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Is there a listing of all the shops on the boardwalk online? I can not locate one. There is a site that lists some but not all the shops.
Submitted by Angela K, Slatington Pennsylvania on April 17, 2014
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Centreville, VA
Insider since: 2010

There is not a list of all the boardwalk shops online I am aware of, but here is a list of all the shops and eateries on the boardwalk listed from south to north by street and building. I've left out hotels and condos, unless they had retail or eateries on the boardwalk. This list is current as of last December 2013:

South 2nd Street                                    

      (East) OC Lifesaving Museum & Gift Shop

        Inlet Village - Atlantic Gold

South First Street                                   

        Inlet Gifts  

        (East) Souvenir City

        Haunted House

        Jessica's Fudge Shop

        (East) Sandy Bottoms Restaurant

        Cool Breezes Shop

        Old Town Photo Emporium

        Red Apple 

South Division Street

        (East) Dumser's Dairyland

        Dayton's Chicken

        Dough Roller

        Marty's Playland Arcade

Worcester Street                                    

        Sportland Arcade

        Dumser's Dairyland

        Cool Topics

        Dolle's Candy & Gifts

        (East) Pier Building

                Boogs BBQ

                Thrasher's Fries

                Ripley's Candy Craze

                Ripley's Maze

                Kohr Brothers

                Pier Rides Entrance

                Sanibel Jewelry

                Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum

Wicomico Street                                     

        Atlantic Stand

        Kings Cotton Candy Stand

        Caruso Pizza & Subs

        Atlantic Hotel

                T-Shirt factory

                Atlantic Hotel Lobby Entrance

                Somerset South Jewelery

                M.R. Ducks

                Sunglass City

                Ocean Fashion Boutique

                Jewel of the Ocean

                Candy Kitchen

Somerset Street                                      

        The Colony Apartments

                Fractured Prune

                Last Stop Beachwear

                Flashback Old Time Photos

                The Wrapper

                Polish Water Ice

                Set it Off

        Atlantic Air Brush

        Piezano's Pizza

        Sassy Beach Wear

Dorchester Street                                  

        Belmont Towers

                Candy Kitchen

                Dairy Queen & Orange Julius


                Polock Johnny's

                Jewelry Etc.

