AND TREATS

Generations have come to enjoy their world famous caramel corn & their handmade coconut macaroons. When you are cruising Coastal Highway there are lots of confections to choose from such as ice cream, local made cakes and desserts. Many of our restaurants offer signature desserts that are a great way to end the day. Enjoy a coffee & dessert at one of many local establishments. Stop in and try some delicious, creamy

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BAKED DESSERT CAFE 120 N. Main Street Berlin (410) 641-1800 www.bakeddessertcafe.com

BODACIOUS BUCKETS FROZEN CUSTARD 12907 Coastal Highway (443) 669-6902 www.bodaciousbuckets.com

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WEDDINGS

beach dreams... D

reaming of a beach wedding

with the sand between your toes

and the Ocean behind you? Couples from all over come to Ocean City,

and economy lodging, to a private beach ceremony for two or a full celebrity style event, you will find that Ocean City can set a perfect stage for your rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. ...

Maryland to exchange their vows of

WEDDINGS

marriage. Destination weddings are

Good Clean Fun Life

becoming more and more popular for couples of all ages. They can be quite memorable for the

Serving O.C. & surrounding area (443) 614-0224 www.goodcleanfunlife.com/wedding Wedding services, officiant, photography and more.

guests as well. Many couples are surprised at how many family members and friends travel to come to a wedding in Ocean City. Who would pass up a weekend at the beach? From oceanfront luxury hotels

Beach wedding packages – minister, photo, video, DJ, limo, beach set-up and rentals. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 164

ROX WEDDINGS & EVENTS 1406 Chicago Avenue, Ste 102 (410) 289-7699 (866) 472-3012 www.roxenterprises.com

Ocean City Weddings Pastor Mary Mazzullo 305 Union Ave. Salisbury (410) 680-6366 www.oceancityweddingpastor.com Wedding Officiants, Photographers, Videography. Choose the services you need. We look forward to hearing from you anytime.   E-mail: PastorMaryMazzullo@comcast.net or PastorMary@ OceanCityWeddingPastor.com

Tying the knot? Apply at the Worcester County Court House located at 1 West Market Street, Room 104 Snow Hill, MD 21863. Hours for applying are 8:30am-4:00pm Monday-Friday- contact number is 410-632-5500. · Only one person needs to apply. · The fee for a marriage license is $35, cash only. · You will need a driver’s license or birth certificate for the bride and groom. · You will need to supply your social security number. · License is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. · You must wait until 6am on the second calendar day after you apply for the license before you can be married. · If either party is divorced, you will need proper documentation signed by a judge. · If either party has a deceased spouse, you will need the death certificate. · You may apply by mail if you live out of state, but it is not encouraged as it may take up to six months to complete the process. If you would like to get married on the beach in Ocean City, you must obtain permission from City Hall. There is no fee required, just a simple form. Please call City Hall at 410-289-8221.

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CONVENTION CENTER EDITORIAL AND PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY R.E.POWELL CONVENTION CENTER

O

cean City, Maryland is “The East Coast’s Number One

Vacation Destination,” with waves of activities and events that appeal to our visitors. The same activities and events that lure vacationers to our coast also create the perfect convention and meeting destination. The best is getting better for our meeting and convention patrons as the Roland E. Powell Convention Center is starting an expansion program in 2011 that will be complete in the Spring of

convention center 2012. The expanded venue will offer new ballroom and exhibit space overlooking the Isle of Wight Bay with panoramic sunset views. Delegates find Ocean City’s familyfriendly environment filled with exciting things to see and do when they take a break from business. Sun, sand and surf and a myriad of activities always beckon. Ocean City’s meeting and convention destination centerpiece is the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, offering 182,200 square feet of multi-functional space conveniently located along the sparkling Isle of Wight Bay at 40th Street. The Ocean City Convention Center also houses Ocean City’s attractive Visitor Information Center, a good place to start your visit to our resort. The Ocean City Convention Center is enhanced by exhibit halls, meeting rooms, a multi-purpose banquet/

general session area, and a full-service

planner, group tour planner, visitor

kitchen that serves groups of 2,500-plus.

guides, maps and other promotional

Festivals, concerts, antique shows and

materials are available. Spouse programs

arts and crafts events open to the public

are also available.

are held throughout the year at the convention center. The Roland E. Powell Convention

In short, the Roland E. Powell Convention Center is an ideal business destination, just a 5 hour drive from New

Center offers the perfect venue for

York and Richmond; less than 3 hours

conventions, trade shows and meetings.

from Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis

Designed to provide flexibility to fit

and Philadelphia and even less if you

individual needs, meeting rooms can be

fly USAir into the convenient Salisbury/

set in a variety of configurations and can

Ocean City Regional Airport.

be combined to accommodate a large

Maryland’s only beach resort, Ocean

range of people and activities. Outside,

City is a year-round destination and the

the promenade features a beautiful

Roland E. Powell Convention Center is

bayfront backdrop to any gathering.

the place to meet during every season.

