If you can already smell that hand pulled salt water taffy and taste the crisp, buttery caramel popcorn wafting down the boardwalk, then congratulations on reaching your Ocean City vacation destination! This formerly sleepy little fishing town turned favorite resort destination will surely surprise your travel group with its versatility and bountiful treasures! Home to a population of right around 8,000 off peak, this Atlantic gem’s head count grows exponentially with the advent of warmer weather! Weekends, the self-billed “Marlin Capital of the World” hosts nearly 350,000 visitors-with over 8,000,000 arriving annually. Situated on a mile long barrier island, sheltered from major weather events by the North Carolina Outer banks and blessed with a humid-sub-tropical climate, Ocean City enjoys mild winters and hot, humid summers and is the perfect venue for a wide array of mild-to-wild salt-water sports, activities and special events! Shell seekers, beach bums and bunnies alike will enjoy the pristine slice of miles of white sand and find adequate room to toss their towels, plunk down their water bottles and cast off their cares. The Boardwalk, one of the best in the country and officially known as Atlantic Avenue, tenders a kaleidoscope of well-loved eateries, fabulous shopping, entertainment, amusement rides and lodging; it also allows bicycles and roller skates/blades so rent your transportation and work off inevitable caloric splurges! The sleepy sun will eventually set but local activities are unending and fill the night air with the sounds and scents of an Ocean City summer: free concerts, bonfires, movies beneath the stars and even beach olympics extend your lazy, hazy beach boardwalk afternoons!