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What boardwalk stores are open after Labor Day weekend?
Submitted by sheila b, Bunker hill West Virginia on August 27, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: August 27, 2014

Hi Sheila,

You will find basically everything open after Labor Day especially for the month of September.  The exceptions may be limited ride days/hours on the pier and at Trimpers.  September after Labor Day is a great time to be at the beach.

Hi Insiders, Do you know if you can still do the memorial brick? I wanted to do one for my mom who passed away in June. Thank you.
Submitted by Lesley B, Brick New Jersey on August 26, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 26, 2014

I believe you can still can buy Memorial Bricks for the Firefighter's Memorial. You can get more information concerning the Memorial and these bricks here and can review the order form here. Cost is $100. For more information contact the OC Volunteer Fire Company at 410.289.4346.

You can also purchse Memorial Boardwalk benches. The cost is $1700. You can find out more about this program here and download the application form here. For more informaiton contact the Public Works Department at 410.524.0391.

I would like to take the bus from 17th and Atlantic to the Tangier outlets on route 50 right over the bridge. What buses do I take there and back and can I get a schedule?
Submitted by Roslyn M, Philadelphia Pennsylvania on August 21, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 21, 2014

You take the Beach Bus south from a stop on the west side of Coastal Highway, just south of 17th Street, to the South Division Street Transportation Center. This is the southernmost end of this bus line These buses run every 15 minutes during the day until the end of October. In the winter, they run every 40 minutes. From there, you take the West-OC Park-N-Ride bus which includes a stop at the Tanger Outlets near the Pac-Sun store. The West OC Park-N-Ride bus runs until 1 September and then will also run 9/11-13, 9/18-21, and 10/9-12. It runs from 6am to 2am until 9/1 and until 10pm on the later dates.

You can ride these buses an unlimited number of times per day for $3/day. The day begins and ends at 6am.

You can get more info about OC transit options here, and see the complete schedule here.

Do I have to keep my doors on my jeep?
Submitted by dorothy r, parkville Maryland on August 21, 2014
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 22, 2014

Hi Dorothy.  I own a TJ.  Jeep Week has been a blast so far. 

The doors can legally come off.  You must have a driver's side mirror though.  The police enforce this law and will ticket you if you do not have one.  Keep on Jeepin'!

My first time to vising ocean city beach and I'm worried about parking. What can you tell me?
Submitted by Felipe Rodriguez L, centreville Virginia on August 21, 2014
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Centreville, VA

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Answered: August 21, 2014

Felipe, I am from Centreville too! It takes about 3-1/4 hours to drive to OC from Centreville.

You do not need to worry about parking. There is plenty of parking in OC, including several paid parking lots for visitors.

The Hugh T. Cropper inlet parking lot is at the south end of town and has over 1,200 spaces. It rarely fills up, except on really busy weekends. This lot is controlled by an attendant; you get a ticket when you enter and pay when you leave based on how long you were in the lot. Rates are $2.50/hr on weekdays and $3/hr on weekends. You can find out more here.

There are several other municipal parking lots around town. Find their locations and more info here. These lots are controlled by Cale Parking Kiosks (shown below). Rates are typically $1.50/hr. You park and then use the kiosk to purchase parking for the time you expect to be in the spot. You put the ticket showing your payment and expiration time on your dashboard.

Side streets from the south end of town to 10th Street are paid parking using the Cale Kiosks with the same rates at the other municipal lots. North of 10th Street almost all side streets have free parking - just watch the signs as some streets have restricted parking times for trash pickup, street cleaning, and similar. I have often l;eft cars parked on side streets for several days at a time and never had any issue.

The entire 10 miles stretch of OC's beach is free, public, and easily accessible from the east end of each side street, so no matter where you park it is an easy walk to the beach.

Have a great time visiting Ocean City!

Are there parking lots for visitors?
Submitted by Tess C, Fort Washington Maryland on August 21, 2014
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Centreville, VA

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Answered: August 21, 2014

There are several paid parking lots for visitors, mostly near the south end of town.

The Hugh T. Cropper inlet parking lot is at the south end of town and has over 1,200 spaces. It rarely fills up, except on really busy weekends. This lot is controlled by an attendant; you get a ticket when you enter and pay when you leave based on how long you were in the lot. Rates are $2.50/hr on weekdays and $3/hr on weekends. You can find out more here.

There are several other municpal parking lots around town. Find their locations and more info here. These lots are controlled by Cale Parking Kiosks (shown below). Rates are typically $1.50/hr. You park and then use the kiosk to purchase parking for the time you expect to be in the spot. You put the ticket showing your payment and expiration time on your dashboard.

Side streets from the south end of town to 10th Street are paid parking using the Cale Kiosks with the same rates at the other municpal lots. North of 10th Street almost all side streets have free parking - just watch the signs as some streets have restricted parking times for trash pickup, street cleaning, and similar.

The entire 10 miles stretch of OC's beach is free, public, and easily accessible from the east end of each side street, so no matter where you park it is an easy walk to the beach.

Have a great time visiting Ocean City!

Where place I can park at night, pay a fee and sleep in my vehicle?
Submitted by Augusto C, Fairfax Virginia on August 19, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 19, 2014

You cannot sleep in your vehicle overnight while parked on any OC Public Street or Municipal Parking lot.

You can rent a camping spot at Frontiertown or Castaways in West OC and sleep in your vehicle. You can also rent a camping spot at Assateague National Seashore or Assateague State Park and sleep in your vehicle.

Hope you get a good night's sleep while visiting OC!

If a person has medicare residient or non resident, may that person ride bus for free showing medicare card?
Submitted by virgil m, ebensburg Pennsylvania on August 19, 2014
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 25, 2014

Virgil,

You can also try Senior Ride in Ocean City if you meet their criteria.  My advice is to contact your local Senior Ride program and see if you are eligible then they can contact the  Worcester County program for you.

Where to catch larger fish without a boat?
Submitted by toni d, sicklerville New Jersey on August 19, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: August 27, 2014

Toni,

alot of people including myself go surf fishing on the beach in the late afternoon and early evening.  Also, just past the pier rides at the inlet in south OC, is the fishing pier that jets out into the ocean.  

During the summer, non-profit orgs. set up Jolly Rogers Fun Days for $25 a person (33rd Street, Water Rides and Amusement Park only) in Aug-Sep 2014? I think St. Andrews. St. Lukes has one scheduled for Aug. 15, but I can't make that one. Any more for 2014?
Submitted by MARY C, LAUREL Maryland on August 18, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 18, 2014

I do not belive Jolly Rogers has any more such events planned for this season.