A food court nearby holds two modern

For more information please contact the

concession areas.

sales team at 410.289.2800.

The professional staff is ready to assist with all of your convention and meeting

...

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144TH ST. TRANSIT CENTER

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O.C. MAP

Directions To Ocean City New York, New Jersey Areas Take I-95 South to Wilmington, Del. When you get off the Del. Memorial Bridge take I-95 South (as if to Baltimore). Take Exit 4A which reads Rt 1 south. Stay on Route 1 all the way to OC, MD. NY City 250 miles, 5 hours Trenton, NJ 200 miles 4 hours New York State, Great Lakes Areas Take I-81 south through NY state to Harrisburg, PA. In Harrisburg take I-83 south to Baltimore’s Beltway I-695. Take I-695 to I-97 south to Rt 50. Rt 50 to OC, MD. Philadelphia 150 miles 3 hours Take I-95 South to Wilmington. Take exit 4A for Rt 1 South. Stay on Rt 1 all way to OC. Washington DC 150 miles 3-4 hours Take Route 495 (the Beltway) around Washington to Route 50 east, exit #19A. Take Rt 50 East to OC, MD. Baltimore 150 miles 3 hours Take Rt 695 ( the beltway) around Baltimore to Route 97 south( Exit #4). Take 97 south to Rt 50 east. Stay on Rt 50 east to OC, MD. Norfolk area Take I - 64 to Route 13 North. Use 13 North over Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Continue north on Route 13 until Pocomoke, MD then take Route 113 north to RT 50 East into OC, MD. Central PA, and Harrisburg Areas Take I-83 South to the Baltimore Beltway Route 695, Exit #24. Take Rt. 695 West to Route 97 South, exit #4 , to Route 50East. Rt. 50 East goes to OC, MD. Harrisburg 200 miles 4 hours York 200 miles 4 hours

GREYHOUND/ CAROLINA TRAILWAYS BUS STATION (2nd STREET)

GREATER OC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EUNICE Q. SORIN VISITOR & CONFERENCE CENTER

Pittsburgh, Western PA Area 400 miles 8 hours Take Route 76, the PA Turnpike east to Breezewood, PA. Pick up RT 70 east. Take Rt 70 east to the Baltimore Beltway(695). Travel south on the beltway to Route 97 south. Take RT 97 to Rt 50 east. Route 50 East to OC, MD. Central Ohio Take best route to I-70 East. I –70 East to I-695 Baltimore Beltway. Take Exit 4, I – 97 South toward Annapolis/Bay Bridge. Merge onto Rt. 50 East. Cross Bay Bridge and follow Rt. 50 all the way into OC, MD.

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Overlooking Assateague Island, the Ocean City Inlet & the Atlantic Ocean! The Oceanic Motel offers guests rooms with a color TV, air-conditioning, private bath, telephone, and a refrigerator. We also provide free ice, coffee, tea, fresh fruit and the morning newspaper. Outdoors, take in the unobstructed view of beautiful Assateague Island and our private bayside beach, both overlooking the beautiful bay. You will also enjoy the private outdoor swimming pool. Fisherman love Ocean City for it’s famous deep sea, surf and pier fishing. Complimentary fishing passes are available daily for access to the conveniently located fishing pier stretching into the Assawoman Bay just north of the

Ocean City Inlet. Wave runner rentals are also on premise. And for the golfer, the Ocean City area golf courses provide a variety of challenges from wetlands to woodlands. When it’s time for a delicious meal, Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant is just steps away, and prepares seafood fresh from the boats to your table. They also offer Ocean City’s most unique Raw Bar! All this overlooks the Inlet & Assateague Island and is within walking distance to the famous Ocean City Boardwalk which is filled with amusements, shopping and dining.

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