Ocean City, MD: A guide to hotels
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Discover Ocean City, MD
After booking one of our hotels in Ocean City, here's everything you need to know for your stay.
The east coast of the U.S. is dotted with resort towns, and Maryland’s Ocean City is one of the most popular. The year-round population is miniscule: less than 10,000. But when summer arrives, Ocean City’s weekend population surges to over 300,000, as visitors pour in from all over the state and the region to lay out on beautiful, sunny beaches. Every year, the city hosts as many as 8 million visitors.
The city is located on Fenwick Island, a barrier island that separates the mainland from the Atlantic. Before 1933, Fenwick Island was connected to Assateague Island to the south, which is parly in Maryland and partly in Virginia. But a hurricane that year separated the two islands from each other by creating a small inlet. Efforts to create beach resorts on Fenwick Island date back to the mid-nineteenth century, and the first hotel opened in 1875. This hotel, the Atlantic Hotel, is still open today.
In the late nineteenth century, railroads began to stop nearby, bringing visitors from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Wilmington, and transporting fresh fish from Ocean City back to those municipalities. In the early twentieth century, the Army Corps of Engineers dredged part of Ocean City’s bayside so that larger boats could enter, and the material they pulled out of the bottom of the bay was used to create St Louis Avenue and Chicago Avenue in the city, in areas that had previously been marsh. Ocean City’s popularity boomed after 1952, when the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was completed, and again after 1964, when the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was built, allowing more visitors to easily access the city’s resorts and beaches.
Ocean City’s beaches are constantly on the move: migrating in different directions, shrinking in size. So the city is constantly replenishing them to preserve the sandy strips locals and visitors love. In addition to its beaches, the city is famed for its boardwalk and amusement parks, and there are great short-term rental options near it all.