                Dippin' Dots

                Ocean Waves

        T-Shirt Factory

        Fisher's Popcorn

Talbot Street  

        Kohr Brothers

        Beach Break

        Mark Douglas Jewelers

        Leather Bracelets

        Purple Moose Saloon

        Verizon Wireless

        Shore Side Shop

        Fun City Arcade

Caroline Street                                         

        Dumser's Dairyland

        T-Shirt Factory

        Big Island Airbrush Company

        Edwards Building

                Boardwalk Fries


                Glitter & Gold

                Quiet Storm

North Division Street

        Tony's Pizza

        Geez Teez 

        Dream Weaver

        Dutch Funnel Cakes

        New Wave's Photo Magic

        Sports Store

        Ocean Deck Entrance

        Rideau Motor Inn

                Guido's Burritos

                Oceans Mist Jewelry & Things

                The Fashion Shop

                Souvenir City 2

                Fat Cats

                Wokenfuss Candies

                Love's Funnel Cake

        Albright Motel

                Hollywood Art & Henna

                OC Babies

                Flashback Old Time Photos

                Golden Plate

North First Street                                   

        Ocean 1 Hotel

                Sunglass City

                New York New York

                Polish Water Ice

        Boardwalk One

                Alley to Boardwalk One

                Cool Topics

                The Nut House

                Tre's Place

        Plim Plaza Hotel

                Paul Revere Smorgasbord

                Mug & Mallet

North 2nd Street                                    

        Ocean Gallery

        Positive Vibrations

        Swirled World

        Thrasher's Fries

        Mark Douglas Jewelers

        Candy Kitchen

        Park Place Hotel

                Free as a Bird Jewelry

                Dippin' Dots



                Conner's Beach Café

                Park Place Hotel Entrance

                Park Place Jewelers

                Paradise Island

                Name on Rice

                Park Place Gallery

                Bull on the Beach

        Breakers Hotel

                Dough Roller

3rd Street        

        Polynesian Condo

                LA Piercing

                Beachwear City

        Shoreham Hotel

                Sunglass Company - Maybe closed now


                Shenanigan's Irish Pub & Grille

4th Street        

        Lambros Apartments

                Last Stop Beachwear

                Ocean City Surf & Sport

        Tidelands Caribbean Hotel


                Dunkin' Donuts

                NY Piercing

                Boutique 5

5th Street        


        Kite Loft     

        Americana Motor Inn

                Flavors of Italy Restaurant

6th Street        

        T-Shirt Factory

        The Columbus Villa

                Greene Turtle Clothing Company

                Jewelry Explosion

        Oceans Mist Condo



                Beach Bros Pizza

                OC Piercing

                Candy Kitchen

        Majestic Hotel

                Down Under Sunglasses

7th Street        

        South Beach

                Beach Wear Outlet

                Wokenfuss Candies

                Piezano's Pizza

Surf Avenue   

        Malibu's Surf Shop

8th Street        

        Lankford Hotel

                Thrasher's Fries

                Atlantic Bike Company

                Bikini Shoppe

                Sea Trader

                Salty Yarns

                Shell Stocked

                Down Under Books

        Paradise Plaza

                Dairy Queen & Orange Julius

                Candy Kitchen


                T-Shirt Factory

                9th Street Alaska Stand

9th Street        

        Oceans Edge Condo

                Milano Pizzeria

                Ocean Dreams

                Icy Stone Creamery & Cinnabon

                Milan Jewelers

                Sunglass City

        Funcade Casino


        Americana Hotel


                Shorebilly Brewing Company

                Shopper's Paradise

11th Street     

        Royalton Hotel

                Bagels & Balls

        Cool Topics

        Boardwalk Terrace

                Julia's Cannolo

                Pizza Boy & Grill

        1105 Atlantic Avenue

                Brass Balls Saloon

                Hootie's Delicous Clothing

                Bad Ass Café

        Howard Johnson Oceanfront Plaza Hotel

                Brothers Bistro

12th Street     

        Decatur House


                NY Piercing

                The Hungry Surfer

                Beach Daze

        Safari Motel

                Sun Daze 10 Below

                Beach Break

13th Street     

        Beach Plaza Hotel


                My Nature

                Kelly's Café & Sandbar

14th Street     

        Commander Hotel

                D' Shore Shop

                Skipjack Grill

                1405 Atlantic Avenue (Private Residence - no name)

                Harrison Hall


15th Street     

        Courtyard by Marriott

                Captain's Table

        Sea Scape

                Seascape Beach Shop (no name on shop)

                Franco's Ice Cream

                Franco's Pizzeria

                Pepper's Tavern

16th Street     

        Boardwalk Quality Inn

                Oceanview Grill

                Surfin Betty Beach Bar

17th Street     

        Holiday Inn & Suites

                Summer Breeze Boutique

                Holiday Inn Staircase

                Mark Douglas Jewelers

                Panama Jack

                Ocean Reef

21st Street      

        Stowaway Grand Hotel

                Grand Buona Vita Pizzeria

                Oh La La

                World Sport Outlet

                Bargain Beachwear

                Grand Jewelry

                Stowaway Grand Lobby Entrance

                Java Beach Café

                Atlantic Beachwear

                Ice Cream Parlor

                All About Dogs

                Grand Resort Wear

Answered: April 17, 2014
Hi : I've been to OC many..many times and always wondering about the hang gliding I see and can anyone do that?. Would love to try as a first timer myself. Also would like to try the water ski thing too. Who or where do I look for those events?
Submitted by Michael R, Phoenixville Pennsylvania on April 16, 2014
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Centreville, VA
Insider since: 2010

There is no hang gliding I know of in the immediate OC area, as most hang gliding departs for high elevations, and there are no high elevations on the Eastern Shore. However, their are two places where you can get towed up by a small plane to go hang gliding. Both places are about a 90 minute drive form OC. The first is Highland Aerosports in Ridgely, MD (410.634.2700). The other is Eastern Shore Hang Gliding Center in Wierwood, VA (914.772.6242).

As far as water skiing, your best bet is to rent a boat and some skis. Some marinas will allow you to ski from their rental boats, some will not. I recommend calling Advanced Marine (866.577.3449) at 67th Street. I've rented boats from them a bunch of times, and also rented tubes to tow behind. They may have a water skiing options, or can get you information on your best options.

Have fun in OC!

Answered: April 17, 2014
Is there very much open on the boardwalk during the week, or is it too early? (Specifically Thurs, Apr 17) Any suggestions for what I should see and do while I'm there? 
Submitted by nancy s, kansas city Missouri on April 15, 2014
Avatar for  Darlene L
Johnstown Pa
Insider since: 2009

If you're hoping for rides and boardwalk games then you will be disappointed. 

But these other things are open:

Some boardwalk shops

Marty's Playland Arcade

Trimper's indoor rides

Trimper's Haunted House (might be only weekends)

Life Saving Station Museum

Planet Maze for laser tag and mini golf

Indoor mini golf at 68th and 136th Streets

Go Carts in West Ocean City

Ocean City Outlets for shopping

Assateague Island and Nature Center

Free zoo in Salisbury

Ice Skating at the Carousel Hotel

Plenty of places to eat, drink, and dance



The Historic Walking Tour of Ocean City (pick up the brochure anywhere in town)

Rent and ride bicycles on the boardwalk

Fly kites on the beach and feed the seagulls!

So you see, there's plenty to keep you busy during the week.  Have fun!

Answered: April 15, 2014
I'm going to Ocean City for my birthday from April 24th-26th. Will the shops/amusement park/rides be open? It'll be a Thursday-Saturday. What should we do for my birthday? Thanks!
Submitted by sarah r, Paulsboro New Jersey on April 14, 2014
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Westminster, MD
Insider since: 2010

First of all, happy birthday!!

