As we gear up for what could be a long, snowy winter, it is nice to think about summer vacation. This year, we’ve collected some of our favorite gift certificates and suggestions that will help the people on your list get through the winter as they plan all the cool things they’re going to do at the beach once the weather breaks.
1. Plan a day on the bay
Picture it. It’s a miserable Wednesday in February, sleeting, gray and cold. But the Person on your list can look at their calendar, see when they’re Ocean City Vacation begins and know that it will include a jet ski excursion with OOdyssea Watersports. It might not take all the bite out of the bite out of winter, but it certainly will dull it.
In Ocean City, there are watersport rental companies, and then there’s Odyssea Watersports. Family owned and operated for over 17 years and the winners of oceancity.coms “Best of” Jetski rentals three years and counting, offering jet ski, stand up paddle board, and pontoon boat rentals.
2. Have an exceptional meal at an iconic restaurant
The Captain’s Table is one of the staple restaurants in town. It’s one of those places you should visit as part of an authentic Ocean City experience. While it’s a good idea to book in advance during the summer, it also is a great place to just pop over to during the winter. Tables are easy to get and the food is still prepared by a staff that is invested in ensuring your good time.
If you’re looking for the in best fine dining , from the land or the sea, why not put your faith in the folks who have been cranking out local and tourist favorites for over 50 years?
3. Plan an afternoon in Berlin
Increasingly people make a day trip to Berlin part of their Ocean City Vacation. The Globe is kind of the cultural hub, with live music and movies as well as an awesome menu and bar. A gift certificate for The Globe gives the people on your list a day trip to look forward to. Or better, an excuse to visit over the winter.
Save $10 when you buy this $25 gift certificate to the Globe Theater in Downtown Berlin. The Globe Theater in historic Downtown Berlin, MD, is located just 5 miles from Ocean City, MD and offers fantastic food & drink in the dining room and at the Coppertop Bar, live music, local art and a wide …
4. Practice the height of gift-giving
Whenever we talk to someone who has parasailed for the first time, they always regret they waited as long as they did to try it out With a gift certificate to Paradise Watersports you can encourage the people on your list to step out of their comfort zones and into the air above Ocean City.
Ocean City’s beaches are free, clean, and offer stunning glimpses of natural beauty, and fit bodies in bathing suits. But sometimes, the best views come from hundreds of feet above or while whizzing across the wake along the shoreline.
5. Beer and the countryside. Daytrip!
This region increasingly has become known as a craft beer destination. Give the craft beer geek on your list the opportunity to tool around the Delmarva countryside, exploring the different little towns and finally stopping off at 3rd Wave, one of the finest breweries in the region.
In the world of surfing, the term ‘3rd wave’ is synonymous with being best in a set of waves. In the world of craft beer, 3rd Wave is becoming synonymous with serving some of the best pints around.
6. Give them a little something to mull
As we mentioned, summer isn’t really complete without a trip to Berlin and after enjoying a meal at The Globe, there’s nothing like being able to pop over the the Maryland Wine Bar to sample some of the best wines the state has to offer and maybe even take a bottle or two home.
Save $3 when you buy this $10 gift certificate to Maryland Wine Bar on Main Street in Downtown Berlin. The Maryland Wine Bar is an intimate tasting room/winebar for Maryland wines & beer located in the heart of Historic Berlin, Maryland. There is an extensive choice of wines, along with local craft beer on tap.
7. Give a dealer’s choice
There’s a restaurant group in Ocean City that does a bunch of different things. With this gift certificate, the people on your list can take their pick of restaurant Downtown, Oceanside or even Bayside.
Save $10 when you buy this $25 gift certificate to 45th Street on the Bay Restaurants. This certificate is redeemable at 45th Street Taphouse, and OC Steamers. Enjoy a culinary experience while overlooking the bay, and savor a beautiful sunset while sampling one of the 36 specialty craft beers available on tap.
8. A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work!
Bayside boat rentals provides visitors the opportunity to get out on the water with very lettle expense and even less boat maintenance. Take the family for a cruise or throw an unbaited line into the ocean and take a nap. Just the thought of a sunny day is what most people need come the deep winter.
The family owned and operated Bayside Boat Rentals has been responsible for creating wild watersport memories since 1999. Whether you want to spend an afternoon jumping waves on a jetski, lounging with your friends on a pontoon boat, or rocketing around the bay on one of OCMD’s only jet boats, Bayside Boat Rentals has brand new equipment and a certified staff waiting to help you set sail on a wet and wild ride.
9. Give the gift of an exclusive Ocean City experience
There is only one place in Ocean City where you can drink a beer only a few feet from the ocean and only a few feet from where the beer was brewed. Backshore quickly is becoming an Ocean City favorite for good reason.
Save $10 when you buy this $25 gift certificate to Backshore Brewing Co. Backshore Brewing Co, on the Boardwalk, craft their beer in small batches, giving them the chance to experiment constantly with new flavors and styles. Their beer menu changes frequently as does their food menu.
10. Give the gift of a brand new skill
Island Watersports rents all sorts of boats but also gives wakeboarding lessons. Planing a day during your Ocean City Vacation to learn how to wakeboard and then actually learning it is as permanent a gift as a person can get. Add to that the great memories an adventure like this provides and you have yourself a knockout holiday present.
Island Watersports offer personalized water sports services, from rentals and gear to complete instruction. They are a locally owned business and started their business to offer their customers the best service along with the best equipment for their rentals. They have Pontoon Boats, Center Console Fishing Boats, and Jet Boats, as well as Banana Boats and Wakeboard lessons.