St. Patrick’s Day on the Eastern Shore

St. Patrick's Day on the Eastern Shore

Looking for something different to do this St. Patty’s Day? Make it a beachy St. Patrick’s Day with a getaway to Chincoteague Island or Ocean City, Maryland! There’s something about a little Spring in the air, a little Green in your cup, and hey, aren’t we all Irish for just a few days each March?!

Search for the Shamrocks

If you’re on the Hunt for some Shamrock Fun, each year the Chincoteague Historic Main Street Merchants’ hosts ‘Search for the Shamrocks’ on March 18 and 19th! This 2 day event is the perfect way to get out and enjoy some fresh air while searching for clues to our riddle! Main Street will be filled with Leprechauns and other amusing St. Patty’s characters, so grab your playing card and visit participating merchants to pick up your clues. Businesses give out candy and other goodies as you search for your Pot of Gold ~ here at Seaside Vacations, we’re known for our Irish Punch or Irish Coffee – yum! Once complete, cross the finish line to be entered into prize drawings that include getaways, gift cards, artwork and so much more!! Costumes are optional but definitely add to the fun!! It’s a fabulous way to get to know our Little Island by the Sea, and all it has to offer!

Search for the Shamrocks Event - Chincoteague Island, VA

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Are you a sucker for a good Parade? Then you’ll definitely want to head to OCMD for our awesome Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on March 12th! People come from near and far for this super fun Parade with over 100 entries from 3 states. The Irish Festival follows the Parade at the 45th Shopping Center. Grab your green everything and join us for music, dance, food, and drinks! Stay in one of our Oceanfront Condos, and walk to all of the shenanigans!

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Ocean City, MD

Nature Sightseeing on the Eastern Shore

While you’re here, you’ll want to visit Assateague National Seashore and search for our famous Wild Ponies. You can visit Assateague from the Virginia side OR the Maryland side, so it’s a must regardless of which town you’re visiting! Not only do our Ponies seem to be out and about more this time of year, you’ll discover other Off-season beauty like Snow Geese, the Snowy Owl, and maybe even a Seal if you’re lucky! Learn about our history at the Visitor Center, or climb to the top of Assateague Lighthouse on the Virginia side for a View you won’t soon forget.

Assateague Island Lighthouse

Springtime at the Beach

St. Patrick’s Day is Spring’s way of announcing that Summer is on the way! Take a stroll on the Beach to take in that salty, sweet sea breeze – and bonus, the shelling is awesome this time of year thanks to a few Winter storms. Shops are still running their off-season sales, and you won’t believe the specials many Local Restaurants run this time of year. Want to do your own cooking with an Ocean View? Staying in a Chincoteague or Ocean City Vacation Rental truly lets you “Live Like a Local” – sooo much better than a hotel.

As always, our Guest Experience Specialists are here to help you plan the perfect getaway – we know all the ins and outs – we’ve got you covered! AND, all Seaside Vacations’ Guests enjoy Free Early Check-in and Late Check-out this fun-filled weekend! Make your own Luck o’the Irish this March – get lucky with a Green Beach Getaway! 

Discover Wanderlust

Collect Memories, not Things

“Traveling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a Storyteller” ~ Ibn Battuta

Did you know the average length of stay in a Vacation Rental is 5.6 nights? It’s not always easy to force your calendar to work with the typical 7 night minimum, that rents Saturday to Saturday, or Sunday to Sunday, is it?! Or maybe you just don’t want to fight weekend beach traffic.  Real Life simply doesn’t always fit into these perfect little boxes, unfortunately. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seek adventure whenever possible – whether it be for 3 days or 12!

That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce you to our Flex-Stay Homes on Chincoteague Island, Virginia and in Ocean City, Maryland. A fine group of Vacation Homes – large and small – here to make your Vacation Dreams come true – and get this….on YOUR terms, imagine that! Avoid the weekend traffic by staying Monday – Thursday, or make it a long weekend by coming Wednesday – Monday! How many times have you wished that 7 night stay could actually be for 10 or 11 nights? Well, now it can be – the world is your Arster (Chincoteague-speak for Oyster) when you stay with us at Seaside Vacations!

