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Insider since: 2014
Answered: August 5, 2015
A lot of stores are open full time, year round, even more are open on weekends, and the more accommodating the weather - the more the shops will be open in the off season. Just this past year, my family and I, were in town for the weekend of Thanksgiving, and had a full afternoon of shopping on the boards.
Also, keep in mind that month of Sept, is virtually packed with events every week, so the boardwalk shops will definitely be open for business, because most of the upcoming activities are centered around this part of the resort.
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Camp Hill, PA
Insider since: 2010
Answered: August 5, 2015
Corinna,You can do one of two things..... first, you can park for free at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center and use the bus to get yourself around town (it costs $3.00 to ride all day)..... the Convention Center address is 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842You could also pay to park at the Hugh T. Cropper Inlet Parking Lot which is located at the southern most tip of the Island..... it'll put you closer to the boardwalk and beach if that's what you specifically want to explore. The first 30 minutes are free, after that it's $2.50 per hour.... for the address, use 809 S. Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842Since you've asked for such specifics, I want to also let you know there is off street parking on Baltimore Avenue (main thoroughfare) on the boardwalk/beach side..... that's pay to park as well.... there is also plenty of free off street parking toward the bayside if you're able to find a space.
Yes, most boardwalk businesses are still open (except amusement parks), especially though Columbus Day weekend. Te weather is still decent, and one can stroll the beach and a boardwalk anytime, and often in shorts early in the month. I've been in the ocean on Columbus Day weekend when it has been warmer than usual,
I'd suggest booking in early October or anytime in May.
Hanover, PA 17331
Insider since: 2008
Answered: August 3, 2015
The pier rides, games and shops do close up after the Labor day weekend.
But in saying that, there are events schedule into November. You'll find places open all year long
especially weekends, the boardwalk down by the inlet is still lively all year.
he Town of Ocean City offers free access to beach wheelchairs in several locations. You can only use them on the beach and may not take them in the water.
There are wheelchairs available at the beach end of several streets including Inlet Lot, 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. They are free and are provided on a first come first serve basis from 10am to 5pm, but they are not heavily used, so they are generally available. The Beach Patrol staff can provide access. Chairs must be used within one block (one north and south) of where the chair is assigned and kept. Chairs are available from these locations from about Memorial Day to Labor Day. See this site (scroll down) for more info.
The beach chairs are first-come-first-serve, but are generally available. If you want to be more certain of getting a chair, they are also available at the Ocean City Police Department at 65th Street, bayside, for one or multi-days of use by advance reservation. Call 410.723.6610 for more information.
In addition, beach wheelchairs are also available from the Ocean City Visitors Center in the Convention Center on 40th Street for up to three days of use by advance reservation. Call 410.289.2800 for more information.
Be aware that these beach wheelchairs are large and do not fold up. They require a fairly large vehicle to transport (check with the people you talk to to see if it will fit in your vehicle). The chairs on the beach locations are stored at the west side of the dunes or along the boardwalk, and the lifeguards will assist you in accessing (unlocking) them
Finally, PMI rentals rents these chairs, and they will deliver. I think the price is about $50 per week, but you can call them at 800.320.7469 to find out more and get an exact rate.
Insider since: 2009
Answered: July 31, 2015
No. In fact you are not allowed to grill anywhere in Ocean City including balconies. The only grilling that is allowed is at Northside Park or if your condo building has a specified area for grilling and provides the grills. If you grill at Northside Park, you must use one of their grills (you cannot bring your own) and you are responsible for cleaning up and disposing of the COLD charcoal after you are done.
Insider since: 2010
Answered: July 30, 2015
Almost every place in OC takes credit and debit cards. I have a family of 6 and rarely spend ore than $200 in cash over 2 weeks in OC, and even when I do spend cash, I could usually have used credit. The only places I can think of where you need cash are the arcades and some boardwalk carnival games.