This gorgeous destination in the US state of Maryland is the perfect spot for couples, families and those flying solo. Travellers can easily wander around on public transport but some may want to hire a car for the vacation. In the off-season it is extremely easy to find parking spots, but when it is the summer time it is much more difficult due to the high amount of tourists in the area. Travellers should consider their options when it comes to parking and work out exactly where they can put their cars according to the areas they visit.
A popular place to venture is the West Ocean City Park and Ride, located west of the Route 50 drawbridge. This is ideal for tourists who do not want to bother with sitting in traffic and want to park just outside the city centre. There are more than 700 free parking spaces here and a shuttle bus service that transports passengers to two main destinations for a small fee. These include the South Division Street Transit Center and the Ocean City Factory Outlets in West Ocean City. If tourists plan on using the shuttle frequently they should get coupon books available at City Hall on 3rd Street that will help save them money during their break.
Of course some tourists may want to head to the city parking lots that can be found on a number of roads including Worcester Street, Dorchester Street, Somerset Street and North Division Street. Street parking is also an option but tourists must remember that if they do this illegally they will be fined. This type of parking is available near the Ocean City Skate Bowl and at many places along the Coastal Highway uptown. There are a range of brilliant hotels in Ocean City that travellers will adore heading to for a relaxing and fun vacation.
The Grand Hotel Ocean City is a fantastic choice as it provides a wonderful atmosphere with friendly staff, which will help tourists instantly feel at home. Its air-conditioned rooms have many top facilities including a mini-fridge, television and coffee maker. The Aqua Day Spa and the hotel’s fitness centre are perfect for tourists who want to unwind. There are five eateries that all serve a variety of mouth-watering dishes to travellers, and provide a relaxing destination for business or pleasure. This superb residence is the best place for tourists to enjoy their holiday in Ocean City, where they will definitely have a great time in the sunshine.
The Hugh T. Cropper Inlet Parking Lot is also a great place to head, and is found at the southernmost point of Ocean City. It provides easy access to the boardwalk, downtown area and the beautiful beach. The inlet parking lot has 1200 spaces including 35 disabled spots and a passenger drop-off and pick-up point. Tourists have to get a ticket at the entrance of this parking lot and present this to the attendant when leaving. Parking is free if travellers head here for less than 30 minutes. There are also many metered spaces on offer around Ocean City, and tourists can actually pay for this through a phone app during their visit.