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Hello! How would you recommend getting to Ocean City from NY? Would it be possible to do so by bus? Thank you!
Submitted by Julia B, New York New York on April 27, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 30, 2015

Yes, you can take the Greyhound Bus from the Port Authority in NYC to Ocean City - I have actually done this bus  trip myself, but it was a long time ago!

There are about 3 trips a day that take between 8 and 10 hours, which is not too bad for the bus. It would be about 5 hour to drive directly. Ticket cost is about $00 each way. The bus arrives at the Greyhound Station in West OC at the Park- and Ride lot. From their you can take a shuttle bus to the South Division Street station where you connect to the main city bus line to get pretty much anywhere in OC.

When does the tram on the boardwalk begin operating this year?
Submitted by Peggy S, Salisbury, Maryland on April 27, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 27, 2015

The tram will run for Springfest, May 7-10, but then not again until Memorial Day weekend. It will then run through the summer until Labor Day,  then again for Sunfest weekend in September before going to sleep for the winter.

Any updates on when the boardwalk, Jolly Rogers and Trimper's will open? Thank you for your time! :)
Submitted by Soli H, Maryland Maryland on April 24, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 24, 2015

They all open full time Memorial Day weekend. 

Jolly Rogers will open Speedworld, Zip Lines, and Pier Rides on weekends May. See the Jolly Rogers schedule here

Trimper's will be open weekends (opens at noon) between now and the end of May with indooor rides open, and more and more outdoor rides added every week.

Are there beach chair and umbrella rentals available south of 1st Street?
Submitted by kenneth s, Hickory Pennsylvania on April 23, 2015
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 12, 2015

yes.  An alternative is to check out CVS, Sunsations, Rite Aid, or any beach store and buy the chairs and umbrellas if you plan on staying a week as it may be cheaper. 

My husband and I are looking to rent a boat slip with a lift in Northern OC or Delaware for the 2015 summer season. Do you happen to know where we could rent one?
Submitted by Stephanie M, Eldersburg Maryland on April 23, 2015
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Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: April 29, 2015

I have friends who have done this at 142nd Street Marina and have a great experience. You can reach them at 302-537-9442. I don't think they have a web page though.

Are dogs allowed on the beach?
Submitted by Pamela R, Laurel Maryland on April 21, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 21, 2015

Between May 1 and September 30 they are NOT allowed on either the beach or the boardwalk, not even in pet strollers, and must be on a leash at all other times.  

But from October 1 to April 30 they are.  

So the answer depends on when you are coming to Ocean City.

How far north does the beach bus go on Coastal Highway?
Submitted by Steve C, Hummelstown Pennsylvania on April 20, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 21, 2015

The bus goes as far north as the transpiration center at 142nd Street, This is just a few blocks south of the Delaware-Maryland state line.

I'm a college student from Pittsburgh planning to come to OC for the summer. What are the chances I'll be able to get a job with all of the other students flocking there?
Submitted by Tricia s, pittsburgh Pennsylvania on April 20, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 20, 2015

Tricia, 

In today's world of social media and Internet there are tons of ways to find jobs and housing

for jobs try

Indeed jobs

Chamber of commerce

Snag jobs

Seasonal Housing try

http://www.ocean-city.com/ocean-city-maryland-hotels/ocean-city-md-Seasonal-Housing

http://easternshore.craigslist.org/

Is it possible to have an Ocean City brochure sent to my home?
Submitted by Shatia F, Brooklyn New York on April 20, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 21, 2015

Yes, there are several guides available. Here are options for how to view a few online or request a copy:

Ocean City 2015 Vacation Guide published jointly by the City's Department of Tourism and Chamber of Commerce: Request Hardcopy here - View Online here

Sunny Day Guide - Request Hardcopy (fee) - View 2014 Guide online (free)

Visitors Guide - View Online

You can also get all kinds of information once you get to town form the Visitors Center at the south end of Convention Center at 40th Street.

When do the restaurants and rides open on the boardwalk?
Submitted by Briana D, Delmar Maryland on April 20, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 20, 2015

Briana there are restaurants, shops, arcade and games open right now. There will be few places that hold out till around mid May but by Memorial Day weekend everything is open even the water parks.