There’s no place that says “romance” quite like a quiet winter beach. Loving long walks on the beach, and listing off that love on your dating profile, is a total cliche, but vacations are all about embracing the cliches.
Who doesn’t love long walks on the beach? Couple that with a bargain of a hotel room, or a candlelit dinner, or a horse and carriage ride complete with chocolate and champagne, or all of the above, and you’ve got the dream of a Valentine’s Day getaway. Maybe it’s all cliche, but who cares? Love is in the salty beach air, and in Ocean City, Valentine’s dreams come true.
Here are Valentine’s Day hotel packages, restaurants, and things to do, all to be shared with the one you love.
Ocean City Hotel Packages for Valentine’s Day
You’re likely to find discounted rooms and suites at most of the Ocean City hotels that are open during the off-season, look for ad-ons like perks like meal credits, bottles of champagne, and chocolate.
Stay at this great Boardwalk hotel and enjoy two night’s with a $60.00 Dinner Voucher to a Great Local Restaurant: Sunset Grille, Longboard Café, EPIC Bar & Grill, Pit and Pub, Sello’s Italian Oven & Bar, Coastal Salt, or Ropewalk Ocean City. Hours of operations may vary by season. You will also get two souvenir Champagne glasses, and chocolates! Make your reservation here.
Book a romantic getaway in Ocean City this Valentine’s Day and stay at the Clarion, using Promo Code ROMANTIC. Their package includes 2 nights deluxe Oceanview accommodation, a choice of Champagne or sparkling water, a sweat treat, single rose and a $100 meal credit for any of their food and beverage outlets. Ocean City Restaurants for a Romantic Candlelit Dinner. You can make your reservation here.
- Howard Johnson® By Wyndham Oceanfront Plaza Hotel, and the Howard Johnson® by Wyndham Oceanfront Inn
Stay at either Howard Johnson hotel and enjoy your room, plus $80 in meal vouchers, flowers, box of chocolates, and a bottle of wine in your room upon arrival. Get more information and prices here.
Where to go for Valentine’s Day in Ocean City
Ocean City is not necessarily a town that’s known for its fine dining, but it really probably should be. The town is not all sports bars and surf-themed taquerias all the time (although if that’s what you and your sweetheart are into, don’t hesitate to reach for a burger and a beer on V-day weekend and pour ketchup on your fries in the shape of a heart). On our restaurants page you will find an exhaustive list of every restaurant in Ocean City, from casual dining to pizza, but for easier-access, here are some of the more romantic options that are open in February:
Sello’s Italian Oven & Bar in the heart of West Ocean City are taking reservations for your Valentine’s Day celebrations! Give them a call on 410-390-3543 and enjoy an evening of amazing food in a unique restaurant.
Longboard Cafe at the Town Center on 67th Street will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 12th. Choose any three courses for $59 per person. Includes a complimentary glass of champagne or house wine. Please. make a reservation either online or by calling 443-664-5639.
Things to do on your romantic Valentine’s Day weekend
1. Take a romantic stroll along the beach, if weather allows.
Most Boardwalk businesses will be closed unless the weather is really nice, but you can still walk up and down the beach and boards. It’s extra romantic to stroll along the shoreline collecting seashells when you don’t see a single other person in your line of sight; only seagulls. Take in the salty ocean air, and even bring your four-legged friends along. They’re allowed on the beach until April 30.
And in case weather doesn’t allow…
2. See a movie.
Head over to Flagship Cinemas in West Ocean City for their deluxe heated seats and enjoy the latest offerings from Hollywood. Their Pig and Whistle bar means you can enjoy an adult beverage before the movie starts. Catch the FREE showing of 50 Shades of Grey at the Flagship on February 9th at 630pm.
3. Play a round of indoor putt-putt.
Old Pro has two indoor courses open year-round, so even if you can’t soak up the sun at an outdoor mini golf course, you can still enjoy a few games at a fun, themed course.
4. Pamper yourself at the spa.
This idea is great, because it can apply if you’re in a relationship and opt for a couples massage, or it can be just as (if not more) enjoyable on your own. If you are staying at the Princess Royale Hotel – or even if you aren’t – The Creative Day Spa can pamper you or your loved one for Valentine’s Day. If you don’t like the idea of a massage, you can always sit yourself down by an indoor pool and just ….. relax!
5. Enjoy the local entertainment.
There’s no shortage of talented musicians in Ocean City. Check out the local bars and restaurants to find some live music to listen.
Share your love story with us
Last year we asked for your Ocean City love stories. This year, we will do the same. When did you fall in love with Ocean City? Or better yet, who did you fall in love with in Ocean City, and how? Post your story on our Facebook page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll publish it just in time for Valentine’s Day.