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If your family is expecting rides and all of the boardwalk activities to be open, then no.
If your family is expecting to be able to lay on the beach, then no.
But if you're just looking for someplace different to go, to experience NEW things that you've never experienced in OC before, thenYES!
The last week of March is Easter week and the town will be fairly busy then. There is a craft show at the Convention Center Friday and Saturday the 29th and 30th, plus a Kids Fun Fair there at the same time. Or you can take a ride to nearby Berlin for their Spring Celebration on Saturday the 30th from 10 -5. If you've never been to Berlin, it's a lovely little town with lots of small town charm and all sorts of shops and bistros to explore.
On the weekends in Ocean City, you'll find a lot of the shops open on the boardwalk and even places like Thrasher's Fries and Fisher's Popcorn (weather permitting). You could bring along a kite (or buy a new one) and fly kites on the beach.
The Life Saving Station Museum should be open on the lower end of the boardwalk too. Plus if you have small children, Trimper's indoor rides will be open, and if the weather is good, Marty's Playland may be open as well.
There are two indoor mini golf courses to play, one is on 68th St. and the other on 136th St.
You can go ice skating indoors at the Carousel Hotel on 118th St. They have skates available to rent in all sizes.
Take a ride and visit Assateaque Island. You might see some of the wild ponies that live there, and there is a very nice visitor center on the right as you head into the park that has hands on exhibits for the kids.
There are movie theaters in OC, and even a bowling alley.
And there is also a free zoo in nearby Salisbury.
There are always things to do and see in OC.
Aside from that, you could contact any of the marina's or fishing centers directly and speak with the managers there.
Bahia Marina www.bahiamarina.com
Tangier Island Cruises www.tangierislandcruises.com
Talbot Street Pier www.talbotstreetpier.com
You can also print off coupons online from the Sunny Day Guide
Or you can pick up coupons at the Visitor Center at the Convention Center on 40th St. when you get to town.
Or go to www.oceancity.com/save for discounts.
Another great way to save is to book through www.ocisfree.com . You'll get discounts and freebies on all kinds of things that you choose. You receive them when you check in.
Have a great time in OC.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, there are beach wheelchairs available every few blocks. The lifeguards provide access to the chairs on a first-come-first-serve basis, but chairs are generally available. Chairs from beach locations must be used within one block (one north and south) of where the chair is assigned and kept. They are available at the inlet beach and at the beach crossing at the heads of the following streets: Somerset, Talbot, North Division, 12th, 25th, 35th, 37th, 40th, 48th, 59th, 70th, 81st, 89th, 94th, 107th, 120th, 130th, 139th, 145th. You can get more information here.
If you want to be more certain of getting a chair, they are also
available at the Ocean City Police Department
at 65th Street, bayside. You can reserve them for one or more days of use.
Call 410.723.6610 for more information. Beach wheelchairs are also
available from the Ocean City Visitors Center
in the Convention Center on 40th St. for one to three
days of use by advance reservation. Call 410.289.2800 for more
information. I believe chairs from either of these sources are available year round.
Be aware that these beach wheelchairs are large and do not fold up. They require a fairly large vehicle to transport (check with the people you talk to to see if it will fit in your vehicle).
If you want to rent a chair, and need pickup and delivery, try PMI rental. They may rent beach wheelchairs and they do deliver. You an reach them at 800.320.7469.
There are two places that have allowed RVs to park on their private property that I know of. Since it is Private Property sleeping there should be fine. They are:
The First Presbyterian Church at 13th Street has parking. Call them at 410.289.9340 for reservations and fees.
The Kitchen, a restaurant on Wicomico Street in downtown Ocean City used to have parking and may still. A fee is charged. This is just a couple of blocks from the inlet parking lot. Call 410.289.2244 for more information. They may not be open at this time of year.
Good luck on your search.
Many people I know have used either Craigslist or similar to find jobs and housing. Some other possible sources of connections to both jobs and properties:
(1) Work with the Chamber of Commerce - They have job listings and are holding a large Job Fair at the end of March - Find out more about it here.
(2) Connect with the International Student Center - They help lots of international students find jobs and housing in OC and likely can help you too. You can reach them at 410.289.0350.
(3) Watch the classified sections of Maryland Coast Dispatch and Ocean City Today. Both of these have jobs and seasonal hosing listings.
Good Luck in your search!
Go bowling at 72nd Street Ocean Lanes. Call ahead to check for lane availability (410.524.7550) and be ware they take cash only.
Play indoor mini golf at one of the two Old Pro Indoor Courses
Play Laser Tag at Planet Maze.
Go shopping at the shops in nearby Berlin
If it is a warm day, checkout some WWII history at Fort Miles in Lewis, DE.
Go Ice Skating or see an ice skating show at the Carousel.
Go to the Salisbury Zoo - It is about 30 miles away. It is a nice community zoo, and it is free!
Get some crabs from Crabs-to-Go or Bahama Mamas to feel a bit more like summer. Both of these places have excellent crabs year round.
If the weather is nice about 30% of the Boardwalk shops will be open. Boardwalk favorites Thrasher's Fries, Dumser's ice cream, Fisher's popcorn (my favorite!), Candy Kitchen , and Marty's Playland are almost always open on the weekends.
Many restaurants are open year round, but some only on weekends. If you go to the Visitor's Center at the Convention Center, they usually have a list of what restaurants are open when for the off season. Most restaurants in large hotels art open year round
It is always nice to stay at a place with an indoor pool - it can be great to get a chance to swim in the winter. Dunes Manor has an indoor/outdoor pool that my kids swam in last Christmas when there was snow on the outside deck area!
You can find plenty to do any time of year in OC!