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We're staying at the Golden Sands. Are there gyms nearby you'd recommend?
Submitted by Stephanie C, Montclair New Jersey on July 27, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 27, 2015

Am I permitted to bring my own food & beverages to the beach in a cooler? If so, is there a charge?
Submitted by Troy L, arlington Virginia on July 27, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 27, 2015

Troy yes pack your cooler for your beach needs. I do the same so I can spend the day on the beach.

I make sandwiches in the morning for our lunches.

What time does the boardwalk open?
Submitted by Isaiah T, Princess Anne Maryland on July 27, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 27, 2015

The Boardwalk is technically open 24 hours a day.  The shops typically open at 9 am, although some open earlier. 

I will be staying at the beach the week of July 26 - Aug 1 in a oceanfront condo, but would like to spend the day at a hotel pool. Do any of the hotels allow a day guest?
Submitted by Judi M, Oldwick New Jersey on July 24, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 24, 2015

There are no hotels in OC where you can purchase such a pool pass. However, Ocean Pines sells daily passes to several of their pools including the Beach Club Pool at 49th Street. Cost for non Ocean Pines resident adults is $9/day and for non-resident kids (ages 5-17) is $7/day. Call 410.524.2979 to find out more about the Beach Club pool.

Have a great trip to OC!

In Ocean City, are u allowed to ride in the bed of a pickup truck?
Submitted by reed f, ocean city Maryland on July 24, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 24, 2015

No, Since 2104, in OC people cannot ride the a pickup truck bed or any other unenclosed area of a vehicle unless it has mounted seats that have seat belts. You can read the Ordinance here if you want to know more information.

Our rental place doesn't have a pool. Is there somewhere we can take the kids to swim without having to go to the ocean?
Submitted by Tracy G, Hagerstown Maryland on July 24, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 24, 2015

There are no hotels in OC where you can purchase such a pool pass. However, Ocean Pines sells daily passes to several of their pools including the Beach Club Pool at 49th Street. Cost for non Ocean Pines resident adults is $9/day and for non-resident kids (ages 5-17) is $7/day. Call 410.524.2979 to find out more about the Beach Club pool.

Have a great trip to OC!

What is the best place on the boardwalk to buy hermit crabs?
Submitted by Keashia A, Connellsville Pennsylvania on July 22, 2015
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: July 22, 2015

Most of the gift shops in OC sell hermit crabs. Sunsations is one of the most popular. Pick up one of the Sunny Day Guides available in most hotel lobbies, restaurants and other businesses to find money saving coupons for Sunsations and other gift shops.

I'll be staying in a condo next to convention center that doesn't offer Wifi. Where would you suggest I connect to Wifi while staying there?
Submitted by Judy G, Warminster Pennsylvania on July 22, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 23, 2015

The Convention Center has WiFi in many of its exhibition and other pubic areas. Select "OCCC wireless" to connect. See this page for more info.

There is free WiFi available at the Ocean City Public Library at 101st Street. They also have computers available for public access.There is also free WiFi available at Northside Park (127th Street along the bay) and Somerset Street (on the plaza near the boardwalk). You can get information related how to use these two WiFi hotspots at: http://oceancitymd.gov/wifi.html#1

Is passenger van parking allowed in the inlet?
Submitted by Mark D, Lisle Illinois on July 22, 2015
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Camp Hill, PA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 22, 2015

Mark,

I would have to say yes, the Inlet Parking Lot can accommodate most any vehicle..... are we talking about a standard 8 passenger van, conversion van..... how large is this van????

I am staying at the Flamingo from this Thursday to Sunday. I am meeting friends there and they are taking the first spot we get with the room. Where can I safely park my car for the weekend that's close by?
Submitted by Hannah G, Baltimore Maryland on July 22, 2015
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Camp Hill, PA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 22, 2015

Hannah,

That far north on the island, you should be able to find off street parking, especially on the bay side.