By Kelsey Thomas
Ocean City, MD is gorgeous all year round, however there is something truly spectacular about the area in November. There’s still just as much to do as the summertime and you can even start getting yourself in the holiday spirit. With off-season deals and events you don’t want to miss, we’re here to share with you the top 7 reasons to book a trip to Ocean City this November.
1: Less Crowded
This might be a given, but there’s obviously way less people in the area during November. This means you can make the absolute most of your stay by enjoying all of your favorite activities without the hassle of trying to not run into others. It allows you to feel and act like a true local. You can take a nice, relaxing bike ride or walk on the boardwalk or chill on the beach without worrying dodging people.
2: Warm Ocean Water
With the sun still shining brightly, the ocean water is still refreshing and not painfully cold. In fact, the average Ocean City ocean temperature in the fall is 66.2°F. That’s the perfect weather to take a dip when you get too hot on the beach or to walk along the shoreline with your feet in the water.
3: Perfect Season for Golf
With over 17 championship courses, Ocean City is the ultimate place for golf lovers to visit in the fall. After all, it is the perfect season to go golfing. Some popular ones include Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, Ocean City Golf Club, Ocean Pines Golf Club and Rum Point Seaside Golf Links.
More of a mini golf fan? Ocean City is also filled with places to go play some putt putt. Try to hit a hole in one at Nick’s Beach Ball Golf or put your skills the test at Old Pro Golf’s indoor courses.
4. Deals All Around
The off-season deals are off the charts in Ocean City. Many hotels and vacation rentals run off-season specials, which means you can put that saved money to more awesome activities in OC, like pressing your luck at one of Ocean City’s casinos. Many restaurants also offer a variety of food and beverage specials on the off-season. You’ll really be able to get the biggest bangs for your bucks.
5. Winterfest of Lights
Ocean City’s Winterfest of Lights is an annual tradition that has become a family-friendly favorite. Starting on November 18, 2021 and running all the way until January 2, 2022, Winterfest takes you on a majestic journey through thousands of lights and animations. For admission that is only $5 for people 12+ and free for anyone 11 and under, you can see the 50 foot lit Christmas tree, explore holiday exhibits, visit the gift shop, sip on delicious hot cocoa and much more… talk about staying in budget!
6. Holiday Shoppers Fair
The annual Holiday Shoppers Fair is taking place November 26-28, 2021 and is the perfect opportunity to purchase unique holiday gifts. With over 150 vendors, you can shop from all things handmade products to themed items like nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry, ceramic and more. There are even door prizes and children’s activities, so be sure to bring the whole family to partake in some holiday fun.
7. Relax Before Holidays
With all this talk of the holidays, November can also be a time where many start to stress about everything coming up. Ocean City is the perfect place to unwind and relax before diving into a full month of events and activities. You can focus on yourself for a bit before having to worry about friends and relatives. Besides, we all deserve a little self-love here and there.
So with all that’s said and done, there’s really no reason to not book a stay in Ocean City this November. There is truly something for everybody, whether you’re looking to relax, be on the go or tune into that holiday spirit.