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Hello! I'm trying to get a group rate for a hotel stay from Aug. 10-12.There will be 10 people total. Could you pass along any info you may have on group rates? Thank you!
Submitted by Tuesde H, Tuesde.h@yahoo.com District of Columbia on April 20, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 20, 2018

Hi.  You need to contact the hotel directly and speak with the reservations manager.  We don't have that kind of information.  Some hotels that I would recommend are the Clarion on 101st St, the Courtyard by Marriott on 15th St. , the Princess Royale on 90th St. and the Dunes Manor on 29th St. and the Holiday Inn Oceanfront on 67th.  I tried to give you hotels in all areas of Ocean City.  And check http://www.ococean.com/accommodations.  You can find deals on that site as well. Thank you for your question.

Hi! Are we allowed to ride our bikes on the boardwalk in Ocean City? Thank you!
Submitted by We are coming down for the weekend today April 20, 2018 and leaving Sunday, April 22, 2018 are we allowed to ride our bikes on the boardwalk I am on Ocean City’s R, Millersville Pennsylvania on April 20, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 20, 2018

Absolutely!!  And at any time of day right now. The rules change next month when you can only ride them until 11 a.m. But this weekend will be perfect.  You need to be aware that there will be events on the boardwalk this weekend that may make it difficult or impossible to ride them in the morning.

The MS 5K walk will be happening on April 21 between 9th St. and 27th St.  It starts at 9 a.m.

Boardwalkin' For Pets is also this Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be lots and lots of pets on the boardwalk on leashes and strollers, so please be careful and aware of dogs that may want to meet you and your bike.

Have a great weekend in OC!

Hi! I see the bus picks up at the convention center for Sunfest every 20 minutes and takes you to the inlet. Could we also get on any bus along the highway and have it take us to the inlet during Sunfest? Thank you!
Submitted by Melissa S, Millersville Pennsylvania on April 20, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 20, 2018

There is a shuttle bus that picks up at the Convention Center and takes you to the inlet during Sunfest (September 20-23 ), or you can get the regular beach bus and ride down to the area of the inlet.  The shuttle is non stop. The regular bus stops where there are people waiting to get on.  Either one costs $3 for a ride all day pass. 

Hello! Is there an Ocean City, MD guide for visitors? Thanks!
Submitted by Craig V, Annapolis Maryland on April 17, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 17, 2018

You can find the OCOcean Vacation Guide here. You can request a copy be mailed to you by going here.

There are a few other really good sources of OC info out there that you can request or view online. They include:

Sunny Day Guide - Request Hard copy (fee) or View the latest Guide online (free)

Visitors Guide to View Online

If you are in town , you can also get all kinds of information from the Visitor Center at the south end of Convention Center at 40th Street.

Of course, OCOcean.com is a great resource with tons of great info about OC.

Hello, What is the easiest way to get from Washington, DC to OCMD?
Submitted by Thomas Y, Washington District of Columbia on April 17, 2018
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 17, 2018

From Washington DC all you need is Rt 50.   Simple as "Easy Peezie"!

Hi!! Looking for list of vendors for Springfest 2018! Thanks for your help.
Submitted by Jan M, Upper marlboro Maryland on April 16, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 16, 2018

You can request from Ocean City Parks and Rec after the event - request a SpringFest Guide.  You can call them at 410-250-0125.

I am looking for a two bedroom hotel. Could you send any recommendations you may have? Thank you!
Submitted by Kelly V, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on April 16, 2018
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 16, 2018

The Hilton and the Clarion Resort offer 2 bedroom rooms that I'm aware of. Another option is a condo unit which can be multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Try Coldwell Banker if that is an option.

How can I get info/literature sent to my address about setting up a vacation get away for my family? Thanks and have a great day! 
Submitted by Craig V, Annapolis Maryland on April 16, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 16, 2018

We cannot send you a guide directly, but I can point you to where you can get some guides.

You can find the OCOcean Vacation Guide here. You can request a copy be mailed to you by going here.

There are a few other really good sources of OC info out there that you can request or view online. They include:

Sunny Day Guide - Request Hard copy (fee) or View the latest Guide online (free)

Visitors Guide to View Online

If you are in town , you can also get all kinds of information from the Visitor Center at the south end of Convention Center at 40th Street.

Of course, OCOcean.com is a great resource with tons of great info about OC.

Can you recommend accommodations for new graduates?
Submitted by Melissa A, Flintstone Maryland on April 13, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 13, 2018

I assume you are looking for Senior Week, not seasonal housing. For seasonal housing, look here.

The OC Chamber of Commerce has a nice list of Senior Week apartment, condo, hotel, and motel rentals. You can access it here.

There are owners who will rent to seniors, but most of them work through rental agencies. If you want a house or apartment, checkout these two sites. I have no experience with any of these places so I can't tell you anything about them:

Various Condos: http://www.century21newhorizon.com/ocean-city-senior-week.htm

Peaceful bay Apts (on St Louis Street): http://peacefulbay.tripod.com/junegrads.html

If you want a hotel/hotel, here are some motels will rent to people under 21:

Sahara, 19th Street on the boardwalk with ocean block buildings too. Outdoor pool. A basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities. http://www.saharamotel.com/

Beachmark, 73rd Street, outdoor pool, ocean block. A basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities. http://www.beachmarkmotel.com/

These are all good, basic places that I routinely recommend.

You need to ask about check-in and check-out times, property-specific regulations, security deposit requirements, who can sign the rental agreement (do you need someone over 18, 21, 25 to sign the lease). You also need to be aware that many properties have strictly enforced eviction notices in their agreements for violations of noise, alcohol, and other ordinances.

Also, be sure to checkout "Play Is Safe Ocean City" for Sr. week tips, activities, and discounts including reduced fare bus rides.

Hi! How do I pay for parking at the inlet if I don't have a smartphone? I would appreciate any insight. Thanks!
Submitted by IJoseph DeBalski D, Snow Hill Maryland on April 12, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 12, 2018

There are pay stations (pictured above) that allow you to enter your license plate to pay by the plate. You can find out more about the new pay by the plate system being used for parking at the inlet parking lot and elsewhere in OC by looking here.