Archive for April, 2010

Ocean City Maryland Beach Rental

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Ocean City Maryland is a popular vacation destination for beachcombers and with so much to see and do, its no wonder that many will come this year to OCMD for their family vacation. Many Family Vacationers will log onto www.rentraffles.com for an affordable condo rental this summer in Ocean City Maryland.

Ocean City Senior Week Activities

Play It Safe Ocean City Maryland

Congratulations to the 2010 graduates as many will also make the trip to OCMD for Senior Week.
Ocean City is known for its “Senior Week” activities. Recently graduated high school seniors from Maryland and surrounding states travel to Ocean City to spend a week with friends and away from parental supervision. Senior Week traditionally begins the first week after graduation. The Town of Ocean City has a “play it safe” campaign with scheduled events to keep the graduates safe.

Attention High School grads! Are you coming to Ocean City Maryland for some fun in the sun? Do you like to dance or play volleyball or basketball? Do you like to bowl or surf the water slide? Would you like to learn how to windsurf or kayak? How about playing laser tag or paintball? Play It Safe has just the thing for you!

Play It Safe can offer you all of these activities and so much more. During June, the Ocean City Play It Safe month, there are over 40 exciting free events planned. With the support and administration of the Worcester County Health Department, it is planned and sponsored by the Ocean City Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee. The Play It Safe committee develops, prints and distributes nearly 65,000 Play It Safe booklets to high schools across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware just before graduation. If the booklets are not available at your school, you can pick one up at many Ocean City businesses, Visitor’s Center on 40th St., Chamber of Commerce and places of accommodation. This booklet contains over 47 money saving coupons and a centerfold calendar listing of all the free events. In addition, the Play It Safe booklet contains valuable information about potential health hazards, local laws and ordinances and where to seek help if needed.

The goal of Play It Safe is to encourage high school graduates to make informed, healthy choices while having responsible fun without the use of alcohol and other drugs. This project is a well coordinated effort of the Ocean City Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee, the Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Ocean City. It is a community wide project that involves a partnership of health, education, law enforcement, business, service organizations and volunteers. With a core grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention and donations from many local businesses and caring citizens, this project has been able to grow stronger every year.

Ocean City is a great place to visit, to have great fun and to make wonderful graduation memories. One important objective for the Play It Safe program is to promote an injury-free June for visiting High School grads. We encourage all high school grads who are planning to come to Ocean City for Senior Week to get a Play It Safe booklet from their high school or pick one up here in Ocean City. Check out the events, plan to attend them and be sure to bring your booklet with you! Pick up a wristband to ride the city bus all week – FREE. With everyone working together, your graduation vacation to Ocean City will be enjoyable and filled with outstanding memories. We, the Play It Safe committee, look forward to meeting you at one of our awesome graduation events!

Play It Safe Info courtesy of www.playitsafeoc.com

Things to eat on the Ocean City Maryland Boardwalk

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Ocean City Maryland

Visit OCMD this year for your vacation

Summer of 2010 is almost here and Ocean City Maryland will be the vacation hot spot again this year for families all across the country. Many will visit the boardwalk in Ocean City and there is so much to do and eat on the boardwalk. Things that we recommend trying while strolling down the boards this year are as follows but not limited to. Fresh-squeezed lemonade to thirsty beachcombers, Sticky sweet caramel-coated Fisher’s Popcorn, Clouds of cotton candy at various sweets shop on the boardwalk, Dough Roller and Tony’s Pizza, Hot Funnel Cakes, Dumser’s Dairyland to sample their creamy concoctions, Candy Kitchen with a brightly colored selection of sweets, Colorful Snowballs and Shaved Ice, Thrashers boardwalk French Fries, and Fried Chicken, Seafood and Sandwiches from Atlantic Stand, plus so much more. The Ocean City boardwalk has so much to offer and while you are considering OCM this year for your vacation, consider Raffles as your choice for your affordable rental this year.

Ocean City Maryland Boardwalk

Ocean City Maryland Famous Boardwalk

Plan for your vacation now as vacation time is almost here. For affordable vacation condo rentals check out: www.rentraffles.com

What’s convenient about this 127th street rental? Plenty!

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Not familiar with northern Ocean City? Never been there before? We let us tell you exactly why this townhouse on 127th street is the perfect place for you and your family to conveniently enjoy your next vacation! Leave the tour guiding to us.

First, lets talk food.

What family or group of vacationers doesn’t enjoy a delicious meal after a long day of sun bathing and boogie boarding? Well there are plenty of those available within walking distance of this beautiful beach getaway. Here are a few of our top picks:

-Try one of Ocean City’s biggest burgers at The Blue Ox Bar & Grill on 126th St.

-Get dressed up for a fine dining experience and enjoy Chef Sander’s specialties at Jules on 118th St.

-Enjoy some award-winning wings at Hooters of Ocean City on 123rd St.

-Try Tequila Mockingbird’s famous margaritas and unbeatable Mexican cuisine on 130th St.

-Need a tasty breakfast? Visit the award-winning Fractured Prune Donut Shoppe for some hot, hand-dipped donuts (featured on the Food Network Program, Southern Living and Roker on the Road) on 127th St.

-Indulge in the all-time famous crab cakes and seafood of Phillips Seafood House on 141st St.

These are just some favorite locals, but there are many more restaurants Ocean City has to offer!

Happy kids, happy vacation, happy memories.

