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I would like to take the bus from 17th and Atlantic to the Tangier outlets on route 50 right over the bridge. What buses do I take there and back and can I get a schedule?
Submitted by Roslyn M, Philadelphia Pennsylvania on August 21, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 21, 2014

You take the Beach Bus south from a stop on the west side of Coastal Highway, just south of 17th Street, to the South Division Street Transportation Center. This is the southernmost end of this bus line These buses run every 15 minutes during the day until the end of October. In the winter, they run every 40 minutes. From there, you take the West-OC Park-N-Ride bus which includes a stop at the Tanger Outlets near the Pac-Sun store. The West OC Park-N-Ride bus runs until 1 September and then will also run 9/11-13, 9/18-21, and 10/9-12. It runs from 6am to 2am until 9/1 and until 10pm on the later dates.

You can ride these buses an unlimited number of times per day for $3/day. The day begins and ends at 6am.

You can get more info about OC transit options here, and see the complete schedule here.

Do I have to keep my doors on my jeep?
Submitted by dorothy r, parkville Maryland on August 21, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 21, 2014

I've seen plenty of jeeps driving in OC without their doors on, so you should have no problem if you remove them. OC's restrictions rte no different from the rest of Maryland in this regard.

My first time to vising ocean city beach and I'm worried about parking. What can you tell me?
Submitted by Felipe Rodriguez L, centreville Virginia on August 21, 2014
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Centreville, VA

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Answered: August 21, 2014

Felipe, I am from Centreville too! It takes about 3-1/4 hours to drive to OC from Centreville.

You do not need to worry about parking. There is plenty of parking in OC, including several paid parking lots for visitors.

The Hugh T. Cropper inlet parking lot is at the south end of town and has over 1,200 spaces. It rarely fills up, except on really busy weekends. This lot is controlled by an attendant; you get a ticket when you enter and pay when you leave based on how long you were in the lot. Rates are $2.50/hr on weekdays and $3/hr on weekends. You can find out more here.

There are several other municipal parking lots around town. Find their locations and more info here. These lots are controlled by Cale Parking Kiosks (shown below). Rates are typically $1.50/hr. You park and then use the kiosk to purchase parking for the time you expect to be in the spot. You put the ticket showing your payment and expiration time on your dashboard.

Side streets from the south end of town to 10th Street are paid parking using the Cale Kiosks with the same rates at the other municipal lots. North of 10th Street almost all side streets have free parking - just watch the signs as some streets have restricted parking times for trash pickup, street cleaning, and similar. I have often l;eft cars parked on side streets for several days at a time and never had any issue.

The entire 10 miles stretch of OC's beach is free, public, and easily accessible from the east end of each side street, so no matter where you park it is an easy walk to the beach.

Have a great time visiting Ocean City!

Are there parking lots for visitors?
Submitted by Tess C, Fort Washington Maryland on August 21, 2014
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Centreville, VA

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Answered: August 21, 2014

There are several paid parking lots for visitors, mostly near the south end of town.

The Hugh T. Cropper inlet parking lot is at the south end of town and has over 1,200 spaces. It rarely fills up, except on really busy weekends. This lot is controlled by an attendant; you get a ticket when you enter and pay when you leave based on how long you were in the lot. Rates are $2.50/hr on weekdays and $3/hr on weekends. You can find out more here.

There are several other municpal parking lots around town. Find their locations and more info here. These lots are controlled by Cale Parking Kiosks (shown below). Rates are typically $1.50/hr. You park and then use the kiosk to purchase parking for the time you expect to be in the spot. You put the ticket showing your payment and expiration time on your dashboard.

Side streets from the south end of town to 10th Street are paid parking using the Cale Kiosks with the same rates at the other municpal lots. North of 10th Street almost all side streets have free parking - just watch the signs as some streets have restricted parking times for trash pickup, street cleaning, and similar.

The entire 10 miles stretch of OC's beach is free, public, and easily accessible from the east end of each side street, so no matter where you park it is an easy walk to the beach.

Have a great time visiting Ocean City!

Where place I can park at night, pay a fee and sleep in my vehicle?
Submitted by Augusto C, Fairfax Virginia on August 19, 2014
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Bayville, NJ

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Answered: August 19, 2014

Hi Augusto. I am sorry you may not sleep in your vehicle. you must park the car and find a place to stay for the night. you will be find if the police catch you.

