Here is another great winter activity in Ocean City Maryland! Alley Oops is new to Coastal Highway and walking distance from Mad Men Beach House! It was the perfect activity on this particularly dreary day for me and my kiddos! My kids loved the arcade. There were so many games with wheels, buttons and hammers my kids enjoyed playing with the games even though I did not pay to play the games! Then we did pay for one game of bowling. It was my twin 3 year olds first bowling experience and it did not disappoint. The bumpers helped my kids knock down the pins every time. There is also a great bar area and dine in restaurant. It even has a fish tank with sharks! This place has thought of everything! The best things I have to say about this place is that it is open 7 days a week, all year round! So, any time of year, a rainy summer beach day or a dreary winter day this place is where it is at!
If you want to get away and have a mini vacation but also like to stay active in the winter, Ocean City is a fantastic spot! The Recreation Complex (a 10min walk from Mad Men Beach House) has tons of activities to drop in on and join all winter long! Everything from Yoga to indoor lacrosse to basketball to tai chi and so much more! There are activities every day of the week, so no matter when you have your winter get away there will be something to do to stay active and meet new people!
Winter is the time we like to start our new resolutions to get healthy and be more active. The new year really kicks us off and gives us motivation to try new things and create goals for ourselves. A few weeks goes by and it is so hard to keep those physical fitness goals through the winter! Then you want to take a vacation or celebrate a birthday or anniversary and all bets are off. Here is an idea to stay active in the winter on your getaway, book a stay at Mad Men Beach House and plan some exciting activities to join in on at the Ocean City Recreation Center! This can really jump start your fitness goals all over again to get you through winter! Check out the schedule for 2020 below:
FALL/WINTER DROP IN CLASS SCHEDULE
Drop in Basketball – Monday & Wednesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Drop in Soccer – Tuesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Drop in Pickleball – Monday & Wednesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Pickleball Court Rentals Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Cost is $20 per hour/court. All pickleball court rental must be done online at yourcourts.com
Maryland has a lot of things it is well know for. Of course the first thing you think of is Maryland Blue Crabs! But a close second is the high quality hand crafted beer and breweries! The Maryland Easter Shore is especially known for many renowned breweries. One up and coming Maryland breweries that is now drawing people from all over the country is the Burely Oak Brewing Company in Berlin, Maryland which is an easy 15-20min drive from Ocean City, Maryland a popular resort beach town where we own a popular vacation home called “Mad Men Beach House”!
I first heard about Burely Oak at the amazing restaurants in Ocean City that have Burely Oak on tap! Then I started hearing about it from all my craft beer connoisseur friends and family. It became a bucket list activity for the next time I was at our vacation rental “Mad Men Beach House” in Ocean City, Maryland! So, one winter, January 2020 day we finally found our opportunity to explore Berlin, Maryland and more importantly go to the Burely Oak Brewing Company Taproom! We were lucky that we arrived on a new beer release day and I got to try completely original and brand new to the public craft brews! I got to chat with the own and founder Bryan and was so inspired by his story! Finally, I got my flight of finely crafted, brand spankin new beers to try and man, it did not disappoint! This place is definitely worth being on your bucket list and a great “off season”, winter activity when taking a getaway to Ocean City, Maryland! Don’t forget to book your stay at Mad Men Beach House when you plan your next trip to check out this one of a kind Maryland Brewery!
I’ve driven🚐💨 by the Ocean City Library📚 hundreds of times and have wanted to check it out for years! Now, especially with twin 3 year olds I was determined to make the Ocean City Library an event for us this winter! Thankfully we finally got the opportunity this past week🙌 since we were up in Ocean City enjoying the magical winter season at the beach together with my amazing kiddos! I was suprised to learn about so men events and things to do daily with kids! There is story time and toddler play time to name a few. We decided to go the following day to the “play time” and it was great for my kids to explore new educational toys and games.
But the best thing I loved about this Library is their amazing kids zone area👫 with not just books 📖 but a variety of toys, games, arts and crafts 🎨and educational computer games for little ones🖥! It’s a great activity for a rainy beach day☔️ and a winter activity❄️ as well! I’m so glad we found this place! We will be back…often! See the hours of operation and other info below.
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
CALENDAR OF EVENTS: http://www.worcesterlibrary.org/branches/ocean-city
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Berlin, Maryland voted the “Coolest Small Town In America” by Budget Travel is less than a 30 minute drive from Mad Men Beach House and the perfect winter activity when visiting Ocean City, Maryland in the “off season”!
We had our first experience exploring this quant little town in January of 2020. It was a brisk day but there is something magical about bundling up and hoping around from tea rooms to bakeries to bars to antique shops to art galleries! The window shopping is fabulous with a cup of hot coco! We were lucky to hit the last day of Restaurant Week in Berlin, Maryland! We tried tasty bites, treats and brews at multiple hot spots in the area including the Bakery Dessert Cafe, Burely Oak Cafe, and the Black Smith Restaurant!
We explored the Hotel Atlantic where “Runaway Bride” was filmed and hopped into locally owned retail shops like the Viking Tree! The art galleries were aplenty and fantastic. The artists really took the time to share their story and passion with you as you took in their unique gifts to the world! The Wooden Octopus and Jeffrey Auxer Designs were a highlight for sure!
Lastly what is a trip to Berlin, Maryland without checking out one of the most popular craft brewing companies in the country, The Burley Oak Brewing Company! With over 20 beers on tap and more in the cans, it is a must for every beer lover out there! We were lucky to get there on a “release day” for 5 new brews! It was hopping in that tasting room in more senses than one! I loved trying a flight of beers that were so diverse in flavor and colors it was impossible not to take pictures of it’s beauty!
So our little, winter day trip to Berlin, Maryland from Mad Men Beach House in Ocean City Maryland was just what the doctor ordered! I hope you enjoyed our video and come do your own Berlin Maryland day trip from Mad Men Beach House soon! As they say, “off season is the best season!” Make sure to book your off season get away at Mad Men Beach House direct through our website: WWW.MADMENVACATIONRENTALS.COM.
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States and its catching on everywhere, especially in Ocean City, Maryland! Ocean City used to be a town vacationers went to in the summer months only but the winter beauty of the town, fabulous restaurants staying open all year round and an increase in fun events and activities are drawing people near and far to the famous resort town all year round. Ocean City is only a few short hours drive from Washington DC, Baltimore and Philly! The off season prices at vacation rentals like Mad Men Beach House also help bring people back for quiet get aways!
Pickleball all winter long in Ocean City is another draw! This is a sport that older people have enjoyed for decades since you have a less chance at injury compared to other faster sports like tennis! Recently however it is catching on like wildfire in the to the younger generations! So if your interested in learning more about pickleball but don’t know where to start, consider a winter Ocean City getaway and get an opportunity to play indoors against all skill levels. Check out the winter 2020 schedule below at the Ocean City Recreation Complex:
Monday and Wednesdays:
Tues and Thurs
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