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People are ready for some beach time in Ocean City Maryland!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Still recovering from the winter of 2010?

Ocean City Maryland has got the perfect antidote…

After a cold and record snowy winter,  people are ready for some beach time in

Ocean City Maryland!

Ocean City Maryland

Some suggestions

Hotels for your Vacation in Ocean City

There are hundreds of hotels, motels and condos to chose from in Ocean City, ranging from well-known chains to vacation rentals. Before you go, check for out an affordable condo for rent in North Ocean City at Raffles. Click on www.RentRaffles.com and check availability online.

Dining ideas when you get to Ocean City Maryland

De Lazy Lizard, First St. and the Bay, 410-289-1122. A 300-seat bayside bar and restaurant is coming to the former site of BJ’s South. The owners plan to offer a Tiki bar, indoor/outdoor seating, and a sand-filled children’s play area. The site is accessible by boat, with 20 guest slips. A mid-June opening is planned.

Route 50 Diner, 12806 Ocean Gateway, route50diner.com. Located inside the Francis Scott Key Resort, the ’50s-style diner is set to open Memorial Day and will seat 90 and serve all-day breakfast, along with burgers, fries, malts and shakes.

The Captain’s Table, Two 15th St., 410-289-7192. Beloved by locals, the Captain’s Table was demolished four years ago, along with the Santa Maria Hotel. But now the restaurant, which specializes in seafood with fresh fish arriving daily, has re-opened on the third floor of the Courtyard by Marriott. The restaurant continues to be operated by the same family and some of the same cooks remain. In addition to seafood, the restaurant serves steaks, vegetarian-friendly meals and will prepare gluten-free dishes.

Dough Roller, 410-213-7862, doughrollerrestaurants,com. The popular boardwalk pizza chain, has launched its fifth location. Look for them on Route 50 (the site once inhabited by Bull on Beach) in West Ocean City.

Micky Fins, 12952 Inlet Isle Lane, 410-213-1618. The Marlin Moon Grille, which closed last fall after a long stint inside the Francis Scott Key hotel, has landed at the former Micky Fins in the OC Fishing Center. The name has also changed.

Pasta Marina, 12703 Sunset Ave., 410-213-2868; submarinaoc.com. Sub Marina, a West OC carry-out known for its pizza, subs and salads has expanded its operation. The family recently launched Pasta Marina, a cozy dining room with a fireplace and Italian fare, including homemade lasagna. There’s also an onsite wine and beer bar, Guiseppe O’ Leary’s, a fun nod to the owners’ Italian-Irish heritage.

Fun while you are here in Ocean City Maryland

Old Pro Golf, 410-250-1869, is slated to open its 4th location for miniature golf fans at 136th Street in June. Try your luck on the indoor Rainforest Adventure course, and a revamped Caribbean Pirate outdoor course.

Coastal Kayak Eco-Tours, 302-539-7999, coastalkayak.com, will open a new location at the Ocean City Municipal Airport. Offerings include guided kayak and bicycle eco-tours at Assateague National Sea Shore. Bikes are provided.

Trimper’s Rides, 804 South 1st Street. 410-289-8617; trimpersrides.com.Thrill seekers will find a new ride at Trimper’s Rides, OC’s oldest amusement park, beginning in June. Rock ‘n Roll, described as a “circle music ride,” hails all the way from Italy.

Shopping during your summer days in Ocean City Maryland

Quiet Storm, 1 North Division St., and the Boardwalk. 410-289-7000. A massive new surf shop is coming to the Boardwalk, dude. Quiet Storm will offer two floors (and more than 20,000 square feet) of gnarly items to catch a wave. They’ll share first floor space with Edward’s, the established OC department store that’s been around since the 1930s. Edwards will carry ladies swimwear, collectibles, plush toys and more.

Nightlife fun during your vacation at Ocean City Maryland

Seacrets, 117 49th St. 410-524-4900; seacrets.com. An island themed hotspot that offers a nightclub, food and more, is perennially popular with all ages. The crowd tends to run a little younger as the night progresses.

The Party Block, 17th Street and Coastal Highway, 410-289-6331. A multi-club establishment – including the popular The Paddock – draws a younger crowd.

The Purple Moose Saloon, Talbot and Caroline Streets on the Boardwalk, 410-289-6953; purplemoosesaloon.com. This Boardwalk spot attracts visitors of all ages who rock out to live bands.

Hooters of Ocean City, 5th Street and the Boardwalk, 410-250-7081; hootersofoc.com. The restaurant is set to open its second location in Ocean City in June. The new site, a former bingo hall and T-shirt shop, will seat 500 people inside and another 80 outside. The restaurant has agreed not to serve alcohol after 10 p.m. Hooters already has a location in North Ocean City, near Northside Park and 123rd Street.

Peppers Tavern, Boardwalk at 16th St., 410-289-8444. A younger crowd heads to Peppers Tavern, for a fun vibe, Mexican food, and the make your own Bloody Mary bar.


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