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“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! 

3 Festive Things to Do During the Holiday’s in Ocean City, Maryland

4 Festive Things to Do During the Holiday’s in Ocean City, Maryland

Have you and your family ever vacation during the holidays in Ocean City, Maryland? If you haven’t, then let us tell you about several things happening this December. Staying in one of our Ocean City vacation rentals during the holiday season will keep you close to the fun. Let’s look below at how you and your family can enjoy the 3 festive things to do during the holidays in Ocean City, Maryland.

Winterfest

4 Festive Things to Do During the Holiday’s in Ocean City, Maryland

Winterfest is being held at Northside Park over on 125th Street this year. It takes place every year from now until January 2, 2021 on Wednesday – Sunday from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. What a fun thing that your family can do and enjoy is explore what the Winterplace Village. Here you will be able to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or cider, shop for those last-minute gifts and have your photo taken with Santa Claus. Admission to Winterfest is $5 per person over the age of 11 and children 11 & under are free but they are requiring that you purchase your tickets online in advance. Don’t miss this fun festival  with the family as you vacation with us this holiday season.

Shop

Even during the off-season, shopping at the beach for some hidden gems is what many look forward to. Whether they are in search of something or are excited to be shopping in general at the beach. You may be able to find several stores who will have crafts from a few of the local artists or find that gift for the hard to shop for person in your family. We all have them and sometimes vacationing to the beach during the holidays you will be able to find something just for them. No matter what you are on the hunt for, you may find it here in Ocean City.

Enjoy the Boardwalk

4 Festive Things to Do During the Holiday’s in Ocean City, Maryland

The boardwalk is one of the iconic places that many loves to go to year-round in Ocean City. For many, going to the boardwalk on each trip to the beach they go to. It doesn’t matter if it’s in the winter that they get to experience the boardwalk. Also going during the holidays is when you and the family can rent bikes, scooters and surrey bikes. You won’t have to worry about the crowds while you are enjoying your ride on the boardwalk. Just have a great time with your family as you experience the boardwalk together.

There are many other things that you can do during the holidays around Ocean City, Maryland, but we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our Ocean City vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you this holiday season as you enjoy your vacation with the family!

3 Must Eat at Restaurants in Ocean City

3 Must Eat at Restaurants in Ocean City

Do you and your family have a vacation planned for Ocean City? If you do, then you are in for a treat as we wanted to share with you three must eat at restaurants in the area. Staying with us in one of our Ocean City vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the food. Let’s look below at what three restaurants you must eat at in Ocean City.

Longboard Café

3 Must Eat at Restaurants in Ocean City

Longboard Café is one of Ocean City’s surf-themed bistro’s that is located in the heart of Ocean City. This restaurant has been a favorite among both the locals and tourists for many years. You will find delicious food on the menu, such as Crab Cake Sandwiches, Gourmet Burgers, and Surf ‘n Turf Skewers. They also have a fantastic kid’s list that includes Cheese Quesadilla, Kid’s Burgers, and even Grilled Cheese & Fries. Don’t forget to stop on by while you are on vacation this year.

Layton’s Family Restaurant

If you’re looking for a locally owned business, then this is the perfect restaurant to eat at. Layton’s Family Restaurant has been in business since 1959 and a local’s favorite. Some of the items you will find on the menu are Donuts, Pastries, Waffles, Pancakes, and more. They serve Breakfast and Lunch, and the lunch menu is quite impressive as well. While they are only open Friday to Sunday, this is a restaurant that you have to eat at while in Ocean City!

On the Bay Seafood

3 Must Eat at Restaurants in Ocean City

Anytime you come to the beach, it’s not a vacation unless you have fresh local seafood. One of the best things about coming to On the Bay Seafood is that many come from all over to dine here with their family. You will be able to find steamed blue crabs and some of the best seafood around. Some of the foods you will find on the menu are Soft Shell Crabs, Steamed Spiced Shrimp, Steamed Crabs, and Chicken Tenders. After spending the day on the beach, stop on in and enjoy a nice meal with the family.

While there are many other restaurants in the area, these are the three we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your Ocean City vacation rental yet, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you enjoy the local cuisine here in Ocean City!

4 Family-Friendly Activities on the Beach

4 Family-Friendly Activities on the Beach

Are you looking for family-friendly activities that you can enjoy on the beach? If the answer is yes, then we must tell you about several activities that are good for the entire family. Staying in one of our Ocean City vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look at a few of the family-friendly activities that you can do on your next family vacation.

Musical Towels

Just like the classic game musical chairs, this game is easily played on the beach. Everyone in the family will enjoy playing this game on the beach. Bring a small radio or speakers with you so you can jam to the tunes. Before you head to the beach for the day make sure that you have enough beach towels for everyone in the family. Once you are settled on the beach, lay the towels on the sand to make a circle and it’s time to play musical towels. What a great activity for the whole family to enjoy and have a good time!

Fly a Kite

4 Family-Friendly Activities on the Beach

Flying a kite while you are on vacation to the beach is one of the most family-friendly activities. As a child, do you have memories of flying a kite while running down the beach at Ocean City? For many families, this is a classic beach activity that everyone in the family can have fun with. It doesn’t matter where you got your kite from, it’s about how much fun you are having together. All you need is a kite, wind and someone to run down the beach to get the kite in the air. Not only are you spending time with your family, but you are also getting a little exercise in too.

Beach Mini Golf

Playing mini golf at the beach is always fun, but when it’s played by the ocean it becomes even more fun. Building your very own mini golf course is just what the family can do on a hot day by the ocean. Head over to a local dollar store to pick up the golf club sets and purchase enough balls for everyone. Then when you are on the beach you and your family can design their own course to play through. Use driftwood that you found on the beach to mark each hole and play golf. Spending as much time together while you are on vacation is what every family wants.

Play Soccer

4 Family-Friendly Activities on the Beach

Playing any kind of game on the beach is always fun but playing soccer can be even more fun. Bring a soccer ball with you on your next trip to Ocean City and have a small game on the sand. You can either break up into different teams or just make a circle to pass the ball back and forth. This activity is great to play as a family because it’s also a great teamwork game.

There are many other activities that your family can do while on vacation, but we thought you’d enjoy these. If you still haven’t made your reservations to stay in one of our Ocean City vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope to see you and the family as you make new memories on your next trip!