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What to do in Late August in Ocean City while SAVING MONEY:

What to do this week in Ocean City while SAVING MONEY:  


Ocean City has been GORGEOUS this week despite some storms.  The sky has been dramatic, the water clear and warm, and the sunsets spectacular.  If you haven’t already checked out OceanCity.com’s Facebook page (ocfun) to see the sunset in Ocean City each August night, you should!  If you miss seeing the setting sun over Assawoman Bay when you aren’t here, seeing these pictures will bring those beach memories flooding back.  Even if you are in Ocean City, check out our page because our sunset picture might be just a little different than the one you see out your window AND you get all kinds of other information and money saving tips year round.

As August winds down and the students are headed back to campuses across the state and the nation, it’s the perfect time to drive down to Ocean City’s famous beach and boardwalk for those last glorious golden days of summer.  You can even do your school shopping here and forget the bustle of the malls in your hometown.  Just think, when you finish buying your school supplies in West Ocean City and your clothing up and down the beach — you can even go to the Outlet’s in Rehoboth — you can take advantage of all Ocean City has to offer.  You can stop at Mione’s for the best Eggplant Parmesan or a slice of their award winning pizza and then take a stroll at Assateague and watch the ponies grazing in the marsh.   You can play on the beach, catch those last waves and watch the dolphins frolic before they, too, head south.

To plan your trip and save money go to https://www.oceancity.com/discounts.php .  This page has coupons, special offers, the ability to buy gift certificates at discounted rates.  KEEP READING IF YOU WANT EVEN MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO SAVE…

We told you about the Exclusive Low Rates and Special Rates on OceanCity.com last week.  There are still great deals so check availability and pricing at most of the hotels and motels in Ocean City by clicking here.   Make sure you change the dates in the search box to the top left to fit your schedule.  You save money by coming mid-week.  Some hotels to pay attention to if you want a great deal are the Crystal Sands which has a special running through the end of the month where you save $5 per room per night.  The Nock Apartments have started offering rooms for less than a week so if you prefer an apartment style accommodation that is larger, doesn’t have extra person charges (depending on the size of the apartment you choose), is conveniently located near the beach and boardwalk, and saves you money, try the Nock Apartments.   


When you book online, OceanCity.com has FREE coupons that allow you to save even more on your vacation. Do you want to get a $10 Gift Certificate to the Shark on the Harbor, one of Ocean City’s finest seafood restaurants with a fabulous waterfront location and views of Ocean City’s working harbor and Assateague Island?  Perhaps you are the adventuresome sort and would like to try jet-skiing or para-sailing before you dine on the exquisite seafood Ocean City restaurants have to offer.  You can save $15-$20 on all these activities and more with no limit on the number of coupons you choose.  The Captain’s Table is offering $10 off a $50 check.  You can get FREE doughnuts at Layton’s or cash off in Finnie Bucks at Finnegans Restaurant and Pub in the Princess Bayside Hotel.  They will be delivered to your email inbox 2 days prior to your stay in Ocean City.  What are you waiting for?  Click here for a  list of the free coupons you can choose if you book online.

The Captain’s Table is offering 10% off food purchases from 11:30 am until 6:00 pm.  Cannot be combined with Early Bird or any other coupon or promotion.  This is one of Ocean City’s finest restaurants and winner of the BEST SEAFOOD & BEST FINE DINING awards in OceanCity.com’s Best of Ocean City 2011 Guide.

The Shark on the Harbor in West Ocean City offers the freshest seafood available from any restaurant in Ocean City. They buy local, serve organic, and cook fish brought in that day from the commercial fishing fleet located in Ocean City’s working harbor just behind the restaurant.  It has a gorgeous view and is also a winner in the BEST SEAFOOD & BEST CRABCAKES awards
OceanCity.com’s Best of Ocean City 2011 Guide.

Primo Hoagies is the winner of the BEST SUBS in OceanCity.com’s Best of Ocean City 2011 Guide and is located at  139209 Coastal Highway has a coupon for $2 off a whole sub Dine in Only, OC location Only.

Crabs to Go is the winner of the BEST CRABS in OceanCity.com’s Best of Ocean City 2011 Guide and has a FREE ½ pint of Maryland Crab Soup with any purchase of $15 or more coupon in the Best of Guide.

The Greene Turtle has a coupon for 10% off your check — dine in only at the Original location or at the West OC location.  Pick up the coupon in the Best of Ocean City 2011 Guide (They were the winner of the BEST SPORTS BAR and BEST WINGS awards.