There are so many things to do on Chincoteague Island, and in Ocean City, Maryland, it should be a “must-visit” on your annual list of Adventures. And being able to do a few days here….a few days there, makes it easier than ever to have MORE adventures with those who matter most! Relax on the beach at Assateague National Seashore and count the Pelicans – no Boardwalk, no noise – nothing but peace and serenity. And please the action-lovers in your family with a few days in family-friendly OCMD with some rides and games on the Boardwalk. 

So, when only here for 3 or 4 days, what ARE the “do not miss” items that should be on your list? Be sure to check out our list of favorite eats and activities and get ready to have some fun! Begin your day with a hike on the Beach or searching for our famous Wild Ponies, and just so you know, it IS okay to have Island Creamery for lunch – ice cream is okay any time of the day while you’re on Vacation!

Remember, the tans may fade, but those Memories will last forever! 

Explore Chincoteague Island this Fall with the Family

Explore Chincoteague Island this Fall with the Family

Do you and your family have a vacation planned for Chincoteague Island this fall? If you do, then allow us to tell you of a few things that you can explore. Staying in one of our Chincoteague Island vacation rentals will allow you and your family to enjoy your vacation a little more. Let’s look below to see how you can explore Chincoteague Island with the family this fall.

Museum of Chincoteague Island

Explore Chincoteague Island this Fall with the Family

Have you and your family ever been to the Museum of Chincoteague Island before? If you haven’t, then you are missing out on a great find. This museum has many different exhibits, but you can take a Chincoteague Island History Tour to learn more about the island. The island has a rich history of 200 years, and it is a barrier island off the coast of Virginia. Here you will be able to see the rich history of the island and learn a little more about the island’s people and culture. We promise that you won’t hear “I’m bored” from the kids on the day you visit this museum.

Assateague Lighthouse

Explore Chincoteague Island this Fall with the Family

Another great place to explore while you are on vacation here in Chincoteague Island is the Assateague Lighthouse. Located on the southern end of a nearby island, Assateague is where you will find this lighthouse. This lighthouse is known for its colors of red and white, which resemble the Coast Guard. We recommend that you wear good shoes to climb to the top of the lighthouse as there are 175 steps in all. What a great day spending your time as a family exploring this impressive lighthouse together!

While there are many other fun things to do this fall on Chincoteague Island, we wanted to share these few with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our Chincoteague Island vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope to see you and your family this fall as you explore our island a little bit together.  

Our Top 3 Restaurants to Eat at on Chincoteague Island

Our Top 3 Restaurants to Eat at on Chincoteague Island

Do you and your family have a vacation this summer to Chincoteague Island? We understand that when you are on vacation, sometimes you want to go out to eat and not have to worry about cooking. That’s why we at Seaside Vacations have come up with our top 3 restaurants to eat at while you are on vacation. Staying with us in one of our Chincoteague Island vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to some of the most fantastic restaurants on the island. Let’s take a peek at where our top 3 restaurants to eat at on the island are below.

Bill’s Prime Seafood & Steaks

Our Top 3 Restaurants to Eat at on Chincoteague Island

Dining out when on vacation can seem like a treat, but you will enjoy this food from Bill’s Prime Seafood & Steaks. Not only do they serve lunch and dinner and are open seven days a week. Some of the things that your family can enjoy are Oysters on the Half Shell, Pasta, Surf & Turf, and more. Located on Main Street in Chincoteague is where you will find this fantastic restaurant to take the family out for a nice lunch or dinner.

Beach Road Round-Up

Another great restaurant that your family can enjoy while on vacation is Beach Road Round-Up. This unique restaurant where your family can grab breakfast and lunch from Thursday – Sunday. Some of the foods that your family can try are omelets, quesadilla’s, chicken sandwiches, and more. Don’t forget to ask what the daily special is when you go to eat as there is something for everyone!

Better

Our Top 3 Restaurants to Eat at on Chincoteague Island

Have you and your family ever gotten food from a food truck before? If you haven’t, then you are in for a treat! Better is a new kind of food truck experience that you have ever tried. According to Chef Justin, you will be able to see and taste that everything tastes better when it’s all made to order on the food truck. Some of the items that you will find at the truck are Schnitzel, The Better Crab Cake Sandwich, Brussels Sprouts, and more. Better is like no other food truck you may have eaten at, but we promise you that it’s one you won’t want to miss!