So many things to do in OC, so little time. :)  Since you seem headed for the boardwalk, you might enjoy a meal at Harrison's Harborwatch at the end beside the inlet.  A great drink to celebrate this day is the Rhinestone Lagoon...a fruity drink with island flavors.  They serve up all sorts of seafood, chicken, steak, and pasta dishes. Be sure to go hungry as they also offer unlimited sides.

Another restaurant that is fantastic is the Shark on the Harbor.  Their menu changes daily, I believe, and they use fresh ingredients grown locally that they creatively combine.  If they have it on the menu, I highly recommend the mushroom bruschetta and the mako with gnocchi!

Answered: April 16, 2014
Are the Dew Tour dates set in stone? I need to start planning out my trip now from OREGON. NEED TO KNOW!
Submitted by dave t, portland Oregon on April 14, 2014
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Hanover, PA 17331
Insider since: 2008

Yes Dave the Dew Tour is back June 26 - 29. It's official.

Answered: April 14, 2014
When does the boardwalk train begin running for the summer season? What can you tell me about it? 
Submitted by Nancy B, Perry Hall Maryland on April 14, 2014
Avatar for  Darlene L
Johnstown Pa
Insider since: 2009

The boardwalk tram runs for Springfest and Sunfest weekends in May and September, and then begins running full time from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.  The rest of the time, it is put away.

Tram fare is $3 per person, per boarding, one way ride. Discount fare punch cards are available at $20 for 8 rides. Inquire at either tram station or with a tram conductor.

New unlimited ride pass, which costs $6, a passenger can now get on and off the Boardwalk tram as much as they like between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The unlimited ride pass is only valid on the day of purchase and is not available during Holidays, Holiday Weekends or Special Events. Unlimited ride passes are sold at both north and south tram ticket booths and on any tram.

Please note: The tram operation is subject to prevailing weather conditions. Inclement Weather Notice Or see the station operators or call 410-289-5311 or 410-723-1606 for further information.

Answered: April 14, 2014
Are there any places in Ocean City to buy used bikes?
Submitted by Becky B, Nottingham Maryland on April 14, 2014
Avatar for  Darlene L
Johnstown Pa
Insider since: 2009

Many of the bike rental places have used bikes for sale once a year.  You would need to contact the different companies to find out when their sales will take place.

Occasionally, if you find a bike that you really like, they will work a deal with you while you're there. I have friends who did that and got a nice bike at a good price.

Dandy Don's  (410) 289-2289

OC Bayside Rentals  (410) 289-7112

27th St. Bicycle Rentals  (410) 289-6022

Bike World   (410) 289-2587

Bills Bikes   (410) 289-2155

Answered: April 14, 2014
Visiting in August and was wondering if there are any nite clubs for people in there 40's? 
Submitted by Beverly L, Connellsvillle Pennsylvania on April 14, 2014
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Hanover, PA 17331
Insider since: 2008

Yes Beverly, there are a few places that a 40 year old like me can enjoy. Look into 

not night clubs but I enjoy these places

Fish Tales

Frog Bar

Marina Deck

Night clubs, try these hot spots in Ocean City


DeLazy Lizard

Have fun

Answered: April 14, 2014
There used to be a bonfire night. Do you know of anywhere that still hosts one on a special night of the week?
Submitted by coco l, phila Pennsylvania on April 10, 2014
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Centreville, VA
Insider since: 2010

The weekly Bonfires on the Beach was discontinued a few years ago and replaced by other activities. There is no similar regularly scheduled event I know of, but there is a one time Family Bonfire on the Beach planned for 6 June at 130th Street. Get more info on it here.

However, there are significant FREE events pretty much everyday in OC during the summer including fireworks, Sundaes in the Park (small fee for ice cream, but free entertainment), museum talks, Family Beach Olympics, Movies (look here, here, and here), Concerts (look here and here), and more!

Keep watching OC's events page for more specifics on fun (often free) activities available throughout the summer.

Answered: April 10, 2014
We will be there in July for our bi-annual family vacation to OC ! It happens to be my parents 47th wedding anniversary as well. I want to do something fun and unexpected as a surprise, besides a nice meal out, any ideas? ( is there a way to put an announcement on one of those sign boats that cruise the water?) anything else fun like that? Thanks!
Submitted by S A, GR Michigan on April 9, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD
Insider since: 2008


What a great and thoughtful idea.  You can also try the airplane banner advertising.  Click here for more info. 

A couple of dinner ideas.

1.  Fresco's on the bay.  82nd St.  410-524-8202.  Give them a call first and ask if they can do anything special.  The management team at Fresco's is very accomodating.  The food is great.  Make sure you go there before sunset to witness one of OC's million dollar sunset views. 

2.  Harrison's Harbor Watch.  boardwalk and inlet.  410-289-5121  Call in advance and see if they can reserve their elevation king and queen seating.  It offers a great view.  Kevin Kline sat there once  and of all things, he order fried chicken instead of seafood.  (I had the chance to serve him)

Answered: April 9, 2014