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Where can I take my leashed dog in Ocean City? 
Submitted by Renee H, Frederick Maryland on July 17, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 17, 2017

You can take your dog on any public street in OC, to the dog park on 94th St., or any restaurant that allows dogs at their outdoor seating area. 

Your dog is NOT allowed on either the beach or the boardwalk at all from May 1 until October 1. It doesn't matter if  your dog is on a leash, in a stroller, or being carried, you cannot take them on the beach or boardwalk before October 1.  

I am planning to visit Ocean City with my family (seven of us total!) and was wondering where I could find accommodations/events/activities. The catch: We're only there for one night. What are some must-do things on July 18-19. Thanks! 
Submitted by KIngsley O, Rockville Maryland on July 17, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 17, 2017

Begin your search at http://www.ococean.com/accommodations .  There are other websites to help you as well like http://www.choicehotels.com or even http://www.expedia.com .

To find a list of all events in Ocean City, check http://www.ococean.com/events .  Most large events happen on the weekends, and it will be difficult to find a room for one night on weekends.  But there are a lot of FREE events on the beach during the week to enjoy like free movies, concerts, and fireworks.  

I'm coming to Ocean City from Cape May. Is there a ferry I can take? Once docked, is there public transportation to Coastal Highway? Thanks! 
Submitted by Teresa L, Baltimore Maryland on July 17, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 17, 2017

The Cape May-Lewis Ferry runs from the southern end of New Jersey at Cape May to Lewis, Delaware which is about 35 miles from OC. From there you can take Delaware's DART Beach Bus Routes from the Lewis Ferry terminal to the North OC Bus Station at 144th Street. Once in OC you can take a Beach Bus anywhere along Coastal Highway for just $3/day.

Is there a bus that heads to Ocean City from Washington D.C.? 
Submitted by Martha F, Wheaton Maryland on July 17, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 17, 2017

Yes, you can take Greyhound from Washington DC's Greyhound station to OC. You can also catch this bus a little after noon at the New Carrollton Metro Station bus terminal. There is one trip a day to OC that leaves in the late morning and gets in OC around 5pm. You will need to change buses in Salisbury. You will get dropped off at the Bus Station at the West OC Park and Ride lot. From there you can take a shuttle bus ($3) to the South Division Street bus station where you can transfer to a city bus to take you anywhere in OC> Cost is between $45 and $70 depending when you travel and the type of ticket you book.

If you need a more flexible schedule see BayRunner shuttle. They have service from BWI to OC several times a day. You can take the MARK train to get from DC to BWI. Cost is about $107 each way. The trip takes about 3-1/2 hours.

Can you tell me what the rules and regulations are for visitors with dogs in Ocean City?
Submitted by Agustin A. G, Los Angeles California on July 14, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 14, 2017

Hi.  Dogs are NOT allowed on either the beach or the boardwalk between May 1 and October 1, even if they are carried, on a leash, or in a stroller.  No exceptions.  But otherwise, they are allowed on sidewalks and certain outdoor restaurants, and there is a dog park for  your pup on 94th St.  

Is there WiFi service on the Boardwalk?
Submitted by Briana B, Baltimore Maryland on July 14, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 14, 2017

Yes, at Somerset Street there is free WiFi. See this site for more info.

Comcast Xfinity, OC's primary cable company, does offer free WiFi throughout the city for its subscribers. I have used it, 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.

Hi! I lost my black Oakley sunglasses on the Boardwalk last Tuesday morning. Can you tell me who I should check with about seeing if they were turned in somewhere?
Submitted by Michiko K, Connellsville Pennsylvania on July 14, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 14, 2017

Generally such lost-and-found things end up at the Police Station. They store such recovered property at th Public Safety Building at 65th Street. You can call their non-emergency number at 410.723.6611.

If you are still in town, check with the lifeguards in that area to see if anyone turned it into them. You can also call the Beach Patrol HQ at 410.289.7110.

Years ago, I think I remember a Ocean City version of the Monopoly game being sold at small tourist shops in OCMD. If this sounds familiar, do you know if it's still being sold in OC and where I could get one? 
Submitted by MICHAEL M, NEWBLOOMFIELD Pennsylvania on July 13, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 13, 2017

The game you are looking for is called O.C.Opoly.  It is a similar but an unlicensed version of Monopoly which is owned by Hasbro.  I am not sure an official version was ever released.  You can try www ocmonopoly.com to sign up to receive an email when the official game is released. 

Until then, you can try and find an O.C.Opoly game on eBay and  Etsy.  Both sites occasionally have them listed.  I bought mine on eBay - unopened.  Good luck!

Hello, I was wondering if there is a way to travel by plane to Ocean City. Thanks!
Submitted by Patty L, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on July 13, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 13, 2017

You can fly into the Salisbury Airport and take the Bayrunner Shuttle to Ocean City.  I believe US AIr flies into Salisbury daily from Philadelphia. 

I will be staying in OC for the next several weeks. Can you recommend a CVS Store or pharmacy in close proximity to 136 St.?
Submitted by L. M, Severn Maryland on July 13, 2017
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Pittsburgh Pa

Insider since: 2014

Answered: July 13, 2017

There's a CVS located in North Ocean City at 120th st. Even though it is 16 blocks, keep in mind one of the benefits of staying in the north end of the city is the traffic usually gets lighter at the northern side of the resort.