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We are coming down Oct. 22 and bringing our dog. Are still any pet-friendly restaurants or bars this time of year? 
Submitted by brittany c, New Bloomfield Pennsylvania on October 17, 2016
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Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: October 19, 2016

In the second season, you and your best friend can at most any place that has an outside seating area. Maryland laws prohibits anything other than service dogs inside a restaurant.  

The list provided is a great one but definitely call ahead just to let the restaurant know. Most places will be very accommodating!

Also, if you need a place to stay, The Barefoot Mailman caters to those who have pets.  Go to www.ococean.com and search for accommodations and you can find them there.  

Enjoy!

I'm looking for a coffee mug I believe we bought at Sunsations. It was a ceramic mug with a spoon on the side of it with a turtle on it, and I believe it was brown. If anyone has information on this item, and where I could purchase it, I would appreciate it! 
Submitted by Natalie R, Philadelphia Pennsylvania on October 14, 2016
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Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: October 19, 2016

You might also try their website for souvenirs here

I hope you find it!

Does the Boardwalk tram run through October, November and December? 
Submitted by Barb W, Berlin Maryland on October 10, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: October 10, 2016

I'm sorry, but no. The tram is done running for the year. It will, however, be running at Northside Park beginning November 17th for the Winterfest of Lights, and will run until New Year's Day.  Then it will sleep until Springfest in May of 2017. 

When does the Winterfest of Lights begin? 
Submitted by Dorothy D, Rehoboth Beach Delaware on October 7, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: October 7, 2016

The Winterfest of Lights begins November 17th and runs until New Year's Day.  You can find info here: http://ococean.com/events/winterfest-of-lights-2016

Should there be rain in the forecast this weekend, would Endless Summer Cruisin' be rescheduled? Has that happened in the past?
Submitted by Donna G, Fayetteville North Carolina on October 7, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: October 7, 2016

No reschedule.  Endless Summer, along with all of the other car shows in Ocean City, go on whether the weather is good or bad, warm or cold.  

I'm planning a trip from Towne Place Apartments in Arundel Mills to the Inlet. How far is this trip, and how much should I expect to pay in tolls?
Submitted by Abedelia L, Williamsburg Virginia on October 7, 2016
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 8, 2016

You only have to pay the Bay Bridge toll one-way, so $4 if all you pay.  It is a very easy drive and the overhead signs will guide you right to OC.

How are performance acts considered for events like free concerts in the summer, Sunfest and Springfest? 
Submitted by Shanna R, Pleasant Hall Pennsylvania on October 3, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: October 3, 2016

You will need to call the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department at 410-250-0125 or toll free at 1-800-626-2326.

Are dogs allowed to ride on the Boardwalk tram?
Submitted by Jessica s, Newfield New York on October 3, 2016
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 3, 2016

No animals are allowed on the tram unless they are service animals - it is the same for buses. 

I'm in search of a hotel for this coming weekend with above-average accommodations near the Boardwalk. Any advice would be appreciated. 
Submitted by Michelle G, Philadelphia Pennsylvania on October 3, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 4, 2016

This is a busy weekend in Ocean City, so some places may be sold out. However, here are a few great options in the area you are looking for:

Dunes Manor is a couple of blocks north of the boardwalk at 28th street, all rooms are ocean front with balconies. It is an easy walk to the north end of the boardwalk. They have an indoor/outdoor pool. Many rooms have kitchenettes. This is one of my favorite properties in OC, and the place I always recommend if I am only recommending one place. My family stays there often. They have adjoining rooms available.

The Commander is oceanfront on the boardwalk at 14th Street. They completed a major renovation of all their rooms last year. I stayed there last Spring and it is very nice.

The Beach Plaza is oceanfront at 13th Street. It is  classic, older, more boutique hotel that renovated all their rooms about 5 years ago.

Holiday Inn & Suites is a great place right on the beach and boardwalk at 17th street. They have excellent pools. Most, if not all, rooms are ocean front with balconies.

Courtyard by Marriott at 15th Street is ocean front on the boardwalk. It is a newer hotel with lots of amenities including ocean front and ocean view rooms with small balconies.

The Hilton Suites Oceanfront Suites is 5 blocks north of the boardwalk oceanfront at 32nd Street. It  is probably the most luxurious mainstream oceanfront place in OC.

The Inn on the Ocean at 10th Street on the boardwalk is a very nice B&B.

Have a great trip to OC!

How much would the tolls cost from Keyser, WV to Ocean City? 
Submitted by Eve R, weirton West Virginia on September 30, 2016
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Pittsburgh Pa

Insider since: 2014

Answered: September 30, 2016

Hello Eve,

I'm not 100% familiar with Keyser, but assuming you'll be coming from rt 220, to rt 68, the only toll between there and Ocean City will be at the Eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge, where you can expect to pay $4.00 cash, or $2.50, if you're using an EZPASS.