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Does OC have any wallpapers or screen saver for your computer?
Submitted by GREG M, CLAYTON Delaware on February 27, 2015
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What month and date can you start to swimming in the ocean in 2015?
Submitted by jen b, jersey shore Pennsylvania on February 27, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: February 27, 2015

January 1, 2015, but the water is a bit cold.

In fact, there were over 100 people swimming on this date in OC.

When does the Ocean City season start? As in when does the boardwalk open, stores and everything?
Submitted by Tara H, Leonardtown Maryland on February 26, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: February 26, 2015

There is no specific start to the season, tings just slowly reopen between nw and mid-May. Many boardwalk shops and other business are open year round on weekends, especially if the weather is nice. The ones that close for the season or during the week will start reopening or expanding their hours in mid March; by mid May, most places are open 7 days a week. Boardwalk favorites  Thrasher's Fries, Dumser's ice creamFisher's popcorn (my favorite!), Candy Kitchen are almost always open on the weekends and sometimes on weekdays. Marty's Playland (our favorite arcade) is open pretty much everyday all year.

I am looking for a photographer to take photographs while I ask my girlfriend's hand in marriage. I would like to use the scopes company since this is her favorite thing to do in OC, however I am not sure of the dates they are open for business. Does anyone know what month they open for business? I am not looking to pay $100+ to use a engagement photo session.
Submitted by Bryan M, Parkville Maryland on February 25, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: February 25, 2015

Telescope pictures does a great job with this type of thing at a very reasonable price. Your best bet is to call them at 410.289.0685 or email them at info@resortentertainmentgroup.com to discuss what you want and available dates.

Another great option is to use local photographer Chris Praypa. His $300 rate for a session is above what you are looking for, but it is an all inclusive rate and he does an outstanding job. We used him for family photos about year ago, and I highly recommend him. 

There are also several other freelance photographers in the OC area who could help you that I am sure my fellow OCI's can recommend.

Congratulations on your decision to get engaged!

What time of the year do the shops on the boardwalk open? Also, does the bus run late into the night all year round?
Submitted by Yvonne M, Lancaster Pennsylvania on February 23, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: February 23, 2015

Hi Yvonne.  The time that the shops open depends upon the time of year.  Many of the shops in the off season only open  on the weekends and not during the week. On the weekends, they normally open around 10 a.m. depending upon the weather, whereas in the summer some open as early as 8 a.m. on the weekends, but normally by 9 a.m. weekdays.  Off season, Thrashers and Fishers will open on the weekends from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. if the weather is good.  Most of the shops that are open will be closed by 4 or 5 p.m.  The outlets in West Ocean City have normal hours.

As for the bus, you can check their schedule here:  http://oceancitymd.gov/Public_Works/ServicesSchedule.pdf

I am a foreign graduate student currently who will be spending the summer in OC. Where would you recommend I look for a job? 
Submitted by daniel o, lynchburg Virginia on February 19, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: February 19, 2015

The best place is to attend the Job Fair at the Convention Center in OC in April.

http://chamber.oceancity.org/events/details/2015-ocean-city-job-fair-5334

Check here:

http://www.oceancityhelpwanted.com/

Or you can check the individual websites of places you would like to work. 

http://www.jollyrogerpark.com/jobs

http://www.oceancity.org/employment

We are staying on 146th St in North OC in July. I'm just curious - how close to us up Coastal Highway does the bus run? What is the best way for us to get to and spend time on the Boardwalk?
Submitted by Syreeta C, Bloomsburg Pennsylvania on February 18, 2015
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North Ocean City

Insider since: 2014

Answered: February 18, 2015

The bus runs all the way to the DE line continually, and that is basically where you're. You will not have any problems heading to the boardwalk and I would take the bus, and do usually if it is the weekend.
Can we fly in and take a taxi to a motel? We'd rather not rent a car for our vacation.
Submitted by tina w, midland Michigan on February 18, 2015
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North Ocean City

Insider since: 2014

Answered: February 18, 2015

Hello Tina, You can fly into BWI and then pay about 22.00 a person to take the Greyhound bus that will take you right into OC. Once you arrive in OC you won't need a vehicle because you can either walk everywhere or take the OC shuttle bus or taxi around.
Can you recommend a wedding dj that is reasonably priced and reputable in OC?
Submitted by Kerri M, Pen Argyl Pennsylvania on February 4, 2015
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Perryville MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: February 4, 2015

Kerri,

Here is a website listing available wedding DJ's in Ocean City.  The other alternative is to have one of the local hotels plan your event, such as Princess Royale, Clarion, etc.   They can coordinate receptions, beach ceremonies, music, food, etc. 

Best of luck in your wedding plans.

Anna G.

We are a couple looking for a quiet winter weekend by the ocean. We are looking at March 12-16, 2015, but that is spring break at the University of Maryland. Do you think Ocean City be full of students and be crowded and noisy that weekend?
Submitted by Roberta G, Baltimore Maryland on February 4, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: February 4, 2015

Ocean City is not a major draw for spring breakers. But the dates 12-16 surrounds St Patty's Day weekend and you find Ocean City a little busier than a normal weekend in March. In saying that, you'll find OC okay for your dates so go ahead book your place and enjoy your time.

Fish Tales will be open this weekend only in March so check them out.

Some events you might want to check out

St Patrick's Day Parade

Reach the Beach Dance