“Catch a Ride” Around America’s Best Beach Town

The town is launching its “Catch a Ride” campaign, which invites road trippers to enter for a chance to win one of six grand prize giveaways.

Are you one of the 78 percent of Americans planning a summer road trip this year? There’s nothing quite like loading up the car, hitting the highway, and blasting your favorite songs en route to a fabulous destination. One destination worth adding to your trip is Ocean City, Maryland. Known as one of America’s very best beach towns, Ocean City is home to gorgeous shores, delicious seafood, and tons of fun activities and events. 

Need another reason to visit Ocean City? The town is launching its “Catch a Ride” campaign, which invites road trippers to enter for a chance to win one of six grand prize giveaways. Winners will enjoy a 3-night summer 2023 stay for two in Ocean City, with a dedicated chauffeur in a branded 1970s Volkswagen beach van at their disposal.

How to Enter

If you’re eager to enter, you’ll need to head to Washington, D.C., on May 26, Philadelphia on May 27, or Baltimore on May 28. The events will transport participants to the pristine shores of Ocean City. Guests will grab keys and scan them to see if they win the grand prize, road trip kit, or other giveaway items. While there, take photos with the iconic OCMD beach van, relax in the beach-inspired lounge area, or play destination-inspired games. Ambassadors will be on-site to share recommendations and ideas for your trip to Ocean City.

When in Ocean City

Regardless of whether you’re a grand prize winner, consider making a trip to Ocean City this summer. You’ll fall in love with the ambiance of the boardwalk, with shops, restaurants, amusement parks, and more. You can also rent bikes or surreys to ride along the boardwalk. It leads to 10 miles of beautiful beaches, making it a popular destination for sunbathing, swimming, surfing, and other water activities. In addition to the beaches, Ocean City has many outdoor activities to enjoy, such as fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and parasailing.

When you get hungry, you’ll find no shortage of excellent restaurants from which to choose. Ocean City has a wide variety of dining options, from seafood restaurants to pizza shops to ice cream parlors. There’s something for everyone! There’s also the nightlife to consider – whether you’re looking for a night out at a bar or club or a family-friendly activity like mini-golf, Ocean City has plenty of options for evening entertainment.

Ocean City hosts many events throughout the year, including the Sunfest music festival, Springfest, and the White Marlin Open fishing tournament. Check the local events calendar when planning your trip so you’re sure not to miss out on the fun!

A Family-Friendly Destination

Ocean City, Maryland, is an ideal destination for families with an abundance of activities for children to enjoy. Whether it’s a bay cruise or a visit to the boardwalk for games and rides, there are numerous entertaining things to do with your loved ones. The town boasts breathtaking water views, awe-inspiring sunrises, and a variety of thrilling attractions. Be sure to check out Sunset Park, a top-rated spot for photography enthusiasts and bird watchers. 

These are just a few examples of the many things to experience while visiting Ocean City this summer. With so much to see and do, visitors will never run out of options, whether spending the day at the beach or enjoying the nightlife. Ocean City, Maryland, is an ideal family-friendly vacation destination with activities to suit everyone’s preferences.

This article “Catch a Ride” Around America’s Best Beach Town this Summer originally appeared on Wander With Alex. Featured Photo: Courtsey of Ocean City, MD

"Catch a Ride" Around America’s Best Beach Town
Chelsea DeAngio

Chelsea DeAngio is a freelance writer based in Greensboro, NC. Inspired by a rootless childhood as a Navy brat, she enjoys traveling every chance she gets. Pop culture often drives her trips. Whether channeling her inner Lady Mary at Highclere Castle in the UK or noshing on nachos at Showgirls filming locations in Vegas, Chelsea is always in search of a little silver screen glitz.