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Insider since: 2009
June events include a Founders Entertainment Music Festival June 1-2, The Air Show on June 8-9, Beach Raid on June 15-16, and the Dew Tour June 20-23. All of these major events will be bringing crowds to OC in June.
Your children will have a great vacation there. And if the water is too cool for them, take along a small blow up pool and put it up next to your chairs. Fill it with a couple of buckets of ocean water and let them play safely. That water will warm quickly from the warm sand and the sun.
To see if there are any special events when you will be visiting OC, go to www.ococean.com events. Have a wonderful vacation!
Insider since: 2011
I suggest the Francis Scott Key Resort. www.fskresort.com They have an indoor mini-water park perfect for young children and adults too. Since it is indoors, no worries about the weather! Nice rooms with Tempur-pedic beds! Onsite restaurant had great burgers and fries and will accommodate a party. Cute decor in the 50's malt shop theme!
For a fantastic birthday cake just cross the street to The Original Smith Island Cake Co. Delicious and beautifully decorated cakes .https://www.originalsmithislandcakeco.com
Need ice cream to go with the cake? Dumsers makes it fresh daily and sells in larger containers to go http://www.beach-net.com/dumsers/
For balloon's head to Ocean Greenery Florist. They deliver right to your hotel !http://www.oceangreenery.com/
Have a wonderful celebration in OC!!!
If you really want to take a boat across the bay, I only know of one option (other than chartering your own boat), and it does not transport cars. It is also not all that close to Chesapeake, VA and is seasonal (and now closed). You have to take 2 boats. The first runs from the south end of Virginia Route 5 at Point lookout to Smith Island. This is a seasonal service that typically ends during September, so it is likely no longer running. Find out more about this ferry here. Once on Smith Island, you can take another boat to MD Route 413 in Crisfield. These boats run year round. There are a few different options you can find out about here. This site also has information about these trips.
I hope you find a way to get to OC that meets your needs!
Yes, you can park overnight in the inlet parking lot this weekend. However, be aware that it is Corvette Weekend and about 75% of the spaces in the lot will be reserved for that event. Non attendees, including non registered Corvettes, may be using many of the of spots in the remaining 25% of the lot.
The cost to park in the inlet lot at this time of year is as follows:
Less than 30 minutes: Free
31 minutes – 40 minutes: $1.00
41 - 50 minutes: $1.25
51 - 60 minutes $1.50
Additional time is $0.25 for 10 minutes or $.50 per hour.
Note that a lost ticket results in the maximum daily charge of $36.00.
You can get more information here.
There is no fee for parking in the inlet lot after 21 October this year.
Have fun in OC this weekend!
OC Beach Patrol: 410.289.7556
OC Police Department: 410.723.6610
OC Visitors Center at the Convention Center: 410.289.2800
Insider since: 2008
For a list of seasonal rentals, click here.
some streets are known party streets like 28th St and many of the roads attached to it like Lark and Robin Drives. It can get wild. Baywinds and Summerwinds condos come to mind on the 28th ST corrider. I enjoyed living on 94th ST and up north near the Carousel the best as they were quieter.
The most money can be made working as a wait staff at some of the busier restaurants. I made more money in one summer than I made at my first job out of college. I wanted to go back to the beach and work again!
Insider since: 2008
Walk or take a bike ride on the boardwalk. You can ride in the morning and there is a bike rental place right next to your motel. It's just 2.25 miles to the inlet and there are lots of great shops and places to eat along the way. On a nice day some shops will be open.
Visit on of the boardwalk arcades; Marty's Playland is our favorite!
Planet Maze (33rd Street) is has an arcade and fun laser tag games.
Baja Amusements in West OC has some great go cart tracks for all ages.
Play Mini golf. There are locations all over OC. I love the Old Pro courses, especially the ones at 68th Street.
Checkout the Delmarva Discovery Museum.
Go to the Salisbury Zoo - it's free!
Try one of the famous OC treats, Thrasher's Fries, Dumser's ice cream, Fisher's popcorn (my favorite!), Candy Kitchen candy, and may others.
Go Ice Skating at the Carousel.
Go Bowling at Ocean Lanes at 72nd street - they have bumpers they can setup for kids (call ahead to check for lane availability 410.524.7550) note: cash only.
Enjoy several of OC's great restaurants. Be sure to eat one night at a place where you can watch the sunset on the bay.
Visit the Life Saving Museum at the south end of the boardwalk to learn a little more about something you are interested in
Drive down to Assateague to see the ponies. Be sure to stop at the new Visitor's Center.
For even more ideas and discount coupons stop at the Visitor Center at the south end of the Convention Center at 40th Street.
I highly recommend staying at a place with an indoor pool. That way no matter what the weather you can go swimming!
Have a great trip to OC!