Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! It is a great holiday to be Irish in Ocean City! Even if you aren’t Irish, you’ll enjoy this great event in OC. Everyone can take advantage of all the many hotel, motel, and restaurant and bar specials in Ocean City, Maryland for St. Patrick’s weekend. Bring the kids or come for a weekend getaway. Check out some of these great specials and come make an Ocean City memory in honor of your heritage.
For starters, the Howard Johnson Oceanfront Plaza on 12th street and the Boardwalk has a “Cabin Fever Special” with rooms starting at $49.00 per night! At that rate, can you really afford to stay home?
The Grand Hotel on 22nd Street and the Ocean City Boardwalk has rooms starting at a very reasonable $79.00 and the Grand is also offering an amazing Weekend Escape Package for $108.14. This Package includes 2-night’s hotel accommodations and a $60 dinner voucher valid at local restaurants such as Galaxy 66, Ember’s or BJ’s On the Water.
The Princess Royale on the Beach at 91st street really has something for everyone. Recently renovated two room suites are available starting at $89.00 per night making this Ocean City hotel perfect for a romantic or family getaway with an indoor heated pool and tropical atrium.
The Fenwick Inn on Coastal Highway at 138th street is a great choice, too. Its proximity to the Delaware Line affords quicker trip to the fabulous and tax-free shopping at the Rehoboth, Delaware Outlets. The Fenwick Inn, with renovated indoor heated pool offers rooms starting at an affordable $58.00 per night.
No matter where you decide to stay, you will want to see the Ocean City St. Patrick’s Parade! The Ocean City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the 2nd largest St. Patty’s Day parade in the state of Maryland. The parade will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 11am to 4pm from 60th street south to 45th on Coastal Highway. This is the 30th anniversary of the parade. The parade committee will award trophies for Best Marching Band, Best Commercial Float, Best Non-Commercial Float, Best Motorized Unit, and Best Overall Entrée in the Parade. For more information, please visit the web site at www.DelmarvaIrish.org.
Typical local and Irish dining options include the Green Turtle, Finnegan’s Irish Pub & Eatery, Bull on the Beach, BJ’s on the Water and so many more. Fager’s Island is even having a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration that will take place on Saturday complete with a Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Beer Specials and live entertainment. Sunday morning enjoy at Jazz Brunch at Fager’s Island. One thing is for sure, you won’t have to go far to notice the dozens of restaurants and bar ready to help you celebrate this festive holiday as little as or as much as you want.
Head to the Shark on the Harbor in the Sunset Fishing Harbor in West Ocean City for post St. Patty’s Day parade party headquarters! Enjoy Guinness stew, bangers & mash and corned beef & cabbage. Complimentary Irish party favors will be distributed. Keep the party going with $3 Guinness drafts, $2.50 import drafts and $2 Miller Lite drafts.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, Ocean City! Slainte’!