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We are coming to OC on October 4th - what transportation options will be available in the town?
Submitted by joe z, honeybrook Pennsylvania on August 31, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 31, 2015

The Beach Bus runs the entire length of Coastal Highway in OC all year round. It is $3 to ride all day (exact fare required in cash or coin), and will take you to within an easy walk of anywhere you want to go. It runs approximately every 15 minutes from 6am to 10pm and about every 30 minutes from 10:00pm to 6:00am. There are bus stop signs every couple of blocks along Coastal HIghway marking its stops. Find out more here.

Is there a bus that takes you from 81st Street to the boardwalk? If so, how often does it run? Also, is there a trolley car on the boardwalk? If so, how much does it cost and can you get on and off it at any time?
Submitted by Margaret B, Bowie Maryland on August 31, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 31, 2015

The Bus runs about every 15 minutes from the north to south end of Ocean City and then back.  It costs $3 to ride all day.  Look for a bus stop sign on Coastal Highway.  They are almost every block.  The bus runs all year.  It is very easy to take the bus anywhere in Ocean City.

The Boardwalk Tram runs until Labor Day and costs $3 each way.  Once on the Boardwalk, just flag down the driver to have him stop.

I'm coming down to North Ocean City on Saturday, August 29th from Philly. Can you tell me if Route 1 or Route 113 is better? Thank you!
Submitted by Rick B, Fairless Hills Pennsylvania on August 28, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 28, 2015

I recommend taking DE Route 1 South (note: it is a toll road) to Milford and then getting on Route 113 South. Take Route 113 South to Route 90 East (about 8 miles after entering Maryland on 113) which will take you to Ocean City at 62nd Street.

Are most businesses in OC open the week of Labor Day?
Submitted by Diane j, phila Pennsylvania on August 28, 2015
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Pittsburgh Pa

Insider since: 2014

Answered: August 28, 2015

Yes!

Ocean City, is a year round vacation destination, and you'll find the town alive, and jumping during Labor Day week. Shops, and restaurants will be open, and rates will start to drop at some hotels.  I personally, look at the entire month of Sept. as the "best of both worlds" - you can enjoy most of the exact same activities, that you would during summertime, only with lighter crowds.

Are there any public pools or wave pools in OC?
Submitted by Sharon S, Westminster Maryland on August 26, 2015
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Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2011

Answered: August 26, 2015

Hi, Sharon!

The biggest wave pool in Ocean City is completely free. It's the ocean :)

But in all seriousness, there is a smaller, chlorinated wave pool, at Splash Mountain - one of the best water parks in the world. And I'm not just saying that because I'm an Insider. 

There is another pool available to the public on 49th St., oceanside, across from Seacrets. If you can find street parking, you can go there for $9 for adults and $7 for kids (4 and under are free). It is a rather small pool, though. My first choice would definitely be Splash Mountain.

Have fun!

What's the best time to leave Ocean City on a Friday to avoid the most traffic? We'll be heading to New York.
Submitted by Tracey L, Seaford New York on August 26, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: August 27, 2015

I find there are two times to leave Ocean City to miss the traffic.

Either you get up and leave OC by 9 am or you drag your feet and leave after 2 pm.

You'll miss the check out time of 10 am rush and the after lunch rush of 12 pm.

Have Fun

Can you recommend a place to rent a wheelchair for the boardwalk? How much would it cost to rent for an evening?
Submitted by shannon K, lincoln university Pennsylvania on August 24, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 24, 2015

All the bike shops rent wheelchairs.  There are several on the Boardwalk.  They run about $8 - $10 an hour.  Dandy Dons is my favorite place to rent bikes.

Do the stores and rides on the boardwalk close early on Sundays?
Submitted by Sarah G, Easton Maryland on August 24, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 24, 2015

The boardwalk stores and rides do not close early on Sundays. In the summer stores are generally all open until at least 10pm every night, and most are open until midnight. Rides are open until 11pm everyday until Labor Day.

Is there a place in or near Ocean City where you can pick an oyster to get a pearl?
Submitted by Amanda S, Tarrs Pennsylvania on August 24, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 24, 2015

There are canned pick an oyster gifts at Seashell City in Fenwick, Island.  You pick a can and they will open it and give you the pearl inside.  There is a real oyster in the can and you can keep the shell as well.  They also sell necklaces and accessories for the pearl as well.

Hey there, I'm wondering where I can rent beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach. Thanks!
Submitted by afnan k, Arlington Virginia on August 21, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 21, 2015

There are stands right on the beach by the dunes about every block or so.  Umbrellas are about $15 per day and chairs are $10.  This includes set-up and take down of the umbrella.  The rental stands are easy to find as they are big blue or beige boxes.