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Any chance of getting a 2015 Vacation Guide sent to me, as I am staying in OC for 9 nights in Nov/Dec 2015? Thanks!
Submitted by Donna Z, North Brunswick New Jersey on May 22, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 22, 2015

Yes, there are several guides available. Here are options for how to view a few online or request a copy of them:

Ocean City 2015 Vacation Guide published jointly by the City's Department of Tourism and Chamber of Commerce: Request Hardcopy here - View Online here

Sunny Day Guide - Request Hardcopy (fee) - View 2014 Guide online (free)

Visitors Guide - View Online

You can also get all kinds of information once you get to town form the Visitors Center at the south end of Convention Center at 40th Street.

I've checked the website for information regarding when rollerblading is permitted, and there is a black-out between Memorial Day and Labor Day with no hours listed. Is skating not permitted at all during that time? I will be coming to Ocean City from June 27th through July 4th and had hoped to roller skate the Boardwalk in the early AM hours before the crowds arrive. 
Submitted by L L, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on May 21, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 21, 2015

The rules for rollerblading on the boardwalk are the same a the rules for bikes. Starting on 23 May, through Labor Day. These rules are: bikes and roller blades are permitted on the boardwalk from 2AM to 11AM everyday, and they are prohibited from 11AM to 2AM

Can dogs ride the trolley?
Submitted by Gretchen W, Carlisle Pennsylvania on May 21, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 21, 2015

No, they cannot. Dogs (except service animals) are not allowed on the boardwalk or the boardwalk tram during this time of year.

Does OC have a Spanish version of the vacation guide available?
Submitted by :Lisa T, Ocean City Maryland on May 21, 2015
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 21, 2015

Lisa,

I do not think there is a particular guide in Spanish, however, some of the local businesses may have spanish translation available. 

What time is biking on the boardwalk allowed today, Thurs. (5/21)?
Submitted by Karen C, City* Maryland on May 21, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 21, 2015

There are no restrictions on bike on the boardwalk today. Restrictions start on 23 May.

I'm bringing a group down by charter bus to the casino and beach on July 4th. I was wondering - how do we make arrangements for the bus to park so we can enjoy the fireworks?
Submitted by Crystal R, baltimore Maryland on May 21, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 22, 2015

Your best bet is parking at either the West Ocean City Park and Ride or the Convention Center.  At the West Ocean City you are closest to the inlet; the Convention Center is closed to the ones at North Side Park. 

What streets are lifeguards stationed on beach? Do they patrol up to 120th street?
Submitted by cherie a, City* Pennsylvania on May 20, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 22, 2015

Lifeguards are at every other street during the peak season June 15th August 20th.  They are about every three blocks before and after that date.  There is typically a lifeguard on either 120th or 121st street.

Is there a list of vendors for Springfest 2015?
Submitted by Tom Z, Hanover Pennsylvania on May 20, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 22, 2015

Hi Tom,

I saved a copy of the vendor guide.  If you can send us your email address, I will send you a scanned copy of it.  It lists all the vendors by location at the event.

I'm bringing a group down by charter bus to the casino and beach on July 4th. I was wondering if I can make arrangements for the bus to park so we can enjoy the fireworks.
Submitted by Crystal R, baltimore Maryland on May 20, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 22, 2015

You also watch the fireworks at Northside Park and park at the Convention Center. 

Can you just show up and camp on the beach as you wish?
Submitted by James C, Bowie Maryland on May 20, 2015
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: May 20, 2015

No you cannot camp on the beach. You also cannot sleep in your car. I suggest you check out one of the local campgrounds like Castaways http://castawaysrvoc.com/ or Frontier Town http://www.frontiertown.com. You can camp on Assateague Island at the State Park for under $28 per night http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/oc.aspx  or at the Assateague Island National Seashore for $20 per night http://www.assateagueisland.com/assateague_camping.htm#parkcamping. All locations offer tent camping.