When most people envision a vacation at the beach they tend to think of summer. While the warm sunshine makes for excellent seaside weather, summertime is also the busiest time of the year here in Ocean City. For those looking to avoid the prime time prices and droves of tourists, have you ever considered heading to the beach in the fall?

When summer comes to a close this city comes alive in a whole new way with dozens of unique activities geared around all the wonders that fall has to offer. Here’s a few things you could look forward to with a hotel in Ocean City, MD this year’s season.

Wine and Dine

The famous Wine on the Beach event returns for its 22nd year in a row this fall from September 29th through the 30th! With various wine offerings and vendors selling regional cuisine, this event is always a ton of fun.

Enjoy the finest selection of wines and micro-brewed beers along with fine arts and crafts vendors as well as live music. Stroll down the beach from winery to winery while taking part in great conversation with your commemorative wine glass, or bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the ocean breeze.

Family Bonfire on the Beach

Family on beach

On October 6th, families from all around can enjoy a massive bonfire right on the sands of the beach. Complete with s’mores, hot cocoa, storytelling and live music, this get nighttime gathering is a blast for all ages. Make sure to bring your beach chairs and blankets!

Pets are also welcome to this event, so long as they are kept on a leash.

Corvette Weekend

Are you an avid car enthusiast? Then come on out for Corvette Weekend on October 13th and 14th to for road rallies, a parade, and more.

The entire event raises money for charity, and happens to be the largest Corvette Club sponsored event on the East Coast with over 1,200 enthusiasts attending all the way from Canada to Florida.

Pets on Parade

Family on beach with dog

For those with furry companions, head over to the boardwalk on October 22nd for the Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade. Come spectate or enter your beloved pet in the parade and following costume contest where prizes and surprises will be awarded.

The entire event is free, but those wishing to make a donation to the Worcester County Humane Society.

Amazing Maze

It wouldn’t be fall without a maze, but Ocean City forgoes the traditional corn styling and has theirs right on the beach! Open October 21st and 22nd, this enormous maze is fun for all ages looking for a good scream. Beware the witches, pirates, zombies, and more as you navigate your way out of this frightfully delightful Fall treat.

The maze returns again on the 28th and 29th. Oh, and the entire event is free!

Fishing Tournament

Man and young boy fishing on pier

Lovers of the sport, get ready to cast your reels! Prizes are awarded for the largest rockfish, flounder, trout and more to be caught during the event. Once the winners are announced, all are welcome to delicious pig roast with bonfires on the beach.

Ready, Set, Go!

The wacky races are back again this year on the boardwalk. Build your own pumpkin car and get ready for an all downhill race to the finish line. Prizes are awarded for first place cars as well as the most creative, and the entire event features play by play action from the event’s announcer.

Lace Up Your Running Shoes

Man and young boy fishing on pier

This fall season features three separate events for those who love to run.

The first two are held on October 28th starting at the Ocean City Inlet. These 5k and 10 mile races include the famous boardwalk as part of their courses, and are a great way to test your fitness level.

The third is held on October 21st. Hosted by the American Cancer Society, this 5k run and walk raises funds for research, local programs, and ways to raise awareness about this terrible disease. Whether you are competing or simply helping out a good cause, this is a great way to connect with those who have been affected by cancer as well as support those who are suffering from it.

One Spooky Party

This enormous get together for all ages is held on October 29th at the Northside Park Gym. Bring your best costume and get ready for carnival games, arts and crafts, hayrides, and plenty of snacks. Contests will be held for various categories throughout this spook-tacular event.

Your Fall Hotel in Ocean City, MD

Just because the summer season has come to end doesn’t mean that festivities stop here in Ocean City. If you’ve never joined us for all that fall has to offer, then we invite you to come spend this wonderful time of year with us in style at Princess Bayside.

Located one block from the beach and right next to the best the city has to offer, this prime hotels offer comfort and luxury after you’re done enjoying the events of the day. Relax with our private bayfront beach, the rooftop pool and bar, or with a hot meal at Finnigan’s Irish Pub and Eatery.

This bayside hotel offers a slew of amenities to help you make the most of your stay, including:

  • An indoor heated pool
  • An on-site, eco-friendly water sports center
  • Customized golf packages featuring and 17 championship courses
  • Live entertainment during dinner
  • Guest laundry so you have one less thing to worry about
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ample parking
  • Jacuzzi rooms
  • and more!

Heading to the beach in the fall might sound strange to some, but once you experience all that Ocean City has to offer during this wonderful time of year then you’ll know why so many skip the summer season for cooler weather.

With so much to do and so many sights to see, there’s no better way to spend the Fall season this year than right here on the beach! Make your reservation with Princess Bayside and come see what all the fuss is about, we are sure you’re going to love it.