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If I'm coming from Greenbelt, Md., how can I get to Salisbury, Md. without crossing the Bay Bridge?
Submitted by Twyla G, Greenbelt Maryland on June 24, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 24, 2016

To get to OC without crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (west of OC) you need to either fly, boat, or take a car from the north. I'll assume flying and boating are out...

You need to come to OC from the north, going around the Chesapeake Bay. This route adds about 60 to 90 minutes to the trip. From Greenbelt, take I-95 North (toll road) through Baltimore, across the Susquehanna River bridge, and into Delaware (about 110 miles). Get off I-95 on Delaware Route 1 South. Take DE Route 1 South (toll road) to US Route 113 in Milford, DE. Take 113 South into Maryland. about 5 miles after getting into Maryland, take Route 90 East to OC.

You can also head south and cross the bay using the Bay-Bridge Tunnel, but that is a much longer route than the northern route describe above.

If you don't want to drive across the bridge, but are still okay with being driven across it, there are services that will drive your car across for you. See this page for more info.

Good luck on your trip!

What is the last numbered street the boardwalk tram goes to and what is the time of last ride?
Submitted by sue m, baltimore Maryland on June 24, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 24, 2016

The boardwalk tram runs all the way north to the north end of the boardwalk at 27th Street.  During the summer it runs until midnight. It starts running at 11am on weekdays and 10am on weekends.

Is there public transportation from Egg Harbor City, NJ to Ocean City?
Submitted by Doc S, Egg Harbor New Jersey on June 22, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 22, 2016

You have two options.

If you can get to Cape May you can take the Cape May - Lewis Ferry to Lewis, DE which is about 35 miles north of Ocean City. The ferry costs $10 each way for other passengers without a car ($18 round trip).  From Lewis, you can take Delaware's DART Beach Bus Routes to get from the Lewis Ferry terminal to OC ($4.20).The DART bus will take you to the North OC Transportation Center at 144th Street  where you can catch a bus to anywhere in OC ($3).

An alternative is to take Greyhound from Atlantic City. They do not have a direct route to OC, so you likely need to go through Philadelphia, Wilmington, or Baltimore. I don't recommend this option in your case as it will take a long time and likely be expensive. If you want to take Greyhound, call them at 800.231.2222 to figure out the best route for your needs. The Greyhound drops you off in West OC. From their you can take a shuttle bus to connect to a city bus to get anywhere in OC ($3).

Where is a great place to buy OC T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc? I am not looking for the typical boardwalk OC shirts that are iron on. I wanted a step up and better quality. 
Submitted by Allison F, Missouri on June 22, 2016
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: June 22, 2016

Last year a great new shop opened up on 21st St. It is called Old Salt. It is just what you are looking for! Plenty of OC merchandise but better quality and more upscale with a nautical flair. I spoke with the owners last summer and they saw a need for this type of store but with a price point comparable to Sunsations. Nice gift items and accessories too. Be sure to check it out! 

Are there bathrooms with handicap-accessible stalls for those in wheelchairs on the boardwalk?
Submitted by Joni R, Spring Grove Pennsylvania on June 21, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 21, 2016

PUBLIC RESTROOM LOCATIONS

All locations are accessible for the physically challenged.

Boardwalk at Worcester St.Boardwalk at Caroline St.3rd St. and St. Louis Ave., next to Skate ParkBoardwalk at 9th St.Boardwalk at 27th St.South Division Street Transit CenterPark & Ride off Rt. 50, just west of Harry Kelley Bridge ( In season)Transit Center, 144th Street

I'm planning for a stay in late June, and wanted to enjoy a good seafood dinner for two. I'm interested in finding the best place for lobster in particular. Any advice on where to eat, and relative pricing options, is appreciated! 
Submitted by Charlie M, Alexandria Virginia on June 20, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 20, 2016

Lobster is not an OC specialty like crab, but you can still get great Lobster in OC. A place with excellent seafood that consistently has lobster is the Ocean City Fish Company (formerly Captain's Galley II). I have often had lobster there and found it to be excellent and reasonably priced. Call ahead just to be sure they have them (410.213.2525). They are located in West OC at the commercial harbor. They have excellent seafood and steaks, and perhaps the best crabcakes in OC.

I'm interested in renewing my wedding vows in Ocean City. I'm sure this is a common practice, so any advice on where is best to have a ceremony, any procedures I must adhere to, etc. would be appreciated. 
Submitted by Craig S, New oxgord Pennsylvania on June 20, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 20, 2016

Since renewing your vows is not a legal ceremony, there are no city, county, or state fees, and anyone can officiate. Costs and restrictions depend on what you want to do. If it is something as simple as a small group with a simple ceremony, you can write out the script and vows you want to use or borrow them from your church and have a friend officiate.

If want to use the beach for your event, you need to coordinate a time and location with the Mayor's Office. You can call them at 410.289.8931 to do this. There is no fee. There is more information here. If you are planning on doing this between now and Labor Day on the beach, then you will likely need to do it before 9am or after 5pm, when the beach is much less crowded. In addition ot the beach, OC's Parks, particularly Northside Park (on their pier) and  Sunset Park are also great locations fo renewing your vows. If you want to use a park, call the Recreation and Parks Department at 410.250.0125 to coordinate your event and find out more.

If you want something more elaborate, I'd suggest working with one of OC's wedding planning companies. They can offer you anything from just an officiant for the event to a full blown package. Here are some places that do planning and that can provide someone to officiate at your renewal:

Ocean City Wedding Pastor 410.603.9918

Beach Weddings by Rox 866.472.3012

Several Hotels also sponsor wedding packages and can help you plan your renewal of vows.  Two in particular, with links to their wedding info, are:

Princess Royal

Castle in the Sand

Hope you have a great renewal of vows in OC!

How many tolls are there from Philadelphia to Ocean City, Maryland?
Submitted by Lisa F, City* Pennsylvania on June 20, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 20, 2016

It depends how you go, but I will assume you take a route that gets you out of Philly to Wilmington, DE without tolls. Assuming you take DE Route 1, you will pay a $6 toll on weekends (only $2 on weekdays) on Route 1 (each way) to go from I-95 to Dover. There are no other tolls.

How much does it cost for the bus?
Submitted by Kathy S, Glen Burnie Maryland on June 20, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 20, 2016

It costs $3 per person to ride the bus all day. For the purposes of riding the bus, a day starts and ends at 6am.

If you have a handicapped placard, are you required to pay at meters?
Submitted by Tina B, Pasadena Maryland on June 20, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 20, 2016

No, you do not have to pay for parking. As long as you display a valid handicap placard or license plate, you can park for free in pay spots on streets and in municipal parking lots. You can park in marked handicap or non handicap spots. The exception is the Hugh T. Cropper Inlet Parking Lot where people with handicap credentials are allowed a 90-minute grace period for pick up and drop off, but cannot park for free.

Note that OC no longer has meters, but instead uses the Cale Parking Kiosk system.