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I am staying on the boardwalk in July, but where I'm staying does not offer WiFi. Could you please tell me where along the boardwalk I may access WiFi? Thanks and have a good day!
Submitted by Cindy R, moundsville West Virginia on March 30, 2015
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Perryville MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: March 30, 2015

Cindy,

Several restaurants in the OC area offer free wifi, including Buxy's Salty Dog on 28th Street, Shenanigan's on the Boardwalk at 3rd Street, FishTales on 22nd Street, Harpoon Hanna's on 142nd Street, Fager's Island on 60th Street, Micky Fins at OC Fishing Center, Coconuts Beach Bar & Grill at 37th Street, and various McDonalds' locations. 

Another location near the boardwalk is Ocean City Wifi on Somerset Street (for more information contact them directly at (410) 524-2233).

Thank you,

Anna G.

I go to Ocean City every year with my family in July, but this year I am also heading down to OC the third week in May with some friends. I was wondering how busy OC will be around that time and the amount of boardwalk stores that will be open regularly? :)
Submitted by Shannon H, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on March 27, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 27, 2015

The third weekend of May (14-17)is Cruisin' Ocean City weekend and the town will be hopping with thousands of people and cars, but following that it will thin out.  You won't find the rides or games open yet, but there will be stores open and shops and bars.  The following weekend is busy with events, so please check our event calendar at http://www.ococean.com/events .

Can my dog be on the boardwalk if in a pet stroller?
Submitted by debbie k, lancaster Pennsylvania on March 27, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 27, 2015

Hi Debbie. No. But let me clarify.  Dogs are not permitted on the beach or the boardwalk loose, on a leash, or in a stroller or carrier between May 1 and September 30.  But between October 1 to April 30, they can. So depending upon when you're coming.......he may or may not be allowed.  If you do  bring your dog in the summer during the blocked out months, he or she must be on a leash at all other times when outside.

Is it usually warm enough to swim in the ocean the week of Memorial Day?
Submitted by Babe B, Mahaffey Pennsylvania on March 25, 2015
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Pittsburgh Pa

Insider since: 2014

Answered: March 25, 2015

My kids and I, have been in the ocean as early as Easter MANY times, but that's usually just up to our knees.

Memorial Day, the water is on the cooler side, compared to how it warms up in Aug. but people will absolutely be in the water - and if we make it to town that weekend, I can guarantee we will be on the beach, and in the ocean!

Go and have fun!!!

We live in the Orlando area and plan to fly to Ocean City, MD in September. Which airport would you recommend we fly into?
Submitted by DJ R, Orlando Florida on March 25, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 25, 2015

There are no great options for flying to Ocean City. The closest airport to OC with commercial service is Salisbury - Ocean City (SBY). However, SBY only has connecting flights offered by US Air to Philadelphia, PA., and Charlotte, NC. SBY is about 30 miles from OC, so you would need to rent a car or take a cab (about $60 each way) to get to OC.

If you want to fly to a larger airport and then rent a car, Dulles (IAD), Washington National (DCA), Baltimore-Washington (BWI), and Philadelphia (PHL) airports are all about a 3 hour drive (about 160 miles) to OC.

If you have access to your own plane, you can fly to Ocean City Airport (OXB) which is a General Aviation airport about 5 miles from Ocean City.

Will a lot of stores be open during spring break from Sat., 3/28/15 - Sat., 4/5/15? I'm looking for something a young teens can do on the boardwalk.
Submitted by Ashley D, Davidsonville Maryland on March 24, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 24, 2015

Hi Ashley,

At this point in the season it is hit or miss - even during Spring Break.  Several stores - Fishers, Candy Kitchen, the arcades, Thrashers - are open all year long.  In April, many stores will usually open on the weekend and during the week if it is warm.  We were on the Boardwalk two weeks ago and found about 10% of the stores open.  I would go for a stroll and see what is open.  I am sure something interesting will be open. 

Hi, I am wondering if any of the boardwalk stores, such as the Nut House, are open in the off-season. I am currently here and staying until Wednesday.
Submitted by china h, louisa Virginia on March 24, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 24, 2015

Hi China,

At this point in the season it is hit or miss.  Several stores - Fishers, Candy Kitchen, the arcades, Thrashers - are open all year long.  In April, many stores will usually open in the weekend and during the week if it is warm.  We were on the Boardwalk two weeks ago and found about 10% of the stores open.  I would go for a stroll and see what is open. 

I plan on traveling to Ocean City for my anniversary on May 21 through the 24th. Will anything be open during that time on the boardwalk?
Submitted by Erica O, Staten Island New York on March 23, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 23, 2015

Happy Anniversary!  Yes!  That's Memorial Day weekend and everything on the boardwalk will be open along with everything else.  The rides may  not open until Friday or Saturday, but all of the stores and restaurants will be open. 

If you're looking for a lovely place to stay, I recommend the Inn on the Ocean on 10th St.  It's Ocean City's only oceanfront bed and breakfast and it's adults only. Very beautiful inside and out, outstanding breakfast each  morning on their lovely porch overlooking the ocean, and they provide their guests with use of beach chairs and bicycles at no charge.  

Here's hoping that the weather is fantastic!

When does the boardwalk open for the season?
Submitted by Freddie S, Wescosville Pennsylvania on March 20, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

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Answered: March 20, 2015

The boardwalk is always open and available for walking and bike riding. But the rides and such don't open unitl Memorial Day Weekend. Beginning in April, you'll find shops opening more on the weekends and places like Thrasher's Fries and Fisher's Popcorn will open for limited hours on the weekends as well.  Once you get into May and Springfest weekend, things really pick up and places will stay open during the week. But rides and games will hold off until the big holiday weekend in May.

Is there any place to obtain a boardwalk map?
Submitted by Judy N, Essex Maryland on March 19, 2015
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: March 19, 2015

Hi Judy,

http://www.ocboards.com has an excellent interactive map where you click on it and find all of the attractions, eateries, store, amusements, etc in the location you click on.