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Insider since: 2009
Answered: September 12, 2016
If you're just referring to the rides and games, they're on a limited schedule now and will be closing for the season soon. But the rest of the boardwalk never really closes. Some shops, bars, and restaurants do shut down around the end of September or beginning of October, but you'll always find something open year round and especially on weekends. You are welcome 365 days a year to walk the boardwalk, and now you can ride your bicycles any time.
October is a great month to visit, although things do slow down. The beaches are open, but lifeguards are not on duty and the water is cooler - in the low to mid 60's. I do not recommend swimming without a lifeguard present. The beaches are still great for walking and shell hunting. Many restaurants have lunch and dinner specials. The amusement parks are closed, but the arcades and most Boardwalk shops are open - especially on weekends.
Jolly Roger's rides have closed, as has the water park. The go-carts are still open. Jolly Roger has one of the best go cart tracks in the country! Trimpers has some indoor and outdoor rides still open until the end of September. Some of the pier rides are also open on weekends. By the end of September, almost the rides are closed.
Insider since: 2009
Answered: September 7, 2016
They officially close on Labor Day, but do have some fall hours. They don't list them on their website, but rather instruct people to call them for their fall hours. However, the indoor rides for smaller children are open nearly year round (weekends only in the winter and early spring).
You can call them at 410-289-8617
The city itself does not sponsor WiFi, but does offer a few free WiFi sites. See here for more info.
Comcast Xfinity, OC's primary cable company, does offer free WiFi throughout the city for its subscribers. I used it this summer, and it is adequate, but not great. If you have Xfinity at home, you can use your home ID to access the service. Find out more about Xfinity's service here. See Xfinity WiFi hotspots here.
Yes,you can rent beach equipment after Labor day.
There are generally rental boxes along the beach until Sunfest ends on 25 September. However, the boxes get more spread out, and many of these boxes are not staffed. Howver, if you can call the number on the side of the box an attendant will come out and meet you to rent you what you want.
Many boardwalk businesses are open year round at least on weekends. Boardwalk favorites Thrasher's Fries, Dumser's ice cream, Fisher's popcorn (my favorite!), Candy Kitchen are almost always open on the weekends and some businesses including Marty's Playland are open almost everyday year-round.
Here is a view of the boardwalk in early November a few years ago: