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Im visiting during Firemen's Week later in June and wanted to know if the inlet parking lot ever closes or has limited parking for this event. Thanks! 
Submitted by Charles G, Lanham Maryland on May 24, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 24, 2017

There are no restrictions for parking at the inlet during the convention. The Fireman's Convention actually takes place at the Convention Center on 40th St.   So you will have no problems parking at the inlet at any time.

What can you tell us about the Seacrets Distillery Tours? Are there any other tours in town like it? 
Submitted by Angie R, Reading Pennsylvania on May 24, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 24, 2017

The Seacret's Distillery tour is great.  I did it last fall and totally enjoyed it, and it's definitely worth the price of admission.  Give  yourself at least an hour for it, probably even a bit longer.  The building and interior are both done in Prohibition Era style, and everything you see on the walls, the furniture and decor are all period pieces. Nothing is a reproduction.  So there's a lot to see and appreciate.  And at the end of the tour, you go into their "speakeasy" for tastings where you get to choose a few of their products to sample.  All are very good. There are also souvenirs available to buy in addition to bottles of their products.  You must be over 21 to tour.

As for similar tours, the only one that comes to mind is the Walking Tour of Ocean City which you do on your own. You can find the pamphlets for this at your hotel or at the Convention Center Visitor Center on 40th St. 

And while it's not a tour per se, the Life Saving Station Museum on the boardwalk at the inlet is very interesting and informative. You'll learn all about how OC came to be and has changed over the years.  It's something everyone should see at least once.  

If I'm coming from Washington D.C., is there any other way to get to Ocean City avoiding the Bay Bridge? Thanks! 
Submitted by Andre W, Washington District of Columbia on May 23, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 24, 2017

I live outside Washington. Yes, you can avoid the Bay Bridge, but it will increase your trip time by about 60 to 90 minutes. You need to head north of Baltimore on I-95 and go around the north side of the bay. The easiest way is to take I-95 north to Delaware Route 1 south. Take Delaware Route 1 south to Milford, DE and get on  Route 113 south. You can take Route 113 to Route 90 East or Route 50 east to get to OC.

Are there any locations that offer water tubing for large groups (up to 10 people)? Is this something that some boat rental shops specialize in?
Submitted by Mike B, Langhorne Pennsylvania on May 22, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 23, 2017

Mike maybe the banana boat ride will interest your group. Check them out here.

Are there any public spaces to shower and change after a day at the beach? Thanks! 
Submitted by Bea E, Gwynn Oak Maryland on May 22, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 22, 2017

Hi. There are no public changing areas in Ocean City, only rinse off showers that are not enclosed for changing.  Here is a list of where they are located

Rinse-off spigots or showers at the following locations. Please note these are not enclosed showers for changing:

Inlet Parking LotCaroline Street4th Street7th Street9th Street12th Street15th Street16.5th Street17.5th Street21st Street27th Street

Are there any places online where I can order postcards from Ocean City? 
Submitted by Keri C, Hornell New York on May 22, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 22, 2017

If you're looking for new postcards of Ocean City, I would imagine that any Sunsations would be willing to sell them and mail them to you. http://sunsationsusa.com/

You could also give the Life Saving Station Museum a call and see if they can help  you.  http://www.ocmuseum.org/index.php/site/shop

If you are looking for older or vintage postcards, ebay and Etsy are good resources for those.  

Is there some sort of site where I can find pools that are for public use? Or perhaps the lovely Insiders could give some recommendations instead? Thanks! 
Submitted by Laura L, Laurel Maryland on May 22, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 22, 2017

I'm sorry, the only public pool in Ocean City is at Jolly Roger Amusement Park/Splash Mountain.  Here is the info for that  http://splashmountainoc.com/

There is public use available at the Ocean Pines Beach Club on 49th St.  Here is the link http://oceanpines.org/amenities/pools/beach-club-pool/

As of today, the cost to use it is $10. for adult non residents over 18 and $8.00 for non resident youth from 5 - 18 years old. Prices are always subject to change. 

Will there be public parking in the Inlet lot this weekend? 
Submitted by Carl G, Millsboro Delaware on May 18, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 19, 2017

I don't believe the inlet is open to public parking this weekend.  You can park on any street and pay the meters, or park at the OC Park and Ride in West Ocean City and take the shuttle into town, or park at the lot at the Convention Center or the 100th St. lot and ride the bus to the boardwalk for only $3.  

If I'm coming to Ocean City from Ohio, is there a way to avoid the Bay Bridge toll? 
Submitted by June K, Coshocton Ohio on May 18, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 19, 2017

If your nervous or scared about driving over the Bay Bridge there is a service that can assist you in that.

Kent Island Express

Where will parking be available at Cruisin' OC? Thanks! 
Submitted by Daury K, Baltimore Maryland on May 19, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 19, 2017

All of the public and private lots should be open with the exception of the inlet parking lot.  There is also free side street parking where not otherwise prohibited.