Property at a Glance: The Atlantic House Bed and Breakfast
The Atlantic House Bed and Breakfast is the top-rated Ocean City bed and breakfast on TripAdvisor, and it’s not hard to see why—the 1920s-era inn is half a block from both the beach and the famous Ocean City boardwalk. Spend the day sunning and strolling along the sandy coast, then watch the sunset from one of Atlantic House’s expansive porches.
- A full breakfast buffet is included each morning, featuring hot entrees, pastries, fruit, and coffee.
- Lounge on the front porch with your coffee.
- Each room is different, but all are romantic and charming; details include four-poster beds and floral decor.
- This deal includes wine or $1 beer tastings at Fenwick Wine Cellars or Backshore Brewing Co., an appetizer at Sunset Grille, and mini golf at Old Pro Golf or 18th Street Mini Golf or a kayak rental from Ayers Creek Adventures.
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.