If a person has medicare residient or non resident, may that person ride bus for free showing medicare card?
Submitted by virgil m, ebensburg Pennsylvania on August 19, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 19, 2014

No, OC does not offer free bus rides for Senior Citizens based on Medicare cards, but it does offer some deep discount options.

Residents and property owners, 60 years of age and over, can purchase a bus pass for$7 that is valid to ride the buses for free for two years. All applications for bus passes and renewals require proof of property ownership or residency as well as proof of age.

A non-resident senior bus pass is available free of charge to anyone 60 years of age or older. This pass entitles the holder to half-fare on the bus (full fare is $3/day).

For more information on these Senior Citizen Bus passes, call the Transportation Department at 410.723.1606 or the City Hall receptionist at 410.289.8221.

Where to catch larger fish without a boat?
Submitted by toni d, sicklerville New Jersey on August 19, 2014
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Centreville, VA

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Answered: August 19, 2014

That depends what you mean by "larger fish." The largest fish, like Marlin, Tuna, and Mahi, are generally far offshore. Larger fish do occasionally swim closer to shore and into the bay. You best bets for catching larger fish are probably from the Ocean Fishing Pier (at Wicomico Street) or one of the spots along the inlet when the tide is bringing larger fish into the bay. Places to fish along the inlet include the breakwater at the south end of town and the Oceanic Fishing Pier. Note that fishing in OC requires a fishing license. Since they are commercial entities, you can fish from the Ocean Pier and Oceanic Pier without a license. You can also fish from the Chicago Avenue bulkhead (between 2nd and 4th Streets on the bay) without a license. 

A great resource for all kinds of information about fishing in OC is the Oyster Bay Tackle Shop. They are the area experts and have lots of great info including fishing locations and reports, on their website too.

Have a great time fishing in OC!

During the summer, non-profit orgs. set up Jolly Rogers Fun Days for $25 a person (33rd Street, Water Rides and Amusement Park only) in Aug-Sep 2014? I think St. Andrews. St. Lukes has one scheduled for Aug. 15, but I can't make that one. Any more for 2014?
Submitted by MARY C, LAUREL Maryland on August 18, 2014
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Centreville, VA

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Answered: August 18, 2014

I do not belive Jolly Rogers has any more such events planned for this season.

What is the beach bus route?
Submitted by Joan B, West chester Pennsylvania on August 14, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 14, 2014

The Beach Bus runs up Coastal Highway from South Division Street to 144th Street. This route effectively covers all of Ocean City. There are transportation stations (bus stations) at each of these locations. You can get a map of the bus stops along the route here. There is also a bus line that runs to West OC during the summer and selected fall weekends. Find out more about the West OC line here. It is $3 to ride city buses all day (a day starts and ends at 6am).

Hello. We are coming the 23rd! Any coupons for Frontier Land shows and what do we have to do??? Only in Oc once! What can't we miss? 2 and 4 year old! Best seafood? Staying at carosel.
Submitted by Mandy C, Pgh Pennsylvania on August 14, 2014
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Answered: August 14, 2014

Hi Mandy,

First of all, the Carousel is a great place to stay with children!  They'll love it there. They even have the little 50c rides in the lobby (bring quarters!) and an indoor ice skating rink. You can rent skates there even for your four year old!

As for Frontier Town, your 2 year old will be free, your 4 year old will pay $12.00 and you and anyone over 11 will pay $14.00.  You can print off a discount coupon here:  http://sunnydayguide.com/ocean_city/oc_attractions_activities_details.php?ad_id=25  or if you don't have a printer, pick up a Sunny Day Guide at the Carousel or stop at the OC Convention Center on 40th St. and pick one up.

Also, when you're on the boardwalk, you'll find Trimper's Indoor Rides. These rides are geared for children your children's ages.  No teenagers here!  They'll love it.

Best seafood? Well that's all relative depending on what you like.  If you're looking for an all you can eat seafood buffet, there are plenty.  There is one in the Clarion Hotel on 101st St.,  the Princess Royale on 90th, Phillips on 141st St.  and Bonfire on 70th. Those are the closest to the Carousel.

I hope  you have a wonderful time. And GOOD WEATHER!!