Just imagine a summer vacation in Ocean City, MD. Think of hot beach days, a bustling boardwalk and busy restaurants. Now let’s throw you for a loop – a spring vacation! You still get most of what you love about this resort town, but without the hustle and bustle.

 A spring getaway is perfect for the visitor who enjoys a lighter ambiance and tranquil atmosphere compared to the busier summer season. Just think: cool weather, serene beaches, little to no line at Thrashers Fries, no traffic, and the best part- offseason prices and rates- along with plenty of activities and events.

Some may think Ocean City is, for lack of a batter term, “dead” this time of year. However, that just isn’t true. The Town of Ocean City in partnership with local businesses have worked to evolve the resort into practically a year-round destination, and for the most part you can enjoy the town on a dime during the off-season.

The Town of Ocean City has gone above and beyond to offer many free family-friendly activities, even in the spring, from strolling the boardwalk, to relaxing on the beach, strolling through Northside Park and playgrounds, checking out the Life-Savings Museum, taking a drive through Assateague Island, viewing art exhibits at the Art League of Ocean City, taking in a sunrise on the beach or a sunset on the bay, fishing off the bayside downtown, or even learning the Ocean City history at Town Hall – the list goes on and on.

 Besides what is offered for free, the prices for dining, entertainment and hotel stays are slashed during the off-seasons to entice the visitor to come to Ocean City in a less than busy time of year; which only benefits you in the end!

The Carousel Group offers seven hotels across Ocean City, from the boardwalk to 120th Street, with a variety in rooms, views and amenities everyone will enjoy. Still as the spring season comes to an end, you can find our rates to be as low as $69 a night during the week.

The Carousel Group’s original hotel, the Carousel Resort Hotel & Condos located on 118th Street, guest can unwind in our rooms with views ranging from the oceanfront to the bay. Come down to the Atrium to enjoy in multiple dining options, including decadent oceanfront cuisine; and there is plenty of fun to be had with our ice skating rink, game room and indoor pool with a hot tub.

Stay at one of the Carousel Group’s hotels do celebrate some of the spring seasons holidays and events. Ocean City’s events expand from celebrating the holidays or simply the change in seasons throughout the year. The spring kicks off with one the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in Maryland; the event has grown to be one of the most popular events on the coast throughout the years. Easter has also become a busy weekend in the resort with multiple Easter activities offered throughout town, including the Carousel’s very own Easter Egg Hunt, brunch and photos with the Easter Bunny. The Maryland International Kite Expo arrives on Ocean City’s beach in late April. This event has become quite the scene with the innovative sky décor spanning the horizon. Springfest takes the cake, arriving on the first weekend of May every year. The festival brings hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and big musical headliners. Looking even further ahead, events continue into summer with Cruisin’ Ocean City car show, Mother’s Day Weekend and ending with a big bang on Memorial Day weekend, as summer quickly arrives.

To keep tabs on upcoming events visit the Town of Ocean City’s tourism page, OCocean.com, and then head back to CarouselGroupHotels.com where you can find the best stay for your Spring getaway.