Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites plants guests directly on Atlantic beachfront and just steps away from the boardwalk. Here, you can ride roller coasters at Trimpers Amusement Park, or rent bikes and pedal along the historic boardwalk. Explore the natural trails at the Assateague Island National Seashore to spot its famous wild horses or collect seashells along the coast. Travel a few miles from the hotel to visit Berlin, Maryland, named America’s Coolest Small Town by Budget Travel in 2014. Onsite, you can relax in the lounge with a cocktail or splash around in the indoor pool.
- Oceanfront suites: These rooms include a living room with a sofa and ottoman, a bathroom with a two-person jetted tub, and a private balcony overlooking the ocean.
- Distance to the beach: It’s just downstairs from your suite.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool, which occupies a four-story atrium.
- Onsite dining: Enjoy the Caribbean-style food served at Coral Reef Cafe, or a West Indies-style dinner at Hemingway’s Restaurant
- Break a sweat at the health and fitness center featuring treadmills and other exercise equipment
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 candymakers 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 contstant 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.