Summer Hot Spot: Ocean City Maryland

If you’ll be staying in the area for the summer, you’re in luck because Pennsylvania is close to some of the best beaches on the East Coast. Just a short drive away, the beaches of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland are awesome vacation spots if you have just a day, a long weekend, or even a week to spare!

Ocean City Maryland is one of our favorite beach hot spots. With a 2.25 mile long boardwalk abundant with shops, restaurants, hotels and more, Ocean City has something for everyone!


Aside from the hundreds of activities on the boardwalk, Ocean City is a 36 mile long town that has activities all summer long to preoccupy anyone. Some of the popular activities include their international kite expo, restaurant week, 100 nights of lights, surf expos, movie nights, and concerts. There is never a dull moment in Ocean City.


If you’re not looking to spend all day wrapped up in the activities, and you would rather relax on the beach all day, soaking up the sun (while properly applying SPF throughout the day of course), then look no further. Ocean City Maryland is one of the few free beaches in the area that does not require a beach tag. This means that you can ‘beach it’ as often and for as long as you’d like – for free! This makes it perfect for a spontaneous beach day trip. All you have to pay for is the gas down and any food you buy on the boardwalk!

Located only about 3 hours from Millersville, Ocean City is a popular beach hot spot for college aged adults. Plan a trip this summer to see what you love best about OCMD!