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We will be vacationing in OC from Pougkeepsie NY and staying at the Golden Sands on 109th st. What is the best route to travel after crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge?
Submitted by Terry M, Poughkeepsie New York on August 4, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 4, 2014

I have often taken this Route when I traveled to OCMD from Connecticut. It take just over 2 hours to go from the bridge to OC. Here is how I recommend going:

After crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge, take Route 13 South (also labelled as Route 40 West). The exit is about 4 or 5 miles after crossing the bridge.

Continue on Route 13 for about 5 miles to Delaware Route 1 South. Take Route 1 South (It is a toll road) about 55 miles to Milford, DE where you get on Route 113 South.

Take 113 South about 40 miles to Route 90 East (this is about 3 miles after crossing into Maryland).

Take Route 90 about 8 miles to Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Turn right at the light at the end of Route 90 onto Coastal Highway. Take it about 2.5 miles to the Golden Sands which will be on your right.

Have a great trip to OC!

I will be staying at the Burgundy Ann August 8th. Can you suggest night life locations for the 21+ crowd in the area?
Submitted by Connie E, Phila Pennsylvania on August 1, 2014
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 1, 2014

Hi Connie, I have stayed at the Burgundy Inn before and the rooms are spacious and clean. You will love staying there. As for nightlife the closest is Pickles Pub on 8th street which is the same side as the Burgundy Inn. Also, you can check out the Purple Moose up on the boardwalk as well as De Lazy Lizard down a little further on 1st and Bay. For more information visit www.ococean.com and click on Nightlife.

We will be staying at portofino in north ocean city. Does oc transit (or any bus service) service that area? I've attempted to search with no success
Submitted by jennifer l, archbald Pennsylvania on August 1, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 1, 2014

The Portofino Community is on a peninsula in North OC. It is probably the worst place to stay in OC if you want access to public transportation, since it is a fair distance from Coastal Highway where the buses run. You can only get to it  from Route 54 in Delaware. The nearest public transportation is the North OC Bus Station (shown below) at Coastal Highway and 144th Street. This is about a 1 mile walk from Portofino. You can also drive there, park on a side street in the area (there seems to be plenty of street parking in this area) and then take a bus to almost anywhere else in OC for just $3 to ride all day.

You can get more info on OC's bus system here.

You can get a taxi from this area. Here are a few of cab companies with links and phone numbers:

Coastal Cab - 443.912.2222

Beach Taxi - 410.289.8249

OC Yellow Taxi - 443.523.0800

Century Taxi & Limo - 410.524.8888

Ocean City Taxi - 443.373.1319

What is the best way to get to Ocean City from Staten Island? Take the NJ Turnpike and drive straight through or Garden State parkway and take ferry in Cape May? Thanks!
Submitted by Jessica V, Staten Island New York on July 31, 2014
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Bayville, NJ

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Answered: July 31, 2014

Hi Jessica, My suggestion would be taking the Garden State Parkway to the Cape May Lewes Ferry. It is 80 minutes across and it is a very relaxing ride. I have been taking the ferry for many years and that's how we usually go. I have taken the other way which is Route 295 to the NJ turnpike and cross on the Delaware Memorial Bridge to Route 1. It is a bit longer than taking the Garden State Parkway.

I have a 6x10 enclosed trailer to haul my Harley. Looking for a place to park. Staying at Sea Watch on coastal highway. Coming August 9.
Submitted by Brian Y, Steubenville Ohio on July 31, 2014
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: August 1, 2014

I suggest you call the OC PD to check before you park on the street. If that is not an option you can park at Van's Marine on Race Track Rd. in West O. They only charge $15 per week for trailer parking. We use them when we need a spot for out boat trailer. Here is the contact info.

Van's Marine Service (410) 641-5204 

Is there a schedule of times and stops for the bus that goes up and down the coastal highway? If so where can I access this information?
Submitted by Amanda P, CHEEKTOWAGA New York on July 31, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 31, 2014

The bus stops are about every two to three blocks along Coastal Highway from South Division Street (2 blocks from the south end of town) to the 144th Street Station (2 blocks from the MD/DE line), on both the North and South bound sides. You can see the bus stop map here.

During the summer, the bus runs every 10 minutes from 6am to 3am and every 20 minutes from 3am to 6am. You can see the full year round schedule and get lots more info here.

You can ride the bus for $3 all day (days start and end at 6am).

Which summer month is the best for vacation in ocean?
Submitted by Jim W, Millersburg Pennsylvania on July 31, 2014
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North Ocean City

Insider since: 2014

Answered: August 1, 2014

Hi Jim,

tough question!

i would have to say July because i like the weather best but September is right up there too for several reasons....weather is still really nice, the water is still warm, and i enjoy the weekend events that go on like Sunfest. Each month really has so much to offer, you just can't go wrong with any :) 

We are heading to OC next week. Where can I pick up a visitors guide when I get there?
Submitted by Chris H, Greensboro North Carolina on July 31, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 31, 2014

You can pick them up all over town. Two great places to go are the Visitor's Center at the south end of the Convention Center at 40th Street (shown below) or the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, just east of Heron Creek on Route 50, about 2 miles outside of OC. Both of these places have all kinds of similar info. You can also download a Vistor's Guide here.

Are there any electric car charging station or hotels with car chargers?
Submitted by Rich E, Bedford Pennsylvania on July 31, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 31, 2014

Unfortunately I have not seen any Level-2 or above electric car chargers in OC. Some hotels have standard outlets (including the Princess Royale) in their garages (Level 1 chargers). Most hotels in OC do not have garages, so few will have this option.

Hi, I'm looking for swimming lessons for my 5 year old around 142nd street, would you have any recommendations?
Submitted by Lorene H, New York New York on July 29, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 29, 2014

Lorene,

Contact Coach Lori at Ocean City Aquatics.  410-520-0098 or check them out online at www.oceancityaquatics.com