Ah, the Fourth of July! Friends and families gathering around picnic tables as burgers and hot dogs are sizzling on the grill, poolside parties, and fireworks lighting up the night sky all make this day one of the funnest holidays of the year. However, everything that goes into putting a party together can add a lot of stress to an already hectic schedule. So can spending the day with all of your family members, again. Not that we don’t all love our families, but spending a whole day with them can be, well, a little too much handle at times. So, what if you could get away for the holiday instead? Where would you go? Maybe to the beach for a little vacation? No one would be that mad about it. After all, it’s only Independence Day, right?
It might sound a little unconventional, but so are some people’s ideas of what char on a hot dog is supposed to look like. Life can be crazy sometimes, and everyone deserves a little retreat to help all that stress melt off of our shoulders. Imagine the sea breeze blowing through your hair, the warm sand beneath your feet as the waves come up to wash over your toes, the soothing sounds of the ocean, and warmth of the sun…tranquil, isn’t it? If that image isn’t enough to make you want to pack your bags early, then take a look at what else Ocean City Maryland beach hotels have in store on the most American of holidays.
Fireworks on the Beach
When the sun dips down behind the horizon and the day’s activities are coming to an end, Ocean City treats its guests to a free concert and fireworks on the beach. That’s right, we said free. This annual event at Northside Park draws in quite a crowd! The music starts at 8 pm sharp, and the gorgeous display of fireworks that follows is absolutely breathtaking. If you’ve never seen a display like this over the water, then prepare for one the most surreal experiences available. Your friends and family will be jealous when you show them the pictures, and you’ll have a memory that you will never forget. Talk about a way to spend the 4th of July!
Keeping it Cheap
Heading over to OC doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Did you know that there are 100 free things to do during your trip? Yes, you read that right. If you want to see even more fireworks, check out Sundaes in the Park with a free show every night. Relax with a film during Movies at the Beach nights, watch candy being made at Candy Kitchen, bring a pair of binoculars to keep an eye out for dolphins, visit the century old carousel, and so much more. This beach is also home to nationally renowned Ocean City Boardwalk teeming with things to do, and perfect for a jog or a leisurely walk.
A Sea of Things to Do
All puns aside, Ocean City has something for everyone. Into the nightlife? There are a wide variety of exotic bars, nightclubs, comedy clubs, dancing, and live music. Looking for a good meal? We have some of the best restaurants in the country with all sorts of regional cuisines, fine dining locations that make for the perfect date night, and plenty of takeout options for a lazy afternoon. Don’t forget to try the state’s famous crab cakes! Do you like to golf? You’ve come to the right place. Fun fact, Princess Bayside is home 18 championship golf courses, and features plenty of packages to choose from so you can work on your swing.
Were you thinking more along the lines of wholesome entertainment? Aside from the boardwalk, Ocean City is home to fantastic museums, amusement parks, mini golf, and more. You could try out horseback riding, or simply view the famous wild horses on Assateague Island. You can get your surf on, go for a ride on a jet ski, make a day out of kayaking or canoeing, or cast your rod out for a chance at the catch of a lifetime. Maybe you’d like to take a boat out on the water, catch a sports game, or head over to the performing arts center? Whatever it is you enjoy doing, you can find it here. Check out this handy calendar of events in July to find something worthwhile.
Make Your Stay Sweeter
If spending the Fourth of July in Ocean City, Maryland sounds like something you’d enjoy, then why not stay here in style with us? Our hotel has all of the accommodations you could ever need.
When it comes to having a good meal, Finnigan’s Irish Pub and Eatery is sure to satisfy. You could start your day with their delectable breakfast buffet, try a local’s favorite lunch special, or enjoy some of the best seafood and steaks for dinner. They feature live entertainment two nights a week, regulation pool tables, and 40″ flat screens that are perfect for catching the big game. The icing on the cake? Finnigan’s has a rooftop pool bar overlooking the bay, and amazing drink specials featuring masterfully crafted cocktails.
Staying at Princess Bayside puts you one block away from the beach, and is located in the heart of the city’s greatest shopping. However, location is only half of it. We offer our guests a taste luxury with some of the best amenities in the area. Have you ever slept on a Tempur-Pedic Swedish Mattress, or enjoyed a Jacuzzi in your hotel room after watching a sunset from a private balcony? We have fully equipped kitchens for all of the chefs out there, a private bay front beach for all of the sunbathers, an indoor heated swimming pool, laundry services so you never have to lift a finger, an eco-friendly water sports center for those who love stay active, and our own rooftop pool bar and lounge to help the stresses of everyday life melt away as you relax with the sunset.
Celebrate Our Independence Right
If you feel like getting away this Fourth of July, then we’d be delighted if you would come and join us! Ocean City offers the perfect getaway for singles, couples, and families alike.