Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Ocean City Hotel & Suites
Warm, soft sand and crashing waves are the major attractions at Best Western Ocean City Hotel & Suites. The Atlantic Ocean waits just one block from the hotel, and this midtown location also grants easy access to restaurants and community events such as sunrise yoga. Thanks to in-room amenities including separate living areas and jetted tubs, guests don’t have to leave their rooms to feel like they’re getting a vacation.
- Daily breakfast includes assorted breads, cereal, fruit, and hot foods such as pancakes.
- Walking distance to: entertainment and dining venues such as Fager’s Island, which pairs fresh seafood with live music and dancing.
- In-room amenities: refrigerator, microwave, jetted tub, and a 32-inch flatscreen television.
- Nearby attractions: street performers and shops on the Ocean City Boardwalk, plus water slides at Jolly Rogers Amusement Park.
Ocean City, Maryland: Family-Friendly Boardwalk next to the Atlantic
Along Ocean City’s century-old boardwalk, you can savor wild-caught blue crab, play old-fashioned arcade games, and watch candy makers spin colorful saltwater taffy. The lively boardwalk, which stretches for three miles along Maryland’s eastern shore, helped earn Ocean City a spot on USA Today’s list of the “10 great places to have some fun on a boardwalk.” Kids can ride a ferris wheel and climb aboard one of the country’s oldest carousels at Trimper’s Amusement Park, a family-owned theme park for more than 100 years.
Assateague Island National Seashore—a 37-mile stretch of salt marshes running from Ocean City down to Virginia—offers a peaceful reprieve from the boardwalk’s constant activity. The island’s famous wild horses gallop on the shores, and you can can climb up a vintage, candy-striped lighthouse, or hike the seaside forests to spot birds, including great horned owls, ruby-crowned kinglets, and great blue herons.