You don’t have to wait for summer to enjoy a beach vacation. April is a fantastic time to visit Ocean City, Maryland, and we have proof!
Let’s start with the weather. Winter is fully in the rearview mirror and average daytime high temperatures here hover between the upper 50s and mid-60s. Not too cold, not too hot, just ideal beach strolling and Boardwalk weather.
This warmer weather means a regional calendar filled with events promising something for everyone. It’s a runner’s paradise around here in April, as marathon season gets into full swing. To help plan your trip, we’ve included some of our top picks below for running and other events.
No matter which activity you prefer, you can make your home base at an amazing rental property with an affordable price. April is the last full month to take advantage of low offseason rates. Bring friends along to split the costs and make your trip to Ocean City, MD, even more affordable. We have rentals for groups of all sizes. Book yours today!
Salisbury Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k – April 4
The Salisbury Marathon is one of the East Coast’s best supported races. Its popularity is spiking now that the race is a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon, which means you could go from Salisbury to Heartbreak Hill. The relatively flat marathon course is USATF certified and designed to accommodate physically challenged athletes.
Salisbury Zoo Stampede 5k Run/Walk – April 25
Ok, this one won’t get you in the Boston Marathon, but it’s tons of fun for the whole family and includes random prizes for race participants and top finishers in each category. Start at the Zoo’s East Gate and go at your preferred pace through City Park’s wooded trails.
Coastal Delaware Running Festival – April 17-19
The Festival kicks off Friday night with an Expo where vendors showcase a variety of apparel, footwear and other accessories. The first race of the weekend starts on Saturday with a 5k just north of Ocean City in Dewey Beach. Sunday features several races starting from the Rehoboth Boardwalk, including a full marathon, half marathon and 9k. Grotto Pizza hosts the Finish Line Grand Celebration throughout the day.
It all comes down to this: the best carvers in the world compete for the title of champion in contemporary waterfowl art. In addition to seeing a champion crowned at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, visitors can participate in art classes and seminars, see demonstrations, meet the artists and browse exhibits featuring a variety of treasures to take home.
Maryland International Kite Expo – April 24-26
Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a giant crab, and a dragon! You’ll see it all during the Maryland International Kite Expo, with three days of high-flying action on the beach in Ocean City, MD. Get lessons, see stunt demonstrations, browse the colorful displays and watch some of the world’s best kite flyers show off their craft.
Ocean City Restaurant Week – April 19 – May 3
This is all the reason you need to book an April vacation in Ocean City. Eateries of all kinds are participating in Restaurant Week, meaning they offer special fixed-price menus with a variety of dishes and prices. It’s the best time of the year to explore a new restaurant or get in your first visit to an old favorite.
Wine Fest at Fagers Island – April 24
Speaking of pleasing your palate, casual and serious wine drinkers alike will find something to savor at Island Wine Fest at Fagers Island. Sample wines from Fagers and 10 other selections, accompanied by hot and cold seasonal dishes. The sensational bay views pair well with red or white.
Book your pre-summer vacation in Ocean City, MD
You work hard, and you deserve a break before summer. Warm days, affordable rates, and plenty to see and do make Ocean City, Maryland, a prime April destination.
Take advantage of the last full month of low offseason rates with a Vantage rental for your whole crew. Be sure to book direct with Vantage to avoid extra fees.
If you have any questions about Ocean City in April, call our reservation specialists at (410) 723-2002.
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