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Here's a couple websites to try:
Not sure where you are working, but a lot of times the businesses will have a listing of housing as well (for example Candy Kitchen, Carousel, Jolly Rogers, etc.) so check with them as well.
Have a great time working in OC.
Insider since: 2008
Here is a pic ofÂ Maridel cottages on 42nd St:Â http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1396/1088592462_798969eefd.jpg
Insider since: 2010
Â Many restuarants even on the boardwalk are open year round.Â Shops on the boardwalk remain open, though they tend to close down early in October.
Insider since: 2009
Right adjacent to the boardwalk tram station is the Dunes Motel. This is also an oceanfront hotel, but some of the rooms face the pool in the back. It is older, but clean, and well maintained, and the poolside rooms were renovated last year.Â Their prices will be a little less than the hotels.Â Further up on 29th St. is the Rodeway Oceanfront Hotel. There are two hotels at this location, but the one you want is the oceanfront hotel. It too is well maintained and reasonably priced with a pool and close to restaurants and the tram. At the very farthest end of Ocean City is the EconoLodge Oceanblock on 145th St.Â This hotel is directly on Coastal Highway, but on the same side of the street as the beach and only one block to the sand and sea. Even though it is at the farthest northern end of OC, there is lots to explore and many great restaurants there too. Try Nicks on 144th StÂ for some of the best ribs anywhere. Those are three of my personal favsÂ that are the most reasonably priced.
If you can talk your family into joining you, perhaps a condo would be better. More room and overall more economical.Â The advantages of a condo over a hotel are that you obviously have more room, can all stay in one place, and don't have to eat every meal out or worry about being out of the room while the maid cleans. Of course, while condo's in OC pretty much all come completely furnished, you will need to bring your own bedding and towels. But most come with a washer and dryer in the unit so you can just take a couple of towels and just wash them as needed. No need to take a houseful of stuff. Two real estate offices I've used in the past and reccommend are Holiday Real Estate on 77th St.Â (www.holidayoc.com) and Coldwell Banker (www.cbvacations.com).Â They have numerous locations in OC, but it doesn't matter which one you choose.Â The condo rentals are set up by area ( downtown, midtown, and north OC) and by oceanfront, oceanblock, oceanside, and bayfront. Oceanfront is just that, a unit directly facing the ocean. Oceanside generally means you have a view of the ocean, but not a direct view. Oceanblock means that the unit is a block or two back and could be on the highway.Â Bayfront means it's on the bay side of Coastal Highway and you would have to cross the highway to get to the ocean. We have rented from Diamond Beach, Sungate, Jamaican Sun, and the Carousel.Â All were good buildings and had nice units.
Whatever you choose, I think you will enjoy your time in OC.
Yes, many of the businesses are open on weekends, and many all week.Â We were down in March and April and a large portion of the boardwalk shops were open.Â So you will have no problem.
Wow, 16 years old, here are a few places to take the birthday child:
Â Â Â *Â Â FishTales (beautiful views of the bay, and fantastic food!)
Â Â Â *Â Â Jolly Rogers Speed Track (go-karts, need I say more?)
Â Â Â *Â Â Boardwalk ArcadesÂ
Â Â Â *Â Â Carousel Ice Skating
Â Â Â Â *Â NorthSide Park - fishing/crabbing
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Stop at the bait and tackle shop next to Green Turtle -
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â great people andÂ excellent advice.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Please visit the Town's website, http://oceancitymd.gov/ada.html, as it provides great information.Â I did not see an answer to your question concerning mobility scooters (although I have seen them on the boardwalk in year's past), recommend contacting the Town directly.
Hope you have a wonderful time.
Insider since: 2009
Insider since: 2009
Ocean City Park & RideÂ Â Â Â 410-723-1606
They do allow free 90 minute parking for those using the handicapped spots, however anything beyond 90 minutes you will have to pay.
I did email the group who takes care of the car cruise weekends and as soon as I hear back from them, I'll post up their response.