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Hello! Is OCMD accessible by Amtrak or Greyhound bus? Thank you.
Submitted by charlotte b, baltimore Maryland on April 23, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 23, 2018

OCMD is not accessible by Amtrak (the nearest station is at least 2.5 hours away), but it is accessible by Greyhound bus. You can use Greyhound's route locator or call them at 800.231.2222. I think you can get better routing options by calling than by using their online tool. Buses arrive at the West OC Transportation Center and from there you can connect to a city bus that will take you to the South OC Transportation Center where you connect ot a bus that will take you nearly anywhere in OC. Cost for the shuttle and City bus is $3 (total).

There is currently (April 2018) a bus from Baltimore to OC that runs in the evening (about 5pm departure with 11pm arrival in OC). Its cost is about $30-$40 one way.

Hi Insiders! How much will it cost for a family of four to stay one week in Ocean City? Thank you!
Submitted by Dawn H, York Pennsylvania on April 23, 2018
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 23, 2018

That's a tough question to answer for us. To many variables to calculate to come up with a exact price.

I'm a family of 4 and we budget $1100 for a 5 night stay with another $800 to spend. 

Hi Insiders, I am planning a stay in OCMD and will need to rent an electric wheelchair/scooter and a beach wheelchair. Do you have any recommendations on where we could rent these?  Thanks!
Submitted by brenda h, Springfield West Virginia on April 23, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 23, 2018

Beach wheelchairs are located on the west edge of the beach and are controlled by the beach patrol, but generally put out Memorial Day weekend and removed around Labor Day. They are available 10am to 5pm on a first-come-first-serve basis, and they need to stay within a block of their location. They are not allowed in the water. They are located at the Inlet Lot, 7th,  27th, 30th, 40th, 48th, 59th, 70th, 81st, 89th, 94th, 107th, 120th, 130th, 139th, 145th. Find out more about them here. Use of these chairs is free.

There are also other options.

Beach wheelchairs are available for free at the Ocean City Police Department at 65th Street, bayside, for one or multi-days of use by advance reservation. Call 410.723.6610 for more information.

Beach wheelchairs are also available for free use from the Ocean City Visitors Center in the Convention Center on 40th Street for one to three days of use by advance reservation. Call 410.289.2800 for more information.

Finally, PMI rentals rents these chairs, and they will deliver. You can call them at 800.320.7469 to find out more.

Be aware that these beach wheelchairs are large and do not fold up. They require a fairly large vehicle to transport (check with the people you talk to to see if it will fit in your vehicle). The chairs on the beach locations are stored at the west side of the dunes or along the boardwalk. The chairs are also not self propelled, the person in the chair will need someone to push him or her across the beach.

There is also a new business, SandHelper, that offers self-driven electric beach wheelchairs. Find out more about them here or by calling 855.743.5737. They cost $55/day to rent and have free delivery and pickup.

Hello, I am looking to plan an OCMD visit in late May. Could you send me some hotel recommendations?  Thanks.
Submitted by Deborah M, Elkridge Maryland on April 23, 2018
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 23, 2018

Yes Deborah, try your search here. The Hilton, Holiday Inn or a Quality Inn are good choices.

Hello, is there a place to rent beach chairs by 57th Street? Thank you!
Submitted by Mary Jo L, Elkton Maryland on April 23, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 23, 2018

Yes, but not for a few more weeks. There should be a beach equipment rental boxes on the east side of the dunes at 56th and 60th Streets. These boxes typically open Memorial Day weekend.

Hello! I'm trying to get a group rate for a hotel stay from Aug. 10-12.There will be 10 people total. Could you pass along any info you may have on group rates? Thank you!
Submitted by Tuesde H, Tuesde.h@yahoo.com District of Columbia on April 20, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 20, 2018

Hi.  You need to contact the hotel directly and speak with the reservations manager.  We don't have that kind of information.  Some hotels that I would recommend are the Clarion on 101st St, the Courtyard by Marriott on 15th St. , the Princess Royale on 90th St. and the Dunes Manor on 29th St. and the Holiday Inn Oceanfront on 67th.  I tried to give you hotels in all areas of Ocean City.  And check http://www.ococean.com/accommodations.  You can find deals on that site as well. Thank you for your question.

Hi! Are we allowed to ride our bikes on the boardwalk in Ocean City? Thank you!
Submitted by We are coming down for the weekend today April 20, 2018 and leaving Sunday, April 22, 2018 are we allowed to ride our bikes on the boardwalk I am on Ocean City’s R, Millersville Pennsylvania on April 20, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 20, 2018

Absolutely!!  And at any time of day right now. The rules change next month when you can only ride them until 11 a.m. But this weekend will be perfect.  You need to be aware that there will be events on the boardwalk this weekend that may make it difficult or impossible to ride them in the morning.

The MS 5K walk will be happening on April 21 between 9th St. and 27th St.  It starts at 9 a.m.

Boardwalkin' For Pets is also this Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be lots and lots of pets on the boardwalk on leashes and strollers, so please be careful and aware of dogs that may want to meet you and your bike.

Have a great weekend in OC!

Hi! I see the bus picks up at the convention center for Sunfest every 20 minutes and takes you to the inlet. Could we also get on any bus along the highway and have it take us to the inlet during Sunfest? Thank you!
Submitted by Melissa S, Millersville Pennsylvania on April 20, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 20, 2018

There is a shuttle bus that picks up at the Convention Center and takes you to the inlet during Sunfest (September 20-23 ), or you can get the regular beach bus and ride down to the area of the inlet.  The shuttle is non stop. The regular bus stops where there are people waiting to get on.  Either one costs $3 for a ride all day pass. 

Hello! Is there an Ocean City, MD guide for visitors? Thanks!
Submitted by Craig V, Annapolis Maryland on April 17, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 17, 2018

You can find the OCOcean Vacation Guide here. You can request a copy be mailed to you by going here.

There are a few other really good sources of OC info out there that you can request or view online. They include:

Sunny Day Guide - Request Hard copy (fee) or View the latest Guide online (free)

Visitors Guide to View Online

If you are in town , you can also get all kinds of information from the Visitor Center at the south end of Convention Center at 40th Street.

Of course, OCOcean.com is a great resource with tons of great info about OC.

Hello, What is the easiest way to get from Washington, DC to OCMD?
Submitted by Thomas Y, Washington District of Columbia on April 17, 2018
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 17, 2018

From Washington DC all you need is Rt 50.   Simple as "Easy Peezie"!