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Anyone know of a place to rent a double jogging stroller in OC this summer?
Submitted by Kraig T, Leesburg Virginia on March 18, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: March 18, 2015

Another site to check is A to Z baby rentals.

Good luck.

I'm looking for a printed travel guide to OC. Do you have such a thing?
Submitted by LEWIS N, MISHAWAKA Indiana on March 17, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 17, 2015

We sure do!  Go to http://www.ococean.com/vacation-guide and order yours today.  It's FREE!  And you can also check it out online.

Does the Boardwalk tram operate during OC Cruisin' Week? This year the dates are May 14 - May 17, 2015.
Submitted by Angela F, Greensboro Maryland on March 16, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 16, 2015

No, I'm sorry it doesn't.  It only runs for Sunfest weekend early in May, then doesn't run again until Memorial Day weekend for the rest of the summer.  I'll be at Cruisin and ready to walk along with everyone else.  Can't wait.

I am thinking about heading to OC 3/16/2015 through 3/18/2015 for a short getaway. What can we expect to be open as far as businesses, entertainment, etc.? Thanks!
Submitted by Robert L, Thomaston Connecticut on March 16, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 16, 2015

Sorry we're so late answering your question. The big excitement was this past Saturday for the St. Patrick's Day weekend, but you'll find that plenty of restaurants and bars will still celebrate on the actual day.  I suggest you pick up the free newspapers at your hotel or at the Convention Center on 40th St. and check out what's going on around town.  Places like Seacrets and Shark on the Harbor are open, along with plenty of other places. Enjoy your mini vacay.

What route would you recommend to get from University of MD College Park to OCMD?
Submitted by Tara D, Baltimore Maryland on March 16, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 16, 2015

From College Park, take the Beltway (I-495) East (inner loop) to Route 50 East (It's about 10 miles from College Park to Route 50 on the Beltway). Get on Route 50 East towards Annapolis. Continue on Route 50 East for about 120 miles and you will arrive in OC. It typically takes about 2-1/2 to 3 hours to make this drive. You will have to pay a $6 toll (for a car) at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. There is no toll on the return (westbound) trip. There are no other tolls on this route.

If I take the bus from the Convention Center, will the $3 bus allow me to bring my luggage on the bus? Is that accepted?
Submitted by EVE J, Columbia Maryland on March 11, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: March 11, 2015

Eve,

I believe you can bring some luggage along but I'm sure there is a limit what you can bring. I couldn't find any rules on line but did find a number you can call for additional information.

 For more information, call the Transportation Department at 410-723-1606 or City Hall at 410-289-8221.

Is there bus service between College Park, MD and Ocean City, MD?
Submitted by Tara D, Pottsville Pennsylvania on March 9, 2015
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: March 9, 2015

Hi Tara,

There is a Greyhound Station http://www.greyhound.com in Hyattsville on 4700 Garden City Drive and you can get service to West OC MD.

Hello, I am from Dublin, Ireland and I will be visiting Ocean City this summer. I am flying into Washington Dulles airport. I was wondering what would be the best way would be for me to get from the airport to Ocean City. Maybe a bus would be best? Thank you!
Submitted by Caroline I, Dublin Ireland California on March 9, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 9, 2015

Get to the Metro (either shuttle to East Falls Church or 5a Metrobus to Rosslyn), then metro to NY Avenue Station, then walk a couple of blocks to Greyhound station, then bus to Ocean City. For details on getting from Dulles to DC, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/misc-locations/washington-dulles-international-airport,796838.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/misc-l... For the bus from DC to Ocean City, see the Greyhound web site. Also, on weekends you can take the DC2NY bus from DC to Rehobeth DE (http://www.dc2ny.com/pages/beaches.aspx%29," rel="nofollow">http://www.dc2ny.com/pages/beaches.aspx)... then the DART bus to Ocean City (http://www.dartfirststate.com/information/programs/beachbus/index.shtml%29" rel="nofollow">http://www.dartfirststate.com/informatio... It's going to be a long trip, and these buses don't run very frequently, so double check the schedules and make sure you will have enough time to make your connections. 

Or you can take a cab or fly into BWI and take the Bay Runner Shuttle right into OC.  I think this option would be less time consuming.   Good luck.

What happened to Dandy Don's Bike Rental? I think the guy's name was Ray. Did he retire? The building was for lease last weekend.
Submitted by Amy A, Springfield Virginia on March 9, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

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Answered: March 9, 2015

Just the one building is closed. There had been two, but the owner decided to go back to just one location at 12th St. 

How can a broke college student afford to go to OCMD for a few days this summer?
Submitted by Katelyn M, Kutztown Pennsylvania on March 9, 2015
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Centreville, VA

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Answered: March 9, 2015

Well, that depends just how broke you are, but there are ways... Here are some ideas.

1. Get together with some friends and share a motel room. If you stay on weekdays, you will save even more money. My son, another broke college student, did this for a long weekend a couple of summers ago, and he had a blast. Here are some decent places were you can stay:

Comfort Inn Boardwalk - Right on the boardwalk. This is where my son and his friends stayed. It is an excellent location, and they have ocean block rooms that are cheaper than the ocean front ones. They also have a decent free breakfast that can save you some money. They also have an indoor and outdoor pool and changing rooms you can use after you checkout, so if you checkout and want to spend the day on the beach before driving home, you have a place to change. No one in my son's group was 21, and they had no issue renting a room. I think they only stayed 2 nights, and that this place does not have a 3 night minimum.

Sahara, Tides, Beachmark - All of these motels are reasonably priced, decent places. All have ocean block rooms (Sahara has oceanfront too) and outdoor pools. They will all rent to 18 year olds, and don't have a minimum stay.

2. Eat Cheap - You can eat decent food at a cheap price. OC's got some great pizza and sub places including Lombardi's, Fat Daddy'sBilly's, Anthony's Deli, Anthony's Carryout. You can also get decent sandwiches and bar food at some of the local bars for a reasonable price. Try Longboards, Harborside, OC Brewing, or Backshore Brewing. If you want seafood, but want to save some bucks, try carryout. Phillip's has a great carryout menu, and if you like chicken, they usually have a great fried chicken deal too!

3. Limit the cost of your entertainment - The beach and boardwalk can be free. Save you cash for items you really want to do. Late in the afternoon you can save money on amusement parks with wristband and other offers. Pick places with low or no cover charge, and avoid bar hopping among places with cover charges. The bars on Wicimico street often have great bands or DJs and no cover charge. Also, checkout OC's many FREE events, including concerts and other entertainment.

4. Go to the Visitor's Center at the Convention Center at 40th Street. You can find out about all kinds of great deals and get all kinds of coupons there to save you lots of money.

Have a great, affordable trip to OC!