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Summer is almost here- Its Vacation Time!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

I remember my Mom coming downstairs to wake us up for vacation bright and early in the morning. She would come down and wake up gently, and say “It’s Vacation Time”. That was the only time as a child I ever liked getting up early. We would get dressed, brush our teeth, and grab our suitcases to load up the blue station wagon… The good ole’ days!

Ocean City Condominium Rental - Ocean City, Maryland, MD

Ocean City Condominium Rental - Ocean City, Maryland, MD

Everyone has their favorite memories about vacation growing up as a child! This summer when you are looking to book your vacation with your family, make some memories of your own! Consider Ocean City Maryland. Beach, Boardwalk, Thrashers Fries, Trimper Rides, Mini Golf, Fishers Popcorn, and so much more to do in Ocean City Maryland! If Ocean City Maryland is your destination this year, check out Raffles by Northside Park on 127th street. Walking distance to the beach, park, restaurants, grocery store, jogging trails and a short drive to the famous boardwalk! Go to to see this great 2 level end-unit townhouse in quiet North Ocean City overlooking the large in ground pool. (2) Queen beds and a Queen sleeper sofa in living room. Sleeps 6 comfortably. Enjoy views of the Ocean & the Bay from the private balcony. Plenty of parking, Central A/C, Cable TV, Washer/Dryer in Unit, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Full Bath. Newly Painted, updated furniture and appliances, new carpet. Very clean and meticulously maintained!

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See you in Ocean City Maryland and at Raffles 301 in Quiet Ocean City MD.


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 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, 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; 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,, 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; 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; 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; 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; 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.

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 today and reserve your rental dates for the summer vacation season in Ocean City Maryland.

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