This townhouse location has plenty for the kids to do, which we all know is very important on a family vacation. Here are a few of the many activities and pastimes the family can enjoy together:

-Spend a day biking, playing sports, running or lounging at the Ocean City’s famous Northside Park conveniently on 127th St. This is the largest most popular park facility in the city. The 58-acre complex offers three lighted softball/baseball fields, a lighted soccer field, multipurpose field, a fishing lagoon, a foot-bridge, concession stands, two playgrounds, a picnic area, two piers, a gazebo, walking/jogging paths and a 14,200 sq. foot gymnasium! If you’re looking for that large, multi-purpose and spacious park-feel in a beach city, you have found it with Northside Park.

-Break up the heat with a refreshing family trip to Carousel’s Ice Rink and arcade/game room on 118th St.

-Enjoy a sunset evening of competitive family putt-putt golf at the famous Old Pro Golf including a pirate ship, African safari, Polynesian garden and two family arcades on 136th St.

Now to the point; you need water!

There are multiple options of water for your family to enjoy, starting with the beautiful balcony view of the Chesapeake Bay and the frontal view of the Ocean. The beach is simply a swift walk across the street where your family can enjoy the sand, sun and ocean water. Partake in a volleyball game, Frisbee tossing, football throwing or just pure relaxation. Rent umbrellas and chairs right at the entrance. However, if the family tires of beach and sand, try the convenient and spacious large in-ground pool simply steps from the front door. This option can be much more kid and baby friendly, allowing rafts and pool toys to occupy them for hours!

For more information on this convenient, family-friendly rental for your summer vacation of 2010, please visit our website at www.rentraffles.com!

Marylands Best Crab Cakes are available for next day delivery

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Box Hill Crab Cakes are home of Maryland’s Best Crab Cakes. Nothing says I Love you more than Maryland Award Winning Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes!

Offering Maryland Crab Cakes Online for Online Ordering! Gourmet Crab Cakes – Perfect for Holiday Gifts, Valentine’s Day Dinner, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Dinner, and more…

Order Maryland Crab Cakes today for Award Winning Crab Cakes perfect for any occasion!
Order online at www.marylandcrabcakes.us
Reserve your vacation at www.rentraffles.com

Ocean City Maryland – Steamed Crabs at the Beach

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Ocean City, Maryland

Steamed Crabs at The Beach- How to pick ‘em & eat ‘em

EATING CRABS in Ocean City Maryland…A place where adults are actually encouraged to wear a bib, eat with their hands, get food all over the place, pound on the table with a hammer, throw their leftovers in a pile, make an absolute mess…and have a great old time doing so...

Here are a few tips’…

  • Don’t worry about the mess.
  • Don’t rub your eyes until you have thoroughly washed your hands with soap and water.
  • Have fun and enjoy the experience, because that is what it is, AN EXPERIENCE, and maybe a cold beer.

1. Tools: All you need are a mallet, a dull knife, and plenty of old newspaper to cover your table.

2. Remove the front claws and put them aside as you will come back to them later. Lots of good meat in the claws.

3. Pull off the rest of the legs: Sometimes, you get lucky and some crab meat pulls out with them. Just enjoy it.

4. Open the apron:  Pull up the apron on the bottom of the crab and break it off.

5. Open the crab: You can now easily pull the hard shell off of the top of the crab.

6. Clean the crab out by using dull knife. Scrape out and discard anything that does not look appealing to you – the yellow “mustard” and the lungs.
Break the crab body in half…

7. Break in half: You are now down to the main part of the crab. Simply grasp it in both hands and break it in half to expose the sweet crab meat.

8. The crab meat: can be found in all of the little nooks and crannies of the Maryland Hard Crab. This is the finest tasting Maryland Seafood anywhere.

What is mallet used for? Use the mallet to crack the claws. And use the dull knife  to scrape out and discard anything that does not look appealing and helps to pull the crab meat out from all the little nooks and crannies.

Happy Eating from Ocean City Maryland.

Ocean City Rentals are affordable and rent to rent for this coming vacation season, Visit www.rentraffles.com today and reserve your rental dates for the summer vacation season in Ocean City Maryland.

Restaurants in Ocean City – Something for everyone

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Whatever tempts your taste buds, you’ll be sure to find it in Ocean City.

WOW! Over 22,000 restaurant seats-not counting fast-food and carry-out establishments. Treat your taste buds to the international flavors of Chinese, French, Italian and Mexican food. As well as the very finest of American cuisine that is readily available with irresistible fresh-from-the-water Maryland seafood, which includes numerous varieties of fish as well as clams, mussels, oysters and lobster. Ocean City’s most famous is the Maryland Steamed hard-shell crabs. Plenty of “All-You-Can-Eat” establishments to choose from. Bring your appetite to Sea For Yourself.

Ocean City Maryland has it all. Condo Rentals are always affordable at Rent Raffles in North Ocean City Maryland! Check out the rental availability at RentRaffles.com

Ocean City Maryland Adult Basketball Tournament

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

If you are looking for a little friendly basketball competition, come to Ocean City Maryland from 04/09/2010 – 04/11/2010. Team entry allows you to join with friends & test your skills against others for tournament champion. First session open to ages 35 and over.

Additional session April 9-11, open to all ages. Registration, Ron Strickler, 410-250-0125. www.oceancitymd.gov/recreation.

Need a place to stay for the tournament. Rent Raffles Condominium and stay on the same street as the big tournament, walking distance… Ocean City Maryland Vacation Rentals are at RentRaffles.com. Click here for online reservations.


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