Check out De Lazy Lizard, Bahama Mama’s, the Crabcake Factory, the Frog Bar, 28th St. Pit N Pub,
in the Ocean City Dining Guide to get their happy hour and dinner specials.

OC Kabob has great Mediterranean cuisine and is located in the Gold Coast Mall.  

Buxy’s Salty Dog– This weekend’s specials:

  • Bratwurst German sausage cooked in Iron City beer with grilled peppers & onions topped with melted provolone. Served with fries. $7.95
  • Primanti Ham & Cheese  Thin sliced black forest ham with melted american cheese piled high topped with fries & slaw. Its a Burgh thing! $8.99
  • Beer Butt Chicken 1/2 a hickory glazed beer butt chicken served with corn on the cob and beer battered onion rings. $10.95
  • Seafood Pierogies A creamy sauce made from crab, shrimp, & clams poured over potato and cheese pierogies topped with Parmesan. $11.95

It’s tax-free week in Maryland.  The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less are exempt from the Maryland 6% sales tax. This year, Shop Maryland Week is August 14-20. Accessory items are not included.    There is outlet shopping in White Marlin Mall in West Ocean City (Staples is in this shopping center and is ready to cater to your school supply needs), many shops up and down the beach including Chauncey’s Surf Shop where you can get beach fashions to last you all year long.  

Pick up the OceanCity.com Best of Ocean City 2011 Guide at the Chamber or Visitor Center to save BIG when you get to Town.  You can also get them at most of the hotels in Town.  If you can’t find one, email Ann at amh@maryland.com to get one.  You can save $15 on a jetski rental, boat rental, or parasailing at Aqua Watersports!     

Sundaes in the Park    :
Northside Park is hosting the last few Sundaes in the Park at 127th Street and the Bay. Bring seating and enjoy Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis and Tootsie the Clown on August 21.  For a small fee, you can create your own ice cream sundae and enjoy that while you watch the sun set over Assawoman Bay and listen to the concert.  On August 28th you can listen to the wildly popular MaryLou and the Untouchables Classic Rock.  Tootsie the Clown will be there to entertain the kids.     

Radio Disney AM 640 Concert featuring The Ready Set:                     On Sunday, August 21st, Radio Disney is hosting its summer concert finale on the beach at North Division Street.  The concert runs from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and includes a one hour public meet and greet with Jordan Witzigreuter who plays every instrument on his debut album, “I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming.” This 21 year old wonder has been obsessed with music ever since taking drum lessons at age 11, and by his mid-teens he was writing songs and booking his own shows. After his explosive single, “Love like Woe,” Jordan proved his song writing and performing abilities and was signed to Decaydance Records/Sire Records. So get ready and grab your friends! The Ready Set is coming to Ocean City, MD for this year’s Summer Concert Finale.
Movies on the Beach:
The Town’s free movies ended this week, but you can still catch the free flicks at the Carousel on Wednesday nights or The Princess Royale on Thursday nights through the 24th and 25th.  Both will have movies beginning at approx. 8:30 p.m.

Free Concerts on the Beach feature music for the whole family, Wednesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Division Street beach. The stage is set up and you can frame it nicely under the archway to the Boardwalk as you stand on the beach, listen to music, and watch the hustle and bustle of the Boardwalk occur behind the stage.  Bring your beach chairs and/or blankets, and enjoy the music.
8/17:  Key West Band, A “Jimmy Buffet Tribute”
8/24:  Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys play “Beach Country”

Sunset Park Party Nights are held Thursday nights in July and August. Watch the sun set over the Isle of Wight Bay from the perfect location in Ocean City! Sunset Park is located along South Philadelphia Avenue on the Bay. Event begins at 7 p.m. and runs to approx. 9:00 p.m. Admission to the park is free, while beverages, including beer, are available for purchase. August 18 and 25
performances round out the season. – It is recommended that attendees bring their own seating.

Morning shows and demonstrations are held Monday through Saturday at 10:30 a.m., at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum (south end of the boardwalk). See feedings at the museum’s aquarium, learn about sharks, beach safety and knot-tying, to name a few.

Morning shows and demonstrations are held Monday through Saturday at 10:30 a.m., at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum (south end of the boardwalk). See feedings at the museum’s aquarium, learn about sharks, beach safety and knot-tying, to name a few.



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