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From Ocean City to Annapolis, Maryland has a lot going on. In addition to the state’s many historic sites, visitors can also enjoy Maryland’s beaches. Whether you visit for the sea or the histoy, Maryland has something for everyone.
When you’re traveling to Maryland for a history-themed trip, go in the autumn when the weather is cool. If you’re heading there for a beach getaway, plan for the summer instead. Set your sights on the following destinations in Ocean City and Annapolis.
Ocean City accommodation with something for everyone
Set right in Ocean City, Tidelands Caribbean Hotel and Suites has a lot to offer guests in terms of amenities and location. Each room comes with a microwave and a refrigerator, and some rooms include kitchenettes and Jacuzzis. The hotel also has two swimming pools, a pool bar, free Wi-Fi, and beach views. Nightly rates run between $129 and $159, as well as a small daily resort fee of $8.75. The hotel is also easy walking distance to Ocean City Boardwalk, which has plenty of shopping, restaurants, amusement parks, and even a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum.
Cheap beach access in Ocean City
Sea Bay Hotel offers easy beach access in Ocean City and is relatively cheap at just around $80 per night. The Ocean City Boardwalk and the Jolly Roger Amusement Park are close to here, too. The hotel has two outdoor pools, and guests can relax in the lounge chairs that surround them. The hotel is quite basic, providing microwaves and refrigerators, and is a clean home base for your trip in Ocean City. Free street parking is provided nearby. Those looking to spend more time outside their Ocean City hotel should check out the Sea Bay Hotel first.
Luxury in Annapoils
With a name like Loews Annapolis Hotel, guests know they’re in good hands. The brand lives up to its name and provides guests with modern décor, crisp white linens, and comfortable rooms. Situated in downtown Annapolis with access to nightlife, shopping, and restaurants, nightly rates at the hotel can climb up to $300, so book early. The hotel also offers complimentary Wi-Fi, its own restaurant and taproom, valet parking, a business center, and a lending library. Nearby is Chesapeake Bay and the Naval Academy. The hotel’s restaurant, BAROAK, is known for its fantastic seafood, so this is a great option for pescatarians.
A bit of Ireland in Maryland’s capitol
The O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel, a charming and older property, offers rooms set in Irish décor, so the hotel is quite different from others in the area. Rooms are furnished with imported furnishings, and guests are provided Wi-Fi, LCD HDTVs, 24-hour room service, an on-site restaurant, a fitness room, and a safe in each room. Rates starts around $140 per night for a lead-in category room, and guests have an option for upgrade to a balcony room or even a spacious suite. Nearby is the Banneker-Douglas Museum, the United States Naval Academy, and St John’s College. Artists and clay thowers will enjoy checking out the Annapolis Pottery.