August 18, 2022 Kristen Oliver0
One of the downsides of vacation planning is not being able to control Mother Nature. Even when you think you’ve got the best vacation planned during what’s supposed to be good weather, you can end up being highly disappointed when it begins to rain on your parade. However, in Ocean City those worries are out the window because there are indoor activities that are just as or even more fun than outdoor. Family fun or friend getaway, if it happens to rain on your vacation-parade, grab an umbrella and head to one of these in our list of Best Indoor Activities in Ocean City:

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

813 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842 (410) 289-4991

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

There’s no better place to learn how Ocean City grew from a small fishing village to a premiere resort destination than here at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. The original Life-Saving Station was built in 1878 and was used to prevent ship disasters and to rescue and provide aid to those shipwrecked. Along with learning about the station itself, you can also explore their permanent collection of exhibits. Sands From Around the World can help you discover which beach has sand that looks like pepper, The Boardwalk of Yesterday allows you to see nostalgic boardwalk scenes, The Aquarium Room is a saltwater exhibit that contains two 250 gallon and many smaller aquariums filled with interesting creatures indigenous to the Ocean City waters, and there are many other permanent exhibits to explore. Special exhibits like the Little Keepers Day Room/Play Room, an interactive children’s discovery room where kids can play and learn what it was like to be a Surfman in the U.S. Life-Saving Service, are also available. Take some time to reminisce with our Ocean City Memories or let yourself travel back through time to join the heroic Surfmen of the US Life-Saving Service on a rescue mission all in one place.

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

708 Ocean Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944

(302) 539-9366

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

Standing just seven blocks from the Ocean City, Maryland / Delaware State Line, DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum is the perfect place to see, and feel, some of the most famous shipwrecks. Delmarva’s Maritime past of shipwrecks and piracy is vividly brought back to life here at DiscoverSea Museum. The museum features an ever- changing “edutainment” exhibit and houses one of the most comprehensive collections of shipwreck artifacts on the Delmarva Peninsula. There are thousands of items on display ranging from gold and Silver bars, coins, weapons, china and items used aboard early day sailing ships. Our collection of shipwreck and recovered artifacts is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic and contains shipwreck artifacts both regional and worldwide. The seashells, marine life tanks and working lab help to educate guests of all ages about the aspects of treasures from our ocean’s depths. DiscoverSea also offers multiple programs ranging from simple narrated hands on tours of the museum, beach treasure hunts, and lectures, to weeklong Elderhostel programs on marine archaeology. Group tours are available.

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

909 Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804

(410) 742-4988

Ward Museum Of Wildfowl Art

Surrounded by wildlife in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, the Ward Museum features the world’s largest and finest public collection of decorative and antique decoys. With its 4.5-acre waterfront facility with 12,000 square feet of exhibition space, the museum is nothing but fun the entire family can enjoy. Adults can enjoy woodcarving club, a winemaking night, bead-weaving workshop and a photography workshop. Children ages 3 to 6 can have lots of fun learning at Natural Tales for Tots, a program organized around a theme that features stories and crafts. Additionally, with so many special and permanent exhibits like The Decoy in Time Gallery, which is a reconstructed wetland environment complete with decoys, birds, hunting paraphernalia, morning mist, and even calling ducks, and The World Championship Gallery, featuring a high vaulted ceiling and showcasing contemporary carvings of eagles, swans, owls, geese, ducks, herons, and songbirds that appear to come to life, you’ll never have a dull moment.

Escape Room Ocean City

11805 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21811

(443) 856-9241

Escape Room Ocean City

Escape Room Ocean City is a real-life escape game sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. You will need to escape from the room by solving a series of mysterious clues, opening locks and finding a way out – all within 60 minutes. If you like answering riddles, solving puzzles and looking for a challenge than this is the perfect place for you. Think of it as a joyful hour to experience something different whether you’re in the Pirate’s Treasure Room, The Boss’s Office or The Quiet Room. Children under 18 years old are allowed in the room and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Free parking is available and walk-ins are welcome if any space is available but advanced reservations are highly recommended to play, especially with larger groups.

