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Where can I park my trailer for Cruisin' OC? 
Submitted by Anthony B, Severn Maryland on May 8, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 9, 2017

Your hotel may allow  you to park it on their lot, but otherwise you have to be a registered participant for Cruisin' and have purchased a trailer parking permit from the organizers.  

Aside from that, you can park at West Ocean City Park n Ride on Rte. 50 coming  into town, or the 100th St. parking lot.  There are a limited number of spots there and you can get the permit to park there at the pay station. 

Absolutely NO trailers are allowed to park on Ocean City's streets without the permit, and they're not good all week. Only the days of the show. 

You can find all of the information about trailer parking here https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/city-clerk/trailer-ordinance/

Is the slingshot-type ride still operating in Ocean City on the Boardwalk? 
Submitted by Katie W, St louis Missouri on May 8, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 9, 2017

Yes, the slingshot is still operating at Jolly Roger at the Pier. It may not be open until Memorial Day weekend. It may be open sooner, but all rides will be open by Memorial Day weekend.

Is there a place to rent a wheelchair on or near the Boardwalk? 
Submitted by donald rice R, Mount Savage Maryland on May 8, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 9, 2017

Yes, try Boardwalk Segways. They are on Somerset Street, right off the boardwalk. They have wheelchairs, scooters, and similar. Call them at 410.289.1203 for more info or to make a reservation.

Hello Insiders! I'm in search of information on planes that fly over the beach with banner messages. Could someone point me in the right direction? 
Submitted by Sheri C, Federalsburg Maryland on May 9, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 9, 2017

Hi. I would contact these people for your banner needs.

http://www.oceancityinfo.com/aerial.htm

On Mother's Day will the Boardwalk tram be running and will shops/stores/restaurants be open? 
Submitted by rosemarie h, boyertown Pennsylvania on May 8, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 9, 2017

The tram will not be running until Memorial Day weekend.  You'll find plenty of stores and restaurants and bars open on the boardwalk and all over town including Thrasher's, Fisher's, and Candy Kitchens. 

Do you know if any of the t-shirt shops allow you to bring a t-shirt to have a design put on it? Also, do you know if any of them carry bigger sizes like 4 or 5x?
Submitted by Christie S, Anmoore West Virginia on May 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 5, 2017

The policy will vary by the shop, but I suspect most shops will let you bring your own shirt and will apply a design for a reasonable fee.

We will be coming to Ocean City for Cruisin! I was wondering if there are any flea markets or neighborhood yard sales in the area that weekend. Thanks! 
Submitted by Hunter M, Jonestown Pennsylvania on May 3, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 3, 2017

OC has not had a Flea Market type activity in quite some time, and I am not aware of any remaining in the area. However, there are some interesting shops in nearby Berlin, (Named America's Coolest Small Town in 2014).  In Dagsboro, DE,  there are some antique stores. About 5 miles north of Dagsboro on Route 113 you can find the Millsboro Bazaar, another antique shop. There are also several country store and antique shop type places in Salisbury, MD, including the Country House which bills itself as the largest country store on the east coast.

For yard sale events I'd suggest checking out Craigslist's listings.

How can I find out a seasonal rate on umbrellas near 129th street? 
Submitted by Sharlene K, Herndon Virginia on May 3, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 3, 2017

Your best bet is to talk to the operator t the specific box in the area. However, many of the boxes are run by 85'n Sunny (410.251.2892) and Will's Beach Service ( 410.641.126). You can contact them and see if they operate the 129th Street box and find out their seasonal rates.

I'm coming to Ocean City the last week of June. Is there a publication with lots of discounts and BOGOs for food, shopping, etc. that we could get ahead of time? 
Submitted by Jan R, Columbus Ohio on May 3, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 3, 2017

First, check http://www.ococean.com for deals for everything OC.

Check the Sunny Day Guide for Ocean City.  You can print off coupons online, or pick one up when you get to town.  Also, stop at the Convention Center when you're in town and pick up coupons and free publications there. http://sunnydayguide.com/ocean-city/

Another great way to get deals is with Landmark's Great Deals.  You register your email address and you receive email notices each week of special offers for OC.   https://landmarksgreatdeals.com/ocean-city-md/

Also, http://www.restaurant.com is a good place to pre buy certificates for discounts for dining. And they never expire so if you don't get a chance to use one you bought this year, save it for next year!  

I hope that helps you some. 

Are there any pontoon boat rental companies that provide a driver?
Submitted by kyra k, hanover Maryland on May 1, 2017
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: May 1, 2017

I am not sure that there are any rental companies that offer a captain, but you can check with Bahia Marina. They are on of the most experienced marinas in OC. If you do choose to rent and drive a boat you will be required to take the safe boating course. That might make you feel more at ease.

You can also hire a water taxi. Buzz Boat Water Taxi offers rides to locations all around the bay. You can hire a boat with a captain for the day OC Swim Call will take you out for a fun day on the bay. Have fun on the water!