How to Explore Maryland on a Budget

You’re a hardworking person. You’re always on the move, keeping up with your day’s load and deadlines. But one thing is certain – you deserve a break, a vacation.  Everyone else does. But for someone who works hard for his money, you want it be maximized to the last centavo, don’t you?   This post might just be for you!  Today, we’ll share how to explore Maryland but on a budget.

How to Explore Maryland on a Budget

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How to Explore Maryland on a Budget

The state won’t be a disappointment if you love to travel, explore places and try some sightseeing for a great deal of vacation without breaking your bank. So if you’re a not a big spender who on a lucky day would crack only as much as $100, here are some tips you could use when going to MD for a weekend

On a Friday, you can check in at Carousel Hotel, an affordable place to stay in Ocean City.  It has a direct beach access plus ice-skating activities for you. The rates start at $179 in some months. So for two days, expect more or less $320.

Or you might also want it at the Paradise Plaza Inn, $59/night, or the Comfort Suites Chincoteague, $129/night.     There is also the Double Tree by Hilton at the Bethesda, offering accommodations from $85/night.

How to Explore Maryland on a Budget

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When your stomach starts growling, you can also go to the Satellite Café and try their hash browns seasoned with Old Bay and topped with beef and eggs. On a budget, you can get your tummy filled in before going to places like the OC Boardwalk.

This place is not to underestimate – it offers much for the frugal traveler.  Some of these include amusement parks and a haunted house attraction. There are also stores lining up the boardwalk where to find different food stalls for French fries and popcorn.

When things get a little boring, the frugal Maryland traveler like you can hit the nearby Ferris wheel, which will give you a breath of fresh sea breeze and offer you the lovely views of the Assateague Island and the city!  Well, that’s not all you can do.

By the time that the clock hits 12 noon, go ahead and proceed to one of the crab shacks to find in Ocean City, a place known for seafood and marine delicacies. Try what the locals call the Maryland steamed blue crabs served on a brown paper and with a mallet.  Expect spending more or less $40 for this food trip.

In the lazy afternoon, check out the Assateague State Park where to witness the jaw dropping sunset (with or without a special someone).  This park is loved for not only its amazing views and sunset but also its wild ponies. If you were lucky enough, you might even have the chance to spot some of them on your trip.

How to Explore Maryland on a Budget

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This park is the only one in MD that has an oceanfront view, located at the Assateague Island bordered by the Sinepuxent Bay (west) and Atlantic Ocean (east). This island has so much in store – beachcombing, swimming, surfing, sunbathing and fishing, among other water activities.  If you wish to, you might also want to discover some more of it in the secluded coves by kayak or canoe.   You also have the chance to see feral horses, deer and waterfowl.

By the time that you got tired of exploring the park or the island, head back to Ocean City and try some of the best restaurants in town!

The nightlife in OC officially starts at dinnertime and the restaurants come alive with guests lining up to try their sizzling steaks and steamed crabs.  Yes, crabs again, if you just want to. Well, you can also try the Chesapeake Bay crab cakes, which offer you an entirely different way of enjoying the fresh OC catch.  You might also want to try something different, perhaps Ocean City’s best-smoked ribs or ham or Eastern Shore fried chicken.

For an even more food feast, try some of their best pizzas,   wraps and burgers or overstuffed sandwiches – name it! A few restaurants to find in this area include the Finnigan’s Irish Pub & Eatery, Angler Restaurant and Skye Raw Bar & Grille.

Now if you think we’re done, not just yet. We still have one day to explore Ocean City!  First, have your brunch in one of the restaurants and try their omelets to refill while listening to the live band. And finally before turning your car engine on to head home,   take time by the beach and meet friendly locals.

Travel Maryland on a Budget

Hope you enjoy this simple guide to explore Ocean City on a.  As you see, you don’t need to spend so much when spending a weekend in this destination. It has all for the frugal traveler/hardworking person in you.

If you’re interested living here and be closer to OC places and more, contact me about Ocean City Communities

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