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I'm looking to acquire brochures, pamphlets and other information about Ocean City as a whole to pass out to veterans in my area. Where can I get this in bulk? 
Submitted by Phillip G, Severna Park Maryland on September 14, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: September 14, 2016

My best advice is to contact the Ocean City, MD Department of Tourism Visitor Center at 1-800-626-2326.  Also, if you go to the Convention Center on 40th St.  you'll find tons of information in pamphlets, flyers, and newspapers for free.  If you have any questions, there are always friendly volunteers on hand to help you find just what you need. 

I'm looking for parking for my pickup truck and motorcycle trailer for Sept. 15-18 near the Grand Hotel and Spa on Baltimore St. What are some good options? 
Submitted by Kelly H, York Haven Pennsylvania on September 14, 2016
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 14, 2016

Your only options are the public lot on 100th Street or a private lot in town.  There just are no better options since the new ordinance was passed.  Some hotels may rent you a space, so i would ask them first.  To me, anything under $10 a day is a good deal.

Is there public transportation from Ocean City to Washington D.C.?
Submitted by Zhana A, Ocean city Maryland on September 14, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 14, 2016

You need to take the metro or MARC train to BWI or New Carrollton. Bayrunner Shuttle runs several times a day from BWI.  Bayrunner takes about 3.5 hours and costs about $110. Call them at 410.912.6000 for more info.  Greyhound Bus runs from the New Carrollton, MD Metro Station to OC once a day. Greyhound costs between $35 and $70 each way and takes about 5 hours.

We are in OC for Bikefest I am semi-handicapped and can only walk a short distance. I am under the impression that we cannot park at the Inlet this week. Is there any other option for me to get close to the Boardwalk?
Submitted by Bob W, new Philadelphia Ohio on September 13, 2016
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: September 13, 2016

 You can park your car at the lot between Worcester and S Division St (pay Lot) down by the Trimpers Rides.(off the boardwalk a block) This lot is not just for bikes, you'll be able to park here and have a short walking distance to the boardwalk. Google Map it for a visual.

I'm visiting Sept. 18-19 and was wondering if there was a place in the city where I could play Bingo? 
Submitted by Phyllis B, Paradise Pennsylvania on September 13, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 13, 2016

There are several places to play bingo in OC.

The Elks Lodge on 136th has bingo on Wednesday evening starting at 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm). Call them at 410.250.2645 for more information.

The  American Legion on 24th Street and Philadelphia Avenue has Bingo on Thursday nights at 7pm (doors open at 4:30pm). Before going I'd suggest calling them to ensure the schedule has not changed. Their number is 410.289.3166.

The Knights of Columbus at 99th Street bayside (behind the Catholic Church) have Bingo at 6:30pm on Friday nights (doors open at 5pm). You can call them at 410.524.7994.

The VFW on 66th Street (Behind General's Kitchen on the bayside) used to have Bingo an Tuesday nights at 7pm. Call them to see if they still do. Their number is 410.524.8196.

My husband and I are attending Sunfest. He is wheelchair-bound. Where can we park (in a handicap space) so he has easy access to the event? It's too hard to push him uphill from the lower municipal lot.
Submitted by Pam L, Annapolis Maryland on September 13, 2016
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 13, 2016

Hi Pam.  There is a municipal parking lot right before the inlet lot.  It is two blocks from the inlet parking lot and one short block from the Boardwalk.  It has free handicapped parking.  The closest parking is located at:

Worcester St., between Baltimore Ave. & Philadelphia Ave.

Somerset St. & Baltimore Ave.

Dorchester St. & Baltimore Ave.

Also try City Hall for some options, they are at 410-289-8221.

Is there a bus from Ocean City to Bethany Beach?
Submitted by Pauline Z, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on September 12, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 12, 2016

Delaware's DART Bus service offers a  Resort Bus Route 208 from Fenwick Island (or from 144th Street in OC) to Bethany during the season, but those bus routes stopped running on 11 September. Your best bet in the off season is to take a cab or Uber.

Are dogs allowed on the beach or Boardwalk before October 1? 
Submitted by Paul G, Charles Town West Virginia on September 12, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 12, 2016

No, dogs are not allowed back onto the beach or boardwalk at any time before 1 October.

Dogs are not allowed on the beach or boardwalk in Ocean City anytime between 1 May and 30 September. Leashed dogs are allowed in OC's many parks year round. There is also a Dog Park on 94th Street. See this site for how to access the dog park.

Does Ocean City close for the season? 
Submitted by Elizabeth R, Maryland Delaware on September 12, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: September 12, 2016

You can enjoy Ocean City any time of year. The beach and boardwalk are always available and free.  You will find shops, restaurants and bars open year round although on extremely wintry cold days many will close.  And the best part of coming during the off season is that you can ride bicycles any time of day on the boards and pets are welcome after October 1.  

When do the shops and restaurants on the Boardwalk open on weekdays in May? I am planning on being in OC the week before Memorial Day weekend 2017.
Submitted by David B, Hummelstown Pennsylvania on September 12, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 12, 2016

Shops start opening back up seven days a week in mid-March and almost all of them are open everyday by mid-May. Almost everything on the boardwalk will be open that week as it is Cruise Weekend, a huge event for the town.