While there are many other great restaurants in the area that you can try, these are the few we wanted to share. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to come to stay with us at Seaside Vacations, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your upcoming vacation to relax and have a good time!

Take Advantage of a Vacation to Chincoteague Island this February

Take Advantage of Vacation to Chincoteague Island this February

Are you and your family looking to take a vacation this February to Chincoteague Island? Escaping from real life and heading to the beach can cheer up the family by exploring the island a little. Staying in one of our Seaside Vacations rental homes will keep you and your family close to the shore and where you can enjoy spending your time together. Let’s look below at what you and your family can do while you are on vacation to Chincoteague Island.

National Wildlife Refuge

Take Advantage of Vacation to Chincoteague Island this February

Are you a family who loves nature and wildlife? If the answer is yes, then head on over to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge for the day. There is plenty of things that you and family can do while visiting such as the trails, the Herbert H. Bateman Educational Center and the Assateague Lighthouse. There is also a recreational beach there as well and during the summer many beach loving families can be found here. If you decide to hike the trails though be sure to bring bug spray because there are ticks and other creepy crawling bugs out there. The Educational Center is open every day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Wild Horses

Take Advantage of Vacation to Chincoteague Island this February

While you are over at the National Wildlife Refuge checking out the Assateague Island Lighthouse, you may be able to get a quick glimpse of the “Chincoteague” ponies. They are also known as the “Saltwater Cowboys” and they can be seen year-round. Be sure to keep your distance from the horses as they are wild, and they aren’t like the horses you may find elsewhere. If you do happen to see one and it comes close, do not feed the horse either. Just sit back and watch them in their natural habitat and take photos of them for the family to remember that moment.

 While there are many other things that you can do while you are on vacation to Chincoteague Island this February, these are the ones we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay with us at Seaside Vacations, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next adventure to the island!

Don’t Miss These 4th of July Events on Chincoteague Island

Don’t Miss These 4th of July Events on Chincoteague Island

It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July is almost upon us and the fireworks will begin to glare. Many families love to head to the beach this week to take a family vacation and to enjoy the fellowship together. Staying in one of our Chincoteague Island vacation rentals will keep your family close to where the action is. We promise that your family will treasure this vacation compared to others. Let’s look at what some of the fun things you can do to celebrate this fun holiday.

Spend the Day at the Beach

Don’t Miss These 4th of July Events on Chincoteague Island

For many families who vacation with us, spending the day at the beach with the kids is what a family vacation is for. They want to sit back, relax and enjoy hearing the waves in the background and the kids screaming with glee. And yes, they might hear the fighting over that one sand bucket, but let’s not fret about that. Grab your beach gear, sunscreen and family and spend the whole day on the beach. Bring a picnic lunch and be sure to have that cooler full of juice boxes and waters as you enjoy your day. Make new memories on the beach with your family this 4th of July!

Annual Chincoteague Old Fashion Fireworks

Come and help us celebrate the 33rd Annual Chincoteague Old Fashion Fireworks Display on July 4th. Your family can come to the Carnival Grounds where we will be celebrating the birth of our nation together. The fireworks are sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company and the Town of Chincoteague. What as they light up the night sky with beautiful firework displays this year that you don’t want to miss. This event is free to attend, and we promise that it’s something like you’ve never seen before.

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

Don’t Miss These 4th of July Events on Chincoteague Island

While this event does not happen on July 4th, we thought that you would enjoy this fun carnival that is happening from July 3, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Here you and your family can head over to the Carnival Grounds where you can enjoy a variety of entertainment. There will be carnival food such as hot dogs, pizza or clam & oyster fritters. There will be games and rides that the family can all join in and so much more. Don’t miss this fun event while you are on vacation to the island!

While there are many other things that your family can do while you are on vacation to Chincoteague Island, these are the ones we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t made your reservations for your next vacation, now is the time. We hope that your family has a wonderful and safe 4th of July!