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6 ways to get the beach vacation experience without leaving the Baltimore area

6 ways to get the beach vacation experience without leaving the Baltimore area

Ah, Ocean City — sun, sand and all sorts of other things that make for a memorable summer. And less than three hours away.

But maybe those three hours are a little more than you want to spend en route to your summer fun. Maybe you want to enjoy the pleasures of O.C. right now, without having to find a hotel to spend the night.

Well, lucky you. While Ocean City and other nearby East Coast beaches have a lot going for them, you might be surprised to find how much of what they have to offer can be found right here in Baltimore, or just a short distance away.

That’s right, from a round of miniature golf to those adorable hermit crabs that are available at all those...

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