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A Love Letter to Maryland in Real Life: Ocean City Maryland

Every Marylander has, at some point in their lives, visited Ocean City. Whether it's a family vacation, senior week, a convention, or just because. So of course, I had to find a way to include it in A Love Letter to Maryland.

*Editor's Note: all pictures were taken pre-COVID19*

In my story, Emma remembers the summer girls trip she and her friends took to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Their first stop? Ocean City of course!

Personally, I've vacationed in Ocean City my entire life. It was a summer staple growing up and now, I like to take my kids there as well. Like many, I have a list of favorites things I must do each time I go. Eating at Dumser's, Thrashers Fries, Trimpers Rides, Candy Kitchen, Old Pro mini golf, and of course the beach itself.

I love the beach. It calms me. It's my place to relax, have fun, and read a good book. Ocean City has an amazing beach with a little something for everyone in the family. Even sitting on the boardwalk can be entertainment on it's own.

In a COVID 19 world, my family and I have decided not to make this fun trip this summer. It makes me sad that we'll miss doing our favorite things, but we know the beach will be there next year!

I feel lucky to have a place like Ocean City right in my back yard. I'm a proud beach bum who loves to spend as much time as possible soaking up the sun. And with it's rich history, beautiful views, amazing entertainment, and endless beaches, no wonder Ocean City Maryland is a place visitors come back to every year.

Did You Know?

  1. Ocean City was first settled in the 17th century and was a fishing village until 1875

  2. In 1878, the U.S. Life Saving Service (who would then become the Coast Guard) established a station in Ocean City.

  3. In 1900, the first wooden walkway was built. At the same time, Trimper's Rides made it's grand opening.

  4. In it's early years, the boards of the boardwalk were taken up during the winter months.

  5. Railroads & bridges played a big role in expanding tourism in both the 19th & 20th centuries, respectively.

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