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Three Places You Have to Check Out in Ocean City


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Forget Chicago — Ocean City MD is your kind of town!

From its world-famous fishing to its vibrant boardwalk nightlife, Ocean City is truly a world away from home. People have been coming to the southern tip of Maryland for recreation for more than a hundred years. Since the 19th century, the best of Ocean City has attracted people from all over the country (and the world) with its sprawling beaches, exquisite seafood, and plethora of activities.

What makes Ocean City so special, you may be asking? Here are a few highlights of things to do in Ocean City:

1. The Boardwalk: While it may not be a “boardwalk empire” (nudge nudge wink wink), the Ocean City Boardwalk is renowned the world over. In fact, National Geographic recently named Ocean City’s boardwalk as one of the top ten in the United States! You can ride the gigantic Ferris wheel at the Jolly Roger Amusement Park or take a gander at the world’s weirdest objects at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum. Enjoy the beach fireworks on display during the summer or chow down on some Thrashers French fries (with vinegar, of course).


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2. The White Marlin Open: Known as, among other things, the “White Marlin Capital of the World,” Ocean City hosts the White Marlin Open. Every summer, avid fishermen and women from all over the world congregate on the eastern shore to fish the beautiful and elusive white marlin. This August, the 42nd Annual White Marlin Open’s grand-prize winner caught a 94-pound marlin, winning more than one million dollars in the process! In general, Ocean City is known for its delectable seafood cuisine, such as Maryland’s world-famous crabs.


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3. Assateague Island: Assateague Island is a 37-mile long barrier Island off the coast of Ocean City. Host to both the Assateague Island National Seashore and the Assateague State Park, the island is well known for its feral horses, its gorgeous seashore campgrounds, and its plentiful canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Assateague (which means “a marshy place across”) is the perfect place to get away from it all but still enjoys all the amenities and activities Ocean City has to offer.

To experience the best of Ocean City yourself, check with your local travel agent. Planning a vacation in Ocean City for you and your family is easy. Leaving the place on the other hand — well, that’s a different story!

The best of Ocean City is waiting for you. Come take a look for yourself.

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