Old Pro Indoor Mini Golf

68th and 136th St. & Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842

(410) 524-2645

Old Pro Indoor Mini Golf

If you’re looking to “have a ball” Old Pro Indoor Mini Golf is just the place for you and your family. Family-owned and operated, Old Pro, founded in 1965, offers two great indoor courses that are open year round. 68th street has an Undersea Adventure course while 136th Street has a Safari Village course. Elaborate themes, mechanized figures and obstacles, creative and challenging hole design and extensive use of water and landscaping are the keys that make an Old Pro miniature golf design unlike no other. One game is $8.50 per person and unlimited play is $12.50. Kids under 3 play free and seniors 65 and over get $1 off single price. Other specials vary and accommodations can be made for groups.

Art League of OC Exhibits & Art Classes

Art League Building, 502 94th St, Ocean City, MD 21842

(410) 524-9433

Art League Of Ocean City

Looking to channel your artistic side? The new bayside Ocean City Center for the Arts might just be where you need to go! The facility features a spacious two-story gallery, a pottery studio, classrooms, art library and five working artist studios. The galleries display new exhibits of regional and local artists monthly. Exhibits kick off each month with an opening reception from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. The receptions, as with all activities such as oil painting classes and more, are open to the public. The Art League provides a yearly calendar on their website of all events so you can either plan ahead or check up what event is going on that day.



June 22, 2022 Kristen Oliver

Upcoming Events in Ocean City 2022

If you missed us in 2022, please make sure to check back for the Summer of 2023! Contact Us for any information! 

Events in Ocean City, Maryland, are always a good time – it is even better when you find the perfect music festival to attend while enjoying the summer and fall season. The variety of festivals and events in Ocean City is the absolute number one reason why many people and families flock to the area. From fun gatherings like Springfest, Sunfest, ArtX, the OC Air Show, Oceans Calling Music Festival, and the multi-million dollar White Marlin Open, there’s plenty to do in Ocean City as a driving destination.

One of the sought-after event series for music is Seacrets Events. Seacrets routinely hosts music festivals in the Ocean City, MD area that is perfect for music lovers.

Upcoming Activities to Attend in Ocean City

Newly announced, Ocean City is excited to host the Oceans Calling Music Festival with headline acts including Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, The Lumineers, Alanis Morrisette, and more in September 2022.

July 4th Music & Fireworks

Monday, July 4

There are 3 locations throughout the town of Ocean City for firework displays, including right next door to Princess Bayside Hotel at Seacrets Jamaica USA!


White Marlin Open Fishing Tournament

Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12

Take part in fishing in the 49th year of this tournament or simply come to watch the spectacle! Click Here for more details

OC Bikefest

Tuesday, September 13 – Sunday, September 18

Get ready to ride! Join us for the largest Motorcycle Rally on the east coast! Click Here for more details

Oceans Calling Music Festival

Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2

Get ready to rock with this spectacular three-day music festival, with headline acts including Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, The Lumineers, Alanis Morrisette, and many more! Click Here for more details

Princess Bayside Beach Hotel is The Perfect Choice When in Ocean City

Let’s explore the upsides of staying at Princess Bayside Beach Hotel when attending the upcoming music events.

1. Exquisite Location

Princess Bayside Beach Hotel is the best hotel on the Bayside. We are in a prime location just one block away from the ocean, perfect for sightseeing. Guests can also relax during their staycations in our clean, luxurious rooms with private balconies and breathtaking bayside views.

Avoid the hassle of air travel. We are centrally located in the city and easily accessible by road. Our guests can arrive at the hotel driving from Baltimore, Delaware, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, or New Jersey.

2. Five-Star Amenities

We have adequate amenities that improve our guest’s comfort during staycations and bachelor/bachelorette parties. Guests can relax at our private bayfront beach with free beach chairs. They can also enjoy eco-friendly watersports such as paddleboards, kayaks and sailboats to relax after attending events in Ocean City.

