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I'd like to renew my wedding vows on the beach. How would you recommend we go about doing that?
Submitted by mary kay w, webster New York on May 27, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 27, 2015

I would contact one of these places as they would have more information, ideas and so forth to better answer your question than I can. They are wedding planners or hotels that hold wedding ceremonies.

http://www.barefootbeachbridesoc.com/

http://www.princessbayside.com/ocean-city-md-wedding-packages

https://www.roxbeachweddings.com/

https://carouselhotel.com/ocean-city-maryland-meeting-space/wedding-events/

Can you please tell me if people can park overnight in the Ocean Gateway parking lot?
Submitted by Durbin F, Lancaster Pennsylvania on May 26, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 26, 2015

The answer is yes you can.  You must park in the designated spots only, so if they're taken you'll have to look elsewhere, but it is free to park as long as you wish. And if you wish to ride the shuttle from there the cost is $3 per person to ride all day.

If you have additional questions, you can call 1-410-723-1606.  They're very courteous to talk with.

I was thinking of coming down for 10 days on June 19th, but I'm worried the weather won't be hot enough. What has been your experience with vacationing in Ocean City during the month of June?
Submitted by Joshua S, baltimore Maryland on May 26, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 26, 2015

Joshua,

June is a great month in OC!  The weather is in the 80's and the lows are in the 60's.  It is plenty warm enough to go out on the beach.  The water is still in the upper 60's, but warming up.  The water only gets to about 74 - 76 at it peak, so you are close to the warm water highs.  June also tends to be dry, so there is not a lot of rain. 

Any chance of getting a 2015 Vacation Guide sent to me, as I am staying in OC for 9 nights in Nov/Dec 2015? Thanks!
Submitted by Donna Z, North Brunswick New Jersey on May 22, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 22, 2015

Yes, there are several guides available. Here are options for how to view a few online or request a copy of them:

Ocean City 2015 Vacation Guide published jointly by the City's Department of Tourism and Chamber of Commerce: Request Hardcopy here - View Online here

Sunny Day Guide - Request Hardcopy (fee) - View 2014 Guide online (free)

Visitors Guide - View Online

You can also get all kinds of information once you get to town form the Visitors Center at the south end of Convention Center at 40th Street.

I've checked the website for information regarding when rollerblading is permitted, and there is a black-out between Memorial Day and Labor Day with no hours listed. Is skating not permitted at all during that time? I will be coming to Ocean City from June 27th through July 4th and had hoped to roller skate the Boardwalk in the early AM hours before the crowds arrive. 
Submitted by L L, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on May 21, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 21, 2015

The rules for rollerblading on the boardwalk are the same a the rules for bikes. Starting on 23 May, through Labor Day. These rules are: bikes and roller blades are permitted on the boardwalk from 2AM to 11AM everyday, and they are prohibited from 11AM to 2AM

Can dogs ride the trolley?
Submitted by Gretchen W, Carlisle Pennsylvania on May 21, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 21, 2015

No, they cannot. Dogs (except service animals) are not allowed on the boardwalk or the boardwalk tram during this time of year.

Does OC have a Spanish version of the vacation guide available?
Submitted by :Lisa T, Ocean City Maryland on May 21, 2015
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 21, 2015

Lisa,

I do not think there is a particular guide in Spanish, however, some of the local businesses may have spanish translation available. 

What time is biking on the boardwalk allowed today, Thurs. (5/21)?
Submitted by Karen C, City* Maryland on May 21, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 21, 2015

There are no restrictions on bike on the boardwalk today. Restrictions start on 23 May.

I'm bringing a group down by charter bus to the casino and beach on July 4th. I was wondering - how do we make arrangements for the bus to park so we can enjoy the fireworks?
Submitted by Crystal R, baltimore Maryland on May 21, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 21, 2015

You can see if the casino has a shuttle to OC and park at the Casino. Your best bet for the bus is to park it at the West OC Park and Ride lot and either take the shuttle ($3) or watch the fireworks at the south end of town from there.

What streets are lifeguards stationed on beach? Do they patrol up to 120th street?
Submitted by cherie a, City* Pennsylvania on May 20, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 20, 2015

Yes, there will be lifeguards at 120th Street. The Ocean City Beach Patrol guards the entire 10 mile stretch of OC's beach, from the inlet to 146th Street (from late May to late September). They are stationed about every block or two, depending how crowded any particular area of the beach is. The lifeguards start for the season on Saturday, 23 May, and will be on Duty 10am to 5:30pm. They remain on duty until late September.