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Lots of questions for the Insiders! I will be in Ocean City on Mother's Day Weekend with my sisters. Will there be a brunch place we all can go to on Sunday? Any special events for the weekend that would be fun to go to? Also, I will be there for the rest of the week and want to know if there is a place to hear some Blues, live music, ladies night, and happy hour specials. Oh! and of course, where the best place would be to get some crabs. 
Submitted by Peggy I, Albany Oregon on April 28, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 28, 2017

Peggy, I would click here as there a few things scheduled during that time for events. For live music I would recommend Fagers or Seacrets.

For hard shell crabs I suggest Crab Alley.

Have Fun.

Can you ride bikes on the Boardwalk? 
Submitted by Shawn B, Churchville Maryland on April 28, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 28, 2017

Shawn, as of now you can ride on the boardwalk without any limitations but Memorial Day weekend bike riding rules on the boardwalk take effect. Signs are posted on the boardwalk stating such.

How can I get another Vacation Guide sent to my home? 
Submitted by Lori G, Rockville Maryland on April 28, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 28, 2017

Click here to order or see the vacation guide on line.

Hello! I am looking for a beach house to rent or a hotel for a weekend in late July or early August for a bachelorette party. I'm wondering if there are fire department discounts as well, or any accommodations site that offers something like that. Thanks! 
Submitted by Sabrina R, Huntingtown Maryland on April 28, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 28, 2017

I am not aware of any such discounts. There are very few discounts of any type in the prime July and August season. I'd recommend picking a place you like and asking about a discount then.

Where can we park for Springfest?
Submitted by Earl B, Columbia Maryland on April 26, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 26, 2017

Your best bet is to park at either the Convention Center on 40th St. and take the shuttle to Springfest, or park at Park N Ride on Rte 50 across the bay and take the shuttle.  However, you may get lucky and just find one on one of the back streets closer to the boardwalk.

We're planning a trip to Springfest, and we're in the market for a wheelchair rental for someone in our party. Any suggestions on where to look?
Submitted by Ralph J, Oneida New York on April 26, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 26, 2017

Try PMI Rentals at 128th Street. You can contact them at 800.320.7469.

Where and how can you reserve a sand wheelchair? 
Submitted by Linda S, Ocean city Maryland on April 26, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 26, 2017

The Town of Ocean City is pleased to offer this benefit to its visitors in need of assistance traveling across the sand. Use of a city owned chair is a privilege, and we ask that you view it as such by abiding by a few simple guidelines established below. This free service is monitored by the Town's Beach Patrol staff. Please remember that our Beach Patrol is here primarily to provide safety services to our beach-goers, therefore other beach-related responsibilities may cause a slight delay in staff attending to the distribution and collection of beach wheelchairs. Your patience is appreciated.

For access to chair, to get a wheelchair box unlocked or to report damage or problems with a chair see a lifeguard or call 410-520-5231 10am - 4pm Available for use 10am - 5pm Complete wheelchair permit and waiver - Be prepared to show your driver's license Use at your own risk - Do not put chair in water... Use on land only Return beach wheelchair to lifeguard after transferring to another chair so that it may be available to others Inlet Lot 1st St. 7th St. 27th St. 30th St. 40th St. 48th St. 59th St. 70th St. 81st St. 89th St. 94th St. 107th St. 120th St. 130th St. 139th St. 145th St.

 

Wheelchairs are first-come, first-served. Please share with others. A limited number of chairs may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. These special chairs are available for pick up at: Ocean City Visitor's Center 410-723-8610 and Ocean City Public Safety Building 410-723-6610.

The Town of Ocean City is pleased to help provide access to our beach for disabled visitors through the beach chair program. Donations to help purchase more chairs are gratefully accepted. For more information, call 410-723-8610.

May a Sportbrella be used on the beach?
Submitted by James B, Hanover Pennsylvania on April 26, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 26, 2017

James, yes a sportbrella is allowed on the beach in OC. Just make sure it's not blocking any lifeguard's view.

Throughout the summer, is there a set Beach Bus schedule? Does it change per month? Looking specifically for July. 
Submitted by Lisa L, Baltimore Maryland on April 21, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 21, 2017

The Beach Bus runs about every 15 to 20 minutes 24 hours a day in the summer. It's still only $3 for a ride all day pass.  You must also have exact change. 

Here is this year's schedule  https://oceancitymd.gov/pdf/ServiceSchedule2017.pdf

I'm in the market for an RV campground on the beach that is dog-friendly. Thank you, Insiders! 
Submitted by Priscilla B, Clearfield Pennsylvania on April 20, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 21, 2017

My favorite RV park is Treasure Beach - http://www.treasurebeachrvpark.com.  They have great amenities and a nice location in Fenwick Island.  Pets are welcome, but may not be left unattended. Pets are required to wear current rabies and identification tags.