Princess Bayside Beach Hotel is close to 14 golf courses, where guests can visit to meet other people and enjoy a few rounds of golf. We advise tourists attending the Oceans Calling Music Festival to book in advance!

Connect with Us

The music festivals are here in Ocean City! Princess Bayside Beach Hotel is the best place to stay while in town enjoying the festivities. Call today or book your room online.

Our hotel offers unique and memorable experiences for our guests. Princess Bayside Beach Hotel is Ocean City’s best relaxation and hosting spot for vacations, staycations, events, and

parties. We are the finest hotel in the Bayside area and are located just one block from the ocean.

Guests visiting Princess Bayside Beach Hotel enjoy fun perks and exhilarating activities. Besides water sports at the hotel, guests can also enjoy the nightlife at Seacrets and upcoming music festivals. We have vacancies from May through October.

Feel free to contact us for accommodation if you plan on attending the upcoming music festivals in Ocean City. Staying at Princess Bayside Beach Hotel allows you to enjoy luxury and comfort while sightseeing the beautiful ocean. The best part is that we have affordable guest rooms and suites where you can relax on a budget.


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April 14, 2022 Kristen Oliver

Reserving the right hotel for your next Ocean City vacation is easier than you think. Guests who use third-party booking sites often feel overwhelmed by the reservation process, including such factors as hotel selection and cancellation fees. By booking directly with Princess Bayside Beach Hotel, you streamline the reservation process and start packing for your beach getaway.

Is It Better to Book Directly With a Hotel Than A Third-Party Site?

Booking directly with a hotel can save you time, frustration, and possibly money. In addition, many hotels can provide a better deal than booking sites because many third-party site rates are non-refundable.

Additionally, guests who book through a third-party site may need to handle issues like a credit card dispute with the booking company — and not the hotel. The tangled process of contacting the correct department can leave you on hold and completely stressed.

These are just a few examples of complications that can arise with a third-party booking site. You can avoid frustration by reaching out directly to a hotel.

At Princesses Bayside Beach Hotel, stress is the last thing we want our guests to experience. When you book directly with us, we can place your mind at ease regarding your upcoming stay.

The Best Way to Book an Ocean City Hotel

Princess Bayside Beach Hotel offers multiple ways to book your stay directly with us. Online or by phone, our guests discover that the one-and-done approach with no middle man is the best way to reserve their vacation. Online reservations are easy from the hotel website. You can also call us at 1-888-622-9743. Direct contact with the hotel can make your stay more personable.

Third-party booking sites incorporate fees that affect everyone using the sites. You can cut through the clutter of the reservation process by skipping these sites and booking directly with Princess Bayside Beach Hotel.

Destination: Ocean City

Planning for a vacation is fun and exciting. However, price is an important component as you contemplate how long to stay in Ocean City. Booking your stay directly with our hotel can streamline the reservation process and afford you more time for trip planning.

Guests of the Princess Bayside Beach Hotel do not have to stray far to rest and relax. A rooftop pool and bar, for example, are an elevator or staircase away from your hotel room. A heated, indoor pool is also available for guests.

For those seeking water adventure, on-site eco-friendly watersports are available for your choosing. The beautiful waters of Ocean City are nearby, with a private bayfront beach and a one-block walk to the Atlantic Ocean.

Once you make your hotel reservation, you can concentrate on the fun planning of your potential activities. Future guests of the Princess Bayside Beach Hotel can learn more on the hotel website or contact the hotel directly.

Contact Princess Bayside Beach Hotel Today

Ocean City is a popular destination for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Baltimore, Northern Virginia, and Delaware residents. The proximity makes a staycation an attractive option for this summer’s trip.

Spend time focusing on what you love about visiting Ocean City. If it is your first time visiting, discover all that the city offers. Select your dates, determine who is coming with you, and contact Princess Bayside Beach Hotel today. Book now, book directly, before rooms disappear.

The staff of the Princess Bayside Beach Hotel looks forward to your visit. Call us today at 1-888-622-9743 or book online at Princess Bayside Beach Hotel.